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La Trattoria, Swanage, Dorset

La Trattoria

4.5
4.5
501 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian

La Trattoria is a family run Italian restaurant specialising in seafood. Gerry and Louise Forte opened La Trattoria in 1970 and since then, it has been run by the family.

During the current Coronavirus outbreak there are restrictions in place, please read them on our website and make yourself aware of them.

Despite the current situation, we are now open again and hope to welcome you soon.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European

  • Phone number

    01929 423784

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Swanage

  • Cross Street

    The Ship Inn

  • Parking Details

    Opposite is possibleUp Park RoadMany car parks within walking distance

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Dorset

    Child Friendly

  • Dorset

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dorset

    Most Booked

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  1. RS

    RichardS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great evening. We were a party of 8. Lovely food, friendly service and good wine. Well worth a visit.

  2. MT

    MaggieT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food, lovely service from staff just a bit expensive and gets loud by 19.30.

  3. T

    Tulip

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food and service. Another lovely visit, thank you

  4. LC

    LisaC

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service, atmosphere and friendliness of staff as excellent as always. One of our favourite places to eat and never disappoints!

  5. RH

    RuthH

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and great service!

  6. JH

    JiHi

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great little Italian in Swanage. Food good and service was attentive. Only downer was being served the the more informal Bistro instead of the restaurant due to staffing issues, like most places at mo.

  7. TB

    TonyB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat food was excellent. Staff all very good and very well run by manager in charge. All good must try for us best place to eat in Swanage

  8. AM

    AndrewM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We are local but have only used restaurant a couple of times before. Good food and friendly staff. Would cetainly return.

  9. TR

    TerenceR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There have been mixed reviews here, we found it friendly, with lovely food that came out promptly and tasted wonderful. Would recommend if in Swanage

  10. TS

    TonyS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Second time this week we have eaten here. Great food and service

  11. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Nice friendly Italian restaurant. All ok but not outstanding.

  12. CR

    CarlR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is are third visit to swanage and La Trattoria and must say the service and food was first class again. They made us feel very welcome and highly recommended we will be back again soon thank you. Regards Carl.

  13. LP

    LindaP

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Well presented and tasty Italian dishes; good service

  14. AJ

    AlanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great, the staff were great, and the restaurant is great!

  15. I

    Infrontcat

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was utterly delicious and so full of flavour. It is no exaggeration to say we both enjoyed every single mouthful! The wine was lovely, the staff were fantastic as ever and we look forward to the next time we visit.

  16. JT

    JohnT

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked this restaurant for the second time and was not disappointed. Very friendly and welcoming. Food was excellent and shall be booking again.

  17. MS

    MikeS

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is the third time we've eaten here over the last few months. Always a nice atmosphere, good quality food at a reasonable price, and welcoming members of the team. This is a very popular Italian restaurant in Swanage, so a reservation is highly recommended.

  18. RB

    RichardB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with great service and a really nice atmosphere. One of the best pizzas I have ever had!

  19. CD

    CliffD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    A very nice place lovely staff, only one thing which could have been better, my plate should have hotter to keep my pizza hot until l finished my meal.

  20. W

    Woolly

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I have visited many times, and all have been good, this visit was no exeption, although they were clearly short of staff.

  21. MH

    MargaretH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although the restaurant was very busy we were able to sit at our table 15mins before our booking time and within a few minutes an order for drinks was taken and our food order, a few minutes later the meals were excellent and will certainly visit the restaurant next time we are in Swanage

  22. MR

    MaureenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Good quick service. Nice table position. Pleasant, helpful staff. Price reasonable.

  23. J

    Jebby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were told about this restaurant by our hotel. We agree totally with the recommendation.When we arrived we were greeted pleasantly at the door. Excellent menu , efficient service throughout. Fabulous food, well cooked and presented Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant Obviously a family business ran by people who know about good service, good food and customer experience

  24. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. It was a lovely evening.

  25. F

    Fran

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The food was very mediocre . Definitely below expectations

  26. DP

    DavidP

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and lovely pasta. The scallops were also excellent.

  27. SK

    SueK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great find. The food was delicious and the staff very welcoming. I would definitely return. Best to book.

  28. PS

    PhilipS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The wife and I always go three times in a week holiday at your restaurant and we go to Swanage three times a year.

  29. C

    Cbjubilee

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Best restaurant we tried in Swanage while staying for a couple of days. Excellent friendly service and well cooked and presented food

  30. MH

    MikeH

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    As good as we expected from eating here in the past.

  31. MC

    MattC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great selection, really good service and excellent food. What is not to like

  32. MB

    MikeB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant!!! Lovely food. Only slight problem was that the desserts we chose were not up to the standard of the rest of the meal.

  33. D

    Davedub

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great. Theooughly impressed by the decor, ambience and service. Awesome Italian in swanage.

  34. G

    Gillasgirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening! Staff friendly, welcoming and professional. Very prompt service. Food delicious, plentiful and well presented. Will definitely return when in town again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere for a catch with friendly staff and excellent food!! Thank you so much for fitting us in last minute. Fabulous food and service

  36. VW

    ValerieW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food bit pricey lovely atmosphere. Could do with longer opening hours.....

  37. AP

    AvrilP

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Average pasta - nothing special, efficient service.

  38. RP

    RitaP

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    very good food and very friendly service ambience is also good.

  39. KT

    KerryT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, excellent customer service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

  40. AH

    AnneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Welcoming, friendly reception, attentive service and excellent food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01929 423784.

La Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Google Map for La Trattoria

10-12 High Street Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    The Ship Inn

  • Area

    Swanage

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Opposite is possibleUp Park RoadMany car parks within walking distance

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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