La Trattoria

4.3
240 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 240 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasonS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THE FOOD WAS TO A VERY HIGH STANDARD WITH THE OPEN WINDOWS S BONUS ON A HUMID NIGHT. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND WE FELF LUCKY TO OF BOOKED A TABLE AFTER WATCHING THE CONSTANT NUMBER OF PEOPLE TURNED AWAY

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NewmanJ
Essex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We booked online the restaurant was very busy, we felt very rushed only in there for 45 minutes bit of a conveyer belt experience I am afraid.

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Leanne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience had by all. The only disappointment was not being able to book again for the week. It was so lovely x

GC
GillC
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. Food was excellent and the service spot on. Didn’t rush you to get the table back.

IW
IanW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff, good food for the price, very tasty chicken and good prawns

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Noname
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The main restaurant isn’t yet open and we ate in cafe tratt

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant. Friendly quick service. We had a mix of steak, fish and pasta dishes. Everyone loved their food. Only thing that let it down was too much vinaigrette on the salads..would have been good as a side to add.

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SueN
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service. Friendly staff and would recommend

JL
JulieL
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent
We always enjoy our visits to this Italian restaurant. Highly recommended but don’t forget to book

AW
AnnaW
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time we’ve managed to get into la trattoria as it’s always fully booked. Great service with friendly waiters and waitresses. Did was lovely and great atmosphere.

C
Cmaacton
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so tasty hot and came freshly cooked , service lovely and friendly

JS
JanetS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We prebooked due to holiday and restaurant full all evening, staff very busy. Food was good as usual. Loved the Toffee Panettone.

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IanP
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service was excellent, my only complaint was that the main restaurant was closed and we ate in the adjoining area, nothing to say it was the same place, we nearly walked away when saw the closed sign and it was only when we asked the waiter outside that he advised it was the same place, other than that would definitely recommend

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SueD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food good service but overpriced desserts £7

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CherylH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice meal. Will visit again when we are in Sway

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Merryvist
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were welcomed and shown to are table. The service was excellent as was the food.There was a happy atmosphere.

KS
KevinS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated immediately and a waiter took our order within 10 minutes. We shared garlic cheese bread which was delicious, I had lasagne which was the best I have ever tasted and my husband had carbonara. We shared a tiramisu which was gorgeous, would definitely come here again

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing was very good .The food was great and the garlic bread was to die for.

GP
GwynP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre Covid-19 we regularly ate here. This is the first time being back for over 18 months. The food is still very good. Very popular place so booking is essential. Some of the staff which we got to know have sadly left but remaining staff are still very nice. It is a smaller menu than before but we’ve found that in most restaurants we visit but not a problem. Well worth a visit.

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HowardP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and value for money. Lots of choice for adults and children. Highly recommended.

AC
AlanC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although I was on my own I felt part of the what was going on, especially as I was seated at a slightly higher level than the main restaurant.

TM
ToniM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Food tasted microwaved, and poor quality.I hade the king prawns for starters that was like rubber. Was very disappointed. Was over priced for the quality of food.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

HK
HilaryK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly efficient service and great food as always.
Never disappoints.

AM
vipAM60London
London
33 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly service. The food was amazing. Pizzas were very traditional. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their food.

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snazzy
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have ben going to the Tratt for many years and have always found the food and service excellent and as with Italian restaurants the atmosphere is warm and friendly. We consider ourselves to be one of the family, and children are always made welcome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and friendly staff. Felt a little rushed but understood their circumstances when explained they were still a little understaffed. Good value for money.

DG
DavidG
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely food, great service, pleasant staff.
We thought we’d made a dinner booking for the restaurant, but a sign on the door directed us next door to the Bistro Tratt,& not the restaurant (probably due to Covid regs 🤷🏼‍♀️). The door was propped open and we were pretty much sat in a wind tunnel - we all ended putting our coats on half way through our food.do it wasn’t the most pleasant of settings.

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Infrontcat
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was lovely to Swanage after missing our holiday last year and this was just the ticket on our first night back. The staff are always friendly and amenable, and as usual the food was lovely, topped off with a lovely Limoncella 😜

Needless to say we will be back again 👍

PB
PipB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, good service and food was excellent. Would recommend.

LP
LorraineP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food in lovely surroundings. Went twice and had pizza and lasagne and both were delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly service, very attentive, good food and atmosphere.

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Molecule
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

The food is nice there, that's why we come back for more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed dining, with service excellent, attentive and quick

SB
SueB
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant and food staff were friendly and efficient xxx lovely stay to our holiday xxx

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jenniferb
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Trattoria is a great place to eat, with lovely food and brilliant service , as always

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I was undecided about posting negative feedback because I realise all restaurants are struggling with the consequences of the pandemic. But our visit was so disappointing I think some objective criticism is in order.
There was little in the way of welcome on arrival.In fact, our polite request for a better table was met with sarcasm from the manager.
The service from one or two of the staff was ok but from others it was appalling. In one case our food was placed on our table not only without a word being spoken but the waiter did not even make eye contact with us before she walked away. The food was indifferent and overpriced for what it was.
We left with the feeling that it was just a place for making money and the quality of the experience for customers was of little importance to them.

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rowanf
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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MiriamR
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much - I had the sea bass which was delicious and my husband went for the pasta and he said it was very good. I had chips with mine - really lovely and just the right amount. The waitress was very helpful and called a taxi for us at the end of the evening. We would recommend La Trattoria to anyone.

FAQs

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

La Trattoria is rated 4.3 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.