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La Vecchia - Reno
La Vecchia - Reno

La Vecchia - Reno Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavecchiareno.com/
  • Phone: (775) 825-1113
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:00pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Alberto Gazzola
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: 15 to 300, sit down, buffet or small bites. Full bar, wine, beer service.
  • Private Party Facilities: AV ready room for up to 25 guests. Separate main dining room accommodate 80 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Alberto Gazzola (775) 825-1113
  • Entertainment: Patio Dining from May - September.
    BYOB with no corkage fee all day Tuesday.
    We hold quarterly special events like wine dinners, cocktail events and more. Go to www.lavechhiareno.com for more info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cashill
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lots, plenty of parking.
A word from La Vecchia - Reno
The philosophy behind La Vecchia is to create a casual but refined ambiance, in which we prepare and serve authentic/progressive Northern Italian fare at reasonable prices. We have a fantastic seasonal patio dining overlooking Reno. No-corkage Tuesday’s BYOB. Live music most Sundays. Our chef and his staff want diners to feel comfortable and welcome. Our pasta is made in house and so are our ravioli, we feature thin crusted, handcrafted wood-fired pizza. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and support sustainable agriculture through our purchases. Our menu comprise the freshest local and California organic ingredients, and change seasonally. A local neighborhood restaurant for 23 years and a great gathering spot with beer on tap and expertly crafted cocktails.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was a special occasion we went for my birthday they put us in a corner it was dark I could not see my food the lights were dim but I do like to see what I'm eating also it was very cold my kids were complaining about the place being cold."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "I researched Italian restaurants in Reno looking for the best. It looked like this would be a great choice based on the reviews. The service and food was just average. The ambiance was not elegant or romantic. It was more of a nice strip mall cafe with decent fare. I will be going back to Romanze for my next visit where you feel like you're in an upscale Italian restaurant and are treated to fantastic food with great service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "La Vecchia was a true find. It is located in a small strip mall high on a hill in a residential neighborhood in SW Reno. Every food item that we tried was great. Although I don't get to Reno often, I'm adding this to my list of places to visit again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "perfect view for any occasion--the chef has a handle of presenting Italian dinning in the RENO/SPARKS community 5 STARS"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Good place for conversation with good food, excellent service, great view, and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I was in Reno with a friend who wanted to have a great dining experience. I suggested Vecchia. When the waiter listed the evening specials, my friend wanted all of them. He had soup and the special Duck/Rissotto; I had the baby spinach salad and the pumpkin raviolli with sage, and sausage ragout (my go-to dish). We both cleaned our plates with no room for dessert. The food was excellent. The meal was fairly priced and we enjoyed the view from the outside table. Thanks, Vecchia."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Tried an appetizer and a salad off the menu and followed with special ravioli and duck breast with risotto. Food was well prepared and arrived on a timely basis for the most part. Service was hit and miss but friendly."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "but...they could not find my confirmed Open Table reservation. They were able to find us a table, but not one by the window as I had requested. The food was great (four of us ordered different entrees and the four of us were happy with our choices), the waiter timed everything perfectly and it was a very nice evening with friends. Great menu, comprehensive wine list."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We are from the San Francisco area but were staying the night in Reno. We are so glad we checked Open Table to find this restaurant. It pays to go early, 5:00 to 6:00, as by 7:00 it is packed and does get a bit noisy but it is well worth it. They prepare practically all of their food in house, including the gelato which was excellent. They also have a number of unusual dishes like a salad which consists of a head of lettuce cut in half, turned upside down, broiled with oil, and topped with cheese. It was so good. I had salmon which they said was shipped in that morning from Bodega Bay (our San Francisco area region). It was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The service also was superb."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "My two friends and I booked La Vecchia as part of our trip to enjoy Hot August Nights, and were pleased with our decision. The reception and service was outstanding, and the food, while not quite excellent in all respects, was quite good. If I return to Reno next year, I would be happy to dine here again."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "To find a view like this where you can watch the city come alive with light and glow usually means great view okay food but not at La Vecchia. Chef Alberto clearly loves to cook and has the chops to pull off almost any dish (and the chops are delicious too). Our dinner was creative and expertly cooked from the appetizer to our dessert (lavender gelato). Chef Alberto has the best pizza in Reno. His risotto is perfect you cry when the last bit is on your fork. They raise their own vegetables nearby and will give you a tour where do you find a gem like this – the top of Skyline."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a great lunch at LaVecchia. The food was delicious, particularly the mushroom ravioli. Our server, Julio, took excellent care of us, and gave us most excellent advice on ordering dessert - the Panna Cotta is on the menu all the time, the most excellent chocolate hazelnut gelato is not. The gelato was to die for! Great view of downtown Reno, too. We're looking forward to going back again soon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was our 4th time to this restaurant. Food is always excellent & service very attentive. Views of the city (Reno) are terrific from the patio, eat outside if u can. We made our reservation through Open Table (as we usually do). Because it was our 33rd anniversary, which I mentioned in the "special request box", I requested a table inside by the window. We were disappointed. We sat in the middle of the restaurant and no one even acknowledged our anniversary!!! That said, we will return but being it was such a special occasion a little acknowledgement would have gone along way. My husband wondered if we had made our reservation with a phone call if things would have been different."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dinner was great. The duck was perfectly done and the service super."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is always excellent. Had the salmon, typically don't care much for salmon. La Vecchia's version has made a convert of me! Only criticism: noisy"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "La Vecchia is one of my favorite restaurants in Reno. The food and service is always outstanding. I have never been disappointed. Everything from the wine list to dessert is excellent."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We didn't order off the menu, but the specials were some of the best food we have ever had and the service was impeccable. When in the area,it is now a go-to place."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Firstly I must say I love this place the food and service is always great. Last weekend we had a special event a 75 th b day party just a group of five ...the food was good as usual ..but the service was extremely slow and the wait person lethargic and not connected with the group at all. very unusual for la Vecchia."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This time the food was not quite as good as the last few times. I order the ravioli - it was over done, stuck together and the presentation was not very appetizing. However, the eggplant appetizer was very good and the chicken dishes that my husband and mom ordered were very good. Celebrated moms 83 birthday and they didn't even bring a tiny dessert, VERY DISAPPOINTED. Have been several times since moving to Reno last year but because they didn't make my moms birthday special (and they knew it was a birthday dinner) we will probably not return. Great restaurant for all ages and the patio views are very pretty."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a nice evening, the food was good and atmosphere pleasant."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was in Reno for a quick 1 night stay while racing the California Enduro Series mountain bike race on Peavine Mountain. We were looking for something away from all the smelly casinos. Well, did we get lucky!! La Vecchia is about as far away as you can get from the downtown scene yet it is a short, scenic drive up the hill on Skyline Drive. We were lucky enough to get a table out on the patio, and we had one of the best views in the city. So this is all just window dressing for the real thing: the food and the service. Our server Cory was great; seriously passionate about the offerings on the menu and just a lot of fun to talk with. I went with his recommendation of one of the night's Chef's specials which was great. Overall - excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We returned to La Vecchia for another great dinner with friends. There was a table open out on the patio and the weather was perfect. The couple we had dinner with are from Italy and they really enjoyed the food and wine. We look forward to returning again!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was average. Service very good. View was. Nice but recommend getting RSVP for a window seat."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "After 30 years in NY, it's hard to impress me with Italian food west of the Verazzano bridge. But LaVecchia did just that. Food was fabulous, views were amazing. Had a new waiter named Peter who did a wonderful job. I was surprised every table wasn't full on a Saturday night. Maybe Reno doesn't know about this place."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I have trouble deciding what to eat at La Vecchia. All the dishes on the menu sound delicious, as well as the specials."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our daughter's graduation from UNR. It was such a wonderful evening. The food was delicious, the service fantastic. Thanks so much for making a special evening even more wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I recently had my graduation luncheon at LaVecchia. I had a party of 10, and we sat on the patio, enjoying a panoramic view of the city. The server, Peter, was perceptive of our purpose and let the timing move in a way that allowed us to enjoy the afternoon. Food and service was excellent and the day is a memory that far exceeded all expectations. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were traveling. I checked RoundTable for possibilities and La Vecchia sounded interesting. The food was great, the service was great. It was a wonderful surprise! The bar was very active so it was a little noisy, but I would go there again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We arrived at this unassuming restaurant as the sun was sinking. The moment we sat down and look out the picture windows along one wall, we were enchanted by the view across low hills, greying and purpling in the dusk. There were families dining, people with birthdays, neighbors chatting, even a candidate for mayor of Reno handing out leaflets. But the best part of the experience was the consistently tasty food. From bruschetta to vino to ravioli it was delightful. Our server was a bit forgetful, but it just seemed charming to us in such a welcoming environment. We're going to be in Reno for another week and plan to return for pizza (and maybe panna cotta). Go at dusk -- enjoy the lights of Reno from a distance."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Good recommendation on relatively inexpensive Antinori Super Tuscan"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, until we left every one was professional, kind, great service. Our waitress was very informative about the specials and answering our questions. Our food was delivered in a timely manner and was excellent! We will definitely put this as one our favorite restaurants. Thank you for a great dinning experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had only been to La Vecchia's Skyline location once - several months ago with friends, and decided that we needed a return visit. What an amazing meal! We started with a Caesar salad that we were going to split - and it came out on two plates from the kitchen - a wonderful touch. For entrees, I had the Chicken Parmesan (always a favorite), and was delighted to find La Vecchia's interpretation much different than the norm: the chicken breast pieces were lightly breaded (not deep fried), and were dressed with chopped fresh tomatoes and melted fresh mozzarella cheese. My wife had pumpkin ravioli with bits of amazing sausage in the sauce. Truly wonderful food! Prices were very reasonable - so we'll definitely be here more regularly!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This restaurant was excellent. The view is amazing, and the menu is quite different, Offering Wildboar and venison. It is scrumptious and worth your while!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had a great date night here. The staff was friendly and the bar before you sit to eat had excellent martini's! The food was outstanding. My wife loved the special; smoked salmon ravioli's and I had the lamb chop over risotto. Yum!! Wine went perfectly with the meal."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Carbonara was on point! Went there for my mothers birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. Great view of downtown Reno and incredibly delicious tiramisu. I had the seafood linguini and it was decent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. We went early so we did not get to enjoy the Reno downtown views at night. Very good food and excellent service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The view from the large window in the dining room is pretty spectacular. I wish we had scheduled to be there a little bit later so we could have seen it at night, but it was still beautiful in the early evening. They have an outdoor dining space however it wasn't open as the weather wasn't warm enough yet. Can't wait to go back at a later time of day."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Our group consisted of a "newly married" couple (50+) and the guys that golf together + wives. The service was terrific, good food & wine. Nice evening had by all. Several of the couples hadn't been to restaurant before & loved it! Thanks to our server, Lanna who handled the gang with ease."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We found this place on tripadvisor. Best meal we had in Reno. The food is amazing. The service was top notch. Call for a reservation, recommended. Early dining is best. By 7pm the restaurant is full on a Friday night. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014