La Vecchia - Reno
La Vecchia - Reno

La Vecchia - Reno

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lavecchiareno.com/
  • Phone: 7758251113x
  • 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 7758251113x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
La Vecchia - Reno reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (36)great for outdoor dining (33)neighborhood gem (30)special occasion (26)fit for foodies (16)romantic (12)great for lunch (11)good for groups (7)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • ls1togo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    always good food, although always a little butter....ambiance is always pleasant and outdoors on a nice evening is best
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another wonderful experience
    Parky
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Dinner at La Vecchia has always been a delightful experience. Good service and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over cooked chicken & beef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    When even the waitress notices (at the end of the meal), that you've barely touched your well-done steak (since you ordered medium rare), that's not a good sign. Also, I had out of town guests on their first visit to Reno, and their chicken dish was over-cooked and dry. I've noticed that the quality of the food has been slipping lately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT A ROMANZA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    jimbo
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM IN RENO DINING AMBIENCE
    MIKEEEES
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for conversation
    Nick
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good place for conversation with good food, excellent service, great view, and nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted Fine Dinner
    foodandfriends
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Jman
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience.
    RuthieG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Explorer
    explorerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time diner
    Duke
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Vecchia View
    sueellen
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    LoraMVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal at La Vecchia.
    Christine
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Dinner was great. The duck was perfectly done and the service super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappointed
    Nique
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    Docka1
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    SSFEaterVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Mike
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eggplant was delicious..BUT….
    yummy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a nice evening, the food was good and atmosphere pleasant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Escape from Downtown Reno
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JimNapa
    JimNapa
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was average. Service very good. View was. Nice but recommend getting RSVP for a window seat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Fare Snob
    MattsEats
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Italian
    New2reno
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wish we had come here sooner!
    Landapete
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 73 reviews are from the La Vecchia - Reno reviews archive.
  • Graduation Celebration
    smaceats
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    MItsi
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • here's looking at you, Reno
    passthepinot
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good recommendation on relatively inexpensive Antinori Super Tuscan
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning experience
    crazyforitalian
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Food
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    WE LOVE EVERYTHING WE HAVE HAD AT ONE OF RENO'S BEST!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date night place!
    nalarika
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Spaghetti Carbonara
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...
    JDKA
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.