Locanda Vini e Olii
Much more than a local gemIf you are four or more, by all means, take the tasting menu. It is very reasonable priced and you don't want to miss the variety. It is served family style so it's easy for everyone to try everything and there was nothing that was less than fabulous. Our favorites were the lamb ravioli, the chicken livers and the short ribs. The old pharmacy venue was not elegant, but uniquely charming. The younger wait staff members showed a little inexperience at times, but they were friendly and willing. Overall this restaurant is worth a special trip. This was the best restaurant experience I have had in many years.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMsomething off the beaten pathAn unusual and delicious menu,a charming staff,a cleverly covered inferior that was once a drugstore, this restaurant is for the adventurous foodie that loves dishes like beef cheek, tripe, and the like, though they also have some standards that are also impeccable, like the Maltgliati w mushrooms. Also won my heart when they measured or wine consumption with a ruler to determine what to charge us.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat spot, worth the journey,great spot, worth the journey, have the beef cheeks, melt in your mouth4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly staff. UniqueVery friendly staff. Unique setting and decor. Imaginative food. Reasonably priced.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, great food - room isGreat, great food - room is quite noisy and not a great place to bring young kids. But such delicious food and very nice staff. Drinks are also wonderful and wine list is reasonable.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Italian FoodI went with my husband who is true-bred Italian, and he confirmed the authenticity of the food. We were both impressed. The wine we were offered as a pairing for our dinner was also quite spectacular. This restaurant is a bit pricey, but if you're looking for authentic Italian, and you have the money to spend, it's definitely worth a try.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic, and ambianceFood was fantastic, and ambiance is so cute. I can't wait to go back here!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLocanda is what you want inLocanda is what you want in the neighborhood: terrific atmosphere, congenial owner/host and staff, consistently excellent, well prepared and fresh food, much of it made in the restaurant. The menu hasn't changed much in the last year or so, but what is on the menu has a lot of winners, and the specials are always great. The chicken liver and risotto appetizer is superb, beef cheeks or lamb shoulder magnificent, pastas always fresh and done perfectly. One challenge is that the restaurant has become so well known that it is difficult sometimes to come home tired, not wanting to cook or order, and be able to get a table. I guess that is the price of quality.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is sublime. LikeThe food is sublime. Like a good poem, there are no unnecessary ingredients or sauces. The ambiance is very lively and happy. The wine list is well-selected and reasonably priced.
A very happy, lively and deeply satisfying experience every time.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM