Ristorante La Locanda
Ristorante La Locanda

Ristorante La Locanda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lalocandapa.com/
  • Phone: 6103537033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Cardillo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Call and ask for Michael Buono for a consultation
  • Private Party Facilities: Host your special event in one of our three private dining rooms.
    La Cantina (up to 12 Guests)
    New Room (up to 32 Guests)
    Sun Room (up to 72 Guests, private bar)
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Buono 6103537033x
  • Entertainment: La Locanda features several theme nights each season, refer to the events page on the web site for more information.
  • Special Events: La Locanda hosts several Wine Dinners each year. Please call for details, or you may join our mailing list on our website www.lalocandapa.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Providence Road
  • Public Transit: Septa 104
    Septa 114
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot on premises.
A word from Ristorante La Locanda
Ristorante La Locanda specializes in regional Italian cuisine. La Locanda offers a wide variety of dishes from Whole Bronzino filleted table side to Certified Angus Ribeye Steaks, Lamb, Steaks & Chops, along with many Pasta, Chicken & Veal dishes to choose from. There is something for everyone at La Locanda.
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Ristorante La Locanda reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (36)fit for foodies (29)good for groups (26)notable wine list (19)romantic (17)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Best yet in Philly area!
    JayfromHermosaVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Visiting from California and saw this place while driving and decided to give it a try. What a great choice. Had the best Veal Chop ever! My wife had the Branzino which was boned table side and brother-in-law had the soft shell crab. All three were prepared perfectly and delicious. Excellent menu and inventive specials. This place is a must visit. It was so good we are going back again tonight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time a charm
    fishwidow1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We tried La Locanda again and it was very good. We were there in April and I wasn't impressed. We arrived about a half hour before our reservation and we were able to get a seat at the small bar. Most people arriving were dressed up. There were a few in shorts, we had jeans on. The whole time we were there we only saw one child. Once seated at the table the service was very good. Our waiter was friendly, quick, and had a great sense of humor. The food was delicious this time. I had a filet mignon that was fantastic. 5 out of 6 of us totally enjoyed their meal. They did run out of certain desserts which was disappointing but all in all it was a nice night out. It cost us $120 per couple, that is including drinks, tax and tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    Midge713
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food is always good quality and the service is top notch. Friendly wait staff, knowledgeable about all items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Jetty
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our group eats out once a month and La Laconda was suggested. Wow, what a suggestion! The food was truly outstanding. The service was friendly and VERY knowledgable. We were seated in a remodeled room and it was just us for the majority of the time so we talked and laughed and didn't feel we were disturbing anyone. The HUGE TV with the scenic views of Italy were breathtaking! Our group will definitely be back! No question!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best veal chop
    unclefrankVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food here just gets better and better. I had the best veal chop I have had in a long, long time. I also particularly like the horseradish sauce that comes with the oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian Food
    RestaurantloverVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place is the real deal. Every dish is superb, especially the bolognese. Many of the waiters are true Italians, as are the owners. They care about what they put on your table and it shows. Prices are also very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good night out with family
    NSQdiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    the usual good food. I go very often and service is usually good. this time, (Sunday, Labor day weeknd) the Service was not to the usual good level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Frank
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is one of the best Italian restaurants in Delaware Co. We love to eat here particularly when we have special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rich West Chester
    RichWestChester
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great meal. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was very attentive to our needs. I would recommend La Locanda for a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian food and service.
    Tellitlikeitis
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time there, and hust as good. Forget the typical neighborhood pizza joint. This is authentic Italian food at it's very best. Flavorful and well balanced dishes any chef should be proud of. Service was exceptional. Our waiter was knowledgeable, and his suggestions were spot on. I will absolutely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT MEAL
    SullyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful meal, with excellent service! All four in the party raved aboput the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like Dining with Family
    gcnphilly
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My family dined here for the first time in honor of my wife's b-day. Staff was so warm and welcoming. Made us feel right at home. Food and service were outstanding. Be mindful of the homemade Limoncello - super tasty but packs a punch. :) I've been to Italy several times and the dining experience at La Laconda was just like eating in one of the neighborhood restaurants I enjoyed during my travels.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LaLocanda
    WC59VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Hard not to have a great meal here. Mario or Franco or Michael are usually there to greet you and to be sure that everything is as it should be. The food is excellent and the specials are great. We go at least once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at La Locanda
    BTGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Dinner and service was wonderful! The owners of the restaurant are lovely also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    HahndocVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful on all levels. Great food service and overall experience. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • choosydiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have eaten here several times and the food has been reliably good. The menu is extensive with a range of pricing appropriate to the dish. Fresh fish and veal chop are on the pricier side but are also very delicious. Quite a few specials are generally offered. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    mdsw
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We asked for a quiet place to eat. When we arrived, the bar area was packed and active; we were concerned about the noise level. However, we were seated in a wonderfully scenic room with only two other tables. The waiter was entertaining and excellent. Everything that we ordered was delicious. It was a great night with friends enjoying conversation and an exceptional meal with every single plate that came to the table - from appetizers to deserts!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    ANENVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Wonderful service by Peter! Food was top of the line, fresh and delish! A memorable birthday celebration...will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    NotCooking
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our first trip here and it was a pleasant surprise. Our waiter named Tony was wonderful - friendly, professional and not overly attentive. The food was prepared just right and presented beautifully. We are planning to return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WC59VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Massimo was our server and did a fantastic job. Franco, an owner, was present and friendly. The food was hot and delicious as always. There were plenty of specials to augment the usual menu items which are great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EatWellVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This is a great place for a special occasion! They go out of their way to make it special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great experience !!!
    John
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    La Locanda remains a great restaurant attraction for all. Great cuisine, wine, ambiance and sevice. Our waiter Paulo was especially good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Loconda
    Dining
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Overall our night was pleasant. We were there to celebrate my birthday. Main issue-service was very slow. My husband received the wrong meal. It was taken back and replaced immediately, BUT once tasted, it was obvious the meal must have been sitting (it was cold and kind of dried out looking). By then I was done my meal and the other 2 people with us were almost done so my husband said to just leave it. The manager (we assume) came out and asked my husband to let them send out another meal and promised it would be right. My husband agreed and the meal was perfect (but by then the other 3 of us were done). The restaurant did provide a glass of wine on the house - but really his dinner should have been on the house.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unhappy2serve
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Good choice for a friendly Meet up. Menu is eclectic And interesting
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaLocanda Restaurant
    Nonna
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have been to LaLocanda's on a few occasions. One of the nice things about this restaurant is that they do not pack you in like sardines. The food was very good and the service excellent. I had penne alla vodka and my husband had angel hair pasta with crabmeat. Both were very tasty and myself being a person who likes my "pasta" definitely aldente, I could not ask for a better firmness. I would recommend this restaurant as a nice night out. The prices were what you would expect ranging from 17.00 upwards to 39.00/ entrée.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Casual restaurant - good food - service a bit slow but OK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mario and Franco take care of you!
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A wonderful experience as always. No wonder they've won so many Best of the Main Line awards from Main Line Today magazine. From their kitchen, bar and wait staff - always a treat. Popped in for a late night dinner before a movie on Saturday night. Enjoyed the clams white and two of their always spot on original pasta dishes. Don't hesitate to return to this classic Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem of a place
    Patty
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Went here to celebrate my 77th birthday and my husbands 83rd birthday. The place is lovely. A wonderful menu and served beautifully. The thing that impressed us most is the friendly servers. They interact with patrons and seemed to know repeat customers. Our server was Michel and he certainly made our day special. We can't wait to go again and introduce our family to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a business lunch
    Loren
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Not crowded for mid-week lunch, so great for a business discussion where fairly quiet, good food and prompt service/discrete service is key.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food
    Patt
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    we have been to La Locanda many times, food is excellent & service is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & service EXCELLENT!
    Tellitlikeitis
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Friendly up beat Italian eatery worthy of a Michelin star. Everything from appetizer to dessert was excellent. If your a fan of Italian cuisine you'll absolutely love this place. If your not, this dining experience just might change your mind. I was particularly impressed with the very knowledgeable Italian wait staff who ALL appeared to be on top of their game. Coming from an Italian family, and spending some time in the kitchen myself, I can honestly say I could not have prepared any of the dishes my wife or I had any better. In short... I'm headin back real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    Burdee1
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food and service were impeccable. The server was attentive without being intrusive. Great pure Italian cooking. Made us feel as though we we were visiting Italy again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood restaurant!
    EatWellVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food is consistently excellent. BYOB on Sunday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 454 reviews are from the Ristorante La Locanda reviews archive.
  • Fine Dining
    Mainline
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Fine evening dining for couples and friends. Slightly costly, but the choices are grat, and the cuisine excellent. Our waitress was excellent, and seemed to focus on us, although it was a Saturday night and lots of people. Was not noisy, and atmosphere where we sat was romantic, which I wanted since it was our wedding anniversary. Knowledgeable on wines, special offerings, and everything else....other waitstaff also practically fell over us to refill glasses, jump to our any request....quite a treat.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    hingrygirl
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Enjoyed a relaxing and delicious dinner with friends. Our server, Paulo was attentive and knowledgeable. We were not rushed at all and were allowed to sit and talk after we finished our meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Easter Dinner Selection
    VinointheValley
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a group of 5 family members coming over for dinner and wife didn't feel like cooking, after a breif moment of contemplation we booked our Easter feast at La Locanda. We had eaten there before and were never disappointed with the food, service and ambiance. The portions were more than ample and served with the utmost care. Additionally, we had an attentive waiter, Massimo, who paid particular attention to our culinary quirks. All in all, a great time was had by all and warrants a repeat performance... encore!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal....
    GruuveeTraveler
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have gone to this restaurant a number of times with Children, just my wife, family from Europe or with my 86 year old mother. La Locanda has never failed me. The wine list, the food and the bar are all excellent and I am thrilled to have such a quality restaurant minutes from our Malvern home. My mother loves the Dover Sole prepared table side while I have always had a great steak.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great4dining
    great4dining
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Delicious Italian food! Very creative presentation! Had the fresh fish prepared table-side: Dover Sole and Branzino. Superb service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Italian Food!
    Patt
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I love Ristorante La Locanda! All the waiters are for Italy which makes it special plus food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time with good friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Love this place! Excellent menu, excellent food, great service! Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food, very friendly, extremely attentive yet he did not make us feel rushed. Highly recommend !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate