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La Vecchia - Reno

4.5
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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. 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 25 years and a great gathering spot with beers on tap, a diverse wine list and expertly crafted cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation


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

Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(775) 825-1113
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alberto Gazzola
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Catering
15 to 300, sit down, buffet or small bites. Full bar, wine, beer service.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cashill
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Parking details
Private lots, plenty of parking.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 350 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Always amazing food. I love the creativity with the specials. The staff is always friendly. My favorite Italian restaurant in Reno.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The restaurant specializes in cuisine from Northern Italy. My experience would indicate they’re very good at any Italian cuisine. Fine wine selection, fine dining, and great service with great views of downtown Reno and the valley. The food is carefully selected and carefully prepared with a sense of one who loves to cook well!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I absolutely love this restaurant. In the summer the patio view is spectacular, but the inside is also wonderful. The food has never disappointed. I think it’s the best Italian food in Reno. The wait staff is always considerate and friendly. I highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time, and it was good. Limited selection other than pasta, but pasta is what I came for. New server, but good effort to keep us happy. Easy parking. Can sit outside (on not very comfortable chairs) and have a nice view.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Great food with a beautiful view, and excellent service from Marco and Javier. The coconut and tira misu gelatos are the best! Another wonderful lunch at LaVecchia.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

A very beautiful Italian restaurant...good food and beautiful place

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Portion of food was way too small, and it was cold. This Mexican bass had no distinct flavor. Disappointing unfortunately.

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2018

La veechia was my special go to place. I took 5 friends to share this hidden treat.. Well.. They must have changed their chef. Food was marginal. I was embarrassed because I had raved about how special this resturant was..even my wine had gone bad and smelled really bad..they did comp the glass of wine but only after my other table mates complained about how bad it smelled.. no body said anything about the food until I asked a day later..they All say it was not great but didnt want to hurt my feelings...

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Although the dish was tasty, the plate was rather plain and empty looking. Adding some veggies to the entree meat and carb you ordered, rather than having to order the greens separately, would make all the difference and wouldn't be too costly.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food. Service distracted by larger parties.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

As always, everything we had to eat was truly wonderful! This occasion was a gathering of family before a graduation. It was the Wednesday just before graduation and the restaurant was full! They also had a 2 hour limit in order to accommodate all those who wanted to dine that night.
Some family members had not been to LaVecchia before, and thought everything was excellent. They also said a return trip was a definite!
Thanks to all the staff for having a lovely surroundings and consistently good food.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Good Italian food. Love the grilled romaine lettuce with Gorgonzola and walnuts (a unique offering). Good wine list.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We had 5: 30 reservations, were greeted and seated at the #1 table, center of the North facing window looking towards N/NW Reno. We ordered wine and water and started the review of the menu. (which appears to have been typed on an old manual typewriter) I ordered the salmon and my wife ordered the veal piccata . Both were delicious and well prepared with a nice presentation. The room was busy, but was worked with professionalism.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my grandmother, my aunt and my wife out for Mothers day, for the second year in a row here. Loved it again. We all brought home "to go boxes" from our huge portions, saving room for the excellent gelato desserts that we could not resist. Everything was great, with easy access for my 87 year old grandma! This year we had a great view table looking over Reno. Nice.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day brunch was a fun change and my friend and I enjoyed it a lot. We're looking forward to coming back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Quite a terrific dinner! We started off with a caprese salad, and the sausage and lentil soup. Both of which were very delicious. We then ordered the cheese plate, which had one of our favorite cheeses, manchego. Our entrees were the spaghetti carbonara, pappardelle with duck confit, and the risotto with lamb shank. Each dish was prepared perfectly. We ended with the amaretto cheesecake, vanilla panna cotta, and gelato. Our server was very knowowdelable and asked us questions about any preferences. We will definitely return to La Vecchia the next time we are in Reno!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food and welcome are always superb at la Vecchia. It is my 'go to' restaurant for all occasions. That it is in my neighborhood is an added bonus, but I'd gladly drive across town to enjoy Chef Alberto's cooking.

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2.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Based on my previous experience, I really looked forward to returning. The service was delightful, but the food was not. I was apologizing to a friend I had invited. Her salad was very good, but my fried eggplant was very mediocre. Her clams linguine did not make her happy, and neither did my "zuppa di pesce" have much flavor, though the scallops were tender.
The clams and shrimp were okay, but the broth was thin and tasteless. Big disappointment.
The restaurant did offer us a free dessert for my birthday. It was the tiramisu, which we shared and enjoyed.

I do not plan to return to La Vecchia, very sad to say. The atmosphere was enjoyable, but the food was not.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Awesome food and view. Our waiter was a bit flakey is the beat way to describe him though.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

They were shorthanded and it showed on all fronts. Very noisy. Food was overall disappointing except for the spinach salad.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing food every time. The wait staff is very knowledgeable, especially about the menu and presentation. Love the view! Amazing restaurant every time. I have to say in the top 3 I've been to.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

All four of us loved our choices for dinner!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

La Vecchia is a longtime local gem with very good to excellent food and generally good service (this visit included glacial speed service, but that's an anomaly), along with a lovely view of the city.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I love this place. It’s my neighborhood, walk to, restaurant. We had a lovely window side table where we could watch the sunset. Service was on point. Food delicious. I had the special which was a yummy cioppino full of mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops and fish. My husband had his regular favorite dish, papardelle with duck. One of things we talked about is how well they have succeeded in reducing the noise level with lots of sound panels. When La Vecchia first opened at this location it had the same problems as many restaurants... too loud for nice dining. Lots of restaurants pay no attention to the sound level. To me, a noisy restaurant disturbs my dining. I want dinner conversation with my companions without having to shout over all the other noise. La Vecchia fixed this problem early on. It is a lovely place for a quiet dinner with a date or a small group. The choice of sound panels was a great one I wish more restaurant would think about. Thanks La Vecchia for not only great food but lovely ambiance too.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We went for Ravioli night. Each of us had different ravioli and they were all quite good. My favorite is the pumpkin. For ravioli, salad and wine at $20, it’s a great deal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was very well presented, unpretentious and wholesome. The ambiance was comfortable and inviting. The service staff was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent, as always. We enjoyed the National Ravioli Day with the fabulous signature house made pillows of comfort they always are.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

LaVecchia has always been one of my favorite restaurants. Ravioli special Mondays and bring your own wine Tuesdays are a great value. The food is always amazing, and specials are always different and highlight different flavors. Also very good seasonal menu and fantastic wine list. I would recommend this restaurant for sure.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent mushroom raviolis. Service was very good with attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I think the best part was the incredible view of the snowfall outside while we ate. My ravioli was pretty good. My husband had the special, a filet, which was not as good as other places for the price.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great spot with a beautiful view for date night. It's difficult to decide amongst the menu items - so many wonderful choices. The filet mignon was perfectly cooked and had buttery mashed potatoes on the side, and the carbonara was delicious. Tiramisu is worth saving room for. Service by Julio, Javier and Johnny is the best!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The service was good but my pasta was dry and just ok. I definitely expected better for the price. Maybe just an off night.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Perfect atmosphere - wonderful food - great waiter !

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went to La Vecchia to celebrate Valentine’s day! We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good and the panna cotta dessert was one of the best we have ever tried. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Thank you for a great experience!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Not enough to choose from on the menu

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband & I enjoyed a Valentines dinner. We were seated in the bar, so our table was a bit cramped. However, that didn't take away from our enjoyment. The mushroom raviolis & sauce were marvelous! The drinks were great and the service was fun! It's always nice to have friendly waitpersons!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was awesome ! Service was excellent! This is my favorite place to eat !!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing dinner! Beautiful view, delicious food and great service!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waiter was phenomenal! The food was outstanding. And the view was gorgeous, we were at the back table away from the window and it was still beautiful! Sea bass was excellent. We will be back❤️❤️❤️

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We arrived and were seated right away. The service was wonderful, everyone had a smile and a good attitude. They have a good wine list by the bottle or glass. The food was good, not spectacular. We will go again.

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