La Famiglia Ristorante - Reno

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$30 and under
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Italian
For years, Paolo and Teresa Gaspari honored their Italian roots by bringing people together to enjoy good food, great wine and the company of friends and family. In 2019, John Ekizian took the reins and remains excited to continue the tradition of La Famiglia. The simplicity and perfection of fresh ingredients is the root of every meal we prepare here at La Famiglia, and all of our dishes pair beautifully with our vast collection of fine wines. From our pasta to our sauces, even to our freshly-squeezed lemon juice, we start from scratch. One bite, and you’ll understand the difference that handmade truly makes. Our courteous and attentive wait staff is ready to welcome you. Whether you’re joining us for a special night out, a family gathering or simply because you’re craving a delicious Italian meal, we hope you’ll spend it with La Famiglia.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good ambience, service and food! I had linguini mare and it was super good. Their mushroom sacchetti is super delicious as well!

B
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We attended La Famiglia before the symphony, and weekends are usually busy. The music- Frank Sinatra, and etc, was robust, and the sound from the guests was energetic and bubbly. I would typically not choose such a loud restaurant to go to, but the service and the ravioli are excellent. I recommend not playing music for people to feel compelled to talk over.

DD
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal at La Famiglia the other night. Our server, Mia, was extremely helpful with our various food issues and so personable overall. We love that you can now make a reservation online with the restaurant. Very nice evening!

WG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took one of my best customers there . We had great service and great food. I had the scaloppini, it was better than Patsy’s in New York City.
I’ll be back.

E
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent- we had the fig focaccia, bruschetta, lamb shank and veal Marsala. All of it was wonderful. We thought the service was very attentive, knowledgeable and kind. The manager also came over to ask how we were doing - a touch I think is very graceful. Overall, would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food I have had in Reno. The Branzino was amazing.

GD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service very good, we weren’t rushed and ambience was great

CM
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will return to this restaurant next time we are in Reno. The pasta dishes were excellent. Fig focaccia was very tasty and the Caesar salads a cut above the norm. Great wine. Excellent waitstaff.

BC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting relative in Reno and wanting Italian food, I used open table and found La Famiglia. We were fortunate to get a reservation that evening and found it excellent. The food was superb and the service top notch. Looking forward to our next trip so we can try additional food offerings.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great, the music in private room is a bit loud when having a speaker, other than that it was great.

b
Tahoe
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good and service was good; They accommodated our timing needs for show

M
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, inviting and happy 😃 restaurant, definitely going back. Great find. Perfect in and out timing for theatre. Super place!

SW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Will definitely be back!!

OT
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had to wait 15 minutes beyond our reservation time in the foyer with inadequate seating which required some of our party to stand. After we were seated at our table, it took another 10 minutes to get water and to order beverages. Then another 15 minutes to get the beverages. The same scenario went on for ordering the entrees and water/beverage refills. Then the cook staff brought each of our three entrees several minutes apart. While we waited to eat while all at the table were served, our food got cold. Our server was not attentive and the manager never checked on us. Plus it was terribly noisy, and we could not enjoy conversation with our meal. On top of that it was overpriced and nothing special.

N
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

My first experience at this restaurant was absolutely wonderful. The second visit over this past weekend was not as great. Although the food was still outstanding, the service was greatly lacking.

The waitress seemed thoroughly uninterested in us and her job. When we arrived, she was quick to try to take a drink order, before we even had a chance to look. When I said that I needed a minute it was at least 10 before she showed it back to the table.

I asked her what the whitefish was in the cioppino and she went on to explain that cioppino Is a mix of many different seafoods in a very condescending way, yes I am aware of the but the menu says white fish and I wanted to know which white fish it was.

We went ahead and ordered our appetizers. They were bought out by somebody other than our waitress, the waitress never came out to check on the appetizers, our dishes were completely cleared before she returned to the table. She then asked if there was any other food that we wanted to order and I stated that we had not yet been able to order our entrées. So she took the entrée order and we sat at the table with no food, no bread, nothing, and just waited for dinner. Once dinner was finished I wanted to leave but it was my friends birthday so we needed to order dessert.

I would give the restaurant another chance and make sure that I did not have the same server. She was very attentive to the table next to us that the manager/owner also kept going over to.

VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time. Having dinner with friends from out of town and it was nice that we were not rushed. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Thank you.

GD
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a very comfortable atmosphere!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite restaurant in Reno. It never ceases to please. Food and serving size very good and service is excellent.

JP
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem indeed.
The general manager John is top notch.
Anything special you may need from the kitchen he will try to accommodate.
The food, service and value is top notch.
Highly recommended.

JR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Made a reservation 3 days prior to event because I needed to discuss food allergies. We got seated right by kitchen door....constant in and out. When seating us I asked for a different table, but the hostess said this was the only one available. Waitress came immediately and asked for drink order and we did not get a chance to look at the special drink menu which they had given us. She said she'd be back in a few minutes. It was more like 15. We had to tell her we had ballet tickets for that evening. Food was good, and accommodated the food allergies very well.

N
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish!

My husband and I went for an early dinner, it was pretty empty when we arrived, however, all of the tables quickly filled in. I strongly recommend a reservation.

Our server was Mina, very friendly and helpful with the menu. The service was spot on. The entire team worked seamlessly with one another making a perfect dining experience.

They have an excellent wine list which we have had trouble finding since moving to Nevada from Napa, CA.

We started wit the lobster escargot, if you like lobster this is a must have! It is chunks of lobster in an escargot dish with garlic butter and Gorgonzola cheese, we split one and when it was gone I wanted even more.

We shared a caprese salad, the cheese was very fresh, however it was just an average salad, I think it could have used a nice balsamic reduction or full basil leaves.

For entrees we had the fettuccini Alfredo with shrimp and veal piccata. The pasta was very good and the shrimp was cooked perfectly, the sauce could have used a little more salt/flavor. The veal piccata was perfect, very tender, full of flavor. The pasta on the side of the veal dish was underwhelming and seemed like it was just taking up space on the plate.

Unfortunately, we were too full at the end for dessert, we will save that for next time.

We will absolutely go back!

JD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, good ambience. I enjoyed our first visit, and will come again.

JG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't remember the name of the waiter, but she was great, as well as the food, nice place, will come back for sure.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice meal, we will be definitely be back.

GG
Tahoe
48 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a pleaser! The menu is extensive, may of the pasta dishes are made from scratch. We all enjoyed our meals.

It was wonderful to see John as the general manager, I think he brings some new energy to the house!

I look forward to more meals and trying some more amazing dishes.

Ciao

RM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time! This was the first time we'd been back in a long time and the experience was delightful. Regina took excellent care of us and our meal was delicious. We've always loved the ambiance of this restaurant and we truly enjoyed our return, even if we missed our dear friend John. We will, definitely, be back soon! Thank you!

OS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and was a pleasant experience in terms of service, food and a relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, it was easy to make our reservation.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dining experience, food was delicious and host charming

KK
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always impressed with the service, food, setting and the overall experience. Mina is superior server. She is engaging, totally competent, and she has a great sense of humor. She is the best!

OM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to La Familgia for other occasions. But it doesn’t have to be a special occasion as the restaurant manager, John, and his staff treat you like it is a special occasion.
They are happy to have you there and they make you feel it. The food is delicious. The pasta is homemade and so very delicate. Love it! Thank you La Familgia for making my birthday a happy celebration.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Thanks for being such passionate providers.

c
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were six of us for dinner and our table was ready with no waiting. I don't remember our servers name but she was fantastic as well as her busser. They were both very friendly and extremely professional. We enjoyed the menu very much. All in all we had a great time!

JB
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

WE love this place, the only thing that was a little off was the vegatable was not cooked long enough

JR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The waitstaff were all very pleasant and checked on us nicely.

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we always go to La Famiglia when we come to Reno (2-3 times per year) . This past trip we went 2 times in 4 nights . The Food is great and the staff is friendly and wonderful . They go out of their way to make sure you have great experience

k
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

always...we like to take company in town here

one of our favs

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Great proprietor, easy parking. Over all just a great experience.

A
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner 2 nights was great ! Had Rack of Lamb first night and Fish second, Caesar salad both nights the AuGratin potatoes are so good!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and atmosphere was great! The food lacked flavor though. I had heard really good things but was a little disappointed with the food aspect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Outstanding food and hospitality.