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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Tahoe
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

M
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Will definitely be back!!

OT
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a very comfortable atmosphere!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice meal, we will be definitely be back.

GG
Tahoe
47 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dining experience, food was delicious and host charming

KK
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Thanks for being such passionate providers.

c
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

one of our favs

e
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

A
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Outstanding food and hospitality.

D
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service was outstanding and the food was excellent. We were celebrating our sisters birthday and everyone involved made her experience special.

EN
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Reno. Try to stop here anytime we’re passing through. They have the best ciopinno on the planet

f
Tahoe
76 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our first visit to La Famiglia Ristorante, it became our very favorite Italian restaurant. I had the best Pasta Carbonara ever! The service is friendly and efficient and the food is well prepared and absolutely delicious!

LH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Italian food is one of my very favorites. I have to say the entire experience was fabulous! The lasagna was amazing, the roasted brussel sprouts were to die for, and the Cesar salad was just as it should be. I will go again if I am in the area.

Q
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

What a treat! Everything fresh, innovative, reasonably priced - especially the wine list! Would go back regularly if it weren't 200 miles away.

LC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love La Familia—its like dining with the extended family. Awesome food, great wine list. Bree and GM John are wonderful!!!

J
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Reno. Consistently good! We went before a performance at the Pioneer Center so it was full. The noise level isn’t usually that high.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely pleased with this place. Great food, great atmosphere, all around amazing restaurant

DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is quite wonderful. Spicy Brussel Sprout appetizer was fantastic. Had the chicken piccata, meat ravioli and butternut ravioli at our table . . . All terrific!!!! Salads were good, a bit dry for my liking but very very fresh. To finish, we had two deserts, chocolate mousse cake and the cheesecake. Excellent! All in, about $150. A little on the pricy side, but mostly worth it. Service was good. Ambiance was nice. Thanks for the great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and everyone was so pleasant. We will be back!