La Locanda

4.6
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186 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Hailed by Zagat for its excellent service & delectable home-made cuisine, La Locanda reinvents itself relocating to a renovated space, boasting a sleek, stylish interior with ceiling-high stone walls, dark wood, white linen table-tops, fresh flowers, & candlelight, creating the ultimate cool, intimate ambiance to indulge in sumptuous Italian cuisine while enjoying a great selection of wines and a full service bar. LCD Flat screens will entice loyal "Heat" fans for prime-time game watching. "The small gem is where local folks go for terrific Italian food with a low-key friendly vibe. Don't miss the Penne dell'Appennino, an aphrodisiac mix of wild mushrooms with a touch of truffle oil," says Globe Magazine. Charming locals for years with hallmark dishes like the Fiochetti (tiny purse pastas filled with cheese & hints of crunchy pear in a cream sauce with fresh arugula) this "Poor Man's Ciprianis" has added the tastiest gourmet wood-oven Pizza. Then, finally Dessert Bliss: Tiramisu
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GV
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was amazing everyone there is so friendly. the food came out so fast and it was delicious. the pricing for what you’re getting is amazing. the best dinner our whole trip, grazie!

RL
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great SoBe Italian restaurant. Consistently great. Homemade pastas and pizza. Brandi o was delicious. Fennel salad a must. Friendly service,

LF
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was excellent. I had an Aperol spritz to start out, and then my friend and I got the margherita pizza to start. For our entrees, she got the pear purses pasta which was so amazing. The pear wasn’t overpowering, just a tiny hint of sweet. I was nervous, but it was great. I wanted the lasagna, but as it was 4p (my friend eats at weird times), it wasn’t ready yet. Instead I had the chicken locanda (chicken parm) with a side of penne pasta. So delicious. The chicken comes with a side of veggies and I think potatoes, but the waiter offered to switch out for pasta as I wanted to try their pasta. Cannot explain how amazing the service was. Loved every bit of our meal. Oh, and I left my leftovers on the table, and the busboy chased me down a half block to give it to me. I would have liked to have had dessert and a limoncello, but I was just too full.

PA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and desserts! I had the bow ties with Salmon, and well as the Nutella Crepe - amazing!! Super quiet atmosphere which I prefer for an intimate restaurant like this. I will be back for sure!

BT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, warm and friendly service! Food is always great and the sea bass was especially wonderful this time.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great selection! Great service!

MN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Locanda is always a surer bet when you want great food!

KU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Touristy area hence naturally overpriced in my view. Not the best value for money.

s
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent food

d
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Locando is my go to place to take people for a good meal. The food is always very good, as is the service

MH
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Authentic, local, delicious and would highly recommend

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent. Franchesco is the Best!

CR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great authentic ambience. A really nice place to eat if you are in Miami

CT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, nice atmosphere & food. Server was less attentive than we expected, needed to remind him of drinks we wanted & no comments on it being our 30th wedding anniversary going out eith friends. Would still go back as had a very nice evening..

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian Food, friendly staff! Very recommended!

LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant whilst in Miami. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The main reason we visited was that they did gluten free dishes and these did not disappoint. We visited twice during our stay and would definetly go back

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great fulfilling meals, would go there for Italian again.

TE
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The servers were friendly and fast, the food was delicious.

T
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and great food. The inside of the restaurant is very nice and takes you away from chaotic miami vibe to something much more relaxed.

PP
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at La Locanda is absolutely delicious. Their red sauce has a wonderful flavor. The veal cutlet that my wife ordered was tender and flavorful.

FL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was incredibly attentive, servers were great and food was delicious. Highly recommend.

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La LOCANDA is one of our favorite restaurants in South Beach! The pizza is one of the best we’ve ever had!
Farfalle Salmone & the Pear pasta purses are fantastic
Make SURE they check you in as OPEN TABLE! The always seem to forget & I get a NO SHOW! Save your receipt!

PP
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food! One strange thing-the bartender was very noisy, banging ice buckets together and speaking loudly.

S
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is fantastic & a good value. But the service is inconsistent. We ordered a Caesar salad to split, no croutons (we don’t do carbs) & dressing on the side. We got 2 plates of lettuce!! Seriously! No shaved Parmesan. We asked a few times & got the finger (no, not that one).…the universal index finger & head nod for just wait a minute. Finally, we got a lovely plate of shaved Parmesan. Problem was they charged us for it!! To their credit, they removed it from the bill but what was that all about?? Otherwise excellent meal. But when your friends schlep from Palm Beach you’d like things to be perfect.

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This family friendly restaurant is affordable and offers delicious food that you can share. It is a welcome change from the tourist traps on Ocean Drive !

JV
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pear purse pasta was amazing! Friendly service! Owner/chef came over and spoke! Great for my kids!

T
Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible pizza. Quick service but no rushing you about the table. Very affordable and extremely good food. They could double their prices and I would still go.

J
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding! Food is unquestionably wonderful. Our favorite place to dine in Miami and a MUST stop when we are in town. We have even driven 2 hours from Miami to have dinner there.

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Management didn’t know how to check me in
They marked me as a no show

BF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal overall but probably the best pizza I've every had. Amazing fresh mozzarella and ricotta and perfect crust. Home made pasta's were also outstanding!

S
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was NYE

ST
Little Rock
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is excellent....just be sure to get a table towards the back because it is hot and sticky in the front of the restaurant

PK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - fresh ingredients and an authentic italian taste!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service by the owner. Shout out

DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Loved the veal in lemon sauce and the truffle pasta!

RA
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta italiana de verdad. Cantidades abundantes y el sevicio de Cesare excelente. Un 10 para Cesare!

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m
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING HOSPITALITY! My party was greeted with open arms, the staff made sure we were taken care of throughout the entire dining experience. The service and food was terrific!

RD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

When ever I’m in Miami La Locanda is definitely on the list. Went here my last evening in Miami with my manager and his mom. It’s a favorite restaurant of her’s. Food was excellent! The waiter who has waited on my numerous times in the past, this time seemed very distracted. He didn’t know what a vodka gimlet was! You’re a waiter in a restaurant! Google it for sake! The rest of the evening was good. The owner came over to our table it was so great to see him. Been eating at this place for 15 years or more. He sent over an amazing pana cotta on the house. The only other annoying thing was when the waiter took my credit card I waited forever for him to return and then I watched as he went outside with my card! Not cool.
Other than the waiters bs it was terrific.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super accueil, super plats ... je recommande à 200% ce restaurant au caractère authentique ! Forza Italia !

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G
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my parents and kids.. we had a range of dishes.. pizza was awesome.. some of the best we’ve had anywhere.. Salads perfectly seasoned and served fast.. server memorized our order and everything came out perfectly!