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La Locanda

4.5
4.5
214 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–11:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 538-6277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Accommodations can be made for large parties and the option of a prefixed menu depending on size of the party. Please call restaurant directly for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    Fifth Street

  • Parking details

    Parking options: Valet parking, Public Parking Lot in the rear of restaurant, and Street parking.

  • Public transit

    Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.

  • Entertainment

    Full-service bar and outdoor seating for "scenesters" to people watch. A pre-party spot for clubgoers or those seeking night-time entertainment, who enjoy hearing a little Reggae or sultry beats of Theivery Corporation while sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine. Some even come to relax, read a book and sit on the side-walk patio to enjoy the company of the friendly staff and owners, Francesco and Massimo.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

$59.95

Crs 1

  • Crab Cakes

    Crs 2

    • Soup or Salad

      Crs 3

      Choice of

      • Filet Mignon

        • Seabass

          • Risotto Mushrooms-Truffle

            Crs 4

            Choice of

            • Tiramisu' or Pannacotta

              • Glass of Red or White Wine

                Last updated: February 3, 2022

                What 214 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                4.5
                4.5 based on recent ratings
                • 4.5Food
                • 4.4Service
                • 4.4Ambience
                • 4.3Value

                NoiseModerate

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                • Miami - Dade

                  Kid Friendly

                • Miami - Dade

                  Healthy

                • Miami - Dade

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                • Miami Beach

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                1. VC

                  VictorC

                  London

                  3 reviews

                  3.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  Simple, nice, unpretentious. It is not the best Italian ever, for sure: the tomato sauce is incredibly “can”.

                2. EG

                  EmilioG

                  Miami

                  100 reviews

                  vip
                  2.0

                  100 reviews

                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                  overall2food2service3ambience1

                  La Locanda used to be awesome. But, now it feel like a cheap place. They used to have nice table linens, a more relaxed & upscale atmosphere while still being affordable. Definitely not what it used to be.

                3. W

                  Waltan

                  Miami

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Just dinner with friends!

                4. E

                  Ella

                  Los Angeles

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 15, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The people were extremely nice and fast. The food was delicious.

                5. JM

                  JoeM

                  Toronto

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                  Great food. Incredible neighborhood. Slow service; although very nice staff.

                6. c

                  claudiar

                  Miami

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on March 5, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent South Beach gem, great service and very good food!

                7. l

                  luvsobeach

                  Columbus

                  28 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  28 reviews

                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This place never disappoints. Wonderful super fresh seafood and pasta. Locals love it and so do the guests from out of town. Just a terrific place. Saw their ad on the beach channel and have been dinning there for 5/6 years.

                8. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Toronto

                  4 reviews

                  3.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on February 23, 2022

                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                  Cocktails were great, appetizers were average. The home made pasta was done very well but the sauce was bland and the seafood was very fishy. Patio is beautiful. They do an excellent pizza. Overall the food is very average but the staff were very pleasant.

                9. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Toronto

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  As an Italian visiting from out of town I am at liberty to say that this is one of the best Italian restaurants not only in Miami but anywhere. Their food feels like home, Very authentic. reminds me of my nonnas cooking

                10. CC

                  ChrisC

                  Chicago

                  1 review

                  vip
                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 17, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food and service was excellent.

                11. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Tampa

                  20 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  20 reviews

                  Dined on February 9, 2022

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Nice little local restaurant on Washington - little noisy but not enough to ruin the atmosphere or meal. Shared caprese salad and then really good homemade pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil.

                12. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Owner was such a great host. Food was the best thing out of our entire Miami trip!! 10/10 recommend

                13. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 29, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The food and the service were great and we had a really good experience

                14. LE

                  Liv2Eat

                  Baltimore

                  50 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  50 reviews

                  Dined on January 25, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Excellent service and pasta with pear delicious!

                15. S

                  Shopgirl3

                  New York Area

                  54 reviews

                  4.0

                  54 reviews

                  Dined on January 18, 2022

                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                  Lovely meal. I had the chicken in wine & lemon sauce. Yum! My dinner companion had the spaghetti bolognese & enjoyed it. We split the meatball appetizer— always my favorite. Hostess was fantastic! Waitress was real good & attentive. No complaints.

                16. AG

                  AG305

                  Miami

                  8 reviews

                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Dinner with the family..

                17. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New England

                  12 reviews

                  vip
                  3.0

                  12 reviews

                  Dined on January 14, 2022

                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                  The food was just okay. The service was sparse and the staff barely communicated. It’s not clear if they understand what you are saying. Mixed drinks were terrible and sent back to order something that did not need anything but opening a bottle. Wrong food was brought to our table and put down even though we said it was not ours. Skip this place!

                18. DD

                  DavidD

                  Portland

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on January 11, 2022

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We are staying in Miami for a week and have just eaten at the hotel thus far. We met some people at the pool that recommended La Locanda, so we thought we’d go. We went and found La Locanda to be excellent. We met the owner and he was wonderful. We spoke with him several times throughout the evening. The food was excellent! The menu has very unique choices throughout. And the wine list hit the spot. We will be back before we leave Miami…

                19. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Cleveland

                  3 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on January 3, 2022

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  The gnocchi was incredible.

                20. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  New York Area

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on December 29, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  The pear filled pasta was amazing. Great food and atmosphere. Francesco treats everyone like family.

                21. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  San Diego

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on December 28, 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  We met the owner of La Laconda - Italian from Ancona. He got us a nice table at the busy night. Food was great. We’ll come back again during our stay in South Beach.

                22. SR

                  StefanyR

                  New York Area

                  127 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  127 reviews

                  Dined on December 22, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Our waiter, Joe, was super nice. I had the salmon- it was delicious along with the Pinot Grigio I paired it with. I appreciate that La Locanda is consistently good with good service- especially in these crazy times.

                23. S

                  Shane

                  New York Area

                  47 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  47 reviews

                  Dined on December 21, 2021

                  overall4food5service3ambience3

                  One of my favorite Italian spots in Miami. A truly locals find. Not fancy.

                24. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Tampa

                  8 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  8 reviews

                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  What an unexpected surprise that this place was better then most of the places on the south beach strip. Great food and cute outdoor seating.

                25. HF

                  HuskerFrog

                  New England

                  21 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  21 reviews

                  Dined on December 2, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food and service as usual. We try to eat here every time we are in Miami Beach. Always consistent. Highly recommend!

                26. M

                  Mgtg

                  Philadelphia

                  19 reviews

                  5.0

                  19 reviews

                  Dined on November 10, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Our waiter, Joe, was so nice. We discussed options and he made suggestions. The pizza was delicious!

                27. FP

                  FabbioP

                  Miami

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on September 26, 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                  good food, excellent service, the area is getting back to normal.

                28. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Tampa

                  15 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  15 reviews

                  Dined on August 22, 2021

                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                  The food was excellent but it was very hot and uncomfortable inside.

                29. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Montreal

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on August 2, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Amazing food & service Authentic Italian food. The owner Francesco is a real gem!

                30. RB

                  RobertB

                  New York Area

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on July 28, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Food was excellent

                31. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Miami

                  4 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on May 22, 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  Un genio quien nos atendía, un autentico itslisnofff

                32. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Miami

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on April 17, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  This restaurant was so great! We enjoyed everything we ordered so much. The beef carpaccio was wonderful. The fried calamari, shrimp and vegetables were so good. Even the Cesar salad was great. The warm chocolate cake is a MUST HAVE. Thank you for an amazing experience.

                33. A

                  Alayna

                  New York Area

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on March 25, 2021

                  overall1food3service1ambience1

                  Was very disappointed because the reviews we read were good, food was good but unfortunately ruined by poor service. After our meal we were still unsure who our waiter/waitress was and would have ordered second cocktails/dessert but did not because we were waiting for such long periods. Never checked on once after our food arrived.

                34. p

                  phyllisd

                  Miami

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on March 16, 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                  We've been coming to SoBe since 2008, and La Laconda is always first on our list of restaurants to eat at! Always a treat! White table cloths and a fresh flower awaiting at each table. Italian owner & staff make you feel very welcomed each time! The food is consistently delicious given their vast range of homemade pastas, wood fired pizzas and other nightly specials. Now with all these covid protocols of eating outside they've also expanded their outside dining. A local gem for sure.

                35. DT

                  DTLAndover

                  New England

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on March 15, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Authentic Italian food. Great service. Very European feel to the whole experience.

                36. DB

                  DeborahB

                  Poconos

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on March 6, 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Absolutely fantastic! Food was delicious! Service was better!

                37. A

                  Aska

                  Los Angeles

                  60 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  60 reviews

                  Dined on March 11, 2020

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Fabulous AS ALWAYS! Those pear purses pasta! OMG

                38. GV

                  GrazieV

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on February 22, 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!

                39. RL

                  RobynL

                  Fort Lauderdale

                  19 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  19 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,

                40. AA

                  AA16

                  Washington DC

                  6 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  6 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.

                FAQs

                La Locanda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 538-6277.

                La Locanda is rated 4.5 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                Booked 2 times today
                Google Map for La Locanda

                419 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

                Additional information

                • Cross street

                  Fifth Street

                • Neighborhood

                  South Beach

                • Hours of operation

                  Daily 4:00 pm–11:15 pm

                • Cuisines

                  Italian

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress code

                  Casual Dress

                • Parking details

                  Parking options: Valet parking, Public Parking Lot in the rear of restaurant, and Street parking.

                • Public transit

                  Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.

                • Payment options

                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                • Entertainment

                  Full-service bar and outdoor seating for "scenesters" to people watch. A pre-party spot for clubgoers or those seeking night-time entertainment, who enjoy hearing a little Reggae or sultry beats of Theivery Corporation while sipping a cocktail or a glass of wine. Some even come to relax, read a book and sit on the side-walk patio to enjoy the company of the friendly staff and owners, Francesco and Massimo.

                • Additional

                  Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                • Phone number

                  (305) 538-6277

                • Catering

                  Accommodations can be made for large parties and the option of a prefixed menu depending on size of the party. Please call restaurant directly for more information.

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