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La Locanda

4.6
141 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Casual
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(305) 538-6277
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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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Cross street
Fifth Street
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Parking details
Parking options: Valet parking, Public Parking Lot in the rear of restaurant, and Street parking.
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Public transit
Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.
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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 Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is our third visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed.
We had a very good meal and excellent service.
The restaurant is great for a family get-together as the prices are very fair and the menu is
extensive where you will find something you like.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great dinner!! So many choices and each of our six meals were delicious!!! Server was very helpful with recommendations. Very friendly restaurant with delicious food that would be good for a date or a family dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food was great, especially the pasta with mushroom, the sauces in all dishes also tasted very authentic. The services put a damper on the experience. They were clearly operating short staffed or were not investing in staffing at appropriate levels. Though out wait staff was very pleasant, they were running around for multiple tables and we had to wait long periods before getting her attention. I would recommend the restaurant for its food, but the service was far from even acceptable.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The menu was heavy on the pasta dishes, and light on the meat entrees. But the pasta was excellent, and the service was great. My water glass was filled every time it got to half full.
Nice view of the art deco building across the street.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was amazing as was the service. Felt like we were transported to Italy. Very authentic!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Lovely place to dinner with friends and my girlfriend.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We chose this restaurant as it offered vegan options - we are a mixed crowd of meat eaters and vegans. As it turned out the vegan options was the vegetarian pasta courses made with glutenfree pasta. Fair enough - but not good enough to emphazise the wish for vegan food and to be offered mushroom truffle gluten free pasta only to receive a dish swimming in butter. The dish was replaced when we complained, but the vegan had to eat alone as it took 30 minutes to make a new one with olive oil.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a lovely old world restaurant one block off Ocean Drive in trendy South Beach. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The atmosphere is very cozy but not crowded. Well worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We were a group of 6 & we were we’ll accommodated:. Service was very good. Our waitress Vanessa was friendly & helpful with our choices. Food was very good from the focaccia in the beginning to the seafood risotto, porcini risotto, tagliatelle with porcini. For dessert we had italian cheesecake which was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great friendly service, delicious varied food choices, never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

They greet you like you're an old friend coming for dinner. The food is delicious and the pizza is fantastic! Neighborhood gem! One of my favorites on the beach.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

One of the best genuine Italian restaurant in Miami Beach

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing fresh made Pasta and Pizza. The Special SeaFood risotto was outstanding. Very nice wine selection too.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Authentic Italian, really good food, pizza baker just needs to watch out he doesn't grill his pizza to black burned

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and a great atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Used to be our favorite Italian... but this time food was late and bad... drinks were watery and tasteless. Something had changed since last summer

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous fresh, handcrafted pasta! The young woman who waited on us was delightful! It was worth the drive from West Palm Beach. We are looking forward to returning to enjoy another meal.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was not very good. The Fruita de mar was way too salty, the pear tortellini was good but the cheese sauce was lumping and cold, and the lobster ravioli was tasteless. Sorry.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

We found this restaurant about a year ago and just love the atmosphere and food.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was phenomenal and the service was excellent. The staff was very nice and accommodating to all our needs.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Was good. Good Italian food

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome atmosphere, very friendly waiting staff. Felt welcome and well served. The best experience I had in Miami in terms of quality of service.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

The was good. However, the bread and the dipping sauce were cold. The service was also good. I did like the place and I would recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2017

Great great food

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

We were looking for places to eat in Miami Beach, as our daughter just over there. This place was highly rated by several sources, and did not disappoint in any way. Terrific pastas, authentic pizza, great appetizers, and a very good wine selection. The staff was also a standout, for their warmth, sense of humor, and helpfulness. We even got a few Italian lessons. All in all a great evening. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2017

LaLocanda is my favorite local walk to Italian restaurant. It was my birthday and family came to town to celebrate. They all loved their food, the wine, the service!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

Great food we sometimes drive 2 hours just for dinner here. Best Italian you will find. Owner is almost always there great staff. Fantastic lasagne. Very reasonable pricing for the area. I recommend it to all y friends. DEFINITELY worth a stop or the drive to find it

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Really great food!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2017

College roommate & her 2 friends in Miami enroute to Cuba - I've enjoyed la Locanda's authentic Italian Menu in the past and it was a hit once again.. I didn't care much for the wine recommended by helpful proprietor but didn't realize that til after it was poured for all. My error! Everything else was perfect- especially the pear-purses and fennel salad.outside ambiance noisy- close to street.-:

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

Great as usual

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

As always, friendly, welcoming and accommodating staff! Bene! Molte Bene!

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2017

Excellent as usual, great neighbourhood gem, great staff, great food.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Had a reservation for 9pm. Got there 5 minutes early. No table ready until 9:30pm. Finally went to a neighboring restaurant which was full but they made up a table for us to accommodate us immediately!!

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2016

We had a reservation for 8:00 and didn't get seated until after 9. It just wasn't up to their usual standards. Food was just ok, service not good, just not a good night. It was a total madhouse and they made it worse by overbooking.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2016

While our server was very helpful, the food quality was poor. My shrimp were over cooked and didn't seem to have the lemon butter sauce that was listed on the menu. The steak entree my son ordered was over cooked and tough. Looks like the pizza is the best bet at this place. I was disappointed with the meal especially In light of the reviews on line.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Black linguini with shrimp is delicious and so was the calamari appetizer

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Not bad however it was just average. And of course being South Beach pricy.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2016

I've been there many, many times. To me, honestly, the best pizza you can get in Miami (keep in mind I'm Italian...). Also the restaurant's menu is excellent, indeed.
The staff is always super kind, smiling and polite, and so is the owner, always welcoming and taking good care of you.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2016

We enjoy take out here but last week, I took a friend to dinner at the restaurant I had a bad experience. I had the special of the day pizza...all of the pizzas on the menu are about $12-14...I chose the special of the day pizza, which was not price listed on the menu and they didn't say the price..( which they should have) I was out with a friend and didn't want to ask for the price ( embarrassing to ask a pizza price)and when I received the bill they charged me $39 for the pizza...a pure rip off.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

Restaurant did not have my reservation when we arrived!! They were gracious and sat us anyway!
Food is always good and everyone friendly.

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