About La Locanda

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

419 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Fifth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 538-6277

Website:
http://www.lalocandasobe.com/

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.

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.

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.

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

La Locanda Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 27, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Was good. Good Italian food

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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Organic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great great food

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined 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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Really great food!

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 (Anchorage)·Dined 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.-:

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great as usual

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 23, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2016

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 1, 2016

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

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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Only issue was the understanding the servers since they only speak Italian, however everything else was amazing and delicious! Great price and amazing food! Will be coming back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 6, 2016

La Locanda is always good. The strozzapreti is a good bet, as is the tortellini with pear (if they have it on the menu). Salads are fresh and service is charming but a bit edgy. Locals need to keep coming here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 26, 2016

We went with our family of 8 and had a great meal with very good service.
This is our second visit to La Locanda and we recommend it as a good
neighborhood restaurant. Their Italian food was very good and reasonably
priced.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2016

Fresh pastas were excellent. Salads were ok. Sat outside with family.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Return over and over to this local Italian for neighborhood "feel" and home cooked quality

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Favorite south pointe restaurant in Miami beach. Amazing pasta. Authentic Italian. Friendly owner and chef! Such a welcoming family environment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2016

The menu choices are superb; being from NY, this was the first time I ate focaccia (in Florida) that was amazing - the fennel salad delicious, the rigatoni was just like homemade, great wine choices and scrumptious panna cotta! Try it, you will want to go back all the time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2016

Went there for my birthday on Monday and It was great. The nicest and friendliest people in all of Miami. And the food was also amazing. I will definitely go back next time I visit Miami.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Food was incredibly over priced for what it was. Appetizers arrived before the wine, which took 45 min to get there

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2015

We ate there on christmas eve. We were sat at a horrible table right next to the door with the service bar directly behind us. The service was ok, and the food was ok too. We had a far superior italian dinner - by a mile - at Café Avanti.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2015

Party of six- server delightfully pleasant but seemed overworked - so slow. Food quite overpriced. Shrimp described as "good sized" were small, filet ordered rare was medium well ( at $ 43 I would have sent it back ) lasagna dry- etc. No one really seemed to care if things were ok. I understand the restaurant is popular, I have been there before, but I was bringing guests and was really disappointed. Based on this experience I would not recommend La Locanda.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2015

Everyone enjoyed the food and were impressed by the desserts: Tiramisu and Chocolate Cake. I ordered the Branzino which was deliciously delicate and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2015

We eat here regularly. Like a home cooked meal, fresh ingredients simply prepared.
The owner is often present to welcome customers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2015

Amazing food, the staff is so friendly and welcoming, the wine selection was great too, but the food love it!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 22, 2015

Food and service were excellent. The owner was very kind and thoughtful when we gave
us free desserts to celebrate our anniversary.
Great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Very nice place with friendly staff and good food! Pizza is cooked in special Italian own!)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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