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
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 options: Valet parking, Public Parking Lot in the rear of restaurant, and Street parking.
Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.
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
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.
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
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.-:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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