La Locanda

4.6
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412 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
When you are seeking authentic Italian cuisine there is not a comparable restaurant in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers a quiet setting where you can enjoy intimate moments with friends and family. We offer semi private dining and a charming bar area, where guest can enjoy a glass of wine and an antipasto. We offer happy hour Monday - Friday from 4:30pm - 6pm in the bar. Featuring a selection of small bites, select wines by the glass $5, $2 off cocktails & amp; beer.

This is a restaurant where everyone is treated like family. Our menu is simple and direct, offering fresh original recipes from the North regions of Italy. Pasta is freshly made in house topped with mouthwatering recipes. The wine and cocktail lists offers a range for every palate and budget. Hearty, flavorful entree includes meats and seafood selections. Salad are comprised of fresh organic local ingredients. We pride our self of a prompt, friendly and relaxed service.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! I wanted to try about 12 things in the menu but my stomach is only so big. I had the osso buco, and it was fantastic, very moist and the sauce was hearty and delicious.

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vipCake
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service is terrible the food is just okay little bit over price...
I won’t go back..

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. The server was friendly, the food was cooked perfectly and presented well. We had muscles, linguini, fish and chocolate mousse cake. Definitely will return. Great place for dinner for two, small or large groups and celebrating any occasion.

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vipSiciliano
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was awesome....again. Great waiter and wonderful seafood with black pasta. Everything was fresh. A jazz band played till 8 pm(thursdays I think). Not our thing but really good

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vipDianaW
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third trip to La Locanda and it was again worth it
to go!

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Found this restaurant on Open Table. Off the beaten path, but don't let the quiet area deter you. Food was excellent! So fresh. And they split it for us, which was so nice.

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Tetongreg
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food. Better than anything in the south Bay area. We come here every time we are in town. Always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun dinner for six! Bruschetta is amazing, special
Seafood risotto was amazing and the service was 5 star. We will def be back!

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vipJellyfish
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Appetizer was good. Our pasta main courses are salty. Chicken Parmesan tasted institutional, sauce taste like from a can. Scollop is not completely clean. Taste little sandy.

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Peach
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at La Locanda. The service was great the food was amazing. My husband says loves the Ravioli and says it is the best red sauce he has ever had. It was perfect for his Birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place! Great food and great service at reasonable prices. Try the Chef's Limoncello!

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ChristineL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous. We had the lobster risotto, lobster bisque and filet mignon.

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Candy
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took friends for dinner Fri. Evening. They loved La Locanda as much as we do. Our server, Branden was fantastic, as was our dinners. Thank you La Locanda!

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vipCompre
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, staff was excellent!

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vipCherylinScottsdale
Cleveland
58 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall food was very good. Gnocchi was out of this world as was the salmon piccata, and the veal chop. Food was beautifully presented and the menu had a great mixture of will -known Italian dishes with some creative and unusual specials.

Service was slow though perhaps because they had a number of large parties which made it very hard to hear at times. The server needed to be reminded of one item ordered several times and we had to track him down to get our check.

Very reasonably priced for the quality of food.

Will definitely try again.

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vipDianaW
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant and can't wait to go back again!

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vipCindyR
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Scottsdale! Excellent welcoming Management and great servers.
We’re regulars and always look forward to going here.
They have just added some Vegan options which is exciting as my sister is Vegan, and at an Italian restaurant!

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Goodbutshouldbebetter
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, terrific food, great location, good value

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vipSandraP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood gem. Good food, great service and nice ambience! We could actually talk without raising our voices. We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That wait staff were all really nice!

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JimR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. I highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for my 1 year Anniversary, and could not be any more impressed with the food. Absolutely the best Italian Cuisine we have had here! My dish was the Linguini Arrabiata, and it was to die for! Cannot wait to bring my friends and family here!

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GregG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at La Locanda. Carlos and his team were able to accommodate a large surprise party group that eventually grew to 22. The service was fast and attentive. The food was delicious. And we had a great side room area for our surprise party. They even cut and served the big birthday cake that we brought in from an outside bakery. It was an excellent night. Thanks to everyone at La Locanda for making this event special!

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vipMikeD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Food is delicious. Classic Italian with a little twist

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vipneal
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was top notch. We took friends - they're folks who know good good. They raved - never been there and said food was just the best. Service is adequate - not perfect but nice. Ambiance was ok - not fancy - "things a bit out of place" but very pleasant.
Looking to kick back, find a "locals" great food place just off the grid...........you'll love it.

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SamuelD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This was my first visit, and I'm definitely not going back.

They were super slow on service, especially between entree and desert. Also I asked for an espresso to come "with" my desert. The espresso was chilly by the time desert was served. The server was difficult to locate and inattentive, and therefore it was difficult and time consuming to get these issues resolved. And the quality was lacking compared to the price.

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vippnero
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for Valentine's day knowing it would be crowded. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, however it was very slow, taking an hour to get the first course and another hour after that to get the main course. My party felt bad for the waiters as they seemed to be waiting on the kitchen for meals to be delivered and we're working double duty as bar tenders. We will likely go back, but not on a holiday.

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KEND
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. staff was attentive and accommodating.

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JohnJ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian Food! Service was very attentive, and the live music was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was good but service took forever.

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DeanT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Scottsdale. I had the veal chop and it was fantastic. We had 5 people in our party and everyone really enjoyed their meal. I would highly recommend this place. The only negative is the noise level.

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vipLynneG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and top notch service!

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AaronW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the area so was trying something new. Walked in and Immediately was happy with our choice. Live jazz band to set the mood. Had a great round table for good convo. Food was amazing. Lots of different specials. Highly recommend. A little pricey but expected and worth it.

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vipEsaO
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing as always!

JD
vipJustDave
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at La Locanda on a Sunday night, party of four. Great experience all around. Caesar Salad, 4 entrees, tiramisu, and panna cotta all excellent. Nice bottle of Chianti, reasonably priced. Service was friendly and very good.

So happy to see La Locanda succeeding in Downtown Scottsdale, serving great classic Italian dishes. We’ll be back very soon.

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felis
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great plant based menu. The garlic bread is spot on!

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LiaLK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a really great, contemporary Italian restaurant. The food and service are excellent and the menu has lots of favorites -- lighter and fresher than some of the "old school" Italian places in town.

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vipBubby5
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious! Wait staff is friendly .

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful music on Thursday nights. Excellent service. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi was amazing! Like perfect marshmallows! That was our first time and certainly won’t be our last.

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La Locanda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 284-6511.

La Locanda is rated 4.6 stars by 412 OpenTable diners.

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