La Locanda

4.3
732 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 732 people are saying
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JohnC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend La Locanda to anyone who likes excellent service, food, drink and atmosphere. A dining experience to be remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Good food, fair service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My lobster risotto was bland and not good. My bf had the filet and liked it. We both agreed it was way over priced for what we got for the $85 pre fix menu for NYE.

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For New Years eve with a set menu our dinner was very pleasant. The Osso Bucco was very well prepared as was the Lobster Bisque.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

NY Eve gathering with friends and the food was ok 1/2 of us liked our food. It wasn’t worth the price. They had a special 3 course meal menu $85 per person.

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vipEdub
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal restaurant/experience all around. Food and service consistently top notch.

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vipPlikes2eat
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will becoming back!

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RobertV
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They have Jazz on Thursday from 5pm-8pm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Christmas Eve with an $85 fixed menus. The food was well below average and no where near worth $85/person.

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vipScottsdalediner
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Locanda serves the best northern Italian cuisine in the valley. The lobster risotto is to be tried. Better than Milan.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

No where did it say there was a limited menu on Christmas Eve. Very disappointing

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vipgrod
Phoenix
164 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The ambience is nice and cozy the food was average over priced and the wait staff is not very attentive

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Cyndi
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Serving staff was n

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vipalexascooking
Phoenix
61 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicous dinner. Restaurant was very busy and they were doing their best to provide great service. Our waitress was wonderful. Gnocchi, seafood rissoto and ceasar salad were all fantastic. The mussels were a little on the large size for me personally- my husband did not mind the size at all. I didn't love the sauce for the mussels. Overall one of our favorite "go to" restaurants.

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Nancy
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Professor finished university semester

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SharlaS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group ate here to celebrate a birthday. The staff was outstanding!! One of our party was late because they went to the wrong location, the staff was very patient and understanding. The food was excellent and service was superior. Our table was right inside the front door...not ideal, but it was okay. The background music was just a bit too loud. But the bar drinks and food were very, very good. The sausage and peppers appetizer was a favorite.

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PatriciaS
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. Small restaurant so we didn’t have to shout to be heard. A hidden gem. The only issue was having to pay $5 for bread when we were already spending $25+ per plate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service, long wait time for food, unfriendly staff and automatic tip added to the bill. Not worthy

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YumYum
Cologne Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great… So nice to find a veal chop on a menu again! Wait staff was also pleasant and professional. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipJimM
Tucson
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Party of nine and the experience was pedestrian. Appetizers are marginal, the beet salad is served with cream cheese, not cheese (can’t make that up), pastas and main plates were good.

This place is definitely overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very Friendky

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vipTjcole
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food!!! A must try

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CAC2021
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good and knowledgeable service. We were seated in the middle and it was slightly loud. Overall great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, great waiter and will recommend to others!
Food was delicious!!!

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vipSteve
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food and great wine. Reasonably. Priced. Food tasted fresh

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SteveH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable setting and the service was fantastic

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Hendo
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with the entire family (7 people) and everyone licked their plates clean! One of the best Italian restaurants I’ve ever been to.

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paulb
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant. The food and service were excellent (both times). This time, when I reviewed the bill I noticed a charge for an "upgraded" drink that we did not order. I explained this to the waiter, who agreed this was not what we ordered and advised he would have it removed from the bill. The manager or owner then approached the table and aggressively stated that he did not "rip me off and I shouldn't try to rip him off." I explained that this wasn't what was ordered, and even though it wasn't what was ordered, he insisted that the drink was good (and we agreed) and we should pay for it and he wouldn't remove it from the bill. The additional $4 wasn't the point, but the aggressiveness should not have happened. Come for the food, service and ambiance, but make sure you get the drink you order.

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Yhitch
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Highly recommend the lobster risotto! Love supporting locally owned restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food. Poor service. The last thing I want is a server that makes a point to make us feel uncomfortable when my date orders a couple apps vs an entree. Or tap VS bottled. We ll probably order take out if there is a next next time because the food was very good.

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vipshanw
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here twice a month always great food and service

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vipStephenP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food, memories from the original La Locanda at Shea and Scottsdale with allegedly same
Family recipes

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Rene
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We were 6 people and when the bill came it was all thrown in together. At a close look we noticed that they were 2 items not ours. 2 items that were returned immediately. when we asked to have 3 checks as we were 3 couples than it got ugly because it was not done correctly. I asked to speak with the general manager very kindly and no return phone calls. The food was good however, the complete value was not worth it.
It just saddens me that we waisted our time there where as we could be in another independent restaurant.
Good luck

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing! My husband wanted to tell the other diners to get the gnocchi because it was that good! I had the carbonara, the brussels sprouts were cooked perfectly. The only thing I would say that didn’t go quite well were the cocktails. The blueberry mule had too much alcohol that we asked to put more blueberries in it. I had the manhattan and way too much alcohol, couldn’t really taste the maple. Music was a little loud, they can definitely turn the volume down a bit. Our server was great and food came out fast. We will go back for the gnocchi!

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MichaelT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good excellent as was the service

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Scottsdale...WE WILL HIGHLY RECOMEMD TO ALL!

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vipAZEd
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The chicken pesto dish as well as the Mozzarella Di Bufala and garlic bread are always excellent.

The Fettuccini Cajun lacked flavor and was not spicy at all.

It was unusually loud with a couple of tables with large parties that had zero consideration for anyone else in the restaurant. We tend to go there because it is usually nice and quiet, but not this time.

The wine list is full of extremely expensive bottles, but lacks the typical “daily drinkers” and the ones they do have are way overpriced at $15 or $16 a glass (the bottle sells for $11 retail).

Enjoy going there and some of the dishes, but a few minor changes could draw additional regular patronage.

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vipLizB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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vipJimC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Noise level was the worst I’ve ever encountered at an evening dining location. Absolutely no chance to enjoy a relaxed dinner and converse among our group. The food was excellent but the server at our table ended up being the bartender who could only take our orders when he could come out from behind the bar! This restaurant is in need of significant changes to its decor and acoustics to equal its quisine.

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vipKerryB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much! The food was delicious and so was the wine. Our server was great. Will be back again and again.

FAQs

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

La Locanda is rated 4.3 stars by 732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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