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.
It was an amazing restaurant. Nice small kitchen feel and the chefs have some amazing specials. My wife and I really enjoyed it. We will definitely be coming here again!
We really didn’t know what we were getting into and the place appears to be little when you are outside- however we went on Thursday night when the Jazz Band plays- and it was delightful- the restaurant was more vintage old AZ- but with white table cloths, etc. charming. The wine was excellent and the food was out of this world ! We enjoyed visiting with the owner and the musicians. Will put this on the list the next time we are in town and want quality Italian
The sea bass was excellent, the salmon was very good, the service is always excellent with very helpful knowledgeable Waiters.
Food was tasty but overly salted. We went for AZ restaurant week, but felt a strong push for an 'up sell.'. Our waiter had challenges remembering what he'd told us and vice versa. Disappointing because we'd love to find a great Italian restaurant in our neighborhood
I'm sure others in Scottsdale know about this hidden treasure, but we didn't. We drove past the unassuming entrance twice. From the time we were seated until we departed our experience was fabulous. The food, drink, service and atmosphere exceeded all of our expectations. We would unconditionally recommend La Locanda!
Our server was amazing and the vegan food from the special vegan menu was absolutely amazing!!! Will recommended and will be going back very soon!
My first visit of many to come. Mushroom soup was amazing, as was the Chicken parm.
Service was right on, comfortable and not too pushy. I hope all visits to come will be just as nice.
Spaghetti bolognese is to die for. Great food and they are trying hard to do s good job. Wow
The food was amazing!
Great service and really good food. We’ll definitely come here again.
Always WONDERFUL! Best Italian in the Valley. There was a nice old school band we enjoyed. Pasta bolognese can't be beat.
Great reception from staff, helpful w/ menu, including substitutions, wine list.
Yummy fresh pasta, perfectly cooked veal
We went on a Monday night for a birthday dinner. We were the only table in the restaurant!
The waiter , Jorge was very attentive and let us visit without rushing us to order or leave.
The menu was appetizing to look at, with many choices but the prices were very high for the choices.
There were two orders of Rissotto with Scallops (3) for $28. The branzino was $30 because the waiter insisted she try the Limencello sauce...it was too bitter. My ink squid linquine with seafood consisted of 3 large mussels, some smaller mussels, cut up scallops, two shrimp and supposedly some lobster and fish. The seafood didn't seem to be fresh.
I used to go to their old place in north Scottsdale and loved it, but this place fell short of what I was expecting.
Great menu; preparation & service.
First time and we will make Lalocando a standard in the future.
Osso Bucco was simply outstanding. Caprese salad was also outstanding. Really looking forward to next dining experience although I’m sure Osso Bucco will be on my desired dish wish list for a long time.
We dined early since next day was Easter but by 7 the place was filling up quite nicely. Reservation is a must. Lots of families with kids were most welcomed. Chef is willing to make changes upon request.
Authentic Italian fare that appealed to the eight diners in our party. Mood of the waiter changed when our interest in the over priced wine turned back to ordering beer. Lesson to our American friends:- there is no way you are going to get tourists from the UK to pay over the top for ordinary wines and then slap a 20% service charge on the ticket. This restaurant is missing the opportunity for a full dining experience by not offering breads, olives, sun dried tom's etc as an hors d'oeurve and for a bill totalling over $500 not to offer a gratis digestivo is unforgivable. Overall a very enjoyable culinary experience but less impressive on the service front.
Two of our party had bolgnese. It was delicious. I had the special Halibut with limoncello sauce. Also great! We washed it all down with an excellent bottle of cabernet that was reasonably priced. Really great Old Scottsdale gem that is hidden away on 5th Avenue.
Warm wine with dry cork. Waiter’s breath was awful. Never been able to smell a waiter’s breath before. Caesar salad was a huge miss. Left before even ordering entrees. Avoid.
Very expensive for quality.
Nice little family owned spot close to Old Town without all of the tourist traffic. Somewhere nice to go for a good meal.
Food and service are consistently good.
Amazing pasta! Best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot. Fresh ingredients and friendly service make all the difference. One of the best kept secrets in Scottsdale.
I rarely write reviews but felt it necessary in this instance. We vacation in Scottsdale every spring but only discovered La Locanda last year. This is our second time dining here and the food and dining experience was even better than we remembered. The service was excellent and the waiter assisted in recommending entree selections and attentive throughout our dining. Truly a dining gem in Scottsdale and not to be missed.
Our new (long time ago too) family favorite restaurant!!
Great food and great wait staff. The bartender Jorge is exceptional.
I did recommend it to a friend as a gift.
If you are passing by, the facade of this place won't tell you anything. But once you go through the doors all changes: excellent service and outstanding food. We had the grilled branzino and fettuccine carbonara; both were outstanding with portions big enough to share with my companion. Our server David, did an excellent job, making this an unforgettable dining experience
The food and service were outstanding. I had the special that night which was risotto with shrimp, scallops and crab meat and my husband had the Oso Bucco with risotto. Both were excellent. We were also pleased with the wine list....a lot of great choices for all budgets!
We had a 7:15 reservation on a Monday, We had a very good meal. My husband had pasta puttanesca w/ a salad I had Chicken parm. W/ a tomato bisque soup. Service was good and the wine Recommendation was good too.
Outstanding Oso Bucco
The food is exceptional! Carlos, The Chef and the staff - this time it was Jorge are always so accommodating. We love the ambiance of the restaurant. One of our favorite local places to go.
This restaurant is a hidden gem off the beaten path in Scottsdale. Wonderful service, delicious food and such a nice ambiance. Halibut was fresh and cooked to perfection. Pappardelle pasta with bolognese sauce and the garlic bread were absolutely delicious. We were delighted and will come back again.
As usual the Italian dishes were wonderful. When we want Italian, we seem to default to this restaurant because the food is so authentic. We took some out of town guests this night who are Italian and they loved it.
I always know I can get my pasta fix here plus a nice selection of other stuff.
Food was amazing. Great date atmosphere with low lighting and the ability to hear to talk. Not a party place but still close to the downtown area.
Delicious food, great menu items! Highly recommended!!!
Great food , off the charts!!! Very Italian choices with homemade pasta. Still building a following yet go there now! Lets help build this place
A hidden gem! Some of the best Italian food in the area
We love their food, wine menu and service! Our go to place.