La Locanda

4.5
313 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 3pm - 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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AG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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MG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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W
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spaghetti bolognese is to die for. Great food and they are trying hard to do s good job. Wow

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KE
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!

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MO
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and really good food. We’ll definitely come here again.

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LF
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always WONDERFUL! Best Italian in the Valley. There was a nice old school band we enjoyed. Pasta bolognese can't be beat.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great reception from staff, helpful w/ menu, including substitutions, wine list.
Yummy fresh pasta, perfectly cooked veal

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu; preparation & service.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Highly recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very expensive for quality.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little family owned spot close to Old Town without all of the tourist traffic. Somewhere nice to go for a good meal.

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G
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are consistently good.

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EO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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CG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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LQ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new (long time ago too) family favorite restaurant!!

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g
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great wait staff. The bartender Jorge is exceptional.

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y
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did recommend it to a friend as a gift.
Delicious food.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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LR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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T
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding Oso Bucco

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RR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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j
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great menu items! Highly recommended!!!

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W
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , off the charts!!! Very Italian choices with homemade pasta. Still building a following yet go there now! Lets help build this place

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GG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem! Some of the best Italian food in the area

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CR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love their food, wine menu and service! Our go to place.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The service by our waiter was superb. However, we had a large group. Even though we made reservations in advance, the kitchen could not handle the orders. One table of 10 got and ate their dinner before the other table of 12 was even served. That was disappointing. They did keep us happy with wine and apps. But we had arrived at 6:15 and everyone was not finished until close to 10:00p due to the one table that was delayed in reviving dinner.

Food was superb! Drinks were wonderful. I would definitely go back with 2-4 people. But I would avoid taking large group.

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DA
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The old location was one of my favorites and the reopened Old Town Scottsdale did not disappoint. Food and service were both 100% on point. My wife and I will return whenever we are in the area.

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AK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant twice, and will be going back again! Everything we've ordered has been delicious, and the service is spot-on!

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FF
Tokyo
223 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not so expensive. Traditional Italian restaurant. Nice food, wine and stuff.

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JC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Discovered restaurant while walking through Old Town Scottsdale. Quiet and nicely appointed restaurant with great service and very good food selection.

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