La Locanda

4.7
446 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.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot to catch up with old friends. Great menu and atmosphere

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vipDougA
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We dined on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was pretty close to maxed-out for COVID seating requirements. Our food was terrific and we'll definitely go back, however, the service was not what would have hoped for. Our waiter was very rushed and not a very good listener. Sometimes we had trouble getting his attention when we needed something. Our single biggest disappointment was the delivery of the food. We ordered "Primi" course plates and "Secondi" course plates and they were delivered together, rather than in stages. This left us waiting a long time with NO food and then too much to eat before it got cold.
We'll give it another try, hoping for a smoother experience.

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vipNancyB
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was impeccable. Great wine selection. I always leave with leftovers because I have to have their soup, salad and appetizer along with my meal. Dessert too! Your taste buds come alive at La Locanda!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We loved everything about our visit!

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jillh
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We're sorry we took so long to try this place and will definitely be back. The food was delicious and thank you for being one of the very few places that does not fry the calamari!!! We also enjoyed the lobster bisque, bolognese and especially the halibut. The fish was just as good the next day for leftovers!

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vipAnnieK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably great Italian Food, service and ambiance. With soooo many fine restaurants in Scottsdale, its hard to stand out....but La Locanda does! They have a really fun jazz band Thursday nights.

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sallyj
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Ilwill definitely be back. The service was excellent and the food tasty and fresh. My husband and both left feeling full and satisfied. The blackened linguine was made to perfection. This will most likely be my go-to Italian restaurant from now on.

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vipJamesO
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good however service was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience for my birthday! Our server was extremely accommodating to a friend with MANY special requests and the surprise birthday strawberry panna cotta was the most perfect ending to the meal. 10/10 would recommend !!!

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vipsunsfanatic
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Italian staples with attentive service. Easy access for Old Town

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for restaurant week. Started with fun cocktails! We enjoyed watching maple cotton candy dissolve into a Maple Manhattan. The Greyhound drink was also yummy! Friends had the wedge salad and said it was amazing. Seafood Risotto was outstanding! One of our party had the Bolognese and thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Finished with the chocolate mousse cake, which was out of this world delicious! We will be coming back!!

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BrianT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit loud because they had a little band playing on a Thursday night. Didn't realize they had a live band. Wanted to talk to my date so we got seated in the adjoining room which allowed us to listen to the music and talk.

Great service. Server was knowledgeable about the menu. Water and ice tea always refilled. Manager/host came around checking if everything was fine.

Tried the Restaurant Week menu. Started with the mushroom soup. It was delicious, but I wish they shaved some truffles on the top. The seafood risotto was filled with shrimp and scallops. Perfectly cooked. FInished with the Panna Cotta. Good texture and flavor.

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TorgerE
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious from appetizer to desert - would recommend highly!

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Dinner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my turn to treat my neighbors, plus it's AZ Restaurant Week. The place was full, overflowing into the banquet room. Carlos and his staff were terrific- we had exactly what we wanted and were able to sit at the bar and watch my alma mater play football. My team won and our neighbors enjoyed every bite!

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DarleneV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! So glad I pick
La Locanda for dinner that night.
Many restaurants to choose in the area, but this was excellent!

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Foodie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back.

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Leslie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful and scallop risotto was amazing!!

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Dinner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best quality of any local restaurant. Everything is made fresh. Even the cocktails are crafted to your specific liking. They have instituted social distancing measures with partitions between the booths and fewer tables throughout.

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vipabbiereed
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! It actually reminded us so much about our trip to Italy and when my husband lived there. We are the burrata- so good. And also got the grilled calamari. For mains I had the Bolognese. Everything was amazing! Great service too.

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vipKatharina
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service! A big shout out to Jorge, the bartender! It’s a value and we will be back soon!

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RobertF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, service, food, wine...I'll be back!....Keep the Music!....

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JoeM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Chicken in my pasta had zero seasoning. I’m positive it was boiled. Our salads were not tasty. The dressing on both the chopped and arugula were not good. The gnocchi was very good.
The music was way too loud and the ambience..... extremely dated and dingy.

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ArcadiaJim
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food with very attentive staff. Authentic. Not at all pretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love La Locanda! Moving boys Into ASU & brought friends this time. Boys even drive from Tempe as they remembered the bolognase (we got an extra for the table!). Seared scallop risotto sooo yummy as was the special risotto. Italian white wine recco’d by staff was delicious as was the Chianti. Easily social distancing with tables spread apart better than at CA restaurants. Love the food and the friendly staff. It’s absolutely our favorite restaurant in AZ!! Thank you La Locanda!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was pretty good quiet authentic Italian

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RKengo
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great staff. The food is beautifully prepared but both my girlfriend and I unfortunately found it to be a bit heavy.

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MichaelF
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was extremely friendly and jolly! Great recommendations of food and wine! Our food was absolutely delicious! We’ll definitely return!

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JimmyJohn
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at La Locanda. The burrata starter w/ garlic bread was delicious and the pasta entrees we ordered were both exceptional. We were in town on vacation but will visit again if we return to the area.

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vipTomC
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Really great food & service. Will definitely return foe more wonderful times.

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GeenaH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Amazing food and amazing service!

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vipNancyB
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, server and music was all outstanding. Looking forward to coming back soon! If you like music while dining, visit on Thursday!

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vipAZEd
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great local neighborhood gem.

The burrata appetizer was amazing as well as the scallop risotto and the chicken pesto pasta dish. The chicken Marsala sauce was too thin, but the amazing service made up for it. Definitely will be back!

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LisaS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, night with Jackie and her jazz band!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner. The staff was amazing and had the best service! All of the food was incredible and tasted so fresh. Would Highly recommend and I will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
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
10 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
35 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
10 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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La Locanda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 284-6511.

La Locanda is rated 4.7 stars by 446 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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