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.
A La Locanda Staple, Seafood Lover's Dream
Josh Merlot, California
Excellent spot to catch up with old friends. Great menu and atmosphere
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.
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!!
Fantastic! We loved everything about our visit!
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!
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.
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.
Food was very good however service was not.
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 !!!
Very good Italian staples with attentive service. Easy access for Old Town
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!!
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.
delicious from appetizer to desert - would recommend highly!
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!
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!
Great food and great service. Will definitely be back.
The service was wonderful and scallop risotto was amazing!!
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.
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.
Great food, wine and service! A big shout out to Jorge, the bartender! It’s a value and we will be back soon!
great place, service, food, wine...I'll be back!....Keep the Music!....
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.
Great Italian food with very attentive staff. Authentic. Not at all pretentious.
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!
Was pretty good quiet authentic Italian
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.
The waiter was extremely friendly and jolly! Great recommendations of food and wine! Our food was absolutely delicious! We’ll definitely return!
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.
What a find! Really great food & service. Will definitely return foe more wonderful times.
Amazing experience! Amazing food and amazing service!
Food, server and music was all outstanding. Looking forward to coming back soon! If you like music while dining, visit on Thursday!
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!
Wonderful, night with Jackie and her jazz band!
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
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.
The service is terrible the food is just okay little bit over price...
I won’t go back..
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.
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
Our third trip to La Locanda and it was again worth it
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.
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.