La Locanda

4.6
651 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 651 people are saying
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CaseyB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious but I would not go back. Our waiter took at least 15 minutes to take our order, never checked on us after the food came and we were 10 seconds from walking out because he never brought the check.

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vipScottsdalediner
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Locanda serves splendid Northern Italian cuisine. Carlos is a wonderful host.

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Steve
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great; it was restaurant night. We had two packaged deals. I had chicken parmigiana and the wife had lobster risotto. The desserts were excellent too. The only negative; you have to pay for bread 🥖

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Gregpa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel was the best. Pampered us and steered our choices to the best dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to La Locanda for restaurant week. We loved the 3-course menu options and the food was tasty. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant was busy so it was loud but everyone managed and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend. 5-stars.

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vipWinnie
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They are full/busy and seems like there’s only one person in the kitchen. As u can imagine, there’s quite a wait even for dessert (took a while to make the panacotta and cheesecake?)

Our waiter was nice, but he wasn’t wearing a mask and sadly huffing and puffing in our face whenever he stops at our table.

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vipEileenR
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was my first time here and will be the last. Their food was good. We were seated promptly and then almost had to ask them where our next course was, for the rest of the meal... our waiter ran by when he did come by. It took 2.5 hours for us to finish 3 courses. It was a disjointed experience. We even had to ask for our bill. There were lots of staff running around so they didn't seem short - they just weren't coordinated in any way we could see.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio is the best waiter. We always have amazing food and service. It’s so personal. You interact with everyone. The live band in certain night is amazing. It’s like the family, local Italian restaurant you never knew you needed. The food is so delicious and flavorful. Everything on the menu is worth ordering. We always have a hard time deciding. I highly recommend going and supporting a great local business.

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ArizonaVisitor
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were both excellent. It was a nice place to celebrate a birthday.

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ShariP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem while searching OpenTable for restaurants in the vicinity of an art show we were attending. The reviews drew me in, and the experience did not disappoint. We started by sharing a chopped salad and house garlic bread...SO SO GOOD! My husband had the Filet special, and myself the Lobster risotto. Both meals were amazing! The service and drinks, ambience were perfect. Will definitely return. HIGHLY recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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LeslieC
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful discovery! Excellent service & fantastic food. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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RichardT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I have been coming to Scottsdale for 20+!years. We had some
great meals at Italian restaurants. I think he’d agree with me when I say this was The best from start to end.
Maybe a hidden gem, but it shouldn’t be.
Richard

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Reedm3
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great destination for dinner in old town Scottsdale!

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vipCharlesF
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food along with service.

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vipBrian
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always.

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vipMarcoPolo
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were really looking forward to trying La Locanda. But as soon as we sat down, we started to worry. The seats were terrible and sat very low relative to the table. The ambiance is very loud and it made it hard for four young adults to hear the waiter. The Florentine style steaks were good but not great. The lobster risotto was a bust. The bill was $200. In the end, though it gives me no pleasure to say so, we will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very personal. The food was excellent. Hidden treasure

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vipDonA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the lobster bisque! Super tender veal chop. Service is excellent. We'll be back.

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HaleyS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was amazing! Eduardo was a great server.

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vipJaytwins
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time here and it reminded us of our days at our favorite restaurants in New Jersey. This was a hopping crowd, and it was busy and loud. Service was inconsistent, but it did not faze us as it blended in with the atmosphere. The food was outstanding. The kitchen was hopping and the fact they got the order PERFECT was amazing. It was hot, tasty, memorable and left us wanting to try more of the menu. More working here than meets the eye and we recommend highly as a hidden gem. It took us 14 years to find it and we are glad we did. Well done team!!

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, our waiter and the ease of making a reservation were terrific. It was pretty noisy, but not over the top. The most uncomfortable thing was the room temperature. We started out fine but as the place filled up, he became quite warm. I would definitely go back. Delicious!

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vipJosephM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I made a reservation and we were seated promptly. We ordered a drink and waited for our other party member. While we waited we ordered an appetizer. I had mussels which were okay but not great. Unfortunately the other person was not able to join us so we let our waiter know and put in our dinner order. We watched as others came in ordered and dined all while we were waiting on our dinner. We were not once offered any additi

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vipshanw
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great about the food and service. Will be back again for sure ….. didn’t catch the waiters name but he was amazing !!! He the waiter who son works in the kitchen.

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vipmartinw
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always greet

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FoodSherpa
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu here is consistently outstanding and the lobster risotto is a must try!

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vipMadi
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the authenticity of the ambiance, food and service. We will definitely be back!

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AnaSantosMendolini
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the live jazz on Thursdays and we loved the food!

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Markp
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They offer a fruit infused bourbon that was wonderful. The Osso Buco was probably the beast I ever had. The Jazz ensemble was a nice touch. I wish I could remember our server's name because she was excellent and a lot of fun.

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vipCTH076
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to this establishment but definitely won’t be our last! The food was superb and portions large. I had the osso buco and it was fall off the bone tender. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. And the tiramisu….make sure you save room for dessert….it was the best I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food!!!! My whole family who came in town and love authentic Italian food was thrilled about this restaurant. We got the sausage and garlic bread as an appetizer. SO YUMMY!!! Cajun chicken fettuccini and squid ink fettuccine with the sea food was absolutely delicious. Everything was cooked so well, was light but still filling. We loved our server too, I believe his name was Barbillo. The cheesecake and carrot cake was perfect. All around fantastic. Will be back.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place feels like a local neighborhood restaurant. The food was incredible. All 4 of us loved the wine selection and all of our food. Try this place if you love Italian Food. You will be happy you did!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eduardo was incredible..
Food, wine, dessert
.. everything was a 10

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, excellent host and server. A must do for Italian foodies.

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CrystalS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Jazz was a plus and very enjoyable! Staff was awesome! Love it and would definitely go back!

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CaraB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Scottsdale and just happened on this restaurant - can’t wait to go back!!

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GeneK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was amazing! Fabulous food and great service…

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vipTracyinAZ
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Angel, was very good. The food was fantastic. Cocktails are incredible, but VERY expensive (the bartender made a special whiskey cocktail for us- amazing, but $$$$$). If you’re looking for an amazing Italian meal - a little hidden gem- this is it!!

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UALaw
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food (nearly perfect save for uncooked risotto)

FAQs

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

La Locanda is rated 4.6 stars by 651 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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