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La Locanda

4.6
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 284-6511
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Guillermo Alcala
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Cross street
Indian School and 5th Avenue
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Parking details
We have parking on the street.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.4
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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing experience here tonight! Wonderful, flavorful and authentic Italian cuisine. It’s summer in Az so it was quiet but the food was on par with any of the better restaurants in town. Lobster bisque, stuffed pork chop beet salad and the gnocchi were all memorable. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This is superior Italian dishes. We really like this place. We asked for and got a nice quiet table because we wanted to discuss an upcoming vacation. I wanted them to make a major modification to one of their pasta dishes and they had no problem doing that. All in all, a good place with authentic Italian food.

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The bread was old, the risotto tasted old and mushy. The tomato in the caprese was like pink styrofoam.
How did they get 4 stars on open table?

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The food is amazing. I ordered the seared scallops with the porcini risotto. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Truly an outstanding restaurant - highly recommend! A hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The food was outstanding as was the service. Kudos to the Chef! We had the osso buco, the risotto, pasta with seafood, even desert -- and everything was so good, no leftovers. Everyone left happy. The wine list was a bit overpriced, other than that I would highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food and Service excellent and consistently !

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really enjoyed our Mother’s Day brunch today. Service & food was very good. Would like to return & try dinner. We are visiting from South Carolina.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was there for Mother’s Day brunch. Service was very slow. It took about 40 mins to get my omelette and when it arrived it was luke warm and just “ok”. Maybe their regular dinner or lunch service is better but we were very under whelmed.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I had Veal Gorgonzola and my wife had Salmon Piccata as entrees. Both were excellent. We had a Caprese salad as a first course. Although the mozzarella and dressing were excellent, the tomatoes that formed the basis for the salad were awful. The service was very good. The wine list is adequate, but could use a better selection of California and/or other domestic wines for those of us who don't follow Italian wines.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Wonderful home made pasta and sauces!! Lobster risotto was dreamlike..... pappardelle OMG ... melted in my mouth!! I love this little place. Next time in from Chicago, will be back!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a group of 5 friends for dinner and were seated at round table. The staff were very attentive and the waiter made some great recommendations. Food was great with large portions. This place is a hidden gem in Old Scottsdale.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food and such a cool setting.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful, great sense of humor, and the food was absolutely delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had the calamari, caprese, beet salad, lobster bisque and the black linguine. All were excellent, but the calamari was by far the best. The limoncello broth was spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My husband and I had a delicious dinner date here for his birthday and Tara was our server. Every worker that we interacted with had phenomenal customer service. Tara was an amazing server and did everything perfect! I was even able to drop off the birthday cake the morning or our reservation because it was a surprise for my husband, which Tara executed perfectly. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

a great place for authentic Italian food in beautiful restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went at 10am for brunch for my birthday. Nice and quiet and very good food.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Very nice restaurant, off the beaten path in Old Town. Food was very good and the ambiance was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Understated entry is eliminated once you sit down and sip a glass of wine and review the menu.
Excellent presentation and original Italian recipes

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance! It was our first time in but we will definitely be going back! Service was great as well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed a late afternoon lunch, the service was fantastic and the dessert was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

this was an awesome experience and definitely will be back to enjoy this place

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went off their menu online when I booked our reservation, however when we got there we were told they could only do brunch or dinner. It was noon..... I asked for the lunch menu that was shown on their website and was told they don’t offer that on weekends.
Finally after 20 minuets of me complaining in a very nice way the manager printed a lunch menu for us, but said “this is why we aren’t going to be doing things anymore with open table.” We will not be going back there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the best brunches I've had!
We ordered breakfast sandwich, vegetarian omlet and blueberry pancakes, they were excellent!
Service was wonderful and attentive!
We definitely will go back, most likely will try their dinner, they make their own pasta and desserts look fantastic!
Can't say enough positive about experience !

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Attentive hospitality combined with delicious cuisine. A+ all around - well done.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A true gem in downtown Scottsdale. Their brunch is fantastic with the most amazing stuffed Brioche. Dinner is also excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing food. You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We happened upon la locanda when we were in old town for an appointment and we will return. The lobster risotto and the gnocchi were both very good. Definitely worth the visit

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Outstanding dinner....loved the veal gorgonzola...potatoes and spinach just right. A little far to walk from Old Town Scottsdale, but certainly worth a short taxi ride.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our meal was amazing. Every one of us loved what we ordered. The service was great for our group of 10. We will definitely go back! Thanks for such a nice evening!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time visit. We split the caprese salad, the mushroom risotto and the branzino. All were great and split plated in the kitchen. Wines by the glass were also great. Our server was attentive and comped our dessert (panna cotta) as first timers. Price was very reasonable for the quality. The atmosphere was busy but not noisy. This place is a real gem. The kitchen is open to the dining room which we always love. Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was my first dining experience at this restaurant. The exterior of the restaurant doesn’t do the rest of the place justice. The service we received was excellent but the food was outstanding. We had one minor issue with a meal and the they were very accommodating. I would highly recommend for a quality Italian dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We were so glad to find La Locanda again. The food is exceptional. The beef filet was incredible, as was the veal and salmon piccata. The room is quiet and very comfortable. We’ll be back.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Room: booths or table or bar seating; decent atmosphere. We sat in a booth. The window sill nearby was filled with little dead fruit flies, a quick wipe with a damp cloth would have taken care of that unfavorable site....it’s ALL in the DETAILS.
Service: attentive server, she was fairly new, but very knowledgeable, friendly.
Food: first time we had to ask for bread in an Italian restaurant. It was, however, dry and obviously warmed by a quick zap in the microwave....good news, I saved carb calories by skipping the bread. I had squid ink pasta w/fruitti di mare, delicious! Generous portion w/a lot of fish. My two friends were happy w/meals of cream of mushroom soup, and generous portions of pasta bolognese.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It is in a small strip center. Not real impressive from the outside. The food was fantastic. I had a veal chop. My companion had Osso Buco. They were both outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great food and service! Definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

In town for Spring Training and looking for a restaurant near Old Town that wasnt too crowded. Wanted to meet my niece and husband for a nice quiet meal. This was the place. Very authentic Italian food, excellent service and very relaxed dining. The staff was very attentive but not bothersome. Food came hot and well presented without a long wait in between courses.
The lobster risotto was excellent. Would reccommend again.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent nosh!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was outstanding. Service was wonderful. They even squeezed our big party in early when we showed up before our reservation time. Had a great evening here.

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