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Sun, 2/25
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La Locanda

170 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (15)
  • Fit for Foodies (12)
  • Authentic (11)
When you are seeking authentic Italian cuisine there is not a comparable restaurant in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. La Locanda Ristorante Italiano in Old Town Scottsdale offers a quiet setting where you can enjoy intimate moments with friends and family, or host private events.

We offer semi private dining and a charming bar area, where guest can enjoy a glass of wine and an antipasto.

This is a restaurant which many of our la Locanda customers call a true neighborhood style 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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Italian, Contemporary Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
Monday through Thursday
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 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 complimentary valet on weekend and parking on the street.
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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 170 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Every dish was exquisite! Had the special caprese salad to start-perfectly seasoned. Pasta, steak and fish all amazing. Server was top notch!

vipRHGlobalDiner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.

vipGizmoLover (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The Branzino was good... The Caprese salad was OK. Bread was below standard... Dessert was good

vipAngela (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

La Locanda was one of the best restaurants we have dined at in the 11 years we’ve lived in Az & made this past Valentine’s Day that much more special! The food was excellent as well as the service. From the appetizers to dessert, we could not stop talking about how delicious everything was. The grilled calamari appetizer was not your run of the mill appetizer & the lemoncello broth it was served in was amazing! The presentation of the grilled branzino was beautifully done. It was perfectly seasoned & grilled just enough to have the sweet taste of the fish come through. The scallop risotto not only had perfectly cooked scallops atop the risotto but mixed throughout the risotto as well. For dessert we savored their special chocolate/cheesecake dessert that melted in your mouth with every bite! The almonds & caramel sauce that was drizzled on top was just enough, not making this sweet decadence too too sweet & was the perfect ending to an extremely enjoyable & very satisfying dinner. We have definitely found our new go to restaurant after all this time!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner was very nice. First time dining here. Appetizers were very good large enough to share . Both meals were good. Salmon and bronzino, both served with veggies that good. No room for desert.
The booths were a little uncomfortable and in need of an update. The bar area was huge and looked very inviting. Will go back to try happy hour soon.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was lovely! The pasta literally melts in your mouth!! Sunday night was a great time to try this restaurant as it was quiet and relaxing. Super!!

vipsandyr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

First time at this restaurant but wont be the last. It was very good, homemade pasta, service was great, eight people in my party and all had delicious meals!

vipGroovyTraveller (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Two of us for dinner.Pleasant greeting by the hostess. For dinner we shared a Caesar salad. Delicious. For entrees we had black linguini with seafood and pumpkin ravioli. Both were very tasty. Service was very good. Enjoyable evening.

CMJD (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant is in a quiet location within a more bustling neighborhood and is very unassuming. We weren’t sure what to expect! But we were treated to a lovely dinner in a very modern, sleek and comfortable dining room. Wait staff was excellent and attentive.

EJMc (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

One of our FAVORITE places! Food is always fantastic.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was delicious!

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was authentic Northern Italian with a few twists. The lobster risotto is excellent. Great wait staff!

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Not as good as original restaurant on Shea Blvd. went for veal Gorgonzola and the sauce was lacking.

vipronf (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We came to get another bite of the spaghetti bolognas and had some small tweeks that they suggested and got a great custom meal instead. Pasta primavera is a new favorite for the wife and i really enjoyed the veal marsala. Ordered bruschetta off menu and they were accomodating. Possibly because we were there for an very early dinner and they werent as busy. We will be back to this local favorite.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful transformation of this space.

vipVerdeV (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Disappointing. Not the LaLocanda of Scottsdale in the past (at Shea and Scottsdale. NOISY! speakers right over the tables and turned up too loud, so everyone is shouting, it escalates. The back room is cold, literally! NO atmosphere and chilly. Food was pretty good but pricey considering all. The service was quite good. There are other more interesting options in Scottsdale.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

great food.... Great service .... Great ambience !!!

Swizzlestick (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and friendly service never fail to disappoint.

vipEmilyB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our first visit to La Locanda...and it was a home run! We love Italian food, but it's tough to find really good, authentic places to dine in the city. I dread trying to park in Old Town, but we were pleasantly surprised by the plentiful, easy parking. The inside is tastefully and warmly decorated, exceptionally clean, and cozy. Most importantly, the food was completely AMAZING. They offer an impressive selection of great wines by the glass, including two Super Tuscans for red lovers. Lobster bisque was the soup special, and the flavor was spot-on. The beet and goat cheese salad was gorgeously presented on a long, thin plate with plentiful pieces of freshly cooked beets and a creamy, flavorful cheese. Perfect execution! I find that risotto is always a risky order; 90% of the time, it's overcooked, mushy, or gelatinous. This risotto is what I always hope for when we take the risk! The grains were cooked but maintained their individual integrity and texture...and the flavor of the dish was earthy with just the right amount of saffron and truffle to make it interesting. We tried their special dessert: the apple cobbler. Again, perfectly flavored with a large scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream on top. FYI: they have a large room for private parties of 30ish people. This was a fantastic introduction to La Locanda...we will be back regularly!!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service and great food. Would definitely recommend