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Locanda da Luigi, Buckhurst Hill, Essex

Locanda da Luigi

4.6
4.6
68 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
Italian Trattoria from the team behind Arte E pasta in Walthamstow and Bombetta London in Wanstead.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 8504 3277

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 68 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Fit for Foodies

  • Essex

    Healthy

  • Essex

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Essex

    Romantic

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  1. SB

    StephenB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hospitality is great, good delicious. Would recommend to anyone thinking of going.
  2. CC

    CathC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just superb from the ambience to the service and, of course, not to forget outstanding food and wine. We will be back a lot.
  3. JC

    JohnC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Southern Italian food cooked beautiful. We will definitely go again.
  4. JL

    JenniferL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really nice restaurant. Excellent service and a lovely Italian wine list. We liked the cichetti best. Also some lovely discreet spaces, so great for date night or a private dinner
  5. J

    Josh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect experience, from the pacing of service to the recommendations from the staff and finally the quality of the food & drink, this was a joy and I would recommend this restaurant to anybody who enjoys great authentic Italian food and service.
  6. M

    Michellepo

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent modern Italian, the quality of food and drink is beyond a normal local restaurant and the menu itself is lovely. Very attentive service. We will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love visiting - delicious food, great staff and love the dining rooms 😊
  8. c

    clark

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not visited this restaurant before and went there for my wife's birthday. The whole experience from when we arrived through to the end of an exceptional meal was first rate. Every course was flavoursome and had we have been in Rome, Naples, Venice or anywhere else in Italy we could not have had a better dining experience. Clark
  9. AC

    AndrewC

    Switzerland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great for a romantic meal, we both loved the restaurant and the food.
  10. NH

    NicolaH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day meal but we have been here several times and loved it every time. Menu changes were fantastic and everything was spot on. Food, service, drinks and setting. Our local favourite. Thank you all for making Father’s Day special ! See you soon.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited as a family of 5 .. 3 children including one infant. Warm welcome and great hospitality coupled with great dishes and nice wine. Light interactions from the chef made the dinner a touch more special. Recommended and we will likely become a regular.
  12. AC

    AlisonC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had an early slot at 5.30 on a Saturday so only one other table occupied. This was nice as had good space. Very friendly staff, owner was very jolly and helpful. Food was fine, but nothing exceptional. Chocolate cake was more like a fudge brownie.
  13. B

    Benjy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little restaurant, really recommend highly
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place with great food!
  15. J

    Julieb

    Essex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food served by people who are passionate about delivering authentic Italian cuisine. Wonderful to have this little gem so close to home. We will definitely be back and can highly recommend.
  16. JE

    JulietE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food. Fresh, beautifully cooked and top class ingredients. Friendly, helpful service. Really impressive all round.
  17. 1

    1234556

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Italian sourced ingredients cooked in an open kitchen with very personable service. Great ambience and surroundings. Dishes could of been presented with a little more finesse for the price point but overall a very enjoyable meal.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Friendly staff gave us a warm welcome. Menu is flexible in that dishes can be shared or not. Fantastic fresh ingredients, had the most delicious smoked burrata and copacollo. But our favourite being the huge veal Milanese, served like a tomahawk chop, perfectly cooked with zucchini fritti. Loved it! No room for dessert. We will be back!
  19. S

    Sophie

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A local gem, delicious Italian food and really friendly owner. Plus it's dog-friendly - what more could you want!? Was super busy on the Saturday night I went, they were turning away walk-ins so I'd advise booking. Was less busy on a Thursday and we sat outside on the terrace which was lovely.
  20. PA

    PAC06

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food, freash and authentic.
  21. LB

    LouiseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was excellent. Good size portions!
  22. SA

    SAH1

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm welcome from the staff who explained the menu to us. This is not your typically Italian as you are encouraged to share dishes but don’t have to. The food was tasty and beautifully served. Will definitely be returning.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Mother’s Day meal. Super busy but all the staff worked so hard and were most accommodating and very friendly. We really had the nicest lunch. Couldn’t fault the food.
  24. MR

    MRSTJG

    Essex

    118 reviews

    2.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Chicken Milanese very good and courgette Fritti also good, but the chicken was not good value for money. Pizza - nice but not enough topping (salami). Wine overpriced. Disappointed there was no option for a bottle at approx £20 as in similar restaurants. Heaters outside very effective.
  25. G

    Gary

    London

    189 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good to have as a local restaurant. Quality imaginative Italian food.
  26. SK

    SamanthaK

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time eating there. Really enjoyed it. Will be back.
  27. LP

    LaurenP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food and outstanding service. Highly recommended.
  28. c

    catty

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time in a week! Says it all… The food is homecookec imaginative and tasty…. As an Italian…. this is genuine!
  29. S

    Smudger

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Disappointing. Having been there before it had lost its charm after redecoration and remodelling. The service was slow to get initial drinks and then to order food too. The seating was cramped and the faux marble tables cold and uninviting. . There was a very cold fraught as the back door was left open throughout, probably to cool the kitchen staff. The food was fine, limited menu though. We were celebrating three birthdays but had to share one small tiramisu with a candle.
  30. F

    Finediner

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delightful . It is along time since we have tasted such good Italian cooking. We are very happy to have Locanda as an excellent local Italian restaurant. Whilst there was a small glitch in the service it was handled very well and in no way detracted from a most enjoyable evening . We shall be back and it will be quite soon
  31. RP

    RhiannonP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with fabulous service. I will be back
  32. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was really good. I will definitely be going back.
  33. p

    philc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely Italian food in a relaxing & convivial atmosphere
  34. SB

    SharonB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience at Locanda the Luigi. The recommendation of small plates to share Was spot on and thoroughly enjoyed by the four of us. Friendly service. Would def recommend and return !
  35. GR

    GeorgeR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with a great atmosphere. The staff are so friendly and the owners really made the experience special paying attention to all of the details and being so knowledgeable on the food to make it a really special experience. The produce is all so fresh and the dishes are truly authentic - the carbonara was like none I’ve ever had before but has opened my eyes to what this would be like in Italy and now I won’t be able to have it any other way! A real foodies heaven and hidden gem of a restaurant that I will be a regular at for a long time now. 10/10
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very nice. Knowledgable server, knows the menu, gave great recommendations. Food was fresh and unique and well presented. Will be back again. Really nice evening.
  37. MZ

    MireilleZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cosy little restaurant, pretty covered outdoor area with twinkling lights, slightly busier indoor middle section & two quirky little side rooms. Delicious starters. Fantastic service. Main courses are rather pricey, especially since they do not come with any sides. Would definitely go again.
  38. GB

    GeorgeB

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit to our new local Italian, great starters, had the anchovies and the Tiger Prawns to share, delicious the prawn were large and meaty, the anchovies and the bread were superb. We both had the Luganega sausage which we both enjoyed There wasn't much room for pudding so we shared a Chocolate nemesis cake accompanied by some delicious ice cream. We enjoyed a bottle of Grillo with our meal A very enjoyable meal friendly and helpful team make it a pleasure to spend and evening eating good Italian food
  39. S

    claireS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is absolutely incredible. I can not wait to go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice evening and tried the cauliflower steak which was delicious

FAQs

Locanda da Luigi is rated 4.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Locanda da Luigi

182 Queen's Rd Buckhurst Hill, Essex IG9 5BD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Buckhurst Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Buckhurst Hill Ungerground Station - Central Line

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