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Locanda Osteria & Bar - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
256 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
A Roman-inspired Osteria and Bar. Owned by Anne and Craig Stoll. Our menu changes daily. The menu below is an example of what you would find on our dinner menu

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 863-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Reitz

What 256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. LM

    LaMo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unfortunately with restaurants limited to number of people allowed, much nicer seating area in main dining area was closed off. However food, service and excellent cocktail ensured a future visit when things go back to normal.
  2. TM

    TonyaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locanda is always outstanding - wines and pastas to die for:-).
  3. Z

    Zojo

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service with a quaint neighborhood vibe. Definitely a do-over.
  4. IL

    ILoveTea

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my pregnancy
  5. ED

    EnthusiasticDiner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go for the appetizers and the pastas. Table service and wine service were first rate.
  6. GD

    GeneD

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed everything, but my cacio e pepe is better. Only place in SF to get authentic Roman pizza bianca.
  7. DV

    DouglasV

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite - consistently great food and service, good cocktails. Have never brought someone here and had them disappointed - never. And when dinner is done you walk out to a vibrant neighborhood with multiple options for an after dinner drink.
  8. LB

    LindaB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have been to Locada many times. It's always very delicious. It was a disappointment that the jewish artichoke was not available this visit but I understand that is isn't currently in season. Something to note. I have had the bucatini on many occasions. I found approximately 3 small pieces of guanciale in it - that's rather sad isn't it. I still loved what I but I felt I was "skimped" on by the chef.
  9. D

    Delighted

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I had seen this place on “Check Please” where they gave it rave reviews. Couldn’t wait to try it. Just to cut to the chase: I rarely if ever complain about portion size because often enough a smaller portion is adequate. Especially if it’s great food. I ordered a favorite of mine, Linguini and clams. It was a (too) small portion and nothing special in flavor. Price ($24) was not unreasonable for this dish at a trendy restaurant. And Locanda has a good vibe.. But it was ultimately disappointing because of the big buildup, a mediocre dish and too little on the plate.
  10. AC

    AnnaC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great vibe, excellent service and great food. Small portions and for the 4 of us, we ordered 3 appetizers, 3 pasta dishes, a Bavarian steak dish, a side veggie dish and 2 desserts to share, and most felt we could have eaten more. Would have been 5 stars if the pasta dishes were done right. While I like my pasta al dente, it was still hard in the middle for the carbonara and crab pasta dishes. Taste was right on point though. The speciality dish of uni spaghettini however, turned out to be too citrusy. Did not taste the uni. Finally, one of the wait staff removed one of our dishes that was not entirely eaten without asking. Otherwise, a fun night out at a great restaurant with fantastic service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious! I couldn't have been more delighted.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Service felt a little rushed like they were trying to turn the table over. Also servers interrupted often... collecting plates, putting down silverware , food & often interrupting conversation. Side dishes & appetizers were quite good. Main pasta course was good but not terribly memorable.
  13. s

    stefanie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Derrick is the best bartender!! Made reservations for Saturday night at 5:30 pm (they give you the option to sit at the bar or table), for the bar cuz I feel like it's more fun to sit there. Ordered a flight of old-fashioned (the reason why we came to begin with), order a crispy pork belly app, the bavette steak, and orrechiette pasta. The food was so good, perfect temp and seasoning on the steak, the greens were dressed really nicely. The pasta was amazing, I'm not a fan of capers, but in this dish, I couldn't even tell. I inhaled my pasta. We were stuff and wasn't going to get dessert. Left to use the restroom and when we came back, there was a couple of old-fashioned waiting, the bartender said he "messed" on something and gave us the drinks on house. We were like really? What did he messed up on, everything was great. Next thing we know, we were given dessert spoons, and the bartender said "No one comes to my bar without getting dessert." Got the strawberry kiwi ice cream, it was sweet and sour, you can really taste the kiwi. Best service hands down, still don't know what he "messed up" on. Would definitely come back any day, especially to try more food as there were plenty more to be had. Derrick is the best bartender!!
  14. DC

    DuaneC

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere is very good and the service was great.
  15. JY

    JohnY

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Locanda. We enjoyed the meal, had very good service, and overall I highly recommend. There were only two of us and the table was small, but otherwise well done!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and great service! Rovi is a fantastic - was lucky enough to have her twice in a row and she made the experience both times.
  17. TH

    THOMASE

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went to Locanda for Valentines dinner. It’s a relatively small place and the tables are closed to each other and you can hear your neighbors conversation. I wouldn’t recommend this place for special events. Now with that said, the food and service was phenomenal. We started out with fried olives, a must have. Cheesy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Followed by diver scallops, tiny sweet with a Dijon wine sauce that perfectly. Then the finally was the grilled whole seabass with crab pasta. The fish was so tender with a slight hint os smoke. The dish was just as good as the fish platter we had in Venice. And the crab pasta paired perfectly. I would say go on a weekday.
  18. PA

    PAULINAG

    Mexico City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I dont know if it was because we were six but service was not good at all. Some pastas came very fast the others arrived when I was done with mine. Drinks... the started arriving when the first pastas did and after a while a beer and an apeorl appeared kindnof a dessert. Portions are too small for pasta. Fried Olives were deelicious! They sent comolimemtary desserts for the delays etc they were ol
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Arugula on steak dish was spoiled. Server was amazing though!
  20. s

    smittystipsheet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the staff and the food At Locanda
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My gf and I made reservations and upon arriving we saw that 2 people at the window booth seat were leaving. We asked if we could sit there, but the hostess said it was unavailable because "someone had reserved it." It was pretty obvious that no one had reserved the table as it sat empty throughout our entire meal. But, I'm glad that the straight, white couple that came in after us, who were seated at a regular table (not the window booth) were re-seated to the window booth. At least someone got to enjoy it.
  22. M

    Mspiggy

    New York Area

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service fun spot a bit too loud and lacks ambience
  23. AM

    AlisonM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Wanted to like Locanda as an alternative to tried and true Italian restaurants in North Beach, but everything was just "OK" and nothing special. The orecchiette with sausage was a bit salty too, the grilled rockfish was just good but not spectacular and not enough to share as an entree, and had no accompaniment aside from some radishes. We ordered the "Pizza Bianca" as one of two appetizers and it wasn't pizza at all but basically bread, or to be generous, nearly a foccacia but not quite as good. The fried olives were interesting though. My father-in-law who likes classic martinis served in classic martini glasses, was really put off by the "mini" rounded glasses his martini was served in and felt that these were not a good value for $11 each. WIth all the good options, we will likely go elsewhere in the future.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great and our server was awesome.
  25. CT

    ChristinaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! Ambiance was beautiful! Waiter & hostess were very friendly. Can't wait to go back!
  26. MQ

    MaireQ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am going to miss th
  27. KT

    KatrinaT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They make some of the best fresh pasta in SF.
  28. RP

    RobP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and not the last. I can’t believe I have not been eating here for the past 9 years. An excellent alternative (and maybe even better) to delicious Delfina.
  29. EG

    EricG

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service. My only issue is that they could work a bit to reduce the noise level. It was 85 decibels consistently.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Citrus salad and pasta were nice. Fish was ok. Very noisy and the open kitchen causes smells to distribute throughout the restaurant.
  31. TM

    TomM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great in all respects
  32. W

    Whitney

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Very loud drunk guests sitting next to us were a distraction , but otherwise, an enjoyable meal.
  33. D

    Dinaabout

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Locanda is reliably excellent and a go to place for Roman Italian cuisine. Have been going for many years and the team has kept standards and quality high. Olives, fritto misto proscuto and carbonara and grilled whole cod - amazing meal. This is authentic Italian food at its best.
  34. MH

    MarieHelene

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I never been disappointed by dining at Locanda! The service is great; our waiter explained well every dish. Every dish was very tasty.
  35. SB

    SandyB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Such a disappointment. We came for a special paella dinner. Paella was overcooked and made with the wrong kind of rice. Greens on the side were oversalted. Salt cod tortilla was inedibly salty. (I know...salt cod is salty but it's not TOO salty if soaked properly.) Just seemed like this meal was not made with care.
  36. LB

    LarryB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and our server were great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of course this is an Italian restaurant but I went there for a special Spanish paella menu served with flights of Golden State cider. I have to say the Spanish food was better than any Spanish food I've ever had at a Spanish restaurant. But go there anyway for the Italian food and I'm sure you'll be delighted
  38. S

    patriciaS

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went to the paella dinner with ciders on Monday. The menu was fabulous - from the fried onion appetizer, chicory salad with a slice of salt cod tortilla and the sublime paella with clams, chorizo and a bit of spice. I hope it is added to their menu as it was THAT good. The service is beyond the number of stars offered!! Just the right amount of attention and everyone is so engaging you feel so delighted you ate there!❤️
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night with my partner who was craving the flavors of Italian cuisine from our recent trip to Italy. Locanda came through with providing authentic and creative Italian cuisine. We will return to try more of their delicious menu items. The service was exceptional as well. My partner had a hard time hearing me across the table for two, but I had no problem hearing him and I usually am the one that has a hard time hearing in public spaces. Other than that I have no complaints.
  40. S

    Simone

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, but I only recommend this restaurant for weeknights. It was really uncomfortably loud and crowded for a date night on Saturday. The servers had to maneuver really carefully and say “pardon my reach” constantly to work their tables. The line of couples’s tables we were in had maybe 12 inches between each other. The host didn’t do Paris-style seating — where they move the table so you can gracefully get in and out of your seat. If you’re not a size 4 or smaller, getting to your seat could be embarrassing.

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Locanda Osteria & Bar - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 256 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Mission District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Melissa Reitz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Wine

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