Locanda Osteria & Bar

4.7
146 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
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IG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was overly salted.

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Locanda was as amazing as friends assured us it would be. From the fabulous homemade pasta, to the falling-off-the-bone short rib, to the (generously poured!) Italian red by the glass, we really had no business ordering dessert... and yet... we couldn’t help ourselves! The fig tart with vanilla gelato was divine. Cannot wait to go back, can’t recommend highly enough. Make sure to book ahead!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was about two miles from my hotel. I am staying near union square. I did walk down market street which I would not recommend. The restaurant was well worth it!!! Great vibe, amazing food and service.

IT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Locanda for my daughter's birthday, and everything was outstanding, The food was spectacular, the service exceptional, and the atmosphere was comfortable. Top notch!

BN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced for what it is. Wouldn’t go back.

F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. We enjoyed everything we ordered! The pastas were excellent.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress rushed us a bit but otherwise great

EW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Specialty cocktails were not worth the value

s
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

So overpriced for a tiny amount of food. Received our food before my cocktail arrived and it was not busy at the time.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got a great table, right by the window. Food and drinks were excellent. The waiter was very efficient and friendly, but a bit of an acquired taste in terms of his ‘tableside manner’ - still, we enjoyed him very much.
We had been to Locanda once before and had been only mildly impressed, this experience was much improved.

SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent but we really did not enjoy our waiter who was a tad erratic. Music was loud and could be turned down to facilitate conversation. Otherwise than that we really enjoyed celebrating my retirement party at Locanda!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! Yummy cocktails too.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We sat in the back for brunch. The music started at low volume then increased. We asked them to turn it down and they did! Wonderful. Of course, the food was fantastic as always. Thx guys.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love love love

LC
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was closed and we couldn't actually come in, they lost electricity - Supervisor came outside and explain the situation

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dinner. Food, service, cocktails, timing, every detail was very well thought through.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Mother’s Day brunch. Service was good and tasty food. It was a bit pricey though.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food

BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent place for Sunday brunch.

VB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Super cute spot in the mission. Food was good though the eggs in my purgatory were overdone (some solid yolk whoops) but still tasty. The mister had french toast and “the most amazing bacon”.

PS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends and I enjoyed the food and craft cocktails! Service was friendly and fast, and location is convenient near 16th Mission BART station.

f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many good dishes from start to finish - snacks to appetizers to pastas to mains to dessert were all fantastic. The server was very knowledgeable, nice and honest and the atmosphere very fun. A great dining experience!

d
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The server was MIA. The host was great, seated us next to the window as requested. The waitress never came to check on us after food was delivered to ask how things were. I had flagged her over and she looked at me, went into the kitchen and never checked on us. We flagged down the host to give us hot sauce. We had to ask the host to take care of our bill. Our waitress was disgraceful and I wouldn't recommend based on the quality of her service.

SM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, cocktails, decor, service and especially the food. Our artichoke appetizers were delicious, although one of them was a tad too al dente. Not consistent, but very flavorful. The pasta dishes were delicious and perfectly balanced - not too rich (carbonara) with perfect pasta! The orchiette pasta dish was incredibly flavorful and also cooked to perfection. The only criticism was the music was a too loud for the first part of the dinner when we arrived and were looking over the menu and waiting for our cocktails. But it was then lowered and was more enjoyable, and then increased again before we left. It was too difficult to hear across the table when the music was too loud.

JW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

amazing! All the staff was knowledgeable about the food .. gave excellent recommendations. We had a great time here!

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very cute, informative and knew her wines!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and delicious interesting brunch menu. Cocktails A++

ES
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and consistent. Always excellent service.

p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Fish dish was delivered inedible. Stinky. Didn’t charge for the fish but did for everything else. Won’t go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious but it was so loud that it was hard to hear

j
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been fans of Locanda since its first year of operations and we still love it.

J
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly cooked pasta

S
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Usually this place is fantastic. Tonight it was off on each and every dish. Service was rushed and then super slow. Will not be back anytime soon. Disappointing.

RF
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The veggies were the standouts! Squash with preserved lemon, sage and walnuts; turnips and beets with salsa verde and breadcrumbs; fried "Jewish" artichokes with mint. All were superb. The carbonara was ok - but the pasta was too al dente. Nebbiolo by the glass was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, I thought it was an interesting meal, that provided lots of great ideas for our own home cooking.

M
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

This is the spot for drinks and snack of pizza Bianca . If the attic Hicks are on the menu then that is a plus . The pasta has been too al dented the past two visits . It use to be such a delicious restaurant despite warnings I went any way .. just awlful and the group sitting next to us were also a bit shocked . But the wine is good!

TM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really skilled and friendly staff, great service! We enjoyed the whole package.

A
San Francisco
219 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I'm not a fan of "Italian" restaurants in America - none of them are good. I had the bavette steak, which was cooked very well and tasted great. I shared the rigatoni with a companion and, like most pasta dishes with a white sauce, if you don't eat it immediately, they begin to gel and this one was no different. The rigatoni itself was unremarkable and, perhaps, overcooked. Two companions thought the black rock fish was good and the other two companions shared another fish dish (which I can't remember what they had!) and thought it was OK. The broccoli or broccolini was superb - the best dish of the evening; well-seasoned, great taste, cooked perfectly. Service was inconsistent and the primary waitperson got a few orders wrong, heard them incorrectly, or once ordered, didn't provide them at all. We were seated near the rear - 5 of us at a make-shift table for 4 - it was tight, uncomfortable, and warm. The place is loud; way too loud to have a decent conversation. Yet another SF restaurant where you're supposed to have had a good time, but when you're finished, you're exhausted from trying to have a conversation above the din. Decent food, but nothing says I need to return any time soon.

AK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian cuisine and always 1-2 vegetarian pastas on the menu. Delicious cocktails—sometimes we even just go for a drink!

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around a fantastic experience

T
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We have love Locanda before, but they were not on their game this time. The pizza bianca and the pasta caccio/pepe both were insanely salty – and I like salt! The pasta was almost crunchy – and I like al dente! Not sure what the deal was but we won't be rushing back.

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