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Locanda Osteria & Bar

4.6
89 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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A Roman-inspired Osteria and Bar. Owned by Anne and Craig Stoll. PLEASE NOTE: Locanda Osteria & Bar only accepts limited reservations on OpenTable. For more tables and availability, please visit Locanda Osteria & Bar's website or contact us directly. Our menu changes daily. The menu below is an example of what you would find on our brunch or dinner menu
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 863-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Strong
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Cross street
16th Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Wine
What 89 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellent food, service and drinks. There are a number of options for food and drinks. The waiter was accommodating to special requests. Although there was noise it was not overwhelming. Still possible to have conversation

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We always have an excellent time and the fried olives always start me to drooling!!!

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The only good dishes were appetizers. Very good anchovies, chopped liver, and a salad. The pork was not too bad, really lousy rigatoni alla carbonara (overcooked, no flavors) , and fusilli integrale was also quite disappointing.

Staff doesn't know the deserts. What they claimed to be less sweet was extremely sweet (more than other deserts) and all deserts seemed to be based on the premise that the only good desert is something with more sugar than any other ingredients.

Even espresso was watery and tasted like from an instant coffee.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

I have been here numerous fun and delicious times . As I was leaving my home my neighbor warned me the spot was going downhill and to try to get into Delfina . Well the artichoke
Is always good but the pasta was not eatable . The first order was so salty it was an obvious mistake so we tried again . This time it was so aldente that it was like chewing a piece of leather . We were embarrassed to be complainers So packed it for the homeless along Valencia Street . I do not have a t know what happened but a great place during restaurant week deteriorated to just so bad and such a disappointment .

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent service and exceptional food! A true treat!!! Go!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food at Locanda is authentic and absolutely delicious...can't say enough good things about the chef, her staff and the wait staff....love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Made reservations for the last time slot of the night. I work in the industry so I’m mindful about time. Clearly, we were the last table sat but never did we feel rushed, even for ordering from each course. First time eating here but I’ve experienced first hand the awesome Stoll brand of hospitality @ Delfina and happy to say that it is well replicated here. Excellent food, drinks, and service!!!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food has really gone downhill. Server was rude.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic Brunch!

We split the eggs benedict carbonara, latke-style hashbrowns, and the chocolate hazelnut bombolone. Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent. Loved it

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good but nothing special.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

oh boy. we brought my 10 year old her for her birthday-- along with 2 of her closest friends, and a bunch of family kids. i think the waitstaff was surprised that we chose Laconda for a kids' birthday party, but they rose to the occasion and were super with the kids even though we took over a reasonable amount of space (and time) on their busy night full of dates, etc. The pastas were all devoured by all the kids' and we found also that they LOVED the amazing fried olives (filled with mozzerella). Everything rocked-- including the hand made drinks-- and though the bill was high, it was worth it NOT to rent a mediocre space in a "kids" restaurant or themed place, and just have an amazing meal together!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great brunch. The eggs Benedict was one of the best I have had. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was delicious. Portions are a little small so order accordingly.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The drinks were spot on, food prepared beautifully with fabulous flavor combinations. The waiter who served us was a little pushy with his recommendations. Otherwise it was a perfect meal. The blood orange tart was to die for!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an impeccable waiter who clued us in on the menu highlights including the limited specials available - one of which we went for and it was incredible. Steered us well on our pasta-craving journey and we left feeling incredibly satiated and craving more.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

All dishes had a nice twist to it, I was pretty much impressed. Will go there definitely again.

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Every time we go, the food is excellent and prepared and served with knowledge and care. the wait staff is friendly but not intrusive and the portions are just right. Not too small to share and not too big to finish and still be able to have a coffee and dessert.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

I love everything about Locanda except I always feel there is a reservation waiting on your table and therefore there is a rushed feeling. This is the second time I felt the check was offered without being asked while there was still wine on the table. My bill was nearly 250$ for two people but they had no qualms making me feel like my time was up. The food is savory and requires slow eating. When I looked behind me there were still open tables and I thought they could have given me another half hour. I know this is the sf restaurant circuit but it’s not my first choice for a friend catch-up dinner

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Terrific food and wonderful service! Our waitress was wonderful and the pasta and steak dishes were excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Table too small for 6 people; charging $9 for bread is a joke. Food really good

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I decided to skip the company's holiday party and go to Locanda. Food and service were amazing. To start we had pork jerky and the burrata w/ Chicories and Buffalo Ricotta, as well as the Pizza Bianca, everything was really good. For the main course we shared the grilled trout, plus the bucatini. The trout although it was the "small size", it was pretty big, delicious, perfect to share.

I loved the service, never we felt that something was missing. Our glasses were always full, dirty plates were removed fast.

We will be back!

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was slow and she would forget have the things we asked for and would have to ask again. The music was v loud and we could hardly hear one another at the table.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Stumbled across this place on OpenTable looking for somewhere to have brunch on a last minute weekend trip up to San Fran. So glad I found out!

The food was incredible, traditional brunch fare, with a bit of an Italian twist. Personally I had the benedict and the pancakes and cleared both plates! The service was impeccable.

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a while, can't wait to come back on our next trip to SF!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was enthusiastic & knowledgeable. The food was impeccable. Crab pasta was so flavorful and perfect to share before an entree. My husband had the lamb chops which were tender and perfectly prepared. The cod & mussels were absolutely perfect. The waiter said that the portion sizes were not large but I thought they were generous.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great atmosphere, good music - lively but not so loud you can't talk, food was quite good (a bit heavy handed with salt, but I don't mind that). Great for a friend get together or small business dinner.

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1.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Some people in my party arrived early and checked in before I. I arrived and wanted to tell the hostess that everyone had arrived (most places i know only eat when the entire party is present). Instead of kindly asking us to wait, in a condescending voice she told us she’d “seat us in 5 minutes closer to our reservation.”
Towards the end of the meal, the sever started to clear everyone’s dishes the suddenly gave us our check, while someone was still eating their meal. Didn’t ask if we wanted dessert or more time, and no one in my party asked for the wanted check.
The food was delicious but the lack luster customer service leaves little to be desired

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The waitstaff was superb. The food was magnificent. Some items were quite overpriced ($14 for 4 slices of tomato...meh). Split everything to taste it and save some money.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Brunch was amazing

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

This place never disappoints. Friendly and attentive staffs. Great pacing in bringing out the food. And of course , their food were delicious.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great spot...definitely on our rotation in SF. We plan on visiting ofter.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

That rare thing in town: a roman restaurant, with a local creativity. Great bar and wine list, too.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

The food is great fresh Italian . We always go for the roman style artichokes.. then the whole fresh fish and perhaps a pasta ( the pasta is tasted but not consistent : way too chewy last time ) salads are a better choice especially now in tomato season ... good bar menu & lucky for us a peach dessert .
The servers are fun and professional and early eating is more fun in this neighborhood !

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Great setting and delicious Italian food. Great wine too! Super friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

First time there. Food was terrific as was the service. Definitely going back.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food, great service. Brunch with a reservation.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was terrific. We shared a salad and entree so we could each get our own pasta course.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We had dinner before attending Hamilton, and everything was excellent. The staff was attentive and knowlegable, the food was fantastic and the cocktail menu was a lot of fun.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

The Menu is always good.
Great Italian , local food, inspired dishes.

The Jewish Artichokes are always on the menu and are terrific!

The Sunday night special was and has been special on every one of my visits.

Bravo, keep up the good work

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