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About Locanda Osteria & Bar

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

557 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 863-6800

Website:
http://www.locandasf.com/

Executive Chef:
Anthony Strong

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Wine

Locanda Osteria & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 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.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 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

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 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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·Dined on November 16, 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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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·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brunch was amazing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good food, great service. Brunch with a reservation.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great place. Great food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I brought a friend to Locanda who has a lot of serious allergies and was visiting from out of town. Our server was outstanding in being patient with my guest, and also triple checking with the kitchen on anything she was interested in eating. The staff did a great job to accommodate the allergies, and still be incredibly hospitable and welcoming. The only slight mis-step might be that I had called a day ahead to give the allergies to the restaurant, and they were put into my open table notes, but the message never seemed to get delivered to the server before she took our order. Nevertheless, she handled it like a true pro and we had an awesome brunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Locanda is always reliable. Lively ambiance, excellent food, very personable staff
attentive service. Five star experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Some of the food was great, like the Jewish Artichoke. Other things, like my lamb chops, were not. Both chops were extremely fatty and one of them was raw. I picked over the raw one until I could get the server's attention - he took the plate, had the bone cooked, not the meat, and had the bone delivered back to the table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food and service were good. Clean and nice atmosphere. Would go back again to try out their dinner menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Service is not good. We waited 30 minutes for our reserved table because they didn't want to ask the table that had already paid the check if they were ready to leave. But they grabbed our plates while we were still finishing eating and plopped down the check without even asking if we wanted anything else. Won't be back there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Every dish we tried was delicious. In fact, we couldn't decide on a favorite. Our server made excellent recommendations for both food and wine, and she was very knowledgeable about every item on the menu. The only down side for us was that tables are a bit cramped and closely spaced, but now we know to specify seating in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great food and service. Not good sound acoustics, quite noise, so not the best choice for a date or "quiet conversation" dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2017

wanted to rate this place higher but the service was slow and food was only so/so.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Very busy for weekend brunch, as expected with cozy tables and an 'energetic' noise level. Make your reservations ahead of time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Locanda is one of SF's finest restaurants. The Jewish artichoke is a special treat. Service, setting, perfect ingredient mix, and outstanding preparation make it a treat every time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 12, 2017

It was wonderful to get away from Union Square and enjoy a local restaurant. Well worth a 10 minute Uber.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our server did a fantastic job of recommending the best dishes! We lived everything from the wine to the appetizers to dessert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This restaurant is outstanding. We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservation and were seated immediately. Within 10 minutes, the restaurant and bar were full. Our server (Kaitlin) guided us through the menu and wine, making excellent recommendations. My husband had the Rigatoni Alla Carbonara and I had the Bellwether Crescenza Tortelli. The pasta was phenomenal in both dishes, cooked to perfection. My Tortelli, with black trumpet mushrooms, pine nuts and mint was perfectly balanced and excellent. My husband's rigatoni was so good I thought he was going to eat the bowl - just the right amount of creamy with outstanding flavor. And the best part for me was when Kaitlin let me know I could have a half-order, since I don't eat a lot!! Excellent food, service, and ambiance!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

It was a casual fun brunch spot in the Mission that takes reservations! It was also accommodating of groups

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Amazing in all aspects. Slow w our res but we got on the house drinks and apps so all good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Everyone enjoyed their meal and beverages.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

I've dined at Locanda twice now, with a friend and alone. First off, the service is great. When I was dining with a friend, the servers weren't pushy or rushed us and provided prompt service. At the bar alone, the bartender was affable, considerate, and prompt.

The pasta is good/great. I believe they specialize in Roman-style cuisine. For ~$20 you get probably 2-3 servings of pasta, enough to whet your appetite before the main entree. For a person a pasta and an entree will leave you satisfied, or you could share an entree too. Entrees are reasonably priced and delicious. However I wasn't too fond of the bavette steak. It had strong charred beefy flavors and a bitter jus. The saltimboca, on the other hand, was perfectly cooked, succulent, and came with a nice salad.
If you see a hazelnut semifreddo dessert, get it! It was great, but on my 2nd time dining I opted for the dark chocolate budino with bergamot ice cream and crumbles. It was rich and chocolately, but the budino was pretty light textured so it didn't feel as bad. Not as good as the hazelnut semifreddo though!

Definitely would recommend for a casual dining experience. Wines by the bottle are 20% off on Sundays!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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