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Locanda - Locanda Restaurant & Bar, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Locanda Restaurant & Bar

4.0
4
111 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Locanda Restaurant & Public Bar celebrates authentic Italian dishes. With an uncompromised focus on the best Australian and imported produce, Locanda's passion lies within honouring single ingredients in their abundance and showcases a menu of reimagined classics. Nestled in the heat of Melbourne's iconic East End Theatre district, Locanda Restaurant and Public Bar offers relaxed dining in a newly refurbished sophisticated Italian setting. The Public Bar is a relaxed extension of our Italian kitchen. Enjoy an espresso anytime of the day and antipasti paired with a carefully curated selection of signature cocktails, Australian and Italian wine varietals. Enjoy a quick bite to eat before heading to the theatre or take a seat on the terrace overlooking Her Majesty's Theatre, where you can watch the China Town night life unfold before you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Monday - Sunday Breakfast: 6.30am - 10.30am Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar: 11:00am - 11:00pm Kitchen closes at 10pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9635 1246
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Paul Griffiths
  • Private party facilities
    Locanda Private Dining is famous for its incredible location and décor, set in the heart of the theatre precinct. The menu is designed by Head Chef Paul Griffiths using the best of Victorian and Australian produce. Featuring two private dining spaces, catering for groups of 6 guests to 110 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Locanda Private Dining: (03) 9635 1228
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross street
    Little Bourke Street
  • Parking details
    Secure Carpark located underneath Locanda Restaurant & Bar
  • Public transit
    400m from Parliament Station Tram no.s 86 & 96 on Bourke Street
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

111 Reviews
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    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really liked that they gave you a menu with a selection of meats at price and then below was a list of some lovely side dish but the price of the side was covered in the price of the meat. We had the lamb rack and the duck both where perfectly cook.

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    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food & atmosphere before the theatre.

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    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food.. Had a nice family meal before a show good value.

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    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the pre- theatre dinner, was not much variety for vegetarians, for entrée I had the tomato soup and it was very spicy, the sister ordered the pork belly which she enjoyed, for mains all I could order was the vegetarian tasting plate and so did my sister, well the bun for the mini burger must have been made in the stone age it was very hard and disgusting, the pasta not very flavoursome, the chick pea concoction very bland and the fritters no flavour whatsoever. The sides were bad.

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    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant & food.

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    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great pre show dinner. Fantastic meal in the time needed to get to the theatre. Big thumbs up

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    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We have gone to Locanda on a few occasions. It has delivered as an outstanding experience until recently. Our last time was disappointing, but decided to give it another go. We now wish we hadn’t. The food had dropped a level. It’s acceptable and edible, but you expect a lot more than that from top restaurant when your paying $250 for a couple. Maybe the Chef lost interest or passion for the place and needs a new venue.Locanda was in my top 5 gems of Melbourne, not anytime soon.

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    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On arrival our host attempted to locate a better table. We didn't ask or even think about where we might be seated. It was just something that was thought about for us and I was taken by their thoughtfulness. We enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner of 2 courses (3 courses are available as well). We were served fast but not rushed. Everything was flowing from drinks, to courses to clearing away and the bill. The next morning we enjoyed a wonderful buffet breakfast. Locanda - we will be back!

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    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu small but something for everyone. Great wine and beer menu. Service very good. Staff professional, friendly and accommodating.

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    3.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I found this place on my Entertainment Book app - it had good reviews. The menu looked interesting as did the wine list. Disappointed to find that it was basically rather pub like with the wide screen tv on one side of the restaurant which was set up like a public bar. Consequently, the ambiance was not that great. We were seated in the restaurant section but could still hear the noise from the bar area. The food was acceptable but nothing special.

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Locanda Restaurant & Bar is rated 4 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Locanda Restaurant & Bar

186 Exhibition Street,, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Little Bourke Street
  • Neighborhood
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Monday - Sunday Breakfast: 6.30am - 10.30am Lunch: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Bar: 11:00am - 11:00pm Kitchen closes at 10pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Australian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Secure Carpark located underneath Locanda Restaurant & Bar
  • Public transit
    400m from Parliament Station Tram no.s 86 & 96 on Bourke Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Griffiths
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9635 1246
  • Private party facilities
    Locanda Private Dining is famous for its incredible location and décor, set in the heart of the theatre precinct. The menu is designed by Head Chef Paul Griffiths using the best of Victorian and Australian produce. Featuring two private dining spaces, catering for groups of 6 guests to 110 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Locanda Private Dining: (03) 9635 1228
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