The Locale

4.6
389 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At The Locale, our mission is to serve extraordinary products in a unique place with passion and personality in order to provide you with unforgettable memories and emotions.

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Trd1
Miami
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went for dinner with our neighbors. There was live music. The food was very good and had a great deal of different choices. We started with a brick oven pizza. Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato- it was excellent. We each had something different from Salmon to Pappadelle with short rib. All were very good.

This is a neighborhood gem!

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! We went for a birthday dinner and the singer actually announced her birthday and asked that they help in wishing her a happy birthday and then sang live! There was also wine tasting!! Definitely will visit again!

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vipPantzDining
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and professional staff. The pappardelle was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the birthday dessert-the sparkler was a nice touch! :)

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vipbossmomrn
Tampa
45 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4. We arrived and were greeted by a beautiful, elegant woman at the hostess stand. They sat us near the door but not a bad seat. Our server was very welcoming and knowledgeable. We had appetizers that were very good. Followed by pizza and an order of fettuccine Alfredo. Everything was delicious! One of the best pizzas we’ve ever had! Thin crust. You can tell they use extremely quality ingredients. The dessert of a brownie and Nutella pizza was equally good. They also have delicious red sangria. I also must say they have so much help in this restaurant with meal delivery and table clean up. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! Live music was amazing, went well with dinner and not overpowering.

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AvidKRo
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu was just big enough and diverse enough to appeal to anyone. The food came out very fast and was hot and delicious. All of the wait staff was very friendly. The live music was perfect - right volume and great playlist.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menus has been reduced down to almost nothing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance of the place is fantastic for either a date night or a hangout with friends. I really want to give this place more stars because our waiter Alvaro made the best caipirinhas I’ve had any where. We had three appetizers (shrimp ajillo, octopus plantains, and tostada) and they were so underwhelming that it really affected the decision to order more food. But in terms of a place to enjoy some cocktails and possibly meet great people I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMFoy
Miami
183 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great experience overall. Beautiful decor. Service staff went over and above like a 5-star restaurant. Would love to see a few more items added to the menu.

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vipPaulP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu- we have been there twice as a family and everything was outrageously good. The entertainment was perfect for dining (guitar singer) and service was great. We will be back soon.
Highly recommend!

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, drinks and their new dessert (1/2 moon) and presentation was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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ArtW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find amongst all the dining options in Boca. We are truly looking forward to having Locale be our Local place to go

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vipRonaS
West Palm Beach
28 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Enjoyed the whole dining experience. Will return!!

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lilyblue
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great ambiance. The food is delicious ♥️

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DaniS
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco and Jessica always make our night special. The food is truly incredible tasty. We feel right at home. The Locale became our favorite spot in South Florida. You have to try and you won’t regret.

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JustBob
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Will definitely be back again

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vipSolare
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this local gem in Boca. Food is amazing. I had the Risotto de Mare and it was mouth watering. My fiancé ordered the pizza and it was like eating pizza in Italy. Colette the hostess was so friendly and we met the owner Francisco. Charming man. The staff and atmosphere makes this restaurant extra special. It's perfect for date night, dinner with friends and the Bar area was hosting a birthday party which did not interfere with the dining area. Definitely a go to place to try.

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vipSmitty
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Owner Franchesco very accommodating. Enjoyed meal and service. Beautiful hostess!

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vipAjunG
Toledo
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, service, ambiance and the live music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Almost everything was good about this place, perfect for a happy hour, appetizers and pizza are very good!!
Music was nice, service very attentive, very comfortable to seat and enjoy time with friends.
My only feedback is the dinner menu, it needs to be improved, the main courses are not good.

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vipChris
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to Boca dozens of times and have my favorite spots to eat. I’ve driven by Locale every time and was always curious so finally booked reservations. The ambience is awesome! The menu had a great variety and the food, for most part was excellent, as well as the service and being treated like family by the owner. My only negative was the cheese pizza … it was subpar at best, not sure if the sauce or cheese or both but high recommendation to chef to change that recipe. Given how good the rest of the menu is, that pizza needs a major overhaul! I will be back though!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipfoodE
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dalbert ( the bar tender) was great as well as the remainder of the staff. Very attentive, especially our waiter which I regret to say I did not get the name of. Interesting menu. Food prepared well. Nice ambiance. Did I say the staff was GREAT!!!!

The Locale
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you foodE, for visiting us and sahring your experience. We are happt yp know that you were very happy with our staff and that you also enjoyed our menu options. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipHelton
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time.

The Locale
Responded on June 28, 2021

Hi Helton, thank you for your kind words, we are happt to know that you always have a great time with us.

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vipEricD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We had the octopus entree and the picanha. Nice size portions as well. Great food and nice vibe. Everyone was very friendly. Highly recommend and will be a regular stop for me

The Locale
Responded on June 27, 2021

Eric, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experience. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our food and service and that you will visit us again.

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CamillaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good but not amazing

The Locale
Responded on June 21, 2021

Thank you Camilla for rating us and your feedack.

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CamilleP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Super friendly staff. Beautiful atmosphere.

The Locale
Responded on June 18, 2021

Thank you Camille for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to know that you enjoyed everything about us and we're looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We order the coxinha for appetizers, the $24.00 special picanha with yucca and the $14.00 a portuguesa pizza.

The picanha steak was 90% fat and super salty. Most of the pieces I had to throw it away and the pizza was flavorless and undercooked. The coxinha was good.

Overall it was not good. For the price they are charging, I recommend the restaurant to serve high quality food and get a better chef.

The Locale
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry the meal didn't live up to your expectations since we always strive to provide the best food and service possible. We hope you can give us a second chance.

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Traveller
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco the owner is very attentive and the service is excellent here. We love the place! The food is fantastic and the staff is great. We have tried various items on the menu and all have exceeded our expectations. They also have a great bar tender and as a result the drinks are very good.

The Locale
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that we have exceeded your expectations with our menu and that Francesco and that staff always takes good care of you.

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vipTimM
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a nice evening out for my wife and I , We enjoyed the people most of all. The dinner was fresh and the food was hot and the drinks were cold and delicious. The musician was a nice touch with lots of interesting songs and just the right volume. Definitely will return.

The Locale
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you Tim. We are gald to know that you and your wife had a very nice evening with us and that you both enjoyed our food, drinks and music. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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JPeter
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for drinks and appetizers, especially during happy hour.

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for your review Peter. Your feedback is appreciated.

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Natalie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reservation foe 8:00. At 9:30 still waiting for food. Had to request sugar and lemon several times. Ate outside, which was nice but the woman at the second table was allowed to smoke. Shrimp appetizer was overcooked.

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for joining us and reviewing our restaurant. We do apologize about the meal not being memorable and will work on that to improve everyone's overall experience.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even though there was an emergency with the chef the staff was very honest and accommodating. There was very limited wait time even, and the food was delicious and still came out in a reasonable time.

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for your review Ashley. Your feedback is appreciated.

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NancyV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We tried 3 small plates that our waiter recommended & enjoyed them all. Since we arrived at 6:30 PM (during Happy Hour) on a Friday, the place was hopping and therefore a little noisy. There was a live entertainment but luckily we were seated at a distance from the singing guitarist - we enjoy being able to converse easily when we go out. We were very pleased with everything at The Locale & plan to return again soon.

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Nancy, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. It means a lot when customers share their experience.

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vipMunchie
Birmingham
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are wonderful. Love this restaurant!

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant! We are happy to know that you love our restauarnt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great service, friendly staff, felt it was posh, great idea with live band/ singer.... food quality and options can definitely improve.

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for your review. Your feedback is appreciated.

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vipMsJones
Fort Lauderdale
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The starter/Tostada was not a favorite at my table. The entrees were the best: house burger for my 14 year old, salmon for my mother, and short ribs over polenta for me.
We were not a fan of the Nutella Strawberry Pizza, we should have tried the Brownie.
We are willing to go back again.
Great service after we were allowed into the restaurant (we arrived 5 minutes before they opened).

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

Thank you for your review MsJones. Your feedback is appreciated.

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BrianH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We dined around 530pm so It wasn’t busy. Our food was delicious, lots of options, and they had live music so that was enjoyable as well. Service was so-so. Our waiter was polite and friendly but seemed to take long breaks where we waited for additional drinks and finally our check. Would definitely go back. Food was delicious!

The Locale
Responded on May 30, 2021

We're looking forward to your next visit, Brian. Thank you for giving us 5 stars.

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TyG18
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The Locale was a fun place to be in Boca on a Saturday night. From far outside the restaurant you could hear the live music and when you step inside it was almost unbearable. Thank goodness we had a reservation and a choice of where to sit because they had the speakers about 30dbs too high for normal conversation. The guitar player was excellent though. Our waiter came over to introduce himself and took our drink order and food order but I think that was the last we saw him. For the rest of the night it seemed like the owner, the nice older italian gentleman had to keep taking care of us, at one point even clearing out plates because our waiter was nowhere to be found. The food, while definitely pricey for what it is...($23 for a pizza...) was excellent and served steaming hot and we enjoyed the margarita we had as well, I just wished the service had lived up the to food. This wasn't our first visit and certainly won't be our last.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Locale using the Order Online button. The Locale also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Locale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 325-8000.

The Locale is rated 4.6 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.