Ristorante La Locanda

4.6
1421 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ristorante La Locanda specializes in regional Italian cuisine. La Locanda offers a wide variety of dishes from Whole Bronzino filleted table side to Certified Angus Ribeye Steaks, Lamb, Steaks & Chops, along with many Pasta, Chicken & Veal dishes to choose from. There is something for everyone at La Locanda.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1421 people are saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBernzie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always exceptional! Eddy was our server and was very attentive and has a great sense of humor. Would definitely ask for him again!

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vipCharlie
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My wife’s Boston Butter salad was excellent as was her Linguine and Cockles. My Beef Carpaccio and Ossobuco special were solid but not great. Service was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love La Locanda for any day of the week but this time I was celebrating a special birthday and as always they exceeded expectations. Erica my waitress was wonderful as always and the soft shell crabs were cooked to perfection - also as always! Desserts were divine - I just recommend they go back to one big cannoli vs. three little ones as the filling generally overflows in the larger size. But the tiramisu was perfect! This restaurant never disappoints and is always busy even at 5pm on a Wednesday in the summer. Kudos to them!

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vipCarolyn
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place to eat! Always busy. Waiter was outstanding. A bit bumpy bringing out courses

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vipBill
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brie was delightful, food was excellent as always!

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DoloresA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent along with wine selection and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

We have gone to LaLocanda many, many times...it is one of our very favorite places. However, the last time we took guests. It was a special event. My Marine buddy and I are scotch and Bourbon drinkers.

Our waitress took our drink order and I asked for two high level bourbons neat in a rocks glass. She came back with the drinks in snifters. Rye, Scotch, and Bourbon are NOT served neat in a snifter. That is a rookie mistake. But OK...we let that go this time.

We ordered a second bourbon and again asked specifically NOT to put the Blantons in a snifter. Back our waitress came with our boubon, again, in a snifter explaining that the bartender gave her a hard time. That is not poor service, that is obstinance.

Normally I would let this go...but the both requests were specific and the bartender, who should probably be in plumbing did it her way instead of our request.

Is that bad enough not to return? I'm not sure. I will give it some thought. But going to a restaruant where you can't get your drink the way you want may just keep us away. There are other places to go.

Will I suggest LaLocanda to our frineds? Well we used to rave about it...now...I'm not sure.

As for the food, we had three 5 star meals and one meal which what not exactly what my wife ordered. But as we had guests, we let it go.

In short, I remain extremly disappointed, more in the obstinance of the bartender than anything else.

I am in the service business for over 5 decades. My customers get what they ask for.

So, food...great...our wait staff, over the top, the bartender...incompetent.

This was Sad,

Ralph

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JanetR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting with exceptional service. Would definitely recommend and plan to return.

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vip50sHousewife
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love La Locanda! Always fun, delicious and very satisfied! Until next time stay happy!! Thanks :-)

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and very welcoming staff. Highly recommend.

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vipMikeB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

7:15 Sunday evening. We both enjoyed the gazpacho. Shared a Caesar salad which was good. Wife’s veal parmigiana with pasta was good. My stuffed trout was okay, not exceptional. Attentive waiter.

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vipRestaurantlover
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and service here it’s just top notch. Everything is perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our server was more concerned with how my husband pronounced the menu items than telling us about the specials (which he never did) or bringing us oil for our bread (which he never offered) or bringing my
Mother’s extra cocktail sauce for her shrimp (which only came long after my mother finished her meal and after asking twice). It was pretty mediocre food and lousy service. This place is long past its prime and there are much better dining options available. Don’t waste your time or your money.

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vipMerrick
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great food, service very very slow this evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food outstanding, noise level tolerable, service slow. When we gave our waiter our credit card, it took 20 minutes for him to come back and tell us it wouldn’t go through. We gave him another card and another 20 minutes later he came back and said their card machine was broken, we could pay with cash or check fortunately we had enough cash to pay. Glad we didn’t have important clients with us!!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a restaurant that you would have no fear to bring or recommend with your friends. Every time we have been here it has been excellent.

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vipKarlF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good was fantastic but a long wait (about an hour)

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vipCarolyn
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We are regular customers. We did notice the newer employees were not as attentive to the tables as the regular waitstaff

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Pradeep
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food was not tasty at all. Its a shame to call it Italian food because it is insulting to the great cuisine of Italy.

Soft shell crabs - crabs were ok and certainly edible. Sides of mashed and brussel sprouts just terrible.

Risotto with crab bisque - plain awful.

Eggplant appetizer - strangest take on eggplant parmigiana and not interesting at all.

I had stomach ache all night.

I have been there twice and never again.

JB
JackB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall food and drinks were excellent the marinara sauce was a 10 and the pasta with oil and garlic was almost as good. The food quality was very good and not over priced. We will return for sure

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vipRobertB
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food and an accomodating menu. New service personnel due to the pandemic so service not up to par but good nonetheless.
Eating dinner at the bar is always fun.

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vipJimM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario. Franco. And Christina did a great job last night as always.

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AMB1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Father’s Day at Ristorante La Locanda. All of our selections were delicious! We dined early. By the time we left, the restaurant was crowded and everyone looked happy. We have dined here for many years and still love the place!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent and food was delicious!! Love the bruschetta! Owner was pleasant and made his way around talking to everyone. Would eat here again!

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vipKathyP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter Johnny was on point 100% of our time there - efficient, thoughtful & fun!

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the place. Food average. Will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and food was awesome!

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vipVincentD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining. Owners are extremely friendly and accommodating.
The best artichokes EVER!!

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Ristorante La Locanda, and it didn't disappoint! My husband had the special, a trout stuffed with crab imperial, and I had the chicken parmagiana. Both were so delicious. Our server, Eddie, made our dining experience wonderful, as he was friendly as well as attentive to our dining needs. We will be coming back for another visit!

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JaniceS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience. Waiter was very nice, attentive and friendly

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vipStephenH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food
Super busy staff seemed a little overwhelmed

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vipSnigs
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever!!!

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JimC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellence. Don't be in a rush to eat...

JM
JoeM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, think this will be a new regular

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lynne
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious, and the wait staff so courteous and attentive.

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Charlie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything works! Order whatever you like and it will be outstanding!

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Rennie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food, Attentive Service!! Waitress and Waiter were excellent.

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Tlcap
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at La Locanda!

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Apmarone
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always amazing. Veal oso buco on special was phenomenal. We need to come back again for that alone.

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lmd1
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated graduation and the food was excellent as always. Service is delivered with a smile. Every time we eat here the food is delicious and consistent. Highly recommend you try it!

FAQs

Ristorante La Locanda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 353-7033.

Ristorante La Locanda is rated 4.6 stars by 1421 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.