Ristorante La Locanda

4.7
1357 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 1357 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal, amazing service, excellent waiter! Will certainly return here.

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vipLizanne64
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The best was the dessert- Hot Love
Other than that it was very crowded, poor service, the meal was mediocre at best.
Disappointed to say the least.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Wedding anniversary
Thank you for an amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

weak service from unhappy staff

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RandyT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Laconda is our family "go to" restaurant. Everything about it is great.

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vipfishwidow1
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and our waitress was wonderful but you have to be ready to spend the evening there. We were in no hurry so the wait didn’t bother us but it did take quite some time for our food to come out. The staff was wonderful and they were doing their best but being short handed gave them a bit of a challenge. The food was very good and if you’re not in a hurry, you will enjoy it. We will be going back soon.

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vipMerrick
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful!!

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vipJimA
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been here many times and tonight was a bit disappointing all due to service. Sat outside, nice set up of tables in the parking lot, nicely distanced. A little slow taking drink orders but not too bad. Ordered stratelle soup and eggplant appetizer, both came out quick. Only issue was no spoon for the soup. Server apologized said she’d get it. Never did, after about 10 minutes I got up and went to the door to ask someone else for one. Both appetizers were very tasty. Main courses were fettuccine bolognese and a beet salad. Both took quite awhile to come, at least another half hour. When they did both were again very good though the server never checked on us either to confirm or to see if we wanted grated cheese ( we did) or additional drinks. We didn’t stay for dessert, it seemed they might have been light on servers so will give them a pass. Normally things are better.

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DJNA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The first time we went I felt our experience was better and that was a yr or so ago, then we just went on Saturday night to celebrate birthdays. We made mention of that when we made the reservation but no one acknowledged that when we got there. Also, when you check in at the hostess area they are really not very friendly at all, felt like they had no idea we had a reservation at all, however we were seated within a few minutes. I felt they should address you when you arrive with a friendly greeting but that is not how it was. Our waiter was good, no problems here at all. It was busy and fairly noisy which is fine, no bother there. The dish I ordered was a chicken dish, and it was just okay, maybe my fault for not ordering Italian. The desserts were delicious and presented nicely. Overall it was a nice night out, but next time, we may just go somewhere else. I think we felt that staff looked like they were rushing around like crazy and at times we felt a little rushed.

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Sharon
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday dinner was amazing! Food was delicious and the service was great!!

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vipJoeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

COVID apparently doesn’t exist here. Place is at 110% capacity. I never really feel uncomfortable going out but even without a pandemic this would have been too much. My wife and I had a 6:45 reservation and we didn’t get out of there until 9:20! Our waitress was very nice and was doing everything she could but when you have the place packed with minimal staffing there isn’t much they could do. Food was good but nowhere near good enough to go back.

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foodlover
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered @ La Locanda was excellent! Our first time there for a birthday celebration and we will be back very soon!

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RandyT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franco and Mario have an outstanding restaurant. Love it.

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viplamallady
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was our first and last dining experience here. No social distancing of tables. Our waiter was rude and curt. He took care of later arriving parties before us. We waited for 30 minutes and still our order had not been taken. We paid for our 2 poorly made drinks and left.

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RichardB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prior visits here have been excellent as far as menu and food. This visit was a bit less attractive. The menu seemed rather limited. I prefer veal dishes and found of the three available, two were nearly identical and the third sounded similar to a saltimbocca which is a favorite of mine. I ordered this dish and found that it was not similar to a saltimbocca and it was basically without much taste.....it looked okay but that is where it ended. The mashed potato and string beans were excellent and tasty. The creme brulee was excellent.
I will come back again and will be looking for an alternate favorite dish.

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vipMichelledenglo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there! Food and service were awesome, even on a busy Easter Sunday..

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vipGiulio
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have frequent La Locanda often because we love Mario and his standards are set very high! The waiters and waitresses are always friendly and well trained; and the food is of the best quality. We ordered Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, my favorite with Cannellini beans; and a house salad for appetizers. The Veal Piccata and the NY Strip, on special, were our main course. Both meats were cook and prepared to perfection and melted in our mouths.

If you want authentic Italian, then La Loncanda is for you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night! The food was amazing, the staff was very attentive and were very welcoming. We can’t wait to go back and try more things on the menu - this is our new favorite!

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ShelleyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is divine! Great care and attention is made to presentation. Every dish we ordered had fresh ingredients and complex flavors. The service was very attentive - we did not have to ask for our water to be refilled.

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EddieD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place, great food and the owners & staff are awesome as well

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vipMaria
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing!!!
Service was awesome, food was outstanding!!
And the limencello after dinner drinks... what can I say.. DELICIOUS!!!
Always a wonderful friendly experience!!!

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Chess
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at La Locanda. Don't usually write reviews but restaurants can use a break. Had heard good things but nothing recent due to Covid restrictions. Took my daughter, son-in-law and my 2 yr old granddaughter. Was a little nervous with a young child, but she was great, and staff couldn't have been nicer. Even brought her a toy to play with. Service was excellent, as was the food- veal, steak and pasta. Mussels were delicious. A little on older side, so ambience not the best, and a little pricey, but knew that going in. Would definitely go back.

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vipLindsayS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best penne vodka in the country! Incredible to be out with friends and feel like you’re family because of the staff.

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MariaD
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was really good!

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vipDeni
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service and food was excellent.

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MichaelF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were excellent, however there were A LOT of people very close together inside the restaurant. It made some of our guests uncomfortable.

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vipLesleyW
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining in since early March 2020. Food was delicious, service gracious as always and tables spread out safely.

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vipLenL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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vipJeanieS
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing they have the best Scarpelle soup around!! And the Bronzino was perfect!! Great place for dinner!!

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vipTrish
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ristorante La Locanda serves some of the best authentic Italian entrees around! The restaurant has a number of different rooms, but they have made each one feel homey.
My husband, daughter and I recently had dinner on a Saturday night. Between us we tried the calamari, the caprese salad, the veal piccata, the spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli rabe and one of the specials - pumpkin sage ravioli. We absolutely loved all our choices - fresh, flavorful, nice portions but not overwhelming. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Thanks for a fun Saturday night!

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DianeT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were dining for a friend's birthday. It was very nice. The wait staff were very good; food is always good.

We'll be back.

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vipMichelledenglo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing dishes.

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walt
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner and food. Amazing value both no on menu and on the wine list. Our server, Tracy, was excellent. Only concern was that it was being operated in excess of 50% capacity. Very crowded and not much distancing.
We had a table away from others so we were fine. Other than that, an excellent night out.

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 21, 2021

Walt thank you for talking the time to review us. Please come back soon. Joseph Strano, General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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MichaelF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience at La Locanda.

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vipPalma
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Restaurant owners should be more welcoming to all guests and touch the tables-especially in these times. They appear to focus only on a few.

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. All of our guest are equally as important to us. Please be assured we are taking your experience into account. Please try us again soon. Thank you, Joseph Strano, General Manager

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vipErinC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day dinner, everything was excellent ❤️

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 21, 2021

Erin, Thank you so much. One of our favorite holidays Come back soon. Joseph Strano, General Manager

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KylieS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Our waitress was great and our food came out so quick and was DELICIOUS. I cannot wait to try with the full menu as the menu was limited for valentines day. The flourless chocolate cake was the BEST gluten free desert I have had !! AMazing

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 21, 2021

This review made my week. Thank you so much. Come back soon. Thank you, Joe Strano, General Manager

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FAQs

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

Ristorante La Locanda is rated 4.7 stars by 1357 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.