Ristorante La Locanda

4.7
1338 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 1338 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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foodlover
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franco and Mario have an outstanding restaurant. Love it.

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viplamallady
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
2 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
12 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
2 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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Maria
Philadelphia
6 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
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was really good!

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vipDeni
Philadelphia
12 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
67 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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teds
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

LaLocanda has been a favorite of ours for many years. Their Italian food is authentic and delicious. The hostess was very accommodating and staff friendly.

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vipBillM
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The service was professional and we were seated promptly even though we were early. The server was one of the best servers I have ever met and made our choices from the menu and specials so simple. Five star service. The compliments also go to the chef and the staff. The dinner was excellent and priced accordingly. Definitely a favorite and a neighborhood gem.

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JenniferD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place. Exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be going back.

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vipMNathans
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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vipJimL
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

enforce your policy around COVID-19 mitigation. Please!

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 3, 2021

Jim, Social distancing and trying to keep everyone comfortable is a challenge. We will work harder. Thank you for letting us know. Please rest assure we will be taking a look at what went wrong that night and making some changes. Management

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MarkD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant, felt a little concerned as it was crowded and social
distancing was debatable. One LOUDMOUTH at the table behind us
almost ruined the experience but finally left halfway through our dinner.
I applauded as he left. Food and service 👍

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 3, 2021

Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Social distancing and trying to keep everyone comfortable is sometimes a challenge. We will work harder. Thank you for letting us know. Management

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FrancesG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt completely comfortable dining in La Locanda. Service extremely top notch, food delicious! Drinks amazing! Never disappoints!

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 3, 2021

Frances Thank you so much! Come back soon.

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LouA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My order of crab cakes was tasteless and I sent it back. My two guests had a salad and pasta which they enjoyed. We were seated far from the entrance in a back corner which told me we were pretty far down on the list of their preferred clients. Never again will I go back or recommend this place to anyone.

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on January 27, 2021

Lou, We are very disappointed to read your review but we are very thankful for the feedback. Please rest assure we are going to look into every detail of your experience and make changes where we have to. Please try us again soon and keep letting us know how we are doing. -Joseph Strano General Manager

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vipJewels
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine and drinks were great as well as the homemade pasta. Chicken parm was amazing! Everyone enjoyed their meal. We’ll definitely be back.

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on January 25, 2021

Jewels, Thank you so much for the feedback. Please come again soon. Ciao

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vipNORG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great service

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on February 21, 2021

NORG, Thank you so much. Come back soon. Joe Strano, General Manager

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vipMGMD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people and always great food and drinks

Ristorante La Locanda
Responded on January 25, 2021

Jewels, Thank you so much for the feedback. Please come again soon. Ciao

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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 1338 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.