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Locanda - A la Granda

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Lebanese, Mediterranean, International, Fusion
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Old Souk, Pepe Abed Street | Facing historical Castle main gate, Byblos, Lebanon
+961 9 944 333
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12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Delightful international fusion cuisine served in the heart of wonderful...
Delightful international fusion cuisine served in the heart of wonderful Byblos. Unique food, in a unique decor and atmosphere, and of course a unique location.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice ambiance

The ambiance is very different and their setting makes strange people engage in conversations while sitting on long tables. I love their food presentation very much.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Garbo58
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The ambiance is very different and their setting makes strange people engage in conversations while sitting on long tables. I love their food presentation very much.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I fell in love with the exterior design of the restaurant the moment I arrived Byblos. It's definitely love at first sight. Strangely many people would be excited to see Byblos and restaurant comes later... I am a foodie and always enthusiastic to try something new and what catches my attention. So after I explored Byblos, I was still determined... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Authentic Lebanese food with a fusion twist that is mouthwatering in addition to the view of Byblos Castle.

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Bahrain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Right in the heart of Byblos, Locanda is a must visit restaurant. Divine Lebanese menu, genuine cuisine offering the customers traditional meals in a sophisticated way. The cooking philosophy looks like it is based on a rustic tradition in a friendly and relaxing environment. Whatever you order for your meal, make sure you leave enough room for the desert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ordered a large selection of cold and hot mezze, in addition to the mixed grill. The cuisine is lebanese fusion, but the degree of fusion is minimal so the taste remains authentic. Everything we tried was great except for the lebanese style "spring rolls" served with chedar cheese. The view is nice as the restaurant overlooks an ancient fort.... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Love the large choice available in the menu, the food is presented in an amazing way and the plates look exactly like those in the menu, the taste is simply wow, the portion is excellent and the service is even better. Will definitely visit again :)

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Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

what an amazing restaurant. loved the location and the food. a variety of food. the service is good but the staff are not friendly.

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Milan, Italy
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155 reviews 155 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The location is the strenght of this place in the old town Byblos. We got a table with landscape view in the smoking terrace, nargileh was nice but not excellent. We had a mix of meza, a salad of shrimps and avocabo which was quite cold, a grilled fish wich was quite nice, and some rolls with fried shrimps which... More 

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Milan, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Enjoyed our meal here with good food and lovely setting. We sat on the terrace surrounded by greenery and a nice sea breeze. The food was delicious. ..and served appetizingly. You can have Lebanese or European dishes. Will go back for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Locanda is our favorate restaurant in Byblos & Lebanon! It is a Lebanese cuisine with a twist & some internationals. -A very nice old building & ambiance Our specialties: -Mokarmashat Khodra -Kishk -Batata Harra -Warak 3enab -Grilled meat. Note: The lemonade could be better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Souk, Pepe Abed Street | Facing historical Castle main gate, Byblos, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Byblos
  • Phone Number: +961 9 944 333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, International, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Delightful international fusion cuisine served in the heart of wonderful Byblos. Unique food, in a unique decor and atmosphere, and of course a unique location.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?