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La Locanda

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Jose Leon Pagano 2697 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 48066343
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Oustanding italian!

Great dishes in a very romantic candlelit ambience. Prices are kind of spicy, but it's totally worth it. Respectful and cordial attention! Wil go back in no time!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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254 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Once you walk in the door you will feel like you are part of the family. The owner an wait staff are amazing. Very warm, responsive and will engage in conversation and give you an amazing experience. We have visited twice and will continue to go back. As residents of the city, this is the best Italian food that you... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great dishes in a very romantic candlelit ambience. Prices are kind of spicy, but it's totally worth it. Respectful and cordial attention! Wil go back in no time!

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brisbane australia
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144 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was surprised to see how far down in the ratings this restaurant is, but I guess in such a large city, this place is only going to attract people in the Recoleta area. A pity, as the food is (as most reviews state) extremely good. It is not particularly cheap by BA standards but neither is it really expensive... More 

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Good Italian food. Other reviewers commented how expensive this restaurant was, but we had a three course meal for two, two great bottles of wine and the bill was US$120. About a third of what I would have paid in NYC

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Barcelona
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very close to excellence...one of the truly Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires. It is expensive since food imports are almost impossible to get, so be prepared to pay. But the cook-owner makes the difference. Pasta is superb. While there are many and very good Italian restaurants in Buenos Aires, this one has not been influenced by the local preferences. A... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Having recently visited Sardinia we were anxious to visit this Sardinian-owned restaurant. Not at all disappointed. Daniele has brought the tastes of his homeland to Buenos Aires. On the menu were too many familiar dishes and it was hard to choose. We shared the octopus salad, made with potatoes--a new preparation to me. My cingale (wild boar) was different also.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

New Yer's dinner was 5 courses, all with DV Catena Wines - the Cabernet Franc superb, as was each of the 5 courses. Yesterday we had a <fried squid and a grilled shrimp entree! Wonderful, My wife has black ravioi filled with sea food, I had grilled pig, filled with spinach, accompanied with candied potatoes. Both top notch. Wine: Rutini... More 

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Buenos Aires
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were seated quickly outdoors (there is of course an inside option as well), given menus right away, and charmed when the owner, Daniel, stopped by to chat with us. The waiter offered us a few suggestions...which we followed. Our pastas (we were 3 people) were expertly done al-dente, and the sauces were all well-spiced, but not overly hot. Finding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

To be honest, we found most of the italian food we'd tasted during our 4 week stay in Buenos Aires to be abysmal. The tomatos sauces were watery, the pasta overcooked, the pizza too bready and overwhelmed by the cheese and the food lacking in seasoning. But this was NOT the case at La Locanda. Our pasta was perfectly cooked... More 

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Wellington, Fl
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

if you want a nice neighborhood place with very good Italian food at a great price La Locanda fits the bill. The three course daily menus with wine pairings is a treat and very affordable. Daniel the owner will likely sit with you for a chat and he is a witty charming host.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jose Leon Pagano 2697 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Recoleta
  • Neighborhood: Recoleta
  • Phone Number: +54 48066343

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Recoleta

Neighborhood Profile
Recoleta
Characterized by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighborhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centered on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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