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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Neighborhood gem

Clearly a lot of diners here are regulars. We had a huge seafood salad which we shared, and with nice-sized entrees we had no room for dessert. We did notice that they told us they were out of one kind of fish, but then offered it to one of the regulars. Despite that, the seafood was so good that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
samcat
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maryland
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maryland
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Clearly a lot of diners here are regulars. We had a huge seafood salad which we shared, and with nice-sized entrees we had no room for dessert. We did notice that they told us they were out of one kind of fish, but then offered it to one of the regulars. Despite that, the seafood was so good that I... More 

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Thank samcat
Roatan, Honduras
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Mixed review. This compact bistro is very quaint. Upon entry you feel you are going to have a great epicurean experience. We arrived at 8:00 PM when the restaurant opened for dinner. A reservation was not a problem at that hour although the place rapidly filled with reserved tables by 9:00 on a Friday night. But, the upbeat feeling began... More 

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Thank Sully111
oregon coast
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Medium sized neighborhood restaurant. Staff very nice but speak very little English and no English menu. Food very good but would like to know what I am ordering. Extensive wine list but tilted towards the expensive. Good atmosphere and positive that chef comes out to greet the patrons. Love the 10% discount on cash.

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Thank rkmkdm
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our experience at La Locanda was perfect. We didn't have a reservation and didn't really know what to expect, but when we showed up to the restaurant the owner welcomed us with open arms and set up a table outside for us with water while we waited for our table inside to be ready. The food was amazing and the... More 

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Thank Leah S
Paramaribo, Suriname
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The fettucini di mare, one of the best I ever had, and I had a lot. The place is small, local and very charming, super friendly people, not pretentious btly any means.. By Argentinean standard, I don't know where they are price wise, but by international standard, quite a deal. Been to many restaurants, haven't really felt the need review... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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373 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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1 Thank JA Experiences N
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Adriano S
brisbane australia
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159 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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69 reviews
55 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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Thank jhwwre
Barcelona
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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