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La Locanda

Jose Leon Pagano 2697 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Recoleta)
4806 6343
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Ranked #1,216 of 2,327 restaurants in Buenos Aires
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Recoleta
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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344 reviews 344 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Daniele Pinna is a chef known in Buenos Aires because he is a TV personality in the Gourmet Channel. He arrived in Buenos Aires three years ago, bringing with him his baggage full of culinary experiences and adventures from his hometown in Sardinia and from his journey encompassing more than 30 kitchens around the world. For Daniele, a kitchen brigade... More

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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Went here tonight as I live nearby and had a yearning for pasta. The service in this place is not good, and the food is - at best - mediocre. The prices are through the roof. I paid 120 pesos for a simple plate of vegetarian Ravioli. It was slightly undercooked and hard at the edges (not al dente, undercooked)... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My husband came back one day mentioning this restaurant he had casually walked by, it called his attention as it was fairly new...he had been mentioning it for a while until we went for lunch a couple days ago. It was a good experience. Pasta was good and service was good as well, the owner was omnipresent all the time... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The food was very good. I got a pasta with chicken and vegetables and it was perfectly done and left me wanting more. I went for lunch, and it wasthe perfect atmosphere for that: relaxed, perfect lighting, not too expensive. It was very nice, but as americans who were speaking all spanish to the waiters, my friend and I felt... More

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US
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Hmmm. It's kinda hard to write this review. We went based on tripadvisor reviews, as we were in the area, and my partner had this one earmarked. It was not busy...there was only 1 other customer in at the time. The very loquacious owner/manager sat down and explained each meal to us. I was rather unsure because I thought it... More

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gold coast, australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The food we had at this restaurant was quite good - a little 'one note' though, not much complexity or sophistication. Actually, my pasta seemed a little unevenly cooked. The manager of the restaurant has a big personality and is friendly, though a little overbearing perhaps. In terms of a cost to quality ratio, I give this restaurant 3 stars,... More

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Porto, Portugal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We went to this restaurant on a trip to Buenos Aires, trying to escape from all the parrillas... It is a small and cosy restaurant, which tries to be an authentic Italian. The menu is written by hand, and the waiter seemed to be a bit annoyed with our questions. We had a fish and a pasta. The fish was... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

La Locanda is a jewel of a restaurant...in some ways I hate to tell people about it as do not want it to be come so popular that when we come to BA that we can not get in to enjoy his wonderful dishes. On the other hand - his talent needs to be rewarded with success - so we... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Danielle is the owner, chef, and roming PR guy at La Locanda, in Little Italy in Recoleta. He hails his friends outside as they pass by the restaurant, bubbles around his regular customers, and helps the newcomers like me through the extensive menu. I enjoyed the superb food all three lunch and dinner visits although I recommend dinner as the... More

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We found this restaurant by looking through the equivalent of a Zagat guide or Good Food Guide in a local bookstore in Buenos Aires. What a great find and we loved it! It's a small restaurant with friendly and energetic host and chef. The food was so fresh with great qualty ingredients. Pasta melt in your mouth! It rivals meals... More

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