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La Locanda

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Jose Leon Pagano 2697 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 48066343
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
New Year's Eve and Yesterday

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 read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Joseph L
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I thought it was excellent Recommended by Alta. piazza across the street and was treated like a celebrity Best Italian in buenos aries

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A fantastic experience, the best Italian food I have ever had!! Great service too! We had a variety of starters and they were all amazing, followed by the seafood pasta that was top class! This is a highly recommended restaurant and surely the best italian I have ever been too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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450 reviews 450 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?