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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Like in Italy!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Barcelona
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  • Doing business
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Barcelona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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559 reviews 559 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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?

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.