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La Locanda

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$$$
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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419 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6617 (Fifth Street)
Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.
(305) 538-6277
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 228
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent italian food

We ate here two nights running-both times the food and service were excellent. The food was beautifully cooked and very tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Elizabeth F
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here two nights running-both times the food and service were excellent. The food was beautifully cooked and very tasty.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

While limited to walking distances from our rented condo, we choose La Locanda which was only 3 blocks away. What an amazing find. The authentic and creative Italian dishes were superb, but were surpassed by the incredibly devoted waiter who gave excellent recommendations and was attentive but not intrusive. We ate two meals in 24 hours, one lunch and one... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had been wandering around the city for quite a while and were starving, when we happened to walk by La Locanda. We asked if they had free tables and we were shown to a nice spot outside. All of us ordered pizza. We enjoyed some cocktails while waiting, and I have to say the Pina Colada was among the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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185 reviews 185 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The fact that this Italian food restaurant was open late (until 12 midnight on some nights, but at least 11 PM) and had good reviews was very attractive in trying out La Locanda. First impressions were OK; when I arrived at 1030 PM, the wait staff seemed a bit slow on their feet (similar to some of the other comments).... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I ate here during our last night in Miami on our 10th anniversary trip. We had wandered about for a while looking for somewhere and decided to eat here. It was quite busy as it was the night before New Year's Eve and there were a lot of people around. The menu had a decent selection of... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Best authentic Italian food I have had outside of Rhode Island. The owner Francisco is the most attentive restaurant owner I have ever met in my life. He treated my husband and I like his immediate family. Meals were amazing and atmosphere was welcoming and plaza like. When the owner serves you food, checks on you consistently and takes interest... More 

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Buenos Aires
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Authentic Italian restaurant, runned and served by Italians. I ate the Strozzapreti, the pasta was perfect, "al dente"! I'll definately be back!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were out surveying the area and found this amongst a few other choices. They welcomed us the minute we walked up until the minute we left. The food was great too. Definitely would return and try other menu items. Thanks for the warm welcome to South Beach

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My colleague advised me to visit la Locanda while at Miami beach and we are glad we did it. We had Pizza and it was SOOOOO good ( I am Italian, I know) A must if you crave for some Good Italian food and amazing service....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went with the family 2 times while on vacation in Miami beach. First time had great food and great service. Ceasare was our waiter and a true professional. Second time was a Friday night and our waitress was rude and uncaring. We sat outside and my wife ordered a special and asked for the addition of scallops. It was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-6617
    (Fifth Street)
  • Public Transportation: Public bus on the corner of 5th street and Washington Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: (305) 538-6277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?