The staff is really Italian and they talk Italian. This is a good start.
The starters and salads are nice and pleasant.
The pasta dishes are presented as their key specialty and, apart from the ravioli that were judged very good, the others was average.
We challenged La Locanda on a very simple Tagliatelle tomato and basil, as all very simple Italian dishes they are a real challenge, and they accepted it.
The souce should be made of fresh tomatoes lightly cooked with a hint of onion (even if there is a school that thinks is not needed) with the correct amount of fresh basil to provide the background flavor without overwhelming the tomato and pasta taste.
Unluckily the outcome was not what expected and the tomato sauce was not from fresh tomatoes, there was no onion and it was overcooked and the basil was not enough/correct.
Little bit too much oil too.
The home made tagliatelle were cooked correctly but the sauce was not added correctly so the tagliatelle glued together without absorbing the sauce.
The meat was nice and correctly cooked.
One of us took the risotto al gorgonzola and he rated is somehow ok but not top.
A group of customers (Brits, it appears) got a table near ours and they were shouting soo loud we were forced to leave as we could not talk or hear each other, a wiser disposition of customers (rest of the restaurant was empty due to the late time) would be advisable (and more education from the guests, but this is not something the staff can do anything on!)
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