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“Deliciouso” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda Osteria & Bar

Locanda Osteria & Bar
100 McLachlan Street, M&A Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 38521121
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Ranked #231 of 3,122 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Wine Bar
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Deliciouso”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A little Italian treasure, quite rustic Italian food - you can taste the quality. My husband and I shared an entrée then went our separate ways with a mushroom risotto for me and a pasta for my husband that were fantastic. Whilst we really good not eat another thing, the homemade donuts on the menu beckoned, and out came not one or two, but 6 big warm crispy sugary and cinnamon donuts that melted in your mouth. Delicious. We ate inside, and being Queenslanders we do prefer to dine al fresco, so next time we will book a table outside. Very friendly staff.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kat S, Public Relations Manager at Locanda Osteria & Bar, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're very proud of our chefs- everything is made from scratch and you really can tell. So much flavour! You'll have to try the spiedo next time- the porchetta is our signature dish and for very good reason. Just make sure you have room for the bombolini (there's always room for bombolini!). We'll see you soon for your outside table!
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“Great ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is quite the Italian gem. It's not your typical spag and lasagne hole in the wall, Locanda has more traditional italian roots. Be wondered by the meat dishes, very typical of northern Italy. The Spiedo plate features half a roast chook, a fillet of rare roast beef that melts and a chunk of pork with salted crackling that will leave you wanting more. This meat lovers delight also comes with condiments, and I can say the fresh pesto poured over the beef is one of the best things I've eaten in a long time.

The calamari is near perfect and the olives stuffed with meat are just evil.

I couldn't resist trying the pasta and the prosciutto pappardelle did not disappoint. This pasta reminded me of an old boyfriend, because the curls of pasta were big and thick, the sauce rich and although you knew you shouldn't go back, you couldn't help yourself.

Dan, the owner, is also a italian and spainish wine importer so be brave with the wine. Ask your waiter for some interesting recommendations and enjoy the ride.

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Kat S, Public Relations Manager at Locanda Osteria & Bar, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. It's so thorough! We're glad to hear that you had a good time. Great suggestion in regard to the wine, we can't go past the Si Vintners Red at the moment. Perfect for the cooler weather. Nick, our wine guy, is all about the Fordori Manzoni. You'll have to try them next time. See you soon!
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