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“great little restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Locanda

La Locanda
Main Street, Gisburn BB7 4HH, England
01200 445303
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Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Gisburn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits you in this cottage style restaurant in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley which offers exciting and genuinely traditional Italian cuisine. To ensure the highest quality only the best local produce is used in our recipes whilst our specialist food products and wines are supplied by small dedicated producers from various regions of Italy.
Preston
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

for those not expecting to find much in this market town you will be surprised - first rate Italian cooking run by an Italian family with all good local ingredients and all farms named on the wall.
Having just returned from Italy I can vouch for the authentic style and cooking - my wife had sea bass , I had veal saltimbocca both very well cooked ; attentive service with quite a reasonable choice of meats, fish and pasta, so I would expect there to be something for everyone. There is a fixed price menu for those on a budget or you can pick and choose from main menu with the option of additional specials...and looking around the busy tables everyone seemed to be enjoying their choice !

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
York, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A real find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Myself and my husband were staying at Ribblesdale Park and having seen on the website there was an Italian nearby in the area of Gisburn we decided to walk down for Sunday lunch.

We were pleasantly surprised when we walked in; the cosy atmosphere, the authenticity and traditional Italian decor really impressed us and instantly took us back down memory lane to our experiences of Italy. We received a very warm welcome instantly from the woman we presume is the owner; who quickly provided us with drinks and menus in the downstairs wine bar and seating area, and was very friendly and bubbly throughout.

The restaurant offers a Sunday 3 course set menu for just under £15 but we both however chose dishes from the main menu.

The service was prompt and the waitress was very polite and attentive, and although both of us had fairly standard starters and mains (bruschetta, courgette & goats cheese, and pasta arrabiatta), we both agreed our dishes were exceptional in presentation and in taste and were excellent value for money.

The chocolate cake with ice cream I had for dessert was gorgeous, and my husband loved his expresso, which came with ice cream actually in the cup!

We wished we had found the restaurant earlier in our stay as we would have definitely eaten there more than once given the option, and although we were more than happy with our accommodation on its own merit, our dining experience at La Locanda will definitely encourage us to return to the area in the near future.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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liverpool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ate here as part of the deal with the Park House Hotel.
Genuine traditional restaurant where all the produce is fresh and seasonal. We were warmly welcomed and served drinks in the reception area where are order was taken before being taken upstairs to our table.
Staff worked so hard but where attentive and we never waited long for our drinks.
The food was divine the best Italian I have ever had.
The only downside is that I live so far away to come back on a regular basis.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfetto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Go out of your way to eat here. It is outstanding! At the end of our wonderful three course meal a little cup of fresh, warm zabaglione was offered to us! The best treat! I wish this restaurant was round the corner.

Visited August 2013
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Fantastic meal - delicious. Will definitely return.
Book early to avoid disappointment of not getting a table.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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