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La Locanda

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Jose Leon Pagano 2697 | Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 48066343
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk in, the restaurant decor is not overwhelming and the restaurant is certainly not big, but the food the five of us enjoyed was very good indeed as was the service. With three bottles of wine consumed along with appetizers and main courses, it came to $75/person with tip. The service was attentive, the food presentation was very... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on the advise of a friend. It was a quiet night and we sat outside. The owner stopped by to say high and seeing my wife struggle with the menu sat down and explained everything. He even suggested a nice wine that wasn't too expensive but worked well with the meal. My wife had ravioli and I had... More 

Thank OnTheGoCFO
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Doing research before I came to BA I was shocked to know the Italian influence. Being that I've been to Italy I was excited to get some real Italian food again. La LOCANDA did not disappoint. Started with the Rustic salad and clams and had the mushroom ravioli and grilled octopus as a main course. Waitstaff was good including the... More 

Thank Charisse T
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Very good Italian food and very friendly service! The grilled octopus was superb! Take plenty of cash as they offer you a 10% discount on the bill if you were planning to use card but then switch to cash.

Thank nteitz
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend we trust as the chef had recently been chosen to represent Italy in an Argentine cooking competition. We arrived not expecting the moon and stars, but a laid back and delicious date night. We were taken aback quickly by the terrible waiter, who responded in a very condescending manner when we clarified that... More 

Thank Sarah S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

well the Chef/Owner is on the Gourmet Channel so we had high expectations, which were dampened when we were greeted by our waiter, so obvious that he did not like his job at all, zero service/enthusiasm, no water/bread offered, so after 15 mins we asked for it, and a basket of cold bread came with a bottle of water. We... More 

Thank Leslie C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

My girlfriend and I came here for dinner and had a lovely time. The food isn't cheap but it's really fantastic and for the quality I would definitely say good value and the service was excellent. We had the burrata mozzarella (without a doubt my favorite mozzarella) with grilled vegetables as a starter. The semi-dried tomatoes were the only thing... More 

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bernisugasti, Propietario at La Locanda, responded to this review

Hi Boyd, we are glad that you liked the food at our restaurante. We would like to let you know that we do not make a recharge by paying in credit card, we do a discount by paying in cash. You miss understood the waiter maybe. The check has the total of the money people spend and then we make... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Had a lunch 2 years ago with a local friend who recommended the place. They accommodated us even though the lunch hour was almost over. The pasta dish I had was out of this world. I've often thought about the meal since I returned to New York, and now, after two years I'm going back to Buenos Aires and am... More 

Thank AkiNYC
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

Clearly a lot of diners here are regulars. We had a huge seafood salad which we shared, and with nice-sized entrees we had no room for dessert. We did notice that they told us they were out of one kind of fish, but then offered it to one of the regulars. Despite that, the seafood was so good that I... More 

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Roatan, Honduras
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

Mixed review. This compact bistro is very quaint. Upon entry you feel you are going to have a great epicurean experience. We arrived at 8:00 PM when the restaurant opened for dinner. A reservation was not a problem at that hour although the place rapidly filled with reserved tables by 9:00 on a Friday night. But, the upbeat feeling began... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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

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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
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.
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