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“A little Italy in Paris”
Review of La Locanda

La Locanda
Ranked #8,345 of 18,130 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $25 - $62
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
Description: Romantic and fine Italian food in Saint Germain des Pres district. One of the oldest and most beautiful streets of Paris. A XVI century town house serves delicious Italian dishes since 1997. Martino, the owner since day 1, take care of you personally. US graduate, Boston and Louisville resident, loves to explain how dishes are made, the history of recipes, the neighborhood secrets and much more. Since the opening, refined international customers blend with locals. Not a "tourist trap" just an international parisian resident crowd chose La Locanda for the food, the atmosphere and the fun. Reservations are not mandatory but strongly suggested on weekends. A few tables are available for couples outside on the sidewalk. The street is very quiet so you can enjoy a nice evening outside as well. Good music inside. Grappa and limoncello is generally offered and will enable you to stay a few minutes more with our company. See you. Martino
Reviewed January 8, 2013

The stone walls and white tablecloths give this Italian eatery a very upmarket feel. The pasta was good but a bit expensive for pasta. My husband had the beef which was undercooked (but of course it would be in France). Though I didn't try it, the antipasto buffet looked inviting.

Be sure to request downstairs seating. Upstairs is a bit cramped.

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Thank Lynne08
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

1/ The table we booked has been given to someone else.
2/ the food is really average
3/ the prices are a joke
4/ the ambiance is morose. All the people in there were staying as a compromise / not to have to find another place / fear of leaving the table. It's damn silent. Your can hear the tension.
5/ the prices are infuriating. 20 bucks the starter, that's what you pay in a restaurant that has at least a star on the michelin guide. Alas, no, it's definitively not up to that.

It's a ripoff. A tourist trap. Dont trust that tripadvisor logo on the storefront. Go to Any of the other restaurants in the same road, they are better.

To tripadvisor : you shouldnt issue logos to everyone who asks. It fools us. Now i know that your logo means nothing.

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3  Thank Oleduc
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Small restaurant. Warm setting. Have the Fregola, a pasta from Sardinia, like small roll pasta balls. You will enjoy the flavours better with Fregola than with traditional large pasta like spaghettis. Choose fregola with vongole. Their olive oil on the bread is great. Recommend for lunch.

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Thank Jean352
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

It was a particularly cold evening in Paris but the ambiance in this charming Italian restorante was warm and gracious. The owner welcomed us personally and showed us to a table neatly draped in crisp white linen that afforded us a view of the chic fashion district. Burberry, Churches, Etro, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel and countless other international luxury brands create a glamourous energy while La Locanda conveys Tuscan charm and rusticity, a perfect counter-balance. The meal began with a bisque of butternut squash and a superior olive oil from Frantoia (M. Barbera & Figu), a bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella from the Veneto Region which paired perfectly with my risotto and my wife's pasta with shrimp and asparagus. The character of the evening was further enhanced by an enchanting sound mix of great American jazz vocalists. Miss Ella, Paris, and great Italian wine and food will draw me back on future visits. Grazia!

Thank GaryInman
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This restaurant has a lot of curb appeal. It looks charming and inviting......but keep walking!
The food is not good, and I have given it more than one shot, as it is steps from my apartment and I wanted to like it.
The owner keeps going in and out the door like a "barker" at a night club, trying hard to bring in business....very annoying, and on the night I was there, it was so cold, and that door opening all throughout my meal was disturbing.
All these things aside....the food is simply not worth a visit. There are too many good restaurants very close by to go to.

5  Thank Delsa H
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