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“lovely meal!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Locanda Del Duca

La Locanda Del Duca
Ranked #7 of 396 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Herstmonceux
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“lovely meal!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Chose this restaurant off the tripadvisor list, and was not disappointed. We went on a Saturday night and didn't have a reservation, but they quickly found us a table anyways even though the restaurant was very busy. Service was quick and professional, food was delicious, nice and hot and fresh tasting, and having the complimentary bread, olives and liqueur with our coffee was a really nice treat. Pasta and risotto prices were good. Appetizers, meat and fish dishes were a little high we thought but the portions were good.
Would keep this place for special occasions, but would definitely go again.
Enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great fresh Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Have eaten here a couple of times and food is always consistent, fresh and good. It is not a budget restaurant (they own next door for cheaper italian food) or a chain. The owner is always in there greeting guests and is a big part of the local community.
We popped by around 6.30pm on a Friday night and were lucky to get a table as nearly all the tables were full so would recommend booking if visiting at the weekend. Service is very attentive and good but not intrusive.
It is one of the more expensive restaurants however there is always a set menu with several choices with 3 courses under £20 which offers very good food.
We will be back

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eastbournian101
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“very good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Very good food and not a chain , food was well presented and the bill was reasonable , will go back.

Visited January 2013
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UK
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Service very good, food mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We decided to visit La Locanda Del Duca as we have had some nice pizzas at their 'sister' restaurant Pomodoro e Mozzarella. Sadly we were disappointed. It was a busy Saturday night, and I must say that the service was very good (near excellent), but the food was disappointing. My partner's pasta main course was dry and mine had very few 'special' ingredients and tasted a bit manufactured. The starters were quite expensive for what they were. We won't be going back to La Locanda for pasta - although it is a chain, the Eastbourne Prezzo food tastes much better.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheJennifer
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UK
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Extremely Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Staying in Eastbourne on business for a couple of nights and after checking Tripadvisor, visited this place and definitely wasnt disappointed.

Only about 8 people in on a Tuesday night so quiet but i think regardless, the service would be of the same high attentive standard regardless of numbers. I was given a few pieces of bread and some tasty olives while ordering and went for the Tortellini with ricotta cheese and spinach/mushrooms.

This arrived promptly and was gorgeous - creamy and very flavoursome. I followed this with three homemade ice creams with a choice of about 8 to pick from - again very nice

On paying the bill i was given a leaflet with 10% off for a meal till the middle of January so i may take trip there tomorrow as well and make sure this really was as good as i thought it was!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank derbyjap
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