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“Original Lebanese cuisine”

Locanda - A la Granda
Ranked #3 of 57 Restaurants in Byblos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Delightful international fusion cuisine served in the heart of wonderful Byblos. Unique food, in a unique decor and atmosphere, and of course a unique location.
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Original Lebanese cuisine”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

There are many good restaurants in Byblos, but it would be a pity not to try Locanda.

For those tired of the usual Lebanese fare, Locanda offers quite some different dishes, that will surprise and please both Lebanese and foreigners alike.

Nice views, efficient service, and very good food. Desserts are HUGE.

Although it is quite pricey, I would warmly recommend it.

  • Visited April 2011
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level 6 Contributor
55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Tasty food with a twist in a great location”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Locanda is situated in the Old Souk facing the Castle with outdoor and indoor seating (outdoor definitely the best).
Locanda serves fusion-style cuisine but for a Lebanese dish with a twist, Mujaddara is a must try! Our preferred dishes are the latter and the ones shown in the pics. The menu is well designed & food is presented just the way it’s shown in the menu and it’s very tasty!
Amazing view especially at sunset! Sometimes it gets too busy so if you want to have a dinner at Locanda, it would be better to make a reservation first (+961 9 944 333)
One downside to mention: staff is not that welcoming and not well trained.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank noushi
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chelala, Public Relations Manager at Locanda - A la Granda, responded to this review, October 17, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Locanda a la Granda!
We hope to see you again at our restaurant soon!
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Lebanon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most amazing dining experience ever ...”
Reviewed December 7, 2010

Simply a wonderful experience to have the best and most original food in the best designed place with the most perfect atmosphere to compliment it .... not to be missed...

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1 Thank AbirJ
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Super restaurant, great location, fantastic food and service, reasonably priced”
Reviewed March 21, 2010

We were recommended this restaurant by friends and I have to say its fantastic.

The food was divine with a great choice of Lebanese food. The menu was designed very well with pictures and highlighting the key ingredients. All the food came out looking like the pictures.

The atmosphere in the restaurant was truely Lebanese with the shisha pipes and chilled. The views from the terrace are amazing. Its worth booking ahead as it can get very busy. telephone +961 9 944 333.

If your in Byblos this restaurant is a must, if your in Beirut its well worth travelling to Byblos for the ancient historical sights and to appreciate this restaurant.

It is very reasonably priced.

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Thank CazRiyadh
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Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must when you visit Lebanon!”
Reviewed May 18, 2009

Lebanese and other dishes served creatively and generously. Delicious food! Incredible mixtures such as Labneh and strawberries! Great desserts.

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Thank LebaneseAnonymous
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