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dined on Sun, 17 Feb 2019

Excellent service, friendly staff. The food was good quality and everyone there seemed to have enjoyed it. I will definitely be back.

dined on Sat, 29 Dec 2018

Nice venue for pre theatre drinks or a bite to eat, food was ok but now real wow factor for me.

dined on Tue, 20 Nov 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant with great menu, wine list, and service. One of my guests was a vegetarian and particularly enjoyed the Vegetarian Tasting Plate - it looked great, and the Head Chef should be congratulated for devising such a well considered dish.

dined on Thu, 3 Jan 2019

Great location for pre theatre dining, plus 20% off food bill. Excellent food and service.

dined on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

Service was hap hazard although young waiter tried hard. Guidance on size of sides would be beneficial. Serve of fries for one could adequately serve 3! Dirty wine glass. Had to ask for water, which is unacceptable in my opinion.

dined on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

Good food, Good service we were there before a show - everything ran like clockwork

dined on Thu, 27 Dec 2018

Very happy with lunch

dined on Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Inconsistent. Entree's good, one mains good, other sent back, sides not good. In summary Ok, but not great.

dined on Wed, 19 Dec 2018

Food was slow to be served even though there was not many diners.

dined on Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Went to Locanda for a lunch with a friend and it was very quiet - had hoped for a bit more atmosphere, but we did enjoy having a comfortable booth so we could sit and chat in a relaxed setting. Menu was short and focused, and both of us really enjoyed our burgers. It was good value for money vs many other local options. Service could have been a bit more engaged, but overall it was fine.
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About Locanda Restaurant & Bar

Dine inn ‘Locanda’ variously translates from the Italian into English as ‘inn’, ‘pub’ or ‘diner’ depending on the context. Ah ha, we get you. Locanda Italian Steakhouse in the heart of Melbourne is a short walk to a number of theatres so is a favourite inn or pub for pre-theatre dining. Think up-market dining, private rooms, extensive wine cellars, and the best of Australian ingredients with a super chef at the helm, and you have the recipe for Locanda’s success. From the feature elements of floor to ceiling glass wine ‘cellars’, impressive pillars, a ceiling punctuated by acoustic beams, the distinctive mushroom stools and the massive marble bar, Locanda screams style, chic and elegance all at the same time. Then, of course, there is the food. The pre-theatre two or three course menu has some wonderful temptations such as malfaldine (ribbon-shaped pasta) with creamy carbonara sauce and aged Parmesan, or the pumpkin cannelloni with spiced carrot cream, feta cheese and pistachio crumble. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, you also may want to try the extensive a la carte menu when you have more time. Best dish: Dark chocolate and raspberry torte, vanilla custard, and raspberry mascarpone served with candied pistachio

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