Locanda Restaurant & Bar

Average price $55
152 reviews

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Restaurant menu

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The chef recommends...

Pane al forno

Stone baked bread

Calamari fritti

Garlic dusted squid, zucchini ribbon, black garlic aioli

Grilled octopus

Peppers, basil, olives, salsa verde

Ratings & Reviews

based on 152 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :7.7/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :7.8/10
  1. Andrew C.
    Andrew C.
    • one review

    Food was excellent however we did the pre- theatre dinner where we had a 1.5hour time frame before the show which they were aware of and we had to wait an hour between getting the entree and main which almost ran us late to the show

  2. Arun K.
    Arun K.
    • one review

    Location of the Restaurant and the ambience is good. But less staff to service and hence delays in service. Also, food was ok for the price charged

  3. Peter D.
    Peter D.
    • 17 reviews

    The calamari was so soft and tender, but the gnocchi gorgonzola was definitely the standout here. Also had the duck bolognese and lasagne which were excellent. Nice wine list too.

  4. Stan R.
    Stan R.
    • 9 reviews

    Locanda is one of those reliable and consistent staple locations that you can just go to time and time again and the experience is always going to be relatively the same. The food is great, tasty and the portion size is well balanced. The best part of this place is the staff though who will go out of their way to make sure you have a good experience and it is really noticeable.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews

    We enjoyed the 3 course meal between parts 1 and 2 of Harry Potter. Staff looked after us and timed it perfectly

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 263 reviews

    The perfect pre-theatre restaurant for both Her Majesty's and the Comedy Club. Great food and good service time after time.

  7. David B.
    David B.
    • 2 reviews

    Fantastic place. Beautiful food, amazing service and a brilliant wine list ??

  8. Emma R.
    Emma R.
    • one review

    Lovely setting for our group of 7 to have pre theatre dinner. Food was delicious and great menu for both adults and children. Staff were friendly and very accommodating.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Should have pre theatre service starting earlier on a Sunday as our show started at 6pm. Kids drinks took ages to arrive. Convenient location to theatre.

  10. Belinda H.
    Belinda H.
    • 2 reviews

    Good service. Made sure we were out on time for the theater

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    The food was quite delicious, though the pizza I ordered need it a bit more cheese as it was just like eating prosciutto on bread. It took a while for the hostess to acknowledge us at first, left us standing for a while in front of her, but the waitress was fantastic. All in all it was a good and quick meal before the theatre.

  12. Rob M.
    Rob M.
    • one review

    It too 45 mins for the food to arrive which caused us to rush through our meal as we had theatre bookings. We had given ourselves 1.5 hours to dine but lost half the time waiting and the restaurant was only about 1/3 full. No apologies and then my pork was tough! Not a happy experience from a restaurant I used to love.

  13. Jayne D.
    Jayne D.
    • 6 reviews

    Perfect for dinner when going to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  14. Samantha P.
    Samantha P.
    • one review

    Had a lovely 2 course Pre-Theatre Meal: Chicken Parmigiana with Garlic & Parmesan Fries (Our Waitress’s recommendation) & Rhubarb & Raspberry Cheesecake with a Soda Water with Lime Slice. The other 2 Ladies paid extra for their 2 glasses of Moscato. Lovely Moscato too... My son had a $15 Kids Meal Deal which was Cheeseburger with Fries, Soft drink & Ice-Cream with topping & sprinkles. Great value... Great Service... Quality food... Will come back again. ??

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Had a lovely meal. Our waitress was delightful and the meals were delicious.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews

    For pre-theatre dining, kitchen would be advised to pay more attention to serving in sequence of ordering; a lengthy delay between entree and main courses resulted in no time for coffee, while watching diners who had arrived later complete their meals and leave.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Decent meal.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews

    Delicious food, great interior design and architecture, and fabulous service!

  19. Anoush B.
    Anoush B.
    • 22 reviews

    Would be good if there were more healthy options. Staff great.

  20. Oliver b.
    Oliver b.
    • 12 reviews

    We had excellent service as we had limited time. Can be noisy at times as a bar is right next to it.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

186 Exhibition Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne's Theatre District, Locanda Restaurant & Bar is home to authentic, Italian cuisine with a modern twist on classic dishes. Located in Rydges Melbourne, Locanda makes for the perfect spot for your pre-show dinner, drink after the show, or even to sit on the terrace and watch the hustle and bustle of the city below.

The high ceilings, Italian marble and velvet design set the scene for a luxurious and sophisticated evening. The menu consists of all your Italian favourites, pizza, pasta, antipasti and salumi that will surely make this a new favourite (who can go past baked ricotta cheesecake?).

With private dining rooms with a separate entrance, Locanda makes for the perfect venue for any occasion. If you prefer not to dine a la carte, feast on one of many share style menus, or organise a grazing table for your next special occasion.


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