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dined on Fri, 6 Oct 2017

Food is delicious, friendly service, great value. Highly recommended! Only thing keep in mind is the environment can be a bit noisy, and make sure you have cash because there is a small % credit card surcharge.

dined on Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Lovely food, but small portions. Great service though. It is a great place to before the theatre.

dined on Wed, 30 Aug 2017

Well organised pre-theatre meal with a service team to match
Julie Taylor

dined on Sun, 18 Jun 2017

The restaurant was great but very disappointed in Dimmi as on arrival ther was no record of our booking. Luckily there was several spare tables. Very poor on behalf of Dimmi but great by Locanda that they could accommodate us.

dined on Sat, 11 Nov 2017

Food was ok and service was lacking a little considering it wasn’t really busy and there seemed to be a lot of staff.

dined on Sat, 7 Oct 2017

My fish and chips were as expected , presentation lovely but very awkward to eat from the basket. The salad was good. When I didn't like the tiramisu dessert the waitress kindly replaced it with the apple crumble. The unpeeled, slightly cooked apples had no flavour at all. There was no sign of rhubarb. Maybe I am expecting too much !

dined on Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Suitable for families with hungry children

dined on Fri, 1 Sep 2017

Service acceptable. Food not great but acceptable.

dined on Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Having dined at Locanda on previous occasions, we return because it is ideally-placed and well-organised for pre-theatre dining. Food variety and quality is good and the apparently-recent addition of a complementary side dish with each main course ensures that even the 2-course menu will satisfy most diners. Waiters conscientiously check show start times and pace service to ensure maximum enjoyment of the available dining time. The only disappointing elements are the high prices of fairly-basic wines and the queuing to pay the bill when several groups are ready to leave around the same time.
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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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