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“Excellent value for money Italian Home cooking with plus” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Locanda Italian Bistro

La Locanda Italian Bistro
Ranked #76 of 2,437 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$39
Cuisines: British, Wine Bar, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Casual & cosy Italian Bar & Bistro. Serving Coffee & Tea, breakfast, meals, home made cakes & a selection of wine & beer on Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. Open 8am til' Late..
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent value for money Italian Home cooking with plus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Our waitress Rebecca was super excellent. Food was just what we needed after a busy day. Highly recommend this friendly and high quality Bistro / Bar / Cafe

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Phillip F
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Francis_Pierre1, Public Relations Manager at La Locanda Italian Bistro, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you Philip,

We are delighted you would highly recommend us. It means so much to all the staff that every one of our customers has an enjoyable experience at La Locanda. Hope to see you again soon. All the best from all the staff. Ps. Rebecca says Hi :)
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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Glad we stumbled across you.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Feeling hungry having participated in various tours of the city, we came accross this cafe/restaurant and had a light lunch. Lovely soup and bread, even better lemon drizzle cake and coffee. Chatty, friendly staff. Thank you very much, look forward to trying your eveing meals when we are next in the city.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank vdubcruising
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Francis_Pierre1, Public Relations Manager at La Locanda Italian Bistro, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi,

We too are glad you stumbled across us. The lemon drizzle cake is very popular with a lot of our customers and we delighted that you enjoyed it as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon and trying our evening meals. All the best from all the staff.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely and relaxed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This little Italian has excellent food and wonderful staff. We were tired and slightly delirious but the staff here were patient and amusing as they let us bumble our way through our wine and menu decisions. The restaurant was very busy but we were never rushed and had attentive service - I cannot remember her name, but the blonde waitress was lovely. I'd definitely come back here again when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Charlotte H
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Francis_Pierre1, Public Relations Manager at La Locanda Italian Bistro, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Hi Charlotte,

Thank you for the kind review. The waitress was called Joanna and we agree that she is lovely. We look forward to seeing you again next time your in Edinburgh. All the best from all the staff.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Perfect - we loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

A real find - authentic Italian bar / caffe / restaurant. We walked past at lunchtime and it was packed, returned for dinner and found a nice table outside so decided to stop and are pleased we did. Fresh and tasty food - from salami platter to home made pasta - houmous, mozzarella, prosciutto and salad: all super-tasty and served with fresh bread and balsamic / olive oil. Delightful service, a nice bottle of Montepulchiano, and Crolla ice cream, excellent coffee. We had a thoroughly good meal and really enjoyed our evening here. Highly recommended - we will definitely eat here on our next trip to Edinburgh.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank avonside
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Francis_Pierre1, Public Relations Manager at La Locanda Italian Bistro, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you both again on your next trip to Edinburgh. All the best from all the staff.
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Nice authentic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We Did not expect to find a nice cafe in this part of town; this is a good place to go for lunch. A little small, very friendly staff. The perfect place for a light lunch whilst visiting Edinburgh!

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Thank OJG2013
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Francis_Pierre1, Public Relations Manager at La Locanda Italian Bistro, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
We are so glad you found us. Hope to see you next time your in this part of town. All the best from all the staff.
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