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La Locanda

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Main Street, Gisburn BB7 4HH, England
+44 1200 445303
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends at their recommendation. Not given table upstairs as per their booking, but a small downstairs room, which was cold (a tiny heater plugged in the corner was ineffectual on a winter evening) and the room had no ambience. Food was average, nothing to write home about. Service poor, front of house woman has a strange attitude... More 

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Gisburn, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived in the Gisburn area for two years and never visited this restaurant before. it was my wifes Birthday on Sunday and as we have heard good reports we thought we would give it a try, wow!! this place is amazing the food, the presentation,the staff all adds to a wonderful evening in a very quaint cottage restaurant.... More 

Thank stephen s
Accrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with my wife Attentive staff but not intrusive nothing too much trouble Lovely food served & presented well Looking forward to next visit

Thank L8621GVannes
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was well explained to us by the owner and she was at pains to make sure we knew about portion sizes and did not push but suggested side dishes. Service was prompt considering how busy they were. My starter was a classic clam bisque with hot sausage pieces nice Sardinia bread as a shared side others had pears... More 

Thank Dave R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BEST meal I have enjoyed in a number of years. Quality, provenance and authenticity served with a warm and welcoming service. I am truly spoiled to go anywhere else. Already looking forward to going back. Congratulations!

1 Thank Paul S
Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends who had been before. They had booked well in advance and specified a table upstairs. We ended up sat downstairs in a small room which would have been nice, but for the fact it was cold and draughty. I thought the food overall was good but having ordered rack of lamb cooked medium, I was served a... More 

2 Thank Paul F
Preston, United Kingdom
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800 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Passed by this brightly lit restaurant on the A59 many times and were tempted to try. We were well pleased. A warm welcome and a menu with creatve Italian regional dishes and old favourites. The food was excellent and the service exemplary. The old building has been beautifully renovated. Just two small problems, there is little immediate parking and the... More 

Thank djpend
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Top class fresh Italian food, beautifully cooked & presented. Owner very attentive. Lovely building full of character. Well worth driving a little further afield and already trying to fix a return visit. In a league of its own. Thank you for making our Saturday evening so special.

Thank Sarah M
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Given this is a small converted cottage on the high-street in Gisburn what they offer is simply outstanding! You could be forgiven for driving past and not giving it a second glance - but you really would be missing out! Ill start with the food which put simply is the best Italian cuisine we have ever eaten. We both had... More 

Thank Simon H
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We once again visited La Locanda whilst staying nearby in self catering lodges. A group of girls away for the weekend. This authentic Italian restaurant was busy, as is expected, especially since it was a Saturday evening, but the staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. I had the paper wrapped seafood pasta - again - after having... More 

Thank Rebecca L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$33
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gisburn BB7 4HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Gisburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1200 445303
A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits you in this cottage style restaurant, in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley, which offers exciting and genuinely traditional Italian cuisine. To ensure the highest quality only the best local produce is used in our dishes whilst our specialist food products and wines are supplied by small dedicated producers from various regions of Italy.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?