Brooklyn >Food & Dining > La Locanda
432 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.717827 -73.944660
Mon-Sat 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Homestyle Italian Food – LaLocanda is one of the very best places to eat in NYC. I have known Cono for over 20 years and have followed him since he opened his first pizzeria in the same neighborhood. The food is prepared perfectly. The calamari is as tender as can be. All his dishes are made fresh and on the spot. My favorite is the Chicken Alla Cono. Also, no matter what I order, Cono always has a dish of meatballs ready for me. Excellent. Any one that has a bad experience here must be someone that either has NO clue about homestyle Italian food or is just a chronic complainer. I now live in New Jersey and STILL make the trip at leat 2 to 3 times a month just to eat here. Worth the trip and worth every penny. And as far as the comment from Audrey007 that the food comes from a can, well... she knows very little about good food. I reccomend that everyone go here and see for themselves. Excellent food and staff...
I really hated this experience – The waiter was rude. Obviously the owner's son and doesn't give a rats ass about the clients. The food was all from a can. The waiter couldn't be bothered to take orders, he sat at a table all night with his friend. We left after 3 bites of food. We will never go back. This rates as the worst Brooklyn experience I have ever had. I have lived in Brooklyn for 10 years.
great local brooklyn place – I went there with a group, and the owner - chef just kept asking us whats next, after he suggested some dishes. Everything He brought out was very good, and not overly spiced restauarnt fare, but like Mama's home cooking. Delightful! We sampled several platters and all were excellent. Worth the trip to Brooklyn..
fantastic fine – fantastic food - always fresh and plentiful. Daily specials!
If you haven't been yet - what's keeping you? Try the Chicken a la Cono!
also, this restaurant was recently awarded the prestigious 5-Star Diamond Award in Hospitality Services!! Better hurry before word gets out!
Excellent family food – Great service, great food and a very homey atmosphere... also the prices are amazing. It's probably actually cheaper than cooking yourself! I recommend the angle hair pasta and shrimp dish... really tasty.
Good service - poor food – Carmine's, up the street on Graham was closed for vacation. Ok, we tried La Locanda again. What a pity.
The service here is very good. The staff most accomodating and friendly. A nice setting - even if a little sterile. But the food !!!
Started with the Calamari. Not horrible, but tasting very much of the frying oil. A little fresh lemon helps.
Main courses: Penne a la vodka, not bad. Pasta properly done. Nice, light, pink sauce.
Eggplant parmesan : a dish of mush. So overly cooked it was nothing but a plate of melted cheese over a tatseless eggplant. Wort of all; Chicken Saltimboca ( and this on their specialty list). First, the layering is all wrong. The put the spinach on the bottom, the eggplant in the middle and the heavy chicken on top. CHEF - reverse the order. Then, as with the Eggplant Parmesan, it was so overcooked it was like eating pre-digested food. The spinach was so boiled away it was flavorless and textureless, likewise with the layer of eggplant. The chicken on top, slathered with some white substance that was supposed to be Asiago, was as though it had been steamed or boiled. The ensemble was swimming in a pool of a light sauce. Cut back on the sauce. Use a good cheese, but use it sparingly. Lightly blanch and then sautee the spinach. Grill the eggplant to keep it crisp. Arrange the elements in order of weight" chicken on the bottom, the eggplant, then spinach - substantial and green. And use the sauce sparingly.
You have a great location a nice place, but your kitchen needs help.
Also in your favor: good prices and nice portions.
What delicious bread to start... – For the 20 years I have been practicing here, I have frequented this community favorite! Homemade delicious chicken parm... grilled chicken dishes... a definite to try! You wont be disappointed!
My favorite! love it love it love it!!! – the best homestyle italian ive found. Great menu w/ so many choices but i always stick w/ my favorites - spaghetti and meatballs or chicken saltimboca. Huge goblets of decent montepulciano - and delicious homemade bread. Not fancy - but clean, friendly, delicious, and fun!!
GREAT for delivery! – I haven't actually eaten in the restaurant, but get the food delivered pretty often. The chicken margharita is GREAT. What's weird is sometimes they giv eyou homemade pasta, and sometimes not. THe homemade pasta is fabulous..mmmm... Penne vodka is great, also. GOod prices. Odd hours - randomly closed.
Great Little Local Joint! – La Locanda has all the local intimacy I could want in our Little Italian section of Williamsburg. It has great food, a wide selection on the menu, and easily the best part is the prices. The kitchen is right in the dining room so you can watch the master at work. You really feel like you're in an Italian kitchen. Did I mention the prices are great?
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