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Benvenuto


Enjoy authentic, Northern Italian cuisine.

1137 Garden Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

805.548.1750

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Benvenuto


Enjoy authentic, Northern Italian cuisine.

1137 Garden Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

805.548.1750

A Destination

La Locanda means "the Inn"- an intimate establishment for patrons to eat, drink and stay awhile. At La Locanda, that's exactly we love to provide: a space to fully enjoy the experience of true Italian cooking and become a part of our family. Benvenuto, welcome.

Atmosfera

With an intimate dining space and open kitchen, La Locanda serves an authentic dining experience from the moment you step through our Dutch door.

Rossi

Large selection of local and Italian wines by the bottle and by the glass. See our wine list here.  $10 corkage fee to pair your own preferred wine. 

il nostro Cibo 

Handmade from scratch each day, each meal boasts of care and excellence. With rotating specials and staples on the menu, the Chef never compromises his traditional Northern Italian fare.

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Mangiare


Every entree that leaves our kitchen is prepared to classic perfection by Chef and Owner Sig. Luciano Bardinelli.

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Mangiare


Every entree that leaves our kitchen is prepared to classic perfection by Chef and Owner Sig. Luciano Bardinelli.

San Luis Obispo is known for its farmers' markets, and we shop these weekly to provide fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers. We invent weekly--and sometimes daily--specials centered around our gathered produce. Check in with us often to see what we are currently offering: Luciano offers up to eight specials at a time! Stroll down Garden Street, take a peak at our specials board outside or peer through the windowpanes to see our kitchen in action.

For our regularly offered dishes, browse through the entire menu here:

View the full menu →

 

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il nostro chef


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il nostro chef


Luciano Bardinelli  

Owner/Executive Chef

 

After managing exclusive restaurants and private clubs in Las vegas and Hollywood Hills, Luciano went on to become the "Godfather to Seattle's Italian restaurant Renaissance." His first Seattle restaurant, Settabello--with it's Northern Italian cuisine and items such as osso buco, agnotti stuffed with veal, and the tiramisu featured on our dessert menu--launched his reputation. Over its 10 year run, Settabello changed the way Seattle thought about food. In 2012, the desire to be closer to his family and youngest daughter Oriana Bardinelli, fueled his relocation to SLO. The day after Thanksgiving, Luciano opened Firefly Pizzeria in anticipation for his new restaurant space to finish construction. Finally, in December 2012, everything was in place for his new location, La Locanda.