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Any thoughts on La Locanda in Edgemont?

esperada Apr 16, 2009 12:11 PM

Anyone ever eaten at La Locanda in Edgemont? I'm looking for someplace to host a luncheon. We would have to eat ala carte, not in a private room since none is available on the day I need. I've never eaten there, but the location is good which is why I'm considering it. We will be a party of adults and children. Is the food decent?? Thanks!

  1. Rondo Apr 25, 2009 08:49 PM

    Oh, boy. Here I go again. P*ssing on the parade. But I really can't help myself. Two questions. No, make that three.
    1) Do the waitresses still call you "hon"?
    2) Does the "Caesar Salad", yes it's in quotes for a reason, still have canned black olives in it?
    3) Is the iced tea still Liptons, straight out of the jar?
    Perhaps you can all understand why I haven't been back there in years cuz when I went the answer to all three questions was a resounding "yes".
    I do second Buckethead's nomination for Teikoku. Very good, very fresh sushi and their Pad Thai is excellent. IMHO a much better option than "La Loc. . ." can't bring myself to finish the name for fear of typing something else.

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    1. re: Rondo
      BBCaprice Apr 27, 2009 04:25 AM

      Rondo, I second your report. Unfortunately there are not a lot of restaurants around the area so La Loc... may look good. I was there not too long ago and if I would have been blindfolded I swear I was eating Chef Boyardee meatballs. The whole dinner was very unimpressive. Never went back.

      1. re: BBCaprice
        coastalgypsy Apr 29, 2009 04:11 AM

        I got the to-go pizza from La Locanda II and it was really overpriced and not that great. Also, a friend of mine worked at La Locanda and wouldn't recommend it...

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      productionjon Apr 18, 2009 03:54 PM

      It's still very good. Family friendly and always consistent

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        esperada Apr 17, 2009 06:57 PM

        Thanks for your replies! Hopefully the food is as good as it was years ago!

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          Buckethead Apr 16, 2009 02:26 PM

          Me too, last time I was there was probably 6 years ago but I remember it being good. Teikoku is also near there, the food may not appeal to everyone in your group (it's sushi and japanese style) but last time I was there (maybe 4 years ago) it was excellent.

          1. smobron Apr 16, 2009 02:17 PM

            I have not eaten there in years but the food was quite good ,

            1. Den Apr 16, 2009 01:05 PM

              You said ever so I'll respond. I ate there probably 4 years ago and I actually remember it because I thought the food (at least at that time) was very good. The only reason I haven't been back is I don't get down that way any more. If I remember correctly it was run by a 1st gereation Italian family.

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