Upmarket version of it's sister Restaurant next door. Outstanding.
In December 2020, Mathew Alex said:
Extremely friendly staff who made sure that we had personalised service. Great food as well...
In December 2020, Bluebellplasnewydd said:
I visited during Tier 2 lockdown. The tables are spaced with partitions and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. There is a fixed set menu at a very reasonable price (approximately £20) and you will be fine ordering from this. The portions are large and the Goujons of Chicken tasted fantastic. The ambiance is a little od fashioned but smart as you would find in Italy. It is a great place for an evening out.
In December 2020, Ian Miller said:
Great food, great friendly service, as always. Thank you for a lovely evening. IanM.
In December 2020, Gareth Haniver said:
Warm and friendly atmosphere, with great food
In December 2020, Aesook Aiko Lee said:
Fantastic food and lovely service.
In November 2020, 347hughk said:
My first visit to Eastbourne and I wanted to arrange an evening meal for friends. La Locanda Del Duca was reccomended to me and I booked a table for five. The staff were most welcoming, they had provided a round table which is thoughtful for the number present. most of us kept to the Set Menus which was good variety and excellent value, as was the Italian wine list. Look forward to returning here on my next visit.
In November 2020, RS T said:
We had an excellent meal here. Staff were friendly and helpful and the food was really good. They had clear perpex screens between tables which were effective but not intrusive.
In November 2020, Jan Lucas said:
Absolutely loved it! Gorgeous food, excellent waitering staff and a heavenly ambience! First class social distancing arrangements in place also. Do not miss the opportunity to go there
In November 2020, Carole Smith said:
Great food, friendly service and good service. Will come back Really Covid safe too. The Primitivo red wine was excellent too.
In November 2020, Simon King said:
Wow what a meal absolutely gorgeous great staff very friendly spotlessly clean amazing choice of food great value for money would highly recommend this restaurant should be 10 stars 🌟
In November 2020, craig lee said:
Perfectly adequate fare and tasty. Reassuringly pricey. Portions cannily sized to make you want more.
In November 2020, johnjrp01 said:
Very good food and wine
In November 2020, David Parker said:
The food and service here are first class.
In October 2020, D0risJam said:
Never before have I felt the urge to write a review on where I have eaten; although reasonably busy the attention to social distancing was adhered, but this did not detract from the level of service and the quality of food. I have spent many years of my youth in Italy and this brought back fond memories of the eating experience. Such a shame that we won’t be able to enjoy this again until this time next year!
In October 2020, davidwU4314YN said:
Had a loverly evening out. We went on Sunday evening and they had an entertainer.
We had a loverly time and the food was fantastic. The service was very good and the extensive menu has something for everyone.
We will be back and recommend this place.
In October 2020, Traveleruk243 said:
Great food lots of choice super value for money.
Excellent ambience. Staff work hard to keep you happy super service
In October 2020, edmondsonv said:
Outstanding! Service food and attention to COVID rules.
My husband and I went for lunch, phoning ahead as we wanted space for a buggy. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and they had moved a table to one side to allow plenty of space for the pushchair. The mussels were fabulous, scallops very good, followed by the monkfish (delightful) and risotto di mare (excellent), with a tiramisu (yum!) to finish.
In October 2020, algarvevitor1962 said:
Visiting Eastbourne once again and back to the La Locanda.
Covid secure the service very friendly and professional. The perfect restaurant
In October 2020, IanN112 said:
This is the very best Italian meal we have had outside Italy and we have had our fair share. The compliance with current COVID regulations was impeccable. The staff were excellent in service and humour. The ambience was as a restaurant in Italy, busy and full of life. The food was outstanding in every way. The cost is slightly higher than other restaurants in the area but, this is expressed in the quality and presentation on your plate.
It was a fantastic dining experience. Well done to the whole team.
In October 2020, Ge0n said:
We have been to this restaurant before and the food ,service and friendly welcome are just as good as always. It is a pity that we don't live closer to Eastbourne otherwise we would adopt this restaurant as our local ( and more frequent )treat.
Current social distancing measures were well observed with plenty of space between tables and well placed plastic screens which did not detract from the atmosphere.
Now to the food. The fixed price menu was for the quality reasonable at £23.50 for 3 courses. The minestrone soup was so flavoursome and the veal escalope delicious in the authentic Italian way. Desserts were also very good. Certainly looking to return in the not too distant future!!
In October 2020, SimiExplorer said:
I can recommend this restaurant to everyone who love delicious food, friendly service and peaceful atmosphere. I have visited this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. Always have friendly welcome from all staff and the food is to die for. During this difficult time they did very well with the social distancing, tables have enough space, as per recommendation from government. Everywhere you can find hand sanitisers and staff sanitise everything what is need it to be. Will be back very soon.
In October 2020, Lilacore said:
Food is nice but really wasn't that stunning for the price put forward. Staff were friendly and well mannered but was disappointed that the rack of lamb wasn't as tender or succulent. The breading mostly fell off, wasn't exactly crispy so maybe the chef changed compared to the previous reviews I've read here...
Even the presentation was different and felt more like a diner, having the veg and potatoes come on different plates. For a restaurant placed on the higher end, I did expect better plating, so this was quite odd.
The 2014 Brunello Di Montalcino was the biggest highlight. But quite ironic when the wine outshines the food.
Had the tiramisu, custard tart and creme brulee to try, and they're nice. Nothing bad or to die for, but as you would expect it to be.
In October 2020, Ronaldwolff said:
Excellent food, excellent service but should have got the bill right the first time! The waitress got a bit shirty when we explained that she had worked the bill out incorrectly.
In October 2020, chillman76 said:
This was our first visit to Locanda since the Covid crisis started but apart from all the procedures in place to protect both visitors and staff nothing has really changed. The food was as good as ever, the staff were very friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere despite screens, masks etc. If you are thinking of eating out in Eastbourne and looking for quality Italian food at a very reasonable price then Locanda is the place for you.