Locanda

restaurants / Italian

Locanda information

Location
Washington, DC , USA
Address
633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Telephone
+1 202 547 0002
Getting there
Underground Rail: Eastern Market
More information
www.locandadc.com
Prices
mains $14-24
Opening hours
lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily
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Old-school Italian with just the right touches of modern embellishment, Locanda is lush. The menu isn’t particularly challenging – if you’ve ever had a nice Italian night out, you know what to expect – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good. These may be small pasta plates (more Italian than Italian-American, which always tries to suffocate you in penne), but there’s an inverse quality–quantity equation at play. The menu shifts with the seasons; we remember a wild-mushroom gemelli from spring 2009 that seemed to sum up the season on our taste buds.