“Rustic an open plan restaurant upstairs and a most comfortable ambiance created” - VisitEngland Assessor
La Locanda is charming Italian restaurant located in Lancashire’s picturesque Ribble Valley. Full of rustic charm, it has long been renowned for its dedication to serving only the most authentic Italian cuisine. Owners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi have been here for 15 years, and take great care to ensure all their diners experience a ‘true taste of Italy'.
Facilities – at a glance
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days closed: Monday
- Closed for lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Lunch served from: 12.00
- Lunch served until: Saturday until 2.30, Sunday 12 - 8
- Dinner served from: 6, 5 Friday to Saturday
- Dinner served until: 21.30, 10 Friday, 10.30 Saturday, 8 Sunday
- Cuisine style: Italian
- Local ingredients
- Local suppliers
- Vegan dishes
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About the area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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