About La Vecchia - Reno
The philosophy behind La Vecchia is to create a casual but refined ambiance, in which we prepare and serve authentic/progressive Northern Italian fare at reasonable prices. We have a fantastic seasonal patio dining overlooking Reno. No-corkage Tuesday’s BYOB. Our chef and his staff want diners to feel comfortable and welcome. Our pasta is made in house and so are our ravioli, we feature thin crusted, handcrafted wood-fired pizza. We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and support sustainable agriculture through our purchases. Our menu comprise the freshest local and California organic ingredients, and change seasonally. A local neighborhood restaurant for 25 years and a great gathering spot with beers on tap, a diverse wine list and expertly crafted cocktails.
Italian, Comfort Food, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Patio Dining from May - September.
BYOB with no corkage fee all day Tuesday.
We hold quarterly special events like wine dinners, cocktail events and more. Go to www.lavechhiareno.com for more info.
15 to 300, sit down, buffet or small bites. Full bar, wine, beer service.
Private lots, plenty of parking.
Private Party Facilities:
AV ready room for up to 25 guests. Separate main dining room accommodate 80 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Alberto Gazzola: 7758251113x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
La Vecchia - Reno Ratings and Reviews
I have to give this restaurant 5 stars. ...
I have to give this restaurant 5 stars. A group of our friends went for lunch not realizing they closed at 2 p.m. Even though we overstayed the 2 pm closing, our waiter did not rush us and was most cordial. I will definitely go again. The food and service was outstanding.
While I couldn't give it a bad rating, t ...
While I couldn't give it a bad rating, the food this trip was not a "knock your socks off" meal. My wife and I split a Mellenzane (crisp fried eggplant with marinara, cheese, and basil) appetizer and the bruschetta of the day (pesto, ricotta, and red pepper relish). The mellenzane was spicy which it has not ever been before, a disappointment to my wife, and the bruschetta was just "ok", nothing to write home about. For entrees my wife had a Chilean sea bass special with apricot sauce. She said the sauce made it too sweet, and they put some marinara on the polenta side dish, which she would have preferred plain. I had the Rigatoni a la Norma, which was very good . Service was as usual top notch, and had it been just a tad warmer, sitting on the terrace would have been a must with it's relaxing view, but inside was more comfortable. We are well experienced dining here, and will certainly return.
Lots of Pluses!
We've dined here twice and both times the food was prepared very nicely... you can dine small or large, casual or more elaborate... food was very tasty, nice portions, well presented! We've dined inside and out... just wish the 4-top tables outdoors were a bit larger, there was a bit of juggling required to have everything on the table... The service was well-paced and our waiter had a great sense of humor! The view of Reno is very nice as well!
Friendly staff, great food, good view
We were not quite happy with our inside table as we had come for the view, and the hostess very courteously accommodated our request by seating us outside on a lovely evening. We had great cocktails at the bar while we waited for our table. We were all pleased with our meal choices including my risotto with lamb chops. Great combination!
Great place! They were short staffed the ...
Great place! They were short staffed the night we came in but they more than made up for it with great food and good service. I appreciated their honesty about our meal possibly taking more time than usual due to staff problem. They told us this upon checking in which is the way to go rather than guests being taken by surprise with slower service. Kudos to the hostess for being proactive. We chose to sit at bar because of this issue rather than wait a long time for a table. Chris our bartender was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommended some great food and a fabulous wine to go with. Love the Raviolis with meat sauce and veal piccata. Excellent food, ambiance and friendly service.
Not what it used to be
The food was good, but not as good as the price tag that came with it. The service was average, and the ambiance quaint except that it felt like you were very close to the people next to you. I wanted a nice, romantic date night, and I wouldn't go here again. This used to be my favorite restaurant.. when they made fresh homemade pasta and the environment was quiet and spacious.
What an incredible find! Fantastic food & service
Great view of Reno from the patio. The Wait staff was very accommodating of special dietary needs and very helpful in suggesting recommendations. Wonderful presentation and delicious food. We will be returning and recommending this restaurant.
Located in a neighborhood of homes so yo ...
Located in a neighborhood of homes so you may think you're lost, but keep following the GPS. Good quality food in a quiet setting. Locally owned for several years and worth venturing out from the traditional restaurants.
Everything about La Vecchia was great ot ...
Everything about La Vecchia was great other than the fact that I got the black truffle butter new york steak ($30 mind you) with mashed potatoes and the steak was under seasoned and tough. The potatoes stood out more than the meat did.
Wonderful experience as usual.
My favorite Italian restaurant in Reno and it never disappoints. Wonderful food, great service and a spectacular view from the outside balcony. I almost always stick to their seafood linguini cooked in a red sauce while my wife tried their special, a lamb shank served over risotto. Both were absolutely delicious.
It's always consistently great!
We've been to La Vecchia many times and for a lot of birthdays! Don't know why we don't go more often! I always order a chef special and have never been disappointed! Love this restaurant. Can't wait to take out of Towners! So impressive!
Great Italian food with fresh ingredients in a nice neighborhood gem. Risotto and pasta dishes are outstanding! A bit on the expensive side and lacking in ambiance. Tables are close to each other so it can be loud. Some booths would make it romantic as it has a skyline view of downtown Reno.
Always been one of our favorites. Personal attention in a relaxed ambience teamed with excellent food and a beautiful view of the city. A "go to" place for special family occasions is also my never-fail places for business dinners when I host visiting execs from my company. We are food and wine people and La Vecchia leaves them relaxed and impressed.
Very good food and service. About as Italian as you can get. But... Very small portions for the price. The portions were bigger and the prices lower at the moana location. Sadly we will probably not go back. But the quality and flavor of the food is awesome. We missed having pasta as a side. Mashed potatoes just seemed wrong.
It was delightful! We were celebrating ...
It was delightful! We were celebrating the birthdays of a 94 year old and an 80 year old. La Vecchia's food was wonderful! At the end, we all ordered dessert. When we got our bill, we noticed that they did not charge us for the two tiramisu desserts ordered by the two birthday people. La Vecchia never said a thing. They did it on their own. We thanked them graciously! I would recommend La Vecchia's always!
We had the best meal in Reno ever! I had ...
We had the best meal in Reno ever! I had the chicken parm and my boyfriend has the sea bass special. It was a good size serving, awesome service, great wine, and the best view of Reno! So pretty. We will be back. We loved it!!
We went for a last "date night" before o ...
We went for a last "date night" before our son was born. Service was slow, even though they didn't seem to be that busy. Food was delicious - the calamari was fantastic, and the pear salad with the Parmesan bowl amazing. My husband had the pappardelle with duck confit ragout which was delicious. I had the gnocchi with mushroom sauce which was good.
Really great lunch at LaVecchia. The only problem was deciding what to order - the menu has so many things that sound delicious. The gnocchi with tomato sauce is so delicate, and the salciccia pizza was nice and spicy with plenty of meat. Chocolate hazelnut gelato is worth the trip alone! We're looking forward to coming back!
Great place for a quiet lunch!!!
The 5 of us "outgoing = talkative" women enjoyed our early Friday lunch very much! great service, food, & location - we had 2 hours of fun celebrating my mom's 88th b-day, seated in their smaller side room where they even turned the music down for her to be able to hear better ;.)
We just moved here to Reno, and found this hidden gem. Amazing Italian food, our waiter Bruno, was perfection & very attentive. I had the Risotto with asparagus & duck, it was one of the specials of the night. My husband had Pasta with duck, it was on the menu, I just can't remember the name of the dish. He loved his dish too. We look forward to revisiting this restaurant again.
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