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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.
Reno, NV 89509
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: (775) 825-1113
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Vecchia - Reno Ratings and Reviews
We found this location through their social media posting. Decided to give it a try for Mother's Day. Unfortunately, one of us has a strict need for Gluten Free items. GF pasta was not available this day. Garlic seemed to be too generously used and was undercooked. This made one of the meals difficult to enjoy. Should have known by the wilted flowers at the reception desk that the attention to detail was not there. 3 stars for effort and understanding it was late in the afternoon on a busy dining day. (Mother's Day) Will not return. Will try to find a local restaurant that more closely follows the true al dente method of Italian pasta meals.
Consistently good Italian can be found at this neighborhood bistro, and we eat here once every month or so as it is conveniently located close to home. The menu offers nightly specials that are tasty and fresh, but the basic offerings are also quite good and I find myself returning to them on a regular basis. I went out on a limb and had the carbonara this time . . . very tasty and also very rich . . . and paired that with a lovely Barolo and a salad. The bread pudding was also delicious and I'll happily have it again. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, and truly the only negative was our location in the restaurant next to large and very loud multigenerational birthday celebration. In future I'll make a point of asking for a quiet table, and I suggest you do the same in order to really enjoy your evening.
First time visit, on the recommendation of a friend who eats there often. Good east coast style Italian restaurant. They do a nice job serving classic Italian fair, with a nice level of refinement.
Friendly wait staff, and comfortable environment. Will go again.
We think the food and service was good but it was so noisy we could not hear each other much less the very good waiter. In this setting up on the hill, we would not come back. We made reservations well in advance and did not expect to be seated next to a very LOUD party. Rethinking the horrible experience we should have asked to move up to the bar; in fact, my husband suggested to a couple coming in that they would be wise not to go into the dining room. Richard B
I've been to La Vecchia many times with great success. This time however was extremely poor and we were very disappointed as we brought out of town guest. Our waiter stopped by occasionally at most, we would have easily order another glass of wine each had he did. Now with that in mind, First our appraisers came out about 10-15 minutes apart from each other. Then he also forgot to put our salads in as part of the dinner order... when he did realize it and put them in, he forgot one of the salads all together, which never came out. Because he forgot the salads our dinner was warm at best instead of hot as I'm assuming they sat under the heat light for awhile. Don't know if it was a new waiter or not but it wasn't crowded at all. We had reservations at 6:30 on a Friday and the place only had a few tables seated at the time of arrival.
The waiter brought me a zinfandel instead of a pinot grigio. (Red instead of White). When he was mentioning the specials, he was speaking too fast and had to ask him for clarification. Lastly, my dish was not as warm as I would've liked. Overall, it was an good experience. The rest of the food was very good.
Trying to go to here during a holiday almost ruins the experience. Service lacked due to the high volume of customers. Wanted to get dessert , but waited for over 20 minutes after our plates were cleared, and no one came back. Ended up leaving money without even getting a check and left.
A lovely place with a fabulous view of the City! A great place to take out of town visitors, not only for the view, but the ambiance and the food. I was a bit disappointed in one of the signature dishes, Rigatoni Norma because the eggplant was tough and not much of it and the garlic overpowering. That said My guests loved their orders, the pumpkin sage ravioli and panini sandwich. Small dinner salads are certainly a must and they are so good it makes you want to try the lunch salads for sure. Pizzas are great! Well worth the drive and very reasonable; the wait staff are always so friendly and nice.
We are new to Reno and were looking for a new spot and chose La Vecchia based on other reviews on Open Table. We weren't disappointed and will return again. The spot has ample parking, lovely city views, and a wide selection of traditional dishes along with some fun twists. We had and can recommend the pumpkin gnocchi, the burrata bruschetta, the grilled romaine and spinach salad and delicious madeira gelato. All were fabulousI would pass on the eggplant rigatoni -- okay, but not the best dish in the house. So much good stuff to choose from though!
La Vecchia's spaghetti carbonara (with delicious and authentic pancetta rendered before adding with the noodles) is a favorite and is far and above the best in Reno. The bruschetta is fantastic as well and gnocchi dishes are also delightful! In my opinion this is the tastiest Italian restaurant in the area!
Been a little disappointed the last few times I've visited this restaurant. I ordered the special lamb and risotto, and it was just okay and a bit too salty. The convenience and ambiance is great, but noise level quite loud and we were having to shout to hear each other.
I have been a longtime patron of this establishment, but have been gone for a while. I was really looking forward to revisiting it. New location, and I fear that the service carried over from its old Skyline Cafe. Horrible.
We were told upon being seated in the empty restaurant that our table was reserved at 7, so we would need to be finished by then. Granted we would likely have been done in two hours, however, that's not the greeting I would expect from a high end Italian restaurant anywhere, let alone La Vecchia.
I am sad to say I cannot review the food as we left after being seated. I will not be rushed through a nice meal. Several of my previous favorites were no longer on the menu, so maybe it is all for the best: I didn't need to have a bad taste in my mouth twice in one evening.
This was a business lunch and I was concerned since a private/quiet area was requested in my reservation and could not be accommodated . The place was loud and crazy busy. Initially we were seated in a weird place, but when a reservation was cancelled we were asked if we wanted to move to a corner area. It worked out to be a little less noisy allowing for a somewhat private discussion. Thank you for the thoughtful consideration! PS: food was great!
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