About La Vecchia - Reno
Reno, NV 89509
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, 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 are new to Reno and were looking for ...
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 d ...
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!
Excellent service, top view and atmosphe ...
Excellent service, top view and atmosphere/decor. Unfortunately, our meals did not match these attributes. The food was creative, but did not taste good. This was disappointing as we would like this to be a go to dinning option in the future.
Been a little disappointed the last few ...
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 es ...
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 conc ...
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!
Monday ravioli special $20. Your choice ...
Monday ravioli special
$20. Your choice of salad or dessert, ravioli and glad of house wine. Spinach was very good, but nothing beats their mushroom ravioli. Best I've ever had. Must have. Dudley was our server, and very funny and friendly.
We always enjoy our meals at La Vecchia! ...
We always enjoy our meals at La Vecchia! Salad portions are generous, fresh bread is delicious and the pasta is always great. The staff is friendly and attentive. The wine list is large and prices are reasonable.
We had a great meal (salads, gnocchi, an ...
We had a great meal (salads, gnocchi, and ravioli), wonderful desserts, and remarkably good coffee. We always enjoy La Vecchia, but we agreed that the eggplant appetizer was especially well prepared! It was a perfect birthday dinner.
Started out our dinner by ordering a gla ...
Started out our dinner by ordering a glass of White Zinfandel. The wine I received was clearly not a White Zin but was a a Rose instead (which was not a problem, but not what I ordered). Second glass was totally different than the Rose. Not quite sure what it was, but it was awful. I called the waiter over; his response was: "well it's a Rose, not a White Zin and it must be a new bottle which is why it tastes different." No apology, no offer to bring an alternative. Dinner was mediocre at best. The pasta and chicken parmesan were tasteless. Additionally, the portions were much smaller than our previous visits to the restaurant. We have been dining at La Vecchia since it opened on Skyline and prior to that when the restaurant was located on Moana. Very disappointed in the decline. Sadly, we will not return.
Server was outstanding! Food was medioc ...
Server was outstanding! Food was mediocre. But the table next to us with the 3 senior woman was obnoxious! Very loud to the point me and my wife could really not enjoy ourselves.
Felt their server could of done something, but he just egged them on!
Everything about the experience was perf ...
Everything about the experience was perfect! The server was lovely! Gracious, knowledgable, welcoming and accommodating. I gave her the freedom to select a glass of wine to complement my piccata with porcini and it was absolutely delicious. Had the perfect table for two looking out the windows at the city of Reno. Had the pate appetizer that was so generous I shared it with a nearby table. Very difficult to make a selection on the menu because it all looked extraordinary.
Wow...more than I expected. This is a li ...
Wow...more than I expected. This is a little known treasure in Reno with a fantastic view! It gives the impression of being a vacation spot. The food is authentic Italian! I strongly recommend that you give this jewel a chance.
La Vecchia never disappoints. The food i ...
La Vecchia never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the view from their patio is wonderful. Their specials are always particularly good but can be a bit pricey. Definitely the place to take family and friends when they come to town.
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!
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