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La Locanda Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar


Main Street, Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4HH

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Tel: 01200 445 303

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La Locanda Ristorante Italiano & Wine Bar

Nestled in the heart of Gisburn, a quaint village on the edge of the Ribble Valley, which neighbours the beautiful Forest of Bowland, La Locanda is the UK’s most awarded Italian restaurant outside of London.

Maurizio and Cinzia, La Locanda’s esteemed owners, treat regular patrons like family and new customers like friends of old. They want you to relax, slow your day and savour the true tastes and flavours of Italy.

Not to be confused with the most commonly found representation of Italian food in the UK, La Locanda delivers a truly authentic experience and, to affirm this, is one of only 27 UK Italian restaurants, outside of London, to be awarded the Ospitalità Italiana certificate for their passionate adherence to Italian food culture and heritage.

Also, avid proponents of the Slow Food movement and its ethos of good, clean and fair food for all; La Locanda is enormously supportive of the fabulous array of Lancashire grown and reared produce, and sources a large proportion of their top quality ingredients from local producers.

Recent Awards
- Taste of England, Bronze Award – VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016
- Taste Lancashire Winner – Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015
- English Italian Awards 2015 – Winner, Best Restaurant under 50 seats
- PAPA Industry Awards 2015 – Gold, Best Independent Italian Restaurant
- Ospitalità Italiana Award 2016 – One of only 75 UK Italian restaurants, only 27 outside of London.

Disabled access downstairs - please mention requirements when booking.
Part of the Ribble Valley Food Trail 
A member of Made in Lancashire.
Dogs welcome

Opening Times

Open for lunch (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 14:30*
Sunday12:00 - 22:00*
Open for dinner (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Tuesday18:00 - 22:00*
Wednesday - Saturday17:00 - 22:00*
Sunday12:00 - 22:00*

* Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat. open 12:00 to 14:30. Re-open 17:00 to 22:00. Sunday and Bank Holidays open 12:00 to 22:00

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Highest Quality Assurance Taste Lancashire - Eating Out Quality Assessment


  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste of Lancashire Award Taste of Lancashire Award 2016
  • Regional AwardsTaste of England's Northwest Taste of England's Northwest 2009
  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured 2008
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Awards 2016 - Taste of England - Bronze Visit England Awards 2016 - Taste of England - Bronze 2016


Road Directions

A59 to Skipton. 30 minutes from Preston and 10 minutes from Skipton.

Public Transport Directions

Direct bus services from Skipton and Preston



  • Bar
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve Evening Meal
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages

Establishment Features

  • Booking required
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant

Parking & Transport

  • Off site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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  • Value
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
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