Locale Pizzeria

4.4
129 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
At LOCALE we are passionate about eating, celebrating & socialising with family and friends. Dine-in or takeaway, we're open 6 nights a week from 5pm.
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AdamG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! Highly recommend to anyone.

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vipClaude
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly helpful service, and an always-interesting specials board and wine list make this my favourite Canberra trattoria.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner. Will be back again. The venue was cozy, staff were very friendly and the food was excellent.

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JulianL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and it is delivered to the table under the standard service. Both main and desserts were spectacular and I definitely return. 5 stars.

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Felipe
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

No everything was good, recommended for everyone.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely server (Piper) and great ambience!!

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Erin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Family friendly restaurant.

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SSian
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the pizzas, would recommend the pizzas to my friends. Service was also good.

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Italian style pizzas. Able to fit us in on short notice

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Olivia
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really wonderful service - will definitely be coming back here!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere and efficient friendly service. Good selection of entrees and pizzas, have yet to try the rest of the menu!

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Lyndy
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliably good food and service. Pleasant ambience. Nice and warm on a cold winter's night, even in the outside area.

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Goosey
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All beverages were vastly overpriced. But the food was exceptional.

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vipClaude
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

With great food and friendly service, Locale remains one of my favourite Canberra restaurants. My recent visit with family from Sydney however, ended poorly as we weren't advised by our waitress that our early table was required to be vacated by 7:00pm, despite her colleague being happy to take an order for an additional bottle of wine at 6:45pm.

Lesson learned: come early if you're alone and enjoy sitting at the bar (I love this!), otherwise, opt for as late a reservation as possible (8 or 8:30pm) and take a chance on the specials running out. Otherwise, you run the risk of undercooked food and being rushed out unceremoniously at the 2-hour mark.

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KayA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza. Best in the area. We sat outside as the kids can be noisy. The heating out there was perfect.

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VCVC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Only 1 team member let the service down, rude to guests and visibly rude to other staff members. Also kept personal change of clothes in the guests bathroom.

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A recommendation from friends for our weekend visit from Adelaide. Loved it! Yum

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza’s we have had and loved the crab linguini . Wish we had a local like this near us !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Solid. Great pasta. Pleasant staff.

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PP2914
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff were friendly and very helpful but the food was hit and miss and took a long time to come out for the main and dessert.

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Andoni
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from the delicious food and service everything was absolutely perfect!
The wait staff were extremely friendly, professional and experienced, the manager also come out after our meal to make sure everything was fine. Great place and experience especially whilst travelling for work, it’s our home away from home!
We definitely can’t wait till we’re back in town.

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vipmarcelos
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good menu, nice atmosphere reasonable wine list worth an nice evening or afternoon visit

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VICTORIAS
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, one of our favourites :-)

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Outandabout
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Excellent entrees and gelato surrounding disappointing pasta and chicken. The mushroom arancini were perfection - crispy on the outside, gooey mozzarella in the middle and a nice hit of porcini in the filling. Bravo! Also delicious was the fried calamari. We were primed for a delicious second course, only to be really disappointed. The chicken saltimbocca was over-flattened, over-cooked and dry. The hand-torn tagliatelli with mushrooms had a nice flavour but the pasta itself was thick and chewy, when it should have been silky and al dente. The chilli in the pasta special overwhelmed the rest of the dish. The meal was redeemed by scoops of excellent gelato including a delectable salted peanut. I was hosting visitors from interstate who love Italian and I was excited to take them to Locale, but ended up embarrassed about the mains. Also tricky was the OpenTable booking on which I had specifically requested a "standard" table, but when we arrived had been allocated a high table/counter. This was impossible for my guest with mobility issues. I was told my request for a "standard" table had not been recorded in the booking. Fortunately there was another free table which worked, but on a busier night this might have been a deal breaker for us. Overall, a pleasant evening and okay if you're just going down to the local for a quick meal, but I won't risk it again when I'm trying to impress interstate visitors with just how great Canberra's food scene is.

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Localediner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Terrible service, such a shame for a fantastic restaurant.

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HelenB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The toilets could really do with a good clean. Other than that it was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!! Can’t wait to eat there again!!

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Shorland1
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

No mention was made of the requirement to leave by 8 pm for a 6:45 dinner. This left 1 hr 15 for a rushed dinner and compounded by v rude waitress essentially kicking us out
V disappointed and on balance would unlikely return. Will definitely not recommend any colleagues or friends experience the same

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sarahw
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great pizza. wish it was BYO! would go again. thanks

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Pizza is under baked and pasta over cooked.

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None
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great relaxed meal. Casual dining with good food.

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CarolS
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and efficient service service and a pleasantly casual atmosphere.
This is a great place to meet friends and the take away menu is extensive with efficient delivery.
Pizzas are excellent, but all the entrees are delicious and great to share.

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vipGrazz17
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We arrived on time for a 7 45pm reservation and were offered a table outside in the cold or on a round table for six - as we were just two people this was not optimal - we chose to sit inside on the table for six but we were never comfortable.

My partner's pizza was very good but my chicken saltimbocca was dry and unpleasant.

The restaurant was very noisy which made conversation difficult.

Not the best experience unfortunately.

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AliciaAC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came upon this place by chance over the holiday weekend and “Vincento” found us a table despite the place looking packed busy. He took very good care of us that evening and we were thrilled to receive his service and warm welcome back when we returned (with a reservation!) this evening. Originally from Canada we appreciate our servers introducing themselves to us by name; a rarity in Australia in our experience. All our questiosn about the menu items were answered with a smile. Everything was delicious from our shrimp pasta to the wine he recommended to us and finally our affagatto that they were happy to make decaf for me. Kudos to chef and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Locale. The food was delicious. The staff were super friendly and attentive. We would definitely go back.

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Dorothy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, as was the service. I could not find reference to not accepting BYO on anything written. The wine list was good but the prices extremely high.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I booked our reservation weeks in advance. Imagine my surprise when 45 mins into our 5pm reservation the next booking had turned up and we were essentially rushed from our table. The wait staff were great but luckily we said no to dessert as the next group stood outside the window and watched us finish up. Really disappointing as we were celebrating my husband's birthday after not being able to celebrate last year. Food was nice.

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! We would recommend it. 🌟

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Mustang67
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I dined here 2-3 weeks ago so recommended to work mates for dinner. Food is great, everyone was complementary of the food. Service was the huge let down. We had to ask for drink orders . . . After being told at the bar that orders would be taken at our table. I ended going inside and asking to be served. The young girls had no idea of popular brands of Scotch to go with the coke. When ordering our good, I asked about a pasta dish I had last time, it was nice but not exactly what I was expecting, it basically in a broth. I was told he had no idea how it’’s made. Not the answer I expected. I then asked if I could just get a Carbonara, a simple classic dish. The response was that we only do what is on the menu and I was dismissed!! No empathy. I chose the pasta dish with prawns, it was very nice except the prawns were not fresh, you know when they are soft and soggy.

We’ll be back, lets hope this occasion was an aberration. Happy to receive feedback. Roger

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JoseV
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were unfortunately disappointed. The food quality was not what we were expecting.

FAQs

Locale Pizzeria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6162 2888.

Locale Pizzeria is rated 4.4 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.