La Vecchia

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Traditional Italian fare accompanied by views of old-town Reno.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

La Vecchia Restaurant Review

: This location on Skyline Boulevard has long been a favorite for Reno locals who wish to see their city from above. La Vecchia suits the space well, and offers a cozy, low-lit atmosphere with room for large parties, as well as a chic bar for solo diners more interested in appetizers and wine. Choose from the selection of Italian varietals, as well as the list of lighter Pinots and Malbecs. Start with the pear and baby spinach salad, generously dressed in a red wine vinaigrette and served in a Parmesan bowl that adds a savory crunch. We searched the menu for more innovative selections but settled on the "linguine," which was actually fettuccine Alfredo. The dish was so well done in its creamy simplicity we didn't mind (the staff gladly accommodates dietary restrictions and sharing). But the pumpkin ravioli lacked the amount of sage we expected, and although the juicy sausage chunks satisfied, the overall dryness of the pasta had us wishing we'd gone with one of the nightly fish specials. Italian desserts are always difficult to pass up; we recommend the dark chocolate budino with orange zest on top.

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