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A quaint converted building in the Ribble Valley provides the location for Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi’s fixture of fifteen years’ standing, which takes pride in its local sourcing of Italian dishes.
Cosy and full of original rustic charm, La Locanda is located in the tiny village of Gisburn, nestled within Lancashire's wonderful Ribble Valley and on the doorstep of The Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The restaurant accommodates around 40 people, with a small bar and dining area downstairs, and a pleasantly welcoming restaurant on the first floor.
Owners, Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi are justifiably very proud of their country's world renowned food culture and heritage, and produce dishes that make sure you enjoy a truly authentic experience.
You'll find the ethos at La Locanda is very much in tune with that of the Slow Food organisation and AgriChef Patron, Maurizio is a proud member of the Slow Food Chefs' Alliance. Paying to true attention to sourcing produce locally, La Locanda has forged strong alliances with many of Lancashire's most respected food producers.
We look forward to welcoming you at La Locanda soon!
Born and raised on the banks of Lake Maggiore, in the north of Italy and close to neighbouring Switzerland, Maurizio’s love of food began at an early age. He loved heading out into the woods and foraging for wild mushrooms with his grandmother, and to watch his mother making bread, using flour from the local mill, and fresh pasta with the eggs collected from the hen house.
Motivated by his uncompromising drive to make sure that Italy’s traditional food heritage was properly respected, in 2003, he and Cinzia established La Locanda and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, more than 12 years down the line, La Locanda has won numerous awards, accreditations and accolades for its Slow Food ethos and credentials, and for its authentic representation of Italian food culture and traditions.