La Locanda, Italian Restaurant, Gisburn, Lancashire
Christmas and New Year celebrations at La Locanda. Italian restaurant in Gisburn, Lancashire/

Natale and Anno Nuovo celebrations at La Locanda

Why not come and enjoy your Christmas and New Year celebrations with a little Italian style? La Locanda is the ideal place to meet up with family, friends and work colleagues this festive season. Other than on Boxing Day, you can make your choices from our seasonal à la carte menu, although you will find several Italian festive specialities being added for good measure.

Also, for those of you who’d like to enjoy something a little less formal, you could try our Aperitivo Rinforzato delle Feste menu (see below). A traditional form of dining in Italy, for a fixed price of £25 per person, you can enjoy a glass of wine or Prosecco, or perhaps you might like one of our festive cocktails, and this is accompanied by a selection of 10 delicious sharing dishes.

Have a browse through our menus below and  call to book your Christmas and New Year celebrations today!



Aperitivo Rinforzato delle Feste

A tradition which originated in Turin over 200 years ago. A great way to explore a few of our authentic Italian dishes and celebrate Christmas time with your colleagues and friends. The Italians love to spend a few hours after work, milling around the bars, meeting with friends and family, and chatting over an informal light meal.

Available Monday to Thursday and with pre-booking ONLY on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Minimum 2 people – £ 25 per person – Available December 1st to 30th (excluding Boxing Day)

Comprising a glass of wine or Prosecco, or cocktail, accompanied by the following sharing dishes:

Pane della Casa: Homemade Tuscan bread, extra virgin olive oil and aceto balsamico di Modena I.G.P. *V

Pane Carasau Condito (paper music bread): A bread traditional to Sardinia, topped with extra virgin olive oil, fresh chopped garlic and rosemary *V

Olive marinate: Marinated Cerignola olives from Puglia *V

Olive Ascolane: Fried breaded olives stuffed with meat

Grissini e Prosciutto: Homemade bread sticks with San Daniele Prosciutto D.O.P.

Ricotta all’olio d’oliva: Ricotta cheese combined with extra virgin olive oil *V

Gamberoni Piccanti: Spicy king prawns

Cozze alla Marinara: Sautéed mussels with white wine, garlic, touch of chill and tomato

Crema di Cannellini: Cannellini beans velluttee * V

Broccolletti Fritti: Fried stem broccoli * V

Buon Aperitivo e Buone Feste


Santo Stefano (Boxing Day) Menu

(Please Note: You may also order from our seasonal à la carte menu)

A very special occasion at La Locanda. After a hectic Christmas Day, come and relax with your family and friends,
and enjoy a very special time together with delicious food and drink traditional to Italy.

6 Courses – £29.95 per person


For the table to share

Marinated Cerignola Olives
Pane Carasau Condito with extra virgin olive oil fresh chop garlic and rosemary *V

Vellutata di Cannellini con Pancetta Croccante
Cannellini beans vellutee with crunchy pancetta and Tuscan bread crostone
(vegetarian option available)
Antipasto delle Feste
Platter with homemade bread sticks, Salame Toscano, Prosciutto of Norcia, sweet and sour cipolline (baby onions),
Borrettane, Mortadella with pistachios I.G.P.
Gamberoni Gustosi
King prawns with garlic, chilli, herbs and butter

Sorbetto all’arancia Rossa
Homemade blood orange sorbet

Tortelloni Vitello con Fonduta di Taleggio
Homemade tortelloni filled with organic veal and served with Taleggio cheese D.O.P. fondue
(vegetarian option available)
Orata al Forno con Patate
Oven baked whole sea bream with herbs, baby potatoes and mustard honey dressing salad
Stufato d’Agnello
Organic lamb stew with spicy Calabrian ‘NDuja sausages and mash potato

Tagliere di Formaggi
Selection of traditional Italian cheeses with honey, homemade bread and fresh seasonal fruits
Panettone con Zabajone Freddo al Vin Santo
Traditional Panettone cake from Milan with cold Vin Santo zabajone
Panna Cotta al Caramello
Homemade panna cotta with caramel

Tartufini al Cioccolato
Homemade chocolate truffles


6 Courses – £29.95 per person


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Ultimo dell’Anno – New Year’s Eve

This New Year, avoid the premium prices and pre-ordering menus, and celebrate the arrival of 2018 at La Locanda.  We’ll be adding a few celebratory dishes for you to enjoy, if you fancy something really special, but you can also choose from any of the dishes included in our seasonal à la carte menu. To welcome in 2018, at midnight, we will celebrate with a glass of Prosecco and Panettone!