Italian born and trained, Chef Alberto Gazzola brings the essence of northern Italian cuisine to La Vecchia's table.
Fresh, house made pastas, meat and seafood dishes and desserts reflect the culinary traditions of northern Italy – with a twist. While the menu features favorites like Linguine Vongole Veraci (linguini with clams) and New Chicken "parm" (chicken breast, Parmesan crust, fresh mozzarella and organic Campari tomatoes), traditional dishes are often transformed in the chef's hands producing innovative new takes.
La Vecchia's daily specials are often the testing grounds for new dishes and culinary experimentation using the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. What you can always count on is delicious handmade food, based in the traditions of northern Italy.
Named for the town the owner grew up in, La Vecchia was first opened as La Vecchia Varese (the Old Varese) on West Street in downtown Reno. Not only did owner Alberto Gazzola develop his love for regional Italian cuisine in the town of Varese, he worked as a chef in a restaurant of the same name.
Over time, friends and customers dropped the 'Varese' and the restaurant became known simply as La Vecchia. While charming and well-loved, the downtown location was quite small and in 2000 the restaurant moved to its current larger location on the corner of Virginia and Moana. Our last move, dictated by a road expantion, brought us up the hill, were the view match the food and the whole experience just went up a notch.
In La Vecchia's current location at 3005 Skyline Blvd # 160, the Chef and his team can better meet the needs of a wonderful neighborhood, and the out-of-town guests will enjoy an umparalleled view and cuisine of our wonderful restaurant.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is available for private parties and events.
La Vecchia also offers off-site catering. La Vecchia team turn family reunions and business luncheons into delicious, memorable events.