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83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE , Scotland (New Town)
+44 131 226 3090
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Ranked #254 of 1,898 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: New Town
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Terrible service to start (the waiter suggested the most expensive food and wine without even asking what we were after) and the food that was brought out was laughable..every dish tasted the same and every ingredient tasted like it came out of a can. Avoid this restaurant at all costs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Me and my girlfriend went for dinner and the food and service was amazing at a good price. Would definitely go again and recommend to anyone!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

During a short stay we found this restaurant near our hotel on tripadvisor. First the atmosphere when you walk in is that of a friendly and cosy restaurant. The waiter was lovely, he really gave you that feeling that you were not just another customer. There is a specials board with dishes such as sea bass and lobster ravioli. The... More 

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Chichester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We accidentally came across this restaurant on Monday 8 December. We choose the lunch time special menu. What a treat and excellent value. The staff were very amiable and couldn't have helped us more. The food was amazing.Only wished we didn't live so far away, would definitely of made it our local Italian restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Amazing, managed to cater for 19 people without any problems even when we needed to pay separately! Service was wonderful smiley happy people the thing you want at a Christmas party! If your looking for good reasonably priced and tasty! Thoroughly recommend the calzone!

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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We (a party of six) booked a table here for Saturday 6th December at 7.45pm, some two months before going as we knew into December restaurants everywhere would be busy with pre-Christmas diners. We arrived at 7.40 and ascertained after a quick glance that there didn't seem to be any empty tables. The head waiter approached me and said that... More 

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Braco, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We saw this restaurant by chance and were surprised that a 3 course lunch was being offered at £5.99 per person. Three starters were on offer and a pasta or pizza as a main, then 2 puds or coffee. The food was lovely with prompt, friendly service. I'm certainly going back. A wonderful treat and break whilst Christmas shopping.

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Woking, UK
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64 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's about 40 years since we last ate here. It's changed hands fairly recently and some people said it wasn't as good as it used to be but we enjoyed our meal. It did come very quickly which did make me wonder if the services of a microwave had been employed along the way but never mind, both of us... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

I started visiting La Lanterna in 1994 when relocated to Edinburgh with work. 20 years later it's still going strong and I'm still visiting, albeit a little less frequently. I like the food, the wait staff, the atmosphere, and the brilliant central location between George Street and Queen Street. Sure, there are better Italian restaurants in Edinburgh. But it's one... More 

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Edinburgh and we were looking for somewhere a little different to eat. The place was really busy, but the staff were working really hard to turn tables quickly so people weren't disappointed. I had pizza and hubby had pasta. Both dishes were well presented and were tasty. As well as a good selection of... More 

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Additional Information about La Lanterna

Address: 83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE , Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 226 3090
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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