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83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE , Scotland (New Town)
+44 131 226 3090
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Ranked #278 of 1,918 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 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Four of us popped in without a booking on a Thursday night and were seated straight away. The Geordie waiter explained all the Specials and gave a couple of recommendations. Service was quick, food excellent and we were not chased out at all. The Sea Bass was excellent.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent 3 course lunch for les than £6 per head ! What can I say ....... The food is freshly prepared and delicious - there is also an extensive specials menu - you will not be disappointed :o) lovely relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

From a snowy Edinburgh street into this welcoming restaurant we enjoyed delightful food from the lunchtime menu at an unbelievable £5.95 per person. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and we had a lovely table for two at the window. What more could we have asked for?

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in on Sunday night after reading a recommendation on TA and so glad we did. Lovely setting delicious food and wine. All the staff were attentive and helpful , good selection on the specials board- I had the tagliatelle sirloin steak and chilli prawn, the tiramisu was the best I ever tasted. If in Edinburgh give it a try... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times for business lunches! Fantastic variety, value and quality on the Lunch Menu. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went there as I remembered my Granma had been a regular and they remembered her. The waiters were good fun and the service was great. We had the lunch deal which was great value for what we got and good food. The atmosphere was of A genuine family based Italian restaurant.

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Aberdeen
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33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great night out with friends (14 of us) and the food and service was excellent. Some of us had the specials while others chose dishes from the menu, some had starters while some did not, some had deserts while others opted for coffees. Even with all these variables the staff did an excellent job and kept us all... More 

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Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife had booked La Lanterna as we are very fond of Italian food . She chose this place because previous reviews implied a nice friendly eaterie . The place was authentic enough and upon arrival was very busy , bustling . We were asked to wait at the stairs for about 5 mins , which we didn't really mind... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really friendly welcome. Exceptionally well priced and very comprehensive menu, with daily "specials". Good wine list (waiters with good knowledge). Staff very happy to move tables and seating around to suit the size of your party. Nothing too much trouble. A very lucky "find" in a city stuffed with restaurants.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Two of us dined last Saturday, and were instantly pleased with the intimate and homely decor in the restaurant. Our experience only got better and better as the night went on. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The food was authentically Italian and of a high standard. By far the most delicious Italian we have ever had! Would highly... 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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