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La Lanterna

83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE , Scotland (Cowgate)
+44 131 226 3090
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Ranked #260 of 1,843 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Cowgate
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Carb loading pre-event, the pasta that was recommended was great, I would definitely eat here again the next time I visit Edinburgh

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The lunch set is a 3 course meal with starter, any pizza or pasta (except seafood pasta) from the menu and dessert or coffee/tea. All for only 5.95 pounds. A really good deal. The minestrone soup was delicious. Quatro stagioni pizza of ham, onion, fungi and peppers was equally good. Penne amatriciana was nice and spicy. Pannacotta and cappucino were... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Discovered this delightful,small restaurant last March, so on our latest short break went again for three evening meals. Food is excellent .....but what made our visits so enjoyable was the warm friendly staff especially the manager...Oliver.....would definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went there for a family lunch based on Tripadvisor reviews since we were in the vicinity. We enjoyed the meal - pizza was good, seafood pasta went down very well and grilled seabass was beautiful. Cheesecake was more tiramisu, but tasted great. It was a nice meal and we would not hesitate to go back if we were there again.

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edinburgh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having done a tour of George Street,we were both getting desperate for a spot of lunch,and after some debate and hunting around we ended up at La Lanterna.On arrival,we did notice that the restaurant was very quiet,which given, that this was the height of the lunchtime service, did seem rather strange.we were given a very comfortable seat by the window,... More

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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant as it claimed to have been run by the same Italien family for 30 years. Apparently it changed hands recently which may account for the very poor food which was served up. The only good point was the service, but the food and the dirty toilets made sure I will never return. Do not confuse this... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant over the years but haven't been since the original owners sold it last year. So when a colleague suggested we go here I was a bit reluctant. The give away should have been that it less than half full and lacked any atmosphere, when this used to be crammed and you struggled to get a... More

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southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Service extremely good. Food even better. Bruschetta was excellent as was the Napoli tagliatelle. Would recommend to everyone

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Very accommodating staff, the food was fantastic quality, rich in flavours, and very reasonably priced. Be sure to book in advance as it's a very popular place.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Booked a table in advance for a trip to Edinburgh after searching for a good value Italian restaurant on Trip Advisor and was very impressed. Extremely welcoming with excellent service throughout the night. The food was great with a good choice on the menu and specials board and is such good value for money. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant... 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>  > Cowgate
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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