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La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland (Anderston)
0141 221 9160
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Ranked #60 of 1,750 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Anderston
Description: Winner of The Glasgow Restaurant Association's Best Italian Restaurant category in 2012 and The Official Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards' Best Italian category in 2013, La Lanterna has been serving customers Glasgow's finest Italian food experience for over 40 years.Situated opposite Central Station and adjacent to Radisson Blu Hotel it is the ideal location for a business event or for visitors to the city. On offer are a fine selection of handmade pastas and raviolis with wild boar or seafood. For meat lovers there are a selection of steaks including both veal and beef T-bones. A selection of daily fish specials are always available along with an extensive Italian wine list selected from the finest vineyards in Italy. A warm welcome awaits in a friendly and intimate atmosphere in the heart of Glasgow.
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90% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This top quality, traditional ristorante has authentic quality food at reasonable prices, plus superb service by real Italian waiters, and is unbeatable. It has an extensive menu and wine list with specials every day cooked by the top Italian chefs in the country, as one would expect in Glasgow being the greatest city in the UK for over a hundred... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had an early reservation and by 5.30pm there wasn't a spare table left. My pate starter was delicious, the wife had grilled langoustines which were beautiful and fresh. Venison medallions for main were a little overdone for my tastes but that's personal preference, the wife had halibut which was superb. Finished off with a nice slab of tiramisu from... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've been already three times in La Lanterna, and I haven't been more because I'm too lazy to book (something I advise you to do). Food is always fantastic, but if you expect pizza you will be dissapointed. believe me, Italian food is much more than that. They also have a good selection of wines. definetely a good choice.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited recently as a table of six and everyone was very happy with their meal. The food, as usual was of a very high standard. Every course was outstanding. The only issue seemed to be our Italian waiter forgot some of our drinks orders. Easily forgiven for such good food. Well done La Lanterna.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I took my girlfriend to La Lanterna for the 2nd time - being very impressed the first time. The location is ideal as it is right next to Central Station. We wished to order items not on the Saturday menu and the chef was nice enough to oblige, and the specific table I reserved was kept which was also a... More

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Trikala, Greece
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Being dedicated Italian cuisine lovers, we decided to have two (out of four) dinners in this award winning Italian restaurant. It is situated in a basement and with no windows it needs a very relaxing decoration to balance and, fortunately, it has very nice and warm interior. However, when it is full of people (which is often) it can get... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

La Lanterna is only what I can describe as a little piece of Italy in Glasgow. The service was outstanding and the food was utterly delicious. I would recommend this to any young couple, family or friends looking for a great traditional Italian meal in Glasgow. By far the best Italian I have been to in Glasgow.

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South Lanarkshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My family and I went into Glasgow last Saturday, as we thought we might as well soak up the atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games before it finished on the Sunday. The only thing we seemed to soak up......was the rain! After a walk in Glasgow Green, we made our way into the City Centre to try and find somewhere to... More

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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An old favourite though sadly our last visit a while ago was disappointing ....however tonight was great and bacd to being top notch. Attentive service.Great food -veal milanaise and happy to offer sautéed potatoes and veg in place spaghetti and the melon/fruit starter as a desert on the pre theatre menu. Water brought to table without having to ask. Loved... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went for dinner on Saturday 2 August with family, food was good, service fine but feel the restaurant is very cramped. I was sitting at a table in a dark corner with my back to the middle of the restaurant, so missed out on the goings on and atmosphere of the restaurant. As advised by another reviewer we were also... More

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