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La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland (Anderston)
0141 221 9160
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Ranked #44 of 1,732 restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean
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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Expensive venison main course with deep fried potatoes and black pudding with unnecessary strawberry garnish. Squashed in at the bar next to another couple. Overall shocking over rated garbage!

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Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

a very nice restaurant close to Glasgow central. no Wi-fi though but it is bearable ) the food is typically Italian and I really felt like in Italy. The prices are OK for UK standards, you will find that the surrounding restaurants are much more expensive.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I agree with all the positive reviews about the food. My brother in law is Italian and him and his family love to feed us so i know pretend Italian food. The chef really knows his craft and the meals were excellent. Now the but........ if you dine out a lot you look for a wee bit more than great... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend. Thursday evening. We were greeted and seated straight away. The tables are quite close to each other therefore the atmosphere is a bit crowded. As for our food. We ordered duck and apple ravioli and rissotto as a starter. These were lovely but still 8 quid for a starter...for mains we had a duck breast... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This small and quaint restaurant is the pinnacle of good Italian food. I can understand clearly why they have been awarded with this accolade. I have had what can only be described as a truly memorable culinary experience. As close to traditional Italian food as you would ever get anywhere in Italy. I chose: Smoked salmon with king prawns and... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were staying at the Grand Central Hotel, and this restaurant was recommended to us by the reception staff. Didn't look promising, as we went down to the cellar, and we weren't wrong. We arrived behind three young women, and three members of staff walked past them, before they were told they could have a table just inside the door,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ladies night out last week. Just had to do this review.. 10/10 from each of us. Comfortable relaxed surroundings. Excellent service and friendly staff. Special request was met - no problem. Value for money and looking forward to the next reunion..................only a month away. Don't miss this treasure discreetly placed in Glasgow City Centre

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Paisley, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lovely special meal on a Saturday night with special friends. On the internet the price was £23.95 each for two courses but was charged £24.95. Several other price discrepancies were noted. Was charged for bottle of sparkling water which we did not have. Coffees were nice but much dearer than that advertised on their website. I chose not to argue... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Near Glasgow Central station we were looking for somewhere to eat on a Friday night. I didn't want to walk far from our hotel (Alexander Thompson) so we stopped at La Lanterna. It didn't look very promising, down stairs into the cellar. How wrong we were. The service was absolutely excellent. We were delighted to see table cloths; in general... More

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Another enjoyable lunch, and the first for a few weeks. Booked online the previous night, and greeted with a glass of prosecco on arrival. The lunch menu has changed slightly in recent months appears shorter but still good value at £15.95 for 3 courses, only disappointment was the sea bass main course only one very small fillet, well cooked but... More

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