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La Lanterna

#30 of 1,989 Restaurants in Glasgow
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35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
441412219160
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Winner of Best Restaurant and Best Team at the 2015 Italian Awards, La...
Winner of Best Restaurant and Best Team at the 2015 Italian Awards, La Lanterna has been serving customers Glasgow's finest Italian food experience for over 45 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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  • 781
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real Italian gem!

Visited this establishment 10 days ago with family! I started visiting La lanterna in the 70's soon after it opened its doors!! Loved it then, and still do so now!! Has had a recent makeover and extension, and is better than ever. The team there are very knowledgeable and friendly, and with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Thomas P
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited this establishment 10 days ago with family! I started visiting La lanterna in the 70's soon after it opened its doors!! Loved it then, and still do so now!! Has had a recent makeover and extension, and is better than ever. The team there are very knowledgeable and friendly, and with the traditional atmosphere and ambiance, a memorable experience... More 

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Thank Thomas P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first visit and won't be my last! The entrance to the restaurant is quite understated and I wasn't expecting the warm and cosy atmosphere inside. The food was to die for, all three courses. The service was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank mjh876
greenock, scotland
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is always busy, probably due to the very high quality of Italian food and service. Cannot fault anything .If you are looking for high quality Italian food this is the best one in Glasgow!

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Thank Elaine F
West Lothian, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for lunch with friends. Staff, friendly and attentive. Food was excellent, cannot fault the meal or service in any way. We had a leisurely lunch with no complaints at all.

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Thank Grace P
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located just across from Glasgow Central Station. Great food, I think the best City Centre Italian Restaurant I've eaten in. Feels really authentic too. Will go back soon!

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Thank Gduk56
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've now visited here on at least four occasions and this is my second review, if I remember correctly I had a little moan about Lamb not being cooked to my liking last time. Well I ordered lamb again this last time and it did come over cooked and dry so I had to send it back, however the way... More 

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Thank Dave G
Scotland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good points - pasta and ravioli dishes were great; the puddings were all wonderful. Bad points - the absolutely appalling service. We had to go in search of more menus; a surly, mature, male waiter grunted at me when I asked for water and failed to bring any, we had to ask a waitress; we didn't get our main course... More 

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Thank DUNFCPE
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent night out in this revamped restaurant. Great food, ambience and service. Loved the new look in this restaurant and look forward to returning

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Thank mary l
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went on Wednesday night, hadn't booked, but no problem, nicely laid out decor and ambience, service was too good as very quick to get drinks water olives etc, fillet steak was excellent, would recommend.

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Thank David C
UK
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with two great friends in this restaurant is always a highlight of my visits to Glasgow, and the restaurant never disappoints. The food is always great, the prices are very reasonable and the service is always impeccable. I have reviewed here before, but it deserves another mention and a gold star from me! I doubt there is better value... More 

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Thank MALCOLM W
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Grazie mille Malcolm for leaving not one, but two glowing reviews! We really appreciate it. Delighted that you continue to enjoy each visit as much as the last - looking forward to see you and your friends on your next trip to Glasgow. Take care, La Lanterna More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighborhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: 441412219160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Winner of Best Restaurant and Best Team at the 2015 Italian Awards, La Lanterna has been serving customers Glasgow's finest Italian food experience for over 45 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.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?