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La Lanterna

#57 of 1,893 Restaurants in Glasgow
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35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
0141 221 9160
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Winner of The Glasgow Restaurant Association's Best Italian Restaurant...
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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    Very good
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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
Great service and very accommodating

I've been here a few times in the past, always loved the atmosphere in the place and the service is great. Very accommodating to people like me who have very specific dietary needs, I felt very comfortable asking for dishes to be altered and they were more than happy to change things for me. Food... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I've been here a few times in the past, always loved the atmosphere in the place and the service is great. Very accommodating to people like me who have very specific dietary needs, I felt very comfortable asking for dishes to be altered and they were more than happy to change things for me. Food is really good, fantastic quality... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My fiancee booked a table here for my birthday as we were staying in the city overnight and the food was as it always has been each time we have visited, perfect, full of flavour and a decent portion size. The staff are very friendly and attentive. My fiancee left a note that it was my birthday when she booked... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This lovely and cosy place definitely gets my recommendation. Very good food from a great menu, friendly staff and a nice warm Atmosphere. Definitely going back

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Newly revamped interior, excellent service, food scrummy. Opposite side entrance to Central Station, unprepossessing exterior but once down stairs extremely pleasant, traditional Italian. Expensive a la carte with very interesting starters. Great value set menu.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

very good and value for money...comfortable,cosy intimate.i am a chef and picky about eating out but i was really impressed

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent food with very good service and a good atmosphere.This was our first visit and we will definitely return

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Not only do I love this restaurant for its food but I love its atmosphere. At the weekend its cram packed with flowing food and drink. Been here twice now and it does not disappoint!! Food is always exceptional! maybe slightly more pricy than your average Italian, but this isn't an average Italian restaurant!!! Only one teeny tiny point. I've... More 

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C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for getting in touch with such positive feedback. Delighted that you have enjoyed the food and atmosphere on both your visits. Sorry to hear that you have yet to sample the full A La Carte menu. Unfortunately this menu stops 6.30pm on a Saturday evening, however we do make dishes from the A La Carte upon request,... More 

Wishaw, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Table for 2. Friday. 1730. Phoned for a table that afternoon and got one. First visit since the refurbishment. The main room is almost as it was and thankfully so is the food. We went for the pre theatre. Antipasto and ravioli for starters came swiftly and were polished off just as quickly. For mains we went for the sea... More 

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C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Molte grazie for your great review! Really pleased to hear you're a fan of our new refurbishment. Thank-you for your kind words about our food too, very honoured we made your Top 5 list of garlic breads - we'll need to quote that in the future! Thanks for continuing to dine with us, and we hope to see you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had not booked but they quickly found us a table. The service was quick and efficient and the place was buzzing. Its quite small and quirky and the tables are packed in but its a great atmosphere. Best Linguinie alla Pescatora I have had in years; packed full of lovely fresh scallops, king prawns, monkfish & mussels and beautifully... More 

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C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Many thanks for getting in touch with your feedback Allan. Superb to hear you enjoyed your experience with us so much. The Linguine alla Pescatora is a personal favourite of a lot of the team here at La Lanterna, so we're pleased to hear you agree! Hope to see you soon for another huge slice of tiramisu, La Lanterna More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good food, central location, reasonably priced and attentive staff; what more can you expect from this restaurant which maintains consistently high standards.

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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: 0141 221 9160

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?