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Taverna La Lanterna

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Via Della Trattoria 6, 06049 Spoleto, Italy
+39 0743 49815
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting Umbrian food and a friendly staff

We found it too crowded when we happened on it in the evening, but it looked good, so we returned the following day for lunch. And it was good. The location is also excellent, as it's close to the archaeological museum and other sites from old Spoleto. The prices are surprisingly reasonable. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate in this restaurant during a recent trip to Spoleto. It was a great experience from start to finish. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Most importantly, the food was excellent. Very authentically Italian - and with great taste. We drank the house red wine which was very good and cheap! Overall, we really enjoyed our night here and intended... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We found it too crowded when we happened on it in the evening, but it looked good, so we returned the following day for lunch. And it was good. The location is also excellent, as it's close to the archaeological museum and other sites from old Spoleto. The prices are surprisingly reasonable. The menu of Umbrian foods invites exploration over... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Kind, good-natured folk who provide a very decent meal at a fair price in pleasant surroundings. What more could one ask for? We really liked the attitude here, unassuming and flexible and eager to please. Great choice at an attractive price point, unlike nearby competitors with higher profiles. I am done. The end.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit a Ristorante recommended by a friend in the States, who, when she lived here in Spoleto was more than a frequent visitor. Now that I have eaten here I understand why she would keep coming back, excellent food, friendly and warm Waite staff, and two lovely Sisters in the kitchen doing the cooking. I... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We ate in this restaurant twice. On Sunday we arrived about 1:00pm and were fortunate enough to get one of the last unreserved tables. By 1:30pm the restaurant was full of Italian families. The food was excellent as was the staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went for dinner twice in two days. Just the kind of place I love. Unpretentious, friendly with a simple menu serving local produce. One night I had pasta with zucchini and saffron. Not obvious but subtle and delicious. The next night truffle omelette that melted in my mouth. Superb. All washed down with a carafe of local wine. A perfect... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at this local restaurant, the service was friendly and helpful. My lamb chops with truffles were very tasty and my husband enjoyed his local sausages and fried potatoes. Wine by the glass was excellent and good value. A good choice for dinner would recommend.

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Ashland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A local recommended this restaurant and we were so impressed that we returned 2 nights later. The house red wine was from Montefalco and was great for 8 Euros for a liter. Good menu with specials and we mostly ordered the specials. The staff was friendly. Our waitress remembered use and remembered to give us special wine glasses. Most of... More 

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Bergamo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good and cheap restaurant. You can taste the tradition food without to fear the addition at the end. Appear to be in a family. I will come back to test the other choices on the menu. Slurp!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We visit Spoleto every year and hadn't visited La Lanterna yet. I'm so glad we did! The strangozzi al tartufo was so delicious and fresh! It's truffle season, and I'm a happy, happy person! Fresh made pasta makes ALL the difference. The staff was friendly and service was good, although my salad and pasta arrived at the same time, yet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Della Trattoria 6, 06049 Spoleto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Spoleto
  • Phone Number: +39 0743 49815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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