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Lantana Cafe

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417 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155-3337
781-393-1930
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3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food in Hanes Square!!

We love this little place, we always love their food!! The service is tremendous and the atmosphere is very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Stephen D
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Orange County, California
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I would rate this place 3.5 but it is not an option. If you try to find a decent Italian place not too crowded in Medford, this is the place. In a corner with easy street parking. Server very attentive. Food is good but not very special. We found and used Groupon so the price at end is reaonable. I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We love this little place, we always love their food!! The service is tremendous and the atmosphere is very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday dinner with friends. The restaurant is cozy, and nicely decorated. There is a good selection of beer and wine, but no hard stuff. We ordered several appetizers, all delicious; the pumpkin-stuffed ravioli was exceptional. I ordered the chicken Marsala, and it was some of the best I ever had. If you want a great dinner... More 

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foxboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The restaurant might be a hole in the wall BUT the Italian food was excellent,Had family style dinner,Service was excellent .Try it you will love it.People are so friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small Italian restaurant, with very nice decor, and a menu with plenty of variety. The food was outstanding and the staff was very friendly, helpful, and patient.

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant usually surprises me. The steak is great. The pasta is great too. The steamed clams were fantastic too! I really enjoy this restaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We visited this little Italian restaurant one Sunday night when neither of us felt like cooking. My seafood diablo dish was okay, but skimpy on the fetuccine underneath. The decor was dated and the restaurant felt cramped even though it was a quiet, uncrowded night. I guess my overall impression was that the food was okay, but not that great.... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

After walking by this place a few times we decided to try it, it looked decent from the outside however we were completely disappointed, the decor was old, the tables sticky, the food tasteless, the wine was flat as if the bottle had been open for a while, the staff was not familiar with the menu etc. this place needs... More 

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new hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Went here on a week night, it was almost empty. It is not a very big place, interior is dated. The staff was friendly, but it took a long time to get our food. The food was pretty good, but a little pricey for pretty good italian. Overall too many other choices for me to highly recommend.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I went with my husband on a Sunday afternoon to check out the place and use our $25 coupon from Restaurants.com. I ordered vegetarian dishes, hubby went with meat. My tortellini with pesto were perfection! (sublime! magnificent!) Hubby said they were ok, not impressive, but he says ok to most food (I have yet to see him compliment a meal.)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: 781-393-1930

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?