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Lantana Cafe

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417 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155-3337
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This neighborhood restaurant is our go-to place when we want to eat out. The restaurant's prices are affordable, portions are generous, and the meal is great. The service is quick and pleasant, and every time we go we're able to get a table. It can sometimes get a little noisy at peak hours, but it's a great atmosphere. My favorite... More 

Thank Lauren P
Orange County, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Henry H
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Stephen D
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank nekron99
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank garybette
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Paul F
Malden, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank born_carmona
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

Thank Phoenix095
Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
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 

Thank Pucky83
new hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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