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“Just Great!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Lanterna

La Lanterna
29 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
201-444-5520
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Ranked #16 of 100 Restaurants in Ridgewood
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Rockville Centre, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just Great!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We just hosted a dinner for 10 people. Joanne and her staff could not be more hospitable. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We certainly will return!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Midland Park, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Charming BYOB!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This charming BYO was a great experience from beginning to end. Joann, the owner, was so polite and welcoming, both on the phone and in person. She made sure that every table felt welcomed and comfortable. The restaurant has 2 seatings on the weekend, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. For food, we ordered entirely from the specials menu. We started with the stuffed artichoke, which was delicious. For our meals we had the scallops special and the lamb chop special. We enjoyed everything about the meals and even ordered dessert! We can't wait to go back and sample more of the menu!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Ambiance, Service,Has It All!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our first trip to the this beautiful restaurant was a treat! We were welcomed by the owner...this is a family enterprise. We had not made an advance reservation but was given a cozy table saved for walk ins. (We did call ahead a short while before dining.) Everything was perfect...from the ambiance, attentiveness of all the servers, the food, etc. Apparently they have seatings...we will be sure to call ahead next time. It was a wonderful dining experience. The specials were fabulous...stuffed shrimp for me and scallops for my boyfriend....both wonderful. We noticed dining tables outside for warm weather...must be a treat since this part of Ridgewood is a little quieter. We look forward to our return visit...a suprise find.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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new jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Outstanding in every way.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Wonderful chef and hostess in this BYO restaurant in Ridgewood. The food is outstanding, service excellent, lovely decor and warm reception. two seatings work out great on a busy Saturday night. Their first concern is the customer.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sweetheart and sweet food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We have always enjoyed the food at this Ridgewood, NJ, restaurant. Always great food, always. Joann is a charmer, and comes with a husband who can cook. Try the nook for two, if you can get it!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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