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Lantana Cafe

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417 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155-3337
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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Boston, MA
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have eaten at the Lantana Cafe for brunch and enjoyed it each time. The kitchen gets the food out pretty fast and it is a great little cafe to visit.Wait staff are attentive without being intrusive. I like their outdoor sign with dinner specials. It's basically Italian flavored with an interesting menu. I indicated it's a mid range restaurant... More 

Thank bosrocker51
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127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016

We went here for a special birthday party. The appetizers were amazing!!!! Hummus with delicious pita bread, calamari, shrimp cocktail, squash ravioli, stuffed mushrooms, Caesar salad, garden salad.... I'm sure I was too stuffed eat my entree which I found to be over cooked & the marinara sauce was bland. We will return but I think we will order an... More 

Thank Jan M
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

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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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 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 bubbles 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
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Salem St, Medford, MA 02155-3337
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: 781-393-1930

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