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La Lanterna



Cup 4.95
Bowl 5.95
Homemade Daily Soups
Calamari Fritti
Fried calamari served with a mild or spicy marinara sauce
Clams Posillipo
Little Neck Clams in a light marinara sauce or extra virgin olive oil and garlic sauce
Clams on a Half Shell
Clams Casino
Mussels Provinciale
Sauteed in a white wine lemon garlic sauce or sauteed in a light marinara sauce with wine
Sauteed Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello mushroom sauteed in garlic, wine, sundried tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil
Grilled Chicken Salad
Marinated grilled‏ chicken breast over assorted greens, vegetables, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
Italian Grilled Chicken or Breaded Chicken Salad
Marinated grilled chicken breast with mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, sundried tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes over mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette
Oriental Salad
Marinated grilled‏ chicken breast over romaine lettuce, chow mein noodles and mandarin orange in a ginger dressing
Grilled chicken breast to this selection +2.00
Mediterranean Salad
Romaine lettuce, feat cheese, kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomato wedges, red onions, bell peppers in a red wine vinaigrette
Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken or Breaded Chicken and Crusty Croutons
Fresh Spinach Salad
Baby leaf spinach, sliced mushrooms, bacon, hard boiled egg, crusty croutons, cherry tomatoes and warm or cold bacon dressing
La Lanterna Salad
Arugula, goat cheese, walnuts, cran raisins and slice apples with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Sandwiches served on a semolina here bread
Grilled Eggplant
Fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, arugula, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette served with a side salad
Grilled Chicken Breast or Bread Chicken Breast
Fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, arugula, pesto and balsamic vinaigrette served with a side salad
Lean prosciutto, fresh mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette with a side salad
All traditional Heros served with a side salad
Eggplant or Chicken Parmigiana
Lightly breaded, melted mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce
Veal Cutlet Parmigiana
Lightly breaded, melted mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce
Served with Soup
Caesar Salad Honey Wheat Wrap
Filled with marinated grilled chicken breast, chilled romaine lettuce and Parmigiana cheese in our Caesar dressing
Spinach Wrap
Filled with grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, fresh mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes, arugula and balsamic vinaigrette
Served with Salad
Mediterranean Spinach Wrap
Filled with arugula, feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled chicken breast, olive oil and vinegar
Original Honey Wheat Wrap
Filled with marinated grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, chow mein noodles and mandarin oranges, ginger dressing
A garden salad for +2.00
Linguine Alla Carbonara
Proscuitto, onions,‏ peas and cheese in a cream sauce
A garden salad for +2.00
Penne Alla Vodka
Pasta sauteed with vodka, proscuitto, cream, capers and fresh tomatoes
A garden salad for +2.00
Penne Alla Sorrentino
Pasta sauteed in a pink pauce with roasted eggplant, portobello mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese
A garden salad for +2.00
Penne or Capellini Pesto
Pasta sauteed in olive oil, fresh basil, cheese and Pinoli nuts
A garden salad for +2.00
Baby clams sauteed in olive oil and garlic in a light marinara sauce
A garden salad for +2.00
Homemade Lasagna
Noodles layered with a cheese filling and sweet Italian sausage with melted mozzarella cheese
All Entrees served with a side of linguine
Veal Scallopini All Marsala
Cooked in an aromatic and delectable melange of Marsala wine and portobello mushrooms
Veal Scallopine All Francaise
Veal sauteed in white wine, butter and lemon sauce
Saltimbocca Alla Romana
Veal Scallopine topped with proscuitto, portobello mushrooms and mozzarella placed over fresh spinach in a Sherry sauce
Veal Parmesan
Veal Scallopine topped with mozzarella and our special sauce
Chicken Scarpariello
Sauteed with sweet Italian sausage, onions, bell peppers, portobello mushrooms, lemon and white wine sauce
Chicken All Francaise
Savory boneless fillets of chicken sauteed in white wine, butter and lemon sauce
Chicken Alla Marsala
Boneless breast popped with Marsala wine and portobello mushrooms
Chicken Parmesan
Boneless breast topped with mozzarella cheese and our zesty marinara sauce
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless chicken sauteed in white wine, portobello mushrooms, bell peppers, herbs, and marinara sauce
Shrimp Scampi
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon and a white wine sauce
Shrimp Marinara or Fra Diablo
Shrimp freshly sauteed in our delightful marinara sauce, with a hint of red pepper
Shrimp Parmigiana
Shrimp sauteed in our marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese
Shrimp All Francaise
Shrimp dipped in our egg batter than sauteed in a light butter white wine and lemon sauce
Penne or Linguine in a Marinara Sauce
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe or Spinach
Sweet Italian Sausage
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent location and wonderful indoor and outdoor setting. The place certainly has a vibe to it and it was almost full at 630 on a Friday evening. The owner and waitstaff are very warm and outgoing. It’s a BYOB with plenty of parking in the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank XSki007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for an early dinner because of all the favorable reviews. We were not disappointed. First off, the service is great. From hostess to the waitstaff, great. And it’s byob so that is nice. We brought our own but if you happen...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Coaldawg
Reviewed May 1, 2019

So many high-end eateries show beautiful meal presentations but they are small. La Lanterna not only show beautifully arranged plates but excel with their bountiful portions, great ambiance as well

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank edp2015
Reviewed February 19, 2019

it's a very pretty restaurant and the menu offers a lot. i have been there a couple of times with friends and it's one of ridgewood's nicest.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

La Lanterna Is a high end Italian Restaurant. Conveniently located near the Ridgewood, NJ train station. For my first course, I had the mussels. They were tender and served in a tasty light tomato sauce. For mains, I had the veal chop with mashed cauliflower....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stanleyb572
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Recently enjoyed a super dinner at La Lanterna. We could not believe this place has been open for 14 years !!! It is tucked away off the beaten path. Definitely worth the trip !!! Family owned and great food. I had ordered a steak, which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pubkahn
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Recently had dinner at La Lanterna and the meal was prepared to perfection. The Cesar salad contained the ideal amount of flavoring a la light dressing, the salad greens were ideally trimmed and crisp, and the parmesan cheese was shaved to perfection. The "Fresh Pesto...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank frankcfg1
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is run by a lovely local couple who has been doing this for years. Our hostess, the owner recommended the John Dory fish which I have never seen on a menu and only heard about when watching Hell’s Kitchen’s Chef Ramsey as he...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Pinevalleyite
Reviewed April 13, 2018

This is a very special restaurant, as the family who own it take great pride in making you know that they aim to please. You are treated as though you are in their home. Every dish is made with love and it is obvious! I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank phjfromnj
Reviewed March 3, 2018

You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a special meal at a reasonable price and served beautifully. Excellent Italian cuisine with wonderful seafood, meat and pasta specials every evening. I have dined her regularly since they have opened and come here when...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robert F
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