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“An oasis in the town centre.”
Review of Lanterna

Lanterna
Ranked #46 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An oasis in the town centre.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

How do the waitresses remember all the daily specials ?? They are wonderfully helpful and don't mind repeating for those of us with memory problems !! The food really is first class and the Chef/owner often comes out of his kitchen to prepare puddings at the tables.He is great fun-and an excellent Chef.
Make sure you book early as it gets very busy.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
york, england
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent neighbourhood restaurant”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We've eaten here many times and always enjoyed the food, although it is more a restaurant for special occasions. We took 2 friends for their 1st visit with a degree of trepidation because they are the most difficult people that we know - price is never the issue but anything else is fair game. They were delighted with the food and enjoyed the whole experience, including forgetful staff and the bygone service. Why this isn't #1 in Scarborough is a mystery to me - the only explanation I can think of is their quality and price range are out of place here. It is certainly a surprise to read some negative comments and makes me wonder what they were expecting - kiss me quick cuisine, all in for a fiver a head perhaps. Come on, be fair - this restaurant is excellent by any standards

  • Visited August 2012
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Doncaster
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant! Quirky, family Italian, beautiful food. A cut above.”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The only things that kept it off the full five were hot radiators on a muggy evening and the tables for 2 are very close together, you had to chat to your neighbours if you wanted to or not!
Food was first class, great choice, fresh as a daisy. Grilled whole baby turbot, velvet crab spaghetti, Gorgonzola ice cream cake with honey and walnut all superb with the use of fresh local ingredients. The zabaglione was pure theatre and delicious to boot. Yes it is a bit pricey but it is value for money.
I would like to see a priced up specials list or board, however the service was really good.
Will definitely return

  • Visited July 2012
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Oldham
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A dining experience”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Lovely staff with knowledge of the menu and dishes to be served. Really interesting choices with plenty to choose from - and different from the run-of-the-meal Italian menus. Loved it.

Visited July 2012
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Luton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Nice little Italian good food and good service from attentive staff, interesting wine list,the only downside is that I thought it was a bit pricey

Visited July 2012
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Thank GordonLU
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