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“Our favorite Italian San Mateo”
Review of La Lanterna

La Lanterna
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Ranked #34 of 423 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: El Camino Real
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place always surprises us! The owner IS Italian - which combined with the chef's California style - they bring some truly unique tastes to the table. Miso Salmon over greens - provolone stuffed chicken breasts etc. Really great place!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

What a great place to come and eat with friends or family. The pasta dishes are great, the Veal Piccata is amazing, the salads are someof the best, and the waiters are not pushy and offer very good service.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Our waiter was super nice, our food was good if pretty ordinary Italian. Reasonable prices.
Interior was just OK and it was uncomfortably warm. Tablecoth was dirty.

Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

My lamb shanks were perfect. The salad excellent. The spinach was cooked perfect,A little aldente.but was ruined, But extreme over use of Garlic. Could not taste anything else. Spinach has a very wonderful flavor. a little garlic inhanses that flavor. You killed it.

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Thank Ipswitch00
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

San Mateo is quite industrial and not known for its fine restaurants but La Lanterna is a hidden treasure, offering authentic Italian cuisine in its stylish, modern restaurant. The housemade squash gnocchi with hazelnut and truffle sauce is particularly good! If you are celebrating a birthday, let the waitstaff know and the birthday person will be surprised with a special birthday dessert treat.

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