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La Lanterna

#373 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
New Town
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83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3090
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went at Lunchtime and was surprised to discover a 3 course menu for less than £7. The potato skins were crispy, well seasoned with 2 choices of dip. ( Yes fresher lettuce would have been better as mine was brown around the edges.) I could choose between pasta or pizza and had a lovely fresh La Lanterna, which was... More 

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Thank Balwinder G
Newcastle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived about 10 minutes before booking and staff very polite and friendly. New makeover is amazing and the food is out of this world. Travel to Edinburgh a few times a month and this will be my go to restaurant.

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Thank Susan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to see a nice new Italian opening up in Edinburgh that serves excellent food for reasonable prices, I was overwhelmed by the quality and presentation of the food. The atmosphere is fresh and cosy. I would highly recommend people visit here, I'll be returning for sure.

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Thank Niall M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I walked in and thought I was in Italy, took the hubby here with the kids on Saturday night, there was such a great atmosphere, Started with the scallops, they were to die for. Sebastian has the oysters, some of the best he's had. And followed with the lamb rump and the duck both pink of course, cooked perfectly.

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Thank Demi S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here just after it had re opened and they have done an awesome job, great ambience and even better food, I recommend the seabass, will definitely back x

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Thank Jules W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Italian cuisine and I'm always looking for authentically tasting Italian food abroad, which is difficult because Italy itself has and keeps the best and unique products for its own cuisine. However, there are certain jewels in Edinburgh which get very close to that taste, and La Lanterna is definitely my number 1 at the moment and I... More 

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Thank Curiosity G
Workington, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Arranged a birthday meal for my husband's 60th birthday. 12 family and friends travelled from Cumbria , Hamilton and Paisley only to find the restaurant closed!! By pure good luck we were able to eat at the Bar Napoli next door the staff in there were fantastic and food was great. Worst of all I haf paid £60 deposit!!

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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Booked at least a month in advance. They were meant to call me back 2 weeks before meal to finalise numbers and take deposit. No return call despite many calls to them and messages left so went to visit 2 days before planned event to find place locked up during declared working hours and had to make last minute alternative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Food very good, service a little slow at first but not too bad. Prices reasonable. Decent atmosphere. Toilets could be better. Would recommend and defenately return again

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I went here with my sister before going to a show at the playhouse. First time I have been here but was not disappointed. The atmosphere was great nice music staff very friendly and polite. We had the homemade pate to start which was lovely and served with tasty salad and bread lightly toasted. My sister had a pasta dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 3090

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

Staying in New Town

Neighbourhood Profile
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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