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La Lanterna

#33 of 1,927 Restaurants in Glasgow
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35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
+44 141 221 9160
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12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Often been told to visit, one of my colleagues is Italian and she said this is the only place to go. My wife got a gift voucher from our friends, so finally we went yesterday. And everything we heard is true. My wife is a great cook, often restaurants leave us thinking it could be just as good at home.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I discovered La Lanterna through TripAdvisor - it's been in business for over four decades and clearly has many regular, appreciative customers. It is the epitome of good quality Italian restaurants from this era: lots of character, good food and friendly staff. I had an excellent lunch (Lasagne) and would be happy to go back. Service seemed a little slow,... More 

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LYTHAM
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought friends here from Lancashire to celebrate a birthday, and the food was amazing as always. We have never been disappointed with the service or the food. I love Fish & my husband loves meat, there is always a great choice, the presentation & quality is consistently good. We would highly recommend this restaurant as being one of the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was recommended by a business contact when I was back in Glasgow. I own her! Outside appearances are not brilliant but inside it's a really classy place. Very extensive menu delivered immediately we were seated. We had reserved and wanted to eat early so the place was initially quiet - but soon filled up. The food was divine. I... More 

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Thank Stewart W
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Huge thanks for your generous review (and thank to your business contact for pointing you in our direction!). We're blown away by your glowing comments and over the moon to hear that you enjoyed each dish so much - and that we even managed to convince you to dive in for dessert. Now that we're shot of dry January (someone... More 

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife for a meal and it was to die for. From the start we both had a warm greetings down to the service. The staff were polite. Our food was top class. Thanks guys we loved it.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 18.30 as taking my grand daughter to kings theatre for Ben and Hollie , we were told at time of booking table would need to be vacated at 20.15 , that was fine by myself two daughters and grand daughter . We got there a little early but did get our table at 18.20 . This... More 

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Thank gayniewaynie
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing La Lanterna. We hope you all enjoyed the show after your meal. Apologies once again for the initial issues with the menus and wine - it appears a couple of us had our heads not quite properly screwed on that evening! We'll certainly pass your kind feedback... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get past the unassuming frontage and down the stairs and a real treat awaits. Great choice with some unusual dishes, excellent food, attentive service and all in a traditionally Italian styled environment. Really busy so you need to book. My only complaint is that the restaurant was incredibly cold. Yes it was February and freezing outside but the draught was... More 

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Thank serwms
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Grazie for your very kind 5 star review. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our dishes and friendly team. We are so sorry however to hear about just how cold you were! Even although the chilly Glasgow can be hard to escape from, we certainly never want the chill to creep into our restaurant - we hope that... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch. 4adults + 2 children We descended a bright stairway into the restaurant. It was virtually full. A good sign. We were greeted by the smiling head waiter, and led to our table already set. Drinks were ordered and then the menu consulted. I remember I had lemon sole. Can't recall what others had but all were happy... More 

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C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

Molte grazie for your glowing review filled with so many kind words. We're delighted we could help make your birthday celebrations even more special and you found everything to be so enjoyable. And we got the thumbs up from the two little ones? High praise indeed! We hope you won't wait until your next birthday to return. Thank you once... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant food and superb service. Very friendly staff, who were all helpful. Went to watch Rugby match and stopped to have some lunch. Great tasting food and cannot praise the staff highly enough. They got it just right and they do not rush up to ask you mid-mouthful if the food is ok as they know it is....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the place because of good reviews I had read; according to my experience is overestimated. The interior style is nice but the food not what I expected. The famous ravioli was my starter which was really tasty, however my veal and my friend's meal (I don't remember the starter but the main was penne with sausage) weren't anything... More 

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Thank mariadam1987
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this review

We're saddened to hear hear that you didn't find your visit to La Lanterna lived up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on our homemade dishes, including our pasta which is handmade on site every day, so naturally we're concerned to hear that your party found some of our dishes to be a let down. We're always looking for ways... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 9160
Description
Winner of Best Restaurant and Best Team at the 2015 Italian Awards, La Lanterna has been serving customers Glasgow's finest Italian food experience for over 45 years. Situated opposite Central Station and adjacent to Radisson Blu Hotel, it is the ideal location for a business event or for visitors to the city. On offer are a fine selection of handmade pastas and raviolis with wild boar or seafood. For meat lovers there are a selection of steaks including both veal and beef T-bones. A selection of daily fish specials are always available along with an extensive Italian wine list selected from the finest vineyards in Italy. A warm welcome awaits in a friendly and intimate atmosphere in the heart of Glasgow.

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