La Lanterna Ristorante

4.8
643 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Open since 2001, La Lanterna is a family-owned business with Ramon Lopez as Executive Chef and Jennifer Villa-McGuffin service as manager. Prior to opening, Ramon and Jennifer were employed at various fine dining restaurants in the San Francisco Peninsula. With his own signature style, Chef Ramon has received numerous accolades and is honored to serve you at La Lanterna.
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PatrickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and well priced compared to other restaurants on the peninsula

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vipMichaelG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great food and service,always happy to go back again.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both entrees were excellent.
Service was friendly and not rushed.
Totally an enjoyable experience.

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vipVeloce25
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good to great throughout. Hadn't been in a while and missed them. Better than ever.

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vipNolan
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy La Lanterna. Food is great. Good drink selection, and our waiter, Hector, is always attentive.

Nolan

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and tasty food.

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HelenB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect and food was delicious. We will be returning there soon with friends.

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vipCarolT
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Food

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DonnaA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy this restaurant - yummy food, efficient service and comfortable booths!

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JennykirstinaA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service!

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vipCarolT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and cocktails.

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vipSuz13
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner; food and staff both exceptional and it felt good to be dining inside again. The Paella special was amazing !!

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MikeyC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always-- very safe with limited seating - Excellent first venture back to indoor dinning - all in our party felt good. We all had two vaccine shots.
La Laterna has been a favorite family go to restaurant for as long as they have existed.
Never had a bad meal or experience.

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vipJanieO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to dine inside again! Always a great meal and service!

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vipkld123
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pleasant dining experience. So nice to be able to eat indoors again!

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vipfoodesquire
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food (paella, mista salad, and yummy bread) and service! Well worth it!

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marym
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here from my parents anniversary. Food is excellent and great service!

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vipCarolT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food we love talking to Hector. Will be back soon.

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TeresaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, outdoor seating, heat lamps. Food was delicious, waiter was most wonderful. I missed this restaurant and will return.

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LeonK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! We dine here often. It's like eating at an excellent European restaurant.

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bquesada
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, service, & warm, inviting outdoor seating area!

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JeffreyH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently very good flavors. Bread is always flavorful and soft inner layer. Ambience affected due to forced outdoor dining but still overall nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The service was great!!!
We are making the best of a difficult situation. Loved our little table outside.!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many good options of food which made it hard to choose. Some wonderful classic Italian dishes as well as good new meals. And our kids loved their dinners too.

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vipDave
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everyone is very welcoming. White table cloth. I will return

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mauriziob
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

we dined outsided and it was cold, only 2 heaters for several tables.

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vipCarolineR
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great once again! Always consistently great.

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fancydiner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing an outstanding job of keep their service and food above par during the pandemic. Outdoor dining and indoor dining available!

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Joey
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A neighborhood hidden gem. Great food and service. My go to place.

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vipCarolineR
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food delicious!

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vipSherri
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

One very bad thing that has bothered us ever since is that the waitperson mentioned he @ had been to a “house party “ all day and it featured loud music etc. It made us nervous as to how Covid careful they were and when asked , he “skirted” the question. Really love the owners and the food but he is was in the demographics of those spreading the virus. Wanted to ask owner but decided to not do so as to how they might take the question. Dined outside and food was very good.

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vipmarcibdoc
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was the street but we love this place. The squid ink pasta was amazing as was the petrale sole. $37 was a bit excessive and their drinks were So-so (whoo can’t make a Negroni?) but good pours on the wine

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vipCarolT
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food Hector is a great guy. We go there every couple of weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice considering Covid and for all the servers having to improvise being outdoors. They did a very good job of taking care of us. Bravo to all the staff!!

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CindyG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our fish selection from the evening special was a processed type of fish with a spongy texture.

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PamelaB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The setup for outside dining was very pleasant. A string of lights went on as it got dark. My salmon was perfectly cooked, not dry. The drinks were delicious. Service was excellent. It’s so difficult to run a restaurant these days with drastically reduced staff. I highly recommend La Lanterna.

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StevenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed coming to your restaurant for our 40th Anniversary. We shall return.

Steve & Deborah Heitzman

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistent. The Birthday dessert is so special!

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DianaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing!!!!

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GingerM
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 62 anniversaries

FAQs

La Lanterna Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 341-8877.

La Lanterna Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.