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La Lanterna Ristorante

4.6
368 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-Sa 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: M-Su 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 341-8877
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ramon Lopez
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Private party contact
Jennifer: (650) 341-8877
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 368 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

The menu is good, service was good, somewhat pricey.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Best waiter in town! Great food and service. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

La Laterna is definitely a neighborhood gem. Tucked away on 25th Avenue in San Mateo. Decorated with lights and a cozy feeling walking in. This restaurant also has cute booths for a more romantic dinner atmosphere. The food is fabulous. The bread is terrible. They really do need to upgrade their bread. Everything was great. The service is good especially for a very busy New Years Eve. Definitely a recommend!

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hacker (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve dinner. Awesome. Visit many times during the year for a great dinner out

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BettieD (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Pork entree was excellent. I ordered wine by glass - suggest waiter bring bottle and glass and allow customer see label - and pour wine at table rather than bring wine already poured.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We have dined here many times. This visit the food was good as always, but service was not as usual. We arrived for a Friday 7:30 reservation and were seated on time. The tables were all taken so they were very busy, but service was very slow. After waiting about twenty minutes to order every course arrived slowly. We had to ask for the first bread basket and never got water refills. We will come back, but will arrive before 6:00.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Delightful Italian graciousness, and excellent food. We'll be back!

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vipotdiner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

La Lanterna is a true neighborhood gem. The servers a friendly and welcoming, and the food is always a delight.

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vipkld123 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

very nice neighborhood restaurant. good value. excellent service by Vito our waiter. ran into friends entering and exiting so very comfortable feel. will return.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

One of our consistent favorites! Pasta is always an excellent choice as are any of the entree ‘s. The wait staff was great and we had a great dinning experience. Our mom is very very picky and even she was happy!

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