Thanksgiving Dinner - too busy. Waiter was running like crazy. We will try the restaurant someday when it is not a holiday.
Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - two of us got the traditional turkey dinner which had all the fixings you’d expect - and it all tasted so good. Delicious bread pudding for dessert. Highly recommend.
Insalata mista and Pinot Grigio were very good and my entree of calamari dorati was great! Worth the drive from San Jose to Santa Rosa.
We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful dinner. Service and food are never a disappointment.
The ambiance was really nice and since the reviews had been very favorable we were excited. Much to our disappointment the food was underwhelming. The calamari fritti were over cooked and salty, the main course, the veal piccata for me and the pollo florentine for my boyfriend, tasted just ok. The service was also suprisingly lame. The waiter, however sweet, did not write down any of our orders and had to come back to the table to ask me again what I had ordered. To sum it all up, the dining experience was not bad but we won't be coming back.
Slow service. Food took forever. I was finished with my main course before the last person in the party was served. Orders were mixed up few times. Had to ask for the dessert menu three different times.
Food tasted good.
Recommended that we try it; all of us were from out of town. Thoroughly enjoyed all of our meals! The fruit de mar was the best I have ever eatten; Mista salad wonderfully well prepared. And more than enough for the two of us to share. Other meals by friends equally well enjoyed and more than plentiful. Menu is varied with excellent choices for everyone. We will return!
I had high expectations from this restaurant based on the online reviews from this site. Very disappointed. Service on a Sunday early evening was extremely slow. It took more than 30 minutes for our appetizers to be served, and HOUR for our entrees. Not sure if I will recommend, or if we are coming back.
Over the top service from Vito! He dealt well with our family party of 12 including six children.
We always have great meal, and the service is attentive and friendly. I always look forward to the specials; I had the swordfish and it was delicious. Salads are fresh, and the desserts are a treat. Truly, a neighborhood gem.
Great place the best
As usual every thing was perfect. Service - food was hot and very tasty - we shared the beet and pare salad = entree was sirloin of Lamb with a delicious gravy - and of course the trip petite desert. Sunday evening and the tables were full by the time we left, so be sure and make reservations when you go.
Excellent food and service. Even had gluten free pasta.
We love La Lanterna! We dine there regularly for both a delish dinner and for special occasions. Their food is amazing and we love the team there, expect a warm welcome and fabulous service, always.
The food was prepared perfectly and portions just enough. Ordered calamari dorati and seafood linguine with white & red sauce. Would definitely come back and need to make reservations to ensure a space.
Unfortunately, after reading other reviews, my experience did not match up.
I will say that my high-quality Italian food experiences have been in Chicago and New York City and I realize the cuisine from the East Coast might be different from the West Coast; with that being said the fresh mozzarella in the salad was more the texture of ricotta, my pork medallions tasted of fish and the ice tea was very weak. I was given a dessert because I was dissatisfied with my pork but it to was under par.
The food was wonderful very fresh. The raviolIs were to die for! Our waiter Vito was great! We will definitely be back!
We learned about this restaurant from an Italian that has been coming to this restaurant for yers at my salon. We decided to give it a try for my husband's birthday. Food (especially the home made pastas and specials) was delicious, service was delightful and accommodating. There wasn't much not to like. I would definitely come back here for a date night with my husband and sit outside.
This was not my first choice but everyone in the party enjoyed the food. It was a birthday celebration and although I had indicated this in my Open Table reservation, I needed to ask several times - they kept asking us if we wanted dessert and did not seem to know it was a birthday even though I told the hostess earlier. Food was good! I am not sure I will return anytime soon. The restaurant was busy and quite crowded so that is probably why the service was not great.
The rabbit was delicious!! This one of the best meals we have ever had here. It was a great evening. Our waiter was unobtrusive and knew when we wanted something else.
Every time I go to La Lanturna the food is always tasty and plentiful. Cocktails are made just right the first time; don't have to send them back for further adjustments. The wait staff and bus staff are efficient and friendly. You are able to have an intimate conversation with your table guests. Meal presentation is enticing and pleasing to the eye. Over all, a most enjoyable experience.
Many meals here and all were very good! Good value too. You can hold a conversation, which is really nice. Decor is sort of mix of old and deco. Comfortable. Some outdoor seating.
I started the Caprese which was fantastic, then the Chicken Parm. I am typically hard to please but was very happy with both. The only downside was that the bread was "meh". Since that's something everyone has, I would have thought it would have been better; it wasn't real crusty, and the inside crumb was like Wonderbread.
The restaurant was welcoming and not too big. The food and service were good, but I was disappointed that they did not wish us a "Happy Anniversary". It was on our reservation. Also, we were seated in a booth that's lighting was such that I couldn't see my husband. He was back-lit by the outside light making him a dark shadow.
Wonderful service by Vitto. Awesome authentic Italian food.
My family and I were looking for a new Italian restaurant to frequent. Read very nice reviews on both OpenTable and Google. Give them a try, but be sure to look over your bill for correct charges per item. Overall, an abundance of positive reviews but my families' experience was in the minority.
Food was traditional and well prepared. Old school establishment . Friendly waiter.
A favorite restaurant since its opening. Friendly service and always c onststantly good food. The risotto and fish specials are always a hit. Salads and desserts are always a treat.
Consistently great foid
as in previous experiences I found everything delightful. staff, service, food (yummy)
Excellent food, great service. Love coming here!!!
Always a great time. The food is always great, with lots of options.
Everything about this restaurant was outstanding. Excellent selection on the regular menu, and a number of great-looking specials. We asked the server for a glass of Pinot Grigio without specifying which one, and the one he brought was perfect. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food and drink. If only it weren't 3000 miles from home, we'd be going back at least once a month. Almost forgot, be sure to save room for dessert. The trio sampler was out of this world.
The three of us old friends haven't seen each other for a long time, and this is a perfect place to have lunch and catch-up, we had the risotto, petrale sole and crab cakes as main dishes and calamari and burrata of fresh mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes and arugula, we were totally satisfied with the food and service! I hope the store will continue to open for lunch although it has been so quiet each time I visit!
Our neighborhood go-to for Italian. Excellent salads (my fav is the burrata), good cocktails and solid pasta dishes. My husband loves the calamari steak entree!
a little on he pricey side but offset b quality food get a god dark beer eg.
guioness Becks dark
Staff was shorthanded but our server did everything possible to make sure we had a great dining experience. Food was excellent as usual.
Food is always great. Service in the past was good but not this time. Very long waits to order, to get the food, and for clearing plates.
Probably won't return.
As usual, we had a wonderful meal at La Lanterna. The staff went out of their way to make sure our dining experience was relaxed and enjoyable. I like the relaxed atmosphere and tasty food at this place. Had a wonderful time and will go back often.
We were greeted at the door by a very pleasant young man ( Bladimir?). As it turns out not only was he the host , but he was also the only waiter working that night. There were 14 tables occupied, which included some fairly large groups. Our waiter and his assistant were absolutely amazing. They were running around the restaurant doing an unbelievable job for all the patrons. We have eaten at a number of fine restaurants around the world, and we truly believe that Bladimir and his assistant would be highly successful at any restaurant. We hope to be served by these two fine young men on our next visit.