Horrible food!! Calamari was b
Excellent food. Authentic Italian cuisine. Everything fresh and tasty. Excellent desserts.
Outstanding meal once again. Dine there about once a month for dinner. Food comes out hot.
Usually order one of the specials. Had petrale and red snapper dishes
Great family, friend crowd. Solid food; fresh with good flavours.
The food was generally good but could not make up for the poor service. We were seated immediately and within seconds a waiter appeared , did not introduce himself and asked if we were ready to order. No inquiry about drinks etc. we felt rushed to make a decision . Ultimately we did order and tasted and selected the daly wine special. The waiter brought the wrong wine even though it was the advertised special. The wrong wine turned out to be good but it still was evidence of a lack of interest on the waiter’s part. As a neighborhood place I would think that return customers are an important part of your business. This level of service makes that difficult for us. We can easily spend our 250.00 at another place in town and get reasonable service.
Wonderful authentic Italian food. Even though the restaurant was full, the service was excellent.
Very good dinner, we arrived 15 minutes early to have a drink at the bar, and were told they don’t actually have a bar to sit at but it is a full service bar, went down the street for a drink, that was a little disappointing
Nice place for a date with wife. We enjoyed the pasta white and red sauce clams/seafood. The espresso with gelato we shared at end was the best
Another great dinner and Valentine celebration, too! Meal selections are very good.
This local Italian restaurant always satisfies. Attentive maitre d' and exceptional service. Food is delicious.
A very enjoyable evening and we so enjoyed our entrees.
Wonderful evening. Staff was great
we dine at least once a month at La Lanterna---Always very good
Has been a consistent favorite for many years. Always great food. Have used the private dining room several times for parties. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Edwin was superb! Great service!
Exceptional food, awesome service. Thank you
The food and service were good however the noise level was too loud for a comfortable dining experience.
We had excellent food, including desserts. Service was a little slow at times, but the restaurant was packed, including some very large parties.
was the night of the State of the Union Address, so not many people there. The entrees (3) we had were all delicious, well rounded menu. Our first visit but we will be back!! Definitely will recommend it
Celebrated my friend’s 93rd Birthday! The Caesar salad and calamari steak were delicious.
I was very satisfied dining at La Laterna. The atmosphere was inviting and warm. The service and the food were excellent. Overall great experience. We'll definitely go back. Thank you!
Food was great but the service was lacking. Very busy night and only 2 waiters and main dish took almost an hour to come out with absolutely no explanation. I would go back to see if this was just an off night.
The food was good enough, there was a mix up with our order and the waitstaff basically said too bad.
The menu is good, service was good, somewhat pricey.
Best waiter in town! Great food and service. Would go back in a heartbeat!
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!
New Year's Eve dinner. Awesome. Visit many times during the year for a great dinner out
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.
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.
Delightful Italian graciousness, and excellent food. We'll be back!
La Lanterna is a true neighborhood gem. The servers a friendly and welcoming, and the food is always a delight.
very nice neighborhood restaurant. good value. excellent service by Vito our waiter. ran into friends entering and exiting so very comfortable feel. will return.
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!
We have visited this restaurant for about 30 and it remains as good as ever. It is rare to find a place like this that you can always depend on to provide a quality experience.
This restaurant exceeds expectations all around. The food is fabulous. I'm normally a small eater and I cleaned my plate. The bread was hot, crusty French bread. The menu changed from last time we dined there and their specials are over the top!!! I've dined in Paris and New York. You won't be disappointed!!!!
Neighborhood gem indeed! Took my out of town parents and they loved it. Everything was delicious, rack of lamb exquisite. Pollo florentina supermoist! Desserts were also a highlight! Nice spot for quiet conversation and delicious Italian cuisine.
La Lanterna is on of our favorite restaurants. The service is friendly and helpful, and willing to make accommodations to the menu. Their risotto is one of my favorites, and the calamari dorati is my husband's. The specials are always a treat, as are their desserts.
Have been meaning to stop in for some time now, so glad we finally did! We brought my 92yo uncle here for a post Thanksgiving lunch. The food was fresh, flavorful, and plentiful. We'll be back for sure!
The calamari was amazing, not dry or chewy. The limoncello margarita was good and strong!