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La Lanterna, Glasgow,

La Lanterna

4.2
4.2
26 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
La Lanterna, an Italian restaurant on Hope Street, has been a Glaswegian dining institution for nearly forty years. Run by the Martinolli family, the cavernous basement restaurant is simply decorated with a rustic jumble of tables and beamed ceilings, and the warm and cosy venue is a popular place for pre-theatre meals, parties and celebrations. The down-to-earth service and authentic menu at La Lanterna are enough to turn you off high-street pizzerias for life, and we love homemade dishes such as the beef carpaccio drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil garnished with Parmesan shavings; the Rigatoni Amatriciana in a tomato and onion sauce with smoked bacon and chilli; and the veal escalope pan-fried in breadcrumbs with a fried egg, capers and anchovies.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0141 221 9160
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Glasgow
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    2 minutes walk to Glasgow Central Station
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wi-Fi available, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

26 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on January 20, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    Got turned away from the restaurant wheh we (my son and I) got there at 9 pm today. We were told the kitchen was closed even though the food was still being served. Wrong skin colour?

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  2. LenM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A splendid restaurant which I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for good cuisine? or should I say buona cocina

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  3. CRISTIANEB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a nice place but I didn't like the seabass I had.

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  4. Barba

    Phoenix

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent! Was quiet and very relaxing the evening we enjoyed dinner at La Lanterna. Location was also perfect as it was walking distance from our hotel near the train station. Also, bars and shopping near by.

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  5. tubby

    Glasgow

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2012

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    La Lanterna,Glasgow is a little jewel. The atmosphere is warm welcoming and cosy. Staff are attentive and friendly. Food is tasty and as we had the pre theatre good value. We would return

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  6. damediner

    Edinburgh

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2012

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch at La Lanterna in Glasgow was its usual high standard, with welcoming staff and a pleasant ambience. Although quiet when we arrived, it filled up quite quickly, but we were not rushed out to make room for later diners.

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  7. JoanM

    Glasgow

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have enjoyed another lovely meal at La Lanterna on 10 /11/11 booked throuhg top table. Joan

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  8. Marco

    Edinburgh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was OK, by which I mean we were disappointed. The food was good, fresh and tasty but I did not think it was good value for money and I would not go back.

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  9. JonC

    Surrey

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2011

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to La Lanterna in Glasgow. I had booked for 8PM and called to change this to 8:30PM which they did without any fuss. They have been in business since 1970 and are a traditiional Italian restaurant. One of our meals - the meat lassange - was not very good. They did not charge for it. The other meals were fine. This was my second visit. Someone had been smoking in the toilets! Overall pretty good but was not up to the same standard as previous visit.

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  10. Caveboy89

    Glasgow

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2011

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    La Lanterna, Glasgow. The food was good, although the maincourse of venison medaillons with mushrooms was slightly disappointing. It was a bit sloppy all round, including the service. The men's toilet could have done with a bit of cleaning, too.

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Google Map for La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Glasgow
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    2 minutes walk to Glasgow Central Station
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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