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La Lanterna

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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Merchant City
0.6 km from George Square
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Service and food excellent had the set lunch menu. And a lovely bottle of Pinot Grigio. Would visit again.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to return recently for a family meal. Warm welcome, nice atmosphere and attentive service. All staff friendly and knowledgeable throughout nothing too much trouble for them. Food was delicious and well presented. We will look forward to going back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we will pass on the positive remarks to our team! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of mine made a booking for me at this place under their name. First off, the food was excellent. I started with the minestrone which was very good, and then had a beef pasta - the pasta was perfectly al dente and the...sauce slow-cooked to perfection. The one issue I had was when ordering. I got told that the pre-set lunch menu was not available as it was 'only something we do at Christmas'. This is despite the fact that: my friend said he selected the pre-set menu when booking online (his email confirmed); it also says on the website of the restaurant itself that it was available at the time I had my reservation (3rd January); and they had all of the pre-set menus there waiting for customers. I've taken a star off for this, as it was, in my opinion, a not so subtle attempt to get me to order off of the more expensive main menu. This sort of thing puts a lot of people off, quite rightly. I was, however, allowed to order off the set-menu quickly afterwards, the great food made up for this issue with the service.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your food and that the pasta was al dente!! We are sorry about this confusion. We had just switched back to our Pre Theatre Menu that very day from offering our Christmas menus all of December. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here on pre-theatre menu and our party of 4 all very much enjoyed all 3 courses. Really friendly service and atmosphere as well and will definitely be back. As much as we loved the starters and mains I've got to say the desserts were...outstanding. One of the best Cheesecakes and Tiramisu we've had.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we will pass on the positive remarks to our team! Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the best Italian meal we have ever had outside of Italy. It is very easy to write good reviews but nothing can ever surpass this restaurant. The great service and drinks were second to none and we can’t recommend this restaurant...highly enough. The food was amazing, totally delicious and the service was fantastic. We are in Glasgow on holiday and would return just to visit this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are absolutely delighted to read this review & hope you come back and visit us again the next time you are in Glasgow! Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 22 December 2021 via mobile

When my friend and I opted for a great Italian dining experience we decided to go to an award winning restaurant . La Lanterna has just won the best restaurant for seating over fifty by the Scottish Italian awards and it thoroughly deserves the accolade.... The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable when it comes to their food and wine . The food is absolutely sensational . For starters we opted for the minestrone soup and goats cheese bruschetta. The produce involved was excellent and the flavours were wonderful. We both decided to go for the feta cheese with pepper ravioli and it was sublime . The flavours were mouthwatering and the sauce accompanied this dish well . The dessert was out of this world . We both had the nutella and white chocolate mousse which honestly was flawless . Each mouthful took me back to Italy . If you are looking for an award winning restaurant with wonderful staff and dishes from all around Italy then this is the place for you . You will walk out with a smile on your face.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. It really has made our day and we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. It has made us smile from ear to ear! :) Best wishes, La...More

Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

Everything was perfect. Very authentic, a total hidden gem. Staff were all lovely and very attentive. The food was to die for. Best Italian I’ve ever had!!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! This review has really made us smile. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your La Lanterna experience. We are delighted that you found everything to be perfect. Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 7 December 2021

Despite the COVID problems all around, this award winning restaurant ( again and again and again)) is still performing at top level. birthday lunch with a friend 2 weeks ago was superb. Visit today with a Ladies Group (Walking) -14 of us at table was...an overwhelming success’. Thanks to the immaculate service from staff, manager, head waiter and new (to us) - Juliano. Thank you all for the attention ………and food. Best seasonal greetings to All your staff………….Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2021

Grazie!! What a phenomenal review; you have us grinning from ear to ear! Thank you visiting us time and time again. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Grazie again, La Lanterna

Reviewed 26 November 2021 via mobile

Excellent food , lovely setting and friendly attentive staff . Reasonably priced food and drinks . Definitely be back .

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we will pass on the positive remarks to our team! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Best wishes, La Lanterna

Reviewed 22 November 2021

Staff were lovely, food was excellent. Portions a little too big for me though. Have booked again for December.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Chris, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we will pass on the positive remarks to our team! We look forward to welcoming you back next month. Best wishes, La Lanterna

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I am afraid we do not open on Christmas day 209
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I remember going downstairs into a basement. You'd have to ask them if there is another way in for wheelchairs. You certainly couldn't get in the way I went.
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La Lanterna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5