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La Lanterna

#382 of 1,808 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3090
12:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, service was good and we weren't rushed. Starters were particularly good value for money. Would've been a very reasonably priced meal if we hadn't had beer!

Thank Carol M
Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Edinburgh for a couple of days as a birthday treat and this restaurant was recommended to us. The food was excellent as was the service and the place had a nice ambience. We had a wonderful welcome from the manager Andrea who even put up with my wife's poor impersonation of Inspector Montalbano !!!! We found the... More 

Thank Miles D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening with family at La Lanterna, Hanover Street. We have visited this family run restaurant many times over the years but found this time it had been taken over. We were very pleased to receive a warm welcome from the new manager, Andrea who was attentive, cheerful and very professional. The restaurant has been renovated to a... More 

Thank ailsawillow
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Had a very tasty meal, very fresh. Meal was let down by the lack of interest of the staff. Ordered a glass of house red wine and white came to the table. Asked for iced water, it eventually came with the ice cream. I live close by and this was a second visit and although the food is good I... More 

Thank westdorsettraveller
Peebles, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Called in midweek with husband for a meal as we had hoped to bring friends from out of town later in the month, the food very good but service very poor, around 5 staff who were standing around as it was quiet enjoying each others company which did not extend to the customers! Poor service no mention of specials no... More 

Thank Aileen055
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

we went in on saturday for the cheap lunch menu we were seated then ordered our drinks , after our drinks arrived we were then told the cheap menu was no longer available on a saturday as they have changed owners , the name is still the same though, so rather than cause a fuss and leave we decided to... More 

Thank wsfireplaces
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I went at Lunchtime and was surprised to discover a 3 course menu for less than £7. The potato skins were crispy, well seasoned with 2 choices of dip. ( Yes fresher lettuce would have been better as mine was brown around the edges.) I could choose between pasta or pizza and had a lovely fresh La Lanterna, which was... More 

Thank Balwinder G
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Arrived about 10 minutes before booking and staff very polite and friendly. New makeover is amazing and the food is out of this world. Travel to Edinburgh a few times a month and this will be my go to restaurant.

Thank Susan M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Good to see a nice new Italian opening up in Edinburgh that serves excellent food for reasonable prices, I was overwhelmed by the quality and presentation of the food. The atmosphere is fresh and cosy. I would highly recommend people visit here, I'll be returning for sure.

Thank Niall M
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I walked in and thought I was in Italy, took the hubby here with the kids on Saturday night, there was such a great atmosphere, Started with the scallops, they were to die for. Sebastian has the oysters, some of the best he's had. And followed with the lamb rump and the duck both pink of course, cooked perfectly.

Thank Demi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 226 3090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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