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La Lanterna


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Winner of Best Restaurant and Best Team at the 2015 Italian Awards, La Lanterna has been serving customers Glasgow's finest Italian food experience for over 45 years. Situated opposite Central Station and adjacent to Radisson Blu Hotel, it is the ideal location for a business event or for visitors to the city. On offer are a fine selection of handmade pastas and raviolis with wild boar or seafood. For meat lovers there are a selection of steaks including both veal and beef T-bones. A selection of daily fish specials are always available along with an extensive Italian wine list selected from the finest vineyards in Italy. A warm welcome awaits in a friendly and intimate atmosphere in the heart
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today

Good restaurant with a traditional ambience , nice warm welcome on a busy Saturday night . Good menu with a decent Italian wine list. Service was really good and especially so considering just how busy the restaurant was on that occasion. One of the four...More

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Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed today

Had an unexpected window to visit. Food excellent, very busy. Traditional Italian. Been around 50 years. Easy to see why Absolute must go

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great meal at a reasonable price. Lots to chose from on the menu. I recommend the liver. Very comprehensive wine list. Waiting staff excellent. A real gem next to Central Station.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dvidm588
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1st time visiting , loved it , no gluten free menu but they did send a waiter who was ceoliac himself who helped me with ordering. It tasted amazing , so much flavour. Would definitely go back. Everyone so helpful. A very well run restaurant....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank cackyred6
C35HRIS, Owner at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Grazie mille for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure to help you out with our gluten-free options, and we're glad the recommendations did not disappoint. Don't hesitate to ask if you ever see anything on the menu and wonder if we'd be able...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere, lovely attentive staff and wonderful food. We'll be back again and again.

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Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Aileen R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here for Valentine lunch, near side entrance to Central train station,once inside you can see the place has class,good lunch menu and price,well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ScottishJock
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service and delicious food. We will definitely eat here again! It was a busy Saturday night but the staff could not have done more for us.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank gymgair
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a difference a day makes. The last time I visited was a Thursday night everything was great my wife who is G/F was delighted. We had a waitress who was most helpful and so were the kitchen staff. Second visit on Saturday night. Total...More

Date of visit: February 2019
C35HRIS, Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so incredibly disappointed to hear that your second visit was so unsatisfactory compared to your first. This saddens us greatly and we're sincerely sorry for your experience. We'd appreciate some more info about your visit so we can identify the staff whom you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming here for many years and until this visit rated it as the best Italian restaurant in Glasgow. How different this time. All five in the party found the food not up to standard. My fish was dry and over cooked. However the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JoolsGlasgowUK
C35HRIS, Owner at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're very concerned to hear how much La Lanterna has fallen in your estimations due to your recent visit, this is especially saddening for us to hear after all your years of pleasant visits. We do hope you managed to flag this with one of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional Italian restaurant serving great food and wine with good friendly service. This cracking little restaurant is set in a basement and has a warm feel and stylish decor. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Karlos K
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24 July 2018|
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Response from Alastair N | Reviewed this property |
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.
25 May 2018|
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Response from Bigles63 | Reviewed this property |
Very much so! ❤ x
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14 February 2018|
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Response from Simon B | Reviewed this property |
I would expect they should be able to cater for you albeit it may not be on 1 joined table
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