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33 Queen Street, Scarborough YO11 1HQ, England
+44 1723 363616
19:00 - 21:30
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny Italian is unassuming but hides it's light under a big Scarborough bushel. The fare is earthy, rich and so, so good. It is a world away from the seafront fish and chip shops that litter the harbour but in a league all of its own. The velvet crab is to die for. A little taste of heaven on... More 

Thank flo5050
Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived with friends staff not welcoming advised of the specials but the waitress reeled them off that fast that could not remember what she had said....and would no way have asked her to repeat them. My friend enjoys his red wine and asked if he could taste before purchasing...was told if you taste it sir you must buy he selected... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many restaurant owners in the South of England should go to Lanterna for a masterclass in how to get everything utterly right in what should be the holy trinity of dining: the welcome, the service and the food. Mr Alessio is clearly a man of inexhaustible energy and creativity: arriving on a wet midweek February evening we never once... More 

Thank Plutonus
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a meal here for our 30th wedding anniversary - we were spoilt for choice with the menu and daily specials and were both very happy with all our choices. The antipasto was impressive, sea bass delicious and the ginger ice cream amazing. Staff were friendly and happy to chat and provided excellent service. Highly recommended

Thank Julie H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you're happy with what generally passes for a high street Italian restaurant in modern Britain then please don't come here, you will be disappointed. If a spoken specials menu, with no prices frightens you, then it's equally not for you; go to a chain restaurant somewhere and have pasta/pizza. If you want excellent food, cooked in a classical style,... More 

Thank Ouhouse
York, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have developed a habit of visiting The Lanterna about once every year for on of our special occasions and have always been well pleased with our experience. 2017 was not an exception but we did feel that perhaps the menu had become just a little 'samey' although still delivered well by both Gorgio and his well established staff

Thank Chris J
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We picked this restaurant because it's in the Good Food Guide. Sad to say, it was average - not bad, just not as good as expected. We have an Italian in our town which is just as good (maybe even better) but IT isn't in the Guide. The decor was drab - grey and very plain with no real Italian... More 

Thank scotslass55
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I just wanted to say thank you for making my birthday so special and welcoming my children to your restaurant. Oh my goodness, the food, outstanding. Love, care and attention all went into our meals. The food was the best I have ever eaten, old fashioned gastronomy at its finest. Unpretentious decor and Italian speed service all add up to... More 

Thank Sarah K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Our evening visit was a revelation considering the rubbish one usually finds in many so called restaurants. Yes it is a little more expensive here but not by much, and the food is well worth it! The staff too were absolutely excellent, helpful and friendly. Do visit, you will not be disappointed.

Thank shirl565
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Lanterna is not cheap but the quality of ingedients and cooking was second to none. This included home made pasta with a velvet crab sauce, steak with fontina sauce and white truffles and grilled turbot. A real treat. (In London you'd pay twice the price)

Thank Cheddar_Rob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Queen Street, Scarborough YO11 1HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 363616

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