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La Lanterna - Glasgow

35 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE +44 1414330653

(((() Italian
Main course: £9
Food spend: £31
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30, Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 22:30, Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 15:00 - 23:00.

Service, meal and atmosphere excellent

Carolyn Hatfield 18 February 2017
from Glasgow

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Bringing faultless Italian cuisine to Glasgow since 1970, La Lanterna is the holder of The Glasgow Restaurant Association's Best Italian Restaurant as well as winning Best Italian Restaurant in Scotland in 2013 and 2014. Nestled underneath the busy shopping district of Hope Street, the cosy bistro dining room has been serving Glasgow for 44 years.

Showcasing one of the city’s most comprehensive traditional Italian menus, La Lanterna offers fresh antipasti, daily fish specials, and succulent veal and beef steaks. Pasta rolled fresh in house goes into dishes like seafood ravioli with cream bisque, or warming lasagne made to La Lanterna’s treasured recipe.

An extensive menu of traditional Italian desserts at La Lanterns in Glasgow includes creamy panna cotta drizzled with chocolate orange sauce, or tiramisu made to a 35-year-old recipe. An excellent wine list is sourced from some of the finest vineyards in Italy.

Having truly stood the test of time and enjoying a glowing reputation across the whole of Glasgow, La Lanterna Italian restaurant sits just 4 minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central Rail Station, adjacent to the Radisson Blu Hotel, and 5 minutes from the Hydro Arena.

La Lanterna - Glasgow

35 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE

Contact +44 1412219160
Reservations +44 1414330653

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Customer reviews for La Lanterna - Glasgow

4.6 (((() (based on 932 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (582)
  • value (352)
  • romantic (346)
  • large parties (219)
  • business (213)
  • private dining (167)
  • luxury (131)
  • trendy (75)
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  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Maurice Orpin from Glasgow


  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Charles from Glasgow

    Great Evening. Very relaxed. Grey. Food , Drink . Fantastic

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Lauren O'neill from Greenock

    We enjoyed the Saturday evening menu. Two of our party had steak and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the rack of lamb which was lovely. My mum and I shared the dessert tasting platter and it was amazing. My sister loved the creme brulee. Staff were very friendly and attentive.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Margaret Mcdonald from Glasgow

    Really enjoyed our meal the food was great. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere in the restaurant

  • ((((* 26 February 2017 by Vida Kemlo from Stirling

    Very enjoyable. Attentive staff, lovely food and good value. We will be back

  • ((((* 26 February 2017 by Charles Hutchison from Glasgow

    The food was excellent- liver and the Italian sausage was outstanding...The best was the Brunelllo wine...

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Lesley Rutherford from Glasgow

    Service terrible had to chase for drinks then desserts and even had to fetch our own coats

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Glynn from Glasgow

    Having thoroughly enjoyed previous visits to La Lanterna, I was really disappointed this time. It was extremely busy and tables were just crammed in making it noisy and uncomfortable. The food was edible but not as described on the menu.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by David Quigley from Glasgow

    This is a lovely restaurant with great food. It's warm and clean although the warmth of welcome will often depend on whoever your table host is for the evening. Some of the staff take a wee while to wam up although they're great when they get there. Hot starters and mains were delivered in good time with Verdure, Prawn and Mushroom starters being very well received. The Penne Genovese was the only exception, the sauce was absolutely bland and lacked flavour. This news was taken in good natured fashion by the staff, the kitchen informed and the cost of the (unfinished) dish removed from the bill. Fair play from a restaurant that clearly takes itself seriously and merits its bes restaurant awards. Overall, great service and food from a great restaurant that dealt well with a one-off glitch.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Janice Mccall from Glasgow

    Catching up with old friends at lunchtime. Friendly welcome from staff and efficient service. Chose from Table d'hote menu. Varied choice, all well cooked and presented. The men chose Lasagne which they praised & the women the sea bass which was nicely cooked ( moist) & came with sauté potatoes. We were not rushed & staff were happy to let us sit & chat. The men appreciated being able to have a pint of beer.

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