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La Lanterna

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Reforma / Zona Rosa
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Avenida Paseo de La Reforma 458 | Col. Juarez, Mexico City 06600, Mexico
+52 55 5207 9969
13:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After two hard business weeks in Mexico, exposed to the craziness of the city, La Lanterna provided me with home style food, stillness and a cozy little corner place that transported me to Europe mom n pop type restaurants, nothing fancy but all goodness. Handmade pasta, light and well cooked, very nice and even if it isn't the best I... More 

Thank Grissel R
Southern Mexico, Mexico
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I visited La Lanterna twice during our 5 day trip in Mexico City, and were thoroughly impressed both times. The restaurant is very cozy and has an intimate feel. Sitting at the table, we were greeted by friendly servers who provided hot bread with olive oil to dip it into. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs on... More 

Thank Spudman2012
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Food was ok. Caesar salad was drowning in dressing - maybe ask for it on the side. I should have returned it but I ate it. There was probably enough dressing for four salads instead of the one that I was eating. Ordered pasta with bolognese. Pasta was good but bolognese a bit different from what I am used to.... More 

Thank Wendy R
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much on tje outside... or inside, but the food here is really good at decent price. We had pasta and the pesto is savory but not to strong and the table next to us told us meat is also really good here.

Thank Juan Pablo M
Columbia, Missouri
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Amazing Italian food in the heart of Mexico City. The service and atmosphere were also very good! Of course, you MUST try the lasagna!

1 Thank Kelly B
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Four Seasons in Mexico City. Lovely little authentic friendly restaurant a stones throw away. Very helpful and worth a visit or two.

Thank Craig B
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's an old place with good music (operas and arias) but the food, you forget that the hard bread cost 1 usd per person, because the taste of the food is delicious! The artichoke is superb! !! The ravioli is spectacular! Everything is home made like. I will be a frequent client here!

1 Thank elizabeth f
Durango, Mexico
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Recommend by friends in Mexico City. Very charming interior and extremely delicious.... Joined friends for dinner, started with risotto w/ mushrooms and mushrooms in vinaigrette. WOW, a great beginning. For dinner had a gorgeous Osso Buco in a tomato sauce with house salad. The best Osso I've had in a long time. Very very tender... For dessert had strudel w/... More 

2 Thank DonRoberto8021
Southern Mexico, Mexico
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visit this place on regular occasions and we always leave the place with a full tummy and a great impression! Nice, cozy, unpretentious atmosphere. The warmest welcome from the handsome PierGiorgio and the greatest Italian food in Mexico from his brother Mario, the chef of cuisine. You cannot go wrong, from the appetizers all the way to the desserts,... More 

Thank Spudman2012
Panama City, Panama
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537 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

My wife just walked past it, and the small place draw her attention from the outside, but it is not so small, but lets speak of the food....excellent all what we ate, Piamontese or Genovese dishes, all done very tasty, service is prompt and impecable, the waiters are all very nice, and again very good italian food. Try it, worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
13:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Paseo de La Reforma 458 | Col. Juarez, Mexico City 06600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Reforma / Zona Rosa
  • Neighbourhood: Reforma / Zona Rosa
  • Phone Number: +52 55 5207 9969

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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 Reforma / Zona Rosa

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Reforma / Zona Rosa
Equipped with some of the best discotheques, bars, boutiques and bistros, Zona Rosa is perfect for those looking to have a great time to socialize, have fun and be part of the great LGBT community in Mexico City. Day or night, it’s possible to spend the entire time exploring, drinking, dancing and shopping while being amazed by its classic yet eclectic European style. Reforma’s luxury hotels and world renowned sculptures such as El Ángel de la Independencia give Paseo de la Reforma a wonderful atmosphere along the corridor, a beautiful place for a long and romantic walk.
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