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La Lanterna

83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
+44 131 226 3090
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (61 reviews)
“potato skins” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EE, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I chose this restaurant for a dinner with friends. After reading the reviews I was impressed and certain I made the right choice. The service was super slow, specially for a Wednesday and considering the restaurant wasn't even full, but it was ok, as we...More

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Service was rather slow and not too friendly. They charged us 6 pounds for 3 small slices of bread (for a table of 4...). Pizza was very oily - cheese and oil created a layer where the only topping you could see was pepperoni, as...More

Thank Stefan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry and on the way back to the hotel after a long day of site seeing. We passed La Lanterna and gave it a try. Well done! Service was attentive and order was correct. Food was superb. Do try the King Prawn Arrbiata...More

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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!

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank Miles D
Reviewed 18 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,...More

Thank ailsawillow
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...More

Thank westdorsettraveller
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...More

1  Thank Aileen055
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...More

1  Thank wsfireplaces
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...More

1  Thank Balwinder G
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
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Reading some of the past reviews, I wonder if they were in the same restaurant! Found the staff welcoming and friendly; requested iced water arrived with my wine - the correct colour of wine! The specials menu was brought to me. Advice was given to the family at the next table regarding the chilli pizza for their son, with regard to it being "very Hot". There were plenty of smiles from the staff and enquiries as to whether I enjoyed my meal. Could not have been made more welcome.
27 May 2017|
Response from Balwinder G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, La Lanterna in Edinburgh since I last went appears to have had a change in staff, management and potentially ownership. I say this as I went last week and everything had changed from decor, the menu and most drastically... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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