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La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
+44 141 221 9160
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (58 reviews)
“minestrone” (21 reviews)
“garlic bread” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 1,747 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Consistantly good since first visiting in 1972. Makes for excellent eating any time. A truly great place.

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Thank thebalfours
Reviewed 3 days ago

Despite a reservation, there was a queue to be seated and not one of us were acknowledged in any way which was offputting. However once seated, the service from all staff was excellent as was the food. Will definitely go again when next in Glasgow

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Thank Sian H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been here a few times and have always enjoyed my meal unfortunately this time was a bit disappointed ordered a fillet steak medium/well done but was quite red to me was more rare to medium did say to waiter took it away and brought it...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in off the street last minute and the staff were very friendly and the food was great. Very fresh tasting pasta sauce .. Will definitely be back.

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Thank nic_3434
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent lunch, very well served. LaLanterna is the best Italian restaurant in Glasgow. The restaurant has been upgraded to a very high standard with an excellent ambience. Exceptionally good value for money. Will be back soon.

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Thank Hammy46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, plenty of choice. Excellent wines, even by the glass. The only downside was it was pretty noisy. Started off OK but a large party were sat near us and as time went by it became very difficult to hold a conversation. Left the...More

Thank Roger S
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your review, Roger. Absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your food and wine, however we're so sorry to hear that the noise levels got a little bit unbearable. We appreciate that our cosy tables can mean that your neighbours are rather close,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted a good Italian before a show at the Kings so selected here as we had never tried it. We arrived a bit early were seated straight away round the back. The restuarant is downstairs a bit shabby chic and dark . Lots of...More

Thank GlasgowWinenut
C35HRIS, Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your very kind 4-star review. We're so glad to heat you loved your food and drink. Thank you for the note regarding the taste of your garlic bread - we'll report this back to the kitchen. We're sad to hear we couldn't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went a couple of weeks ago with a friend, and we both loved the ambiance of the restaurant. It's actually in the basement and lit up by candles and a lot of warm lighting, which is incredibly similar to the kind of cellar restaurants...More

Thank Theresa C
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Grazie mille for your lovely review, Theresa. We love to hear that you found our decor to be nice and relaxing and our food to be tasty and filling. We're especially proud to hear you managed to fit in that affogato despite feeling rather full!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has reportedly won accolade after accolade, including Best Scottish Italian Restaurant and, according to its website, Best Restaurant in Scotland, 2017. On this basis, my husband had been keen to try it for a while but, until this week, had been unable to...More

1  Thank DrJo8
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so saddened to hear that your recent visit was so very disappointing, we absolutely always strive to give our guests the best experience possible, so it's very concerning to hear how much we managed to miss the mark on this occasion. It's such a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The experience they have gained over many years is obvious. The food is fantastic and the ambience great. Very varied choice of food menu but some of the prices on drinks list are deceiving (seem to show prices for bottles not pints for example). Other...More

Thank MaccaGlasgow
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Grazie mille for your kind 4-star review. We're delighted to hear you found our food and ambience to be to a high standard. It is however concerning to hear that one of our staff members did not appear to be helpful and friendly. We sincerely...More

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dbarnett3
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Response from hilderinc | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no loyalty scheme available
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Riemert | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. Check their website.
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Sam O
9 January 2017|
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No they don't. But don't go in your pyjamas 😀. The clientele tend to be 45 & up.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre
  • Phone Number: +44 141 221 9160
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Description
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 of Glasgow.
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