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La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
+44 141 221 9160
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ravioli” (61 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

What can I say? Every time we go to La Lanterna, the food, service and price are all excellent. No wonder it keeps winning awards.

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Thank Alex B
Reviewed yesterday

This was my fifth Christmas lunch with friends over 5 weeks the other 4 were a disappointment and a total waste of money then we arrived for our lunch at La Laterna and our 4 guests were delighted with the food and all said they...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal there yesterday, The two course Christmas lunch had a good choice and was reasonably good value. As always the staff were pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was busy and there was a lively good atmosphere. The food is consistently good.

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Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just called in off the street and although they were really busy found a table for us. The staff are really friendly and attentive. The food is lovely but really big portions. Very cosy atmosphere and very authentic. Worth a visit

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic wee cosy Italian restaurant. Food perfect. Atmosphere lovely. Staff spot on. Will return soon.

Thank masterchef1872
Reviewed 4 days ago

2nd visit to this special place you can easily walk past it but if you make an effort you won’t be disappointed food and service are excellent and I really didn’t want to tell everyone as I probably won’t be able to get a reservation...More

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C35HRIS, Owner at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for coming back for a return visit - we're delighted it was as good as the first. We appreciate you spilling the secret on our hideaway too - don't worry, we're sure we'll be able to get you a table on your next...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on a very busy Saturday lunchtime (pre booked) and weren't disappointed - the service was exceptionally professional - not unfriendly, but professional. It was busy, the staff were industrious and food was continually being served to tables. The staff were very attentive. The food...More

Thank Mal P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Go with an appetite as a half portion of pasta is nearer a full one. The olive and focaccia appetisers were superb. Starters of deep fried mushrooms/courgette/aubergine and italian sausage/beans were excellent. The seafood linguine and spaghetti carbonara were faultless too. Patricio, our...More

Thank gordon m
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Molte grazie for your great review. We're glad to hear you definitely you did not leave hungry - we know our portions can be very hearty! It's great to hear your feedback on specific dishes as well as on staff that served you -Patricio will...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked yesterday for Saturday afternoon at 12:30 and we got a table no problem, even though Christmas parties etc. The staff are brilliant, very attentive and give you enough space to eat and chat. We were in a rush so couldn't sit and enjoy the...More

Thank dave m
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks indeed for your flying visit! Delighted you had an enjoyable time despite not being able to relax for longer. We're seafood lovers here at La Lanterna, so it's always great to hear feedback on the fresh selection we offer. Hope you'll be able...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

15 of us went along on 7 December for our Christmas get-together. Very crowded and a bit cramped, but they did wonders with the food and service. We had the three course set lunch, coffee and a fair bit of wine and beer, and the...More

Thank ivalentine101
C35HRIS, General Manager at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Delighted to hear we could help you kick-off the festive season with a bang! Thank you very much for the positive feedback on our food and service, we're very pleased that you felt your experience was good value and enjoyable for a large group. We...More

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Response from hilderinc | Reviewed this property |
Nope, no loyalty scheme available
26 April 2017|
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Response from Riemert | Reviewed this property |
Don't think so. Check their website.
Sam O
9 January 2017|
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Response from feetfirst | Reviewed this property |
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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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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