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Lanterna Blu

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Via Scarincio 32 | Alla Marina di Porto Maurizio, 18100, Imperia, Italy
+39 0183 63859
20:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 20:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this restaurant when on a weekend trip to the coast and loved every second of our experience there. The chef (Massimo) is a wonderful man, very accommodating and friendly (and also speaks perfect English). The food was to die for - three courses of mouth watering deliciousness. The piano room was lovely, and we even had a... More 

Thank Alisongate
Milan, Italy
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227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time having dinner at lanterna blu. The location is very convenient and romantic with the Porto Maurizio in front of the dining room. The restaurant itself is very clean and nicely decorated it looks to be in an art gallery and you magically feel at your own home. The food is "dreamfood". We had only fish... More 

Thank bighino1173
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a couple of years we visited Lanterna Blu again for a family lunch on Easter sunday. We spent a great afternoon in this beautiful place and were really spoiled by Massimo the owner and his friendly staff. The menu served included several starters (tuna tartar, raw marinated prawns, fried calamari and a delicate pulpo potato salad) followed by a... More 

Thank Nikolaj D
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm been in this restaurant few months ago. The place was very cosy and elegant. The paintings and the piano room, in which me and my partner had a very raffinated apertive, was amazing. Our dinner was incredibly delicious. That Lobster...such a Dream! <3 Massimo,the chef, and the lady who assisted us were very knowledgeable, friendly and gentle.

Thank Parvati Chandra M
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Came after the kitchen had closed for the evening but Massimo kindly offered to make a few simple dishes. If this was what he calls small simple dishes i would love to stay more days to taste the rest, and i think that for the love of his cooking and job he could not help himself to do it perfect... More 

Thank Steen C
Imperia, Italy
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Over many years, decades in fact, this keeps one of the best in the region. Massimo is keeping a very high level for this very pleasant restaurant. In winter you can start with a glass of sparkling wine in front of the fireplace. When it is time for food, I usually don't care about choices and menus; Massimo makes the... More 

Thank mrai_1
Imperia, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The rooms are beautiful and very cosy. The atmosphere is very relaxed and quite. We really apreciated that it was extremely easy to talk to each other compared to most other restaurants. The service was very friendly and the owner which is also the chef, speeks very good english/german and french!. We ordered a testning menu with five dishes but... More 

Thank Nina H
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

When you go to this restaurant you just have the set menu and you don't know what you are getting until you arrive which is fine for us and we enjoy dining like this. The restaurant is really quirky and we sat in the conservatory bit at the front which overlooks the harbour. We had carpaccio of octopus which was... More 

Thank Stacey N
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had an awful experience in this restaurant. Very bad service and rude employees. The food is just average. We complained to the owner, and he said: "if you don't like it, never come back". Very "customer oriented" approach. Really, people, never come back and never go to this place.

3 Thank Katrin_Z
massimo f, Proprietario at Lanterna Blu, responded to this review

CUSTOMER ORIENTATION. Lanterna Blu is our family business since 1952, and if we have collected more than 450 reviews in 12 different languages, there must be a reason....but amongst those there are few like yours, wich I consider "selections mistakes": allow people like you to sit at my table IS ALWAYS A MISTAKE. Not necessary to mention the fact that... More 

Torino, Italy
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really disappointing experience. Food was less than average quality. It was cantina range! The antipasti was average, then came the primo with a poor little lobster swimming in full plate of spaghetti and ending the diner with fried calamari as main course is very disappointed! We excepted fresh fish and sea food as shown in his advertising. The dessert was... More 

4 Thank faraRandria
massimo f, Proprietario at Lanterna Blu, responded to this review

...Remembering the sadness of your evening and husband as well in such unhappy situation, I strictly suggest you to change either life attitude or Country, or you will never be happy....and spread your sadness allover the Planet. And when u cannot afford things in life just avoid them, instead of forcing your nature and than just complian. It will helps... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$76
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Scarincio 32 | Alla Marina di Porto Maurizio, 18100, Imperia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Imperia
  • Phone Number: +39 0183 63859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?