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La Lanterna

35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
+44 141 221 9160
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (61 reviews)
“minestrone” (21 reviews)
“garlic bread” (25 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 via mobile

First visit and I initially planned on the lunch menu but being a very fussy eater nothing really reached out to me so my wife and I went for the main al a carte menu and what a choice. Food was fresh, tasty and reasonably...More

Thank angusmack66
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Welcoming staff , beautiful Italian food and great service, need I say anymore. Definitely book in advance so your not disappointed. Definitely returning.

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We tried this little place as we heard it was good but we were sadly disappointed, the place was freezing i ordered a steak that was supposed to be medium rare but was so rare it was practically mooing. Food not that hot. Sad days....More

Thank awith492
Reviewed 4 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 5 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 5 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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