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Lanterna Blu


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Historic restaurant recently renovated. The restaurant Lanterna Blu offers tasting menu. A table reservation is obligatory, so you need to book in advance. No credit card payments accepted.
US$56 - US$79
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

I am coming in this restaurant since years now. Never happen in all this time to be not fully satisfied! The ambient is so charming, the food and the wine are simply incomparable and Massimo, the owner, is not just a perfect host but the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank DrShiver
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Long ago, people interested in really good dining might wait patiently for the annual verdict from some Restaurant Guide. Today, everyone with a cell phone thinks they are an expert and arbiter of good taste. They might start by looking at a "ten best list"...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Tasting great food and sipping amazing wines it's not all you can find in this charming, full of history and cozy establishment. Massimo and his team are the plus for an unforgettable evening, especially for celebrating important moments in life. Not to be missed, must...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sofyachting
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited with my family and had high expectations given the many positive reviews. The experience was however less than the sum of its parts. Whilst there was little wrong with the food it was nothing special. A set menu of fried calamari to start cheese...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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massimo f, Propriétaire at Lanterna Blu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

At my question if you all had any food allergies or intollerances, you answer with a noisy spamming in your belly: " look at me: do I look like?" This is also neither fine introducing nor very special. Looking at your reviews, you are certainly...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

How many times have we gone into fine dining restaurants and were intimidated or overwhelmed by the number choices on the menu? Here's the genius of Massimo, proprietor and maestro chef of Lanterna Blu. He makes fine dining made EASY.... You have to answer two...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Maria R
Reviewed 28 April 2018

For years, my firends have been singing the praises of Imperia and I've been wondering what all the fuss is about. Recently, I spent 5 days in Imperia, the highlight of which was not one but two visits to Lanterna Blu. We arrived in Imperia...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 23 March 2018

The weather forecast was not good - wet, cold and grey - but my friends and I were dreaming of Lanterna Blu so we got on a plane and we came. The huge, roaring log fire, glowing candlelight, the warmest of welcomes, and the main...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank jillyb930
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Although I have eaten here several times (in fact, it's my main reason for revisiting Imperia), I had never been in cold(ish) weather. The crackling log fire and beautiful music helped set the scene, especially accompanied by a botttle of the fairly local Dolcetto d'Alba...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dcolins
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Very open and welcoming, make you feel like part of the family. Very traditional Italian food done to perfection. Amazing ambiance would 100% recommended visiting. See you next time !

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Joe F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The weather was somber and we were on the other side of town: the taxi ride was noisy and squished so we were looking for culinary salvation to ease our discomfort. And the Lanterna Blu does it in spades. The set menu is not really...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Val P
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