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La Lanterna

11 St. Alkmonds Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1UH, England
+44 1743 233552
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (49 reviews)
“lambs liver” (5 reviews)
“side salad” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
11 St. Alkmonds Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1UH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a repeat visit to this friendly and intimate Italian restaurant, and we've found it to be consistently good. It's situated in the middle of Shrewsbury, but you could easily miss it as it's hidden in the old vestry of St Julian’s Church. The...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellent food and atmosphere. amazing value for money. only seats about 20 so very intimate with a great Italian feel. transports you straight to Italy. you must try it.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice querky restaurant inside with lots of Italian advertisements, nick nacks and cosy seating. We chose main meals, mine chicken cachiatorre and my wife the pork slices. Both were very good indeed with generous portions and served with mixed vegetables cooked just right. House wine...More

Thank eddie846
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to try the lunchtime menu. We both had the pasta with 4 cheese sauce and glass of house white wine which complimented this dish superbly. All for under £10 each. Excellent value..superb taste even though the main chef (Mr Chelsea!) was not there...More

Thank gazman69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in last week (22nd Aug) with my Sister (another birthday lunch) we were so lucky to arrive early had we been half an hr later we would not have got a table as we didn't book , restaurants is small but very comfortable,staff attentive...More

Thank PHolls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant is quirky, intimate & welcoming. The food is well prepared, very fresh & tasty. Service is friendly, maybe a little slow at times due to it being very busy. Still five stars and highly recommended, but do book! There were lots of...More

Thank Alice-Pie
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Was tempted to give it one star just to keep everyone away from it, but of course I couldn’t 😀 Wasn’t sure what to expect when we first went here. Small busy place, but the food is great, service is friendly. I’d class it as...More

1  Thank Bikespace
Reviewed 18 August 2018

A little gem. Little being the operative word as we were so lucky to get a table as we called in as it opened. Advice...you need to book as many were turned away! Staff are pleasant and friendly. What wonderful food they missed. A fairly...More

Thank judo_8
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We saw a signboard for the restaurant in one of the main shopping areas of Shrewsbury, followed the sign up some steps leading to a narrow corridor to a building surrounded by scaffold. Once inside, like many individual Italian restaurants, money spent on decor was...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We visit Shrewsbury on a fairly regular basis and am not sure why we have not visited this quirky restaurant. Nestled away off the beaten track, it is worth seeking out. The inside is very busy with bits and bobs, however that adds to the...More

Thank CheshireDancingqueen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 St. Alkmonds Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1743 233552
  • E-mail
La Lanterna is a small Italian Restaurant situated in Shrewsbury Town centre, in THE OLD VESTRY at the back of St. Julian's Church. It is a very busy restaurant , especially in the evenings and week-ends, so we recommend that you reserve your table in advance.
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