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La Lanterna

#32 of 1,925 Restaurants in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
City Centre
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35 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 6AE, Scotland
+44 141 221 9160
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my wife for a meal and it was to die for. From the start we both had a warm greetings down to the service. The staff were polite. Our food was top class. Thanks guys we loved it.

Thank Richard E
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 18.30 as taking my grand daughter to kings theatre for Ben and Hollie , we were told at time of booking table would need to be vacated at 20.15 , that was fine by myself two daughters and grand daughter . We got there a little early but did get our table at 18.20 . This... More 

Thank gayniewaynie
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Get past the unassuming frontage and down the stairs and a real treat awaits. Great choice with some unusual dishes, excellent food, attentive service and all in a traditionally Italian styled environment. Really busy so you need to book. My only complaint is that the restaurant was incredibly cold. Yes it was February and freezing outside but the draught was... More 

Thank serwms
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch. 4adults + 2 children We descended a bright stairway into the restaurant. It was virtually full. A good sign. We were greeted by the smiling head waiter, and led to our table already set. Drinks were ordered and then the menu consulted. I remember I had lemon sole. Can't recall what others had but all were happy... More 

Thank MDG121
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant food and superb service. Very friendly staff, who were all helpful. Went to watch Rugby match and stopped to have some lunch. Great tasting food and cannot praise the staff highly enough. They got it just right and they do not rush up to ask you mid-mouthful if the food is ok as they know it is....

Thank Isabelle2812
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the place because of good reviews I had read; according to my experience is overestimated. The interior style is nice but the food not what I expected. The famous ravioli was my starter which was really tasty, however my veal and my friend's meal (I don't remember the starter but the main was penne with sausage) weren't anything... More 

Thank mariadam1987
Prestwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited restaurant Saturday evening for a pre theatre meal with my family. Excellent value at £14.95 for 2 courses which were delicious. Service was very good. Just be warned to study the wine menu before ordering and don't give in to the continual offer of garlic bread. Restaurant was busy so I reckon pre booking is a must!

Thank Isobel B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday night has fixed price menu which represents excellent value. Extensive range of choices for each course. Staff friendly and efficient. Busy on every occasion we have visited and deservedly so. One slight problem with a starter was quickly dealt with. No hesitation in recommending.

Thank Tom45490
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to trains buses and taxis. Excellent food and service. Decor is like stepping back in time to old Italy. Good pre theatre menu.

Thank CarlyBilly
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant just before Christmas and to be honest the food is as far from high quality Italian as I can imagine. I have had Scampi Provencale in many restaurants and it has never tasted as fishy as it did here which means poor quality products and the pate starter was bland and more like shop bought.... 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
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?