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La Lanterna

#32 of 1,891 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 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant. The service was excellent, and had a lovely atmosphere. There was a large group of us and they dealt with us smoothly and efficiently. Ideal for what we wanted as a group, but equally wouldn't hesitate to go as a couple. Highly recommended.

Thank Jamie S
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One member of our group was Italian mad and had pre booked the restaurant for us for dinner. We were not at all disappointed as the service and food was excellent . There is a wide choice on the menu and an excellent wine list . We now all like Italian .

Thank vmpet2
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food...fantastic choice of Italian dishes. Staff very smart and orderly, good choice of beer and wine.

Thank John L
Clydebank, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly i would like to say thank you to the lovely waitering team and chefs for a brilliant experience. This restaurant blows every other Italian restaurant out of the water when it comes to a good quality night and experience, the restaurant is down stairs which i think it makes the atmosphere really cosy, the food was really good and... More 

Thank DeanSCOT
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time visiting for my husbands 40th. Very attentive staff, varied menu and the food didn't disappoint. The staff even put a sparkler in my husbands pudding for his birthday. I would most definitely come back.

Thank Lozza2410
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It would not surprise me if there were more Italian restaurants in Glasgow than in some mid size towns in Italy, so when a Glasgow restaurant wins the Best Italian Restaurant in Scotland award several years in a row it must be pretty special. La Lanterna is. The menu is extensive, which could be a worry but isn't because everything... More 

Thank justpassingthr0ugh66
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and wife have had some great meals here really nice authentic Italian food at a very reasonable price. Friendly staff and good service it is lunch we usually go for and have always been very satisfied 😎

Thank Findofinbar11
Haslingden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice meal here on Friday evening. Both the food and service were ok but probably not to the same exceptional standard of previous visits.

1 Thank nickshaughnessy
Radlett, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hope St is a crowded place on a Friday night. Slightly scary to a non Glaswegian. Descending from the street to a well-lit, thank goodness, pleasant room, I was escorted to my table by the friendly manager. The menu, like many traditional restaurants was enormous but that didn't seem to affect the quality of my meal . So one should... More 

2 Thank feetfirst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for a quality Italian to round off shopping trip and La Lanterna did not disappoint. The unassuming entrance on Hope St gives no clue to the enticing surroundings downstairs. Had a feeling was going to be good. Great attentive staff, did not feel rushed at all. Classic starter of asparagus, smoked ham and cheese sauce was perfectly cooked,... 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?