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“This place looks like a dive from the outside, Believe what you see.”

Lantern Lodge & Macaluso's Restaurant
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Description: Macaluso’s Lantern Restaurant and Cocktail Bar has been serving creative, classic Italian cuisine for over 20 years.We’re a destination restaurant located at the front door of the Pocono Mountains, just minutes from historic Jim Thorpe in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. And, we’ve got a cozy hotel right next door.We use fresh market ingredients essential to capturing the authentic taste of traditional Italian dishes. Choice cut meats, fresh seafood, imported cheeses, high quality pastas and seasonal herbs are used in all our entrees.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My wife and I went here hoping for a very good Italian dinner. Service was extremely slow and inattentive. Do not expect anything on the menu other than Italian food. I had the Pork Chops and they were tasteless and dry. My wife had Chicken with Provolone and Prosciutto and she said it was dry and tough. The ambiance was nothing more than a dark long skinny bar. Be aware if you are a soda person that they will charge you 2.75 each time they refill your drink.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

It does not look that much from the outside, once you get in, it's a great surprise, first a stop at the bar, the service A1, the dining room as a classy look, choice of meals is out stading, the service was just as great. If you ever go to Nesquehoning, you have to make a stop. De l'extérieu, ça pourrait sembler ordinaire, mais une fois à l'intérieur , vous aurez une belle surprise. Premier arrêt au " bar " un service et gentillesse impécable, la salle à diner avec son style plustôt conservateur, un choix de repas très intéressant, et le service excellent.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Tucked away in the mountains above Jim Thorpe is Macaluso's. The service is excellent and the food is wonderful. The bar has a very retro (1960'-1970's) feel. The drinks are good and the atmosphere is great. Would highly recommend for a romantic dinner or a business dinner and everything else in between.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship and are always looking for places to eat that is mid point for us. I must say, this place is so cozy but could accommodate larger groups. The service was excellent and did not wait long for the food as it was a Friday.

My GPS took me to the wrong area but they were very helpful with directions. We will definitely come back!!

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

You can be sure that if you choose to dine at Macaluso's you will not be dissapointed. The food is of the highest quality. Choices range from traditional Italian dishes to creative and tasty twists on some of the classics. It is a great place to celebrate any special occasion or to grab a bite and a drink at the bar!!!! I love the lamb, filet and any of the veal dishes!!!!! Also, the gorgonzola salad is fantastic. Finally, the service is always top notch. The servers are professional and skilled and friendly. If you are visiting Jim Thorpe or the Pocono area, this is a must for your travel plans.

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Thank GogogoPa
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