La Lanterna Restaurant Awards

A Collection of the Awards Collected by our Restaurants and Team

 

La Lanterna Glasgow City Centre Awards

Best Restaurant in Scotland

2017

Winner of Bookatable’s Best Restaurant in Scotland Award

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2017

Received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017 after receiving consistently exceptional reviews throughout the year.

The List Eating & Drinking Guide Hitlisted Restaurant

2017

La Lanterna City Centre received a ‘Hitlisted’ accolade in the 2017/18 Eating & Drinking Guide, signalling the restaurant as one of the best of its kind.

Best Restaurant

2016

Winner of Best Restaurant at the 2016 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Wine List

2016

Winner of Best Wine List at the 2016 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Team, Runner-up

2016

Winner of the runner-up Best Team Award 2016 Scottish Italian Awards

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2016

Received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 after receiving consistently exceptional reviews throughout the year.

Best in Scotland

2016

La Lanterna City Centre features in Peter Irvine’s 12th edition of Scotland the Best – the renowned definitive guide to Scotland that has been trusted for over 20 years. La Lanterna received a ‘Highly Recommended; accreditation, placing the restaurant in the ‘Among the Best in Scotland’ category.

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2015

Received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 after receiving consistently exceptional reviews throughout the year.

Best Restaurant

2015

Winner of Best Restaurant at the 2015 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Team

2015

Winner of the Best Team 2015 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Wine List, Runner-up

2015

Winner of the runner-up Best Wine List award at the 2015 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Team

2014

Winner of the Best Team 2014 Scottish Italian Awards

Best Restaurant

2014

Winner of Best Restaurant at the 2014 Scottish Italian Awards

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2014

Received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 for achieving outstanding traveller reviews on the world’s largest travel site.

Best Chef

2013

La Lanterna’s Head Chef, Luca Conreno, was presented with the Best Chef award at the Scottish Italian Awards 2013

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2013

La Lanterna City Centre received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 after receiving consistently strong positive reviews throughout the year.

Best Italian in Scotland

2013

At the 2013 Scottish Entertainment Awards, La Lanterna was named the Best Italian Restaurant in Scotland.

Best Italian

2012

La Lanterna City Centre was recognised at the Glasgow Restaurant Awards 2012 as the Best Italian Restaurant in Glasgow.

La Lanterna Glasgow West End Awards

Coming Soon
2018
Coming Soon
2018

LOCATIONS

La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH
T: 0141 334 0686
lalanternawestend@btconnect.com

La Lanterna City Centre
35 Hope St, Glasgow, G2 6AE
T: 0141 221 9160
lalanterna@btconnect.com

FOOD SERVED

Sun-Thurs:
12 noon - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday:
12 noon - 10pm

 

Among the best risottos you’ll try in Glasgow

Hidden in plain sight on one of Glasgow’s busiest streets, many would walk past this Italian institution situated right opposite Central Station. The warm and unpretentious setting, together with a few glamorous touches, invites diners to indulge themselves, and with the arrival of the table nibbles you know you’re in good hands – the house-made focaccia is so moreish it would satisfy as a starter by itself. Aged prosciutto and ‘seasonal fruit’ is beautifully presented as a parcel of the freshest mixed berries, rich in colour, enveloped in a bed of the finest, thickly sliced prosciutto ham. It’s a simple but mouthwateringly sweet and salty delight – testament to the quality of their ingredients. Risotto mari e monti is among the best risottos you’ll try in Glasgow. A 50-50 ratio of rice to seafood is skilfully combined so all the textures are spot on, with enormous prawns, just pink, and generous chunks of monkfish coated in silky, al dente arborio rice, which is equally delicious (with stock tasting like the kitchen are making use of the prawn shells). Despite the portion being generous, you’ll be sorry to take the last mouthful.

- The List Eating and Drinking Guide 2017

Top 10 Newest Glasgow Restaurants 

La Lanterna’s Á la carte menu is extensive. Be prepared to pour over the menu for ages, deciding what you’ll have. Phill chose the Calamari to start and this was served with garlic mayonnaise and a leafy salad. I opted for the soup of the day which was roast tomato and pepper. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our starters and we didn’t have to wait long for them to be brought out. I deliberately went for something light and I liked that the soup was textured and looked suitably rustic.

Phill ordered the veal ravioli for his main course whilst I had the pancetta risotto. Phill’s veal and ravioli was cooked to perfection and he loved the wild mushroom sauce. My risotto was delicious, with plenty of ham, pea and mushroom throughout.

As we perused the dessert menu Phill finished the last of his red wine which the restaurant manager selected especially for him. Phill loved the taste so much he asked for the name of it to be written down. It was called Gran Maestro Puglia and the waiter who poured the wine explained in detail about its taste and how it was from his region of Italy. A nice touch.

Phill ordered the chocolate torte and I the tiramisu. The tiramisu is a La Lanterna staple and the recipe is 39 years old. It was beautifully creamy. La Lanterna is a homely feeling restaurant, they serve well-cooked, fuss-free Italian food.

- Ruth, Willow Lane Blog