Christmas Early Menu

Monday to Thursday, 12pm-6pm

2 Courses £17.95 

3 courses £ 22.95

Friday & Saturday

2 Courses £20.95

3 Courses £25.95

10% service charge on tables of 6 or more



JANUARY 1ST  2017   and  JANUARY 2ND 2017

Christmas Bookings Terms and Conditions.

All bookings are provisional until confirmed in writing or via email, provisional bookings are held for a maximum of 7 days.

All tables of 5 or more persons must pay a £10 per head NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.

Only the deposit for those attending will be deducted from the final bill.

For group bookings for lunch and early evening the maximum time allowed for reservations is 2hrs 30 mins .

Customers reserving tables from onwards in the month of December on the ala carte or Christmas menu may stay as long as they wish.

For ALL tables of 8 or more we require the food preordered a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

All credit cards are accepted and payments can be made in person or over the telephone.

All prices are inclusive of vat as per the menu and a 10% service charge is added to the final bill on tables of 6 or more

Should you suffer from any specific food allergies, please inform your server when ordering so that we can ensure your safety. Regrettably, we cannot guarantee that our kitchen will be free of nut or peanut traces.
Gluten-free pasta is available upon request and we are happy to accommodate any specific dietary requirement.


(V) Minestrone alla Genovese

Traditional Italian soup

(V) Insalata di Bufalo 

Vine tomatoes served with fresh basil & buffalo mozzarella with virgin olive oil

Pate della Casa

Smooth chicken liver pate served with sweet onion compote & toasted bread

(V) Quadroni al Formaggio

Large ravioli filled with mixed cheeses & fresh herbs in a butter sage & cream sauce

Affettato Misto

Mixed Italian ham & salami served with mixed leaves & balsamic dressing 



Lasagna al Forno

Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich Bolognese & cheese sauece

Canelloni alla Sorrentina 

Crepes filled with Italian mincemeat, fresh herbs & spinach in a cheese & tomato sauce

Risotto Salsiccia e Pomodori 

Italian risotto with rich Tuscan sausage, sunblush tomatoes & parmesan

Arrosto di Tacchino

Roasted turkey in a herb gravy with traditional trimmings

Orata con Pancetta e Pomodorini 

Roasted turkey in a herb gravy with traditional trimmings

Orato con Pancetta e Pomodorini

Sea bream in a herb crust topped with cherry tomatoes & lemon grass, serves with saute potatoes 

(V) Fettucine Liguriana 

Fresh fettucine pasta with asparagus, stem brocolli, cream & paremesan 



Tiramisu Lanterna

Fresh strawberry cheesecake 

Christmas pudding 

Creme brulee 


La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HH
T: 0141 334 0686

La Lanterna City Centre
35 Hope St, Glasgow, G2 6AE
T: 0141 221 9160


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