Monday to Sunday, available from 3pm
3 courses £ 30
10% service charge on tables of 6 or more
WE ARE CLOSED
25th DECEMBER, 26th DECEMBER
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 7.pm 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 with pasta and borlotti beans
Gamberoni alla Diavola
Grilled king prawns with chilli & sweet lemon on crusty Italian bread
Smoked salmon with marinated tuna & swordfish serve with tiger prawn salad
(V) Crostina Risticana
Crusty Italian bread with sweet roasted peppers & grilled goat’s cheese with a balsamic glaze
Mixed Italian hams & salamis served with fresh mozzarella & mixed olives
Lasagna al Forno
Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich Bolognese & cheese sauece
Risotto Mare Monti
Risotto with monkfish medallions & king prawns with courgettes & red onions
(V) Ravioli Pepperoni e Formaggio
Roasted pepper & goat’s cheese-filled ravioli in a sauce of sun-dried tomatoes & fresh basil
Arrosto di Tacchino
Roasted turkey in a herb gravy with traditional trimmings
Branzino Gameretti e Pomodorini
Fillets of sea bream with tiget prawns, cherry tomatoes & saute potatoes
Saltimbocca alla Romana
Veal escalopes topped with Parma ham & mozzarella with white wine and herbs
Fettucine con Pollo
Fresh fettucine with grilled chicken asparagus, sunblush tomatoes, cream & parmesan
Meringue with honeycomb, ice cream & strawberries
Nutella & white chocolate mousse
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.
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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