Lunch Menu 2018

Available from 1st April 2018

2 courses £12.95

3 courses £16.95

The lunch menu is available from Monday – Sunday 12pm-2:30pm.

10% service charge will be added to tables of six 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.

Starters

(V) Zuppa del Giorno

Freshly made soup of the day with crusty bread

(V) Mozzarella in Carozza

Deep fried mozzarella in golden breadcrumbs served with spicy sweet pepper salsa

Pate della Casa

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

Gianchetti Fritti

Crispy fried whitebait served with garlic aioli

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Mains

Lasagna al Forno

Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich bolognese & cheese sauce

(V) Rigatoni Gorgonzola, Brocoli e Noci

Short pasta in a creamy blue cheese sauce with longstem brocoli & roasted nuts

Branzino in Crosta

Fillet of seabass with cherry tomatoes & capers in a white wine sauce served with saute potatoes

Pollo alla Valdostana

Breast of chicken topped with Parma ham & mozzarella in a sage & white wine sauce

Risotto alla Salsiccia

Italian risotto with grilled Tuscan sausage & cherry tomatoes finished with parmesan

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Desserts

Crème Brulee

Tiramisu in Tazza

Nutella & White Chocolate Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake

LOCATION

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

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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