Valentine’s Day 2019
Available 14th February
3 Courses £29.95
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 Vegetable soup served with crusty bread
Arancini di Riso
Duo of fried rice balls filled with spinach & mozzarella in rich Sicilian meat ragu, served with sweet chilli pepper dip
V Bruschette Miste
Three mixed bruschetta; classic tomato & basil, grilled Mediterranean veg, avocado with pesto & cherry tomatoes
V Grigliata di Verdurine con Mozzarella
Grilled courgettes, sweet peppers & green beans in a virgin oil & thyme dressing served with fresh mozzarella
Tagliatelle con Salmone e Granchio
Fresh pasta strips tossed with smoked salmon, fresh crab, white wine, cream & fresh herbs
Gamberoni alla Diavola
Grilled king prawns in lemon & garlic served on crispy toast with a sweet chilli & balsamic reduction
Finely sliced smoked salmon, smoked tuna & smoked swordfish with lemon dressing
Lasagna al Forno
Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich bolognese & cheese sauce
Penne Filetto Salsiccia e Funghi
Pasta with fillet steak, rich Tuscan sausage, wild mushrooms, tomatoes & virgin olive oil
V Ravioli con Peperoni Arrosto e Formaggio
Handmade ravioli filled with roasted peppers & goat’s cheese, tossed with sun-dried tomatoes & basil
Risotto Speck con Pollo e Formaggio
Risotto with roasted Tirolean ham, grilled chicken & pecorino cheese
Tender veal escalopes topped with Parma ham & mozzarella with white wine & sage
Branzino luna di Miele
Grilled fillet of sea bass in herb crust on saute potatoes with cherry tomatoes, lemon & garlic
Coda di Rospo Con Prosciutto
Grilled monkfish medallions wrapped in Parma ham on chilli, lemon & tiger prawn tagliolini
Beef fillet mignon served in a green peppercorn, brandy & red wine sauce served with saute potatoes
Freshly made meringues served with sweet strawberries & vanilla ice cream
Layered sweet pastry with Sicilian sponge finished with sweet crème patissiere
Cuore San Valentino
Heart-shaped orange sponge with chocolate fondant centre
Dessert platter to share including:
Crème brûlée, caramel cheesecake, tiramisu & honeycomb ice cream
La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road
T: 0141 334 0686
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