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.

Starters

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

Piatto Nordico

Finely sliced smoked salmon, smoked tuna & smoked swordfish with lemon dressing

Mains

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

Vitello Saltimbocca

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

Cuore Pepati

Beef fillet mignon served in a green peppercorn, brandy & red wine sauce served with saute potatoes

Desserts

Meringata Tricolore

Freshly made meringues served with sweet strawberries & vanilla ice cream

Torta Diplomatica

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

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.

- The List Eating and Drinking Guide 2017

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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