Wine List

All wines are subject to vintage changes

 

 

 

FRIULI–VENEZIA-GIULIA | whites

 

Friuli is one of the most important areas for white wines in Italy.

 

 The vineyards are planted mainly on poor glacial soils that force the vines to dig deep for nutrients. The resulting wines are complex, intense and fine.

 

2017

Sauvignon Blanc DOP, Ponte del Diavolo (12.5%).

Commended at Sommelier Wine Awards 2017.

AROMATIC

LIGHT

   24.95

 

2017

Pinot Grigio DOP, Ponte del Diavolo (12.5%)

Lively, freshly cut pear and baked bread character with a touch of sherbet and a nutty note.

LIGHT

ELEGANT

24.95

2016

Friuliano DOC, Livio Felluga (13.5%)

Lime, apple and thyme, with hints of orange blossom, ginger, sage, walnut. and mineral notes.

ELEGANT

MINERAL NOTES

45.95

2016

Terre Alte DOC, Livio Felluga (13.5%)

(Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc)

FULL, ELEGANT

INTENSE

75.00

2016

Sauvignon Blanc, Vie di Romans (13.5)

FRESH, ELEGANT, OAKY

49.50

 

 

 

PIEMONTE & LOMBARDIA | whites

 

There are diverse wines on offer here with aromatic styles from the mountainous areas of Piemonte and long, minerally almost Chablis-like Gavi which nods towards the Genovese coast.

 

2016

Chardonnay Curtefranca, Bellavista (13.5%)

(Vitigno Innominabile)

RICH, ELEGANT

OAKY

54.50

2016

2016

Gavi di Gavi DOC, La Minaia (12.5%)

(Cortese)

Lugana DOC, Ca’ Maiol (13%)

(Trebbiano di Lugana)

Fresh and soft with light fruity aromas with a salty ending

     DRY, ELEGANT

SMOOTH, ELEGANT

34.95

36.50

 

 

 

SICILY & SARDEGNA | whites

 

 Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and blessed with consistent sunshine and moderate winter rainfall, ideally suited to wine-growing. 

 

 Sardinia remains stoically unaffected and has retained its own cuisine and own distinctive culture. Lovely wines are made in the region such as Vermentino.

 

2017

Grillo DOC, Donnafugata, (13%)

Notes of stone fruit, especially peach, combined wild flowers.

    AROMATIC, RICH

      29.95

2016

Vermentino DOC, Mesa (13%)

    DRY, DELICATE

27.95

2016

 

Vigna di Gabri DOC, Donnafugata, (13%)

(Ansonica, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc)

White peach with a citrus note of grapefruit and floral notes

CRISP, MINERAL, AROMATIC

45.00

 

 

 

CAMPANIA & PUGLIA | whites

 

 Campania with its volcanic soils and maritime climate produces wines with aromatic power. The Puglian wine has blossoming aromas. It’s a blend of grapes native to this part of Italy with evocative names such as Fiano and Greco. 

 

2017

Fiano IGT, A Mano (13%)

(Fiano Minutolo, Greco)

Aromas of white peaches, ripe pears, nectarines and a touch of jasmine

FULL, RICH

AROMATIC

26.50

2017

Falanghina IGT, Vesevo (13%)

Perfumes of white flowers and white melon with mineral notes with a touch of honey.

ELEGANT

FRUITY, RICH

28.95

 

 

 

 VENETO | whites

 

 The most famous white wine of this region is Soave, which can be one of the most complex and long-lived white wines.

 

2016

Soave Sereole DOC, Bertani (13%)

(Garganega)

FULL, RICH

29.95

 

 

 

 MARCHE | whites

 

 The Marche region on the eastern coast has been known as the home of the “Amphora” shaped Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, and many producers have made it into a versatile modern classic.

 

2017

Verdicchio, Fazi Battiglia (12%)

DRY, FRUITY

24.95

 

 

 

 TOSCANA | whites

 

 Tuscany is one of the regions that has experimented most with French white varietals which is why there are two stunning Burgundian Chardonnays in this section.

 

2015

Cervaro della Sala IGT, Antinori (12.5%)

(Chardonnay/Greghetto)

FULL, RICH, DRY

75.00

 

TOSCANA | SUPER TUSCAN | rosés

 

“Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah

 

2018

Cabernet Franc – Merlot, Bohlgeri Rosato, Poggio al Tesoro (13%)

Perfume of fragrant spices and woodland berries. Its aroma blends well with its crisp flavour and easy-drinking style.

CRISP, RICH, FRUITY

35.95

 

 

 

 

PUGLIA & VENETO | rosés

 

The wines from Puglia are made in the hands of winemakers such as, A Mano’s Mark Shannon Wines, which have all the flavours and power of the hot south, but well-balanced and fresh. 

 

The Veneto is the leading Italian region in terms of DOC production and makes a vast array of wines from its plains and hills, both steep and gentle.

 

2017

Primitivo Rosato IGT, A Mano (12%)

(Primitivo, Aleatico)

Bright pink in colour with a lively, youthful perfume of ripe strawberries and a touch of fresh mint.

ELEGANT, FRUITY

23.95

2017

Bertarose IGT, Bertani (12%)

(Molinara/Merlot)

SMOOTH, DRY

25.95

 

 

 

PUGLIA & ABRUZZO | reds

 

 The rustic and hearty Negroamaro. Try also the spicy Nero di Troia with its dark inky colour, & the intensely perfumed Montepulciano.

 

 

2017

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Gran Sasso (13.5%)

INTENSE, FRUITY

22.95

2016

 

Nero di Troia IGP Canace, Diomede (13.5%)

Aromas of cocoa, spices, liquorice, coffee and

raspberry fruits.

POWERFUL, FRUITY

 

39.95

 

 

 

 

SICILY & SARDEGNA | reds

 

These regions offer a huge variety of flavours and grape varieties with some of the most ancient and the most unique grape varieties to try.

 

2017

Nero D’Avola DOC, Sherazade Donnafugata (13.5%)

ELEGANT, FRUITY

29.95

2016

 

Timperosse IGT, Mandrarossa (13.5%)

(Petit Verdot, Syrah)

MEDIUM, FRUITY

 

31.95

 

2014

 

Cannonau, Mesa (14.5%)

RICH, ELEGANT

 

27.95

 

2016

 

Carignano Isola dei Nuraghi, Mesa  (14.5%)

 

FRUIT, MINERAL

 

38.95

 

2015

 

Mille e una Notte, Donnafugata (14%)

(Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Petit Verdot)

RICH, FULL BODIED

ELEGANT

95.00

 

 

 

VENETO | reds

 

This is the beautiful region of hillsides and valleys dotted with almond and cherry trees and home of the juicy, utterly drinkable Valpolicella, and intensely rich and powerful Amarone.

 

 

2017

Valpolicella, Allegrini (13%)

(Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara)

FRUITY, SMOOTH

FRESH

 

26.95

2014

Palazzo della Torre, IGT Allegrini (13.5%)

One of the wines that has made Allegrini world-renowned; velvety with ripe, juicy dark fruit, silky tannins.

ELEGANT, INTENSE

 

45.00

 

2015

 

Ripasso Superiore DOC, Bertani (13.5%)

(Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara)

RICH, FRUITY

 

39.95

 

 

 

VENETO | Amarone Classico della Valpolicella

 

The Amarone Classico is the result of a meticulous selection of only the highest quality grapes and a very rigorous drying process.

 

 

2014

 

Amarone DOCG, Alpha Zeta (15%)

(Corvina, Rondinella, Cabernet Sauvignon)

A rich modern Amarone, a fusion of concentrated fruit and fine toasty oak that enhances a traditional style of wine

RICH, FULL, SMOOTH

 

49.95

 

2014

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, Allegrini (15.5%)

(Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta)

 

RICH, FULL

POWERFUL

99.00

 

 

PIEMONTE | reds

 

Piemonte is home of the noble grape Nebbiolo, which makes both Nebbiolo and Barbera.

 

2016

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, G.D. Vajra (14%)

Elegant with herbaceous notes and perfumes of roses and red berries complemented by silky tannins and delicate acidity.

ELEGANT, RICH, SMOOTH

 

39.95

 

2013

 

Barbera, Raimonda DOC, Fontanafredda (13.5%)

 

FRUITY, SMOOTH

 

36.95

 

 

 

PIEMONTE | Barolo

 

Barolo is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to Italian reds, Barolo wines must be solely composed of Nebbiolo, no exceptions. The wines are rich and full-bodied, with a strong presence of acidity and tannins.

 

2013

Barolo DOCG, Massolino (13.5%)

 

ELEGANT, RICH

 

55.00

2011

Barolo, Vigna La Rosa DOCG, Fontafredda (14%)

RICH, ELEGANT

 

75.00

 

 

 

TOSCANA | reds

 

This is the domain of the Sangiovese grape which can range in profile from forward, juicy red fruits in young Chianti, through to brooding, structured wines with Morello cherry and spice in powerful Brunello di Montalcino.

 

2016

 

Chianti Rufina DOCG, Selvapiana (13.5%)

(Sangiovese, Canaiolo)

It is ripe and juicy but still fine and elegant.

FULL, SMOOTH

29.95

2015

 

Chianti Rufina Riserva, Selvapiana (14.5)

POWERFUL

 

47.50

 

2012

 

 

2012

 

Flacianello IGT, Fontodi (14.5%)

(100% Sangiovese)

Ripe fruit and the well-balanced structure Cepparello, as well as elegant, soft tannins and a persistent finish.

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Fattoria di Barbi (14.5%)

FULL, RICH

 

 

RICH, SMOOTH

 

 

115.00

 

 

69.50

 

 

TOSCANA | Super Tuscan

 

“Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.

 

 

2014

 

Il Seggio Bolgheri DOC, Poggio al Tesoro (14%)

(Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot)

Red berry and cassis aromas with mineral and spicy notes

MEDIUM, SMOOTH

ELEGANT

49.00

2009

 

Syrah “Case Via” IGT, Fontodi (14%)

(Syrah)

Concentrated aromas of cherry, dark plums and a touch of spice

FULL, RICH, LONG

 

55.00

 

2015

 

Hebo DOCG, Petra (14%)

(Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot)

The wine has excellent balance and length with a tangy finish of blackberry and dried fruit.

FRUITY, SMOOTH, RICH

39.00

 

2015

Tignanello, Antinori (14%)

SMOOTH, RICH

135.00

 

 

SPARKLING WINES | Franciacorta

 

The most important Italian production area of ​​the traditional method.

 

 

 

NV

Franciacorta Vittorio Moretti DOCG, Bellavista (12.5%)

(Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)

Perfumes of white stone fruit, flower honey and candied citrus fruit. Vittorio Moretti is release 7 years after the harvest.

ELEGANT, SMOOTH

 

145.00

2013

Franciacorta Saten Brut Vintage DOCG, Bellavista (12.5%)

(Chardonnay)

Freshness and balance emphasise the quality of the fruit

    FINE, ELEGANT

69.00

2013

Franciacorta Rose Brut Vintage DOCG, Bellavista (12.5%)

(Chardonnay, Pinot Noir)

Elegant background of blackcurrant and almond flavours.

   DRY, ELEGANT

72.00

 

 

SPARKLING WINES | Champagne

 

 

 

La Cuvee,Laurent Perrier (12.5%

55.00

 

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé (12%)

85.00

 

 

DESSERT WINES

 

Santo Spirito IGT, Frescobaldi (16.5%)

Tasting Notes go here

5.95 (glass)

Vin Santo del Chianti DOC, Barbi (15.5%)

6.95 (glass)

 

 

DESSERT COCKTAILS

 

“Espresso Martini”, Vanilla Vodka, Frangelico, Kalhua, Espresso, Vanilla

 

6.95

“Lychee Lovin”, Vodka, Lychee Liquer, Elderflower, Grapefruit, Lime, Sugar

 

6.95

 

 

LIQUEUR COFFEES

 

 

“Calypso Coffee”, Coffee, Cream, Tia Maria

 

4.95

“Irish Coffee”, Coffee, Cream, Irish Whiskey

 

4.95

“Royal Coffee”, Coffee, Cream, Brandy

 

4.95

“Gaelic Coffee”, Coffee, Cream, Scotch Whiskey

 

4.95

 

DrinksList

 

LIQUER

Amaretto

Sambuca

Sambuca Café’

Frangelico

Aurum

Limoncello

Strega

Tia Maria

Grand Marnier

Bayleys

Drambuie

Cointreau

Benedectine

Glayva

Vecchia Romagna

Courvousier

Remy Martin

 

 

  3.25

3.25

3.25

3.25

3.25

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.90

 

MALT WHISKY

 

Glenmorangie

Glenlivet

Macallan

Laphroaig

Bowmore

Highland Park

Laguvullin

 

             3.25

             3.50

             3.90

             3.90

             3.90

             3.90

             4.25

 

GRAPPA

Grappa Nonino, Chardonnay Lo Barrique

Le Dic’otto Lune Marzadro

La Trentina Morbida

Le Giare Amarone

 

             3.95

             3.95

             3.95

             4.25

SPIRITS

Smirnoff Vodka

Grey Goose

Gordon’s Gin

Bombay Sapphire

Tanquerey

Hendricks

Famous Grouse

Bells

Bacardi

Captain Morgan’s Dark Spiced Rum

Southern Comfort

Jack Daniels

Canadian Club

Peach Schnapps

Midori

Malibu

Bottled Mixers

APERITIF & DIGESTIF

Sherry

Port

Campari

Aperol

Martini

Amaro Montenegro

Amaro Averna

 

             2.95

             2.95

             2.95

             2.95

             2.95

             3.25

             3.50

ITALIAN ARTISAN BEERS

Moretti 33cl No Alcohol

Moretti Siciliana 5.8% 50cl

Moretti Toscana 5.5% 50cl

 

             3.95

             3.95

             3.95

 

MINERAL WATER

San Pellegrino 75cl

San Pellegrino 50cl

Acqua Panna 75cl

Acqua Panna 50cl

 

             3.95

             2.95

             3.95

             2.95

SOFT DRINKS

Aranciata San Pellegrino

Limonata San Pellegrino

Sprite

Coca Cola

Diet Cola

Irn Bru / Diet Irn Bru

Appletizer

Fresh Orange

Pineapple Juice

Apple Juice

Cranberry Juice

Tomato Juice

 

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.25

             2.25

             2.25

             2.25

             2.25

 

 

             2.50

             3.50

             2.50

             3.50

             2.95

             3.25

             3.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.50

             2.95

             2.95

             2.95

             2.95

             2.50

             2.50

             0.95

 

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

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