Christmas Early Menu 2019

From 1st December

12-6pm daily


2 courses £17.95, 3 courses £22.95

Fri – Sun

2 courses £20.95, 3 courses £25.95

10% service charge added to 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.





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


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 7pm onwards in the month of December on the A La 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


V  Minestrone alla Genovese

 Traditional Italian vegetable soup served with crusty bread

V  Crostino ai Funghi e Fonduta

Crusty Italian bread with mixed mushrooms & fresh herbs, topped with cheese sauce

Pate della Casa

Smooth chicken liver pate with toast & sweet caramelised red onions

V Bruschetta Caprese

Crusty bread topped with marinated tomatoes & basil in virgin oil with fresh mozzarella

Arancini di Riso

Mixed fried rice balls filled with spinach, mozzarella & beef Ragu with sweet pepper dip



Lasagna al Forno  (V option)

Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich Bolognese & cheese sauce

Risotto Pollo e Piselli e Pancetta (V option)

Risotto with chicken breast, smoked bacon & peas, finished with parmesan shavings

Arrosto di Tacchino

Roasted turkey in a herb gravy with traditional trimmings

Branzino con Pancetta e Pomodorini         

Sea bass with lemon & butter topped with fried courgette, Parma ham & served with saute potatoes

Veal Milanese & Pasta                

Pan fried escalope of veal in bread crumbs served with spaghetti Napoli

Penne Norcina

Short penne pasta with rich Tuscan sausage, garlic, sun blush tomatoes & fresh herbs

V  Ravioli Pepperoni

Our ravioli filled with roasted peppers & goats cheese in a sun-dried tomato & basil sauce



Nutella Torte                                   

Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake

Christmas Pudding

Crème Brulee 



La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road
G12 8HH
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