Pre Theatre 2022
2 courses £17.95
3 courses £22.95
Pre Theatre available Mon-Fri, 3.00pm to 6.00pm
Max table time of 2 hours
10% service charge will be added to tables of eight 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.
V Zuppa del Giorno
Freshly made soup of the day with crusty bread
V Insalata Caprino
Mixed leaves with grilled goat’s cheese & sweet balsamic onions
V Zucchine Fritte
Crispy fried courgette served with Garlic aioli
V Arancine Siciliana
Crispy fried rice balls in breadcrumbs with roasted pepper & mozzarella served with spicy salsa brava
V Bruchette Miste
Mixed Bruschetta topped with marinated tomatoes, sweet roasted peppers & avocado & cherry tomato
Lasagna al Forno (veg option available)
Traditional homemade lasagne with a rich bolognese & cheese sauce
V Risotto Asparagi Broccoli e Pesto
Italian risotto with stem broccoli, asparagus spears & basil pesto
Mezze Maniche al Ragu
Short pasta with slow cooked Neapolitan beef with tomato & herb sauce
Pollo alla Milanese
Chicken fried in crispy breadcrumb served with spaghetti Napoli
V Gnocchi Funghi e Fonduta
Potato dumplings with mixed wild mushrooms with melted taleggio cheese sauce
La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road
T: 0141 334 0686
12 noon - 10:30pm
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