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All wines subject to vintage changes

PUGLIA & ABRUZZO | reds

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

 

“I drink wine when I win, to celebrate and I drink wine when I lose to console myself.”

     

Bottle

2017

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Gran Sasso (13.5%)

INTENSE, FRUITY 22.95

2017

Negroamaro IGP, I Muri Vigneti del Salento (13.5%)

MEDIUM, FRUITY 24.95

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.

 

“In wine there is truth.”

     

Bottle

2016

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

ELEGANT, FRUITY 27.95

2016

Timperosse IGT, Mandrarossa (13.5%)

(Petit Verdot, Syrah)

MEDIUM, FRUITY 31.95

2014

Cannonau, Messa (14.5%)

RICH, ELEGANT 26.95

2016

Carignano Isola dei Nuraghi, Mesa (14.5%)

FRUIT, MINERAL 34.95

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.

 

“The unexpressed love is like wine kept in the bottle: no quenches thirst.”

 

Bottle

2017

Valpolicella, Allegrini (13%)

(Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara)

FRUITY, SMOOTH, FRESH 26.95

2014

Palazzo della Torre, 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, 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.

     

Bottle

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)

The wine has an imposing structure and depth, in its aromas of mature fruit and spice

RICH, FULL, POWERFUL 95.00

PIEMONTE | reds

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

 

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilisation and the art of living.”

     

Bottle

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 38.95

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.

 

     

Bottle

2013

Barolo DOCG, Massolino (13.5%)

ELEGANT, RICH 49.00

2011

Barolo, Vigna La Rosa, 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 though to brooding, structured wines with Morello cherry and spice in powerful Brunello di Montalcino.

 

“A man never feels completely comfortable, if a glass of wine is not in front of him.”

     

Bottle

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 45.00

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.

FULL, RICH 115.00

2012

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

RICH, SMOOTH 67.50

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.

     

Bottle

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 45.00

2009

Syrah “Case Via”, Fontodi (14%)

(Syrah)

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

FULL, RICH, LONG 47,00

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 35.00

2015

Tignanello, Antinori (14%)

(Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc)

SMOOTH, RICH 135.00

LOCATION

La Lanterna West End
447 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 8HH
T: 0141 334 0686
lalanternawestend@btconnect.com

FOOD SERVED

Monday-Sunday:
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.

- 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