La Lanterna West End review by Pat Byrne

shop outside la lanterna

I’ve been planning to go along to La Lanterna at Kelvinbridge since it opened in September, 2017. I eventually made it last night, when Margaret and I went along with Val for a belated celebration for her birthday.

The restaurant looks very appealing from the outside and the interior is equally bright and attractive, we all want the pearly grey wooden floors for our houses.  The staff were very welcoming and Megan gave us a choice as where we wanted to sit.

We met Val right after work so after studying the different menus we opted for the pre-theatre choice – a deal at £14.95 for two courses or £16.95 for three courses.  We had the two courses with extra side dishes to share. We all went for the sea bass, which was exceptional and just melted in your mouth. I loved the topping of tiny, juicy and deliciously flavoured tomatoes.  The presentation was perfect.

Val had crispy fried whitebait served with garlic aioli to start – a generous portion, so we all had a taste. Margaret chose Nutella & White Chocolate Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream for her sweet and I had Tiramasu in Tazza, served in a deep cup.

megan umberto and val

Megan,Umberto and Val

Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect with staff, Lorenzo from Tuscany, Umberto from Sardinia and, of course, the lovely Glaswegian Megan, providing a very friendly, efficient and unobtrusive service.

Little surprise La Lanterna West’s picking up awards including Bookatable’s Best Scottish Restaurant 2017.

Must go back soon and sample the Maccheroni or Handmade Gnocchi with Homemade Pesto from the  a la carte menu.

Pat Byrne, April, 2018

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

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