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33 Queen Street, Scarborough YO11 1HQ, England
+44 1723 363616
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many restaurant owners in the South of England should go to Lanterna for a masterclass in how to get everything utterly right in what should be the holy trinity of dining: the welcome, the service and the food. Mr Alessio is clearly a man of inexhaustible energy and creativity: arriving on a wet midweek February evening we never once... More 

Thank Plutonus
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a meal here for our 30th wedding anniversary - we were spoilt for choice with the menu and daily specials and were both very happy with all our choices. The antipasto was impressive, sea bass delicious and the ginger ice cream amazing. Staff were friendly and happy to chat and provided excellent service. Highly recommended

Thank Julie H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're happy with what generally passes for a high street Italian restaurant in modern Britain then please don't come here, you will be disappointed. If a spoken specials menu, with no prices frightens you, then it's equally not for you; go to a chain restaurant somewhere and have pasta/pizza. If you want excellent food, cooked in a classical style,... More 

Thank Ouhouse
York, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have developed a habit of visiting The Lanterna about once every year for on of our special occasions and have always been well pleased with our experience. 2017 was not an exception but we did feel that perhaps the menu had become just a little 'samey' although still delivered well by both Gorgio and his well established staff

Thank Chris J
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant because it's in the Good Food Guide. Sad to say, it was average - not bad, just not as good as expected. We have an Italian in our town which is just as good (maybe even better) but IT isn't in the Guide. The decor was drab - grey and very plain with no real Italian... More 

Thank scotslass55
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I just wanted to say thank you for making my birthday so special and welcoming my children to your restaurant. Oh my goodness, the food, outstanding. Love, care and attention all went into our meals. The food was the best I have ever eaten, old fashioned gastronomy at its finest. Unpretentious decor and Italian speed service all add up to... More 

Thank Sarah K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Our evening visit was a revelation considering the rubbish one usually finds in many so called restaurants. Yes it is a little more expensive here but not by much, and the food is well worth it! The staff too were absolutely excellent, helpful and friendly. Do visit, you will not be disappointed.

Thank shirl565
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Lanterna is not cheap but the quality of ingedients and cooking was second to none. This included home made pasta with a velvet crab sauce, steak with fontina sauce and white truffles and grilled turbot. A real treat. (In London you'd pay twice the price)

Thank Cheddar_Rob
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Wonderful Italian food served again in this classy restaurant that has continued to be the best in Scarborough for the last 35 years. The soups, fish soup, velvet crab spaghetti, brill, veal and Zabaglioni are always superb. The internal decoration is very warm and colurful to match the quality food and wines and lovely staff. The fish dishes are superb,... More 

Selby, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have known about Lanterna for years but for some reason never visited. In Scarborough for a few days and we promised ourselves a special celebratory dinner. Lanterna was duly booked and the waiting was over. The premises are somewhat understated but very nice. We were greeted my two very attentive ladies who, between, them explained the wine and food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Queen Street, Scarborough YO11 1HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 363616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?