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“Very disappointing dinner. ”

Osteria La Lanterna
Ranked #19 of 447 Restaurants in Trapani
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$35
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner in a Saturday evening.
It was a friendly and nice welcome, even i was wearing just shorts, as we came from an island daytrip.
There was plenty of room and we got a table.
The waiter was friendly and explained some things as he brought the drinks.
The first disappointment was the wine, the house wine, which was 18 euros per liter.
The woman took the food order and was kind of helping but very friendly and nice.
To keep it short for the food.... It supposed to be local cuisine, which i believe it was. The seafood was kind of poor itself but i guess thats the way it is here...
The cooking was without any love and the taste not really something to remember.
Salads were kind of a joke... I saw and tasted so many and tasty veggies on the local markets here, but that was just cheap and again without any sense for cooking.
We didn't order dessert as we just wanted to leave.
In the end i couldn't pay card on the table but needed to go inside to the cashiers desk.
For that experience we paid a lot as well.
I tried to give some friendly and understandable feedback to the owner, but in the end i regret it as the woman did not really care about that.
Personally i would not recommend that place, i am sorry.
Thanks.

Thank WernerP353
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Recommended, really nice restaurant, staff friendly and helpful, the fish was local and fresh, generous portions.
Jessica (the owner) will explains perfectly the daily special!
I had a "sarde a beccafico" as a starter and homemade "ravioli fave e gamberetti" soo nice!!Good prices.
Francesco is a good chef.
Definitely I'm back soon.

Thank La G
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went out looking for somewhere for dinner on our first night in Trapani, and found this place, and saw on Tripadvisor that the reviews were good. We gave it a try and were not disappointed, service very efficient and friendly, food very well cooked. Recommended.

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1  Thank AFCW
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I was a bit unsure about what to choose from the menu (pasta and chips in one dish?) when we walked in. Luckily another table was just being served a mega dish of pasta. I asked the waiter what it was and he said it was on another menu! When he gave us the choice of 3 other pasta dishes not on the main menu, we both went for the same pasta (tomatoes and local fish). It was so delicious and piled high. 2 pasta dishes, a bottle of beer and cover charge amounted to about €35. White-washed furniture- had a lovely beachy/shabby-chic feel. Clean toilets. Definitely recommend.

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Absolutely Wonderful Food, made fresh with loving hands. We were the only 4 people in the restaurant in the middle of the afternoon. I am sure they were trying to get prepared for the nights dinner, but treated us as we were long lost family and presented each dish, one better than the next.
I would highly recommend this restaurant - Enjoy!

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Thank GJS_1105
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