La Lanterna

/ Seafood, Restaurant, Italian
#20 of 746 places to eat in San Mateo
Open now 17:00 - 21:00
Italian, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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180 W 25th Ave
San Mateo, California, USA
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If you like Italian cuisine, come to this restaurant. The feature of La Lanterna is serving mouthwatering risotto, calamari and salmon. That's a good idea to order tasty lemon pie, bread pudding and profiteroles. You will be offered delicious wine, cordial or beer. Some guests recommend great espresso at this place.

This spot is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. But this restaurant hasn't received a high Zomato rating that displays that La Lanterna has something to improve.

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Although there are quite a few restaurants around the area, my wife and I found this restaurant using Yelp about a year ago. We have always had a consistently great experience. The food and service is really good. Not very expensive which really makes going back worthy. Well worth making an appointment so you can get a table.
The service was wonderful.  Friendly, timely, everyone wanted to make sure you had what you needed.  I really liked the atmosphere. I even left a restaurant prior to this one to get a better atmosphere.  It pleased my comfort desires. I shall preface the next with i am Vegan and when I eat out I will eat vegetarian as Vegan is very hard to accommodate most places.  I believe their food was high quality and for some probably tasted amazing, but as i rarely have dairy nor oil, i found the food a little off my taste. Presentation was good.  Just the oil flavor and light cheese not strong cheese flavors just left a little to be desired for me.  If you like light cream with oil dishes you'd probably love it.
Been here several times and its never disappointed. Food is excellent and portions are just right. Although 25th Ave is an up and coming foodie street, it skews  more casual. In contrast the atmosphere at La Lanterna feels more elegant and refined.  It's great for business lunch but casual diners will feel at home too. Dinner tends to be more popular and reservations are highly recommended. Lunch on the other hand is barely active. (Don't know how they can stay open.) Lunch tends to be lighter fare and less expensive so if you want to give it a try, lunch is a good bargain. And much quieter. The fish is always good. Don't miss petrale sole if it's on the menu. Pasta is a good bet and so is the osso bucco. For special occasion or lunch out La Lanterna can't be beat.
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180 W 25th Ave, San Mateo, California, USA
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Takeaway Booking Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi Parking TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-21:00
MondayMon 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00
FridayFri 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00
SaturdaySat 11:30-14:00, 17:00-21:00

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