33 Queen Street, SCARBOROUGH, YO11 1HQ
It has been honoured by Italian newspaper La Stampa as 'the English temple of Italian cuisine', which seems an extraordinary accolade for an unassuming, albeit heartily convivial, place in Scarborough, but then Lanterna has been here for nigh on 40 years. Chef-patron, the tireless Giorgio Alessio, has been here since 1997, and undertook a major redecoration of the place in 2013, bringing in warm contrasting colour-schemes of reds and oranges, and sunny yellow and sky-blue, in the two dining rooms. The menu continues to fly the flag for simple, well-handled Italian cooking of the classic school: velvet crab with spaghetti and a creamy sauce, ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach in a tomato and basil sauce, fresh fish landed in Scarborough, and meaty options such as medallions of fillet steak served rare with garlic butter. Finish with a classic dessert like pannacotta flavoured with rum.
Tel: 01723 363616
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Days closed: Sun
Dates closed: 2 wks Oct, 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan
Days closed for lunch: all week
Cooking type: Italian
Chef: Giorgio Alessio
Number of seats: 35
Accessible for wheelchairs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £15.25
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