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La Lanterna Caffe

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  • Italian, Pizza, Cafes & Coffeehouses
  • 129 MacDougal St, New York NY10012 40.730714 -74.00018
  • (At 3rd St)
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  • (212) 529-5945
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User Ratings (Based on 27 reviews)

Food 4.0 Value 4.0
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 4.3

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 529-5945
(212) 981-2731
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Sun-Thu: 10am-2am Fri-Sat: 10am-3am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Fireplace, Late Night, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Romantic, Take Out

User Reviews

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by Farello on 03/07/2011

    Just bad Italian

    The salad had old leaves, and overall my dining experience wasn't pleasant. For a quick meal it is better to get into a real Italian restaurant where fresh homemade pasta and salads are made. Don't spend your money here unless you only go for a glass of wine. There are better places in the village, we great service and valuable food. The atmosphere is the only thing I could say is nice.

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by NYer on 02/09/2011

    Nice garden, mediocre food

    Went here on a cold winter night and sat in the lovely enclosed garden. Unfortunately, food was a subpar. Cheese plate was disappointing, bland and not fresh. We could have done better with supermarket cheese and crackers at home. Brushetta was the worst I've ever had, dry, thin with flavorless topping, not fresh either. However, pizza was decent. Menu has too many items! Food should focus and a few well-made dishes and not an endless list if mediocre dishes. Would only go back for a drink in the garden.

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by Ria on 01/01/2011

    Romantic, fun, delish

    Love this place! My friend introduced me to this place forever ago... The arugula salad, any pizza and the bread pudding, is to die for! The garden is the best but the fire place room is so nice!! Great place for wine and pizza. Love love love!

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by JHippie on 12/05/2010

    Love it

    I usually dont like Italian food, but I decided to try it out and it was beautiful. The atmosphere was wonderful, food to die for and its a very romantic setting. The only negative about this place is that its a little cramped, but its cozy. it lets you be real close to your date or whatever.

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/15/2010

    the atmosphere couldnt save it

    The service was pretty pitiful. We ordered lillet and the waitress brought out a bottle of Alize and asked if that was what I was talking about even after I pointed it out on the menu. The manager and servers alike were unaccomodating without us making a fuss about things. The lasagna was flavorless. All in all it was like a faux diamond, it looked nice but was only of any value to people who don't know any better.

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by Karen on 01/31/2009

    One of NY's best hidden gems!

    As soon as you step in you forget that you are in New York- talk about atmosphere this place oozes it and it is wonderfully cozy! I went with a girlfriend of mine we had just stumbled upon it. The food is to die for. They have a heated garden in the back. We sat downstairs where there is a fireplace and next to us was another room where live music was being played. Great place guys if you want to take a date ;) I will be going back for sure~

  • La Lanterna Caffe

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2009

    neighborhood gem

    Decided to go to Lanterna for a catch-up dinner with a friend and was wowed by the service and atmosphere. The menu could have had a few more main courses (like spag. and meatballs, etc.), but the pesto lasagna was good. The caffe was just the right size to talk without having to yell. After dinner we went downstairs to listen to few Jazz numbers which was great, but would have pref. to have been told at time of drink order that there was a $10 cover. It is best to plan a night of Jazz and eat downstairs to make the best of the $10 cover. Overall, we will be back...probably for brunch this time.

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