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This is one of my favorite restaurants!!! The place is simply lovely!! Food is wonderful, service & servers are very attentive & personable, & prices are fair in today’s market! LOVE this place!!


- Joan

First time here, business was brisk, but service very attentive. Food was delicious.

Categories: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays


- JanetB

Food was delicious and the service was prompt. efficient and caring. The selections on the menu were very complete and everything ordered was done perfectly. The portions were quite large and there was excess to take home. Very enjoyable.

Categories: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem


- LoveTheater

We came back a couple weeks after our first outing to the restaurant since new owners.

I had been dreaming of their halibut special since my prior visit and they did not disappoint. They do seriously the best halibut I have ever had in my whole life. We had fantastic jazz guitar to accompany our meal and everything was wonderful. Will return

Categories: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music


- Rexa

Everyone Loved their meals last night. Goat & Beet Salads were delicious; as were the Lobster Bisque, Chicken Scarpariello, Salmon & Penne Vodka! Great hospitality Prices are in line with neighboring BYO Restaurants trying to keep up & We can save $$ by bringing our own Wine. I can't wait to return.


- Bobby A

Best Italian restaurant in Ridgewood! Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Highly recommend!


- Wendy, Atlantic City

Fantastic! Didn’t realize the restaurant was recently sold and has a new owner who we met and is very nice. Food is even better than before if that’s possible! Scallops with risotto was perfect. Mussels were delicious. Always loved the atmosphere. Perfect spot for a low key dinner !


- Steve B 

Food was superb, atmosphere…lovely, service great!! The new ownership has kept the same standard of excellence!!! Definitely a ‘do again’!!


- Joan W

Our dinner was as good as it gets. Really well prepared and fresh by Chef Hank. Our server Cat and the bus boy were very sweet and worked very hard.


- Tina B

First time visit and it was great food. Catrina made it an event!


- Carlo B

La Lanterna is under new management, but the menus and the food quality continue on. This restaurant is a "neighborhood gem" serving the highest quality Italian selections in a warm, welcoming setting. My menu choice, the classical Zuppa di pesce over linguine, was prepared perfectly. The service staff is friendly and efficient. The new owner, Esther, is the receptionist is super-friendly and assures that you are satisfied with your experience. I will certainly return.


- HackDoc, NYC Area

Great! What a difference the new chef has made. Every dish my wife and I ordered was excellent.. Each dish was impeccably prepared. This is certainly some of the finest Italian food we've ever had. We will certainly be coming back!


- Arthur G


On a busy Friday night, my wife and I were seated immediately as we had a reservation. The service was excellent and servers were experienced attentive and friendly. Food was also excellent; my shrimp was fresh and the pasta sauce was also on point. The room is small but not cramped and the light was just right, not bright but not dim. I really liked the ambiance even though we were seated relatively close to the kitchen. Highly recommend and will return.


- BBQfan

Awesome experience - service was outstanding as was the Halibut over Cauliflower Risotto. Highly recommend.


- Sunshine 

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