Review on Lanterna

Giorgio and Rachel Alessio's convivial town-centre restaurant has become a much-loved fixture of the Scarborough scene since opening in 1999. It is a relaxed kind of place comprising two intimate dining rooms that are run with great personal attention and care (witness the framed testimonials from satisfied customers covering the walls).

The white truffle of Piedmont is given a starring seasonal role, and imports from Moncalvo find their way into risottos, pasta dishes, sauces and much more besides. This is a restaurant that depends on artisan Italian provisions supplemented by fish procured direct from Scarborough market. The result is a repertoire that might include steamed Monferrato salame with Val d'Aosta cheese fondue and black truffles, red mullet stew and grilled halibut with broccoli frittata and peperonata, as well as old faithfuls like sirloin steak with wild mushrooms and Barolo sauce.

To finish, Giorgio's sweet nettle pudding has acquired near-legendary status - otherwise try York Minster Pale Ale ice cream or zabaglione 'a la lampada'. The wine list is a serious oenophile's tour around the Italian regions, with special attention paid to directly imported Piedmontese bottles (including Barolo dating back to 1990).

Lanterna is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Giorgio Alessio

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Lanterna

  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 35 covers
  • Family Friendly


33 Queen Street
North Yorkshire
YO11 1HQ

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