La Lanterna di Vittorio

Restaurants, Italian Greenwich Village
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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La Lanterna di Vittorio
La Lanterna di Vittorio
Woo your darling by the fire or under the stars at a romantic village spot that has been helping to smooth the course of true love for 28 years. Owner Vittorio Antonini says his restaurant’s 200-year-old garden was once owned by Aaron Burr; its history may appeal to some, but the real draws are the wind rustling through the dense green canopy of apple and cherry trees and the worn walls strung with ivy. (In wintertime, four fireplaces will spark your courting.) Choose a bottle from the extensive wine list to go with light café eats like panini, crostini, smoked duck breast with salad or one of 15 types of thin-crust pizza.


Venue name: La Lanterna di Vittorio
Address: 129 MacDougal St
New York
Cross street: between 3rd and 4th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 10am–3am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St
Price: Average individual pizza: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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3.4 / 5

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Maya G

One of my favorite spots in NYC, cozy and romantic! Great atmosphere, feels like Italy. 

Cocktails list is amazing. 

Samantha M

The servers were great, friendly, and had amazing italian accents. The food was incredible. Enjoyed the goose liver pate, but the Prosciutto pizza was unbelievable (like I'm drooling still thinking about it). There's a ton of wine, coffee, and dessert options too - so definitely a great spot to hit, for a quick treat.

Dinner With Tayo

The wine selection is vast and priced for every budget. I would advise getting a bottle as it's way more affordable.

I had the four cheese lasagna with the black truffle paste. AMAZING! Really, I was speechless. The meat plate was a generous serving of fresh sliced prosciutto and salami. 
The service was attentive, polite and pleasant.

Christa Sully

Write a review...If you're looking for the best pizza in the city, this shouldn't be your first stop, although that's not to say you shouldn't come. La Lanterna works really well for a large group or an intimate date, but be warned that it gets loud on the weekends, which is part of the reason it has three stars. There were definitely points during my meal where I had a hard time hearing my friends, though I think if I were to come on a weeknight it would be better.

They do have live music and a really nice enclosed backyard garden, which is worth checking out. Also, if you're looking to up the spice level, pass on the red pepper flakes and go straight for the red pepper infused olive oil. It definitely has a kick and is something you should try at home. 

Karim Ti


I've been there on friday night, It's simply the worst restaurant I've ever been! Everything was wrong , I was there with my family, not even a smile, the table was very dirty... THE FOOD: oil, oil and oil... I know what Italian food is, and it was not!!!! It's a shame to call a Lasagna what they serve, I've been sick all night long!! Run away, there are a lot of good Italian cuisine anywhere else but not there!!