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La Lanterna di Vittorio

129 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012 40.730619 -74
nr. 3rd St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-5945 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 10am-2am; Fri-Sat, 10am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Fireplace
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


La Lanterna is unlikely to inspire the fierce devotion enjoyed by its neighbor Café Reggio, but this unassuming Italian café delivers enough of its own quirky character to make it a solid second choice. Sure, the menu is limited in range—primarily 10-inch pizzas topped with everything from bacon to egg and a modest selection of paninis—but the upstairs dining area, with its small marble tables and candy cane-backed chairs tucked tight, incites immediate intimacy. (Mix-and-match artwork and excellent views of MacDougal Street must suffice should romance not be in the air.) Downstairs, the mood gets even cozier: Under a ceiling so low you can touch it, a working fireplace casts atmospheric shadows countered by the glow from the dessert case adjoining the staircase. Dessert is the café's forte. And items such as the dulce de leche gelato won't find a better setting than the garden out back.


Reservations are only accepted for groups of four or more.