• La Lanterna di Vittorio

  • Pizza Italian $13.50-$15
  • 129 MacDougal St.
    New York, NY 10012
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-529-5945
La Lanterna di Vittorio Photo
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.
  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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