A little taste of


Bringing delicious Italian food to Shrewsbury since 1996

Discover La Lanterna

our story

Serving a little bit of Italy to Shrewsbury since 1996

La Lanterna is a small Italian Restaurant situated in Shrewsbury Town centre, in THE OLD VESTRY at the back of St. Julian’s Church. [St. Julian’s from Fish Street]

It is a very busy restaurant especially in the evenings and weekends, so we recommend that you reserve your table in advance.

The telephone number is : 01743-233552 The business is owned by Alfredo Pensa who took over in December 2014 from his brother Riccardo Pensa who established the restaurant in January 1996.

Some of Our Favourites

delicious choices

Arrabbiata con Bacon

Penne​ in a hot chilli and tomato sauce served with bacon (available without bacon) Add chicken for an extra £2.50


Agnello alla Forestiera

Lamb steak topped with garlic, rosemary, onions and bacon. Served with vegetables and potatoes.


Bistecca Al Pepe

Sirloin steak topped with peppercorn sauce, served with vegetables and potatoes


Pasta con le sarde (Pasta with sardines)

Two pieces of toasted garlic bread topped with King prawns cooked with chilli, fresh herbs, garlic and white wine



Happy customers

“Amazing atmosphere as usual and the food was delicious”

Dan E

“We always love going to Italy so to find a real Italian restaurant on our back door was amazing!”

Xenia d

Wow, we absolutely loved it, the only issue was the Chef was a Chelsea fan!

Darren P



Thank you for choosing to reserve table at our restaurant. 

This is not a confirmation of your booking. We will contact you with a confirmed booking so please wait for us to confirm the booking.

*Important* This is not a confirmation of a booking as we will always communicate with you to confirm the booking time and date. So please make sure we have confirmed the time and date with you.