"Chef Giannini has been around, and he knows what he is doing...honest, dependable, Tuscan cooking, well-executed..."
New York Times
"Fantastic rustic dishes" with "really big" "complex flavors" emerge from the kitchen at this "Tiny" "Soho"-style Nyak Northern Italian, where "terrific," "Hands-on chef-owner" Rossano Giannini and his "well-trained staff" have "a gift for making people welcome." "If you want to feel fabulous, this is your place."
"Lanterna shines an unfiltered light on the popular cuisine of Tuscany, offering a well-executed primer on the soul of true Northern Italian cuisine. Chef Rossano Giannini folds the sun, the blue sky, Mediterranean waves and the mountain air into his delicious dishes." (Full Review)
The Journal News
"Thank you Chef Rossano Giannini, if it were not for great chefs and restauranteurs like you the American palate would never have the privilege of knowing the true tastes of Italy."
"Great Italians at the James Beard House"
"Giannini's food has a lot of modern Italian style. He's got this way of sticking to genuine ingredients but making them into something very imaginative."
Julia Della Croce
Food and Wine Magazine
"Lanterna, a lovely, intimate bistro, serving Tuscan, northern Italian food. White walls, gently circulating overhead fans, and hardwood floors create a mood that is both relaxing and charming."
"Lanterna left us thrilled to have made a new discovery right under our noses. We now know where to take our visitors when they come from out of town."
"Lanterna is a fine place to stop for lunch or dinner."
"From his delightful bistro, the hands-on Chef Giannini serves a portion of Italy to all who enter. Each meal isa work of art - and so is the setting. Surrounded by family pictures and landscapes of Lucca, it’s easy to imagine that one is dining among family and friends, al fresco, beneath the blue Italian sky." (Full Review)