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La Lanterna Restaurant: Bringing Seafood Classics To The Hamptons

Originally Posted: May 25, 2012

Nicole Barylski

Summer Seafood Platter A Delicious Alegria Family Recipe. (Photo: Nicole Barylski)

East Quogue - Open for its second season La Lanterna Restaurant (412 Montauk Highway, East Quogue, www.lalanternaeastquogue.com) returns with its seafood based menu and signature cocktails. The menu uses understated simple seasonings to showcase classic seafood staples.

Delight your taste buds with traditional seafood dishes like clams casino or their seafood summer platter a medley of shrimp, mussels and calamari served with a white wine garlic olive oil marinade, a recipe which has been in the Alegria family for years. Looking for something more unique? Try one of the most popular items on the menu, the sea scallop tacos served with avocado, spinach and chipotle lime vinaigrette.

For those interested in something other than seafood try house favorite chicken lanterna, a seasoned lemon chicken cutlet or the Mediterranean olive pasta seasoned with olive oil, basil, topped with parmesan and olives.

The newly renovated intimate outside garden grotto is the perfect place to enjoy one of their signature cocktails like the light and refreshing vodka thyme lemonade cocktail.

La Lanterna Restaurant is owned by Stephen Alegria whose goal is for the restaurant to become more family orientated by getting more involved in the community and every Thursday is family night where children eat for $5 and the last Thursday of every month children under 12 eat for free. On June 26, 2012, La Lanterna Restarant is partnering with Make-A-Wish to hold a benefit to raise money for Christopher of Aquebogue who wishes to visit Hawaii.

La Lanterna Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with specials throughout the week.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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