129 MacDougal Street
Nestled in a corner a short walk from the apartments is an Italian cafe, often overlooked by passersby. La Lanterna Di Vittorio was established in 1977. This hidden gem dishes out anything from a delicious, tender, pesto filled lasagna, to a tiramisu that is definitely to die for! With a close proximity to the New York University campus, NYU students can often be found sipping on their coffees.
With a lantern lit indoor garden which has a skylight roof, and a live jazz bar downstairs, this quaint restaurant’s dim lighting and cozy ambience makes the cafe a perfect spot for a date with a friend, colleague or lover. Enjoy a cheesy thin crust pizza in the cute garden sitting area with plenty of natural light, making for a perfect instagram photo opportunity!
First set up by Carlo and Marissa Antonini, La Lanterna Di Vittorio was one of the first real Italian cafes in Greenwich Village. In the mid 80s, the cafe was passed to their son to manage, who transformed the cafe from one that primarily served desserts and coffee into a full service restaurant that even includes a jazz club. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and indulge in some heavenly Italian comfort food in a relaxed setting.