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La Lanterna Ristorante & Caffe Restaurant Review: Earth tones, wrought iron wall sconces and framed Italian posters almost come together to create a casually romantic setting. A spacious, breezy area for al fresco dining in the summer season adds to the element of romance. However, the restaurant’s most appealing aspect resides in its creative cuisine: standard Italian with unique twists and the addition of Swiss influences. Try the American-style bread stuffed with mozzarella with fresh thyme, roasted garlic and tomatoes, or the classic cold antipasto for two. Capesante alla torzilli combines delicately flavored seared sea scallops and mascarpone risotto with sautéed spinach. To fully appreciate the marriage of northern with southern European flavors, try the thinly sliced veal scaloppine cooked with shallots and mushrooms in a Sauvignon Blanc and demi-cream sauce accompanied by Swiss-rosti potato pancakes; and chicken “scarpariello” served on or off the bone as desired, with vinegar peppers, sweet fennel sausage and cremini mushrooms.