Detroit's La Lanterna goes modern

Jun 18, 2017 772

BY: Jane Slaughter

The latest outpost of the Barbieri family's Da Edoardo Italian restaurant empire is making the most of its 60-year-old downtown roots. A portrait of patriarch Edoardo Barbieri, clad in a V-neck-sweater, pipe in hand, adorns a wall. A framed April 1958 copy of Michigan Restaurateur headlines, "A Rigid Standard of Quality at La Lanterna Pays Off!"

La Lanterna is named after Barbieri's very first restaurant, opened in 1956 just across Capitol Park from the current location. Now it's housed in an Albert Kahn-designed 1929 building that's in the National Register of Historic Places.

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