La Lanterna, a new northern Italian restaurant, opens Wednesday in Capitol Park

Apr 14, 2017 435

BY: Tom Perkins

La Lanterna will open on Wednesday in downtown Detroit's Capitol Park. As we reported last month, the restaurant is an undertaking of the Barbieri family’s second, third, and fourth generations, and an homage to their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Edoardo Barbieri, who launched the venerable Da Edoardo restaurant group. He also ran the original La Lanterna in Capital Park between 1956 and 1978.

The new version of the restaurant, which sits just across the park from the old location, is offering simple, traditional dishes that slant toward northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. That means pastas heavy on the cream and butter. One such entrees is chicken with mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano that's baked with bechamel and bolognese sauce — “Italian comfort food,” as Ann Barbieri Kolinski put it.

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