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La Rivista
La Rivista
  • Address:
    313 West 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $31 to $50

La Rivista Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.larivistanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 245-1707
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm; Dinner Monday - Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Entertainment: Nightly piano music from 8pm till midnight

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between eight and nith ave.
  • Public Transit: ace to port authority
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: $20 for any four hours, coupons available at the restaurant. Parking lot address 330 west 44th street. (between 8th and 9th avenues)
A word from La Rivista
"La Rivista" - what does it mean? in English it means review, or "the revue" as in a Broadway review. Different actors, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians. Hey it make sense La Rivista" located on Broadway’s famous restaurant row- we specialize in a review too. A revue of the finest dishes of the various regions of Italy. the pastas of Sicily and Naples, the lamb dishes of Abruzzi, risotto from Milan, and so on. Ladies and gentlemen for your dining pleasure we offer you the finest in Italian cuisine "with the flavor of Bologna" - a revue of the most popular dishes of the regions of Italy. Luciano and James Marchignoli.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "As usual, my dining experience was pleasurable, friendly, and delicious. This restaurant is always my "Go To" when visiting the city or going to a show on Broadway. I always recommend my friends that they find their way to La Ravista for a delightful experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is not the place it was years ago. Pre theater menu was limited - 1 salad dressing, poor quality."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I made our second pre-theater lunch at La Rivista and were again very pleased. There special lunch menu offers appetizer/soup and a choice of six entrees plus tea/coffee for $19.95 a great bargain in NYC. I ordered trout almondine and my wife a veal dish and both of us were pleased with the food and service. The place reminded us of small European bistros and offered a good selection of wines by the glass. We will definetely return. There is noisy construction work going on nearby on the street so a table farther back will facilitate conversation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had the opportunity to dine at La Rivista following a Saturday matinee. It is conveniently located in the theatre district and it has a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is delicious from the crusty I talian bread to the delicious pecorino romano cheese and everything in between. We will definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The experience was just OK. The food was OK and the service was OK. Nothing special or spectacular."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My sister and I came to La Rivista for their prix fixe menu for a pre-theatre meal. It's a quiet place with a great ambience and decor. Service was very attentive and we were in no rush at all for our show. Food is delicious and I loved the variety of desserts to choose from. Definitely recommend La Rivista for anyone looking for rich Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "An Italian eatery located on Restaurant Row. We were seated promptly and given three menus: The regular, nightly specials and a price fixed one. All three had plenty of choices. The prices were fair for New York. La Rivista is known for its Broadway Joe's steak. There is a small patio for outside dining. White linen tablecloths, fresh flowers and candlelight add ambience. The piano player provides excellent dinner music, beginning about 8p.m. Our table was comfortable. I got a pasta dish. My husband ordered veal scaloppini. His was a bit too salty. The restaurant has a cozy, romantic feeling. You can find a 20% off coupon in some of the books about the city in your hotel. We had an enjoyable meal and very good service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "service and food was superb, we will be returning on our next ny trip"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "La Rivista is the place to go when you want a consistently fine pre or post theater meal. There is a wide range of choices, and the ambiance and service is very good. For those on a budget they offer a prix-fixe menu with very good choices. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been here like 4 times and I love it. Food is excellent and service is great!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "La Ravista provides very good food and excellent service in a tasteful setting at reasonable prices. We only wish we could have stayed to hear the piano player. The only suggestion would be to have the live music start at 7 so those going to an 8:00 show could enjoy it for a while. We will definitely return when in NYC to see a show."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Having been to La Rivista many times. this visit was disappointing. Service was slow and the food, unremarkable. Not sure what the relationship to Broadway Joe's is all about - perhaps that is contributing to the decline. May be my last visit."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A wonderful experience--well-paced for pre-theater dining. I had a delicious Caesar salad and pasta arrabiata. My husband dined off the Prix fixe menu and each course was wonderful. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Service was slow we had to take our dessert to go. We didn't know who our waiter was. And not once did someone ask how our meal was. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Their expansion of their steak menu has resulted in a reduction of pasta and other meat choices; however, there are still plenty of options on the prix fixe menu and the Specials of the Day. The parmesan cheese with reduced balsamic is a nice touch at the beginning of the meal. Veal is a specialty and wonderfully prepared as are the fish dishes. Service is attentive and professional."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was fast & the staff pleasant. Unfortunately the food left much to be desired. The veal parmesan was chewy, rather than pasta it came with a single small red potato. The fettuccine bolognese lacked flavor & the cost of the meal was quite expensive. This was my mom's first trip to NY for dinner & a show & the meal was not up to par."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went to dinner pre-theater. Great location for a west side theater despite construction directly next door (out of restaurant's control). Service was excellent and food tasty. Even though a "restaurant row" restaurant, seating & noise level were reasonable - most are jammed together. Our only major complaint is that portion sizes were too small. My husband ordered a special of beef ribs and left hungry - only about 3-4 oz of meat once bone removed. Not nearly enough for him. I had a price fixe chicken entrée and left a bit hungry myself and I normally am very full. Will try another restaurant next time."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our service was quite poor, our waiter said we could only order wine. However, they have a full bar. I don't know. he wasn't very attentive and I sat there for a long time wanting another glass of wine. It was like pulling teeth trying to get another drink order. The check even took longer. Ugh! The next night we went to 5 guys for dinner and loved it. Ha Ha "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "In all of the years I have gone to La Rivista, I have never had a bad meal or experience. They get it right every time. Classic, old school restaurant with tremendous service. Don't see it in the menu, they will make it for you."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Delicious meals and great wide choice on menu for everyone and very reasonable choices."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This was our second time at La Rivista and again we were not disappointed with anything. With all of the great places to eat in this end of town you can't go wrong eating here."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Two friends and I ate here twice last weekend (Friday and Sunday). Additionally, I have eaten here quite a few times over the years. The over-all experience was very good. I've never been disappointed with anything I've gotten here. The wait staff is very attentive and the location is great (not far from Times Square). I would recommend La Rivista to anyone."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It's so sad honestly...tonight the food was worse than usual. I only come here occasionally to hear the older piano players. They used to make a decent Pesto but now it's off the menu and the restaurant has merged with an equally bad steak house next door. The last time I was here a number of months back I brought 8 friends. The waiter screamed at one of my guests saying he deserved a bigger tip. The owner/manager began then screaming at him in front of the entire restaurant and never apologized to us. I have seen the manager/owner berate staff many times and honestly tonight was the last chance for this tired old place. The irony of "restaurant Row" in NYC is that it has some of the worst food in all of NYC!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "LOVE, LOVE this restaurant!! Great service, food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A great little restaurant to grab dinner before a show. Cute atmosphere with very attentive waitstaff, and good classic Italian menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was charming, welcoming and a wonderful find. The service was excellent and our food terrific. We chose from the prix fixe menu. The portions were slightly smaller but quite enough food to satisfy us and not feel over stuffed before our show. To top it off there was a nice selection from the dessert tray. We had a slight misunderstanding with one of the dessert orders but the matre'd was quick to solve it and replace it. I would definitely return and look forward to trying more dishes."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have been going to La Rivista each trip to NYC---business or pleasure. Each meal has been tremendous. We've suggested this to several friends and business associates who have each had tremendous experiences."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Perfect for pre theater dinner. Great service, great menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent rissoto. Food is always great and service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We've dined here many times and usually get the pre-fixe menu before seeing a show. Food is delicious and tasteful. They get you in and out pretty quick. Will always go here pre-theatre."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The room, setting, and quiet set this restaurant apart. Food was good, not great, but the setting was lovely. I can't wait to return one evening for dinner when someone is playing the beautiful baby grand piano!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We eat here quite often and always find the food, service , and ambience excellent."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Whether you are here for the pianist (everyday but Sunday) or the classic New York atmosphere, La Rivista is a slice of what NYC was in the best days of the world's greatest metropolis. After calling this place a staple for my family (now almost 20 years wit my father's experiences) and hopefully yours this quaint ristorante is by far one of the best places for a authentic Italian evening. The staff and family that serves you as their own far exceeds expectations in the areas of service and hospitality. For anyone looking for the best, look no further. If they feature the Osso bucco, you're among the luckiest people in Manhattan Enjoy."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed La Rivista as a group of eight in the fall. We were there on a Saturday night before a show. I had a veal dish with Portabello mushrooms in a delicious brown sauce. We returned just as a couple this weekend and were disappointed this time. We arrived early and they were very accommodating and seated us right away-nice table and good service. But we were not happy with the food . I am wondering if they do not prepare the special pre-theater menu with the same care as the rest of their menu? My asparagus appetizer was good but my husband's mozzarella and tomato was not fresh at all. I did not eat my main course-chicken Sorrento I believe. It had a strange yellow sauce. Desserts and coffee good but dinner not up to par."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "many times have eaten here and food and wait staff are always top notch"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Service was very good. Very attentive waiters. Food was good . Very enjoyable meal. , I will return for pre theatre dinner again . The Roman Artichoke and Carpaccio were especially good. The host and hostess were very nice as well. ."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Whenever we're going to the theater, La Rivista is our first choice for a Pre- theater meal. Whether it is lunch or dinner, you can count on a delicious reasonably priced meal & excellent service in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Without feeling rushed, they will always get you to your show on time. The veal dishes are excellent as is the branzino. They have now added steaks to the menu with the closing of Broadway Joe's, one of their other restaurants."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I had never been at La Rivista before, but found it a pleasant surprise for before threater dining. Food was very good - I had the shrimp risotto and my partner a veal dish. I would recommend this venue."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door by a pleasant young lady. A cranky old gentleman in a tux escorted us to our table. Unfortunately, he was our waiter. His mood and demeanor didn't get any better during our dinner. Food was fine, as was the decor. It would have been a good experience aside from the dour staff"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "...you can hear your dinner companions! They have a great fixe prix menu, which is very reasonably priced. The food is well prepared and served. Prompt service adds to making this a great place for before the theater."
    Dined on 2/14/2014