La.Va Cafe
La.Va Cafe
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La.Va Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lava-cafe.com/
  • Phone: 2155451508
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Zaga
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21<sup>st</sup> Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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La.Va Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Less really can be more
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    La Va is simply cool - it's Mr Peabody's Wayback Machine, It's Greenwich Village in 1958, it's1970 at the dawn of the Philly restaurant renaissance, it's Friends. It's a bright and open corner cafe filled with mismatched furniture, eclectic art, nice people and wonderful middle-eastern food. The hummus is great and the huge Israeli salad is delicious. The grilled chicken was excellent, as was my panino - and the pastry is truly beautiful. It's a BYO, and a simple red went well with everything - so we had a very fine meal for $40 including wine and tip - not too shabby! I'm sure it'd be Fonz-approved.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great for groups, unique food
    kl1234
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    really good food and low cost. and being BYO, it can't be beat. servers are baristas turned waiters/waitresses so could use a little lesson. did nothing wrong, just could be more attentive. this place is also great for groups!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a simple meal: really
    Rich
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great for a simple meal: really good food, no frills. Atmosphere was also simple but charming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved La Va. Found it online,
    ShawVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    We loved La Va. Found it online, weren't sure it looked new. Server was attentive and friendly and made good suggestions. The food was excellent - got the burekas, chicken kabobs and then the peanut butter bomb. I was happy because the food was light but filling so I didn't feel stuffed when I left.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to La.Va at 9:00 pm
    Eileen
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We went to La.Va at 9:00 pm on a Sat nite. The restaurant was virtually empty, and it was blessedly quiet. The sole waitress (usually she has a partner) was pulling lattes and waiting tables at the same time. She did it with grace and attentiveness and never made us feel rushed or neglected. The food is simple, Middle Eastern and good. Our meal was satisfying, and since we live in the neighborhood, very convenient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at La. Va is a charming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Dinner at La. Va is a charming experience. Unusual menu items (shakshuka!), lovely service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost empty on a snowy night,
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Almost empty on a snowy night, but the staff was welcoming and the food good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • La Va is a coffee bar and
    MercerChowVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    La Va is a coffee bar and lunch place that seems to be trying to develop a dinner business. If our meal is any indication, this effort will not succeed. The server was pleasant and helpful, but half of the items on the limited menu were not available. The starters were fine, but the seafood entrees were overcooked and the rice in the lentil pilaf was dry and chewy, clearly not freshly prepared. Too bad.
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  • Great food - really. Service? meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    The food was good. we tried the thurs-sat night dinner option. The tomato tart app was special. As were the short ribs. Boneless chicken thigh also delish. Great flavors. The the service I'm afraid was really horrible. Not mean... just odd. Lava should take that seriously, because the food was really delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, casual spot for a simple
    FresserVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Nice, casual spot for a simple dinner. Excellent salads, healthy options. Friendly service. Inexpensive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet