La Rivista

4.2
1182 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
"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.
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TK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Show dinner. The prefix was exceptional.... $30 and all inclusive!

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RN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to La Rivista after or before shows because they understand the time limits. Before we even got our coat off, bread was on the table and the cheese man was waiting for us. They never rush you, yet they are anticipating everything you need. I love that you can get a price fix menu on a Saturday evening, and the service is excellent!!

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LB
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times. Food is always excellent. Nice atmosphere and great service. Near the theaters but not crazy like some restaurants. Also inside it is not crowded so you can have a conversation without feeling like the people at the next table can hear everything you say.

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KE
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La Rivista has now merged with Broadway Joe's Steakhouse, so both Italian food and steaks are available. The food was very good, and there's a reasonable price-fixed dinner menu. They have a pianist, but only after 8pm.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy eating here when I’m visiting NY. It is a quaint atmosphere with wonderful music. It’s one of locals favorites, so you know it’s got to be good.

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TJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Even though we were 30 minutes early for our reservation, the host kindly seated is right away. Every staff member we were served by was friendly and efficient. The food and wine were delicious. Out of every menu posted on Restaurant Row, this place has the best prix-fixe options and the best price! I will gladly return often.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Prompt seating, fun ambiance with piano and entertainment, nice wine list, good meal and conscientious service.

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit for us, and we will certainly be back many many times. A true find in Times Square!

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MA
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great price fix menu with lots of great choices.

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IS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

My husband, son & I went after seeing a play. We had a reservation but got there an hour early, they were very nice and they sat us with no problem. As it got later the restaurant became crowded and the tables are very close to each other so you could the conversations of the tables all around you.

When we first sat down the waiter can over and put a piece of parmigiano reggiano on our plates with a balsamic reduction, it was delicious. For appetizers my husband had a ceasar salad, my son had carpaccio and I had clams oreganata, the appetizers were very good and the service was very good.

For dinner my husband had veal picatta, my son had risotto with pheasant, I had veal parmigiana. My husband said his was delicious, my son said his was okay, mine was terrible. The veal tasted like cardboard, it was like something you would buy frozen in Costco. I wasn't being overly critical because my husband and son tasted it and agreed. I ate the cheese that was on top and that was all I ate of the veal.

The reason I wouldn't recommend La Rivista is because of the food and the tables being so closed together.

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service ok food too salty host not willing to compensate us or make things right I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Main meal was sparse, two tiny pieces of potatoes, no veggies. Desserts were excellent!

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m
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place did not honor our reservation when we got there. Their customer service is terrible and the place is dead. There were plenty of free tables yet they had no interest in serving us. Go to Amarone around the corner instead. They are friendly and the food is excellent.

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SQ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great. Noise was a little loud today but 18 college kids eating there. Once they left it was not so noisy. Decor could use a revamp it’s very tired looking. Still love this little gem in Manhattan

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RA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Out-of-towners we often dine here before a Broadway show. Fine pre-theater menu. BUT... but lately service can be painfully slow making dinner a clock-watching nuisance. It's one thing on a busy night, but on a night with few customers, ordering something not requiring slow cooking, time passes and the staff ignore you; the blood pressure rises. NOT GOOD! We have to reconsider our loyalty to this place.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was phenomenal and has combined an Italian and Eclectic American Steak House present. We had 14 guests and the wait staff was very professional, the menu was quite good, and the choices of food were very diversified and great reoresnatoves of their food class. All the guests enjoyed all the appetizers and main courses and we look forward to coming back there soon.

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JR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Went for a Pre-theatre dinner with friends. The restaurant was crowded and with the tables on top of one another the noise level was quite high. The food was good and the prix fixe dinner was a real bargain. The wine list had a number of good reasonably priced options

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I visited La Rivista twice recently. The food was well prepared, the prices reasonable, and the staff congenial.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Out of town visitors

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w
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

good food, very confused wait staff. numerous times the wrong food was bought to the table. not a biggie but you see the same dishes going back and forth from table to table until the correct table/dish were matched.

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SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was great. Service fine. The music was unexpected and intrusive.

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M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Very good value.

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MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just happened to pick this restaurant due to the proximity to the theatre that we were going to. Having never been here before were unsure of the quality/service. We were greeted right away when we walked in and were offered cheese and balsamic vinegar right away - even before our drink orders. It was really good. The staff was very attentive and the food and drinks that we ordered came at a very good pace. The food was so fresh and delicious. All four of us in the party remarked that we would return again. Thank you so much!

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food/service/location... a bit pricey, though.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was mediocre. My chicken was not cooked throughout. The wine we ordered they didn’t have.

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The dining room is nicely decorated, not too noisy, very pleasant. Service was courteous but a bit slow, specially considering there were very few tables occupied.
Food was ok, the endive salad was a bit plain and the porcine mushroom ravioli was extremely salty. The tiramisu was good and the coffee as well. Overall it is a good spot to go before a show

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CF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St Valentine's day

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in NYC to see a concert on Valentines Day and a friend recommended La Rivista. It was a wonderful experience. The food was excellent! I would recommend it to all of my friends.

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AB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm comfort on a snowy night. Pre fixe menu is great, broad selection of wine and attentive service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went there for my birthday with my son but this place is more of a romantic spot to go with a lover so felt a little uncomfortable. The food is a bit pricey we got the strip steak its little less than medium size for 37 bucks I can get much bigger steaks probably for the same price the other portions again are small I mean I spent like 130 and felt like I really didnt eat anything. The waiter didnt hear me the first time when I said I wanted 2 strip steaks so we had 2 wait for the second one. I give this place 3 stars

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good value and quality for your money, great flavor, very recommended.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

food was excellent and staff was very accommodating.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were outstanding, we will definitely be back on our next visit!

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JD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I guess I would recommend La Rivista if they didn’t have the price fix. Even though it’s $29.00, it’s not anything to talk about. The salad was wilted, polenta dry,chicken rubbery. Dessert was good, Tira mi su yum! Not going back!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ordered a glass of wine , received a little more than a glass for $16; excessive.

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D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service initially was nonexistent. We had to get up from our very cramped table in the corner to get our own menus. When our order was finally taken we mentioned this and received no response or apology. Eventually service improved. The food was good.

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PB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was wonderful. Very accommodating never rushed. Great tome

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Pre theater dinner in easy walking distance to theater.

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HW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed here on the 31.12.2018 and had a wonderfull evening into the new year.
many friendly and interesting people and actors from Broadway let us feel as a part of the Family!
By the way - we were only tutists!

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