Show dinner. The prefix was exceptional.... $30 and all inclusive!
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prompt seating, fun ambiance with piano and entertainment, nice wine list, good meal and conscientious service.
This was a return visit for us, and we will certainly be back many many times. A true find in Times Square!
Great price fix menu with lots of great choices.
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.
Service ok food too salty host not willing to compensate us or make things right I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant
Main meal was sparse, two tiny pieces of potatoes, no veggies. Desserts were excellent!
Always an enjoyable meal.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
I visited La Rivista twice recently. The food was well prepared, the prices reasonable, and the staff congenial.
Out of town visitors
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.
Food was great. Service fine. The music was unexpected and intrusive.
Excellent food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Very good value.
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!
Great food/service/location... a bit pricey, though.
The food was mediocre. My chicken was not cooked throughout. The wine we ordered they didn’t have.
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
St Valentine's day
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.
Warm comfort on a snowy night. Pre fixe menu is great, broad selection of wine and attentive service.
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
Good value and quality for your money, great flavor, very recommended.
food was excellent and staff was very accommodating.
The food and staff were outstanding, we will definitely be back on our next visit!
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!
Ordered a glass of wine , received a little more than a glass for $16; excessive.
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.
The staff was wonderful. Very accommodating never rushed. Great tome
Pre theater dinner in easy walking distance to theater.
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!