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About 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.

313 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm; Dinner Monday - Saturday 4:00pm-12:00am

Cross Street:
between eight and nith ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-1707

Website:
http://www.larivistanyc.com/

Entertainment:
Nightly piano music from 8pm till midnight

Public Transit:
ace to port authority

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

La Rivista Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (14)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 16 hours ago

Outstanding service & a delightful meal at the right price.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. Service was just ok. I had to ask for our tables first cocktail. Nobody came over to ask us. I would say nice place but don’t feel like their happy to have you there.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for pre theater dinner. Service was very attentive without being cloying, and the food was delicious. The fried calamari was some of the best I have had. My only issue is that they were out of two of the things ordered, rose wine and oysters.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible. Restaurant was out of everything I ordered at 6pm and place was empty. Kitchen actually substituted different fish from the one ordered and I ended up with no entree at all. Waiter was sympathetic but kitchen terribly run.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fun place. Old school restaurant that served excellent food.
Best dinner we had in New York. Waiters were a little Surly, old guys who had a way of doing things. But they really knew how to take care of a table. Food was excellent and will be a regular visitor each time we go back

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyable local feel and ambiance. A short walk from the Marriott Marquee. The food was very good offering for both a fixed and open menu. The fixed menu had plenty of offerings. We would return again.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It’s just a real nice neighborhood restaurant in the theater district., The Maitre d, the waiters, the food were all excellent. The aged Parmesan with the balsamic was a nice touch! My wife Betty loved it!!!! Can’t wait to go back

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

La Rivista is one of our go-tos whenever we have a special weekend planned in Manhattan. The staff is wonderful, a lot of care goes into how they treat their customers. Food is yummy. Ambiance is quiet, and lovely. Great spot for a special meal, or just a moment when you want to get away from the craziness.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food. Very helpful wait staff.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fabulous as always. Great food and service!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Such a fun and delicious experience! Super friendly staff and very attentive! Would definitely go back here again.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Not properly an Italian "restaurant", but more an Italian-type popular/touros food place before-theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Disappointing experience. While the coat check woman was enchanting, the food, waiter and value for the meal was sub-par. Definitely, not a four star restaurant.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We loved the food! Amazing steaks, authentic pasta and very accommodating on food special requests. Wine was well priced as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Disappointed to receive an email that we were a no show as we dined.
Had to send salad back - clearly old lettuce.
Wine on list not available at $35 Accepted a $38 option. We were charged $39.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Drinks were overpriced...even for NY. Waiter rude and not very engaged. Portions on the small side. Calamari was good, but soup was watery. Overall not a great experience. Would never go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

La Ravista is our favorite restaurant in NYC. Visit often and always love it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant provided our favorite meal on a long NYC weekend. Its small and busy and delicious. Various staff members waited attentively on us. It felt like a family reunion dinner with all the happy faces enjoying their food. Cheese and bread are offered immediately, and the food is soon on the way.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were attending a play nearby and our usual dining spots were fully booked. The interior is drab and a coat rack right in the entryway was cramped. We were seated promptly. The bread was the best part of the meal and they served nice chunks of pecorino, a vèry nice touch. A calamari appetizer was nicely prepared but the veal was tough. At best, service was haphazard. The Maitre 'd was particularly annoying. I wouldn't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great ambiance. Excellent service . Prix fixe dinner is a great bargain and food was very good. skip the NY cheesecake.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I've been to this restaurant many times and I have never been disappointed. Great service, great food and friendly atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went to La Rivista Restaurant prior to attending the theater. The restaurant is conveniently located in Restaurant Row, close to the theater district. The food was wonderful and the service was great. I ordered the Lobster Fra Diablo, which is a pasta dish that usually contains a lobster tail, mussels, clams, shrimp with a spicy red sauce. Unfortunately on this particular day, the restaurant did not receive its shipment of shellfish, so the waiter suggested simply adding another lobster tail, which they did and it was wonderful. Very accommodating wait staff. The restaurant had the feel of a family-run establishment with wonderful Italian fare. I highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent (delicious) food. Nice atmosphere. Charming performance at the piano. Both singers interpreting old nice songs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Last minute pre-theater res dictated by location convenient to theater. Pleasantly surprised by the “old school” ambiance, outstanding service and “touches” and equally important, the food.
Definitely a rerun for us; especially when we have more time to enjoy the food and experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great as always. One of the very few solid restaurants that have held up through the years in the theatre district. Authentic Italian food with great service and very friendly staff. The piano sets the mood for a romantic night out. Highly recommend for couples or groups looking for a classy restaurant. We come very year for our anniversary and are never disappointed. This is our favorite restaurant in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant had no chef and was not open at the time we had the confirmed reservation. We were left scrambling to find a spot to eat before the theatre. They had contact information through Open Table but did not contact us.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our pre/post theater favorite. Always great food and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Filet mignon was delicious. Servers were attentive. Caesar salad was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. Live piano music a real plus.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Place was good wait staff was a little off though not very good waiter we had

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were very pleased with our choice of restaurant. We have been there a number of times & have always enjoyed the experience. Food & service & ambiance were great

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fair service ... good food but not for the price. Disappointed!

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food3
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 22, 2017

It was such a beautiful restaurant! We had an early dinner and it was quiet and the food was exquisite and a great price.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, this is the only restaurant I will frequent whenever I am in NY.
The service, the food & the ambiance the best!!!!

I must also mention that the cheese / drizzled with Balsamic glaze, given when you are seated, is a definite plus.

Always #1 in my book.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great for before a Broadway show! It is very convenient to all of the Broadway Theatres. The meal was good, and the service was very efficient and accommodating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was fantastic! Table for 7 that ordered 7 different main courses and rave reviews all around. Very reasonable for NY dining. Very attentive but discrete staff. I've dined here many times over the last 15 or so years and the consistency is amazing. Always a great pick and recommendation.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I lived in NYC for 15 years and I have never walked out of a restaurant. The service was awful and both entrees were completely inedible. We asked for our check and left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I truly hate giving any kind of a negative review, but here goes. The wait staff bordered on rude.
The food was minimal and edible. I think the five of us shared one cut up potato. The portion sizes were so small and I say this after eating at French restaurants with plenty of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My wife and me met long time friends from England for dinner at a 6:30 dinner reservation. We arrived early and were immediately seated. The food was excellent and the waiters were very professional. The prix fixe dinner had many good choices and all 4 of us were very happy with our choices. The ambiance was great and we spent over 2- 1/2 hours there and never felt rushed. The wine was also excellent as were the desserts and coffee. We plan to dine here again on our next visit to NYC. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2017

My meal was amazing. I started with the avocado stuffed with crab and moved on to the Chilean sea bass. I couldn't have been happier. Until dessert. Their tiramisu is the best I've ever eaten. It's worth the trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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