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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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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for a Date (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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food5
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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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service2
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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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food5
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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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service2
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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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food5
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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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food2
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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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food5
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was delicious and the location is very convenient to theaters.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We chose this restaurant because they were only a couple blocks from the theatre that we were going to. We looked forward to trying this restaurant because we hadn't remembered being there before. We both ended up ordering from the Prefixed Menu, partly because the regular menu contained so many items that it was difficult to discern which either of us would like. I was disappointed that the majority of items in their full menus were high calories - such as beef and steak; it showed very little seafood and seemed kind of expensive. In contrast, the prefix menu had some seafood that I wanted and some pasta that my husband wanted. I enjoyed the food, especially their delicious sauces. For desert we each were given a small slice that we chose, such as their version of apple pie.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Cramped space - we were seated right up against a large party, though the room was mostly empty. Quite expensive for small portions. Our party of two - no drinks, one app, two entrees and two (tiny) desserts was $150. Good amount of selections. Very convenient to theaters.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Alas, La Rivista, we will miss you. After being a regular go-to when in NYC, and one of our favorite spots, it's clear a lot has changed at La Rivista since our last visit. Gone is the dapper gentleman (former owner, I'd guess) who'd greet you like an old friend at the door; gone is the incredible (and gratis) cheese that was on your plate practically before you sat down; gone is seemingly any wine on the wine list (a sure sign of not-so-good things...we tried to order two different good, but far from rare bottles, neither of which was available); and gone was a nice, genteel place to go for great food.

Now? There's a new owner wearing a flannel shirt, sitting at the bar while staring at his smartphone, not looking up once unless being asked if he knew where any wine was that was being ordered -- and he did not; now it takes 20-30 minutes to get oysters delivered to the table; now there's clearly a lot of alcohol but it's in the patrons and not the wine rack, as there were two VERY drunk and boisterous guys sitting in the front when we arrived, and another poor sot who was so drunk he was asleep next to the very good piano player...he would occasionally make "noises" that can only be described as farm animal-like, or impending gastro issues. I can assure you, the former owner would not tolerate ANY of these three in his fine restaurant, or a lack of service. But that's the point of this review...what was a fine and well regarded restaurant is no more. Avoid at all costs.

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Aside from the polenta appetizer, which was dry and without much flavor, my wife and I enjoyed our prix fixe selections. The other selections were well prepared. This is an above average Italian restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food
Excellent service
Good value for price fixed meal
Choc mousse is very light and delicious
Quiet so you can talk to you guests

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Three friends got together for a pre-theater lunch. We were seated near the open-air dining area so had plenty of sunshine at our table. Service excellent; food was great (small plates available for pre-theater dining; easy to get a noon reservation for a pre-theater lunch and although this restaurant is on a Theater Row street we felt it was away from the hustle and bustle of the more crowded places in that location.

Just perfect if you're looking for good food, excellent and attentive service, and an environment where you can enjoy each other's company and conversation (no noise level to interfere).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Poor food and poor service. Tired place. Food was almost inedible. The place was largley empty. I would not be surprise if it closes soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We were seated at a comfortable table. Despite the restaurant being mostly empty, we were rushed to order. The waiters were not at all friendly or helpful and seemed annoyed that we were only drinking tap water. They had a $20 lunch menu that included limited choices of an appetizer, entree and coffee or tea. This is an amazing price considering the location . I had a refreshing salad but when I asked for a choice of dressing I was told there was only one available.I requested that dressing on the side but it was served without a dressing which I then had to ask for. The food was just edible and the portions were very small. The choice of desserts was very limited and no attempt was made to speak about other possibilities such as sorbet. We left without a greeting or thank you from the staff. All in all, a not very pleasant experience. Only the location may make it a possibility for a quick and economical pre- theater lunch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The service was prompt and courteous.
The attention by the wait staff was excellent but not overbearing.
The food was excellent. We had the veal medallions.
The cost was reasonable. Less than $100 including drinks.
Close to the theatres.
Great choice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This was our second year at La Rivista, both times for our wedding anniversary. The food, the wine and the service were very good and consistent from one visit to the next. Very popular so plan ahead and make a reservation. Well worth the trip!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Food as always was good. Service excellent. Very accommodating about gluten free accommodations. I was annoyed later when I got home and realized that although I had ordered a price fix dinner I was charged a la carte.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

It's like walking into the 1970s with old-fashioned decor and everything else. Service is courtesy of the all-male staff who aren't particular attentive or helpful.
The head waiter is a sour-faced 70-something. When we were ordering my wife was unsure of what she was going to get and the guy literally said that if she wasn't ready he had better things to do..
our dishes were OK. I got a special rigatoni with sausage and broccoli rabe. It was swimming in an inch of broth and had perhaps 2 oz of sausage. The pasta was fresh and the broccoli rabe was perfectly sautéed.
My son ordered pasta and shrimp with light oil. He instead got it drenched in marinara sauce (only 5 shrimp) and had to return it. My wife did the $30 pre-theater prix fixed. She liked her cold asparagus and heart of palm. Her mushroom ravioli was very good.
Desserts were apple tart (OK) and chocolate mousse cake (good).
It was OK, but given all the great places in NYC, I wouldn't recommend.

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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Been to La Rivista several times and have NEVER been disappointed, from the food, to the service This place was a great find!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The $29.50 pri fixe theatre menu is a great value. However, the food has gone down hill here. The value for 3 courses can't be beat. I had the peppers and eggplant appetizer. It was very oily. My girlfriend had the polenta which was warm and buttery. The veal in white wine and mushrooms was tasty, but too salty and smothered in sauce. The cheesecake was too cold. The coffee was not served with half and half.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 27, 2017

La Rivista is always on our list when visiting New York!

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Ordered goat cheese ravioli with sage cream. The ravioli was drowned in cream sauce and there wasn't any goat cheese filling.
Pinot Grigio was bitter.
It may have been good in the day. Now it's just a tourist trap.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our experience was great from start to finish. There weren't many people in the restaurant, so the staff was very attentive, but not annoying. We were happily greeted & given complimentary fresh cheese with balsamic glaze upon being seated. The food was great & the restaurant was just a few minutes walking distance to the theater. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

great food never disappoint service ambiance price for manhattan always great choice would highly recommend price/fix dinners.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We enjoyed the lasagne and trout in lemon sauce. Both were nicely prepared and it was a pleasant meal prior to a show which was right nearby.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 23, 2017

This was a second visit in as many months. Food both times was very good and great value for items off the price fix menu. The regular menu is also reasonably priced and offers a bigger selection. We have eaten from both menus. We did a pre-theater dinner and service was prompt and professional and got us out in plenty of time for our curtain without being rushed.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great food, great music by Marissa Muldar. By the end of the night everyone in the place knew everyone else and most people had gotten up to sing a song or two at the piano. Wonderful food and the kind of New York night you'd think only happened in movies.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent food at reasonable prices with impeccable service - can't wait to come back

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups
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