Went on a Tuesday night. It was not crowded. I assume Friday's & Saturday's will be crowded. They have limited outdoor seating. My daughter & her boyfriend recommended this restaurant and we all will return!
The best, as always, second to none. Amazing atmosphere, amazing food and great people.
This place is a quaint and charming place. Food was great. We will be back.
Our waiter helped us to pick a wine and gave great and honest suggestions about the food. We had the special tuna appetizer, the scallops, and 2 types of pasta. Everything was delicious. The venue is small but has lots of energy and always packed. A wonderful neighborhood gem!
Always a great time at Lavagna. Although it gets crowded and a little tight, the servers are very welcoming and the food stellar. Can't wait to go back.
Unbelievable food! Staff was knowledgeable about food and wine pairings. Everyone was extremely friendly. A fantastic meal!
Our waiter was very accommodating and our food was delicious!
A very unlucky night for us and them... starting with a wrong wine going to a bad fish... from the presentation to the taste... I had the impression that was like when the chef is sick and you have to replace it last minute
Also... sorry but that is not an ITALIAN restaurant ... it could be at least a good Slovenian one.
The food was delicious. Everything we tried was wonderful. Wine selection was very good.
Octopus app was beautiful and yummy. We shared steak and pasta for our mains. Fought over the ravioli...next time we have to order 2! Steak was also excellent. Only we wished we lived in the neighborhood. Love love this place!!!
Lavagna is truly a hidden gem in one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. The daily specials are always amazing and highly recommended--you simply cannot go wrong. The ingredients are fresh and well selected and I suggest the nebbiolo wine to pair with just about anything on the menu. The entire staff is warm and friendly and happy to make recommendations. As a whole, they reflect the care and attention of the owner who is truly delightful and clearly passionate about food and guests. They will always remember you and be honored to host you -- no matter how long it's been. Summertime here is not to be missed. It can get crowded later in the week. Make it your spot with that special someone.
Good old school Italian
Lavange is the perfect place for any occasion - friends, family, first date, etc. All the dishes are reasonable and delicious. There is something for everyone and it is a great scene with always unexpected guests!
Great as always!
Lavagna is a consistent and reliable restaurant serving good and authentic Italian food. It is charming and cozy and easy to be in.
Amazing food and ambiance.
The rigatoni is unbeatable and the service was incredible. We came in for a New Years Eve dinner and they were training someone new, but we wouldn't have even known had they not kindly let us know. All around great atmosphere, can't wait to come back.
My wife and I had a blast - the atmosphere was very good, the service and food was great. our server was as entertaining as the food was good.
Over priced and over rated. Food was certainly tasty and the room is quaint and cosy. But the service is too too cool with too many staff hovering round the tables. The main gripe is the speed of service. To fast for comfort. A risotto starter appeared within minutes of ordering and mains delivered immediately our first plates cleared. Not a relaxing evening.
Enjoyed once more. Living abroad is nice to return to Lavagna every time I visit NYC. The food is great and people are very nice
We took a friend’s recommendation for a intimate and great Italian dinner and we are glad we did. Our table was waiting for us, the atmosphere was cozy on a bitterly cold night and the service, just attentive enough. It was notable how many servers and chefs were working a restaurant with maybe 12 tables. Reasonable prices, great wine list and the pasta was superb!