Osteria Laguna

4.6
1550 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Find the refined and easy elegance of Venice in the middle of East Midtown in Manhattan.

Osteria Laguna named for the beautiful waterways of the famed Italian city offers a spacious and stylish contrast to the busy workday bustle of 42nd Street. Located steps away from the New York Helmsley, United Nations and the Chrysler Building, this charming northern Italian space is easily accessible to business and tourist crowds alike. Floor to ceiling front doors, antique country tables and a classic 30 foot mahogany bar lend a sense of relaxed refinement to this airy and spacious getaway.

Osteria Laguna’s menu offers contemporary sensibility and flair to the classic tastes of Northern Italy with an emphasis on fresh wholesome foods. From classic to cutting edge, there’s something for every appetite. Perfectly balanced pasta dishes, mouthwatering risotti, or the amazing array of piping hot dishes coming out of the charming brick oven at the center of the restaurant.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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joanne
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, wait staff extremely attentive, extremely courteous and professional, went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and cared for

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vipstyx
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A midtown restaurant that you should definitely put on your list. The menu gives you many excellent choices

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MiloF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was brilliant, service was impeccable. The food surprised me, it was up there in the world of NYC restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was quiet, staff attentive in spite of reduction in servers and other staff. Food was good.

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vipDANny
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time back since COVID19. Food was great but the white sauce with the spaghetti alla vongole was a bit strange this time seems like the accidentally spilled some red sauce in it. Other than that great service and food.
Oh and the martinis were perfect nice pour and not watered down.

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RebeccaW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is a nice Italian restaurant near grand central. The service and atmosphere is classic casual italian elegance. The food was good just not stellar. We had bruschetta the tomatoes tasted wonderful but the bread was very dry and unflavorful. Spinach salad with beets was ok. My penne with tomato and basil sauce was very good. And the french rose was perfect light and crisp. Wait staff was top notch

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vipSherryK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and pleasant service

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vipwhatthe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, service is always excellent food is fresh and homemade

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vipThereseC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Go to place for lunch when working in the city! Food is always great.

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vipACross09
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wowww, what an impromptu last minute reservation that turned into our best meal of the weekend. The service was great, and the food was unmatched. Highly recommend if you’re craving Italian in Midtown. SO good.

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ZvielM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment, has good Quality food and service is excellent.

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vipAries
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Osteria Laguna and will definitely be back. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tourist in NYC!! What a wonderful experience! Food was delicious - service excellent - Conrad really took care of us.

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Matt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully welcoming! Ordered off exclusively from the specials. Everything was FRESH and delightful. The Skate was perfect and accompanied by roasted brussel sprouts and potatoes. So good!!!
3 hr lunch at its best🤗

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HanT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable meal in a pleasant restaurant with excellent service

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vipBillJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

entrees were delivered halfway through appetizers. That is rude. 8pm sitting and plenty empty tables on a rainy night.

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vipPepper50
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to eat indoors again. Osteria Laguna picked up where it left off! Food is great and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food and excellent service!

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babs212
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a very nice time. The service was great. The food was delicious. I would recommend it highly.

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vipGlobalWoman
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful environment and centrally located.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be back, service was wonderful and our meal was delicious.

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vipConnie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

VERY attentive staff!

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Tate
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing for a nice early dinner. The service was also great and I definitely would recommend to a friend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. A neighborhood staple for great Italian food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

delicious as always

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vipLauraS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipMarkB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prices for what you get is to high

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table arrangements made my first inside dining expereince in over a year seem quite comfortable.

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CatherineF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Much much too too noisy restaurant, impossible to carry on a normal conversation !!

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vipROBERTG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great. Service very attentive Highly recommend. Our server was Sergio - he was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, food was delicious!

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RoseannR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Friendly, reliable neighborhood Italian. I’m so glad it is open after Covid!

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vipSylviaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy that you are open again. I missed you. It was so great to be back. The food was delicious. I will be back soon.

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MargaretH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception good service, waiter was more than helpful. I went there with my niece and her two young kids and we dined outside. We had pizza which was very tasty. Food is a little expensive but to be expected for midtown.

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vipKareemB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. They were always around for us to ask questions. The dining experience was truly safe with appropriate social distancing. The food was amazing. I got the oven baked fish and my wife got a seafood pasta dish, which we both devoured. Our friends also loved their food. We ordered a pizza and calamari for appetizers and couldn't have been happier. We finished dinner a round of desserts: tiramisu, molten chocolate lava cake, and crème brûlée.

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JHay
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business lunch. Big portions. Great social distancing layout and protocols.

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RuthR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service very warm vibe clean and cozy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipAmyS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Our waiter was great. Delicious food and creative specials. Loved the polenta balls!

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vipMarkus
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there twice, and both times, was impressed by how the chef prepares the fish on' the menu. Service was excellent. I recommended this place to a friend who later told me she loved it.

FAQs

Osteria Laguna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 557-0001.

Osteria Laguna is rated 4.6 stars by 1550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.