Osteria Laguna

4.7
1584 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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What 1584 people are saying
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richardl
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere and beautiful bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in NYC for a night to celebrate my partner’s birthday. Osteria Laguna was a great addition to our day!! So tasty. 10/10 recommend the Burrata. Great espresso martini as well.

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vipDomer84
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stopped in for a quick dinner after arriving in NYC for a long weekend. A friend recommended this restaurant after he stayed in this neighborhood recently. Our dinners were terrific— mushroom risotto and a Neapolitan pizza— but our salads were overpriced for what they were. Dessert too (apple crostata with vanilla gelato) was way overpriced for what it was at $15. Love the vibe and service, and would definitely come back for the secondi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, fresh made pasta was excellent.

DD
vipDrDon
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wait staff, great food (especially the homemade pasta).

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vipHungrytiger
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant dining experience last night. The food was delicious and the staff was quite friendly as well. I expect we'll be going back.

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Nam07
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Very good suggestion and good wine to go with same. On our list to return next trip to NYC.

DB
DeniseB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time there in the last 3 years.... so wonderful, from hello to every morsel! Delicious! Thank you!

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LizP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is delicious -- carefully prepared, with top-quality ingredients. Don't miss the pizza with prosciutto and arugula! Service is gracious and efficient. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

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StefaniaT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolutely must-go to restaurant in New York City. The chef is excellent and the service is there to match. Seasonal specials make it fun to go at different times of the year and the prices are very good!!!

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RebeccaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved based on location and could not have been happier with the food, service, and attention to protocols.

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TaraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Food, service, ambiance....all excellent. Highly recommend!

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vipFoody
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food very good. They didn’t rush us so that was really nice!

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LaraineC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a joy to dine at this fabulous restaurant when we come to New York.
The food is cooked to perfection and the salads float off the plate. The whole staff
is friendly, courteous and all so lovely. The owner is so gracious and the host is so charming and never forgets a face. The ambience is so beautiful. LaRaine Conte

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, excellent food. We enjoyed our entire experience

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great and service was equally good. Plexiglass separated seating was comfortable and appreciated

JP
JelenaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place for lunch for work and with friends

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BobG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Ostetia Laguna

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Magpie
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! The food was excellent, the wine was perfect and the service impeccable. It’s very cozy and nicely decorated. I almost didn’t want to leave for the show!

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LMH07
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a marvelous meal on Thanksgiving day. We chose Traditional Italian. And grateful we did. Everything was delicious. My pasta dish was excellent. The only minor complaint was the pizza was a bit undercooked for our taste. But they remedied it quickly. My only other suggestion would be shaved/shredded Parmesan over grated. But that’s it. Service was great. Loved the atmosphere near the bar.

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DavidEzell
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible every time—really amazing tor a traditional Thanksgiving meal too!

PJ
vipPJRN
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very large. We happened to be on a night it was more quiet, but given the size, I can only guess it might be very loud.
The staff is amazing, we had Mauricio as our waiter and he was super!
The food excellent too.

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TennesseeRich
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dishes were very good. Some not so great. Current score of 4.7/5 is overrated. I’d say 3.5/5. Nice ambience and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, service was very attentive and the ambience was cozy and festive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great location. Excellent food & great service
Will definitely return & recommend to others

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CUTO
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good traditional home Italian meal, good value..

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vipDarty
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!! Our Lunch was wonderful and flavorful! The break basket was very nice. The Service was awesome and the decor very pretty, warm and inviting. The only thing I would change is to have beautiful Italian music on the speakers. Super place!!

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vipPCHEESE
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great grilled appetizers, two well-prepared pastas, and an exceptional seafood special---monkfish wrapped in bacon. Attentive service.

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luchunar
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we chose this place. The food was great thr service was excellent. Usually I go to italian restaurants and something is lacking but this place was spot on from the appetizers to the after dinner expresso. And it was right across from our hotel so no worries on getting back. Had the absolutely best experience here.

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vipForchettone
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent choice in the Grand Central Terminal area. Historically, the noise level has been energetic during peak times (especially lunch), but in the age of Covid, the noise level is moderate. The menu is nicely representative of the Venice region balanced by some more broadly popular Italian choices, including very good Italian-style individual (generously portioned) pizzas. Good value for this area of Manhattan.

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BrianNYC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How did I miss this wonderful place for so long?! Skip the chain steakhouses and everything inside GCT and enjoy an unexpectedly fresh homestyle Italian meal right on E 42nd St! Had lunch at the bar and couldn’t have been treated better. Excellent service and food, don’t miss it!

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vipEzraL
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT FOR SO MANY REASONS!!

Location
Food
Atmosphere.
Service
Value
Makes me feel welcome and special ( I’m handicapped)
Treats my guests just as well
Always a great menu
Happy and hard working staff.
Good wine, good breads!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I’m town for the marathon.

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vipPepper50
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Osteria Laguna is always excellent. Last evening's selection of pastas did not disappoint!

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TRAES
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were 4 diners. The best dinner was the house pasta special that night - semolina pasta with mushrooms. Delicious. The other entrees were very good but not as outstanding as the pasta special of the day. Waiter attentive but not overbearing. Very nice.

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JoeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An important and emotional reunion with my college buddies. We could not have chosen a better venue. Seated immediately, served at our pace and with very polite and well timed visits. Salads and main courses were all top shelf along with a reasonably priced and delicious bottle of red wine. A great time was had and we never felt rushed or ignored. A true find in the area of Grand Central. Highly recommended.

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EricB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipMarkL
Fort Lauderdale
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants when I come to NYC! And it’s across the street from the hotel I usually stay!

I will definitely be back before I leave NYC!

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vipJustFolks
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice location, ambiance, service, and pricing, but the food was good but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch and everything was excellent! The food and service was exceptional. The quality of the ingredients shines right through our server was very friendly and she was very attentive. The octopus appetizer was delicious and my parpadelle and lamb ragu was even better! My wife’s pizza was astounding.

FAQs

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

Osteria Laguna is rated 4.7 stars by 1584 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.