La Stanza

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian

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La Stanza is House of Lasagna's slightly more elegant sister restaurant, located just above the House of Lasagna on the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 39th Street. Down-to-earth, honest & simple homemade pasta specialties, in a more relaxed atmosphere than its bustling, downstairs sibling.

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Sun 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Sat 4:30PM - 7:30PM

What 335 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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4.5
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New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The portions are generous for the entrees and the salad is a good size without being too much. Shared the meatballs as an appetizer which were very good.

The waiter is attentive and eager to please. Recognizes that we have dined here in the past.

A steadfast standby to select for an evening meal.

F
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was extremely friendly, accommodating, and attentive.

SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice cozy neighborhood restaurant with reliably good food, friendly staff and good prices.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal @La Stanza

IS
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food/variety and non rushed dinner in a quaint environment.

DT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, La Stanza delivers. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, the service impeccable. Both Lazlo and Tudor are terrific attentive food servers. This is my neighborhood go to place for comfort food and great value.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best hidden gems in the city. Really love this place for a nice, quiet meal with friends.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service! Remembered it was our 5 year anniversary and congratulated us with a complimentary dessert. Food was great and authentic Italian & the aesthetic of the restaurant is so homey!

RR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful find and would definitely dine there again. A somewhat intimate setting, excellent menu with a pleasant waitstaff. Our dinner selections were delicious!

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

ST
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! keep up the good work in 2020..

S
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A small restaurant on the second floor above The House of Lasagna. The food was very good and we were so impressed with the waiter. He was alone and did everything it would normally take 3-4 people to do. Will be back on our next visit to NYC

JC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Friendly staff with great service!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! We dined early and the service was excellent. The ambiance was perfect and the shrimp risotto was to die for!!! Will definitely be back and recommend to others.

N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Fast friendly service. Warm atmosphere.

y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the family's favorite restaurants. Excellent food, service, atmosphere. small dining room and very comfortable. excellent value as well. go and enjoy!

CL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Only one server, waited 20 min past reservation time. Frantic service and food wasn’t great for the price at all. Wouldn’t recommend.

BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tudor (spelling?) was our server and the service was excellent. I appreciated his menu recommendations and he was very attentive. I didn't like our table which was directly at the front door but the service made up for it. The chicken parm was very, very good! We will be back.

JK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is excellent for the value. The only thing I would change is a switch to a real Italian bread. That was not good.

j
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent food and service. I entertained friends from Cincinnati who are definite foodies. They were blown away by the food and proclaimed La Stanza their new favorite NYC restaurant!

TH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found La Stanza on the map because it was close to my hotel. They had great reviews so I made reservations for my girls trip to NYC. We arrived a little early but was still seated promptly. Our server, Laszlo, was terrific! The food was so good. Perfect portions and the fresh pasta is light and delicious. And maybe the best champagne I’ve ever had. I would definitely go back again!

N
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Stanza is conveniently located in midtown, with reasonably priced delicious food and wonderful service!

BH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We booked a lunch time in advance for a party of 12 and were given a table upstairs that accommodated us comfortably. Our exuberant waiter Laslo was very courteous and accommodating and took good care of us from our arrival to our departure, even handling the serving of a cake that we had brought with us. The prices were reasonable. The food was pretty good. Everyone enjoyed our time at the restaurant.

ES
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great . Service was prompt and friendly!

IS
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy restaurant with wide selection of tasty dishes.

S
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased. Definitely return. Reasonable, very good, loved intimate quiet setting.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dishes, I had the most delicious Filet Mignon ever. Personnel is very friendly and knowledgeable.

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were two couples, and have been there before, finding it indeed "the ever-so-slightly more refined sister restaurant" of the one downstairs, as they charmingly refer to themselves. It's small and intimate, reasonably quiet, with good service and tasty if somewhat standard Italian fare. Their menu and especially their prix fixe dinner are a very good value.

DT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, la Stanza delights and fits the bill. Great food, terrific service, lovely ambiance and very reasonable prices. It never disappoints!

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good quality food served quickly and with proper attention. Nice space to have discussions and break bread.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were a large party who needed a quiet enough place to sit and catch up and eat. We had kids so it needed to be able to accommodate all these needs. It did as far as space and quiet but I sure wish the food was better. The food really lacked flavor.

SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Italian restaurant, friendly staff. They have a Sunset menu and a pix fixe dinner menu as well which are both a terrific value! We had the pasta e fagioli soup, which was excellent and a salad with a very good balsamic vinaigrette. For entrees we had chicken Florentine and wild mushroom ravioli with bechamel sauce, both were delicious. For dessert we had their tiramisu which is the best! Highly recomment!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great cozy little neighborhood Italian bistro. Food was very good, generous portions. Service was friendly and well run. Overall, restaurant over-delivers relative to cost.

GB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. Attentive staff, without being overbearing. Solidly good food at a reasonable price. Overall...a good value.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at La Stanza is excellent and the price is very reasonable for such good cuisine. It is a small intimate restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The staff is very professional and the waiter Laszlo is great. He works as a team with the other waiter and they provide outstanding service. He is always attentive to the diners. We have eaten there several times while in New York and return each year. Reservations are a must but well worth the planning ahead.

MW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem that we just discovered.
The place is small upstairs but vey comfortable and noise level is low so we had no trouble having a conversation.
Food was excellent and service impeccable. We were not rushed at all.
We will definitely be back

LS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice staff and service

KZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at La Stanza for years, back since it's Fagiolini days. It's terrific for a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner and even a holiday event.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and intimate experience
Was amazing

RD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem of an Italian restaurant in Murray Hill district. Pasta is made fresh and is to die for. Highly recommend for a quiet good quality dinner.