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Lala Lu, East Syracuse, NY

Lala Lu

4.4
4.4
431 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
LaLaLu Ristorante breaks the rules, giving you an experience you’ll need to come back for. Arancini Eggrolls, 40 oz. Steaks, and Handmade Pastas are just the tip of the iceberg, there is something for everyone. Our enchanting dining room accommodates a special date night for you and your significant other to a family party up 12. Book your reservations today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (315) 437-0385
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Barrett

What 431 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Innovative

  • Central New York

    Best Ambiance

  • Central New York

    Innovative

  • Central New York

    Hot spot

  • Central New York

    Romantic

  • Central New York

    Good for special occasions

  • Central New York

    Lively

  • Central New York

    Most Booked

431 Reviews
  1. JohnP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining here. The atmosphere when you first walk in is very warm and inviting. The overall design of the interior restaurant is beautiful. There’s always something amazing to look at. The service was impeccable. The food was very very good and the drinks were awesome. We will definitely be coming back again and bringing our friends.!! Jim and Janet

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  2. KKNC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal. Such a unique spot with a great aesthetic and vibe!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience! Total sensory engagement! Delicious food, incredible drinks, happy and helpful waiters, amazing table service meals! Would highly recommend Lala Lu for a great experience and time!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the ambience of this restaurant. Very chic and cute. The drinks were absolutely delicious. The food was hot and fresh when it came out. One of our muscles weren’t quite open and they gave us one to replace it. My steak was cooked beautifully, although my potatoes were a little too salty for my taste. The bread was hot when it came out as well and I quite liked that they give you oil and Parmesan to put on the bread yourself.

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  5. ScottW

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time, the food was very good, we had the pickle martinis, also very good, I would highly recommend.

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  6. Megan

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is why you come here. The food was over priced for what you get. I have been in customer service for 16 years and I know it’s not easy to deal with the public so with that being said, the customer service was phenomenal regardless of the subpar food. We went there for my fiancés birthday, he ordered a $65 steak, medium. It came out well done and the broccoli was cold. They took it back no issues and re made it but this time it came out practically mooing from the cow. The manager was extremely accommodating and that establishment is lucky to have him. Our waitress was great as well and I know it was not her fault but unfortunately you don’t go to restaraunts for their service, you go for the food. The manager comped my fiancés steak which was very appreciative and gave us free desserts. I’d only go back there because of the service but that’s just not enough for us to return. Over priced food, but excellent customer service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. I would definitely visit again.

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  8. LauraM

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was disappointed and did not order the ice cream tower, as it is now spicy. I was also disappointed that the butter squash pasta was removed. I did order the ribeye and it was very good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy myself here, but they did not have the table service tonight and that was disappointing. We don’t go out often and we specifically went for this service. The food is very good, and the presentation of it is top-notch. We didn’t get a drink refill until after our check was paid, we had water…

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  10. BrianH

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for Valentine's Day and it was one of the best meals we have had. Our waiter and table service was beyond expectations. Will go there again and again. Thank you so much for a great night LaLa Lu's

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  11. mwr1943

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    LaLa Lu has lost its mojo. cacio e pepe was a huge disappointment - lacked presentational flair and pepper. Out of bronzino. Tri colored carrots were all the same color orange. Lousy vodka gimlet ordered straight up and delivered on the rocks.

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  12. BrittanyM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was such a cool experience! We had a great time. I would say my only note is that they do not have a kids menu. Their kids items are close in price to the main entrees. I would not recommend bringing your babies and keeping it to just a date night.

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  13. JazzyDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really fun experience in Syracuse. Had a wonderful server Nick that made the experience very special.

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  14. Mona

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were on point. They were out of a few things (expected later on a busy Saturday) but server made great suggestions. Would go back for sure. Definitely a one of a kind experience for the area. Flaming drinks and pizza, bubbles, table side courses.

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  15. chibbert06

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is quite fun. Great interior, projection on the ceiling, creative menu. But the execution needs work. So many fun ideas, but maybe scale back a little to get some things really down. I noticed a number of inconsistencies in service, dishes weren't exactly as described, servers in general seemed a little tentative. The kitchen just seemed to be scrambling to make it all happen, but couldn't keep up. Will go back because it was a fun experience.

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  16. GregL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing we will definitely be back.

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  17. DanielleD

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Nick waited on us and he was great! My husband and I would definitely come back!

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  18. Jaym

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was preoccupied with a larger table that he knew personally, was very inattentive. Food took quite long for pasta and lobster and still came out cold. Ordered the pasta flight and couldn’t tell the difference between them because they tasted so similar. Menu options were changed / unavailable which we weren’t informed of, and we drove 2 hours for. Very different experience than the last time we came, but probably won’t be coming back because of it.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eclectic Italian... Excellent blend of modern and classic. Reasonably priced. Great atmosphere - the redesign of the dining area is top notch - great attention to detail. Love this place.

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  20. NadineZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we ever had. They moved us due to a large party and comped us an amazing at table special. The service was impressive and the food and drinks were amazing!!

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  21. diamondgirl

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. Ravioli with meat sauce was excellent. Meatballs were excellent. Roasted chicken dish was very good. Cocktails were very good. Wedge salad was very good. No complaints at all. Would definitely recommend.

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  22. LaurieL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience on our first visit. Our waiter Chris was helpful attentive and gave great recommendations. The plating of the food was beautifully done. The girls loved the pasta pores in the martini glass. My gluten free pasta was cooked perfectly and the marinara was flavorful. We were celebrating a birthday and she opted for the donuts which came out with a sparkler candle. All three ( pistachio chocolate and lemon were good but the lemon was amazing as was the chocolate. The dining room is beautifully decorated the wait staff is superb and the food is excellent ( the bread was amazing also). We will definitely be back!

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  23. KyleT

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is probably quite polarizing. You will either love it, or you will hate it. There is clearly a very quirky, artistic vision that was well executed on in terms of the ambiance. There are extremely bright colors, trippy projections on the ceiling and walls, and modern art. For some people, they will love it. For many people, they will walk away feeling that the place is a little strange. The food is excellent, I just wouldn't come here on a frequent basis because the ambiance is a little too "out there for me." The decor is just a little too distracting for me personally, but I acknowledge that some people will love it. The bar looks awesome, I just didn't get the chance to grab a drink there.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable, waiter very attentive. Top tier environment.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    LaLaLu is an experience, the decor is fun and interesting, the plates and specialty cocktails are designed to be visually appealing and they always are. Our food this time was mediocre excepting the Caesar salad and tiramisu- which were fantastic. The arancini eggrolls and entrees (both pasta dishes) lacked seasoning and were bland and uninteresting. For an appetizer, salad, two pasta entrees, and two desserts, the bills was $99, which is a good value. All in all, I’m not sure I’ll visit again.

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  26. Anna

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiance and I went to Lala Lu to celebrate my birthday and we had a great experience! We loved the overall vibe and atmosphere, it was so much fun! We had fantastic service. Both our server and the manager were very attentive and everything came out very quickly. Our highlights were the meatball appetizer (they were huge!!), the bootylicious, and of course the pasta. We look forward to coming back and bringing family from out of town!

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  27. PatriciaO

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta cooked in the cheese was fun but not great. Maybe they used a cheap Romano or American made pasta? It was fun but nothing like the real thing. Steak and ravioli was fantastic. Location of our table was cold. Ambiance is darling. I would go again.

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  28. ChazzyWazzy

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience!!! Service was excellent…. And the menu options were great… drinks are fun!

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  29. Patrick

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meatball appetizer is so good it's unbelievable. I've had them numerous times and they are always a home run. The Panzenella La Lal U salad was delicious and I'll be ordering that again for sure. The service was phenomenal as well, the staff is always great!

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  30. AliciaA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience! Server was amazing. Food was amazing. Atmosphere is always wonderful.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal here and a great time, excellent service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They were out of nearly every item I wanted (including drinks)

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The swrvice?, Food and presentation were all great. Only complaint was where we were seated. The booth was too tight for 3 small people and a child to sit. The table was right up to my abdomen and the table was so small, our menus couldn't even fit

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  34. LaurenB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta dishes were only affordable items on menu. Food was ok but overpriced.

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  35. JWL371

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    atmosphere is unique- food was delicious and the table side prep was a very entertaining feature. Highly recommended

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  36. StephanieM

    Wilmington

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Ambiance is excellent. Definitely would recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Drinks were fun. Portion sizes were plenty. Request Chris to be your server. He was fantastic!

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  38. Jennifer

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, fun experience, very helpful waiter, great service.

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  39. Mikeb

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time first date. We both had an amazing dinner. Service the vibe the staff all top notch . Well be back again soon

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  40. JordanB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat this place is. We have been several times and were able to bring the in-laws this time. The vibe was perfect and the servers went above and beyond. Only things that could've been better was the duck(which is my favorite thing to get when I dine out) was very salty and chewy. The La La Lu cocktail had a harsh bite but all of the other cocktails were out of this world. Highly recommend this place if you want to impress friends or your coworkers!

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Lala Lu is rated 4.4 stars by 431 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Lala Lu

6430 Yorktown Cir, East Syracuse, NY 13057-1245

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Old Collamer Road South
  • Neighborhood
    Syracuse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Steak, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Executive chef
    Ryan Barrett
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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