Lattanzi

4.6
5116 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Now in its 36th year, this unique Italian Restaurant is a classic on the famed Theater Row. Renowned for its Roman style specialties including fried artichokes, gracious service and welcoming Pre-Theater and Post Theater Dinner crowds for a more relaxed and timeless meal. Since 1984, family-owned Lattanzi has been recognized as being one of New York's best and most authentic Italian Cuisine.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 5116 people are saying
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MelissaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, ambience, and food. Loved it so much that we went back the next night!

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hicksattytn
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lattanzi was a wonderful dinner. It had been recommend to my wife and I by a close friend and it lived up to its billing. We ordered multiple pasta dishes to share for dinner. We had Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Fettuccine al Ragu', and Rotolo di Spinaci e Ricotta. Every bit of it was great and I would order that combination over and over again. For dessert, we had the Napoleon and Mousse di Cioccolato. The napoleon ended up being our favorite. We cannot wait to come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely pretheater dinner !!

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vipDrCharChaf
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and great food. Took mom for her birthday party and we had several requests...and they just made it happen. Loved it!

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vipDisgusted
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Generous portions, interesting menu. Food was lackluster but fine.

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vipJoaniG
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and perfect timing for us to enjoy our dinner and make our show without feeling rushed!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant from the decor to the food it was wonder. Will for sure be a returning customer when I’m in New York.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, excellent meal, fabulous setting.

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JackT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Theatre District. Service excellent and have never had a bad meal there…everything superb

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datenight
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Gracious … delicious … loved the service and the meal was everything we were hoping for!

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vipRRLPC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. for 25+ years, Lattanzi never disappoints.
We love it.

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nycdiner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious- bread was a little stale. Ambience was beautiful

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LisaG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. It was recommended to us by a friend. Food was delicious as well as the wine. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance was lovely and the history of this family owned restaurant was special. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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vipStageDirector
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-theatre, our first in 18 months. Lattanzi has long been a favorite with it’s great food, lovely service, elegant ambiance and low noise level. It was as great as ever. Jimmy a wonderful maitre d. We’ll be back!

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vipoperalover212
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Lattanzi post theater and had an excellent meal. Service was impeccable as always.

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PROBREEZE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, great food, quiet, intimate. Great location, near the theater district. Would definitely recommend.

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MelindaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It is one of those pre theater places that basically cooks mediocre food and throws it at you. Our orders were not correct and then cooked badly. But you have to get to a show and so you bolt your food and leave. And the entire restaurant situation down there is so horrendous with all the outdoor places and the noise levels and crowds.Its like being on a Boardwalk in some third world seaside town.
There was also only cursory attention to our IDs and vaccine status. They did not ask and when we showed them, it was barely a glance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Anniversary and celebrating daughters first job

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culle913
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was really good and we also liked the fact that you could order a 1/2 portion of pasta

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Lattanzio never disappoints.

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vipMarkB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great as always, glad to be back to theater and Lattanzi.

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waynew
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve been to Lattanzi many many times but had to stop last year due to COVID. So this was our first time back in nearly 2 years. It’s always been one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Unfortunately our dinners were very average. We were disappointed. New chef, maybe? Just not as good as in years past.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant. I highly recommend it

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SandraB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good place for pre or post show - my pasta wasn't great this time but service is excellent - I've had good meals here before last night so I will give it another shot

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MiLe
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sadly, my return to Lattanzi after several years' absence was not a gratifying experience. Simply put-- the food was not good, particularly. My go to appetizer of fried artichokes was bland, poorly prepared (having barely been charred) and looked canned artichokes but I really can't be sure. It certainly wasn't worth the $26.

My Linguine alle Vongole--looked and tasted like it was made with flour to thicken it, also flavorless and the clams were tough. My husband's Chicken Milanese was thick and also flavorless. My friend's vegetable platter was fine. Amazingly, even our Diet Cokes, although carbonated, had zero flavor!! Perhaps they bottles were too old, or they got a bad batch, but it was both cokes. Certainly not up to par. Won't be returning.

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EllenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice before theatre. Great service, great food. Especially the Bronzino filet special and Napoleon. We ate outdoors but the inside is beautiful with exposed brick walls and nice bar area.

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BobS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lattanzi remains a very good option on restaurant row and midtown West for good solid old school Italian food at the higher end. Not a red sauce joint, but not super high end and sometimes that is just right. My wife and I both had different fish entrees and both were very good and lightly done. My son had the Cacia Pepi, which was also good. Good starters and good wine list, that was not too ridiculously priced for NYC. All very good. Service was excellent and management was very present. The patio was closed, which is very nice and hope will re-open. Side walk seating was good and always fun to people watch. Very good overall experience. We will be back .

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vipEpicurious
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I don’t know if the problem was with the kitchen, or something else ( it was never explained ) but we arrived early for a ore-theater meal (5:20) and waited over 50 minutes for our one course meal.
The food was good but definitely not worth the wait and the anxiety about making our show.
No time for coffee or dessert, we had to hustle to the theater.
One apology for how long it was taking , a number of “your order will be out very soon” ( it was never even close) and finally an apology and “ we took your drink off the bill.” ( I had had one drink.)
Overall disappointment-

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lattanzi is always fantastic. Been going there for many years

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vipDJMS
New Mexico
56 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outdoor tables are not surprisingly loud-ish but that should be expected. The food was excellent and the wine pour substantial (though the glass price was $14) but service was spotty. We had to ask for bread when they served the main course because no one had brought it before. We had about four different servers in the course of the hour so perhaps that’s why.

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vipKatherine
South Dakota
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed!!!!
This was my 5th visit, and the food and service were amazing.
The Artichoke items on the menu were the best I have ever had, and the cacio pepe the best I have ever had.
Look forward to the next time I am in New York so I can dine again.

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CharlesW
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I shared our antipasti, main course and desserts. All was amazing. The artichokes were especially good, the rotolo was light and delicious, and the conoli was so good. Coffee at the end was a nice accent, and the wine list paired well with the meal.

I would call this a definate revisit.

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vipmarkp
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to pre-show dinner but I would recommend them for any meal. Food and service are A Plus.

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vipJohnK
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here!!

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CraigS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SherylB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to return to an old favorite. Good spacing of tables. Good service and yummy food.

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LakeMaryHikerEater
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there. Make sure you get the artichokes- an absolute must. All pastas are great. Went with party of five, got hearty portions, all claimed to be full with plates half empty, but nothing left on any plate at the end of the meal

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vipoperalover212
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried their restaurant week menu. Superior to others in the number and quality of choices. My baked branzino was truly tasty. Will definitely order it again from the main menu. Only a few days left to take advantage of NYC Restaurant Week at this legendary Italian ristorante!

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DianaF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lattanzi was recommended by a friend, a great choice! Every member of the staff was exceptionally professional and friendly. The manager even offered to charge my dying cell phone! All of their suggestions, the wine, artichoke heart appetizer and the branzino, were delicious. I will definitely return when I’m back in NYC.

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claypigeon
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely post-covid get-together with two long time friends. Went during Rest Wk and menu selection for dinner was quite large, including a few fish dishes, as well as many pastas. Service was excellent; ambience is a bit old-school Italian-definitely NOT new wave. Very glad I was able to go during Rest Wk, as the regular menu prices are out of my budget range.

FAQs

Lattanzi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 315-0980.

Lattanzi is rated 4.6 stars by 5116 OpenTable diners.

Lattanzi does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/7FF720AFABC76/order.

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.