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Lavagna - NYC, New York, NY

Lavagna - NYC

4.9
4.9
1824 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Lavagna opened its doors on February 1st 1999.The restaurant offers casual Italian trattoria fare at moderate prices. The vibe is candlelit, cozy, with an old wood burning oven, exposed brick walls, a pressed tin ceiling and a small wine bar where one can dine also. A wall of French doors swing open in the warmer weather to a seasonal sidewalk cafe of 20 seats.
The kitchen concept is to create dishes traditionally Italian, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and product of the highest quality.
The menu highlights include homemade pastas, a wood oven roasted fish for two, roast pork chop, baby rack of lamb and of course the rigatoni with sweet and spicy sausage that has become a classic over the years.
The wine list has been a yearly recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002 and it focuses on hard to find wines from regional Italy along with other international selections.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 979-1005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Baldo Merlin
  • Private party facilities
    Lavagna restaurant offers several options for private dining. Our space is available daily for daytime private dining for 20 to 50 guests; Noon to 4pm. We also offer seating up to 24 guests Sunday through Thursday evenings in our dining room. Full room buyout options are also available any night.
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Tischler or Yorgos Hatziefthimiou: (212) 979-1005
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Between Avenue A and Avenue B
  • Parking details
    The closest public lot is located at 167 Essex Street and the corner of Houston, near Katz's Deli. It is a five block walk to the restaurant and we recommend the lot for parking during the weekends as street parking can be scarce.
  • Public transit
    By Subway:<br />F train to Second Ave stop<br />6 train to Astor Place
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,824 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Italian

  • Manhattan

    Italian

1,824 Reviews
  1. CharlesS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was very good. I arrived way early but was temporarily seated at a small table and was able to order a drink and small appetizer. Once inside the food was good and the service continued to be excellent. Quality also fine.

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  2. Italian

    New York City

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this little neighborhood gem always delivers - even in the pouring rain! the staff scurried to make sure everyone and everything was dry, while serving up killer food. I always get the rigatoni, and try a sea bass for two this time that was perfect. don't walk, run to this great restaurant.

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  3. mackl

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Still outstanding after these many years

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  4. Stacey

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always delicious Great wine - thanks Yurgos Lovely outdoor table

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Love the restaurant. Good food, good service

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  6. RobertM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Great selection of wine. Above all, excellent service. Very friendly and welcoming.

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  7. foodfan

    New York City

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always excellent, i only wish this place was closer to my house

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  8. roberto

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A very positive experience, from the attentive wait staff to the generous drinks to the great food. We will definitely return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here on the recommendation of an acquaintance. It is slightly out of the way and a small place so I did not know what to expect. It has a local feel, warm staff. I enjoyed the wine selection personally and tried a few things all good, but by far my favourite was the Penne with sausage and peas in a pink cream sauce. Tremendous. Would absolutely go back when I’m in town.

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  10. meredithr

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Been going for over 10 years. Must try.

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FAQs

Lavagna - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 979-1005.

Lavagna - NYC is rated 4.9 stars by 1824 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lavagna - NYC

545 E.5th St., New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Avenue A and Avenue B
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    The closest public lot is located at 167 Essex Street and the corner of Houston, near Katz's Deli. It is a five block walk to the restaurant and we recommend the lot for parking during the weekends as street parking can be scarce.
  • Public transit
    By Subway:F train to Second Ave stop6 train to Astor Place
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Baldo Merlin
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 979-1005
  • Private party facilities
    Lavagna restaurant offers several options for private dining. Our space is available daily for daytime private dining for 20 to 50 guests; Noon to 4pm. We also offer seating up to 24 guests Sunday through Thursday evenings in our dining room. Full room buyout options are also available any night.
  • Private party contact
    Jeff Tischler or Yorgos Hatziefthimiou: (212) 979-1005
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