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Lavagna - NYC
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
with fresh lemon juice, evoo, chives and pepperoncini
Seared Scallops Agrodolce
with parsnip puree and crisp pancetta
marinated beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables, yukon gold mash, and classic au poivre sauce
The food was great but service was poor and the food wasn't good enough to make up for the disrespectful and unattentive service.
Such a classic, with seamless adaptation to our new Covid normal. Elegant settings, sublime food and service, and carefulness. Ten of ten.
The consistency of this place over the years is a wonder. Always great service and wonderful food.
One of the best spots in town, definitely a go to of ours. The spinach ravioli and the rigatoni are both so good it’s absurd.
Delicious as always
What a wonderful gem of a restaurant. The main menu is full of delicious choices, but then you have the specials - it is so hard to choose. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Highly recommend Lavagna!
Awesome appetizers and entrees. Lovely attentive service. A very nice room. Good wines. Excellent all the way round.
GREAT place to eat outside during COVID. They had 1 heat lamp and a cute ambiance ... unfortunately we got stuck at the one rogue table away from everything but it was very nice and great food!
As always, excellent food and service! We have been going to Lavagna for years. It never disappoints.
Great service and food as always!
Food was bland; ambiance was divey. Filthy bathroom.
Consistently good for over twenty years! LOVE it and glad you are here!
The service was excellent. Coils t have asked for more.
Delicious and delightful! Never fails to deliver excellent food and service!
Wonderful service and food! Had the ravioli, steak and panna cotta. All incredible!
While the food was good, we waited for about 30 minutes between each dish. It was ridiculous. On top of that, once we got our second pasta dish (about 45 minutes into the dinner at this point), they forgot another side dish I'd ordered and that kept us waiting another further 10 minutes. Unacceptable.
We really enjoyed our Outdoor dining experience at Lavagna and were so very pleased to be dining again at what has been one of our favorite NYC restaurants over the years. We are very much looking forward to our next delicious meal there!
The pasta and pizza were both terrific and the wine suggested by the waiter could not have been better. Would recommend to anyone who wants top notch Italiani cuisine.
I love this restaurant under normal times and it is just as lovely now
Excellent food and service. The beet salad and Caesar kale salad were very fresh with great flavor. The pasta with tomato cream sauce and sausage was delicious. The ravioli was prepared with a lighter, refreshing sauce that had great flavor. The pasta special, which was made with a creamy ricotta sauce, got rave reviews.
This is our number 1 restaurant in Manhattan. We go regularly and have pretty much tried and tested everything on their menu.including their amazing wine list! You won’t be disappointed with any of it. A few personal faves are the Rabbit Parpadelle or the Rigatoni as their pasta dishes or their fish for 2 is always superb. We always get the scallops as our starter, because they are always so perfectly cooked and so full of flavor. We finish every meal there with their seasonal crostata, because I literally dream about it (that butterscotch sauce!!). Staff are friendly, knowledgable of food and wine and service is top notch. Can’t praise this neighbourhood gem enough
A table for two was proposed for three people, but then a table for 4 was suggested.
The table was wobbly and it took two tries to fix it.
Good food and decent service. I have been here before-- years ago, and it was good to see it still surviving during Covid.
Best rigatoni in the coty
Always outstanding. Attentive service and an exceptional kitchen. Try any of the great pastas. Save room for coffee and dessert.
Starting w/the PERFECT wine recommendation to the delicious prosciutto and fig app, followed by 2 1/2 orders of pasta to share, finished with the monkfish, this was one of the BEST outdoor dining experiences during this pandemic.
Great dining experience. Food was as good as the reviews said they were. I expressed my preference in wine and Joel was able to recommend the perfect wine for my meal. Staff was incredibly kind, attentive, and thorough. Would come back.
One of my all time favorite places!!!! Love food and staff!
Lavagna never fails to beat expectations
Always amazing. The orange wine selection was amazing, the food never disappoints, we always leave smiling and laughing with the owners and staff. I can't recommend this place enough.
Been going here for 17 years. Best pork chips ever
Food is always stellar and the wait staff is always nice. Beautiful outdoor seating. Excellent wine list.
Love this place. Everyone was extremely helpful and the dood is always fantastic! We sat outside and the planters between the tables provided the dining area with a great ambience while keeping everyone at a safe distance.
Our food was delicious. The rigatoni is one of my favorite dishes in NYC. Service was fantastic as always.
I’ve been dining here since the day it opened 20 years ago. It has never disappointed. The food is consistently wonderful, the staff friendly and a great wine and cocktail list. If you haven’t been to Lavagna yet, shame on you.
Best restaurant in all of NYC. The staff is incredibly attentive and the food is so delicious!
Great food, service and ambience--as always! So happy that Lavagna re-opened!!
Great meal and experience as always!
Always an absolute pleasure. Fun, kind attentive staff That make us most welcome with really delicious food and drinks.
This place has been a constantly delicious option for many years!
ALWAYS SUCH A LOVELY EXPERIENCE. FOOD WAS GREAT AS EVER, AND SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE. WE'VE MISSED IT, AND WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON.
Lavagna - NYC does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Lavagna - NYC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 979-1005.
Lavagna - NYC is rated 4.8 stars by 1391 OpenTable diners.
Lavagna - NYC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/2016/lavagna-trattoria-italiana.
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.