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.
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Excellent, excellent food. Great service. Wonderful trattoria atmosphere. Everyone in our party loved every dish.
This place is better every time-warm, delicious food and friendly service. A gem!
The restaurant was a little busy, which made service a little chaotic, but it was never hard to get a new drink or a refill on bread. The food was awesome, like really good, better than expected and it really surprised me. The owner helped us pick some wine, and came by to chat a few times, which was nice and welcoming. All in all great spot that I hope to become a regular at.
Delicious, incredible italian food.
My fave nyc restaurant - always and forever! Thank you for the delicious meal and impeccable service.
One of our favorite places in the East Village. The food is always great good service nice vibe.
The food was great but the wine selection didn’t have great affordable options. Great atmosphere!
A great little restaurant with big heart and delicious food!
Have been going for years, our favorite local restaurant, never disappoints! First time we took our young teenagers, they loved it too.
Fabulous food as always! A neighborhood gem. Tuscany in the East village.
Food was amazing and server was phenomenal. Order came in fast and excellent service.
We attended Valentine’s Day at Lavagna and were disappointed. The restaurant was so packed it was uncomfortable and it was a constant mill of people in and out. The hosts were borderline rude and seemed stressed at the number of guests. The sparkling wine left a bit to be desired and the food was mediocre. They were however very accommodating for a food allergy. Overall would not return.
Love the ambiance, the friendly staff and the food! Consistently you can count on familiar faces serving up an excellent meal!
Great food, great ambiance, and exceptional service!!! Loved my experience!!
Great atmosphere, great food and friendly, attentive service. We're so glad we found this place and we'll definitely be back!
A long time favorite!! Food is great and love the feel of the place. Had to sit at bar which is fine except close to door which is chilly this time of year.
Always enjoy the meal here. Great food and great service!
Best Italian Restaurant in the East Village,
Maybe in all of NYC. Great ambiance
Amazingly friendly servers. Very at home feel
Love this spot!!
Great place with great food and great service!
I’ve been going to Lavagna since it opened. The quality and value has always remained high.
Low key but high value. Perfect service with an unpretentious but refined vibe. New favorite place in NYC.
excellent Italian food...outstanding! Will go back as soon as we can!
What an adorable little gem!! The food was exquisite and our waitress was super helpful, without being overbearing.
I brought my parents here, who are difficult to please upper west siders, and all of our dishes were delicious!
Note: the scallop appetizer with puréed parsnip actually changed my life in the best way possible. :)
always wonderful, 3rd time here and will continue . great everything!!
Always a great experience. Warm, welcoming, fun and friendly. The food is delicious. It's a favorite.
Each time I go to Lavagna I am transported to softly-lit deliciousness. Great service, sublime menu and lovely overall experience!
Loved everything about this place: the food, the service, and the vibe. Casual, cozy, and romantic. Def coming back.
We all had a delicious meal. Fantastic wine selection. All good.
Local gem great place love it
One of the best home feel Italian restaurants that I had ever been too. The foods, drinks was great! This was my first time here my friends took me for my bday celebration and I have a great time. Will definitely be back again 🥰
We loved it! The food was amazing and the service too. We’ll be definitely going back!
Well ..Lavagna is a neighborhood GEM. Not in a way that would put it on a Top 50 in America List or anything but in a way that matters more . The venue is small, quaint ,authentic, probably hasnt changed in 20 yrs. Perfect .They jam them in here and that adds to the atmosphere , energy so if your looking for quiet booth for 2 ....dont look here. The staff are efficient and down to business ...in short, pros. The Food , wonderful . My Pasta dish was to die for . Sooo good . All and all just an enjoyable evening. Well worth the price of admission . Bravo Lavagna
Lavagna is a warm, cozy establishment with an attentive staff. The homemade pastas, especially
the rigatoni and the pappardelle with braised rabbit are excellent. There is a reason that this Italian trattoria has been around for twenty years.
Cozy and delicious
Christmas Eve dinner. Seated immediately. Restaurant joyful. Service attentive. Martinis cold. Fish perfectly done. Owner welcoming and warm. Lovely.
An incredible dining experience. A beautiful sense of care, warmth and welcome in everything. Delicious food and friendly lovely people making, serving and speaking about the food. Go and enjoy!
Love this restaurant and come there every time we are in the city!!!
The food was OUTSTANDING! WOW, it was delicious