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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with sweet fennel and spicy sausage, peas and tomato cream
Seared Scallops "Agrodolce"
with parsnip puree and crisp pancetta
marinated beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables, yukon gold mash, and classic au poivre sauce
15 stars -- from the food to the wine to the service to the atmosphere, Lavagna is an outstanding, reliable, and tasteful meal whether for a date night, celebration, or just catching up with friends and colleagues old and new.
After way too much eating at home during quarantine, having this delicious food again made me cry.
Owner was unnecessarily rude.
Wonderful experience and amazing food/drinks. Service was impeccable and staff were abiding to Covid guidelines making it a safe & enjoyable outting. Highly recommend heading here for a comfortable tasty dinner date ! Made us very happy and will certainly be back
Great wines and THE BEST truffle pizza on the planet!
Outdoor seating is not great. Hardly any heaters and tables aren’t “fully covered”. Outside seating area just felt grungy, unappealing, and cold.
Also had an issue with the restaurant not being cooperative and changing our dinner reservation time. We wanted to change our reservation to a later time after noticing several openings after our selected time. Due to putting a credit card down on Opentable we were unable to modify the reservation so we had to call. Restaurant was not helpful saying that they were booked and did not have any later openings, therefore would not modify our reservation. Upon arrival we noticed serval tables open in the Inside which we had asked over the phone but had been turned away saying we had made reservation for outside (only option/ covid). Knowing that there are restrictions with capacity, we did not question and followed the host/ potential owner outside to a table in the corner with a small overhead heater that was useless with only a plant box blocking the wind. Looking around I noticed not a single person was outside and immediately began to question the restaurants integrity with the “we are slammed with reservations” pitch they threw my way. I will be honest and say we had an early reservation and I kept this into consideration. Besides that, I noticed that only one other group sat down outside during our time here which left me thinking; I could’ve just walked in at the time I wanted to change my reservation to and would have been able to get a table. A little frustrating for sure to think I was ushered into my early reservation almost like a bait and reel.
On the other hand, I will say the food was really good. Drinks were nice as well. The food had me leaving content and not completely dissatisfied.
Great food and service, food tasted delicious, very nice place to bring your date. I really liked the steak dish and spinach ravioli and let’s not forget the bread 👌🏼 will return!
Will definitely try to be back once things are back to normal. Very cold that night, but that was out of everyone's control. The food is very delicious.
Considering the outside dining, Yorgos aims to please all customers!
We have been very strict during this pandemic about only eating out occasionally and only eating outdoors. Therefore even though it was below 40 we were outdoors when we ate at Lavagna and it was still very enjoyable! It being that cold should tell you how warm and satisfying the experience and food were. We will definitely be going back when we can - and when it is warmer. We are already looking forward to it.
Love everything about Lavagna—best Italian in the city and the owners and staff are incredible.
Amazing authentic food
Always fantastic! The food is delicious and the staff wonderful!! They do takeout and delivery!!
Really great restaurant with the best food, service and staff. A pleasure always.
They have set up a nice outdoor dining area. Very comfortable, attractive and safely arranged. Great food and wine as usual.
The food was amazing as always. I've been going for almost 20 years and they are consistently great. Wonderful place, food and service
Excellent food, friendly owner and great ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Always a welcoming and amazing experience. Fresh pasta made to perfection paired with the perfect SanGiovese and a great enclosed outdoor setup to accommodate all. Lavagna will always to my list of favorite as it has done for years! Don't think twice about it, just go.
Amazing always !!
Very good food..fair prices..good solid service..ate inside..plenty of room..we have been here 5 times..
One of the best, and most underrated restaurants in NYC.
Lavagna is a gem. Yorgos and the team are great and amazingly have been able to keep going with outstanding food, wine and above all - service through these tough times
Thanks to all the staff !!!
Dinner was great. Every dish we had was fantastic. Our cocktails (Negronis) were excellent and the wine was perfect too. All so good.
A favorite for many years. It never let's us down. Highly recommended.
Food was delicious with very attentive servers. We enjoyed every dish we ordered, but especially the focaccia, spinach ravioli, and chocolate mousse dessert. They have outdoor dining on a relatively quiet street which was nice.
Everything was typically excellent-food, service, atmosphere. This place is a gem!
Very to just sit and have good time with my partner. Loved it.
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.
Food was very good however one of the waiters, seemed to be the manager, wasn’t having a good night, to put it lightly.
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!
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 1419 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.