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
Best in town: food, people, atmosphere! Lavagna is where it's at: The best restaurant not only in the East Village - but also in all of New York. Great food? Check. Great people? Check. Great atmosphere? Check. I hesitate to write this to give away my secret, but ... it's the best and you should know that!
5th Wedding Anniversary- cane back to NYC to our favorite restaurant. It did not disappoint!
Better than ever, hidden gem, staff knows what it takes to be great and they know what it means to be consistently excellent year after year, Bravo to the owner!
Everything was delicious . We had Wood fired Whole fish , scallops, rigatoni. Service was great. Overall a really nice evening. We will be back.
First waiter - simply rude and in one's face; given a different waitress by the owner, and she was nuts, with arms flailing all over the place as she spat off unsolicited banter. Who cares about food quality when all staff should be fired!
Great food. Get the fish flambe for 2 - it's dramatic and romantic.
The food at Lavagna is consistently good and the service is friendly. The rigatoni is an all-time favorite.
Best eatery for blocks. Dint miss the artichoke appetizer
Another great experience at Lavagna!
Fantastic, charming service. Delicious food and drink for a great price.
outstanding !!! have the rigatoni & the wine selections are great
We love eating at Lavagna! Always delicious food, great service and staff we know by name!
always an incredible experience, thank you.
So excellent! Mouthwatering pizza and pasta, sublime service and pretty setting. 10 of 10!
Date with my daughter. She starts summer school at NYU this Monday.
LOVE Lavagna, its my family's favorite spot. The best ravioli in NYC hands down!! 10/10 :)
Consistently delicious with excellent service. Happy to see you’re still in business and I hope it continues
Excellent as always. Great food and service
All around exceptional experience each time I’ve dined here. The service is personal and incredible. The food always exceeds expectations. The ambiance is amazing AND they’re dog friendly (outside). Lavagna has become my favorite local EV restaurant.
Very authentic, always delicious and a great romantic ambiance.
Absolutely delicious food and great service! I would highly recommend this place. Can’t wait to come back again!
Lavagna is always a perfect evening.
Delicious, fresh and creative dish after dish. Warm and friendly service. Lovely outdoor setting with thoughtfully and safely spaced tables. There is every reason to love this place. An utter gem.
Perfect pasta, entrees, pizza and salads and the desserts are divine. Great wine list too!
Lovely outdoor garden. Charming restaurant with good food and great service.
Food was excellent. Their fettuccine special was amazing. Good COVID practices and nice outdoor set up. Will definitely be back.
Excellent, well prepared food, and friendly service.
Great time, good service, great food
Everything was perfect. One of the best restaurants in NYC.
It was nice. Food portion could’ve been a little more
ALWAYS A FAVORITE. Owner is truly special and always a pleasure th be there...
Shared a bottle of wine, pasta, and a main. Such nice ambiance and service. Best Italian in the east village.
amazing Italian food! highly recommend. service, food, ambiance are all outstanding!
Always an amazing meal at Lavagna!! Been going here for years and highly recommend it.
I've brought many friends here from uptown and BK and they've all loved it.
Reservation was made for 8:45. Did not get seated until 9:15. Portion small and very long wait. Pizza was poor and special was not very good. Bland taste and overpriced. Overall not a good experience.
love Lavagna ... it had been awhile since our last visit but it never disappoints !!! even the table set and seating was wonderful !! felt quaint and safe ...
Charming East Village spot w low key vibe. Neighborhood Italian at its best.
Peaceful Saturday brunch with great service and delicious food
Outstanding, as always. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
Owner was unnecessarily rude, as someone else mentioned.
Lavagna - NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 979-1005.
Lavagna - NYC is rated 4.8 stars by 1460 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.