LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Lavo is open for lunch Monday - Friday and Sunday brunch from 11:30am - 4:00pm.

We accept reservations up to one month in advance.
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Sun 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:30PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri 1:30PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Sat 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM

What 2704 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tout étais parfait sauf beaucoup trop bruyant, impossible de se parler.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Definitely not a date type. It’s super loud.

PJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The pizza was small and chewy. The salad was tiny. Last time I ate at LAVO the food was great. This time was awful. Service was Ok.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and lovely ambiance and beautiful people. Took forever to get water however....

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but too noisy- the music is too loud!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service should have been nicer and more attentive but did provide what needed. Food quite good and ambiance nice!

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

I love Lavo. I frequent the Vegas restaurant and I have been to the NY a few times. This time was different. Our table was as far into the dining area as possible. We were stuck between multiple tables celebrating birthdays. It was much more noisy and crowded than expected. The food was still great.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 5 star Italian restaurant!! We started with the Calamari and Giant Meatball, both outrageous. Then we moved on to Penne Seafood Alfredo, Margarita pizza, mushroom truffle gnocchi, chicken parmigiana, the wedge salad and of course an order of truffle fries! Would do it all over again tomorrow!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic! always delicious every time i dine there

SL
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food in a great location on 58th Street right off Fifth Avenue. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The only thing was that the restaurant was too loud. Great for an evening out with friends. A business dinner, less so. Would go again though.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as usual, polite service, excellent wait time for food.
Waiters come back and check on you which is valued.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decibel level made it uncomfortable to dine. Turn the music down. It is a restaurant, not a dance club.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good, great lively atmosphere. Awesome music!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated immediately since we had a reservation and our waiter was very attentive. I ordered a steak that was over cooked but the flavor was very good. The broccoli rabe was actually broccolini, not good. We also ordered the mashed potatoes which were delicious.

Overall, my experience was positive. I was expecting the food to be a little better but it was good.

OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class upscale experience, staff is so on point. Food is beyond deliciously prepared , don’t miss this NYC gem !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent at lunch. Will definitely go for dinner on our next visit.

RK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK but noise level was deafening. If you don't want to talk to your companion/s go there.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Huge portions. Great service. Trendy loud crowd. Had a fun evening.

DF
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the city!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow service, for the price the host / wait staff needs to do a lot more

Not business meeting friendly

Entire restaurant was available and they put another big group right next to us and they were loud

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lavo never disappoints me! The food and ambiance always on point.

N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual Lavo lunch with my daughters. Food, service and overall experience never disappoints. Glad to see the lunch menu evolves each year. Our experience eating, laughing and enjoying the time together at Lavo was priceless.
Highly recommend the Lavo lunch experience

CH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food
Good vibes
DJ was on point

A bit pricey but that’s to be expected.

MJ
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service selection

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Italian/American restaurant but very noisy, very loud, hard to have a conversation.....

VC
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celeste was AMAZING. Fun, attentive & made sure we got to our show on time. Food came out super quick so even our late-arriving guests were able to enjoy.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Lunch Special 3 Course Meal is Great Price and Food was good. However, bad experiance with the steak over seasoned and meatballs to much parm cheese. However they complimented me with another dish of my liking.

PG
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent and attentive service during lunch. Well-prepared food. My two dining partners got the prix fixe lunch which looked delicious and ample. The restaurant is beautiful - a soothing and open-air feel was welcomed on a hot humid day in the city. Would happily return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good!!!!!!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Use to be my favorite Italian spot. Food and service going downhill!

SL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Basically when you go to an italian restaurant you feel like eating pasta. Well I ask for spaghetti with meat balls. The spaghetti were swiming in a tomate sauce, not very hot (I like the pasta to be hot, logically) the meat was overcook and the meat was spreaded. I was very very hungry so I ate, but I did not enjoy the meal. Sorry I should have complain but I was very upset. Maybe it was my fault not to complain.
Everytime I went to NYC I came by Lavo, I may not do it again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Everything was wonderful

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Asparagus was a little under cooked. Our waitress wasn’t very amicable. She was chewing gum like a valley girl during her shift and while she took our order. Also she expressed the entree we ordered only came with a protein and suggested a side. We ordered a side, and the entree came with spinach and mushrooms... so that was weird.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

All done very professionally. Food was excellent. Waitress was excellent

CJ
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a energetic happy hour crowd. We ate in the dining room which was quieter than the bar scene. The menu is thoughtful and not difficult for anyone to find something that they would enjoy eating. The portions are ample and well prepared. The Prix Fixe menu is a bargain and looks amazing. All of it well done.

D
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood tower

JX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is excellent as usual. Great value for restaurant week. The like this place for it’s a quick and casual lunch place with excellent food at a good value. The waitress we had however was a bit absent minded (forgot our iced tea) and seemed in a rush to wrap us up when the restaurant has plenty of empty tables.

N
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything great but too noisy! Restaurant Week dinner portions were terrific. The waiter was very attentive and accommodating.

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