LAVO Italian Restaurant

4.5
2632 reviews
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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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Toronto
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Achei legal

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

Was great. Servers were acoomodative

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary meal and excellent service! (Table 23 although I can’t remember her name) Highly recommend the Chilean Sea Bass was amazing and the gluten-free chocolate ganache dessert was fabulous!

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

What a disappointment. The staff was nice, but the service was not great. The food was bland and tasteless.
Ate here two years ago and it was great, but now it’s not good. The “garlic mashed potatoes” had no garlic and tasted liked boxed potatoes.

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy Rico. Y muy buen servicio.

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JT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved LAVO! We were there to celebrate a birthday with friends and family, and it was exactly as we wanted.

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MA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

A friend recommended Lavo. The hostess was friendly but our server was not efficient in many ways, one of which was bringing all the food at once, filling our table and confusing us. He was also nervous, which made me uneasy. Except for the complimentary bread at the beginning, none of the food tasted special. I don’t recommend this restaurant because of the mediocre tastes, the bad service and the loud noise.

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j
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Us elderly folks would have had a problem, being seated inside and unable to converse,because of the noise level from the bar. There was 1 outside/inside table available, the noise level was acceptable, but I would not go here again because of this issue. The pappardelle was excellent though.

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A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nothing better than Lavo’s salmon oreganata. Food and service are excellent. Very noisy bar crowd!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Meatball lives up to its reputation!! Excellent service - Ricardo was our waiter and he was helpful, friendly, and attentive!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is good, a bit noisy And service needed some help.

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BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service!! We visit multiple times every trip to NYC.

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BK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Lavo every trip to NY, sometimes multiple times. We love the food and service!!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a party of 10 and never have I seen such attentiveness to a group that size for brunch. It was an amazing experience. I will always recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spot.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect ....for a group. I love the music!

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ET
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favourite place to eat in NY, thanks so much for having us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nourriture et service impeccable, je recommande pour une bonne soirée branché, il va y avoir du bruit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

They forgot the preordered birthday cake

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KB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It was way too loud to even talk to one another. We requested a quiet spot and the hostess recommended a place up front but that was awful . We got seated more towards the back but I was still so loud . Very disappointed because it wasn’t because the place was loaded with people it was the music . The food was good but overpriced and I would have preferred to know that I was going to be charged for a refill of tea . Too many restaurants in nyc to back to this one .

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GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters 14th birthday

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DR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

No more garlic bread😟. Disappointing.

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m
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very good price fixed lunch, reasonable with things included you do often see on price fixed lunch-will return

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good in general

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EM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the hostess to the wait staff, everyone was on point and the food was exceptional. It’s a pleasure to dine in this restaurant!

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C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was AMAZING. They accommodated my mom (with walker) as well as a special request I had for dinner. The server was very patient and excellent. We gave her a 20-25% tip. Very grateful for the kind staff, the outdoors seating, and the delicious food. The proximity to the park was a huge plus. Thank you Lava! I’d love to come back. Xxoo

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KO
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Music WAY too loud...conversation was difficult! Although our waitress did her best, she was stretched thin. Waited 15 minutes for my wine to come! Would NOT return! Go next door to Bill’s Townhouse...better service and nicer for conversation! Even BETTER....Serafina Osteria...OUTSTANDING!! All next to each other!

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DC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food—we had a salad with lobster and crab and a pizza—but expensive and increasingly loud, even at a “quiet” table in the back. By8pm we couldn’t hear each other across the table.

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SB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual it’s very pleasant

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The first impression was negative with two arrogant, unprofessional bouncers in front of the restaurant. We arrived just a few minutes early to our reservation and were rudely told not to enter, even when a restaurant manager stepped out and said we could enter. Their gossip and antics were so obnoxious. Aside from that, our server was very friendly and fast for the most part, until the restaurant got very busy in less than 45 minutes of seating. At that point, she seemed to disappear for long periods of time. The service in general was very fast. Food was excellent, but a bit overpriced even for location. I’ve had better. It also gets a bit loud with competing music from the main restaurant floor, the restroom area, and the club all at once.

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not as good as last time

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter she was amazing maybe because she's from Maryland 😁 but she was amazing knew her food. We when there for my girl 35th birthday. We had a great time. Food was a little salty but overall was good.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Grea time for a birthday dinner.

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meatball is amazing!!! And best lamb

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GJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lavo restaurant , Is the best Italian restaurant in New York !

Beautiful prime location right off of Madison Avenue , very welcoming staff and the food is exquisite !

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, I most definitely will be eating there again !

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DC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not been to this restaurant in years. It’s ever bit as awesome as I remembered it. I brought clients and they loved it!

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B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome lunch menu!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing has such a wonderful time Must try the eggplant parmesan

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