LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York
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Went for Restaurant Week and was seated promptly at 1130am! Wait staff was very attentive and a great deal for $26 lunch prix fixe! One of the only Restaurant Week deals that DOESN'T upcharge you for steak.
It's a very nice place, however I didn't really appreciate them telling us we had to be out by 9pm. Our resv was at 6:30, so that timing wasn't a problem at all, and they really didn't need to say that. But, at about 8pm, they started renovating the room for the nightclub and rolling tables in and out I felt like I was at a behind the scenes show. All working around us moving tables, dragging chairs. I just thought it was very disruptive to our dinner. They should have seated us someplace out of their way.
Very nice for any occasion
Was great. Servers were acoomodative
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!
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.
Great food. Great service.
Muy Rico. Y muy buen servicio.
We loved LAVO! We were there to celebrate a birthday with friends and family, and it was exactly as we wanted.
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.
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.
Nothing better than Lavo’s salmon oreganata. Food and service are excellent. Very noisy bar crowd!
The Meatball lives up to its reputation!! Excellent service - Ricardo was our waiter and he was helpful, friendly, and attentive!!
Food is good, a bit noisy And service needed some help.
Great food, amazing service!! We visit multiple times every trip to NYC.
We visit Lavo every trip to NY, sometimes multiple times. We love the food and service!!
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!
One of my favorite spot.
Perfect ....for a group. I love the music!
This was our favourite place to eat in NY, thanks so much for having us.
Nourriture et service impeccable, je recommande pour une bonne soirée branché, il va y avoir du bruit.
Great food and service!
They forgot the preordered birthday cake
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 .
My daughters 14th birthday
No more garlic bread😟. Disappointing.
very good price fixed lunch, reasonable with things included you do often see on price fixed lunch-will return
Good in general
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!
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
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!
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.
As usual it’s very pleasant
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.
Food not as good as last time
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.
Grea time for a birthday dinner.
The meatball is amazing!!! And best lamb