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 2748 People Are Saying
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4.4
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was amazing!

w
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Been there a few times... I'm over it. If a place like LAVO is going to put a NY Strip on the menu it better be worthy of the name! It was not. I dont mind paying $60 bux for a strip but not this one... was it even "prime", anyone's guess. Pasta came out COLD, Steak was not worthy of a spot on the menu. Caesar Salad was a big disappointment.... (take a lesson from Carmine's...) No need to return.

E
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want great food, excellent music, awesome service and lots of fun GO HERE!
I took my daughter and several friends for her birthday and it couldn’t have been better!!! Loved it all!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. He thoroughly enjoyed himself, along with our guests.
Our waitress Abbey was exceptional. Her meal suggestions were right on, and attention to detail made our evening even more enjoyable

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent customer service, great selections of wines, good food. The noise level was too much but other than that it was GREAT

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best birthday ever

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Workers seemed rude and stared like you were poor and less than them

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food and value was good but the wait staff and the service is less than desired. Seems they want people to order bottles of wine during lunch when people are just stopping by for lunch. If you don’t want people ordering from the lunch menu, don’t offer it.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried Oreo dessert is a MUST, along with the sea bass

SA
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Lavo for any occasion. I even order it on seamless.
Great staff and management. The peanut butter chocolate layer cake is Amazing. Food is also great !!

MN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was pretty good. Brunch fare. Nothing spectacular. Coffee service was slow as was service in general. Bloody mary could have been better. Beautiful space though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The music selection was disappointing, very bad DJ

TW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent Luncheon Special with wide choice of delicious food.

LG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, meal and decor! Staff is clearly expertly trained and knowledgeable. Lunch special is an amazing deal and soooooo yummy! Great wine selection!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very noise
Excelent foid

A
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Crowded bD made it hard to find the host table. Half full the restaurant was noisy once the rest of diners came it it was impossible to have a 2 person conversation

RH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extra friendly service and wonderful food.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a celebrity for my daughter’s 17 th birthday and they did it right ! A night to remember!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great! Love the energy and vibe!

JM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Octopus appetizer was great, fresh and great flavor.

Spaghetti and tomato sauce was also very good.

Will definitely go back.

JC
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Our server, Ricardo was warm, welcoming & professional! We arrived for lunch, and we were given a pre-fixed lunch menu & regular menu! Ricardo recommended items on each of the menus!
We decided on pre-fixed, because we wanted specialty cocktails!
Our starter Grilled Octopus was excellent & plentiful! My husband had the ample delicious pizza and I had the encrusted Parmesan salmon, on a bed of zucchini! Delicious!
LAVO didn’t skimp at dessert... I highly recommend the Oreo zeppolli and cheesecake(paired with a dry Riesling)
Thank You, Ricardo for your wonderful service & Brian , the manager for making our first experience at LAVO, a true treat!
Looking forward, to returning soon!!!

MD
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Slow service and WAY too noisy, but wonderful food and good location.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and trendy atmosphere

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was wine inexperienced but friendly.
I enjoyed the food and experience but I’d expect better service especially with serving wine.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and table service was amazing. Hostess had a bit of an attitucould have been nicer and

L
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It was extremely loud for a restaurant. I understand that it doubles as a restaurant/nightclub but my guests and I assumed that the nightclub space was separate. We could barely hear ourselves over the ridiculously loud dj music. They didn’t give us any bread for the table until we asked for it and that was approximately 15+ mins after being seated. There was also stuff floating in my friend’s water glass and they didn’t have the bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend bottle of wine. Their tables are positioned too close to each other. The family that sat behind us, kept bumping into my back and my girlfriend’s. The only positive of this place was the food. I would not recommend this restaurant/nightclub to anyone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It’s our first

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service, but very loud. Hostess did not seem to be overly happy, but waiter was attentive and pleasant.

P
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent server who made the evening along with great food

NS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I haven't been to Lavo in a few years and it is still a top notch restaurant. Excellent food, wine, service and ambiance. We were there on Yom Kippur so it was quieter than normal, which we liked. I had the small portion of spaghetti and meatballs and it was the perfect size. My husband and his brother had the crispy chicken and it was outstanding. The fried calamari was cooked to perfection. It's a bit pricey but no more than any other midtown restaurant. Our server was attentive and friendly. Lava is an excellent restaurant with a lively atmosphere.

n
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a large group, great food and awesome service

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Anniversary. We only seen our waitress twice. To take our order and collect our bill. Food was excellent. Was really really loud. We could barely hear each other siting across the table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Such a great ambiance! And the DJ was perfect .. the pasta wasn’t the greatest I’ve had but also not the worst .. def could have been better..

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend to Lavo for his birthday. The music, food, and cocktails were all great. We enjoyed this spot and will be back!

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is good (not better) but extremely expensive for what it is. And the atmosphere is good for out of towners but unbearable if your objective is to eat or talk with your guests...

D
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I got seek with the spagetthi al vongole, I never had wrong reaction before, You should reforce the safety food services for delicate products.
Ambiance good
service energic and well done
prices ok
could be start show earlier

CC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Great food, service and atmosphere. Even the music was great too.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was great, the service wasn’t good at all!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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