LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

4.5
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2877 Reviews
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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 2877 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SB
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I found this place from Instagram! I saw a pic of one of their deserts (the 20 layer cake) and I had to try this place. It’s somewhat casual so you can dress nice or casual and you’re fine either way. The food was delicious. We got the clams, tuna tartare, the meatball (you have to get the meatball!) for appetizers and then our dinners. Everything was so good. This was a great find.

NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service. We really enjoyed celebrating Valentines day. We will be back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good disco music playing after 9:00 0m

SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious !! Never disappoints

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific service and food. Great people watching place as well. Fantastic all around.

PF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food
Great service
Fun place
Busy vibe

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Valentine's day!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great food. Would definitely recommend to a friend!!

QG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great music, excellent service, great food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the drink really good, crowd is trendy and very good looking, live DJ and music great and the service is awesome

HW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing service. We went for valentine’s and to celebrate our engagement. They put us on the VIP table which they decorated for us. Really nice touch

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place my wife enjoy it we will be back

S
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Vday dinner! Will definitely be returning. Great service and when we asked to switch our table to a booth, the host was able to do so.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever tasted

A
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Just because we’re not dressed in suits and we look kind of young doesn’t mean we don’t have money and should be treated like we’re poor. We sat there for two hours and our waitress came to us once. Every time she asked for something she never brought it and had to ask someone else. But the guys with the suits next to us everytime they asked for something the lady waitress would run and bring whatever they want 15 seconds later ...

SG
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The restaurant was was appointed and created a great dining experience. The food was terrific and several courses were original variation on classic dishes. Presentation was lovely and the service was friendly and for the most part attentive. I would definitely go back.

c
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time I come to this restaurant. Happy to say I was very pleased with the quality of the food and the ambiance. Fun young environment with many seating options and a vibrant bar. Closes after 9:00PM to become a dancing restaurant. Will come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

JC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for the city! Food was AMAZING ! Staff was super friendly! Had a great time can’t wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and fantastic service! Made my birthday Special.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely will come back! My girl and I LOVED IT! Music was great. The pasta was amazing!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything went well but the wait for the main course was longer than what we expected. The food itself was amazing, especially the Seafood Alfredo Penne Alla Vodka & the Oreo Zeppole.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Restaurant! Food quality really good (I am Italian, just trust me), good service even if it’s a big restaurant with a lot of tables and of course waiters struggle a little bit but everything was good! ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The hostesses need to have a friendlier more helpful demeanor since they are the face of your restaurant. They did not smile or welcome us at all. When our table was ready they didn’t let us know, we had to inquire. A bit of an amateurish group of people working and running it.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for 14 for my mom’s 70th birthday! Staff was great, food was wonderful, and the atmosphere was perfect!

KF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, taking advantage of the Restaurant Week menu that was full of great dishes at a price point that was very reasonable. We will go back again so I can try the meatballs!

SB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Nice food but the service was poor and the place noisy

U
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and it was perfect. The food selection was great with just enough options. Our portions were a really good size where we weren't hungry, but comfortably full. We were pleasantly surprised with Lavo and would definitely return for restaurant week here again!

MG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have lunch in the city. Great food, service and ambience.

MM
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida es lo más delicioso que he probado. La meat ball es un must, los gnocchi son deliciosos y les ponen una generosa porción de trufa.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made the reservation over a week away asking for a romantic date night table. We were instead seated at the front where it was noisy, not romantic with pretext that it was restaurant week and booked. But we were a la carte customers and seated at the front. Food was not great- pasta was too al dente. Wish I had been seated in the main room as per my request.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food for restaurant week. Everything was better than expected!

R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to LAVO a number of times. This time was a business lunch. It was a crowded lunch time crowd but the staff did a great job supporting the busy restaurant. I had the Restaurant Week menu and it was delicious. Got the risotto ball filled with mozzarella (WOW!) and the steak and fries. My colleague got the penne vodka pasta and she loved it. Will def be back.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time. We took advantage of Restaurant Week. Has a nice table for 4. Very good service. All of us loved the food choices and would definitely recommend. It was our first dining experience and it definitely won't be our last. Loved the tuna tartare mussels and beef plus the oreo zeppelins.

MJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting Old friends from out of town

KH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have eaten in!!! Can’t wait to go back! Our waiter, Ricardo, was amazing! Great food and service!

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was poor even by pathetic NYC standards. The hostess should be fired. She wouldnt seat us because our table wasnt ready. The restaurant was only a quarter full. (This was for 1pm Sunday brunch). Just set the darn table, it was literally in front of us. It took 40 minutes to get our first drink. This is absurd as we ordered expensive champagne with zero preparation required, and again, no one in the restaurant. They played good tunes and the portions were large.

EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too loud (music) but service was fantastic

OT
San Francisco
1 review