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

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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent but it was very loud

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

This restaurant is the worst ever! It’s not worth for the value of your money. The pasta is so dry and doesn’t have a taste. The penne is like it was taken out from the box and microwaved like the macaroni and cheese from the grocery store. I had guests from Canada and I was so disappointed. I should have taken them to Shake Shack.
Do not come to this place if you want good value for your money.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant and excellent place for a large party. Very accommodating. The food was excellent! The staff was friendly. The food was a little slow in coming out. Other than that I would recommend this place and I will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been to Lavo before and this experience was nothing like my last one. There was only one server taking care of about 10 tables, so the service was off because the server was so busy that he didn’t have time to focus on his tables. The food was mediocre and def not at the same level as it was the last time I came here for brunch. When our meals were dropped off my coffee cup was cleared away and I wasn’t offered more coffee. It took about 10 minutes to get one of the bussers attentions to bring another cup of coffee. All in all I was really disappointed with this visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful. Our server was friendly and when it came time for dessert our plat was brought with a candle and chocolate celebrating our anniversary on it. Such a fun and special Place!

LH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding italian food. Hip city vibe & ambiance. Will def return!

HB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food great. Very noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation

IM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place , service was excellent

OT
Yucatán
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar para celebrar nuestro aniversario

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LG
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When we arrived the restaurant was jammed with loud office parties and service was slow to the point of nonexistence. After 25 minutes we had still not placed our order and nothing, not even bread, had arrived at our table. We decided they were just too busy to take care of us and left. We were followed out to the sidewalk by the General Manager, Brian Hudson, who had noticed us leaving and he begged us to give them a chance to make amends. We reluctantly agreed and Brian showed us to a quiet table in the bar area. The meal that followed was outstanding, service was impeccable and Brian comped us a bottle of wine and dessert. It is clear that Lavo management not only knows what is going on, but is prepared to make a significant effort to take care of ALL of their customers. Well done! Brian’s actions turned our dinner from a disappointment to a delight!

JL
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st. Time diners and we enjoyed ourselves. We will be back!

FA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in NYC. Pleasantly satisfied

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience with amazing customer service

OT
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Nos trataron pésimo, llegamos temprano y nos dijeron q esperáramos a q diera l hora de la reservación, una vez q dio l hora nos dijeron q una disculpa q no guardaron nuestra mesa , sin ninguna explicación y nos hicieron esperar 1 hora y media mas!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely experience!

ML
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

DELICIOSO PODRÍA VOLVER ES AUTÉNTICA COMIDA ITALIANA

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice Place For Dinner , The Food was Very Good The Server That Took CARE Of Me And My Wife For Dinner was Great But Don't Remember His Name Tall Guy Bold Head With A Beard Very Nice To Us With Great Services! The Only Down Fall Was The Hostess Where Not Pleasant as I Check In For My Reservation For 930pm-Even Though I Was Early And The Young Lady Check My Name And Grab To Men u And Keep Walking as We Where To Follow Her But She Just Keep Walking so We Assumed To Follow Her ( I Wish I can Remember Her Name but Not A Nice Person at All-Also When I made The Reservation For The Open Table I Put In The Comet Box That I Was Celebrating My 23 Anniversary which No One Even Said Anything To US in Re guards To My Wife and I Celebration! May Be I Will Get The Manager On Duty Involved If I Have an Issue. Thanks You For Your Time!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

+ High pulse
Nice tune tartare
Big portions

- Too noisy
Served food little fast. Got the feeling that they tried to rush us out and clear the table

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

For the money I expected a little better. $19 a drink and bad chicken parm. Which is pretty much the easiest dish you can make.... just though the food wasn’t good.
If interested in a bar scene then this is the place to be...

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing as always, service today was not up to par.

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

Great service had John as our waiter outstanding job one of the best service !

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. We were a party of 6, had a bunch of apps, octopus, tuna tartare, calamari, the Meatball. Everyone seemed to enjoy them. The main courses were good too, filet mignon, chicken parm. The room was nice but we had a bad rectangle table, we felt a bit squeezed in. We should have asked to move. Not cheap. Roughly $100/person with wine, no desserts or coffee.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Sunday night out in city. Me and the lady grab a table at 5:30. Sat in back corner by bus station and squeezed between a 14 top party speaking politics........ when there was ample seating....That’s enough to make for a bad time. Other than that food and service was great. Would go back , but no rush.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant. Always enjoy dinner at Lavo

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Upon being seated the hosted told us we must leave by 8:30pm because they had another reservation!! I found this extremely rude. Because of this reason I would not go back.

c
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little bit loud when we got there but quieted when some of the lunch crowd left. Prix fixe was delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the food. Great service. Just wish it had the Tao group stamp on it. Like when at tao you felt you where eating in Asia, details were everywhere. LAVO just needs a little more detail in the decor

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was amazing!

w
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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
46 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
19 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

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