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LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

4.5
4.5
3175 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Famously known for signature menu items including the 1 lb. Meatball topped with Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, homemade pasta, and desserts; LAVO Italian Restaurant is the destination dining experience for those looking to enjoy a quality meal in a lively and sophisticated setting. Post-dinner, the party continues downstairs at LAVO Nightclub, the subterranean playground where top DJs play the latest hits.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 750-5588

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella

  • Catering

    Please call the restaurant at 212.750.5588 and ask to speak with a Manager re: catering. We're happy to assist you.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available for groups of 10-600.

  • Private party contact

    TAO Group Sales: (212) 399-3097

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Avenues

  • Parking details

    Parking Garages available on 57th, 58th, & 59th Streets between Lexington & Park Avenues. We do not validate. No valet parking.

  • Public transit

    4,5,& 6 (Green Line) 59th St & Lexington Station, <br />N & R (Yellow Lines) 60th St & 5th Ave Station, and<br />E (Blue Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station<br />M (Orange Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ nightly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,175 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

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  1. WR

    WilRodwineluv

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great location for special occasions, very good food, and drinks.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have a great 3 course lunch pre-fix menu that is an amazing value. The food was delicious with generous portions. Definitely will be returning regularly for this amazing deal and great service and ambiance.
  3. MM

    MMill

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious dinner with a great menu. Fantastic attentive service from Gina. Full house with a lively crowd. Very loud but still enjoyable.
  4. s

    slani600

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out/environment for a dinner celebration!
  5. GR

    GREGORYR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, younger crowd, this restaurant is consistent in impressing my customers.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent meal, excellent experience
  7. TC

    TomC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food! Well-rounded menu. Would return in a heartbeat.
  8. LB

    LizBNJ

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Nice menu, food was well prepared, Branzino was a little underwhelming but overall it was a nice meal.
  9. D

    Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic; got in before the rush and had superb service, as it got busier, still got all three courses in great time! Thank you
  10. AP

    AnaP

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anna (our hostess) was extremely accommodating and really friendly. Isabella, our server was knowledgeable and attentive. We were visiting NYC with our 11 year old daughter and this was a pleasant dinner experience. Thank you ladies and Lavo!!
  11. MB

    MelissaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always on point, service was great overall, no complaints
  12. AS

    AmiS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was excellent, all around truly excellent. Great service, great food, cool vibes
  13. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Espectacular. La experiencia superó mis expectativas y especialmente por el exquisito trato de todos los trabajadores.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time always
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was amazing, I went with my family and friends to celebrate my mother’s birthday and it was great. Delicious food, The waitress’ very good attention.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Resturant week menu. Love the food and service.
  17. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat, a little expensive but food was amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant because of The chef who never disappoints us!
  19. R

    Rockstar20

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavo is a go to when you want to indulge in great food, amazing ambience and a sanitary healthy space to dine in.
  20. SR

    ShaymaR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for sure! The food was pretty good. The service was great as well! I would definitely come back.
  21. PC

    PedroC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wonderful vibe and great food. The service was amazing from start to finish.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for restaurant week. This is one my fave paces to try during this time I got the tuna tartare for appetizer. It's definitely a good choice. I've had the octopus before too and that was good .i had the Bronzino fish for dinner and it wasn't as flavorful as expected, I liked the pesto risotto more. And for desert the cheesecake and the fried Oreos are a great choice.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Weekend in New York Heading to Yankees game after Was 1 hour before we received our food We were late for the start of the game
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Belgium

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and attentive. My cup was always full with water without asking. I love love this place and the food was delicious.
  26. LK

    LoriK

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! My first time here and the food was delicious and the dessert was even better! Will definitely be going back!
  27. c

    canonball

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch was wonderful. We were 4 people and each would go back to Lavo again. Waiter and staff were attentive and professional. Our experience was excellent and would eagerly return
  28. E

    Eyeris

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing, good music, food was excellent, the service was ok, our server looked annoyed/tired had low energy, barley came to the talk to check on us - didn’t offer if we wanted more drinks/water. Overall the restaurant has a vey nice ambiance a cozy bar and the server at the bar was amazing, very attentive.
  29. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I went during restaurant week and had a terrible experience with the service. It took about 20 minutes to get one glass of wine. My salad came like 20 minutes later and then we waited and waited for our entrees. Over an hour since we ordered we still hasn’t gotten our dinners. We told the waiter and hostess that we had tickets to a show and would either have to pack our dinner to go or come back for it. 1.5 hours after we sat down, our dinners came out and we didn’t even have time to eat them. The waiters and hostess were unapologetic and wouldn’t hold them or take it off the check because the dinners came out as we were walking out the door. So we literally packed up our dinners and went to the show. When I finally reheated the food at home, it was actually pretty good. Not as good as it would have been fresh, but it was tasty, even reheated. So the takeaway is, the food is good if you don’t mind waiting 1.5 hours to eat.
  30. DD

    DiningDiva

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An impeccable and lively experience as always. The service is wonderful, the hostesses were amazing and management is very kind and steps up to the place always! Bronzino was perfect and so was our watermelon salad and seafood pasta. This is our go to! We are comfortable there and couldn't be happier with our experience!
  31. R

    Renan

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is impressive that Lavo kept the quality, service and overall experience at high level along these years.

    LAVO Italian Restaurant - New YorkResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We love getting positive feedback and will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of the team! We try our best to deliver the best food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

  32. g

    gregg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing meal. If you go here you MUST try the big meatball, best meatball in new york and if you wanna argue, argue w a wall! Drinks are awesome, appetizers are amazing (caeser salad is crazy too) and the fried oreos are a must to finish w a nice cup of coffee.

    LAVO Italian Restaurant - New YorkResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We love getting positive feedback and will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of the team! Meatball AND the fried oreos= PERFECT DINNER here at Lavo!

  33. k

    kims

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We went to Lavo for Restaurant Week. It was an excellent deal at $45pp for a three course meal. The food was very good. The service was decent. Our waitress was very personable but seemed a little overwhelmed as the restaurant got very busy. My only complaint was the floor management. As the restaurant got busy and the wait staff was in the weeds, four floor managers stood clustered behind our table shooting the ah*#. Trust me, I could clearly hear their conversation. In fact, I had to say “excuse me” to get them to move as they were blocking my access to the bathroom. The restaurant needs to either set higher expectations for their managers or get new ones.
  34. AC

    AdamC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Post pandemic it’s very hard to find good help. 2 hours on a price fix menu and our apps and drinks were taken by the hostess Nicolette who also got our check as our waiter Eric kept disappearing When we expressed our displeasure with the waiter and disappeared even more. The famous meatball seems smaller and we begged for bread. I wonder if they are under new owners
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the meatball did not disappoint! Also desserts are amazing great environment
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and very cool place.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Although it took us some time to get seated, our waitress was fabulous!
  38. SQ

    SuziQ

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time to eat at Lavo and it was as delicious as I remembered! Overall amazing restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food and cocktails, great service!
  39. AK

    AshanaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, the food and the ambiance was amazing. I will definitely be coming back!
  40. M

    Maddii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing . Overall I enjoyed my time and experience. Definitely will be returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York using the Order Online button. LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York is rated 4.5 stars by 3175 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 52 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online
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Google Map for LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

39 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garages available on 57th, 58th, & 59th Streets between Lexington & Park Avenues. We do not validate. No valet parking.

  • Public transit

    4,5,& 6 (Green Line) 59th St & Lexington Station, N & R (Yellow Lines) 60th St & 5th Ave Station, andE (Blue Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave StationM (Orange Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ralph Scamardella

  • Entertainment

    Live DJ nightly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 750-5588

  • Catering

    Please call the restaurant at 212.750.5588 and ask to speak with a Manager re: catering. We're happy to assist you.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining available for groups of 10-600.

  • Private party contact

    TAO Group Sales: (212) 399-3097

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