LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

4.5
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2821 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 2821 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Very over priced but the food was very good. Service was excellent. There were many large groups of teenage girls from Long Island having dinner. I prefer a more adult vibe.

BK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are amazing. We come twice every trip. Tommy, the manager made this one extra special after chatting with our daughter Bailey, we got free dessert. He made sure our experience was awesome!! Thank you so much see ya next trip!

f
New York Area
385 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, professional staff, delicious abundant reasonably priced food. Must return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I had informed no cheese as I don’t take cheese but my meal came with cheese on fries:(

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous but very loud. Great for fun events or lunches or dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate but still amazing

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food wasn’t good. Best thing was the bread and marinara sauce in the beginning.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love lavo. Always go there

CB
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really delicious food , friendly attentive service, fun trendy comfy environment.

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

had the best time at dinner, the music in the restaurant was awesome and the food was great, only thing i was a bit shocked by the very expensive cover charge to get into the club downstairs, especially that we had just spent a lot of money on dinner and the music was better in the restaurant than in the club

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner with the family. Food was great. Meatball is the best.

CP
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was not good at all. We were not all served at the same time. The waiter forgot to order some food.
The decor of the restaurant is old and ugly.
Do not recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great service and ambiance!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s birthday

JL
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Alberto was an excellent server. He really enhanced the experience for us. We had a late lunch on New Year’s Eve.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very cold and drafty

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Never again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to stop by after long day of shopping! Will be back. Happy New Year.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food

JT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and excellent food I totally recommend

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbe !! Autentic italian food.
Cool ambience and audience. Nice music . Light is perfect.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lavo es un muy bue resto tantonpara ir a cenar como los almuerzos. Tiene una gran barra de tragos. Y la comida es muy buena.

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CD
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service and ambiance

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Way too loud
Waiter came to the table 2 times only
Never checked to see if anything was needed

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Holiday dinner with friends. I’ve dined at LAVO since you opened as does my wife Fredericka Saperstein and always was satisfied with the food quality but the dinner I had this past Monday was very disappointing.. the penne a la vodka was NOT served with pancetta in the classic sauce. It was a bolognese which is NOT what I ordered or expected. It was okay but not what I was looking forward to. I’ve been there 15-20 times and this dish was not consistent as in the past.. the NY STRIP was very good. The clams were NOT the way they used to be. They were very small and NOT up to par... the creamed spinach was good. The mushrooms had no taste. Not seasoned at all... so overall I was not satisfied but didn’t call the manager over since it was the holidays and I wS with a dear friend so I let it go. But some tho should be done for me to return as a customer... I recommend LAVO to a lot of business associates and friends.. so I hope you will do something to compensate me for not being happy with dinner..
Thank you
Ken Saperstein

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!! Would definitely go back!:)

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing and service was pretty good

DL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Italian. Nice and classy too

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

$150 for a pice of cake with a candle was a bit ridiculous

S
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NYC Dinner date
Great ending to seeing Rockefeller Tree & Ice Skating! Fried Oreo Zepplies are still amazing!

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Place is a fire hazard!!!!
They have too many tables
& you can’t even walk around !!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great, not too loud I would definitely go again !

TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This is a restaurant I come to regularly. I made a reservation for 8:00. I called to see if I could come in early at 7, but they were booked, but my table would be ready at 8. When I arrived at 7:55 the woman at the front informs me that my table won’t be ready for another hour. She told me I can sit at the bar or wait. When I asked why it was going to be an hour, she just unapologetically said they had a lot of parties that night. She clearly just didn’t care. I sat down in the bar area as I was starving from a long day of work and travel and asked for a manager. It turned out, she was the manager! The service was bad, I had to ask for things like bread (that I know normally come out without asking as I go multiple times a month) and I was all around treated like a second class citizen. They will no longer be receding my business nor will other Tao group restaurants and I will be sure those that I know hear about this experience.

OT
Acapulco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow and food was cold once received.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was highly trained, and very accommodating.
It was lovely.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I have been to! The food was outstanding

KH
1 review