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 2722 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and trendy atmosphere

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

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 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s our first

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent server who made the evening along with great food

NS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Definitely not a date type. It’s super loud.

d
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

As I see other reviews, they were very accurate. Food is very good. Service can be slower than usual but I don't think this is the type of place to rush in and out. Seems like you are there for the experience so that was not an issue for us. Yes, the music was loud but we got used to it rather quickly.

Very good place and may be back if time permits when traveling to NYC.

PJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The pizza was small and chewy. The salad was tiny. Last time I ate at LAVO the food was great. This time was awful. Service was Ok.

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and lovely ambiance and beautiful people. Took forever to get water however....

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food but too noisy- the music is too loud!

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service should have been nicer and more attentive but did provide what needed. Food quite good and ambiance nice!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was as expected you pay for what you get! Food and service was great... the only hiccup was a rude hostess that assumed I didn’t have a reservation so immediately told me I needed to give up my table within an hour. ( really.. how can a person eat and drink within an hour) I was confused because I made a reservation way in advanced to celebrate my birthday. After that was settled my night was amazing $400 later just by boo and I!

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

I love Lavo. I frequent the Vegas restaurant and I have been to the NY a few times. This time was different. Our table was as far into the dining area as possible. We were stuck between multiple tables celebrating birthdays. It was much more noisy and crowded than expected. The food was still great.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A 5 star Italian restaurant!! We started with the Calamari and Giant Meatball, both outrageous. Then we moved on to Penne Seafood Alfredo, Margarita pizza, mushroom truffle gnocchi, chicken parmigiana, the wedge salad and of course an order of truffle fries! Would do it all over again tomorrow!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic! always delicious every time i dine there

SL
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food in a great location on 58th Street right off Fifth Avenue. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. The only thing was that the restaurant was too loud. Great for an evening out with friends. A business dinner, less so. Would go again though.

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as usual, polite service, excellent wait time for food.
Waiters come back and check on you which is valued.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decibel level made it uncomfortable to dine. Turn the music down. It is a restaurant, not a dance club.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good, great lively atmosphere. Awesome music!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated immediately since we had a reservation and our waiter was very attentive. I ordered a steak that was over cooked but the flavor was very good. The broccoli rabe was actually broccolini, not good. We also ordered the mashed potatoes which were delicious.

Overall, my experience was positive. I was expecting the food to be a little better but it was good.

OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class upscale experience, staff is so on point. Food is beyond deliciously prepared , don’t miss this NYC gem !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent at lunch. Will definitely go for dinner on our next visit.

RK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK but noise level was deafening. If you don't want to talk to your companion/s go there.

CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Huge portions. Great service. Trendy loud crowd. Had a fun evening.

DF
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the city!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very slow service, for the price the host / wait staff needs to do a lot more

Not business meeting friendly

Entire restaurant was available and they put another big group right next to us and they were loud

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