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LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York, New York, NY

LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

4.6
4.6
3332 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    LAVO Italian Restuarant welcomes you to celebrate Valentine's Day! We will be open from 5:00pm-10:00pm and are offering our a la carte menu with specialty items from the Chef. We look forward to seeing you there!

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What 3,332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

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  1. LD

    LisaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! From start to finish. We were left to eat at our our pace, no rush to get us off our table. Beautiful restaurant, nice vibe, fantastic waiter and superb food. Possibly the best seafood pasta I’ve ever tasted.
  2. A

    Academy30

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was poor. Not sure if it was because it was a Friday evening and pretty full. Reservations were for 8:30pm and we weren’t seated for another 20 minutes. Drinks tasted like water was added. We ordered from the restaurant week menu. The appetizers we ordered were the eggplant rollatini and arancini. They were both good. Then we all ordered the 12 hour braised short rib with wintergreen risotto. Very underwhelming. The short rib was tender, but had no flavor. The risotto was undercooked. Then for dessert we got the New York style cheesecake and Oreo zeppole. The cheesecake was basic, nothing to rave about. I did enjoy the Oreo zeppole. Overall, I would not come back here.
  3. TA

    TrevorA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavo was great! Food is great! Ambiance is great! The only questionable thing are the drinks. A regular cosmo with Tito’s coast $28 per drink. Which is a bit ridiculous considering. Woodford Reserve is a higher quality liquor and that was $20.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Racist server. Tried to upsell their drinks. Tried to mock us because of our races.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I appreciate for a nice anniversary surprise.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean was an excellent waiter. We never felt rushed and he made excellent suggestions.
  7. ML

    MLML

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was 10/10! I put a note on my reservation saying that it’s a reunion with my friend from college since 2013. A lot of restaurants don’t care about this kind of note or just add an little useless candle on top of a dessert that you already ordered. LAVO, however, treated us with great champagne (on the house)!!! I already gave this restaurant 5 stars even before trying their food! Service = user experience. It’s important to provide a good UX to your customers. Otherwise, people could just order Uber Eats at how without bothering to come to your restaurant under this freezing weather condition. The food was excellent. We ordered Truffle Ricotta Cavatelli (My favorite!), 16oz Wagyu Meatball with Whipped Ricotta (Love this as well! Different from your regular meatballs), Verde Salad (Fresh!), Burrata Pizza and their signature dessert: 20 Layer Chocolate Cake (Super heavy, but heavy in a good way. If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you’d love it! But probably need to consider order less so that your stomach has room for this calorie bomb lol)
  8. D

    Daisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambiance, our waiter and the entire environment. Although I felt the tables were too close together I still had and enjoyable experience.
  9. MB

    MarivonneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous in allways
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ricardo was an AMAZING SERVER. I will most definetely come back. He made our experience super spectacular and memorable.
  11. R

    Renisha

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time food and service where excellent last min party of 8 they took great care of us
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time!
  13. J

    Jacob

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice date spot, but if I am honest I had better pasta.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food service crowd ambiance
  15. G

    Gabrielle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Came last week Friday. Lemon drop was amazing(cheers to the bartender). I had the Octopus, Penne al la vodka, and Branzino. All were delicious. Went when the restaurant first opened. Our server and service was great! Everything came out in a timely manner. Was my second time coming to Lavo and will be back again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was so amazing! The food, service, drinks, everything was 10000/10. Would highly recommend the meatball and the seafood alfredo!! And of course the frozen espresso martinis 🤌🏻
  17. B

    Barbara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, and larger portions than expected. Very attentive service.
  18. J

    Jsummerk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cookies and cream beignet-like dessert was to die for!
  19. Z

    Zara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Food was bad service was mid at best. One dish we could not even fAthom eating bc it was so bad and they would not take it back. We got rigatoni manzane it was watery and cold. The seafood Alfredo was good not great. Steak was medium for the price. Not bad defitentely had way better. The reason I’m giving a two instead of a one is because the bathroom attendant was amazing. The best part was going to the bathroom which is something I feel like is not what you want in a restaurant. Go to literally anywhere else and you’ll have a better experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience. The food, service and ambiance was exceptional.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  22. TR

    TanziaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my oldest daughter’s college graduation. Loved everything we ordered! Fun atmosphere, perfect location and great service. The deep fried Oreos and the tiramisu desserts were to die for!!
  23. v

    vincenzo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    When I order a drink I expect my glass to be full. Always. If they’re trying to save money by not filling the glass then they should use smaller glasses so that patrons don’t feel like they’re being cheated.
  24. C

    Ciara

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fun restaurant! I recommend getting the 16oz meatball as an appetizer to share with friends. Cutting into quarters for the 4 of us was perfect! I ordered the salmon and it was delicious 😋
  25. K

    mikeK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Not like used to be , it was empty Friday not worth it , I’m not going there again
  26. C

    Charlie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much better than I expected! I'll definitely visit again with friends!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The food was mediocre. Not much options for the appetizers
  28. RR

    RossR

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Isabelle was fantastic. Explained everything as we were over in New York from Scotland. Thanks for a great evening guys!
  29. JF

    JuliaF

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive and excellent. Food was great! Thank you
  30. LG

    LindaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday at Lavo with my family. When we checked in, the ladies at the front desk both wished me a Happy Birthday and were very friendly. Our waiter was super nice and really great with recommendations. Entire staff in the restaurant were all wonderful. Food was ourstanding....lamb chops, marsala, tuna tartare, steak, and the creamed spinach was terrific. Dessert was delicious too. Highly recommend this restaurant, I will certainly be going back and will be recommending to friends.
  31. B

    Bakky

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible and the server was elite. We’ll definitely be back.
  32. ST

    SonaliT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and hospitable service. Had a great time with tasty food on NYE.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Great place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For 5 people, we shared two pizzas (burrata & Carne), charred octopus, and the verde salad. All were wonderful. We had chicken Parmesan, pasta bolognese, branzino, and the lamb chops as entrees. Everything was delicious and the food preparation felt special and intentional. Our server Sean was professional andd a helpful guide through our meal. The wine list was wonderful, with some identifiable names, and some hidden gems that wine people would love. Overall a fantastic experience and we can’t wait to go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Servers made the experience great but the food was okay and the price is high. No reason why a bill for two came out to $250 lol . Drinks alone almost hit $100 and I had two drinks . But overall it was a good spot worth trying once but idk if I’d go back . Thanks for reading.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jose was awesome! The restaurant is large and elegant and the food was good and priced reasonable.
  37. CG

    CrystalG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was amazing!! So attentive to my large groups needs. Will definitely come back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great dinner with me and my girl. loved the fried oreos
  39. RT

    RickyT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town from London, England and made this reservation after a friend had been to Lavo and recommended it, and boy did it not fail to impress us. The food quality and portions were both amazing and the staff were so friendly and informative to items on the menu. Superb restaurant which I would highly advise to visit.
  40. TB

    TaraBruno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chiara was our server and made our experience that much more lovely. The entire staff was fantastic and so friendly…the hostesses, the bus boys…it was the perfect place to take my parents on Christmas Eve for lunch. The homemade pastas were delicious and decadent, and the octopus was excellent.

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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LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York is rated 4.6 stars by 3332 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

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

39 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–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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