LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

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2672 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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DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Lunch Special 3 Course Meal is Great Price and Food was good. However, bad experiance with the steak over seasoned and meatballs to much parm cheese. However they complimented me with another dish of my liking.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Use to be my favorite Italian spot. Food and service going downhill!

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

Basically when you go to an italian restaurant you feel like eating pasta. Well I ask for spaghetti with meat balls. The spaghetti were swiming in a tomate sauce, not very hot (I like the pasta to be hot, logically) the meat was overcook and the meat was spreaded. I was very very hungry so I ate, but I did not enjoy the meal. Sorry I should have complain but I was very upset. Maybe it was my fault not to complain.
Everytime I went to NYC I came by Lavo, I may not do it again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!! Everything was wonderful

MZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Asparagus was a little under cooked. Our waitress wasn’t very amicable. She was chewing gum like a valley girl during her shift and while she took our order. Also she expressed the entree we ordered only came with a protein and suggested a side. We ordered a side, and the entree came with spinach and mushrooms... so that was weird.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

All done very professionally. Food was excellent. Waitress was excellent

CJ
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a energetic happy hour crowd. We ate in the dining room which was quieter than the bar scene. The menu is thoughtful and not difficult for anyone to find something that they would enjoy eating. The portions are ample and well prepared. The Prix Fixe menu is a bargain and looks amazing. All of it well done.

D
New England
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood tower

JX
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is excellent as usual. Great value for restaurant week. The like this place for it’s a quick and casual lunch place with excellent food at a good value. The waitress we had however was a bit absent minded (forgot our iced tea) and seemed in a rush to wrap us up when the restaurant has plenty of empty tables.

N
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything great but too noisy! Restaurant Week dinner portions were terrific. The waiter was very attentive and accommodating.

KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Over-priced, lackluster, nightclub dining

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

We visited Lavo for the first time during NYC Summer 2019 Restaurant Week. The bar (upfront) had music blasting when we arrived, but the restaurant section was fairly quiet. By 7pm, music was blasting there as well - to the point where you could not carry on a conversation at a small booth for 4. We waited over 1/2 hour for bread to be brought to the table and we had to request a change of wait staff because of the first person's abhorrent attitude. On the bright side, the pre-fixe menu had a lot of great choices and the food was excellent. But DON'T entertain going here if you want to be able to speak to your fellow diners. It is overly loud, overly crowded and we will never go there again.

JO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, I'll definitely come back, it's my third time and I can't get tired of it.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Too loud. Breaks the business atmosphere

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Noise level is unbearable - ruins the experience !

KF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience!

ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed that the bread has changed as it’s been a staple in the experience as you wait for your food.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great options for restaurant week!

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food, very tasty. My guest and I cleaned our plates. We will be back to try the rest of the food.

JJ
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good here!

SK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lavo is my favorite go to lunch spot in the Midtown East . The food is consistently good, the service is superb and the ambiance is always filled with great energy.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very lively and happening,mour server was good and helpful, the assisting staff really was not the best,half couldn't understand what we wanted and when after the meal( our gnocchi we ate only half because it was tastless and the pappardelle was saltless but we kept quiet)we had our food boxed the guy just put the bag on the table as we were still talking , and it was so badly packed it spilled, this is not expected of Lavo, anyways not going to back for a while,the best part was our server, which I took his name

JB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best chicken Parmesans I have ever had!

TR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lavo Italian Restaurant- New York was amazing. Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and great service.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great and we had the best waitress ever!!!

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, our waiter was excellent. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a group of 15 loud annoying people standing up constantly as if they had bee stings in their rear ends and constantly bumping into our table as they passed by. Its a fantastic restaurant with amazing food, but squeezing in people that tightly hurts business. It no longer feels like a romantic dinner, when it’s that congested with people.

YC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was very poor and the food was ok but small for a big money

GD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What I did not like was that I wanted to go to the nightclub and they where literally forcing me and my partner to spend 400 dollars just to be at the bar. It was our first time at Lavo NC and we wanted to get to know the entire place..

l
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good all around

s
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Italian food is very good, steak NOT so good

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is good but extremely overpriced for what you get, and the waitstaff are not friendly.

JC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Alfredo sauce didn't taste like Alfredo. Creamed Spinach tased like regular spinach. Beer was kind of gross. Restaurant week choices were kinda wack.

AL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very satisfied with the selections available on the Restaurant Week menu. There is something for everyone, a chicken dish, steak, salmon, and penne alla vodka. The appetizers available on this menu were equally good and varied. The Oreo Zeppoles for dessert were out of this world. Melted Oreos inside zeppoles accompanied by a small bowl of I want I think was melted vanilla ice cream with an Oreo sticking in it! The space is nicely decorated. But on this night, the restaurant was LOUD! I could hardly hear my dinner companion over the loud table next to us. But the restaurant was VERY busy; almost every table was full, even at the bar area. This was between 6pm and 8pm!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food. Their famous meatball and pasta are ultra good. The tuna tartar, mussels, ribeye steak with truffle fries and branzino are outstanding. A LOT OF PEOPLE ordered steak and truffle fries: TWO THUMBS UP. Seafood is fresh and cooked with flavor. Waiter was excellent in service. Provided high chair for my toddler. Not many babies on a weekday lunch. Many business lunches. I would go again. Also, WIDE VARIETY OF ALCOHOL AT THE BAR from top to bottom.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for Restaurant Week and was seated promptly at 1130am! Wait staff was very attentive and a great deal for $26 lunch prix fixe! One of the only Restaurant Week deals that DOESN'T upcharge you for steak.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It's a very nice place, however I didn't really appreciate them telling us we had to be out by 9pm. Our resv was at 6:30, so that timing wasn't a problem at all, and they really didn't need to say that. But, at about 8pm, they started renovating the room for the nightclub and rolling tables in and out I felt like I was at a behind the scenes show. All working around us moving tables, dragging chairs. I just thought it was very disruptive to our dinner. They should have seated us someplace out of their way.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice for any occasion

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Badass time.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Achei legal

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