LAVO Italian Restaurant

4.5
2569 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
For more reservation availability, please visit LavoNY.com or call 212-750-5588.



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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What 2569 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The lunch set is very good value, especially we order different combination and everyone can try much more assortment.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The noise level is ridiculous
The service is spotty.
Impossible to get anybody’s attention

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VV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Waiter, Excellent Food especially the Lamb Chops and an overall excellent dining experience. Place was fun, good looking crowd and the place was hopping

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over salted food!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous! Veal was incredible and the tiramisu was the best I have ever had

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EQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was Fantastic. I wish I could remember what her name was.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and our waitress was great! We had a difficult food allergy at our table and she was so understanding and accommodating!

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j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience the only thing I didn’t care for is we got the big birthday celebration that I told would be $100 and then on the check it said $150 not real classy

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We enjoyed the food very much, and the service was great. However we were not prepared at all for the night club environment on Friday night, the music was very loud during dinner and wasn’t at all what we were expecting based on the description and pictures of the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was extremely fresh and was worth the extra bucks

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy bueno
Buen lugar y buen servicio y location

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SW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My linguini and clam meal was very bad.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Found a hair in my sons appetizer

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

First time in New York food was good but service was terrible would not recommend

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DJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for an expensed business trip, but expensive even for NY standards, no moderate wine pricing, and they even charge you for the bread!

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New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lunch great value. 29.95$ 3 courses. Average quality and taste with large main portions. Mon thru Friday lunch quiet with businessmen. Don't know about dinner though, must be very noisy seeing the large speakers and DJ booth. No music at lunch!

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply outstanding food. Salmon was cooked perfectly which can be hard to find at times. Service was good but not great. Good noise level for lunch in that there was an energy in the place but still could have a business discussion without any problem. Highly recommended.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!

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GU
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food . Nice place. Good music . Regular price

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AV
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing. If you are young and enjoy the latest hip hop i recommend this place on a Friday night (9-12pm). The environment was awesome we really loved the under ground feel of the restaurant (the subway tiles and the darkened windows) the food was awesome, only criticism is that the charred octopus was rubbery. Everything else was amazing, i highly recommend the clam appetizer and the truffle gnocchi! The service was great our server was very attentive and fast. I would deff return.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not impressed with the food especially considering how expense it

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was great. Hostess was really nice. And all the staff together make a great team work. My server was funny and provide a great service. Thank u so much. I really enjoy my birthday.

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SL
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was really good but nothing was over-the-top amazing. Except for the Oreo zeppoli, wow!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible, linguini with clam sauce was the best I have ever eaten. The other 4 had a great lunch as well, great to have half portions. Little loud and the tables/chair were a little too close together but the food overcome this

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great so was the service presentation was great

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Muy ruidoso. Comida con buen sabor. La carne rica pero demasiado costosa para el tipo de corte y cocción. El resto muy bien.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very romantic and nice setting!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was my first time going there for my love birthday they didn’t even sing him happy birthday to begin,and it will be my last time going there :1)food taste bad,drinks not good at all .waitress had attitude .i believe the owner making you pay for the Lavo spot.hope they make improvements before they close it down!!!but Dj play good music that’s the only thing I enjoyed!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great, I would definitely go again. It was fast service, the food was fresh, and the overall vibe was amazing!

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Catch up with former coworkers

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service. Slightly over priced. But overall enjoyed.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Had to wait to be seated for almost 10 mins after checkin. Reminded the hostess that we were there and finally got seated. The food was mediocre at best — charred octopus was literally charred and dried. The server could not remember what we ordered, had to fetch her and remind of our choices. Three birthday parties were going so it was was extremely loud, with the noise from the club next door coming in. Overall an underwhelming experience

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AT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the whole experience! Good food and great ambiance. Try the 20 layer cake!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great time! Good food and good vibes for the restaurant.

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UE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Good place if you happen to be in the area but nothing to go out of your way for.

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v
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing as always

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

ordered one of my favorite dishes, lobster Fra Diavolo. The lobster had been over cooked and was rubbery and didn't taste fresh. As if they use the non fresh lobster for the dish. I've never had the dish with lobster that tasted like that. I expressed my dissatisfaction to the server. He offered a dessert on the house which was fine but that didn't negate the fact that I did not eat the lobster in a $50 dish.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent, along with great service. We happened to be sitting next to a very loud table though. Overall restaurant ambiance was nice.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went to lavo for my birthday brunch and it was enjoyable. The food was amazing the waitress wasn’t very helpful and a bit slow but the food made up for it.

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g
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Muy buen ambiente para ir con amigos y querer fiesta!! Excelente para cumpleaños!!

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