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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Lavo - NYC.
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Lavo - NYC

4.4
2222 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Last reservations are at 12:45am.



Lavo is open for lunch Monday - Friday and Sunday brunch from 11:30am - 5:00pm.



We accept reservations up to one month in advance.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: M-F, & Sun; 5:00pm - 1:00am
Dinner: Sat only; 7:30pm - 1:00am
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 750-5588
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John DeLoach
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Catering
Please call the restaurant at 212.750.5588 and ask to speak with a Manager re: catering. We're happy to assist you.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison and Park Avenues
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Parking details
Parking Garages available on 57th, 58th, & 59th Streets between Lexington & Park Avenues. We do not validate. No valet parking.
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Public transit
4,5,& 6 (Green Line) 59th St & Lexington Station,
N & R (Yellow Lines) 60th St & 5th Ave Station, and
E (Blue Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station
M (Orange Line) 53rd St & Madison Ave Station
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Entertainment
Live DJ nightly
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Special events & promotions
For dinner groups of 15 people or more, please call Special Events at 212.399.3097.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private dining available for groups of 10-600.

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What 2222 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Friends dinner and loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place, great music, great food.

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CesarH 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wait staff was very good. Ambiance was very nice. However the food was not so great. Not worth the amount of money spent.

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vipRestaurantBloke (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lavo is a great restaurant. Busy good service good food. Must book! Excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I always have a good experience at Lavo. I love the food & ambiance - consistently delicious, lively, and fun!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Perfect spot for special occasions

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Yolie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place, great food and great drink 👏🏻👏🏻💋

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vip1234 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Super Salty, Very expensive For No Reason, and Every Girl looks like her father with Long Hair
If you dont believe me see for yourself

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was amazing !!! The service was 10/10.
What I really notice is the guy with the navy suit. I’m guessing he was the manager, but he made sure everything was running smoothly. He was amazing!

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JohnE (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was loud and busy but that was the charm. It was vibrant and this created a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Food was authentic and tasted great. Tried a Long Island iced tea and it was the best cocktail I have had in New York City.
Would recommend for those looking for a lively bar and restaurant.

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Violetta (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Lavo is my go to place for Lunch.
The Food and service are always good.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

50th Birthday

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SaraR (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I made the reservation almost a month in advance for the last night of restaurant week (February 9). I had made the reservation for 9 PM. We ended up deciding just to order off the regular menu instead of using the price fix menu. The food was amazing. The only thing I will complain about though is that we were not seated until 10:15. I understand that restaurant week means places will be more busy and crowded, but I believe an hour and 15 minute wait after even having a reservation is slightly ridiculous. Besides that, the food and experience was good.

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CatinaM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I went during restaurant week.
I made reservations for 8:30pm, we arrived on time and didn’t get seated until about 10pm.
We all opted to do the Restaurant Week’s Prefixe. When the bill came, each order was about $12 over the amount stated for the prefixe. I didn’t even bother to argue of question it. It was my brother’s birthday day and I didn’t want to further be annoyed

The food was good

I don’t know if i would return here, i just wont go back during restaurant week.

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vipLALA (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was excellent as always, but they definitely rushed us, even at the late hour. We had to wait an hour to be seated, even with a reservation. However, our waitress was extremely nice and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was my fourth time at Lavo. We had an 8:00 reservation and waited over an hour for our table to be ready. The waiter we had barely checked on us and refilled our drinks. I was disappointed in this experience.

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vipJason (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good booth, fried calamari frsh and lightly fried. Pasta dish hit the spot and the hamburger was tops. Pity, they had no coffee ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, great scene, great people.

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Iesha (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything here was amazing! From the wonderful service to the food, all the staff was great as well.

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SeattleCindy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I really enjoy Lavo - my only reservation has been the noise level - this evening the restaurant wasn't as busy so it was perfect. It can be exhausting to have a conversation when the restaurant is too loud... otherwise food and service were terrific! Also loved the restaurant week offerings!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The food was delicious but we had to wait an exceedingly long time for our takeout.

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Christina (London)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Bad service- very rushed getting our food (bread before appetizers, entrees came out 3 minutes after our appetizers giving us barely enough time to take a few bites before our small table was cluttered with 5 plates). Once our food was there, servers seemed to disappear. We were pouring our own wine, couldn’t get more water, stacked plates stayed on our table for a long time. Poorly managed disaster. Too bad because the food was pretty good. Would have liked the service to match.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A little loud but the vibe was awesome. Great food and waitress was amazing! Definitely coming back!

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KatrinaC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I was here catching up with a friend for restaurant week. Everyone working there made us feel so unwelcome, constantly rushing our courses and trying to take our plates. They even took our bread when our meal came...which I like to have the bread there! I had people ask me 10+ times if i was done with my food when I wasn't. Then finally, in the end, they told us we could stay as long as we wanted (after everyone had left and no one else was coming in". The food was ok, but bad for the price we paid. I could have made everything at home. Disappointed.

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RachG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My party and I all thought the food was delicious. We went for restaurant week, however, we thought the portions were rather small given the price.

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vipRestaurantBloke (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Lavo is an every day great Italian Restaurant. One of my every day favourites. It is fast furious noisy and you must book to get a table. Waiting staff are efficient food is always excellent and prices consistently moderate for this kind of restaurant. I thoroughly recommend Lavo.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I’ve been here before and found was great. This time I was let down I felt food was just okay, maybe it was cause it was restaurant week and they don’t put the same effort. It’s a shame cause now I have no desire to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a great time. Our waiter was a delight :)

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LIjanet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Perfect spot for late lunch! -food was delicious, low key vibe with attentive service. Plus they were diligent of my nut allergy. Will be back for more real soon

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