LAVO Italian Restaurant

4.5
2594 reviews
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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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GJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lavo restaurant , Is the best Italian restaurant in New York !

Beautiful prime location right off of Madison Avenue , very welcoming staff and the food is exquisite !

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, I most definitely will be eating there again !

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DC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not been to this restaurant in years. It’s ever bit as awesome as I remembered it. I brought clients and they loved it!

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing has such a wonderful time Must try the eggplant parmesan

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s
Mexico City
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our daughter got her Master's Degree and the time came to celebrate... We had visited Lavo in past trips to NYC and we found it to be consistent with our previous experiences there.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time and the food and drinks were fabulous. I had a fun birthday celebration!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was not very good and overpriced

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JU
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Lack of recommendation is that my friends are around my age and the NOISE would be uncomfortable for them as it was for me. The FOOD is absolutely delicious - well prepared and well served!! The service is attentive and responsive. The noise was the spoiler and if that kind of energy is your bag go for it

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A
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A guaranteed good evening! Delicious food, great service, beautiful people. We love coming here!

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a
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were pleasantly surprised after hearing a negative review. If you like clams on the half shell this is THE place to go...huge, plump delicious! The clams casino were also delicious. There was a lobster bisque which was yummy, too. The seafood pasta was perfect but the spaghetti and meatballs fell short. We were too full to eat the MY style cheesecake so they just wrapped but up to take home. One pleasant surprise - the takeout bags are great. Check it out!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food ! Great restaurant!

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Too noise during dinner time. It was difficult to hear. Also food was not that tasty.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, as always.

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MG
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch special

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PA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This place has past its prime
The food was mediocre at best and the price you pay for mediocrity is just no.
The focaccia bread they serve in lieu of the delicious garlic bread they used to serve is a sad excuse for bread- it’s not hearty, tasty or has good texture- it’s light airy fluff that packs calories with zero taste. The pizza - don’t bother the crust is tasteless fluff - what happened ? Why change your recipes when it was so good before? The service was good, not fawning, we did have to grab a couple rando servers to get done things we needed. I had the sea bass and it was bland, I salted this piece of fish 3 separate times to try to get some flavor and I don’t use salt on a regular basis. We had a party of 7 and everyone was underwhelmed with their dinner. Just a bummer for a place that we have been regularly dining at 3 times a year for the past 6 years. Not coming here anymore.

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UW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The hostess was rude. Food was mediocre. Had been here before and feel like it has gone downhill. I will not be returning.

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

Server was extremely unfriendly. Wine by glass was overpriced for what tasted like house wine. Food was good at best. Desert had to be returned because they forgot to fill cannoli. There are plenty of better places to go

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular and the service was outstanding. I came here to celebrate a friends birthday and they made it a great one. Thanks LAVO!

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SB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff remembered me and my birthday food is always up to my expectations great service

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not even there so fantastic experience - Raid
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Raid#0965 LETS GOOOO

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the time, food and service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were great. Seated right away. Good location up near the Park, but not too touristy.

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PR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was great! Had a great time! Carbonnara was as good as italy

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

Food never disappoints. Our server, Jessica was amazing!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best birthday dinner ever!! Food was amazing and so were the drinks. I had a great dinning experience at Lavo. Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to have dinner.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great athmosphere, music and excellent pasta ill be back!!!!

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I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
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
11 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
22 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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OT
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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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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