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LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York

4.5
4.5
3157 Reviews
$30 and under
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 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am 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

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What 3,157 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

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  1. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to eat, a little expensive but food was amazing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant because of The chef who never disappoints us!
  3. R

    Rockstar20

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavo is a go to when you want to indulge in great food, amazing ambience and a sanitary healthy space to dine in.
  4. SR

    ShaymaR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance for sure! The food was pretty good. The service was great as well! I would definitely come back.
  5. PC

    PedroC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wonderful vibe and great food. The service was amazing from start to finish.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for restaurant week. This is one my fave paces to try during this time I got the tuna tartare for appetizer. It's definitely a good choice. I've had the octopus before too and that was good .i had the Bronzino fish for dinner and it wasn't as flavorful as expected, I liked the pesto risotto more. And for desert the cheesecake and the fried Oreos are a great choice.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Weekend in New York Heading to Yankees game after Was 1 hour before we received our food We were late for the start of the game
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and attentive. My cup was always full with water without asking. I love love this place and the food was delicious.
  10. LK

    LoriK

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! My first time here and the food was delicious and the dessert was even better! Will definitely be going back!
  11. c

    canonball

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch was wonderful. We were 4 people and each would go back to Lavo again. Waiter and staff were attentive and professional. Our experience was excellent and would eagerly return
  12. E

    Eyeris

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing, good music, food was excellent, the service was ok, our server looked annoyed/tired had low energy, barley came to the talk to check on us - didn’t offer if we wanted more drinks/water. Overall the restaurant has a vey nice ambiance a cozy bar and the server at the bar was amazing, very attentive.
  13. DD

    DiningDiva

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An impeccable and lively experience as always. The service is wonderful, the hostesses were amazing and management is very kind and steps up to the place always! Bronzino was perfect and so was our watermelon salad and seafood pasta. This is our go to! We are comfortable there and couldn't be happier with our experience!
  14. R

    Renan

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It is impressive that Lavo kept the quality, service and overall experience at high level along these years.

    LAVO Italian Restaurant - New YorkResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We love getting positive feedback and will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of the team! We try our best to deliver the best food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

  15. g

    gregg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall amazing meal. If you go here you MUST try the big meatball, best meatball in new york and if you wanna argue, argue w a wall! Drinks are awesome, appetizers are amazing (caeser salad is crazy too) and the fried oreos are a must to finish w a nice cup of coffee.

    LAVO Italian Restaurant - New YorkResponded on July 28, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We love getting positive feedback and will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of the team! Meatball AND the fried oreos= PERFECT DINNER here at Lavo!

  16. k

    kims

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We went to Lavo for Restaurant Week. It was an excellent deal at $45pp for a three course meal. The food was very good. The service was decent. Our waitress was very personable but seemed a little overwhelmed as the restaurant got very busy. My only complaint was the floor management. As the restaurant got busy and the wait staff was in the weeds, four floor managers stood clustered behind our table shooting the ah*#. Trust me, I could clearly hear their conversation. In fact, I had to say “excuse me” to get them to move as they were blocking my access to the bathroom. The restaurant needs to either set higher expectations for their managers or get new ones.
  17. AC

    AdamC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Post pandemic it’s very hard to find good help. 2 hours on a price fix menu and our apps and drinks were taken by the hostess Nicolette who also got our check as our waiter Eric kept disappearing When we expressed our displeasure with the waiter and disappeared even more. The famous meatball seems smaller and we begged for bread. I wonder if they are under new owners
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and very cool place.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Although it took us some time to get seated, our waitress was fabulous!
  20. SQ

    SuziQ

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time to eat at Lavo and it was as delicious as I remembered! Overall amazing restaurant! Great atmosphere, great food and cocktails, great service!
  21. AK

    AshanaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, the food and the ambiance was amazing. I will definitely be coming back!
  22. M

    Maddii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing . Overall I enjoyed my time and experience. Definitely will be returning.
  23. RO

    RaymondO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food and service was very slow on Thursday, July 7, 2022. We sat outside. We will not do that ever again.
  24. HK

    HillK

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved food and service!

    LAVO Italian Restaurant - New YorkResponded on July 6, 2022Thanks so much for your kind words. We love getting positive feedback and will certainly share your sentiments with the rest of the team!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aniversario
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Dining room was pretty empty
  27. JL

    JeremyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best business lunch location in the city! Great food and even better prices.
  28. J

    Juliet

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Dinner with friends
  29. I

    Igor

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Pretty terrible, barely was attended to outside. Food arrived late, management came out but didn’t didn’t do much or offer anything. I would never come here again . I don’t even think they’d care if I did anyway.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Surprise bridal shower for coworker. Service was slow. Overall good!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food and ambience was very good. Service was a little off. Our waiter rarely came around to check on us or ask if we needed drinks or desserts.
  32. DG

    DelGr

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, but heads up it’s expensive
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our girlfriends 60 b-day celebration.
  34. WC

    WingC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Poor execution on good quality material. Super Noisy. Expensive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great music. Just overall a lot of fun.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic!!!
  37. F

    Frank

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We thought the food was very good. Service ok except when we arrived hostesses gave us runaround for 10 mins. The noise level is atrocious. Way to loud to be comfortable. You could hardly talk to the person next to you. I realize the place caters to early 20’s crowds but some considerations should be given to others. A DJ at 8pm. Kind of much
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  39. LC

    LuzC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch menu is fantastic for the price. Highly recommend
  40. P

    Pastalover37538263746868

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Don’t need a lady to turn on the sink for me in the bathroom, made me feel rushed

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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You can order delivery directly from LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York using the Order Online button. LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

LAVO Italian Restaurant - New York is rated 4.5 stars by 3157 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 17 times today

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Madison and Park Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:30 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:30 am–12:00 am 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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