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LAVO Italian Restaurant & Nightclub

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39 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Madison and Park Avenues)
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
(212) 750-5588
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene

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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 14
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just average for lunch or dinner.

I have been here a few times and find everytime I order one of the pasta dishes they have all been very salty. The burger to me is the best bet for lunch.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Zette45
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times and find everytime I order one of the pasta dishes they have all been very salty. The burger to me is the best bet for lunch.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lavo received a lot of hype from multiple people I spoke to. It did not meet the expectations. Our waitress was wonderful, very attentive and incredibly sweet. She was very honest about the menu and what items she liked and didn't like. Lavo is known for their meatballs, softball sized meatballs made of beef, pork and veal. The meatball with... More 

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New York City, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

After ~4 years of absence and thanks to the NYC restaurant week, we enjoyed a delicious 3 course menu at Lavo. Price value ratio was excellent. We had tuna tartare, a steak with fries and some sorbet. Food was really good and the service very friendly. We will come back.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A big group of us came here for my big birthday and a friends birthday. Firstly I want to say that the food was EXCEPTIONAL and I cannot fault it at all. BUT it was so so so damn loud that we couldn't hold a conversation from one side of the table to another. The "background" music was uncomfortably loud.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

BRUNCH REVIEW: Katie P., Alexis C., and I have been dying to go to a place just like this. I doubt you can find many places like this outside of the great NYC! The brunch party is 2-6pm. If you want to eat, definitely make reservations well in advance. We did not eat. No cover. So we rolled up at... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Feel the vibe amidst the hustle and bustle of NYC. Music was blasting all thru the meal and we loved it. Food was excellent and servers were quick and helpful

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I came here last Friday to celebrate my husbands birthday. Had heard good things and while I was skeptical of any place that could charge $29 for penne ala vodka, I had no reason to doubt this place. The ambiance was up beat with great DJ music playing. Loved the overall vibe of the place. The food was awesome! I... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a 7:30 dinner reservation. Arrived a little early to enjoy a drink at the bar first and was told we had to wait out on the street (20 degree temperature). Doors would be locked until 7:15. Lavo had an afternoon private party that had not yet departed. What???? On Saturday night in NYC? We decided that standing in the... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food is perfect, you can eat tuna tartare, spaghetti and meatballs, a real cotoletta alla milanese, pizza , grilled tuna and so more else and everything is soooooo good ! The service is friendly and professional . I really don't have anything bad to say about this place .

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We came to LAVO late after seeing Fleetwood Mac play Madison Square on a Monday night. Food was good Italian hearty meals, we shared the Wagyu Carpaccio and the Semolina Gnocchi which were both sensational. Restaurant was relatively quiet, which you'd expect for late Monday night but would like to try again and experience the Night Club

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
    (Madison and Park Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 750-5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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