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LA Giara

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501 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4857 (34th street)
101, 102, 103 BUS STOP IN FRONT OF RESTAURANT ON THIRD AVENUE.#6 subway train to 33rd street and park avenue, then walk 2 blocks east.
212-726-9855
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, OK ambiance.

Food was really good and they offered a really friendly service. We had a great evening! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
H0merSimpson
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London
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San Diego, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The worst Frutti di Mare and service ever. Monica, our waitress, did her best to avoid us. On the plus side the pear and walnut salad and calamari appetizers were good as was the Branzino Entre. Monica did offer to fix the Frutti de Mare but I was not interested. She did remove it from our bill. After some discussion... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

After being highly recommended by our Hotel Concierge, we thought we would give La Giara a try tonight.. We were welcomed warmly and shown to our table.. Menus were provided and we made our decisions based on a somewhat limited menu, however seemed just enough choice and everyone was happy.. Little atmosphere but a few couples were dining .. Tables... More 

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was really good and they offered a really friendly service. We had a great evening! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We needed something convenient and this place is right next to our hotel & came highly recommended by our concierge. I have no idea why!?!?! The place itself is really nice but the food was a massive let down. It was pasta night and my lasagne was barely warm whereas my husband and 2 childrens pasta was burning hot!? It... More 

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. Nice little restaurant but let down by the menu and quality of food. We visited on pasta night!. The food was bland and slightly boring. Italian is one of our family's favourite meals so over the years we've eaten a lot of it, especially 'Spag Bol'. I regret to say that this... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Wanted someplace close to our hotel and this little Italian restaurant fit the bill. Prices were more than reasonable for midtown and the food was really good. Small place and not as busy as it might have been for a Saturday night. We shared a plate of spinach gnocchi as an appetizer (although it was really a main dish) and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We were headed to SMAC but the lines were too long so we walked over to 3rd Avenue and just chanced up La Giara. We arrived early, around 6ish so it wasn't crowded, meaning no stress upon the very skimpy wait staff and bus-boys. My boyfriend and I ordered two glasses of wine and we had to remind the waiter... More 

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san francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fresh pasta, excellent service, quality food and reasonably priced food. Great find for a midtown restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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407 reviews 407 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a hidden (in plain sight) find. Good food, good service, excellent value. Their lunch menu is an excellent deal. Try it, you'll like it!

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Ontario
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I dined at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the warm atmosphere and friendly staff. It is a quaint little restaurant that serves up big tasting meals, surely to satisfy someone looking for a pasta or seafood dish. Enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4857
    (34th street)
  • Public Transportation: 101, 102, 103 BUS STOP IN FRONT OF RESTAURANT ON THIRD AVENUE.#6 subway train to 33rd street and park avenue, then walk 2 blocks east.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-726-9855

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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