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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 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
Dinner

Our hotel is just a few blocks from here. So we decided to try this restaurant. It took them over 15 minutes to even come wait on us. Which I do not understand because there was only two other couples there that night. I will say the buffalo mozzarella was really good!!! My dish was really good. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Christielucas
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our hotel is just a few blocks from here. So we decided to try this restaurant. It took them over 15 minutes to even come wait on us. Which I do not understand because there was only two other couples there that night. I will say the buffalo mozzarella was really good!!! My dish was really good. I ordered the... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Homemade pasta, delicious weekend brunch with muffins and all you can drink mimosas! Love this open air spot, great service, fabulous coffee / cappuccino bar. :)

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San Diego, California
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147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Additional Information about LA Giara

Address: 501 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4857
Phone Number: 212-726-9855
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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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