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501 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10016-4857 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #4,747 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 34th street
Transit: 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.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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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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69 helpful votes 69 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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228 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

La Giarra is my favorite Italian restaurant in NYC. I go there everytime I'm visiting the City. I bring all my Italian American friends from Northeast New Jersey and they love this place as well. The appetizers rock especially the veal meatballs and eggplant dish. This latest visit on November 1st was just awesome. The waitstaff was friendly and very... More 

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Hofheim, Hessen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went there for dinner at 6PM, so not very busy. Service a disaster, waiters did not talk English, but refused to talk in Spanish - sooo how do you communicate for good service?!!!! Starters miserable, main course soLaLa, amounts very small even for New York standards. Lots of noise from the street, good conversation not possible. This is not an... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was our first meal in NYC. We took our family there. Everyone loved their meal. I had a delicious roasted eggplant, tomato pasta dish. The servings were large. They had all their windows open on a wonderful late June evening. The service was very attentive. We were the first guests of the evening. They have TV's to watch sporting... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I went here for a very late dinner after seeing a Broadway show...This place was right next to the place where we stayed so it was handy. It was Tue and they advertised pasta tue. 3 course for 25 dollars. We went for it...Food was OK, but when I asked to alter menu slightly and asked to pay extra they... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We thought enough of this place to dine there twice on our last visit to NYC. The food is simply terrific. The service was friendly and, generally, satisfactory. But the place is intolerably loud. I've eaten in a lot of noisy places. But the din here was deafening. A couple a glasses of wine helped temper that. All in all,... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We have visited La Giara three times both with a group and as a couple. We found the food to be consistently fresh and of high quality. The pasta is house made and well prepared. The seafood has been excellent. The service has been exceptional with careful attention to detail and a willingness to individualize the menu. We will continue... More 

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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>  > Manhattan
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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