We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Our first visit - Good food on Restaurant Row”

LA Rivista Palatine Restaurant
Ranked #3,922 of 14,202 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: between eight and nith ave.
Transit: ace to port authority
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We'll probably try here again and order something different. The service was very good and the food was too. Restaurant Row is definitely convenient to the theaters so that's the draw. Some of the restaurants are a bit better - but most offer a quick meal.

Thank JMSArchbald
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (157)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

91 - 95 of 157 reviews

Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've eaten numerous times here and never been disappointed. The venue is lovely, the service from coat-check to bus-boy professional and knowledgeable, and the food always beautifully prepared, plated, and served. For meatballs-and-spagehtti go elsewhere but if you're looking for fine veal, seafood, Tuscan beef, etc. this is by far the best place on 'Restaurant Row' in the Theatre District. After 8:00 P.M. there's usually a pianist/vocalist so you may want a table away from the piano for conversation. There's little if any bar scene so no need to put up with those who've had one-too-many.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Lewis S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were walking by on our way to another restaurant, stopped to casually look into La Rivista, and were warmly asked to "join us" by the maitre d. We impulsively accepted, and very glad we did. The restaurant is carpeted, rare in NYC, the tables are well-spaced, so I could hear myself think. The staff were exceptionally warm and attentive, without being intrusive. The seafood salad appetizer was big enough to be an entree and could easily be split for two. Our only comment was that the seafood salad could have used more shrimp, scallops, etc. and less octopus - lots of octopus. The salmon entree is quite good. Two comments on the lasagna bolognese entree. The lasagna itself is excellent, especially what tasted like very fresh pasta. The bolognese sauce on top was very rich and more creamy than our taste. The piano player was a very pleasant surprise, singing Broadway tunes and many others. Only one comment, though. Instead of background music, the piano player gives a performance, sometimes so loudly that it can be difficult to talk during the performance. We will definitely return, however, and now will know exactly what to expect.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank NYCTraveler88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We often return to LA Rivista when we're in New York. It's a welcoming place, with a warm and quiet ambience, a place where you can actually talk. The food is always very good, though not necessarily outstanding. The service is pleasant and subdued but very efficient without any sense of being rushed. We like its close proximity to Times Square where we often stay at a nearby Marriott. And we find that the prices are generally reasonable, especially given the high cost of living in the City. During Restaurant Week they have a good price fixed menu along with their normal a la carte menu.

1  Thank Carver32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The cheese and balsamic vinegar is to die for! Wines are well priced and the service is very attentive.

1  Thank 324Nancy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed LA Rivista Palatine Restaurant also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 
New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 

Been to LA Rivista Palatine Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing