Italian, Bar

545 E 5th St, New York
(212) 979-1005


Tripadvisor Tripadvisor: 4.5
Google Google: 4.5
Yelp Yelp: 4
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Reviews for Lavagna

Mark Hammer

This is a neighborhood treasure with a draw far beyond it's East Village home. The fish is something Lavagna can take great pride in. I'm a big fan of its Arctic char. The kale Ceasar salad is a great way to start a meal. What a fabulous wine list! There are great choices at every price point. The atmospheres is relaxed, yet the service is excellent. I love having Lavagna a short walk from my apartment, but it's definitely worth traveling for. It's best to make a reservation.

Jae Junkunc

Had excellent meal. Went with business colleagues that recommended the place. Octopus was sliced thin, never had it that way before. The scallops were buttery. And the rigatoni had lots of flavor and cooked al dente. Couldn't finish the rigatoni. Service was excellent but was with a regular so that may have helped with the great service. Worth a visit despite the hard to get to location.

Liana N.
A group of 8 of us met up here the other night and overall, we had a really positive experience. Everyone ordered pasta and the two favorites were the rigatoni and the pappardelle. Two of us asked for the rigatoni recipe to be made with the pappardelle noodles instead as the rigatoni dish is not made with fresh pasta (they usually use dried hard pasta). Service was good although it took a while for our food to come out. To summarize, if you're looking for a solid pasta full review

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Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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Lunch Paninis (12pm-3pm Sat & Sun)

Di Palo Mozzarella $11.00
With sundried tomatoes and olive oil. Served with fresh greens and home fries.
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms $11.00
With fontina cheese, grilled onion, and basil. Served with fresh greens and home fries.
Lavagna BLT $11.00
Guanciale, arugula, and grilled tomato. Served with fresh greens and home fries.

Lunch Pizette (12pm-3pm Sat & Sun)

Pizzetta del Bosco $18.00
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