The space: A guaranteed scene of cool kids on any given night,
Lavagna Restaurant, Manhattan, NYCYour Go-To Italian
The space: Your go-to Italian restaurant for any given night, and any occasion, Lavagna is the spot to bring out-of-town friends and impress foodies, all at the same time. Candle-lit and cozy, with a wood-burning oven - you know, all the requisites of your neighborhood Italian - even that guy who has been to every restaurant in Manhattan will give you props for a reservation at Lavagna.
The ingredient: Lavagna is Italian food, which can school almost any restaurant in Italy. It’s paired with a top-notch wine list from Austria, France, Spain, and beyond – without the airfare pricing. Don't be surprised if you become a regular, and begin to notice the other regulars too, including that guy who's made Lavagna his second date spot.
The special: At brunch, eggs are in abundance: sunny-side up, omelets, baked, spicy. There are no wrong choices. Hours later, at dinner, they serve a whole wood-oven-roasted fish flamed in liquor, for two. If you’re eating for one, the Sweet Pea Ravioli in parmesan cream and fresh mint will send you to pasta nirvana.
Lavagna, 545 E. 5th St., East Village, 212-979-1005, lavagnanyc.com