Gavi

4.5
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320 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Gavi Restaurant is a friendly Italian Restaurant.
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipmontana
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely meal and evening...

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vipbaysalo
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Impossible to have a conversation when the restaurant is full. Inadequate sound insulation on walls, ceiling and floors. Otherwise, the food was quite good.

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vipKimD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, staff was so friendly and food was delicious... perfect to celebrate birthdays!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was gentle, quiet place and excellent food, from appetizers to deserts, homemade tiramisu is the best that I never taste... authentic Italian experience.

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not food. It did not seem fresh..Eggplant rollatini was cold in middle and very dry. The Parpadelle with Wild Boar and very little boar meat. The chicken in the chicken scarpiello was dry and over cooked, may have been rehaeated. The tiramisu was awful. It was basically lady fingers and whipped cream...this was a bad experience..would not go back or recommend.

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imagomom
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall disappointing! It had been recommended by friends and was expecting something quite different. The dining room was loud, not well decorated and the service was well intended but inefficient. The food was either over flavored (Gorgonzola sauce on rollatini over powered) or under- (chicken parmigiana stuffed ravioli special had virtually no chicken) and butter was foil wrapped! For a $50+ meal, I won’t be returning.

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vipTony
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the service was great
Would definitely go back and also recommend it to friends and family

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NicoleP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love place been there 3 times always good from appetizers to dessert

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vipSteveZ
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gavi continues to be an excelled classic "old school" Italian restaurant. The senior wait staff comes straight from Italy with accents that only add to the authenticity. Wherever we went on the menu, everything our group ordered was excellent. Salads, special appetizers, were great. Service was extremely attentive, fresh bread and creamy butter, water glasses constantly be re-filled, was all in the background, trying no to interfere with the evening's conversation. Special seafood dishes were ordered and the consensus was that it exceeded expectations.

We got in our car to drive home and we looked at each other and said "Wow, what a great evening".

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vipKimD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always can count on Gavi for an exceptional meal

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AmandaD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and very attentive wait staff. We were all very happy overall.

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SteveK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have been here a number of times never disapointed. The food is always good, the service always great and accommodating. We were there with 6 people, and we were comfortable. The fees were reasonable. The server we had this time, I believe Cesare? was super friendly and we had fun chatting in Italian. We will definitely be back

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susiesmiley
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

❤️delicious. Great service, could eat here everyday! (Sometimes I do!)

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vipmontana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal at Gavi....no complaints..[

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vipGailC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

They were having a large private party in back of restaurant & the rest of the patrons had to wait long time for food. Waited at least 15 min for bread & water. 45 minutes for apoy’s. Staff pleasant but rediculously over stretched . All food was very good. The Arancini was delicious but if it didn’t come with hot bolongnese sauce on the side it would have been too cold to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant ! We always know we will get a delicious meal , great service, If you have a favorite dish not on the menu.They always make it perfectly cooked and generous portions !
Highly recommend Gavi!
Never disappointed

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vipRichardW
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Gavi is a good neighborhood establishment with a traditional southern Italian menu. All the food had good ingredients and was properly prepared, but the seasonings were a little weak and they could use more of that. Service was fine. The place was starting to fill up as we were finishing up and it was getting very loud. So, if you do not like loud restaurants, avoid peak times.

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Ticktock
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No bread in an Italian restaurant not a great dinner

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AnthonyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have never had a bad dining experience at Gavi. I recommend it to anyone looking for a great Italian meal.

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vipKimD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Gavi for over 15 years - consistently great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday dinner here and it was amazing!!!! Perfectly cooked lamb chops and a special dessert!!!

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susiesmiley
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Big portions, fresh sauces, and pastas. Can’t go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fabulous! Atmosphere is so fun and cozy!!! Love my Gavi!

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DenaD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff is always lovely. I had a pasta dish that was quite good. Others had lamb chops and said they were done perfectly. Nice evening!

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JohnD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food.

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vipase1707
New York Area
425 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service in a wonderful ambiance.

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vipKimD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food

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vipShez
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved my eggplant and mozzarella pasta dish. my husband had the lamb chops and they were the tiniest lamb chops we've ever seen. stuffed clams appetizer were also teeny clams. calamari appetizer and drinks were good! service was great. ambience very good.

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vipBella
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Went on a Saturday night. First time there. Branzino and Halibut specials were delicious. Trenette Riva - fresh linguine with shrimp, crabmeat & arugula in a blush sauce was outstanding. Only area for improvement would be to add another waiter and bus boy. Waiter was attentive when we arrived however once at capacity he could have used some help.

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susiesmiley
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Big portions, fresh ingredients. Makes you Feel like home.

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vipBillB
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant within 100 miles of Manhattan!!!

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CarolM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Delicious” experience in every way. The service and food were terrific! Only wish the noise levels could be lessened.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravioli was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal here is fantastic!! Love the Chicken Scarp! Best around!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

HORRIBLE
I WILL NEVER BE BACK

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had dinner , can not say one bad thing outstanding owner Franco made you feel at home

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DonaldC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too noisy. We moved outside during the meal

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vipluvgoodfood
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The service staff was lovely, but the restaurant itself is old and tired. We waited almost one and one half hours for our appetizers. The food was less then mediocre. I am at a loss as to why the restaurant was completely full. This is not Italian food .. it is food that is actually pretty embarrassing. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

FAQs

Gavi offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 273-6900.

Gavi is rated 4.5 stars by 320 OpenTable diners.

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