Lago Ristorante and Wine Bar

4.5
399 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Lago Ristorante & Wine Bar is a rustic Italian restaurant serving authentic Southern inspired dishes in a cozy environment. We provide enhanced ingredients that will give each and every one of our customers a taste of Napoli along with pairing your dish with exquisite wine from all over Italy.

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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IrwinS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

way too noisy. Very good food, and service. Best to avoid Sat. eve at prime time

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EricDS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first-time experience! Friendly and well-trained staff! Excellent meal choices, including the specials. Nice variants on traditional Italian cuisine. Nice wine list. Noi torneremo presto e spesso!

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BenjaminT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was turned down rudely at the door despite reservations being available on OT through closing. Granted, it was the last day of the Euros, but there’s a polite and professional way to communicate this to someone.

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SusanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were looking for a different place to eat for our anniversary and after searching we agreed on Lago. So happy we did. It was a 40 minute ride from Dutchess County and minutes off of 684. The town was decorated for the 4th of July and looked Patriotic. Upon entering Lago, we were cheerfully greeted and seated right away. We notice a big staff and was glad to see people working after hearing some businesses are in need of help. Our server was great, cheery and I apologize for not getting her correct spelling of her name - Marial (SP?) Needless, the food and wine menu is nice and all our courses were delicious. We were asked if we wanted dessert and started to decline but decided on a tartufo and it was served with Happy Anniversary iced onto the plate. So sweet!!!! The ambiance was nice, not seated on top of one another. Reservations are probably best. The restaurant does get crowded. We are certainly returning.

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vipRosemaryM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The special pasta papadelle with shrimp and crabmeat was a perfect summer dish. The avocado salad was good. Service was friendly.

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vipJBGr
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meeting spot between Bergen county and Connecticut! Order the Nutella pizza for dessert!

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vipRachelR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I unfortunately did not have a great experience at this restaurant. When I arrived, it took about 10 minutes before anyone came to seat us. I did approach someone at the bar and I was told to just wait. I finally went looking and found a waitstaff who eventually came to the front of the house.
The food was fine but unfortunately the service was so incredibly slow and further I had to get someone’s attention each time I needed some thing. It was clear that our server was working very hard so there were no complaints with her specifically, but it was just clear that the restaurant was too busy to handle the patrons adequately. this was a Tuesday, so I wonder what it would be like on a weekend. Luckily I enjoyed the company I was with but overall I won’t be coming back anytime soon.

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BastianP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is simply amazing and the service is super friendly and attentive. The price for the good food and the good service in my opinion is appropriate. Only critique is that the place looks a little old and smells like old furniture and that you cannot sit outside.

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NancyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was a 10!
Authentic Italian cuisine and staff.
Homey and delicious.
It is a wonderful local restaurant that I can walk to and home again.
Perfect !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem..

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vipGreggS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the BEST Family Experience... Never EVER a disappointment...

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CesarV
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great atmosphere, enjoyed the wine and the food!

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vipRachelB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta they make in front of you is to die for! Beautiful Italian atmosphere. Waiter was great!

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Dindy
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The room was uncomfortable warm but the quality of service and food made up for it!

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MicheleL
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Lago. We went to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. We sat in the lovely dining room in the back of the restaurant for a more private and quiet experience. (The front has a more lively bar/restaurant scene.) The ambiance was lovely with large murals of a wine vineyard and wine cellar. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and accommodating. We had minestrone soup, pasta bolognese, branzino, and completed our meal with orange and coconut flavored sorbets presented in their respective fruit shells. Each dish was delicious. I also had a Prosecco which was smooth and gentle to the palate. Since it was our anniversary, the restaurant surprised us by offering the dessert on the house. All in all, we had a lovely evening, great dining experience, and will definitely return to Lago for other occasions and recommend it to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Portions were a bit small but overall, the day was incredible

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BobbyVans
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food here. Cannot go wrong on anything on the menu

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LevR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my wife birthday and it was wonderful.

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PaulaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Vinny was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the food. Made you want to try everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service, specials are always a treat

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JenA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and courteous. We were not rushed and got to enjoy catching up with old friends. I look forward to dining at Lago again soon!

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vipGreatDining
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn’t been in over a year and it was better than we had remembered. The mushroom parpadelle in the cheese wheel was excellent as were our salads, entrees, dessert.

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Miguelinac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great wine!
Definitely coming back :)

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OkemoGirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The service was welcoming making for an enjoyable evening.

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TheCount
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The osso bucca wasn't dry it was cooked to perfection and the special pasta dish. Papa Della lago was amazing. They cook it table side in a giant wheel of parm cheese.
The Nutella pizza is the best dessert. It's Nutella between fried dough.

Our service was even better than the food. Our server Brittnay was amazing. She helped us pick out the special my wife had which was the filet of sole franchise. Amazing. Thank you Lago and Brittany!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
200 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice local dining option. Good service, recommend for a nice weekday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, lovely atmosphere!

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SeanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service, reasonable pricing. Would go again.

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GreggS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST. Always treated like family. Keep up the GREAT WORK.....

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vipDuffs
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance is always superb at Lago!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maitre D was very conscious about safety. We were asked where we felt comfortable sitting, and placed accordingly. Dinner for two including one appetizer, two mains, two desserts, two coffees, three beers came to around $90 pre-tip. Pretty good value, and the food looked great. Would try again!

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NancyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our third time to Lago. We keep going back because the food there is very good. This is the first time we went on a Sunday night, not a Saturday. As soon as we arrived and we’re seated we were told that the kitchen closes within an hour and 10 minutes. Perhaps open table should not take reservations so close to the kitchen closing. We were slightly bothered by this. Had I called the restaurant for reservations they might’ve told me that and I would have moved up my table reservation time to earlier.

I’m not sure if we were not offered the specials of the night because of the timing of our reservation. They always have wonderful specials, and I did see them on their chalkboard as I passed by. However our server who was wonderful, did not offer them to us, nor did I ask. But I wonder whether or not it was due to the fact that the kitchen was closing and perhaps the chef did not have enough time to make some of those items for us. Again – a question to open table as to whether you should accept reservations so late to their closing time. We did make our dinner selections rather quickly, placed them with our lovely server, and everything arrived wonderful, hot, and delicious, and we did not feel rushed after that.

I will always return to Lago, however I may pay attention on non-weekend dining nights to kitchen closing times on my own.

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GreggS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER DISAPPOINTED. Food and service are ALWAYS AWESOME. The BEST part is that you are treated like FAMILY.....

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lago is a beautiful, authentic Italian restaurant perfect for a quiet romantic dinner or a small family gathering. The back seating area is cozy and we’ve never ordered something we didn’t love.

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GeoN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

service was fantastic, very friendly employees and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Friendly and very attentive waiter, and the food was excellent!

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RebeccaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great Italian restaurant and delicious menu!!!!!

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vipBtEats
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not worth it. Food was arguably spoiled, told waiter, did not really care. Wine list had very little to offer and all the items requested were not in stock, also no vintages were listed. In this day and age of restaurants seems as if they have not upgraded their operations. Avoid.

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vipCrazymomof3
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, wine, service. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just a night out with my wife and daughter

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Lago Ristorante and Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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