Lattanzi

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4908 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Now in its 35th year, this unique Italian Restaurant is a classic on Theater Row. Renowned for its "Roman style specialties". (Don't miss "those fried artichokes"), gracious services and welcoming Pre-Theater and Post Theater crowd as it departs for a more relaxed and timeless meal. Since 1984, family-owned Lattanzi has been recognized as being one of New York's finest and most authentic Italian Cuisine.
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was horrible. I’ve eaten here in the past and enjoyed it. I’ve sent people from my hometown to Lattanzi in the past. Never again. I’ve never encountered such horrible service. Waited 20 minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us. Our waiter never took our order. A manager came over to take our order and was completely rude and arrogant. Go to Amarone around the corner and get real service.

RB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my wifes Bday . I placed in the open table reservation however they did not see it . Over all the food was very interior italian . I come from a long line of good Siclian food . This was straight up inviting and tasty food .

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the most delicious Cacio e Pepe for dinner. Lattanzi’s has the BEST tartuffo. Go for the tartuffo and stay for dinner! You won’t be disappointed.

JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food , quick service, nice small round table for 6 near the bar.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pre Broadway dinner with a couple of young kids. Food came out super fast and was superb. Waitstaff help was a little spotty but nevertheless the best meal of our four days in the city.

g
New England
542 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A good pre-theatre choice. Most of the food was pretty bland (except for the tiramisu, which was great), and it was loud and crowded, but the service was attentive and quick. Nothing memorable, but a good pre-theatre choice.

GB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant was very nice the food was delicious I would go back again.

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

Great atmosphere. Entree and apps were delicious. Service was great.

RK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice lunch prior to the matinee. The food was good and the service excellent.

R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Bad service and very loud. Food just ok. Very disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mi experiencia fue muy agradable, todo el mundo muy atento y la comida muy rica. Repetiré sin duda

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M
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was bad. Waiters were very unfriendly. Food was okay, nothing special. Never coming back.

H
Tallahassee
34 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lattanzi is a great neighborhood restaurant and very convenient for the theater. The food is excellent and our server was attentive, helpful and considerate of our time constraints. This is a go to restaurant for us when we are in New York and going to the theater. It is consistently excellent.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dining experience overall but when the bread was put on the table it is usually accompanied by olive oil and it was not. We found out that it is their policy for the customer to ask for it. We felt that fine dining would extend that as common practice.

CF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was disorganized
1 of 6 entrees was too bland

DG
Miami
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and ambiance great
Wonderful evening
loved the penne ala vodka and the snapper livernaise was outstanding
desert great

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food. We will return next time we are in the area. Fast service but not rushed.

L
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

This is the second time we have eaten here. Our first time was so good we came back a second time. We are a family of six, so if we are going to go out to dinner, we try to go somewhere we know we like. However, our most recent visit was very disappointing. We were early for our reservation but they had a table available, so they seated us right away. That was great but that's where the good stuff ends. As soon as we were seated the waiter told us the specials and walked away. He didn't ask us if we wanted wine, soda or anything besides water. He returned no more than 5 minutes later to ask us if we were ready to order. He didn't ask if we wanted to start off with an appetizer, just wanted our dinner order right away. Our meals were delivered to us about 15 minutes later. The waiter never came to our table once our dinners were served to see if we needed anything. As soon as we were done eating, the waiter offered us our check. He did not ask if we wanted coffee, dessert, after dinner drink or anything at all. This was the first time I have ever left a tip less than the recommended 18%-20%. My husband and I always leave a tip of at least 20%. Sometimes more if the service was especially good. I know that is how waiters and waitresses make the majority of their pay. This time I just couldn't do it. I also never leave bad reviews but I feel that I have to this time. I hope this review finds the right person at Lattanzi and the wait staff treat their patrons a little better in the future. Our family of 6 will not be returning again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Close to the theater.

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice pretheatre dining place. Good food, good service, convenient to theaters.

MO
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had the best meal prior to Book of Mormon. Thank you.

DP
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Italian restaurant in the theater district in which I have dined. Fine food in a cozy atmosphere with "they have got to go to a show" service without being rushed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All good. We will return. We like this restaurant a lot.

PB
Edinburgh
21 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an early pre-show reservation on a Wednesday, so crowd was probably lighter than other times. Had a great table in the room adjacent to the bar (would recommend this room over the main room where you enter - less traffic and tables farther apart). Waiters were attentive and the food/wine was excellent. Would definitely return.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was
My birthday. We went after a show. The evening was perfect. Loved, loved the food and service. We will be back soon.

MW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough GREAT things about this lovely restaurant! The Staff is amazing! The food is amazing! Don't walk, RUN and enjoy this place!

R
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a pre theater lunch. The ambiance is quiet and tasteful. Service friendly and efficient. The food was perfect and our bottle of wine just right.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Ambience was fantastic.
Food was not.
I booked this place online assuming it would have homemade, fresh pasta and ingredients.
It turned out to be the total opposite.
My dad ordered the cavatelli and I had the linguini with seafood, both disappointing.
My sister had the spaghetti with bolognese which turned out to be the best meal of the three. However, she first ordered the lasagna special, which ten minutes after ordering we were informed it was already sold out. We had an 8pm reservation.
Presentation was sloppy as well.
I ordered the house special artichokes. They were greasy and thrown haphazardly on the plate.
Really disappointing.
Would not recommend and would not return.

YU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

R
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal at Lattanzi! The lamb shank special was delectable!!

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service great and they knew we were going to a show so they were very attentive to ensure we had a relaxing dinner but got out on Time!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We spent the day walking the city and were really looking forward to a good relaxing meal. Immediately we felt judged as tourists. None of the staff was very friendly. We ordered appetizers, dinner, and dessert and were in and out of the restaurant in 30 min! I guess maybe they are used to serving food quickly for the theater goers, but I honestly did not feel welcome in this restaurant. Will definitely not go back or recommend.

F
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A simple but good quality stop if you need a reservation in the Theatre District . Ask especially for the Jewish menu, and on either menu order the artichokes Jewish.

k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been around forever and consistently delicious. The service is always on point and like they are ninjas who don't bother you. My only complaint which has never kept me from returning is that I find their chairs a bit uncomfortable. But like with fashion comfort is secondary to good taste ;-)

B
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent.

J
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre -matinee Theater dinner at Lattanzi! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was excellent. We will be back!

NY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at its’ finest. Consistent over the years!

C
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent artichoke appetizer and delicious pasta and fish. Always a winner - and very good for pre- and post-theater dinners.

JF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. The food is great and the service is exceptional.