Walking into Lavagna makes you feel like you are coming home to family for a delicious Italian meal
Lavagna is a neighborhood spot that has been on our rotation for years for quality Italian and an above-par wine selection.
It’s a locals’ place. You will see a lot of regulars here. If you come often enough, they treat you like family, albeit in their own fast-paced, friendly way.
It’s almost always busy. Especially on weekends. Make a reservation.
If you go without a reservation, you’ll find a tiny bar in the front where you can wait, but it’s tight and not particularly comfortable. Grape & Grain and Bibi Wine Bar are places where you can have a drink nearby.
Although it’s lively and bustling, it is also candlelit and cozy, and the lighting makes everyone look great on date night.
It’s an excellent spot for groups, birthdays, and dinner with the parents.
They have sidewalk seating in good weather.
Open for brunch on Saturday and Sundays.
Get: Sausage Rigatoni (our favorite!), Wood Oven Roasted Fish, Sweet Pea Ravioli and always check out the specials. Normally, we don’t get excited about kale, but our quasi-veggie testers give high marks to Lavagna’s Kale Caesar.