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Osteria Laguna Restaurant

209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
+1 212-557-0001
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (70 reviews)
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
“bread basket” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:30 Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
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1 - 10 of 489 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I ate here on the recommendation of The Library Hotel. The restaurant was crowded but our waiter came over immediately and took our drink order. They didn’t have much of a selection for white wines but the Chablis that I had was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ladybug30004
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am in town for 2 nights and ate here both. Tonight I went with the recommendation of my waiter. Perfectly grilled Mahi Mahi , artichokes and potatoes... I can’t even tell you how good it was. Last night was a small plate of meatballs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DeaX3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good straight forward Italian food. Seating is a little tight, my husband had to squeeze through tables to use the restrooms. It was a bit noisy, but it was a Saturday night. So wouldn’t recommend for romantic date. Wait staff was friendly, but had to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gohlix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great decor, great service ... in the tradition of Venice's finest. We hosted a family gathering of ten people and everyone felt like they were in Italy. Nothing but the best homemade pasta, incredible prosciutto and speck pizzas, spinach ravioli, pappardelli, lasagna and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here on a Sunday evening. Did not have a reservation but had no problem getting a table. Food was very nice, my husband had shrimp to start followed by beautifully cooked and presented salmon, I had lasagne. Good wine list and nice liquors....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anne T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza tastes like the real Neapolitan thing. Nice job. Goes well with a Moretti beer. Octopus appetizer was OK - too many things overpowering the flavor. A bit noisy, but makes you feel welcome. Good breads and oil. OK service - they try to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pieroinusa
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Dropped in here one night late after theatre as it was opposite our hotel and we had a great pasta, pappardelle with Lamb and a Lasagne. Went back a few nights later for a longer more relaxed meal as the food was so good Lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

This is a local Italian restaurant with a nice ambiance. They have a large bar area upfront and more formal dining In the back. I had the pasta fagioli soup and found it disappointing. Not much in it, just broth and beans and the pasta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 141Dini
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I was in New York for a quick business trip. This restaurant was directly across from my hotel so I gave it a try. I was glad I did! The pasta here is to die for! Completely fresh and homemade. You can taste the love!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Claw1974
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

One of worst service I received in some time. Got there around 4:30pm and was not busy yet attendant was no where to be found. Finally showed up, took drink orders and disappeared again. Food was overpriced, but was tasty, however would not go there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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11 November 2016|
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Response from GarryW36 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot answer that question, pop onto their website it may be on there
6 November 2016|
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Response from DiploNico | Reviewed this property |
It can be crowded on Friday nites, better to make a reservation in advance. And do not forget to check the dessert menu.
7 June 2016|
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Response from Rencat22 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice a children's menu. They seem very nice and I noticed one couple had a baby with them. You could always share a pizza or other food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5701
    (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: The 4, 5, 6, 7 & S Subways to 42nd Street/Grand Central.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown East
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown East
  • Phone Number: +1 212-557-0001
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