• Lanza's Restaurant

  • Italian $15.50-$29.95
  • 168 First Ave.
    New York, NY 10003
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone: 212-674-7014
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This venue is closed. City gardener. Fitness guru. Red sauce entrepreneur. The man who can claim all three of these monikers comfortably is Anthony Macagnone, the former owner of a plant shop, and currently, a fitness studio, and this Italian restaurant (among others). A visit to this classic 1904 storefront suggests he could add “preservationist” to the list. Lanza’s retains old-school charm amid a constantly changing neighborhood. A stained-glass façade displays the first vestiges of days gone by; a pressed tin ceiling and faux wallpaper round out the dining room’s antique ornamentation. The Southern Italian menu seems dated at first glance, and it is, but that’s a good thing for the homesick Italian-Americans coming in to remember yesteryear. And the homey saucing, like the pink vodka slathering penne, sends the good memories flooding back. Don’t be surprised if you find a vine stem in the marinara gravy for the soft, well-seasoned meatballs—it’s a testament to the sauce’s true tomatoey taste, not to mention another authentic tradition.
http://lanzarestaurant.com
  • Prices

    $15.50-$29.95

  • Payment

    American Express Diners Club Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Take-Out Good for Groups Kid-Friendly Prix-Fixe

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    Houston St. to 25th St, Ave. D to 4th Ave.

  • Delivery Hours

    Sun-Thu, noon-10:30pm Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm

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