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La Giara

501 Third Ave., New York, NY, 10016
nr. 33rd St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 6

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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By mestre on 10/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went with my family during the holidays, all of us (8) loved the food. The seafood purse is the most creative delicious appetizer I have ever had. Entrees such as Orata & Fettuccine with black truffles were excellent. Dessert is also highly recommended.

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86 out of 171 people found this review helpful.

This is just a good place to eat

By jerrynet on 1/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been eating here for years. It is just a pleasant place to eat. I eat out constantly and pick restaurants for specific dishes. I enjoy their Bolognese sauce and will go there when the flavor pops into my mind. They remember you as a regular customer and make you feel like you want to be there. The bread is great, everything is fresh and carefully prepared. This place is perfect, especially for those of us who eat to break away from a long work day then want to go back to work refreshed.

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127 out of 265 people found this review helpful.

Great spot

By feldi3 on 6/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I LOVE the food here. The bread is delicious (served with great olive oil), the salads are amazing, and the gnocchi is TO DIE FOR. Overall, I think this is a great spot for an easy, reasonable meal in Murray Hill.

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134 out of 265 people found this review helpful.


By cmarine on 4/6/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

This is a baaaad restaurant. Let's cut to the chase, I ordered the beef special. I'm sorry I can't remember the name, but trust me, it is not worth remembering. In fact I'm going to do my best to forget. Paper thin slices of skirt steak topped with basically raw prosciutto, (I understand exactly how prosciutto should look and taste), slices of barely melted smoked guoda(?) in a brown disgusting mystery sauce, I have no idea what they were thinking. Even my mixed green salad was terrible. Balsamic Vinaigrette? There was absolutely no Balsamic in the dressing. My wife had the snapper, in a similar brown mystery sauce. Mostly grey, mushy, really, really bad. The whole meal was insulting to anybody who has the standards of anything less than TGI Fridays on an off night. AND it was expensive. The nerve. DO NOT GO HERE.

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