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Lavagna. Yay or nay

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Hey there,

I am taking my fun-loving, chowhound folks out to dinner tonight. My mother was a caterer for many years and likes to try something special when in the big city.

I'm thinking lavagna. If you agree, can you recommend dishes.

If you are thinking that we should stay away, any other suggestions? I've also considered L'impero, Otto, or even mermaid inn.

thank you!

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  1. I've only been to Lavagna once (beginning of last summer), but remember having an enjoyable meal. I think I had the tagliatelle with rabbit ragu and remember being surprised by the generous portion and quantity of meat in the dish. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was laid-back.

    1. Of those choices, L'impero is by far and away the most "special". I'd take that.

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        Spencer Chang

        Everything we had at Lavagna was consistently good and I definitely recommend it. I'm very picky about pasta dishes and theirs were excellent in my opinion. We went for the early bird prix-fixe which is a great deal, but the normal prices are not too unreasonable.

        1. I might be in the minority, but I was disappointed by my dinner at Lavagna last fall. I had a fish dish (bass?) and just found it uninspired. For the same kind of feel and better food, I'd recommend Apizz.

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          1. I love Lavagna and I think it is much better than either Heath or Apizz. I haven't been to L'Impero so I can't comment.
            Lavagna makes a sausage rigatoni that is truly addictive.