Maiella - LIC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant located in the picturesque waterfront section of Long Island City, serves authentic Italian dishes with a modern flare and the freshest ingredients. Maiella sits at the base of the iconic Pepsi sign in Gantry State Park, and features spectacular city views. Designed by a leading New York City Architecture firm, Bluarch, the rustic space features seating for up to 180 guests inside and almost 100 guests in the outdoor terrace. The terrace faces Manhattan and Gantry State Park with views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the 80 foot tall Pepsi Sign. Inquire about our private dining rooms as well as larger parties.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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vipRobbieG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Chef accommodated our special requests and meal was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my go to Italian spots, best pasta ever. Order the fried calamari it’s not on the menu. Delish!

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ThomasO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommended Maiellas - the food was delicious - every course. The atmosphere

was delightful and the service was good. Just thought the valet fee was too high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Maiella, the service was excellent. The seafood was great Chicken parm was also delicious. The kale salad was so good. Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly. We were celebrating a birthday and we were so happy we chose Maiella.

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vipDinner
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Love this place. Food and Service in point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in LIC

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DeeDee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a business dinner with a senior executive, and was very pleased with the experience. Food and service were excellent.

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DmitriyG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, going to Maiella is a combination of great food and great service. Our server helped us with getting one of the entrées that we love and get it as an appetizer so that we don’t miss out on that, while trying some new dishes. It was fantastic and we’ll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious!!!!

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vipJorgeR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish !
Danny our waiter was outstanding in every aspect !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was a great waiter and the food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding and location is absolutely top notch. You should go!

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PeterV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at the restaurant and each time our meal was as good, if not better than the last. Also, the service is impeccable and ambiance is perfect for dining either with friends or for a small party. We love it.

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vipIlovebu27
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The valet parking needs to be addressed. Wasn’t prepared to from a lot since they have (and charge) for valet. The service however is hospitable but not professional. Service is spotty.
The food is delicious, the ambiance is amazing and we love being there.
overall, none of this would deter me from coming back but would recommend with these caveats.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time but definitely not the last! Take the chef's recommendations and specials of the day and treat yourself to some table side pasta, you will not be disappointed.

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Miansi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess, to the busser, to the server to the manager, each were present and extremely friendly. Very catering. Food was amazing.

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vipVeronicaB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, great place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Trust me you will love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Valentines

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vipEdNaz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was cold and not as usual, it seems like the Valentines Day event caused the food quality and timing to be off...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We went for Valentine's day and it felt like a factory. I had to defend my appetizer plate multiple times from being taken away despite there still being good on the plate. The food itself was fine but decidedly unspectacular. Definitely overpriced for what they offered. The view is wonderful, though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent...and the food was delicious 👌🏾👌🏾

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I go here at least once a month. It’s one of our favorite Italian restaurants in all of NYC, and one of the best we’ve been to outside of Italy.

The staff is wonderful.

The food is excellent.

All around perfect dining experience.

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vipABLK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day prefix menu was def weird. But service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food and ambiance of Maiella. Service was great!

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LinnieR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Came here for my anniversary dinner and it was the perfect night. The food was amazing and I can't wait to come back!

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SteveL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!
Staff are pleasant, friendly and attentive.
Food is delicious with a good presentation.
Great ambiance. The Chef comes by each table to make sure everyone is satisfied and enjoying their meals.

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elizabethc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Maiella, was very pleasant I highly recommend, service and dinner was on point food was great

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vipMary
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Servers were pleasant and attentive. Small portions for the $$ but food was very good. Noise level was absurd; impossible to have a conversation with dinner guests.

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vipZanaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave Italian spot!

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Nat7
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that there are so many gluten-free options!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always a lovely experience. Food was lovely. Service great and the place was buzzing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple amazing!!!!! Can not wait to go back !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny our waiter was amazing and entertaining. He was very informative in helping us make a decision on what to eat.

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vipAMardach
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the ambience and service.

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MarianneL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food - meh! Upscale Italian but I have had better at family run pizzerias/restaurants! The seafood with fregola - the clams and muscles were so small they were hardly worth threw Orkney take them from the shell. Seafood was definitely not fresh. Dessert was good, appetizers so so. Very noisy dining room. Service was good!

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vipOriii
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, great food, and nice views of the skyline. I highly recommend for a night out if you enjoy Italian food!

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SarahA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We did restaurant week and it was delicious. However our server seemed to give us less attention and brought us the check twice without asking when we intended to order more drinks. It seemed he made that decision when we said we would do restaurant week. I've eaten here before and the food seemed much better this time.

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NamitaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had an amazing experience. It was great to experience the venue during Restaurant Week. The menu was well selected and delicious. The seasonal cocktails were on point and well tasting. All the appetizers and desserts were great and my fish entree was exactly what I was in the mood for: something fulfilling, light and flavorful.

The server and manager were very attentive and friendly. Overall all my friends and I had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Vinny!

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vipchester11
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant with great views of NYC and Amazing bartender - Elias. He made us the Cuban drink - if you like spicy, go for it. So delicious with fresh ingredients. The service at the restaurant is great and the food is really good. We had their special cheese wheel pasta as an appetizer, and while it was yummy, I felt it was pretty rich. We ordered two as appetizers for group of 4 and I think 1 would have sufficed given the richness of the dish. lobster pasta very good and so was the chicken dish. The manager was so kind and offered us desserts on the house for having to move our table over to accommodate a large party. I recommend the chocolate molten cake!

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