AwesomeIt was brunch for Mother's Day. The food was execellnt and the service was great.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchLively brunch for Mother's Day - excellent Bloody Mary and great food!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with family in DCOur server Nichole was excellent. She was attentive although not over bearing. As always, the food was wonderful and portions are plentiful. Our party of six had a pleasant meal, and we never felt rushed. As evening approached, the establishment became more crowded, and a little noisy. However, this just adds to the ambiance. There are specials on the menu that start after 4:00pm. They are located on the right side on the bottom of the menu. Their easily missed if you aren’t looking closely. They can make for a reasonably priced 3-course meal if you choose one of them. Can’t wait to go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe're going back!This was our second visit to Lia's. Again the food was delicious. We decided not to take advantage of their great special (prix fixe menu) and instead have a salad, entrée and dessert. Our waitress was able to answer our questions -- it was clear she was quite familiar with the menu, and we took her up on her helpful advice. The Chicken Monreale was delicious. The combination of cream sauce, capers and artichokes was masterfully prepared.: I will have a hard time venturing to order something different next time we go. We split a delicious dessert..4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPicked this restaurant becausePicked this restaurant because it was close to my apartment. The brunch was excellent and will definatley recommend it!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came to dinner for theWe came to dinner for the Sunset Special - three courses for $21 - a great deal. The focaccia bread they brought out before the meal was terrific and nice and warm. The rest of the meal was good though the Caesar salads were a trifle on the cold side and my salmon was a bit overdone. The desserts we chose - the ricotta donuts - were delicious and very fresh with a luscious limoncello dipping sauce. Our server, Nicole, was very good - professional, attentive, yet friendly. The only quibble being that our appetizers and entrees were brought out too quickly - almost one on top of the other - something that we encounter usually at Chinese restaurants. We like to diner leisurely and it wasn't a very busy time when we went. A nice dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner - Carlos, ourGreat dinner - Carlos, our waiter, was very attentive and informed about the specials.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Lia's was a veryDining at Lia's was a very enjoyable experience. We were there on a Sunday evening around 8:00 p.m., so the restaurant was fairly quiet, but there was still a bustling atmosphere--it did not feel empty. The food selections were creative, and offered several unusual small plate selections, as well as heartier full dinners. We sampled the burger, minestrone, and Cobb salad, and each was fresh, nicely presented, and very tasty. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and the waiter was very helpful in explaining some of the less familiar dishes. All in all, a very pleasant experience, easy parking (not always the case in downtown Chevy Chase, MD), and enticing enough to say we look forward to returning.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, Romantic Spot, Good Food.Late dinner on a Friday, had a nice, comfortable seat. Server was very polite, friendly and informative. Made some good recommendations. My meal was excellent, but my girlfriend's wasn't that great. The food came out really, really fast, as if it had been precooked already. Almost too fast. Overall we had a lovely time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMi was there for a businessi was there for a business lunch and when we arrived the main room was very noisy. We asked for a more quiet table and we were moved into the back room -- the only diners, so it was wonderfully quiet. Our waiter was very helpful and made good suggestions.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceExcellent food and service that I've come to expect routinely from Lia's over the years! My Canadian house-guests were quite impressed. In the multiple times I've eaten at Lia's, I've only ever been disappointed once - a Sunday evening when the kitchen and wait staff were obviously exhausted from the brunch crowd.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great experience (again!)Had a great experience (again!) at Lia's. Food was wonderful. Our server David was knowledgeable and friendly and took great care of us. Glad to have Lias in our neighborhood!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a very late weekdayWe went for a very late weekday lunch with my cousin and a friend, and had a great meal, fantastic service (thank you Brittney N) in a quiet and totally relaxed atmosphere. The Chef Geoff restaurants do not get enough credit for consistently providing great service--better than many much more expensive DC spots--along with great casual food at reasonable prices. We love the fact that we can walk to Lia's, and it is our "go to" place for all kinds of occasions.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time celebratingWe had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Lias's. the food is amazing. The scallops were cooked perfectly... delicious with the pea purée. My husband had the seafood pasta and we both loved it. Try the flour,ess cake and pistachio ice cream for dessert! The only thing missing is the Italian music.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile we were here, Lia'sWhile we were here, Lia's system encountered issue, the staff was very friendly and apologetic while remaining calm. The way the handled the problem was outstanding. I cannot stress enough how great Lia's and all Chef Geoff restaurants are.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch & service.Excellent brunch & service. Definitely will return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, atmosphere, andThe food, atmosphere, and service were good - but the waiter could have been a bit more pleasant. Also, a bit expensive. Good experience 0verall.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is always amazingThe menu is always amazing in choices and variety. Delicious and comforting food. Asparagus risotto was awesome.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest lasagna I have ever had.Best lasagna I have ever had. Sauce was rich and flavorful. Generous salad with twilight special and the ricotta doughnuts and tiramisu that also came with the $19.95 special were delicious. We went based on open table reviews since DC friends hasn't been before and glad we did.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMonday specials on wines andMonday specials on wines and twilite dinners - a delicious deal!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food is always creativethe food is always creative and i like the wine events, etc. The staff is good.
this dinner including the veal chop and the Branzini were not up to usual standards . these are expensive dihses and definitely could have been better. I suggested the restaurant to a frined who has been to the new location on the Pike. She said that Lia's and other Cef Geoff's were much better than the new one.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was good. Although, I was at Lia's, I felt like I was at Chef Geoff. For example, some of the dishes were the same as Chef Geoff - Downtown and Tysons. I expected good food and consistent service (which I received), but I was hoping for a different restaurant, not Chef Geoff under a different name.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Lia's! We come hereI love Lia's! We come here all the time. The food is always delicious, and the wine list is strong but reasonable. We cleaned our plates AND ate dessert -- it was all just wonderful. One drawback - the restaurant was LOUD on Saturday night. We could hardly hear each other across the table, and struggled to communicate with our waiter.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ServiceLia's has two main dining rooms to the right of the entrance (and serves fare to the left, in the bar area). I had requested a spot in a quiet area one week in advance as one of us is hearing impaired. We were promptly taken to a table in the middle of the first dining area which was full & noisy. Looking beyond the wine bottles to the second dining area, we could see one large occupied table and many empty smaller tables and requested we move there. The greeter gave us a quizzical look but acceded.
Fortunately, after this minor annoyance everything was fantastic. Our server was attentive & on top of things. The food was excellent (fried calamari, lasagna, cobb salad, limoncello donuts). Highly recommended.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Monday Night MealWe dined on a Monday evening and were delighted with the 1/2 price bottle of wine special. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant was fairly empty that evening so the noise level was low -- something we appreciated after eating at a rather loud place the night before. The food was excellent all around and butternut squash soup with seared sea scallop was truly exceptional. I highly recommend it. We appreciated the waiter's candor when asking for guidance on food selection -- the result was a dinner that we thoroughly enjoyed. This is a short walk from the Friendship Heights metro (about a block) so very accessible.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMi have dined here many times.i have dined here many times. always fabulous! great food and service.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMgoodGood food. Try the doughnuts. Cheff geoff has done it again! Parking is a bit of a problem so plan ahead.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Lia's. My most recentI love Lia's. My most recent visit was on New Year's Eve which is not always a reataurant's best night. Lia's served its regular menu at its regular prices. Lira's also usually has half priced wine on Monday's. It did so even though it was New Year's Eve. Chef Geoff, the owner, seems to love restaurants and it shows in the way he and his staff treat their customers. Lia's is a pleasant place with very good food and beverages. The services is warm, friendly and efficient without being intrusive.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMA guaranteed good experienceLia's is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently good, inventive and copious. The service is almost always spot on (and was that night). I enjoyed the tagliatelle with chicken, spinach and rose cream sauce. My sister liked the mushroom ravioli, which is usually what I order.11/5/2012 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy dining at Lia's;Always enjoy dining at Lia's; good food and service,comfortable ambiance, not pretentious.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed every aspectWe really enjoyed every aspect of our dinner at Lia's. Perfect ambience and sound level for conversation. We eat out a lot and both agreed that we hadn't enjoyed a meal so much in a long time. Great service, easy and cheap parking in the garage with validation. We will be back soon, no doubt.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM