Great FindWe had Father's Day dinner at Maria Pia. The restaurant is a great local neighborhood spot. Their menu is varied, the lighting is near perfect and the ambience is what you would look for.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden ScoreMaria Pia is a small unobtrusive place located mid block on 50th between 8th and 9th. We had never been here before and took a chance of recommendations on Urban Spoon & Yelp.
The place is clean, neat, and roomy, the service was very attentive. We ordered a house salads, excellent, and we both ordered fish. My wife had the Salmon. They substituted asparagus at our request as they had run out of the spinach, The asparagus was very good. The fish, was excellent. I had the potato crusted branzino with the asparagus. The fish was really delicious with a light lemon sauce. Outstanding.
We'll definitely come back, even without a theater reservation. Forget the big name guys in the area, this place is a winner!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMChose this restaurant becauseChose this restaurant because of location convenience. Have been here several times before and it never disappoints. We were a group of 7 and all of us were pleased with our meals. And the price is very fair.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMfeedbackBeen going there for a number of years and it is as great as ever6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMaria Pia is great!Everytime we visit NYC, we try to fit in Maria Pia in our calendars. Friendly and professional. Great food! CU next time!
You haven"t benen here? Book it while you can.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect quiet NY Italian dinnerI wanted to invite some business associates to a good NY Italian dinner, not too far from our conference at Javits, and this filled the bill nicely. Decent wine list, not too pricey, excellent appetizer and fresh pasta selections (black linguine, yum), good service, quiet enough to talk business. Recommended by my colleague who lives locally and takes her parents here when they visit from out of town. Worth the trip to the neighborhood.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Dining ExperienceA beautiful little dining spot. Great service, good food, clean atmosphere.
Exposed brick walls, crisp white table linens, quick service, and friendly staff.
The Caprese salad was a favorite!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMParfum d'ItalieUn dîner presque parfait: seul le bruit est venu gâcher notre plaisir culinaire. A recommander pour les amateurs de cuisine italienne et à tous les européens de passage.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of almostWe were a group of almost 15 and nobody had a bad thing to say about their dinners. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating, they even let our phones charge by the bar. I'd definitely go back.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place for lunch or dinnerThis is my go-to restaurant when heading into the City. The service is impeccable. Attentive without hovering. The food is delicious. A great place for a meal!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Theater GemTry Maria Pia next time you go to a play or are in need of decent, reasonably priced authentic Italian food near Times Square and Theater District. Caesar salad was prepared with anchovies incorporated into the dressing , they way it should be. Calamari was light and crispy. Pasta was just made -- very fresh. Lobster ravioli was delicious. Was not very crowded prior to a Sunday matinee so the service was very attentive. We were in and out in under an hour. Will go back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI would love to go backI enjoyed my lunch at Maria Pia. The food was vey good and the presentation was excellent. I love the atmosphere. The waiter could have been a bit more personable.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe wanted a place to eat following our matinee but didn't want to walk too far. This was not only close but was one of the nicest places in that vicinity. Will return again and will definitely recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to NY on a bus tripWe go to NY on a bus trip a few tiimes a year. Have eaten at Maria Pia's 5 or 6 times. Love the food. Carmines in the theater district is another favorite of ours.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix fixe lunch was value-pricedPrix fixe lunch was value-priced and delicious.As first time diners, we were very favorably impressed. We will put Maria Pia on our list to revisit next time we are in NYC.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMaria Pia hidden gemWent up to see a play and found this online. Had a Great lunch with a prefix selection. Very friendly atmosphere service was great and food wa awesome. Prefix lunch just right . Did. 3:30 and was out in about an hour or so. Would definitely go back next time up4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe young woman who was ourThe young woman who was our server could have been a little more attentive. She seemed more occupied checking her phone & talking to the bartender. Not terrible, but not great...4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely little restaurant.Lovely little restaurant. The food was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. Would definately go back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have enjoyed Maria PiaWe have enjoyed Maria Pia for many years and they continue to make us happy that we dined there4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery easy to make a reservation.EntVery easy to make a reservation.Entrees very good and seemed to have a nice selection.Staff was very pleasant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom Clients to Family toFrom Clients to Family to Friends, I have dined here with everyone and everyone enjoyed it!The food is very good, the staff is lovely and it is well priced. The atmosphere is cozy and there are outdoor tables during the warmer seasons to enjoy outdoor dining as well.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHostess was excellent. WeHostess was excellent. We were stuck in traffic in a cab and she held the table and we made it to our show in time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, butThe food was very good, but on a Saturday night, pre-theater? It was LOUD.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place for a pre-theaterA great place for a pre-theater dinner! The menu is not kid-friendly but our server suggested ways to make it so! We were 5 people spanning 3 generations and all were happy with our food and drinks choices - excellent!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat priced fixed lunch!!!!Prixe fixed lunch was excellentSoup was deliousPortions were very nice sizedTiramirasu -not included in lunch but was one of the best I ever had3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasant dining experience--goVery pleasant dining experience--good food and wine, a noise level low enough to enjoy conservation and excellent service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I were in theMy husband and I were in the city seeing Jersey Boys and I found on line Maria Pia restaurant. We looked at the menu on line and liked what we saw so I booked reservations. We were very very pleased with everything at the Maria Pia. The food was outstanding. My husband had grilled shrimp with scallops inside and was very pleased he still talked about it coming home. I had the homemade ravoili's with spinach absolutley delish. There was nothing to dislike. We will be back. Price wise reasonable even with a bottle of wine.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit and we will be back.This was our first trip to Maria Pia and we were very pleased with the service and the quantity and the quality of the food. Next trip to Mid-town West Side Maria Pia will be at the top of eatery list.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat early Saturday night dinner!Love Maria Pia! The special asparagus appetizer was awesome. Shrimp and scallop dinner was cooked to perfection. Service was attentive, friendly and not over bearing. Just a very pleasant dining experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this special restaurant.We love this special restaurant. It is simple, nice ambiance, and delicious food. Never had anything bad here and it's nice and chill. Feels like a hidden gem! I had the ravioli and it was especially good! Looking forward to the back garden opening!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTried and TrueThis has been one of my favorite restaurants since the day they opened, 9/10/2001. The food is always reliably good, the waiters are very polite. It can be crowded at theatre time, but it has been a gem for lunchtime. In the summer, it is often delightful to dine outside. My guests and friends are always happy to go back to Maria Pia.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatMy boyfriend and I really loved this place, everything was great. I had a great time here for our one year anniversary. Will definitely come back!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe found this gem of a restaurantWe found this gem of a restaurant by accident in our first trip to New York some years ago, and now it's a regular "must-do" whenever we go to the City! Exceptional food, great value, terrific service, all in a lovely ambience. The outdoor patio makes for great summer eating. Highly recommended!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice neighborhood restaurantVery nice neighborhood restaurant - good food and nice staff. However, they have too many tables - there is constant jostling and bumping. They would benefit by removing about 7 tables - the restaurant would be far more comfortable.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Italian food with outstandingGood Italian food with outstanding service and great location for theatre evenings.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLocated down the street fromLocated down the street from the Gerswhin Theatre, so makes a very good pre-theatre choice for dinner. Good portions, great service!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the atmosphere! GreatLoved the atmosphere! Great little Italian restaurant We will go back for sure !2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had pre-theater lunch hereWe had pre-theater lunch here and everything was just right. The lunch menu was extensive which was a pleasant surprise and all of the dishes were excellent. Would highly recommend visiting Maria Pia before or after the theater.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM