Maria Pia
Maria Pia

Maria Pia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mariapiany.com/
  • Phone: 2127656463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,;Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Luciano
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Maria Pia
Although many restaurants in the theater district bill themselves as trattorias, few achieve the authentic feel and taste of Maria Pia. This charming Italian eatery boasts comfortable indoor seating for 80, a sun-dappled, 20-seat, rear outdoor garden, and a genial mood that makes the menu that much more savory. The three-course prix fixe menus offer dishes slick enough for savvy palates that still taste as if they were cooked up by mama Maria herself.
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Maria Pia reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (94)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (44)romantic (43)great for lunch (43)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (38)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (10)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went after a show and it was very good, with reasonable pricing being that close to broadway. If your down to see a show its a very short walk and everything we ordered was excellent. Not the best Italian I've ever eaten, but very good and I'd recommend it.
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  • Great service, really nice place
    Ctgirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Maria Pia is a really good Italian trattoria. The atmosphere is lovely, the wine was great and the staff was very nice and helpful. They were kind to accommodate a reservation for 10 with only a few days notice which was also awesome. I'm rating only 4 stars bc I felt the food was a bit salty, service was a bit slow when we had told them in advance we had to be out in time for a show. We were scrambling at the end to make it. Also the kitchen light was shining bright in my face, I was probably the only person in the restaurant affected by this due to my seat location. It was distracting though, a curtain or something would make a huge difference. Other than that the place was delightful, very reasonably priced and a great preshow place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garden delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wonderful experience- delicious food, excellent service, delightful garden dining!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick bite before a show
    FoddieUSAF
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Close location to theaters. Good food and service. Had the salmon, good taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for seeing a play
    Leftyc
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was delicious location to Broadway play perfect. The prix fixe dinner price was nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new find
    BillyVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We have walked by many times. So, glad we went in this time. All positive comments. Wonderful all around. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    DDeanVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The room is lovely, the food good, but the service? Our waiter was one of the least friendly I've ever seen! He was annoyed to answer our questions about the menu--really bad attitude.
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  • Hidden Gem of a Restaurant
    MichaelsCorner1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Friendly and accommodating wait staff, delicious Italian food which was filling, conversational photos on walls all contributed to making this a hidden gem of a restaurant within the theatre district.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    DesignerDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I brought my family for a pre-theater dinner on Saturday Night. It was excellent! The service was also amazing. I highly recommend this place. It was also a birthday celebration, so they did it right by singing to her and adding candles to a wonderful dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable.
    RayTVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always enjoyable. We dined again in the garden area in the rear of the restaurant. It was early, so the restaurant was not crowded and was very quiet. Great for before or after the theater.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • All around Pre-Theater Perfect
    LindyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Although a little out of the way for most theaters, it couldn't have been nicer. A very reasonable prix fixed lunch with many choices, ample portions, and delicious food. The service staff was cordial and attentive, the ambiance lovely, and even an out door space, if desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our first time here and weloved everything we had. Very reasonable price, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    citygirl4
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Decor, setting, service was great but the food was disappointing even our neighbor table felt the same. The food was ok but my chicken was dry our bruschetta was sent back because it was soggy and fell apart second was only slightly better. My salad was okay small for price they could have skipped the wasted pastry bowl that it came in. I thought we were going to have this great Italian food especially because the atmosphere was so inviting but sorry to say the food needs improvement.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    wannabefoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have been here several times over the last few years. Food and service have been great every time. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    mima
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Italian yummmmm,m. Gluten free pasta available. Walter was very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovelylady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My meal - chicken parm - was really good. Soup was not good. My niece did not like her pasta - sauce had too much basil in it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Very high quality for picky eaters!
    Greg
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We wanted Italian, we wanted close and convenient to Theatre, we wanted high quality food, we wanted great service, and we did not want overpriced.....we got it all at Maria Pia!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always happy at Maria Pia's
    BabyNas
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a lovely place, with great food and service. I am very lucky because I usually take a late lunch and there is a smaller crowd of people. Everyone is so nice and the food is incredible. My favorite...the pappadelle with Bolognese sauce...INCREDIBLE. Don't miss out on this relaxing neighborhood gem. It will have everything you like and the prices are very reasonable. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noreview
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A must to dine in their patio in the back of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theater dinner
    Bundymom61
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our family came to the city to enjoy a special experience that we couldn't find anywhere else. We wanted a very good dinner before our Broadway show. Wow! Maria Pia did not disappoint!!! It was convenient to our show and the website promised a great dining experience. Italian cuisine is my family's favorite and we have had some great meals in the past but nothing to compare with the quality, taste, and presentation of Maria Pia. The chicken Marsala (my son's favorite) was the best he has ever had! Sauce was light and perfect and truffle mash potatoes paired perfectly. Daughter's risotto was wonderful and perfect. I was delighted that your chef knew how to cook pasta to true al dente! Service was great. Meal was worth every cent!! Brava!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food great service very good people friendly. Prix fixed choices great
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good and Bad
    TheatreGoer
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came on a Sunday for lunch before a show and ordered from the PF. We both ordered the Caesar salads and both came w/o dressing. Just some iceberg lettuce and a few croutons. We had to flag down the waiter and ask for dressing. We also both ordered the cod, which was very good. The restaurant was pretty empty except for 2 tables. Dessert was served and we were never asked is we wanted coffee. We also never were asked if we wanted a refill of our drinks. The waiter was at the bar and we never saw him again until the bill came. Service was non-existent and there was no excuse for this since the restaurant was not busy. There are much better restaurants in the area. We would not recommend because of the dry salad and the service.
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  • Good Find for Lunch
    ElCons
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have eaten lunch numerous times at Maria Pia and it is always consistently good food, good service. and very reasonable prices for a three course lunch in NYC. I highly recommend
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    great for lunch
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  • Fantastic spot
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife & I ran across after leaving Broadway for a late dinner. Food was fantastic & the service was great. Highly recommended. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Pre-Theater Dining
    johnson212
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Maria Pia's before heading to the theater. The food was delicious and the service fast (verging on too fast) and efficient. They definitely know how to get you to your show on time. It is a lively restaurant with an outside covered dining area in the back. From start (Caprese salad-where the mozzarella melted in your mouth) to finish ( a decadent chocolate souffle) the food was wonderful! We will go back next time we are in the city. Highly recommend it !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A most enjoyable dinner.
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was the first time at this restaurant. My friend and I found the food delicious, the service excellent, and the on the ambiance delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre gem
    Diningsnob
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Small unassuming restaurant tucked away in the middle of the street; good food; good wine; attentive waitstaff offering prefixed lunch and dinner menus with nice size portions
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem!
    FoodFanatic54
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Perfect location for pre or post theater dining within walking distance. Lovely "neighborhood feel" with good service, fresh tasting beautifully presented food and outdoor dining, if desired. Love the arugula salad in an edible Parmesan basket, fish is artfully paired with vegetables and lightly sauced with creative flavor combinations. Pastas are also prepared with appeal. Someone in your party with a less adventurous palate is no problem as there are enough menu choices for those individuals too. Kudos to the bartender for the best Negroni! The chocolate soufflé is delicious...give staff a heads up to allow the 12 minutes needed to prepare it to order. A good value, especially in this area of the city.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Cozy and Comfortable
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation here because it's close to home and we were in the mood for Italian after a long day. Maria Pia definitely hit the spot. The service was attentive and quick, and the food was excellent. One small hiccup was that we didn't receive our bread until our pasta came out, but that's really just because the food came out so quickly. We were full by the time the dessert menus came out, but we'll definitely have to try it next time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner!
    lsteidz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I stumbled upon this place through Open Table and after reading the reviews, they did not disappoint. The food was great and our waiter was just as great. Definitely a great little Italian place near the Theatre District!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    RayTVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always an enjoyable experience. Great for before or after the theater. We dined in the tented rear patio, which is quieter than the main restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before the theater
    Cousins
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious. Hazelnut gelato very flavorful. Waiters were very attentive. Not my first time at this restaurant and would definitely go back. Price was reasonable. Everyone at the table loved what they had and the way it was presented. It included chicken picata and salmon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Couldnt have been better
    LizzieA
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    maria pia was recommended by a friend since were going to an after show of Wicked. It wasnt even a block away, let us in early, the online site had everything and was the simplest to use. my husband, who is uncomfortable in 'new' situations had no trouble choosing from the menu, or feeling at easy with the great service. We decided to choose from the fixed lunch men which had varied choices. the food was so perfect - the staff so nice - and we had no problem getting to the theatre on time. couldn't have been better.......
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty & Great Service...
    dappie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very pleasant staff. The meal did not disappoint at all. Had a 3-course meal and requested break between each course and our waiter gladly obliged. We sat out on the back patio and they drew back the canopy midway & we enjoyed a great summer breeze. Will definitely revisit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    All positive. Attentive service. Good food. Quiet. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place in theater district
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food, great service, very reasonably priced food and wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always leave happy...
    BabyNas
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I love going to Mia Pia. The wait staff is great. They are pleasant and always try to make you happy. The food is incredible, especially the pappadelle with meat sauce. I'm very lucky because I take my lunch at 2 pm, so it is always so relaxing. I love the Pinot Noir 667, but the wine choices are abundant. You will love this place, just please don't try it at 2 pm. Just kidding. Enjoy the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broadway West Find
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a terrific dinner at Maria Pia's the other day. Friendly staff, interesting menu, and five different meals were all wonderful. I settled on some plain old eggplant parmigiana and have to admit it was one of the best I have ever had; it t was very distinctive and had a little sweetness to it even. Go and enjoy this little jewel between 7th and 8th avenues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Have eaten in Maria Pia's many times through the years. Never been disappointed - great in every way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic