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Maria Pia
Maria Pia

Maria Pia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mariapiany.com
  • Phone: (212) 765-6463
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A must to dine in their patio in the back of the restaurant."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    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 !"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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......."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "All positive. Attentive service. Good food. Quiet. Reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Good food, great service, very reasonably priced food and wine."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Have eaten in Maria Pia's many times through the years. Never been disappointed - great in every way."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Was going to Carnegie Hall and had a party of 9. Had a 6 p.m. reservation. I was with my husband, 2 girkfriend's in laws and their parents. We were seated promptly but by the time we ordered, it was almost 6:30 and the restaurant was not really full so hard to explain. We had to keep calling the waiter over to remind him to get our food on time. That Sid, everyone enjoyed their food. My trout was delicious and so was my husbands salmon. Scrimp were cooked perfectly and so was the steak. Tiramisu was amazing!!! We did get out in time but the dessert was rather rushed. I would go back because the food was great, the prices are reasonable and it is a pretty place. My only advice is to go earlier to give extra time."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were 30 minutes early for our reservation since we didn't know how long our show was going to last. We were seated immediately and provided wonderful service throughout the evening. The antipasto platter hit the spot to begin and both the ravioli and the pappardelle with veal ragu was amazing! We didn't have room for dessert, but finished with a nice double espresso. The dining room was very cute and it was a very enjoyable experience all around."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Go for an enjoyable time good food and great Service"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Charming restaurant, conveniently located in the theater district. The food was delicious, the service friendly, knowledgeable and refreshingly unobtrusive. A thoroughly delightful experience!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The place is amazing and would definitely recommend going there if you are on a date. Only bad part is tables in the front porch of location are really small. I suggest either inside or tables in back of restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great as usual. I have been there many times good food for the value. Get the pre fix"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is a solid pre-theatre dinner place with decent prices. The salads and pastas are very good; have not tried other dishes. Service was a little indifferent the last time we were there, but it was also very crowded. Would recommend for pre-theatre but would not make a special trip."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Went on a business lunch and was really impressed with the food. The butternut Squash in Sgae brown butter was really good. large portions for apps and entrees but the service was nonexistent and it wasnt very crowded so you think they would have been more attentive."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is the first time I was at Maria Pia for lunch and I was very pleased as were my friends. The prix fixe lunch had wonderful choices. There was also an al a carte menu. There was no place above to mention that this is a good restaurant for pre-theater dinner as well. Food is good, service could have been better since it was not that busy. No one arrived with menus for quite a while and then a waiter did not come to take our order so soon either."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have been here a number of times after the theater . This time the food wasn't as good as in the past . I suppose this happens to all restaurants one time or another . Also they need to put a Riesling or Zinfandel on their wine list ."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been coming here for over 5 years... it's still a great spot, and the food is outstanding. Great pre-theater, or a special night out."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Maria Pia is a must go!!! You will have a great time, great food and great service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have been going here for a few years as there is no better place for a quick and delicious pre-theater dinner than Maria Pia. The service is always polite, friendly and very prompt and the pasta is delicious. We shared some desserts and the Tiramisu and the Banana pie were amazing. I highly recommend it but if you are going for a pre-theater dinner, make sure you make a reservation. Their little backyard is also cute."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place never disappoints. Great service. Good food. The perfect spot for lunch or dinner before seeing a Broadway show."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always good food and friendly waiter service and staff. We tried the outdoor garden for dinner this time and it was really nice. THe service was very slow that night, but the walk to the garden was a pretty far walk. No complaints. A great neighborhood find in the theater district. Couldn't ask for anything better. (Maybe a/c in the garden)"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I enjoyed a lovely meal sitting outdoors at a nice garden table. The goat cheese and asparagus ravioli were wonderful. My friends also liked their pasta dishes. The service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "There was a wine glass on our table that was cracked. We all ordered from the pre-fixe menu. Appetizer was calamari--was delicious, sauce was very good too. Had a little kick to it. I ordered the cod over polenta special for lunch, was delicious but a very small portion. Lemon sorbet was dessert--1 scoop. Unfortunately I left the restaurant very hungry. Food quality was there, service was good, quantity wasn't there..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were the last diners served that night,but they treated us terrifically"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food is good, service is good.., Not embarrassing to bring the old friends that didn't meet for 15 yrs"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was for the most part very good, however my linguine with clams was a disappointment (linguine was dry, clams not much inside "very small"). Other meals were good. Waiter started my night off on the down side. Seemed like he didn't want to be there when we arrived. EXAMPLE: One of our party hadn't gotten her salad when the others had come. I didn't notice another person was brining it , so I mentioned she still needed her salad. The answer from waiter was he wasn't an octopus. Set the tone for me! Seating was great, drink service same."
    Dined on 6/21/2014