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
154 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)romantic (43)great for lunch (43)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (35)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (12)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Special Features:
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre theater dining
    Violin0711
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Post-Show Dinner
    KCHOOSIERVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want a great place to dine?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Go for an enjoyable time good food and great Service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find
    Rosepaq
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Charming restaurant, conveniently located in the theater district. The food was delicious, the service friendly, knowledgeable and refreshingly unobtrusive. A thoroughly delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance
    8inchSteak
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Fix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great as usual. I have been there many times good food for the value. Get the pre fix
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pre-theatre choice
    emptynester
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    RlagnadoVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-theater dinner
    HART
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit
    NYCfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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 .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clofre
    clofreVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Maria Pia is a must go!!! You will have a great time, great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.