LIBERATORE'S Ristorante & Catering - Bel Air
Also, Liberatore's Lounge is a classy place to catch live local music, unwind with a drink (FYI: Best Martini Bar), or catch your favorite game on one of our 7 large screen TVs. While lounging, enjoy our Lite fare Menu or any items from our full menu, but make sure you do not miss our Happy Hour Promotions M-F 4-7 pm.
Whether with family or friends, come and treat yourself to an evening full of flavor and style.
The food was considerably better than a meal i had there a month prior. Last time I was disappointed but decided to try again. Keep the quality up please.
We're thrilled to read that you came back to see us to show you a better meal and experience all around, Trisha! We love to hear that the food was incredible and we will pass the compliments along to those working hard in the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks again for the feedback.
Things started off ok and quickly went down hill. We have been here many times and had varying degrees of service. My girlfriend is gluten free and they had been pretty good at accommodating her needs. After being seated, our server Chris visited the table and greeted us. We asked for a bottle of the Joel Gott Cabernet. He said excellent choice. Then he re-visited and told us he has a trainee and they would be bringing the wine. Having been a server for years in my youth I was very understanding about this. As you might expect, the trainee had great difficulty opening the wine and never presented it. Turns out, it was not the wine we requested. Moving on, food was over cooked. At the end, we requested our check. After 10 minutes, Chris returned and said oh, I’m sorry; I was looking for a gluten free desert for the lady. Ok, not dumb, saw everywhere he went and had no clue. Table next to us waiting 20 minutes for their check and ready to leave. In the end, I had to request our check from the trainee. Then was presented the wrong check. Chris tried to re-present me the incorrect check and another server stepped in. After another 10 minutes returned and said he had to meet with the owner about out check. Another 10 minutes her returned with the correct check and charge. Long story short, poor service, poor food, poor resolve to the horrible attention and service we received. For the price they charge I expect far more than the diner service we received. Very disappointing.
Dwayne, we're extremely disappointed to read about this. We expect a more organized visit for our guests as well. Chris immediately brought this check mix-up to the attention of our manager and it seems that the continuous miscommunications between this team led to the demise of your visit. We accept full responsibility, and truly appreciate your patience in regards to the trainee. We understand your frustration and thank you for the details. Hope you'll allow us to grow from your feedback.
Liboratore's never disappoints. Food, service and drinks are excellent We are treated more like family every time we dine there. Our server was Sheree with the support of Chris. Food was served hot and drink orders arrived in a timely manner. Can't wait to return.
Hi, you two! So thankful for your kind words, as always. Sheree works so hard to give our guests an amazing experience, and with her sidekick; Chris! We'll pass the compliments along to both of them and can't wait to see you both again soon! Thanks so much.
I booked this through OpenTable saying it was for a birthday and they did not do anything for my husband. They didn’t even write “Happy Birthday” on his dessert plate. We also found out later on that the host marked us as a no show with our reservation, so I had to go through the trouble of fixing that with OpenTable. Overall, food was delicious. We got the lobster Mac-n-cheese and the shrimp Alfredo. The calamari was underwhelming, but we both loved our desserts. I highly recommend the almond joy cheesecake. The sangria and Aperol spritz were not the best; they had bad fruit in them that had gone bad.
Lindsay, thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention. We were able to track your OT reservation and notice that you did specify a birthday celebration, however; unfortunately, our software did not alert us of this at the time of your visit and for this we truly apologize. We love being a place where so many guests come to celebrate special occasions and are well taken care of for them. We will show you a better visit next time, and hop your husband enjoyed his birthday despite this.
My party of six was told there was no reservation under my name! Lunch buffet was upstairs when normally on first floor. No elevator. Has a handicapped person in our group. Very embarrassing for me. We managed.
Barbara, we truly apologize for any miscommunication that occurred during your stay. We often have parties book last minute and need to adjust accordingly. We always do our best to communicate these changes and offer remedies for any inconvenience this may cause. Hope that your next visit is a better one! We' d love to see you all again.
The service was fine, however, the butter tasted old and the veal piccata was just ok! Priced fairly but feel quality is slipping.
We're disappointed to read this from you, Trisha! We're pleased to know that the service was good, however; we want you to enjoy your time with us all around. We hope that you'll allow us to address these concerns and show you a better experience next time! Looking forward to it.
Lackluster food, lackluster service. “The specials are on this card if you want to take a look”.
I marked birthday on the reservation, no acknowledgement.
Guess my party of four was not as interesting as the party of twelve.
I saw the bus man more than our waitress. Once she got our money she never returned, not once.
Tom, we truly appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We do our best to acknowledge every event that our guests choose to celebrate with us, and we're disappointed that your server missed this note. We have addressed this with our staff as a result of your feedback. We know that we can do better and show you a much more memorable experience. Hope that you'll return so that we can show you. Thank you again, Tom.
A little noisy but probably due to a Birthday gathering. Service, food and overall experience was excellent! Definitely will return!
We're sorry if it was a little loud for you at this time! However, we're pleased to read that the service, food, and atmosphere were great for you! We'd love to see you again next time and thank you for joining us.
The best Italian restaurant. Never get tired of dining there. Management and staff are the BEST.
Great atmosphere. Food is awesome. Can't wait for our next reservation.
We never get tired of seeing you! Thanks so much for your loyalty to our place, and for your kind words about our operations as always! We can't wait to see you back again soon!
I had never been to this restaurant and everyone loved the food.
So glad that you stopped in to join us, Paula! We appreciate this incredible rating and truly hope that we'll see you again so that you can try more fantastic menu options and enjoy yourself at Liberatore's. We look forward to it!
We had two orders of lasagna and they had good flavor but the bottom noodle was so tough we could not cut it. Ended up pulling it out and throwing it out.
Lisa, we're truly sorry to hear that the bottom pieces of lasagna were burnt or overcooked. Our lasagna is always a popular choice and we will absolutely pass the comments onto our chef to ensure a better, more consistently cooked, meal next time. Hope to see you then, Lisa! Thanks for the feedback.
Great Italian and other good food. Steaks and crabcakes. Sometimes the desserts seem stale and others are great. Good place to talk and be with friends.
Hey, Joe! Thanks so much for your kind words about the food and time spent with us! We apologize if you've ever been served a piece of dessert that isn't as fresh and delicious as another. Please don't ever hesitate to inform your server if this is the case, and we'll be happy to replace it for you. Thank you again, Joe!
Veal is always great.
We're so glad that you love the veal each and every time, MJ! We appreciate your loyalty and kind words. Can't wait to see you again next time for more delicious veal dishes!
Liboratore's is our all time favorite real Italian restaurant. We have never been disappointed
with the food or how we were treated. Our server Veronica was excellent. This is the best place to go
and not only be happy with the food and service but how you are treated.
Always greeted with a big smile. They make you feel so good. The Salmon Nicolo and Orecchiette Alle Formaggio was the BEST!!!
Hi, you two! We always love hearing from you, and we can never thank you enough for your loyalty to our place. We're so pleased to know that you can always count on us for an amazing meal and time out together. We're so glad that Veronica took great care of you on this visit! We will pass the compliments along, and we'll see you again soon! Thanks a million!
To begin, the table was not properly cleaned from the last occupants. Next, when pointed out, and they agreed, it was still not fully wiped clean. Kinda gross. Server was average. Friday night screening children. Several big parties were going on so the atmosphere was not representative of the cost of the expected dining experience. Food was my muddled in sauce so you couldn’t even taste the meat, fish, pasta whatever. Expensive meal with out the expected atmosphere. Disappointed for sure.
Dwayne, we're disappointed to hear that the food, service, and atmosphere let you down on this visit. We do offer various rooms for large parties and do our best to accommodate smaller dining tables, as well as larger gatherings in our dining space if the evening calls for it. We will pass your feedback along to our chef, and hope that you'll give us another shot to show you a better meal and a more intimate dining experience. We always do our best to treat our guests as family.
Awesome as always!!
We love to hear it! Thank you so much for joining us, and for letting us know that we consistently take great care of you. Can't wait to see you again soon.
My wife and I had a leisurely lunch which was excellent. I had the Shrimp Salad sandwich and she had the Crab Cake Sandwich, which were both excellent!! We love dining at Liberatores's for either lunch or dinner.
We're so pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your lunch visit with us, Gary! Thank you for choosing Liberatore's, and for this amazing rating! We love that you love it here, and truly cannot wait to see you again soon! Thanks so much, Gary!
Perhaps it was because we were eating at around 4:30 and the restaurant was pretty empty but the waitress returned to the table way too frequently. It felt intrusive.
The food was excellent but the experience was less than great. I guess I would get it if there were lines and they were trying to get us to leave but the place was almost empty.
I probably won’t return.
Hey, Douglas. We thank you for joining us at Liberatore's! Around that time of the day, the restaurant is typically pretty quiet and this is probably why your server seemed a bit over zealous. We can assure you that this was the sole reason, and that it was in no way to try and rush you along, but rather to make sure that you had everything you needed to enjoy your time. Hope that you'll give us another shot to show you a better experience.
Another great birthday celebration thank you for the awesome service
Thank you, Catie! So thankful to be the place where you chose to celebrate this special occasion! We will pass the compliments along to your server and hope to see you again next time!
Dinner with two of our adult children and their significant others. I was offered a drink almost immediately which set the timing for the meal courses perfectly. We were able to talk and laugh freely, without worry of being too loud to others. Just a great time!!
This is so great to hear! We're so glad that you were all able to spend time together, laugh, and enjoy great food and drinks! We're so happy to be the place where our guests come to create fond memories. Hope that we'll see you all back again next time! We look forward to it!
Never disappoints. Great meals. We took our sister in law and her mom.
When we asked them where they would like to go, with out hesitation it
was Liboratore's. Everything from our greeting at the door and then seated
is always a joy.
Our server Robert was fabulous. A perfect gentleman who took very good car
of our party. Even as he was waiting on other tables he would look over to see
if we needed anything. He also met us at the door as we were leaving and automatically
kept the door open.
Thank you Robert!!!!!
We're so, so thrilled to hear this from you! We love to know that you can always count on us for a great meal and an amazing experience all around. We're so glad that your server went above and beyond to make this visit that much better for all of you and we will absolutely pass the compliments along to him! We truly appreciate you, and your kind words. Look forward to another great experience next time!
Celebrated a graduation from JC. Food, Service and entire experience met and exceeded our expectations.
We’re so pleased to hear this from you! Thank you for choosing to spend this special celebration with us. We are so glad that everyone in your party enjoyed themselves and we exceeded your expectations. Congrauatlions to the graduate! Hope that we’ll see you all back again next time.
Great time as usual! We enjoyed my wife’s birthday very much!
We’re so glad that you had a great time, Kirk! Thank you so much for choosing to spend this special occasion with us! Appreciate it more than you know, and we hope that we’ll see you again soon!
We scheduled a large table for 14 after a graduation and the table was ready, it was in a good location and the food and drinks were very good. We had dinner and drinks for everyone including bar drinks and it was only 30 per person including gratuity. I thought the value and the food were excellent and everyone liked their entree. We would definitely come back and dine here again.
We're so glad to hear all of this from you, Eric! To hear that every single guest enjoyed their time, and on such a special night for the graduate! We truly appreciate you choosing Liberatore's for this celebration dinner, and your kind words about your experience. We hope that we'll see you back again soon! Looking forward to it.
Very nice atmosphere, great food and service, Matt was excellent.
We're so glad that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere, Jon! We will be sure to pass the compliments along to Matt! He'll be so glad to hear that you enjoyed him. Hope that we'll see you again soon! We look forward to it.
Very friendly waiter. Food was outstanding. Prices reasonable.
Hi, Christopher! So glad that your server was friendly and attentive, and that you enjoyed the food! We love to hear it, and truly hope that we’ll see you again soon! Thank you for this great review and rating!
Ross, our Server, was terrific! Very attentive with a great sense of humor!
We’re so glad that you loved Ross, Deborah! We will absolutely pass the compliments along to him! Glad he made your time with us that much better. Hope to see you again next time!
Server told us the wrong item on menu and when food was brought we said she told us differently that the fish was flounder and we were presented with rockfish. When we questioned she said we heard wrong. Two people ordered flounder and six people heard the menu item as flounder. I do t feel that she should have blamed us for not hearing her when she in front of six people said flounder and not rockfish.
Hi, Norman. We understand your frustration with this recent experience and take full responsibility for this miscommunication. We truly apologize that your server relayed the wrong information, and as I stated on the phone, we would be happy to show you a better experience on your next visit. Please ask for Sheree, and we can ensure you a great visit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
The Rigatoni Vodka was excellent. Had an excellent server Kendal. Extremely helpful and very nice to
talk to. Brought our platters while very hot. Her timing for everything was very good. Hope to get her again.
Richard a new manager was very very nice also. He stopped by our table to introduce himself. Our whole experience was GREAT.
So glad that you always enjoy your time with us, guys! We appreciate you so, so much and thank you for your kind words about Kendall and Richard! They're excellent additions to our team and we are so glad that they take great care of you. We love that you enjoyed yet another experience and we can't wait until we see you both again! Thank you!
This place is fine for happy hour, but dinner . . . just NO. Service was terrific but even a great waitress cannot offset the kitchen's missteps. First, we all love bread with a little seasoned dipping oil rather than the customary butter, but a soup bowl of the stuff? Yuk! Plus the bowl was dangerously full. Apps were fine (fried calamari, brussels sprouts & caprese). In fact, the kitchen's handling of that calamari is very good and every time I've had it it is near perfect. But now, we fall off the edge of the earth with the entrees. Chicken marsala must have come straight out of a bag. Brown, sludgy sauce completely covering two little what must have been frozen chicken breasts. Hospital cafeteria quality. Two of us ordered pasta with marinara sauce and, rather than the side order of meatballs, both wanted the 8-ounce meatball that was offered in the appetizer section. Both received what looked like a child's portion of pasta and half of the requested meatball. The size was so diminutive that our server immediately offered to bring "extra sides of pasta." Whaaaat?? Lastly, an Augie Salad. Uninspired. The lettuce must still have been wet when the dressing was applied, so it was a bit watery. What could be a stand out salad is nothing more than a glorified chef's salad with a mince of cured meats & cheeses and two lonely steamed shrimp in creamy italian dressing. By 9:30 we were the only folks left in the dining room so we called it a night. Sorry, Liberatore's, we won't be back for more of this.
Hi, Kay. We cannot apologize enough for the poor quality of food that you feel you were served on your recent visit. We can assure you, that our sauce is made here in house and never comes from a bag. We strive to be our best for every visit and every guest, but we are not perfect. We will be using this feedback to address those working in the kitchen to ensure consistency and quality are top priority, always. We hope that you'll allow us another shot to show you a better visit.
Still our favorite in Bel Air. Richard was very good and the kitchen was right on
We are so thankful to hear this from you! We are flattered to be your favorite, with so many options for dining in Bel Air. Richard is an excellent asset to our team and we're glad that he took great care of you! Can't wait to see you again next time! We look forward to it. Thank you so much.
Rockfish special was amazing
Hi, Stace! We’re so glad that you enjoyed the rockfish special! We are always creating new, fresh fish plates every weekend and hope that we’ll see you again next time so that you can try it out! Thanks for joining us!
Always love dining at Liberatores Belair. Food is great. Everyone is friendly. Prices are reasonable. Easy to get too, away from the other Belair clustered areas. Usually end up in the Bar area for after dinner cocktail. We will always return. Italo is the Best!
Hi, Kim! We love seeing you too! Thank you for joining us this past Friday and for letting us know that you can always count on us for a great meal, attentive service, and a fun night out. Italo will be happy to hear you say that! We hope that we’ll see you next time! Thanks so much, Kim!
Chicken Parm it tastes so good!!!!
Everything was amazing as always!
We’re so glad that you enjoyed it, John! We love our Chicken Parm, too! Hope that we’ll see you again soon! We look forward to it!
The service was pretty good. My family liked what they ordered. I ordered the NY strip which is usually very good but this time it seemed like it was a sirloin not a strip. Steak was tough and not very flavorful. Maybe just a rookie in the kitchen?
We're sorry to hear that your NY Strip wasn't as flavorful as it usually is here, Bryan. We will absolutely pass the words along to the chef so that he can ensure all of the staff in the kitchen are preparing plates consistently. We are glad that your family enjoyed themselves, and we hope that we'll see you again next time for a better steak. We feature steak nights every Wednesday!
Our waitress Ronnie was awesome! we had a reservation and our wait time was acceptable, but we were put in a back room with no other patrons behind a partition isolated from the restaurant which did take away from our experience.
We're so pleased to hear that Veronica took great care of you, Cathy! Thank you for joining us. We apologize that you felt separated from the rest of the dining room floor being sat in our overflow seating area. Many of our guest enjoy when they get more privacy during their experience, but if this happens again, please feel free to mention it and we can open up the curtain for you; it's never a problem. Hope to see you next time!
The restaurant was so loud even the waitress messed up our order due to the noise level - you couldn’t have any conversation at the table - plus our food was a bit dried out - t was too late to complain - but was a disappointment coming from out of town and this was recommended
Hi, Ellen. We're extremely sorry to hear that the noise level was much too loud during your visit. This isn't a typical complaint at all, especially without live music directly playing, but we will definitely look into ways to assist with this so that our guests can enjoy their time without these interruptions. As for the food, please never hesitate to let us know if you don't enjoy a dish. We never hesitate to replace it, and we hope that you'll allow us to show you a better time.
Consistently Excellent, Love the veal saltimboca and the drink of the day Blood Orange Margarita at a great price.
We're so glad that you enjoyed the veal and the blood orange margarita! Thank you for joining us, and for this fantastic rating. Hope that we'll see you again next time!
My husband ordered a margarita pizza with meat sauce, which they said they could do meat sauce even though they don’t have pizza toppings listed on the menu. They basically made a margarita pizza and dumped a bunch of saucy meat sauce in the middle of the pizza so it was extremely messy and not really a pizza cooked with meat sauce. I ordered the stuffed Rockfish and asked if they could not put the imperial sauce on it which they said they could do but the fish was very much over cooked and dry. Awful experience
Hey, Jeff. We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the pizza or the rockfish on your recent visit. We will be addressing these concerns with those in our kitchen to ensure that more care is put into preparing each and every dish that is served, even during peak times. We appreciate your feedback, we can't better our operations without it. We hope that you'll give us another shot to provide a more authentic Liberatore's experience. We know we can do better.
We were seated upstairs and we enjoyed the vantage point. Even with the amount of people seated below and in the bar, it is quiet and we were able to hold conversation easily. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff was polite and attentive, but not to the point of hovering. My fiance and I were the first couple seated upstairs that evening and one of the staff saw us and dimmed the lights for us to create an intimate setting. We were greeted immediately when we arrived and wished a good night as we left. This is a great place to go for a quiet romantic dinner with a loved one.
We're so glad that we made your date night even more special than anticipated. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the ambiance provided by Liberatore's. We're so glad to hear it, and truly hope to see you next time! We appreciate your kind words. See you soon!