Excellent as always. I had the crab ravioli and it was delicious!
I've been to Liberatore's Bel Air several times over the past 2 years. The food is generally excellent, but disappointed me this time. I ordered Veal Parm -- my favorite. It arrived cold and the sauce was not up to its usual standard. It was watery and rather tasteless...quite a surprise. The cheese was not even fully melted/dispersed on the veal, and the sauce was runny. Worse, the entire dish and the side of pasta were cold. I should have sent it back for re-heating...but I'm not a big complainer. The service was also rather slow, with the waiter bringing everything one or two dishes at a time for the party of six. This was not consistent with a desire to have hot food for all. My 5 companions had no particular complaints, but I would normally expect to hear "wow, this is really good". That didn't happen this time. So for now, an excellent rating was lowered to "very good" (and disappointing). Liberatore's can live or die on its red sauce, so this cold, watery concoction was hopefully a one-time faux pas by the kitchen staff, and not a change to lower quality or lack of quality control. At the very least, it was the latter on 2-17-18.
We went to Liberatore’s for our Valentine’s Day dinner on Saturday 2/17. This was our first time at this restaurant since moving to Maryland in May of 2015. We heard mixed reviews about it from our neighbors. Some love it, some not so much. I liked the ambiance of the restaurant, not over crowded for a Saturday night, although it was snowing and sleeting. The server was an older gentleman, not overly friendly, but not rude either. The food service was really quick, but the food itself was average. We had high expectations for this meal and it was really average at best.
Classic old school Italian food. Great pasta and great sauce.
First time at this location. Made reservations, arrived a few minutes early and was seated immediately. Waitress was very attentive, food was excellent..Owner came by and talked to us for a few minutes. Great night. Will definitely come back.
Dined with my wife on Valentine's Day - a rather disappointing experience. Had a 5 pm reservation (made 1 month in advance) and had requested booth seating. When we arrived, were informed there were no booths and had to wait in the lounge for nearly 30 minutes until one opened up. After finally being seated, were greeted by a very friendly waitress and served drinks promptly. We've dined here on several occasions but tonight was not up to par. We formerly enjoyed the big screen videos of Italy but found the "Food Network" projections very distracting. Food was so-so, nothing memorable. Carnation was a nice touch.
Never disappointed at liberatores.
Delicious food resonably priced, great friendly service.
Dinner was great, as usual! Love this place!!
We enjoyed our meal, the service was very slow...we waited over 45 minutes for our food. We didn't see our servers much at all. We had to track them down each time.
Good food and good service!
Our all time favorite Italian restaurant. Food is outstanding. The bread is to die for. The best Italian bread ever. Crispy and warm. Goes well with either oil or butter. The staff and management is superb!!!! Beautiful rooms, upbeat and lively bar.
Tara our server is the BEST. The Liboratore family has a real talent for hiring excellent people and serving great food.
Don't go here if you like to eat food. It is a completely flavor-free experience. Typical cheese and cream sauce covered pasta dishes. Good luck finding anything fresh or heart healthy.
Dinner was very good. Raviolis very tasty. Salad is ala carte. But a nice portion...lots
of extras with lettuce. Homemade creamy Italian dressing is exceptional.
Disappointed. Unusually mediocre this time. Tough lamb chips. Dry salmon.
Great as always!!! Food is always good! Service is good!
We enjoyed the Mediterranean salad and mussels, they were excellent.
We can always depend on Liberatore's for a great meal. I took advantage of the Harford Restaurant Week menu, and my husband ordered his favorite -- Veal Liberatore. The crab dip was rich and creamy, my filet was cooked as I like (so many restaurants overcook medium rare) over a bed of risotto, and the lemon sorbet was generously portioned, but light enough that I didn't feel uncomfortably full.
Being a Friday night, the restaurant was full and very noisy. The next time I'll request an upstairs table so we can have a conversation without raising our voices.
The restaurant was Great! Very friendly staff! We felt a bit rushed with our waiter, but we knew going in how much time we wanted to spend there so we controlled the ordering and how long we sat. I was looking forward to trying their tiramisu but they did not have any left. Will definitely be going back.
We have lived in the area for 2.5 years and finally find a good Italian restaurant. Liberatores will become our go to restaurant for Italian.
A real Italian restaurant. Excellent and excellent staff and management.
Exceptional as always! Our waiter left us alone - FANTASTIC! Nothing worse then a waiter who constantly interrupts with "is everything all right". If it wasn't we would let them know.
Only down size would be the booths. They are too narrow for the average person to slide in and be comfortable. We saw an elderly lady, who was disabled struggling to fit into the booth. (The new restaurant Bamboo Gardens has great booths. They are sofas that can be moved forward or backward - check it out)
Other than that you have a loyal customer here. : )
Our waitress Liz is remarkable. She was there when anything was needed. Very friendly and a great personality. Thank you.
Great food and service! Wonderful Christmas Eve meal with family.
Very disappointed with the overall service. Took over an hour to receive the food. Also took close to 40 min to receive the drinks that were ordered upon being seated. Out drink Order was placed 4 times before we received them. The food was good, but the unacceptable waits and service overshadowed the food.
Our waiter Tim was great. Very friendly without being fake, just the right amount of table side banter. The food was good, not great. Service was excellent.
This was our second dining experience in recent years. We had hoped it would be better than the first, but it's just not so. I do not understand the Stellar ratings that this restaurant in Bel Air gets for its food when the food is just mediocre. I ordered lasagna. That should be easy enough for an Italian restaurant, right? But it tasted as if it were two days old, and the presentation was not at all appetizing. The following day, I lunched at the Olive Tree in Aberdeen and my friend ordered their lasagna. It was fresh and delicious and it even looked like lasagna, which I could not say or Liiberatore's. So that's it. After letting me down on a dinner for eight family members about 2 years ago, they finally got a second chance. It would be nice if they could serve fresh food as Scotto's used to do.
Our waitress Veronica was very knowledgeable about the menu and dishes. She was very attentive and was instrumental in making our evening meal very enjoyable. The portions were very generous and delicious.
Service started fine but then was very slow. Drinks arrived but long wait for food. My chicken was barely warm. Had to wait for server for drink refills. Seated upstairs due to wine tasting downstairs so noisier than usual. Generally been pleased with food and service but not this time.
Very disapointed in the time it took to be seated. Told 15 Min and it took 35 and no one bothered to up date us. I had to ask when they expected to seat us. Was told they had several large parties and were trying to clear and re set. When I go again I will ask if they are haveing large parties and what the real wait time will be.
Food was excelent.
One exception was my salad dressing I asked for Vinegar and Oil and they brought some kind of creamy dressing that I could not identify, I ate it anyway, it was ok but not great.
Liberatores has consistently provided excellent food and service. Plenty of nearby parking.