Liola

4.3
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89 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fine authentic Italian dining with a touch of Sicilian culture. Liola is a Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, which takes place in 19th century Sicily.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is tasty. Service is great. I love the fact that you're not rushed when eating.

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very nice. The service was attentive. The food that we ate was delicious but we were disappointed that the menu on line was completely different than the restaurant. The online menu was larger, more affordable and more casual. We spent double what we thought we would but the food was great. The wine was also much more expensive than other similar restaurants and limited affordable choices by the bottle. We drank the house wine by the glass but would have preferred more reasonable bottle choices. I would recommend it but for more special occasion due to the price not just casual dinner out with the girls.

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vipJessicaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was horrible and the food just as bad. We left no tip and do not plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love and enjoy Liola. Food is exquisite. Atmosphere perfect. Service exceptional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The reason I gave Liola 4 stars was because it was difficult to communicate with him. He recited the specials incorrectly and couldn't really explain them which was annoying. He was a very nice guy though as was everyone else. The food was very good and dessert was delicious! Since it was early, there were very few people in the restaurant so we were able to get a great table next to the fireplace!
All in all I would go back but read the menu first so I can figure out what to order!!!!

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vipCarmenC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is amazing, but service is a bit slow. I also was incorrectly charged

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Rima
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indeed a gem in queens e cells to service very calming atmosphere and wonderful food

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RickD
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time visiting this Queens gem. Celebrating my Mothers 87th birthday, we were a party of 9. Food and service was fabulous. Sophisticated but easy to enjoy menu, our group loved the Gnocchi, Skirt Steak, Shrmp and clam ravioli, Branzino and a succulent breadcrumb encrusted chicken. This HAS to be one of the finest restaurants in Queens and as good as anything in the other boroughs. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMrLeigh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Very attentive and gracious staff. Very nice bar area...

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vipmikes
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a coupon which had no restrictions on it but the owner insisted it was not good for Froday
even though he honored it he was lecturing us

he is full of himself and the food was nothing special

MF
vipMoFood
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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vipSandyf
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My neighborhood fave!
Great food, delightful folks.

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CarolM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service always wonderful and staff makes you feel right at home!!

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vipGood2go
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a nice dinner. Round table 6 people

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to many Italian restaurants in Queens. But Liola is by far the best in food, service, atmosphere, and value. We were very happy with our dinner and look forward to making our regular Italian spot.

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vipCarmenC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommendations were on point. I especially like the fact that no matter which waiter of staff member is near your table, they will fill up your glass of water, clear the table of any soiled dishes, ask if you want anything else etc. They are an amazing team. Even if I didn't have a certificate, I would still go back to Liola. Thumbs up Liola

JB
JoannaB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Waiters did not speak well or clearly. Food was fine, but kids said brick oven pizza tasted like regular pizza. Baked clams were not as expected. And food took a long time to come out. Coffee came out way before dessert which was only tartufo and thank god I tasted before my son who has peanut allergies bc there was peanuts in the middle? So weird waiter could not communicate properly when asked about this, would never go back

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RalphC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

fabulous food, not noisy ,a little understaffed that night.

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Diney
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

the service was not the best...there were 2 bigger parties there so we were not that well attended too.
the fliet mignon was sub par...
the appetizers were good but very big ...the server should have told us to order only one.
the wine was meh.
i'd go back because it is close to home...but it wasn't there best night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food

AM
vipAMY56
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed and loved Liola. My guests were very happy and they also enjoyed the Italian style.

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TylerM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Worst meal I’ve ever had. Food was terrible, service was even worse. Will never go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible! Service was horrible...waited forever for a waiter and over 30 min for a check!!! Very unprofessional!

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vipbobbobla
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is, in my opinion, the best restaurant/bistro in the area. There are several red sauce joint in Whitestone and Bayside, but none have a veal ossobucco like Liola. It is not as noisy as places on Bell Blvd and the room is prettier than all of them. Great value for the price, just use the valet. Parking can be tough.

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Rivera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time we'd ever been here. We won a Liola Gift Card for $50 dollars at a Charity Event and we decided to go for our Anniversary. Lovely restaurant ~ excellent service and wonderful food! The Chef treated us to his own homemade Limoncello and again treated us to a surprise Chocolate Layer Cake for our Anniversary. Our Server / Bartender made my Manhattan perfectly and as requested. All the portions are quite generous ~ Crab cakes, Buratta plate with figs, prosciutto & caponata, Stuffed Pork Chop and the special of the day Osso Bucco ~ everything was excellent. Not inexpensive - Manhattan prices - but worth it. $163.00 not including tip - primarily because of the Osso Bucco at $45.00. For a luxurious night out - we will definitely eat here again and intend to recommend it to friends.

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vipCherylB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an early New Year’s eve dinner and it was lovely, the food was tasty prepared really well! however the service was a bit inattentive and distracted. Could be the waiter was having a rough night. Overall very pretty place delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business lunch at Liola because it was convenient from Long Island and Rockland. Pleasantly surprised. Everything was great.

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience2

they had a huge private party which is very nuce but they should have closed the restaurant as waited to ve seated and 20 min to get water and then the waiter ca.evfcto ask what we wanted withoutvgiving us a menu irvtelli gbnbus sodcials ie even asking about cocktail or appetizers.thet were understandably overwhelmed. it was our mistake not to have left.

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vipBobbyJay
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very nice people. Good food, good service. The only thing missing is music. There was no background music, very unusual for a restaurant.

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vipPatricia1949
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

marvelous service, exquisite cuisine..a memorable dinner felt like we were back in italy..thank you!

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ToddO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now eaten at Liola twice and had an amazing time both times. Service was excellent and very accommodating, the food was delicious, and the overall ambiance was romantic and warm. Love this restaurant and plan to come back many times more.

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markl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Went for a special occasion in a. Not very special restaurant. It was empty!!! That says it all.

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SS33
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is gem! Everything from the decor, the ambiance, the food and service that is unmatched. The menu had some unique items and the specials had a great selection. One of the best Italian rest as we've been to! It's our new favorite!

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vipDANNYS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Chef Angelo is extremely talented. Liola is also tastefully appointed. I highly recommended Liola.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. Very warm feel about the place. The entertainer set the tone for a very romantic evening.

DB
vipDBMNYC
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We had a very nice evening at Liola. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Branzino, Calamari, Arugula Salad all very good. Fish was done just right. The pasta special with pesto, scallops, and shrimp was good, but not up to the level of the rest of the meal. The pasta itself was homemade and done perfectly. A very delicious slice of cheesecake with a candle for a birthday. They should think about sone sound-absorbing surfaces. As the room began to fill, it got quite noisy.

JA
JANNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Liola. Mohammed our waiter is the best. Food is fresh and wonderfully prepared

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vipDIYGRL
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food - we went for Sunday brunch and had the entire restaurant to ourselves!

JA
JANNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends came in from Plainview and we decided to go here for lunch. Everything was fantastic. From our waiter Mohammad to the delicious and well presented food. Will be returning very soon🌈

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CarolM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always delighted with our meal at Liola. Travel from Wilton Connecticut to visit with family and friends over delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The service is superb and portions are plentiful.

FAQs

Liola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 767-1110.

Liola is rated 4.3 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.