Its a strong 4 stars. We were a party of 6 and all were well pleased. A little noisy but it was a Saturday evening
I went on a Friday night. Had the asparagus salad to start (absolutely love it). The fish special was red snapper sauteed in a white wine sauce served with mixed vegetables. I'm not usually too big on fish, but I love the red snapper and get it whenever it's a special. For dessert tiramisu and espresso. Maruzzella is my go-to neighborhood restaurant for many occasions. Any friends or family I've taken there have loved it. As far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong if you want good Italian food.
Neighborhood gem. Low key and comfortable with unobtrusive service. Food is well prepared and simply presented. This is the place to go when you simply want a comfortable place to go with familiar comfort food with nothing trendy or over the stop. Reasonably priced considering the quality of the experience.
This restaurant canceled my reservation without my consent. When we arrived for our set time we were told we did not have a reservation. They said I had called to cancel but I had not! The manager and three service staff told me I was out of luck. The crazy part is that there were at least ten free tables. The staff was rude and I will never go back. We ended up having dinner and at best I would rate it average. To top off the night, we were rushed out the door. A terrible experience!
Lovely neighborhood place. Good traditional Italian
Nice atmosphere. Food was good for price but portions we had not so big (stuffed mushrooms, fish and linguine w seafood). Good service.
A definite go-to in the neighborhood but worth coming to from further away. Excellent Italian good, prepared well, and nicely served. Attentive staff without being cloying. We've not had a bad meal there. I wouldn't call the setting romantic but it's also not the intensely loud crowd one block west on 2nd Ave.
With well prepared comforting Italian cuisine, I am a big fan of Maruzzella.
We weren’t sure what to expect but noting that the Resturant has been open for 30 years gave us a feeling of comfort trying it. We were so pleasantly surprised. A great local spot that made us feel like regulars the moment we arrived. The service was attentive but not overbearing. We weren’t rushed and the food was on point. The grilled calamari over mixed greens was superb and the chicken with sausage and mushrooms had that rustic home cooked feel. The owner was so friendly and gave us the feeling he was truly happy we ventured in from Staten Island. We will definitely re-visit soon and share this little upper east side secret with all our friends!!!
This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is consistently fabulous, the service is number one, the prices are in keeping with the area and the quality of the food. We love it and go there often.
Great food consistently and outstanding service every time
Great neighborhood place. I went for an early New Year's Eve dinner. The food was delicious. Had the asparagus salad and the lamb chops. The salad is always good and the lamb chops were cooked exactly as ordered and very tender. The service was as usual excellent. The restaurant was crowded and the noise level was fine; I would have expected it to be louder as it was NYE. Maruzzella is my go to place for Italian food. I've never had a bad experience.
Great, good food. Good service
Over-priced for the quality of food. However the service was excellent.
The food is consistently excellent and I've never had a problem with the service. I marked it as quiet but we were there at an off time; usually the noise factor is moderate. This is a great neighborhood place and I use it as my go to restaurant for birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations, as well as just for a good dinner.
We picked this restaurant based on its location and reviews. Because I am disabled, I called ahead to be sure that the restaurant was accessible, and I spoke to a very kind gentleman who assured me that they would do all they could to assist me. We were actually welcomed into the restaurant by several people who made sure that I could access the entrance, which in fact was no problem. The menu was huge and varied, which is great since the members of my party all have different tastes. The food was delicious and the servers were quite attentive and friendly. The owner himself came over to introduce himself and to tell me that he was the one who spoke with me when I called about access. All in all it was a delightful evening and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.
Good food and service. Great neighborhood go to.
Maruzzella is one of those neighborhood gems that should exist forever. We have never had anything but a very good dinner there, or a great delivery when we’re being lazy. I would recommend going there to enjoy the experience. Good food, good atmosphere. Worth many repeat visits.
Fantastic as always ❤️
Great everyday and special occasion dining, always a warm welcome and wonderful food
I enjoyed the variety in the menu and the many selections that were not pasta, although that was great too!
Introducing friends to my favourite restaurant, always great food and service
Outstanding neighbourhood restaurant, always a warm welcome and great food!
Brilliant in every way! Fantastic food, great ambiance and wonderful service - Thank you for another great evening
Excellent food from homemade pastas, salads, veal, chicken, and seafood along with expert service. Casual space, but warm. The shrimp with broccoli rabe in spicy marinara sauce is the best I’ve ever had and there are a large number of shrimp. Very filling.
Have been coming here for 12 years now. Always a great meal!
Food was not good
Love this place. Consistently good food.
Felt like we were in Italy. Loved it. Every dish amazing.. service amazing.. owner super friendly. Would definitely go back. many times!
Everything was delicious! We had pasta, seafood, fried calamari, key lime pie.
ALWAYS DELICIOUS!!!! A favorite of ours for many years!
1 Great neighborhood restaurant. Food is always delicious. We enjoy a nice welcome from the owner.
Always a fantastic choice. Varied menu and lots of excellent daily specials. Particularly enjoy the pasta with pesto, veal piccata and all the fish options. Owner is wonderful and makes sure the staff are on point. In turn, the restaurant has a very devoted following, and we count ourselves among.
We’ve been going to Maruzzella for many years and it is one of our favorite restaurants. Nick, the owner, is gracious and welcoming, the service always great, and best of all, the food is outstanding. Everything we’ve ever tried is delicious with unique flavors we’ve never experienced at other Italians.
The place is a quiet and ambient Italian eatery but unfortunately the seafood plate we ordered was a bit bland and cost an arm and a leg.. Still, the staff is very nice and always attentive to your needs. It's just the value that could use a little bit improvement.
Food is always good and consistent.
Staff is friendly accommodating with good service
Great service and food! I went with a group of girlfriends and it was a perfect spot to hear one another over a delicious meal.
Excellent Meal, Professional Servers, came from jersey will definitely come back!! Thank you Nicolo!!
Brilliant evening made to feel like a local great place