Levante

4.8
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118 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Levante is a casual-cool, pizza-centric Italian restaurant and bar located two blocks from historic Court Square, a neighborhood that has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, and continues to change day by day. Levante offers artisanal products in an environment that is vibrant, sociable, and dynamic.

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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
174 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Levante and the food quality and service have not dropped at all during Covid. We sat out back of the restaurant (they also have outdoor dining on the street in front and some indoor dining). Sasha was our waiter and he was professional and courteous. He helped us choose our menu items and they were exactly what we were after. The food, oh my, is amazing! We don't live nearby, but when we're in town, we will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , will definitely come back again !

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vipElisaC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date dinner or a friends get-together! Lovely environment

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vipJane
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Horrible set up out back - not social distanced tables. I complained and was told it was because it was raining and trying to accommodate more tables under the tent. Good for revenue - not for public health! They did move us out front which was fine but we had to request being moved (despite having a reservation). The hostess ended up serving us and she was fantastic. Manager had a major attitude. Food was average. I wouldn't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful backyard and excellent service, cocktails and food.

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CONSTANCET
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Highly recommend the back patio for outdoor dining, the pizza is out of control.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were truly impressed by the outdoor space! We arrived right before the sunset and left late being able to enjoy both scenes. The Levante pizza was delicious, the mix of cheeses and truffle complimented very well. We finished the night with pistachio gelato. The server was attentive and sweet!

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vipdianefe
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is the perfect neighborhood spot. Great food at a great value in great setting. Food is a cut above your typical Italian restaurant. Ingredients seem fresher and lighter. And the bar is terrific.

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AndrewZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly hostess, friendly waitstaff, absolutely excellent pizza. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for service is because our empty plates hung around for a while and the restaurant was not busy by any means. Minor inconvenience, but an otherwise excellent meal. The pizza really wowed, honestly.

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vipladywholunches
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food and drinks were good. Chairs are uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the service . Will be back !

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vipLaraP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizza is great and apps were decent. Cute outdoor space and easy to converse as it’s quiet and pleasant.

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Yindy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing (everyone but one was wearing a mask at all times although other patrons weren’t wearing them before and after meals which was annoying). Food and drinks were really good although some felt maybe a tad too expensive for what it was. Outdoor patio was really nice and would definitely recommend a visit!

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vipKellyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Levante is a local gem with excellent food and cocktails. My husband and I love to come here and are so glad to see they are open for outdoor seating. We sat at a table in the backyard patio and it was a really lovely ambiance and the food was delicious as always. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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masonjones
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fun outside experience, top notch food

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service. I felt like it was a very safe place to go for my first outdoor dining experience since covid. Lovely little back patio, super quiet, tables spaced apart... will definitely be back.

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alecg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The garden area was very nice and the staff did a great job making us feel comfortable. The food was good, but we were there for brunch and only had eggs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place is apparently closed due to a fire that happens a while ago. When we got there it looked like an abandoned building. This was very disappointing as we planning to have dinner to celebrate a special occasion but instead wasted time and ended up going home. Very, very disappointing! I don’t understand why the place still appears as available to book reservations on open table app!? It should be taken down until they are back in business. This was a terrible experience.

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vipGaspare
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always excellent and reliable for their food and service. The owner is very attentive and so is the staff. It’s honesty the only place we dine at when we’re visiting LIC. Everything about this place is authentic Italian. Even the staff!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a nice business meal!

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RSNYC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service. Egg Benedict were tasty. The piazzetta was huge and delicious and well done Bloody Marys

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JoeP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was on point.

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vipJPZM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, brunch at Levante was great. The mac and cheese is out of this world, so are the donuts!

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vipcraignyc
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time trying Levante, it was very solid. We ordered a bunch of items and I don't think there was anything that was bad. The pizzas were really good, we got one with burrata and prosciutto and since it was truffle season we got shaved truffles on top for $20 which was reasonable. We had 2 pastas and and a beef shank for the 4 of us and it was plenty after a few appetizers and pizza for dinner. The manager came over when we asked for some recommendations with ordering a bottle of wine and he picked a great bottle. We will definitely go back again. I save outstanding on the star chart for truly one of a kind meals, this was excellent but didn't meet that threshold.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and great service! Will plan to go back!

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vipphilv
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent the manager was world-class . We were in town for business and we stumbled on this small unique restaurant that is a gem. I will travel back into the area just to eat there again. The pizza was incredible but the main dishes were my favorite I had a seabass dish that was one the best I have ever had. The portions were just right if you are looking for quality, not quantity this is the place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Always so good.

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RobertG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!! We will be back, what a wonderfull restaurant

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vipNeighborhoodgem
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good experience and the pizza is exceptionally good! We always get Levante pizza- the best!

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DaveO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would recommend Levante if you were local to the LIC area versus traveling any distance to get there. The food quality was average and portion size rather small for a grown man. I had the rigatoni with the meat sauce. The noodles were cooked to perfection (which are typically over-cooked) and the pork rib meat was done perfectly. Otherwise the sauce was below average with a burnt taste to it. The service and staff overall were pleasant, professional and efficient. The atmosphere is great with the repurposed property which was casual yet upscale.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hey, this place is out of business or under renovation but didn’t care to tell anyone. You owe me $16 for a god damn Uber ride!

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MariaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

AMAZING food as always! Rigatoni is spectacular and the Alessia pizza, there are no words.We always leave more than satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent gluten free options. Had the duck ragu over gluten free pasta and a crisp Gavi wine. Enjoyed it so much I came back the next night with a friend and had it all over again!!
Ate at the bar and patio and enjoyed the ambience and the historical architecture.
Great neighborhood place and perfect for out of town hotel guests.

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vipStuka123
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Returning from Milano this place was not what expected even when the menu and reviews were good
Upon arrival they offered to seat in the back patio The chairs and tables there are not for a restaurant We decided to wait for another table The hostess was really nice We ordered sparkling water upon seating We got tap water with gas They do not have any mineral water Gross We had to request the bread since they forgot It is a delicious salted focaccia We had first the Capricciosa Pizza that came with all the toppings cold and the mozzarella in whole pieces It was not melted Gross We had the Rigatoni with three meats that were delicious and the chitarra that were box spaghetti with a bland tomato sauce The pasta was overcooked We got a pasticcio The desserts where really good The Campari Spritz was ok small glasses for what you get in Italy and even in other Italian restaurants in NY Briefly Will not return They keep opening Italian restaurants that have nothing to do with the Italian Fair and I keep skipping them

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would absolutely come back again. Food was excellent — the pizzas and pastas are exquisite. The service was wonderful and our waiter was very kind and solicitous. Will definitely be back.

MM
vipMrsMarron
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work in the area and I had relatives in town from California. I rarely ever sit down in a restaurant to eat lunch by myself but I pass this place often and it looks so cute. We had a lovely meal on the back deck under the awning. One person in our party was vegan and she had a pasta dish. The children had pizza and my cousin and I had salads which were delicious. I highly recommend the place. I will definitely eat there again with coworkers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really good and portions are well sized, not too big and not too small. The staff are super friendly. We have been there several times and always enjoy the experience. The atmosphere, while a bit tight, does not feel bunched up. We were able to have an enjoyable conversation among the three of us.

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vipNicholasO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best pizza and service in LIC, Nick and his team are top class and make every meal worth it!

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SineadO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Sascia was our server and he was very good. Food was good, The hostess was a little fussy, as the place was empty as in not one person sitting at a table when we arrived and she made it seem like our stroller was going to be a massive inconvenience.

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MariaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is impeccable, not a single complaint or criticism.

FAQs

Levante is rated 4.8 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Levante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.levantelic.com.

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.