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.
Great service , will definitely come back again !
Great place for a date dinner or a friends get-together! Lovely environment
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.
Beautiful backyard and excellent service, cocktails and food.
I love this place! Highly recommend the back patio for outdoor dining, the pizza is out of control.
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!
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.
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.
Food and drinks were good. Chairs are uncomfortable.
I love the food and the service . Will be back !
Pizza is great and apps were decent. Cute outdoor space and easy to converse as it’s quiet and pleasant.
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!
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.
Great restaurant, fun outside experience, top notch food
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Great spot for a nice business meal!
Friendly service. Egg Benedict were tasty. The piazzetta was huge and delicious and well done Bloody Marys
Food was excellent and service was on point.
As always, brunch at Levante was great. The mac and cheese is out of this world, so are the donuts!
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.
Great meal and great service! Will plan to go back!
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
Delicious! Always so good.
Everything was perfect!!! We will be back, what a wonderfull restaurant
It’s always a good experience and the pizza is exceptionally good! We always get Levante pizza- the best!
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.
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!
AMAZING food as always! Rigatoni is spectacular and the Alessia pizza, there are no words.We always leave more than satisfied.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This is the best pizza and service in LIC, Nick and his team are top class and make every meal worth it!
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.
Everything is impeccable, not a single complaint or criticism.
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.