Maiella - LIC

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant located in the picturesque waterfront section of Long Island City, serves authentic Italian dishes with a modern flare and the freshest ingredients. Maiella sits at the base of the iconic Pepsi sign in Gantry State Park, and features spectacular city views. Designed by a leading New York City Architecture firm, Bluarch, the rustic space features seating for up to 180 guests inside and almost 100 guests in the outdoor terrace. The terrace faces Manhattan and Gantry State Park with views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the 80 foot tall Pepsi Sign. Inquire about our private dining rooms as well as larger parties.

NEW YEARS EVE 2019
Celebrate the New Year in style at Maiella. Call to inquire about our special night that includes a top of the line four course menu, an unbeatable view of the city skyline, a premium open bar, a live DJ, and a midnight champagne toast.
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Show that special someone you care this year with Valentine's dinner at Maiella. 4:00 - 11:30 pm. We will be offering a 3-course $75 pre fixe menu, available to view on our website.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love Maiella! Prices say special occasion but my love for the ambiance says monthly visit. Love that the staff is so friendly and that my 7 year old has favorited this place for the past three years - with no side eye.

P
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, and view coupled with my great family.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a beautiful Resturant with seasonal decorations to fit the mood. Tucked right between the waterfront allows for great scenery while dining. My meal did come out a little cold while my partners food came out hot, perhaps waiting to serve them together but would have appreciated if my meal was served hot. Nonetheless it tasted amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was fantastic. No complaints whatsoever. Our server Paul and later Alex (When his shift ended) was fantastic. Great recommendations and very attentive. - Thank you!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful and romantic place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Paul was the best! The duck & lamb were amazing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time and food was great. Was not disappointed at all.

OT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific little jewel in booming Long Island City.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the epitome of a special night out. From service, to good quality, to overall experience. Expect something special for any special occasion!! Love their attention to detail and the ambiance is just perfect!

OT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Surprisingly trendy, however the food was not up to the standards of many other Italian restaurants. Also, valet was shockingly 10$. LIC parking is not expensive...

RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe with a nice sophisticated crowd. We were attended quickly and we were given great service.
The food was fresh and very good. Ive been here a couple times and I plan on going back

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply love this place. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. It's right on the water and so romantic. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’m still sick as I write this review. It wasn’t from the food because the food was outstanding. The food was delicious. My wife and I are both sick with a bad cold and cough because on that Cold winter day, they were pumping ice cold air conditioning directly over our heads. When we realized how cold it was, it was too late. Today’s the third day of trying to get over my cold.

CG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I booked an early dinner (4pm) on New Years Eve. It was our first time dining here and we found experience to be exceptional from the moment we walked in and were greeted at the door to the moment the valet returned our car. We were the first ones to arrive for the early dinner… But it made the experience even more lovely and we were really able to absorb the beauty around us. We were seated in the back next to the window and were able to enjoy the view as the sun set and the city lights begin to glow. Our server was extremely professional and very friendly and did an amazing job making sure everything was great for us. I ordered the grilled shrimp with butter not squash and my fiancé ordered the beef carpaccio to start. Both were so delicious! For our main course, I ordered the branzino and he ordered the pistachio crusted lamb chop. The portions were surprisingly very generous for each course that we ordered. We were very stuffed by the end of our meal but we decided to share a tiramisu for dessert. We noticed the place started to fill up midway through dinner but the noise level was not that bad. There was no need to raise our voice to hear one another and the dim lighting really set the mood. The decoration hanging off the ceiling gave it a very romantic vibe. We ended up taking half our meal to go which was great because it was a sort of take two on dinner. I loved how relaxed the whole vibe of the restaurant is. Although relaxed, all the servers walking around were very professional and keeping an eye out on each table they had. We decided that we definitely want to come back on a regular evening as we had such a beautiful experience here. I definitely recommend that you come to this restaurant and experience all Maiella has to offer! Five stars.

BA
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, great restaurant to celebrate the holidays. Felt very festive!

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service from start to finish. Friendly staff from hostess to waiter to busboy. Food was amazing. I had the branzino and it melted in my mouth. Will return soon!

ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, beautiful view of manhattan, amazing ambiance, 10/10 recommend! Must get Maiella pasta table side.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing time as we celebrated her 28th birthday. The environment was elegant yet cozy that allowed for a personal one on one experience. The food and the service was exceptional.

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy the ambiance, beautiful high ceiling. The food is very good, attentive personnel.

CF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Christmas Eve dinner. They had a prefix menu for that evening. The selections were great and the portions were ample. I personally chose the fettuccine which they prepared tableside! It was delicious ! The service was impeccable. Our waiter was extremely attentive. The restaurant was decorated beautifully and softly lit. The manager even came over to make sure everything was going well. Everyone in my party loved what the ordered. Such a beautiful restaurant with great ambience I think will be making this our Christmas Eve tradition.

A
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our party had the Christmas Eve prix-fixe dinner, and it was wonderful. We were very glad we chose Maiella.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unreal

E
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always great and very professional as always!! We just love this place!! Service is amazing and food is outstanding! Anthony and Vinny are the best. Can’t wait to go back

DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at brunch was ok, not the best. Maella dish was great, but eggs Benedict were mediocre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Wife’s Birthday

E
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meredith Is our waitress and she was a sweet as ever wished us a happy anniversary at the light the food was amazing as always can’t wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service is fantastic.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service, even though this was the 2nd time I visited this place, they managed to do even better from near perfect last time. Somebody give our waitress a medal - she even managed to pronounce my weird surname correctly. The lamb chops were delicious, and the gluten free pizza for my partner was just perfect . Will come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

j
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outrageously good. Incredible. The noise level was very high. Also, the wait to park our car was really not acceptable. 18 minutes. And the place is beautifully decorated. All in all a wonderful experience.

H
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We got there and within five minutes the waitress started pushing us to order. We sent her away and then she came back in another five minutes and we said that is enough we are not ready yet!! She got upset and she left then they sent back another waiter that was a Little calmer. The dinner went much better after that!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at Maiella. Enjoyed the Maiella cocktail! We had the linguine all’ aragosta and the short ribs. Both very good meals. Finished with a soufflé which was delicious and our waiter accommodated us with ice cream on top and extra bread for our meals. Overall great night out and the holiday decorations are gorgeous!! I would come here for the decorations alone.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often, and they are always courteous and accommodating. I changed my reservation last minute from 4 to 9 ppl and they were very understanding even tho it was a holiday weekend and they were busy. We had a great table, great service. The food was delicious and they’ve done a wonderful job with the festive decorations! We’ll be back soon!

l
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing remarkable about the food. $10 for valet parking, on top of inflated prices, is gilding the lily.

D
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Bar staff is great.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Manager Vinnie is beyond 5 stars. Vinnie makes you feel special and is very caring regarding what you order, what he recommends. Bravo to Vinnie and staff.
Food is good . On my next visit i will try the pasta as the fresh pasta that i had was excellent.
Yes, i would recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food !

SL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

A
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went here on Sunday for my sister's 60th Birthday celebration, our reservation was for 4:30pm we arrived a little early and had drinks at the bar. I had a Manhattan, my sister had one of the specialty cocktails, both were well executed and delicious. The manager was very attentive and offered our table early if we wanted it. For appetizers we shared a brick oven Margherita pizza, the Pulpo, and the lamb shank pappardelle pasta. All were very good. For the entrees, we ordered salmon, whole branzino, pork ossobuco and duck. All were enjoyed and paired well with their sides. We had a bottle of red wine, they were out of the one I chose but their recommendation was excellent. For dessert, we each had the dessert cocktail that was made with espresso, the name escapes me now. We shared 2 orders of the flourless chocolate cake. Since it was a birthday celebration, they gave us a slice of meringue cake that was to die for! The total bill for 5 people included tax and tip was slightly under $500. I should mention the service was superb and we never felt rushed. Afterwards you must take photos out back under the Pepsi sign and capture the NYC skyline at night.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food never disappoints!!!

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