Maiella - LIC

4.6
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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 2018
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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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food !

SL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food.

D
New York Area
64 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
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff very helpful and polite.

m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The food needs significant improvement. I got the Risotto for $28. In the menu it said it has “truffles” but when I got the dish the waiter told me that it is “truffle oil”. It was misleading at best. Then when I tasted the food, I didn’t taste any truffle. It was truly disappointing. The sad thing is I live in the apartment right next to the restaurant and I know I won’t be going there anymore.

h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

No Chivas regal at the bar. NO DUCK available which is on the menu , as a regular dish , not a special . ( 7:15 pm reservation). Stale bread , no oil or butter given. Barren table. ONE FULL HOUR between appetizers and main course!!

TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service on point!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Horrible service! Waiter was incredibly rude and intrusive. Food was OK but overpriced. I will not be coming back here!

HF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyable evening - branzino was one of the best I ever ate

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, reservation on time, service fantastic. I didn’t like that it was very loud, not so much of a romantic place, too loud, it’s a sophisticated place.

AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. The food was also very good. Would definitely come back!

OT
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails, great service.
Took a client partner out. Noise level was energetic yet appropriate to hold a conversation.
Pasta sauce made at the table was an experience we can also talk about at our next business get together.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service are A+ at this LIC waterfront joint, highlights were having pasta made fresh at the table and the meringue cake - if you go here and don't get the meringue cake, you will regret it forever.

PV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating anniversary with family

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we were a little late for our reservation but it wasn’t a big deal, the food was excellent everyone (5) of us loved what we ordered from the drinks, appetizer and main course, our dessert is just simple creme brûlée and they gave complimentary cake for my daughter’s birthday service is good, all in all it was a good experience except a little pricey but I think that’s the running price for that kind of place

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical and delicious!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience

Small pours on alcoholic beverages

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

En el restaurante todo perfecto! Problemas al llegar por los valet quienes trabajan hasta las 2145, pero justo en la esquina hay parqueadero público

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Bad service and terrible food

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant to any food lovers, by far the most amazing meals i've ever had. The service is incredible as well, I will absolutely be returning for future events or dates.

WS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start at the bar with extraordinary signature cocktails...

Then your exceptional dinner follows !
The best restaurant in Long Island City, and top ten in NYC.
Must have Bucatini "Cacio e Pepe" con Bottarga - Tableside.
Ask for Karen to serve for amazing service.
Can't wait to go back.

Love Will & Phyl of Whitestone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic !

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it, it was beautiful and I would love to go back

j
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner eating outside. the noise level was much more amenable to quiet conversations there on a lovely fall evening. Inside definitely more energetic. Food excellent and having the wonderful valet service made it easy to get to. We will definitely return with plans to stroll along the river overlooking the restaurant.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was unreal from the second I walked in, to the service from the waitress. The best of everything. Never had an experience in any restaurant that came close to this. The Pizza was incredible. The steak was superbly prepared. Just a tremendously enjoyable evening. Would recommend this establishment to anyone.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best Italian restaurants we've been to outside of Italy. Beautiful view from the patio, excellent food, wait staff are very efficient. No complaints, it's a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended, we will be back for sure.

RB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service & View

SA
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had the Sea Bass and the lamb dishes. Both were very flavorful and well-prepared.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Nice place food was okay service was okay

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with service, food, drinks and ambiance being top-notch. Loved!

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place. It was a warm day so we were able to sit outside which is less noisy. Food was great and location is perfect. You can walk along the East River before or after dinner.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff did not miss a beat, we were so happy with the service. The food was excellent and we had extras to take home. Thank you!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside pasta is unreal!

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S
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Recommend with reservations. Setting -- we were outside -- is lovely, menu extensive and service a little overdone but fine. Food is ok -- but for price should be better. Inside got very noisy.

VV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were awfully disappointed. This has been probably our fifth time visiting this restaurant. We usually have a great time and love to come back but unfortunately I believe this will be our last time at this restaurant. First and foremost our reservation notes clearly stated that we were celebrating our anniversary and no acknowledgement whatsoever. Secondly, the pasta dish was ice cold. We wanted to say something to our waiter but couldn't do so because he was never around. We were filling up our own wine glasses, the lag between the appetizers and main courses was tedious. Lastly, we had to wait about 20 min for someone to ask us if we wanted dessert. We were utterly disappointed with our experience given the great times we usually had when dining there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is my 3rd time going to Maiella, and they never fail to amaze me. I’ve been to all kinds of restaurants in the city, and this place is by far my favorite. Nowhere else do I find the food to be truly delicious. Service was great and the place is stunning. Very good value for the quality of the food. Went to celebrate my sisters birthday and she loved it. She was visiting the city from Miami and also said that the food was truly outstanding, and better than any other place she’s been to in Manhattan. The restaurant even had a complimentary piece of cake for her and sung happy birthday without me having to arrange it (all I did was indicate that it was for a birthday when making the reservation online). Kudos to Maiella, they hit it out of the park!

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

Maiella is our absolute favorite place to eat and celebrate any occasion big or small!

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