Maiella - LIC

4.6
1752 Reviews
$50 and over
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1752 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeYonkers
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and staff. This place is great for an engagement dinner. Highly recommend it.

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gingy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful tea stair ant by the water
The food was sensational I have not been here since before COVID and everything felt the same in a goood way
Friendly service I loved that the manager came over to each table to see how we were doing
I will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were top-notch. I've dined here on numerous occasions and always had wonderful experiences.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party!

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vipNataliaG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Music was too loud to have easy conversation

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MelE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance and great overall experience.

MS
vipMariaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service! We will be back very soon!

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vipDGFood
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, great service, peaceful setting- what more could you want?

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Ida1
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Highly recommend an order of TAGLIATELLE TARTUFO :) Or two.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The prices have unreasonably increased, while the portion size has decreased. Very disappointing.

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Alesandro
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Lovely outdoor four top. Bit spendier than you would think for non-Manhattan, but its a big, chic Italian bistro and food is tasty

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SeniaM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prices have really increased since I was here about 2 years ago. The food portions have decreased. Also menu seems ALOT smaller. Not as many options like before.

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MarceloD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my anniversary. They were very attentive and took care of the little details that made for a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We have eaten at Maiella’s several times, unfortunately the food quality is getting worse and worse.
This time, every single dish that the six of us ordered was salty.
Staff promotes the pork chop that is fair at best.

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HughN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to dine outside but the weather very muggy. The staff moved inside to the air conditioning. That made the experience quite delightful. The food was prepared very well and was has great taste. Definitely will return.

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vipVCAT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very much enjoyed the dining experience. Everyone was wonderfully courteous and professional. Food was great. A little pricey but well worth the money spent.

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RaffaeleP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere with amazing view

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AceK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Manhattan!

Patient and accommodating wait service, given my late date.

Food is superb!

I’d like to come back again!

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Zurb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a terrific experience. Great food and the staff was the best. Can’t recommend Maiella enough

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vipEstelle
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As Always everything was wonderful both Anthony and Vinny were terrific.. food was delicious. This place is a favorite of ours can’t wait to go back

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ValentinaM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have superb Italian cuisine and enjoy a special day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal (as always) at Maiella. The food, ambiance, and service was impeccable. Can’t wait to come back again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable. We are definitely coming back here again!

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vipKerriO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Maiella for my friend’s birthday. All three of us agreed it was one of the best meals we have ever had! The service was outstanding (even before we mentioned a birthday) and the food was outstanding. The manager sent us a drink and dessert on the house, which was an unexpected and awesome surprise. The restaurant is beautiful. We will be back!

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vipYoshiT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are very attentive to us, and the servers were very professional. Perfect for business meal, too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miguel was great!

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GerardN
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Will be back very soon. Definitely want to return at night to sit outside

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MelaniaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was good the only thing was that I made reservation to dine outside and it wasn’t available. It was a big disappointment I had been wanting to dine in the outside seating, there for my anniversary for a while.

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HH22
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maiella never disappoints! Everything was phenomenal- the service, the food, the ambiance. I had the Gnudi special- it was fantastic for a summer dinner. Perfect place for a romantic dinner or a night out with the family.

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JessicaR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful, romantic, great service, great food

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had to ask for bread four times, slow service and they pressure to order main and appetizer all at once.

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vipNYMAMA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service are great but it's too noisy with loud music like nightclubs. We could not have conversation comfortably and talked each other loudly.
If you are looking for a quiet and romantic ambience with nice BGM, this restaurant is not recommendable.

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vipQueensNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening to celebrate our daughters’ graduation.

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JR21
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice spot for a date, had the rigotoni with pork sausage great dish. The oysters werent cold enough nor pleasant. Drinks were great. 6 out of 10

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Withmysoulmate
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The staff was helpful; my wife’s food came out cold and had to be sent back; my cocktail seemed to be missing ingredients and looked like a small pour

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vipNewYorkaise
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server was clearly more interested in the larger tables ordering tasting menus and several bottles of wine, than my three top. Food arrived late, cold, and they didn’t even offer us fresh pepper/Parmesan. We had to flag a waiter down and ask for it. The view was nice, but totally not worth it. Never going there again.

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vipCeanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

tasty pasta and nice outdoor seating area to enjoy LIC views

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AnnaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but sadly not anymore. We would drive over an hour just to go to Maiella. Food has become mediocre, small portions and overpriced. Their signature pasta dish is not even on the menu anymore. Seems like they changed chefs a little over a year ago and it just hasn’t been the same.

MC
vipMariaC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was good, beautiful restaurant and service was great. Portions are way too small for price they are charging.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maiella - LIC using the Order Online button. Maiella - LIC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 606-1770.

Maiella - LIC is rated 4.6 stars by 1752 OpenTable diners.

Maiella - LIC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/maiella/giftcards.

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.

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