Maiella - LIC

4.6
1846 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.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1846 people are saying
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vipMarH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a family gathering! Delicious food and beautiful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a one of a kind experience. My guest and I really enjoyed everything and everyone.

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Sonia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent time. The food was amazing! Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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Shin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time having an anniversary dinner here. Cocktails are very good and consistent.They changed chefs since our last visit so some original staples were not available (giant cheese wheel pasta) but was still delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I come here every once a month. Yesterday, I came with my friends to celebrate my best friend birthday. The service was worst. Server was rude, maybe he had a bad day. I asked him about the promotion I got being a regular customer, he said he doesn’t want to do it. Very unprofessional. He charged us extra for 1 meal which is the worst. I don’t think I will be able to come here anymore with my friends or family.

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PaulV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were private parties going on.
The wonderful hostess set us up in a corner of the bar area away from the noise. THANK YOU.
The food was some of the best tasting food the four us have eaten in a long time.
The sommelier could not have been better. His explanations were right on as was his service.
The waitress was a pleasure.
YES, it is pricey, but worth every penny, in both service and food.
YES, THEY CHECK FOR VACCINATIONS.

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MassimoM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in everything… uno dei migliori ristoranti italiani a New York!!! Outstanding

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AlexB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great drinks great wine list. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and beautiful night

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vipUESInhabiter
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Expensive, but very nice ambiance and great service. Salad and pasta were very good - pizza was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What can I say- everything was perfect! Food was beyond delicious! Maiella never disappoints .

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vipTaraL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food but small portions and so expensive. Great ambiance and service.

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Highlyrecommend
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was the perfect host. He knew the menu and even let me order off the menu. We had shrimp, burrata salad and oysters. We also had the branzino, pasta with clams and an off the menu cacio et pepe. All of it was a french kiss.

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BreeannaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience. I celebrated my birthday and I cannot complain about anything. My party was late and we were still accommodated. Such a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Truffle pasta didnt taste enough truffle

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vipKirkR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, food was delicious!

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viplisai
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, great food pasta and drinks was amazing I would definitely come back!

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Kelliejellie
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Everyone in my group of 4 liked their meals. The truffle pasta was delicious!

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vipBbirdseven7
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food,good service,lovely ambience.

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WilliamW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, and though a bit pricey, was definitely worth the cost. Everything was rich in flavor and delicious

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!!! Homemade pasta was cooked perfectly! Octopus was spot on and Brussels sprouts were perfectly seasoned! Thanks for making our night out special!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday ! The food was delicious especially the mushrooms and the pasta. We loved the Branzino as well.

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NormaJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Pooja was awesome, we have been going to this restaurant for years now, the food has never been so good , The tagliatelle mushroom pasta and the duck was out of this world.Good service from pooja and incredible food from the chef .Music, lighting ambiance was great .Best restaurant in queens .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the food was amazing. Beautiful space and highly recommended!

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RubyEve
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really great. I enjoyed celebrating my birthday dinner.

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday lunch with my newborn son. Was able to sit off in a corner and the changing facilities were great. Also food/service was awesome.

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DanF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Maiella for about 5 years now. However we have not been there since pre-pandemic.
After a wonderful appetizer of a roasted Butternut squash salad and as we started in on a mushroom truffle pasta, my lovely companion looked at me and said she had forgotten how good the food really is there. Everything was literally "wow " worthy. The flavors the chef is able to create are just unbelievable. That coupled with a beautiful restaurant and wonderful staff makes an evening here truly memorable.

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vipFred
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great pasta dishes

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Bullfrog
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For the first time I need to complain about the food a bit. I ordered the Chicken Marsala and the mushrooms were like rubber....overcooked and tough. The service was exceptional as usual, but the ambiance left a little to be desired. We were seated next to a very loud table that made our dining experience a bit strained. Probably should have asked to be moved (and I did see that one group near us did ask to be moved...don't know if it was for the same reason). And I probably should have said something to the managers who were very good about asking how things were...but I was just surprised and a little put off by the food and the atmosphere. I'm sure next time will be back to normal.

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ZeeshanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the drinks and great service.
Parking just hard in the area but there’s garages

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. The waiter was attentive. We didn’t feel rushed at all eating our meals. Overall it was a great experience. I’d come back to dine in here.

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vipLubaP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First off not what it use to be. Girl at front rude. Manager super nice. The space is beautiful as always. However, staff not wearing masks including cooks behind pizza counter. Service just okay. Prices are ridiculous and food mediocre.

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vipNikitas11
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that needs to be added to the Michelin Star List. Mr. Vinny Bizati ( General Manager) his Captains, and Executive Chef, will definitely make this restaurant a Michelin Star in the near future. Will continue coming here with my family. Once again thank you all for an amazing experience.

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PeteC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and beautiful dinning area.

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vipBrueklen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. From the manager Anthony and the wait was spectacular. Made my day extra special, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely birthday dining experience. Menu has changed but food and service still outstanding. Our faves were the mushroom ravioli and the sea bass, pricey but delish!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come back here. Food and drinks were great. Excellent service and the place is absolutely beautiful.

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FrankV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome the service was on point but the was abite prices overall good

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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 1846 OpenTable diners.

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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