Maiella - LIC

4.6
1872 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 1872 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it -food and service were terrific. Loved atmosphere and music play list

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DwightM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Was ok. I mentioned that it was my wife's birthday and nothing special happened from the staff or the restaurant. Not worth booking for special events.

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IrmaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible! The food was very delicious and plentiful! We ordered three things from the menu each and a dessert and all was perfect. The service was very fast, the ambience was beautiful and calm enough for a conversation, the music and noise level was not too loud, and there were plenty of spots for pictures! Our favorite cup of wine was the moscato d’asti, which paired incredibly with all the seafood we had. Honestly, an incredible experience overall and we can’t wait to go again.

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vipJenn
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. We booked this as a celebration of my mother’s 60th birthday and everything was perfect. I called the team prior and they had champagne ready for her on arrival and a bottle of wine their sommelier helped me choose. The entire team made my mother feel like an extra special VIP and I could not be more thankful. And yes, she loved her meal. Highly recommend the octopus starter, burrata and duck entree. And the carbonara!! You can’t go wrong with anything you choose at Maiella.

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DiegoC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the place but they have changed the Chef & Menu since when we started going. They used to have this amazing Risotto di Mare and a Tartufo Pasta they made in a Parmegian Wheel in front of you that were absolutely amazing. They also use to have great pizzas. Sizes are surprisingly small now and the quality is not what it used to be unfortunately. It still offers a good experience, but just not as good as it used to be.

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vipIMat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We have been to Maiela many times. The food was always good and the staff went out of their way to make your meal special. Unfortunately , this was not the case this time. The staff were uninterested and on the verge of being rude . The food was uninspired and came to the table luke warm. This was a birthday dinner and it had the warmth of a meal in a cafeteria.

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vipAbcd1234
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Maiella regularly and we are always extremely happy with our experience! Service is always excellent and food / cocktails are consistently delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner & food!

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vipThomasB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a good time but probably wasn't the best NYE I had ..

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NanaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious and the servers are kind. We felt rushed yesterday which was slightly disappointing. It may have been due to the holiday but we did pay a hefty price for the meal and wanted to enjoy it without feeling like we were on the clock. That was probably an outlier. I would still recommend this restaurant to others.

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DianeY
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years!

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Marc
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Would not recommend coming here for New Year’s Eve. Small portions and extremely expensive - totally not worth the price. For any other time, I would recommend if you are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Food service and ambiance. Upscale

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AbrahamB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, ambiance was overall exquisite. Our waiter was more than helpful with our order and recommended an alcoholic beverage that just divine.
Would go again soon!

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Lolo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was undoubtedly amazing. They keep a good eye on you with all the details. Prompt as well.
All the food was delicious but I would add that the pasta dishes were amazing. Nice ambiance, well decorated, very clean and very cozy in a classier level. Great!!!

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vipAngelaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I know it was Christmas but this was our third time here and the service is always mediocre, food and drinks are overpriced for their tastes and it always feels like all of the staff are doing you a favor. We live across the street and while the restaurant is absolutely beautiful with such great potential, we are done “giving them another shot”.

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Spence
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Everything was great quality, great service, but the food wasn't anything special. Wish it has more creativity and flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

small portions however you get treated as a VIP so all depends on what you desire

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KieleH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The service was very slow, but the food was excellent and the ambience perfect. They kept turning the music up and we kept having to ask them to turn it down so we could hear each other.

It’s a little overpriced, but I was delicious

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MaryN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed each of their meals. Portions were a little on the small side. They gave you exact amount of pieces of focaccia, but would have enjoyed more bread with our dishes. Service was excellent. Waiters and waitresses were attentive and on top of everything. They even gave me a slice of cake for my birthday which was also delicious! Their food really is very very good. The holiday decor is beautiful. This is my third time coming to Maiella's and enjoyed my meal every time. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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TBAH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch and as soon as we got in the door, we were given a warm, friendly greeting. Our waitress Pooja was amazing! She was knowledgeable of the menu and offered wonderful suggestions. The holiday ambiance, great service, and tasty Italian dishes was a delightful dining experience.

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Rich
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Goodbye to an old friend. We took family to Maiella this Saturday evening because we had always liked the food, service and ambiance. This time we were seated below a speaker which generated incredibly loud "music" and we couldn't hear each other talk. Repeated requests to tone down the music had little effect. Oh, and as our waiter told us, new kitchen, new menu, new management, new who-knows-what else all resulted in a place that we won't go back to again.

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DominiqueS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Good was mediocre at best. The pasta however was very good. Not happy that everything came out cold. 4 pieces of bread were served for a table of 7 people. It’s a far reach from the high quality restaurant it used to be.

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ShaynaG
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant in LIC. Nice ambiance and decorated nicely for the holidays. Expect to spend $30 per plate and $15 per cocktail. Great place for a date night.

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MarcosP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

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vipNice2eatinNYCsometimes
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an elegant and well-run restaurant with delicious food, accommodating to personal diet needs while staying innovative and beautifully plated. COVID screening at the door and appropriate respect for social distancing and hygiene are so appreciated.

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vipMarH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a family gathering! Delicious food and beautiful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
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 on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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Shin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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
16 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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vipHighlyrecommend
New York Area
9 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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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 1872 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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