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.
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at the restaurant and each time our meal was as good, if not better than the last. Also, the service is impeccable and ambiance is perfect for dining either with friends or for a small party. We love it.

I
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The valet parking needs to be addressed. Wasn’t prepared to from a lot since they have (and charge) for valet. The service however is hospitable but not professional. Service is spotty.
The food is delicious, the ambiance is amazing and we love being there.
overall, none of this would deter me from coming back but would recommend with these caveats.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time but definitely not the last! Take the chef's recommendations and specials of the day and treat yourself to some table side pasta, you will not be disappointed.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess, to the busser, to the server to the manager, each were present and extremely friendly. Very catering. Food was amazing.

VB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, great place

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

It was amazing! Trust me you will love it!!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Valentines

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EN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was cold and not as usual, it seems like the Valentines Day event caused the food quality and timing to be off...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent...and the food was delicious 👌🏾👌🏾

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I go here at least once a month. It’s one of our favorite Italian restaurants in all of NYC, and one of the best we’ve been to outside of Italy.

The staff is wonderful.

The food is excellent.

All around perfect dining experience.

AB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day prefix menu was def weird. But service was awesome

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food and ambiance of Maiella. Service was great!

LR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Came here for my anniversary dinner and it was the perfect night. The food was amazing and I can't wait to come back!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!
Staff are pleasant, friendly and attentive.
Food is delicious with a good presentation.
Great ambiance. The Chef comes by each table to make sure everyone is satisfied and enjoying their meals.

e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Maiella, was very pleasant I highly recommend, service and dinner was on point food was great

M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Servers were pleasant and attentive. Small portions for the $$ but food was very good. Noise level was absurd; impossible to have a conversation with dinner guests.

ZH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave Italian spot!

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that there are so many gluten-free options!

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always a lovely experience. Food was lovely. Service great and the place was buzzing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple amazing!!!!! Can not wait to go back !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny our waiter was amazing and entertaining. He was very informative in helping us make a decision on what to eat.

AM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the ambience and service.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food - meh! Upscale Italian but I have had better at family run pizzerias/restaurants! The seafood with fregola - the clams and muscles were so small they were hardly worth threw Orkney take them from the shell. Seafood was definitely not fresh. Dessert was good, appetizers so so. Very noisy dining room. Service was good!

O
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor, great food, and nice views of the skyline. I highly recommend for a night out if you enjoy Italian food!

SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We did restaurant week and it was delicious. However our server seemed to give us less attention and brought us the check twice without asking when we intended to order more drinks. It seemed he made that decision when we said we would do restaurant week. I've eaten here before and the food seemed much better this time.

NC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had an amazing experience. It was great to experience the venue during Restaurant Week. The menu was well selected and delicious. The seasonal cocktails were on point and well tasting. All the appetizers and desserts were great and my fish entree was exactly what I was in the mood for: something fulfilling, light and flavorful.

The server and manager were very attentive and friendly. Overall all my friends and I had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be back! Thanks, Vinny!

c
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool restaurant with great views of NYC and Amazing bartender - Elias. He made us the Cuban drink - if you like spicy, go for it. So delicious with fresh ingredients. The service at the restaurant is great and the food is really good. We had their special cheese wheel pasta as an appetizer, and while it was yummy, I felt it was pretty rich. We ordered two as appetizers for group of 4 and I think 1 would have sufficed given the richness of the dish. lobster pasta very good and so was the chicken dish. The manager was so kind and offered us desserts on the house for having to move our table over to accommodate a large party. I recommend the chocolate molten cake!

CA
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Loved the duck breast entree and beef carpaccio appetizer. Vibrant atmosphere with great music playing.

KD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved the glutenfree options, especially the glutenfree bread.

K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful venue! They have a great outdoor patio that would be great for dining al fresco! Went for restaurant week and the selections were okay, not as good as last time. Due to food restrictions I was forced to get the gnocci truffle, which was great! but wouldn't normally get such a high carb dish for dinner. We will be back for a second try!

KH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, and kind wait staff. Highly recommend-also gorgeous views of Manhattan!

BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My husband and I each got ravioli, and they were incredibly bland so we regretted our orders. I also wasn't overly impressed with the rest of the meal. The ambiance and service were great, so if I go back it will be for that, probably for happy hour this time.

BG
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

VB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A love this restaurant, the food, the staff, the ambiance, everything is fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, but the service made my wife’s birthday unforgettable. Thanks again and see you soon

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and ambiance! I have been here several times and it never disappoints.

BA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner took me to Maiella for my birthday, which happened to be during restaurant week. The staff were all pleasant and accommodating. We were a bit early but our table was made available fairly quickly. Wait staff made their presence known and explained our options. To the restaurant’s credit, we were given the restaurant week menu without having to ask for it. We both enjoyed our meals immensely: no smaller portions to reflect the menu we chose. And the bill was very reasonable. Delightful.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service , food was great. Well worth it for a date night or special occasion

P
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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