Maiella - LIC

4.6
1363 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We will be offering a three course dinner menu all day for $65 per person. For children we will offer a $25 menu with pasta, pizza and chicken finger options. Please feel free to visit our website to view the menu and to find more availability. Thank you

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

We will be offering a three course dinner menu all day for $65 per person. For children we will offer a $25 menu with pasta, pizza and chicken finger options. Please feel free to visit our website to view the menu and to find more availability. Thank you

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1363 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place where you can bring family, friends or business meeting. They treat you really good and food is amazing. Great experience overall, will come back soon!

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SS
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance and view. Excellent service. Not too noisy early on a Sunday evening.

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E
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Service was terrific as always. Anthony was so wonderful, they knew it was my friends birthday and just treated us like royalty We love Maiella Can’t wait to go back

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, wonderful staff. Can’t lose.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at Maiella! The food is innovative and delicious!

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t
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is purely a tourist trap. When I called to confirm the reservation they told me if I go early I can get a window seat and when I arrived there they said that window seat is not available and the restaurant had only 3 tables occupied.
The food was terrible and way too cheesy. Everything was very salty including grilled octopus salad.
I am extremely disappointed and was embarrassed to take my guests there.

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E
New York Area
224 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true Italian gem right on the water with magnificent food and service. The combination charcuterie and formaggio board was the perfect combination and starter for this mediterranean dining experience. The pasta was fresh and cooked perfectly as well as the salmon. I can only imagine that the rest of the menu was equally as delicious. Bon appetit!!

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AT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FANTASTIC service and delicious food in a gorgeous ambiance.

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really good time and the food was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best of the Best !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service ! And the food was amazing !

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were excellent. Jean Paul our host was extremely pleasant and helpful
WE WILL RETURN!!!!!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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TJ
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is amazing. Location, view, food, wine, staff. Just an outstanding place to dine with friends and family. Sunday’s are one of my favorites with my family. I take clients form Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island there all the time and always impressed. A gem!

Management makes you feel like your business matters which is rare these days! Staff too!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love this restaurant. Great food. Really great food! Lovely vibrant but not too rowdy atmosphere. We enjoyed our time there.

The only issue on this occasion was service. Our server was friendly, very engaging, informative and helpful. Couldn’t ask for more on that score. HOWEVER his use of profanity was inappropriate and pretty much every other word! I found it rather uncomfortable at times and VERY unprofessional. Had I been having dinner with my parents or my husband instead of girlfriends they would have been certainly offended and would have complained! The management just needs to watch things like this. The restaurant is too high end to have servers who use profanity when talking with customers no matter how friendly and engaging everyone is!

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MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and great atmosphere

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d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Sunday brunch. We tried the waffles, the eggs Benedict, the "eggs in purgatory"...all were great. Service was exceptional, valet parking is available at a small fee. Nice feel to the restaurant as well. We will go back and give dinner a try!

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D
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and will be coming back. Dined at the bar with couple of friends. The service and food were excellent. Great looking restaurant and bar scene.

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AN
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maiella never disappoints whether for drinks at the bar, date night with my husband or Birthday celebration with friends. The attention to detail is always there and the food is exceptional!

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NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only negative experience was that the restaurant's manager was slightly abrupt and rude when we asked for a table for 4 adults and 1 child. When I made the reservation it was for 3 adults and 1 child.
The cuisine, the ambiance, the view and our server were very nice.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for all occasions!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Love the atmosphere. Extremely friendly staff. The food tastes amazing. I can’t complain on anything. I was very impressed with the service provided. The price was a high but you can not put a price on quality food and service. Their drinks were great, you can’t say they watered down the drinks because it was strong. Will definitely visit this place again. Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch for our 30th wedding anniversary with our party of 10 people. Table was perfect and the food and service were great. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Below average Italian food in an above average ambiance and service environment. If you’re looking for really good Italian food this is not your place. But if you don’t care about the quality of food and just want a great view with mediocre plates, go for it.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I made a reservation for 9:45, I wasn't seated until close to 10:30. The Calamari and eggplant parm were good, however the papardelle pasta and was a bit undercooked and very chewy. The salmon lacked some flavor to it. The waiter was polite and friendly,

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is impeccable!
The food is phenomenal!

I had the honor of taking my family for 2 separate special occasions & both times, the Chef greeted our table & the manager took pics of our family!

Look forward to celebrating my birthday there in July! 😃

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TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I went for dinner for the first time and first I expected it to be in a higher floor because in the website looks like it but it did not disappointed me at all. The ambiance of the restaurant was great, you can still hear your conversations without yelling. The food was amazing. Very attentive staff. Yes, is pricey but worth it. The only thing was that at the end of my meal I felt a little rush out. Maybe it was not the intention of the staff. Thank you for a beautiful and delicious evening

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The hostess wanted me to wait and the had forgot that I was waiting (so i waited for around 15 mins even though i had the reservation). The food was too salty but other than those two, ambiance and service were all good

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RA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love going to Maiella because of the decor and location. The food was average but very satisfying. The service seems to be not as good as remembered it to be. Some areas of the restaurant are very loud and crowded. If you ask to be moved, they are very nice and accommodating. Another great thing about Maiella is that you never feel rushed. The three of us dined for almost three hours and never felt as if we were being rushed. I just wish that they would reserve a special section of the restaurant for large groups. We had a group of 16 to the left of us and a group of 10 to our right. Needless to say it was quite loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place was as beautiful as it looks on the website. There’s no fabrication there! It was dimly lit with window walls and a view. I celebrated my anniversary with my partner and he and I found it to be very intimate and appetizing. We ordered the truffle fettuccini which is prepared in a cheese wheel right in front of you, the lamb meatballs, me the chicken parmigiana and he the sea bass special. We topped it off with two bacca punches and dessert (I can’t remember their names but both were delicious). In sum, we had an excellent time! My only critiques would be that I found the service to be a little rushed from the orders to how quickly dishes and menus were taken off the table. The chicken parm also tasted a little over-cooked, but I enjoyed the sauce and cheese a lot. Next time I visit, I’ll order a bolder choice. Maybe the steak! Thanks, Maiella!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so was the nervous ! We will Deff be back

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DG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 4th or 5th time at Maiella and somehow the experience was as good if not better than the first time. The food was amazing as always. Our server, I feel bad because I forget his name, but he was amazing. He was personable and funny and made the experience even more enjoyable. I tell everyone I know about this restaurant. Will be back soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Maiella with family from London and some friends. Food was awesome! Service is excellent and waiters were just great.
The only thing I would have liked is to be seated by a window so my London family would have seen great views. But that was not to be. We were seated in the inside room.
Still, love the place and definitely go there again.

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BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is average and over priced. I’ve eaten at much better restaurants and paid half the price. Not worth it.

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LZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We waited long time to be seated. But the food is great

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B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place near the water in LIC. Classy, with excellent service and a great view of the river.

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