I love Love this place best food ever
Great experience. Good variety on menu.
I’ve been dining at Maria Pia for over 10 years. This time was my last. The noise level was deafening. The service was excellent but the food left much to be desired. The fried calamari was rubbery, the tomato sauce tasted as if it were from a jar, and the rest of the entrees were bland. There are far too many great restaurants in NYC to visit where one can enjoy a truly excellent meal.
The food was brilliant. Beautifully prepared. And the service was excellent.
Very good service; except for a couple of minor clinches! Had to ask for water & for bread...bread was delicious! Waiter did not provide prices for specials, but because it was difficult to hear the waiter list the specials; not his voice; but the noise level...we may not have been able to hear him anyway . Someone assisting our waiter brought out our entrees, but we hadn’t received our appetizer yet! Mentioned to waiter & sense we already had one of the entree specials in front of us; we decided to forego the appetizer portion of meal. They did give us a complimentary glass of wine for the error.
Our dessert was good; but kind of mixed review. Creme Brûlée was excellent, but Tiramisu was just average. It was a busy time; after theater matinee time & then coinciding with pre theater dining. Lovely atmosphere anyway and would return again, but perhaps try a less busy time to better enjoy the ambiance and not have to shout to be heard. Overall; would recommend this very quaint restaurant with excellent food.
We sat down ordered drinks, told the wait staff what we wanted. Before I could even take a sip of my wine our food was there. Obviously this food was cooked and sitting there in the kitchen, and it tasted like it. I had the veal piccata, which was very unappealing with a grey like sauce on top. The meat was tough. My granddaughter had the spaghetti which was also cooked ahead of time and was very mushy, def not al dented which is how she wanted it. Very disappointing since friends recommended this place to us.
Went before play. Excellent location. Excellent food and service is outstanding.
My boyfriend and I loved the food at Maria Pia! The service was SO fast. We never had to wait for someone to refill our waters. We loved all the options on the menu and all the specials sounded delicious, though we didn’t order any of them.
Loved this place!
Maria Pia is always dependable for its excellent Italian cuisine and friendly, attentive, courteous service... It’s been one of my favorite spots for many years...
Everything was outstanding, from the moment the host greeted us to the moment we walked out, drinks and food were excellent as well as our server, Adan I think was his name, his attention to detail was impressive considering how busy the restaurant was. Needless to say we plan to come back and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Maria Pia!
We were looking for a restaurant near New World Stages for a pre-theater dinner and decided to try Maria Pia. The place was packed which was a very good sign. The food and service was superb. We all ordered the 3 course $26.95 menu (some dishes were +$5) and every dish was delicious. The tiramisu was mouthwatering, so creamy and light. Our waiter was very friendly, refilled our water without asking, and didn’t rush us out the door. In fact we sat for well over 2 hours which is unusual for pre-theater dining. I would definitely come again and highly recommend Maria Pia!
Ravioli Zucca omg best I ever have
The restaurant was fine and close to our theater. It was popular and filled at the dinner hour. It had a nice ambiance. The pre fix theater menu was appealing and enticing to try. Overall the experience was pleasant and i would go again.
Very disappointed, 11 years ago when living here I used to come often. The pasta were just very salty. And we had to struggle to get 2 different bills with my colleague.
Nothing wrong but no wow factor. Beef salad was good but spaghetti vongol had two much garlic and muscles tasted strong.
Best place ever Maria Pia
Food was ok. Spouse had chicken and rigatoni - chicken was somewhat tough. I had what I thought was osso bucco from the menu was served a special that was 33% more expensive. Description on menu matched what I was served. Meat was stringy.
Not crowded so noise was very low.
Wait staff not well versed on wines. Did not know difference of unoaked or oaked chardonnay. Tried to bluff their way around the question - I read the bottle labels to chose the wine.
Hadn't been to Maria Pia for a while, so decided to go there after seeing Wicked. Food was excellent, service was very good, and meals were very reasonably priced. Glad the quality was the same as I remembered. We had the rigatoni alla butera and the rigatoni pollo pazzo - both were delicious. We will definitely return when in the city for theater.
We had lunch here on a Saturday and Monday of Presidents' Day weekend. The ambiance is very intimate, warm & welcoming
Terrible service. We were celebrating two birthdays and they kept circling our table like vultures. Then when we told them we were celebrating they brought us a tiramisu and charged us $9 for it when I literally spit it out it was so bad. The entire time they just stared at us
I enjoyed and meal and service. The location was excellent.
I love Maria Pia food is outstanding service very attentive ask for mike make you look like king
Our party of four from Louisiana had dined at wonderful restaurants the three previous evenings and this, our last dinner while in NY, was arguably the best! The linguine with clams was exactly the taste one of us was hoping for, while my penne puttanesca was more than I had hoped for. Our waiter seemed to read our minds as he attened our needs almost before we could summon him.
I wish I could dine there tonight; but, I’m now in Louisiana!
The only small complaint, and not a large one, was a lack of varieties of whiskey for cocktails requiring better ones than what was on hand. My wife’s Cosmopolitan was satisfactory and my glass of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was delicious! It was a fine dining experience!
We had a nice time out to dinner. The food was tasty and the service was very quick. The only complaint is that it almost felt as if we were being rushed out with how quickly we were being served.
Great food and service
Overall, a very nice meal for the price. Both of us were a bit disappointed in our entrees after enjoying very nice appetizers (I highly recommend the octopus). My cod could have been cooked a little longer; the polenta was kind of runny, and not the way I usually eat it. My partner felt the veal picatta was rather bland. Perhaps we'll try again, and sample some of the other entrees.
Group of us went before Wicked.
Have been coming here for years. The food only gets better. Prices are reasonable. The service could be a little better, but not bad. Typical theater district service.
It was crowded and noisy...and the food was OK... but not exceptional
Very disappointed in the Calamari. It was so rubbery, had to even chew. Entrees were good but portions for price were small. Nice atmosphere, smiling friendly host but waiter didn't smile once and seemed very unhappy all night
It was a nice experience. The staff was friendly and very accommodating
Great Italian pasta menu and the food was delicious.
The food and waitstaff were very good. However, the hostess was rude. We had a 5:15 reservation and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. She sat us next to the kitchen and was annoyed when I asked to be moved.
Food and service as excellent! Went there before seeing a broadway show. I am a vegan and they were very helpful to my needs. There were 5 of us and we all left very happy
Have dined there many times, convenient to all Broadway shows, Nice ambiance, good service, food is excellent. We had Calamari and Wafer thin Fried Zucchini Combo. it was done to perfection. and I love the Panna cotta desert (homemade Italian Custard) The Price fix Skirt Steak was like butter. Maria Pia is one of my favorites when I do the theater scene.
They kindly honored our reservation even though we were stuck in traffic and called to say we would be a few minutes late. The pre-fix menu looked great (but we ordered a la carte - because we didn't want dessert).
This is a great location to Broadway shows and we have visited several times for pre-theater. Wicked is a block away.
My husband and I chose to eat at Maria Pia's prior to heading to Broadway. We chose the restaurant based on reviews and it did not disappoint. The food was really good and we were well taken care of. It was very busy at the time we were there, but the management and the staff were on top of it and made you feel very welcome. We will go again.
What a lovely experience. On a very, very busy Saturday night, pre-theater, our waiter was as fast moving, pleasant, and efficient as anyone would have wanted. The food was excellent and the service fantastic. This was my second visit and I am ready for a third!!