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Maria Pia

4.2
2402 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Although many restaurants in the theater district bill themselves as trattorias, few achieve the authentic feel and taste of Maria Pia. This charming Italian eatery boasts comfortable indoor seating for 80, a sun-dappled, 20-seat, rear outdoor garden, and a genial mood that makes the menu that much more savory. The three-course prix fixe menus offer dishes slick enough for savvy palates that still taste as if they were cooked up by mama Maria herself.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,;Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 765-6463
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Luciano
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
9th Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2402 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 20 hours ago

Service questionable

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delphined 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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friends (Orlando)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Nothing wrong but no wow factor. Beef salad was good but spaghetti vongol had two much garlic and muscles tasted strong.

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Eric (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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DanR (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had lunch here on a Saturday and Monday of Presidents' Day weekend. The ambiance is very intimate, warm & welcoming

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SSqwrr (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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JerryS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I enjoyed and meal and service. The location was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I love Maria Pia food is outstanding service very attentive ask for mike make you look like king

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Terry (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service

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DandM (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Group of us went before Wicked.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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vipWellTraveledDiner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It was crowded and noisy...and the food was OK... but not exceptional

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Barbk (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a nice experience. The staff was friendly and very accommodating

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Roman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Italian pasta menu and the food was delicious.

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BF123 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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Angie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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wingnut7 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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HtotheK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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tri318 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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!!

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DaveL (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been to Maria Pia many times before a Broadway Show. It consistently delivers and is much better than the many "Restaurant Row" places. The food is always good and the service is very attentive. The PreFixe menu is a good option but ordering ala carte is also a great value, if you want to share an appetizer or dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the ambiance for date night. Food was excellent and service is good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellant food, good service, nice wine list,
Tables a litte cramped

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Anguyen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Best Italian ever!

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and service before a show!

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