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Liola

4.4
4.4
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Fine authentic Italian dining with a touch of Sicilian culture. Liola is a Italian play by Luigi Pirandello, which takes place in 19th century Sicily.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 767-1110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Alaimo

  • Catering

    Catering Trays can be made to order for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Dining Room avaiable for any event.

  • Neighborhood

    Whitestone

  • Cross street

    Cross Island Pkwy

  • Parking details

    Street Parking with Valet on weekends.

  • Public transit

    Q76 bus stop by the front door.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is tasty. Service is great. I love the fact that you're not rushed when eating.
  2. DS

    DeniseS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was very nice. The service was attentive. The food that we ate was delicious but we were disappointed that the menu on line was completely different than the restaurant. The online menu was larger, more affordable and more casual. We spent double what we thought we would but the food was great. The wine was also much more expensive than other similar restaurants and limited affordable choices by the bottle. We drank the house wine by the glass but would have preferred more reasonable bottle choices. I would recommend it but for more special occasion due to the price not just casual dinner out with the girls.
  3. JR

    JessicaR

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was horrible and the food just as bad. We left no tip and do not plan to return.
  4. AM

    AngelaM

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I love and enjoy Liola. Food is exquisite. Atmosphere perfect. Service exceptional.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The reason I gave Liola 4 stars was because it was difficult to communicate with him. He recited the specials incorrectly and couldn't really explain them which was annoying. He was a very nice guy though as was everyone else. The food was very good and dessert was delicious! Since it was early, there were very few people in the restaurant so we were able to get a great table next to the fireplace! All in all I would go back but read the menu first so I can figure out what to order!!!!
  6. CC

    CarmenC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food is amazing, but service is a bit slow. I also was incorrectly charged
  7. R

    Rima

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Indeed a gem in queens e cells to service very calming atmosphere and wonderful food
  8. RD

    RickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time visiting this Queens gem. Celebrating my Mothers 87th birthday, we were a party of 9. Food and service was fabulous. Sophisticated but easy to enjoy menu, our group loved the Gnocchi, Skirt Steak, Shrmp and clam ravioli, Branzino and a succulent breadcrumb encrusted chicken. This HAS to be one of the finest restaurants in Queens and as good as anything in the other boroughs. Can’t wait to go back.
  9. ML

    MrLeigh

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. Very attentive and gracious staff. Very nice bar area...
  10. m

    mikes

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had a coupon which had no restrictions on it but the owner insisted it was not good for Froday even though he honored it he was lecturing us he is full of himself and the food was nothing special
  11. MF

    MoFood

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  12. S

    Sandyf

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My neighborhood fave! Great food, delightful folks.
  13. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service always wonderful and staff makes you feel right at home!!
  14. G

    Good2go

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a nice dinner. Round table 6 people
  15. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been to many Italian restaurants in Queens. But Liola is by far the best in food, service, atmosphere, and value. We were very happy with our dinner and look forward to making our regular Italian spot.
  16. CC

    CarmenC

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommendations were on point. I especially like the fact that no matter which waiter of staff member is near your table, they will fill up your glass of water, clear the table of any soiled dishes, ask if you want anything else etc. They are an amazing team. Even if I didn't have a certificate, I would still go back to Liola. Thumbs up Liola
  17. JB

    JoannaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow. Waiters did not speak well or clearly. Food was fine, but kids said brick oven pizza tasted like regular pizza. Baked clams were not as expected. And food took a long time to come out. Coffee came out way before dessert which was only tartufo and thank god I tasted before my son who has peanut allergies bc there was peanuts in the middle? So weird waiter could not communicate properly when asked about this, would never go back
  18. RC

    RalphC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    fabulous food, not noisy ,a little understaffed that night.
  19. D

    Diney

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    the service was not the best...there were 2 bigger parties there so we were not that well attended too. the fliet mignon was sub par... the appetizers were good but very big ...the server should have told us to order only one. the wine was meh. i'd go back because it is close to home...but it wasn't there best night
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and great food
  21. AM

    AMY56

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed and loved Liola. My guests were very happy and they also enjoyed the Italian style.
  22. TM

    TylerM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Worst meal I’ve ever had. Food was terrible, service was even worse. Will never go back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Horrible! Service was horrible...waited forever for a waiter and over 30 min for a check!!! Very unprofessional!
  24. b

    bobbobla

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is, in my opinion, the best restaurant/bistro in the area. There are several red sauce joint in Whitestone and Bayside, but none have a veal ossobucco like Liola. It is not as noisy as places on Bell Blvd and the room is prettier than all of them. Great value for the price, just use the valet. Parking can be tough.
  25. R

    Rivera

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time we'd ever been here. We won a Liola Gift Card for $50 dollars at a Charity Event and we decided to go for our Anniversary. Lovely restaurant ~ excellent service and wonderful food! The Chef treated us to his own homemade Limoncello and again treated us to a surprise Chocolate Layer Cake for our Anniversary. Our Server / Bartender made my Manhattan perfectly and as requested. All the portions are quite generous ~ Crab cakes, Buratta plate with figs, prosciutto & caponata, Stuffed Pork Chop and the special of the day Osso Bucco ~ everything was excellent. Not inexpensive - Manhattan prices - but worth it. $163.00 not including tip - primarily because of the Osso Bucco at $45.00. For a luxurious night out - we will definitely eat here again and intend to recommend it to friends.
  26. CB

    CherylB

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We had an early New Year’s eve dinner and it was lovely, the food was tasty prepared really well! however the service was a bit inattentive and distracted. Could be the waiter was having a rough night. Overall very pretty place delicious food!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a business lunch at Liola because it was convenient from Long Island and Rockland. Pleasantly surprised. Everything was great.
  28. P

    Patricia1949

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    they had a huge private party which is very nuce but they should have closed the restaurant as waited to ve seated and 20 min to get water and then the waiter ca.evfcto ask what we wanted withoutvgiving us a menu irvtelli gbnbus sodcials ie even asking about cocktail or appetizers.thet were understandably overwhelmed. it was our mistake not to have left.
  29. BJ

    BobbyJay

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very nice people. Good food, good service. The only thing missing is music. There was no background music, very unusual for a restaurant.
  30. P

    Patricia1949

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    marvelous service, exquisite cuisine..a memorable dinner felt like we were back in italy..thank you!
  31. TO

    ToddO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have now eaten at Liola twice and had an amazing time both times. Service was excellent and very accommodating, the food was delicious, and the overall ambiance was romantic and warm. Love this restaurant and plan to come back many times more.
  32. m

    markl

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Went for a special occasion in a. Not very special restaurant. It was empty!!! That says it all.
  33. SS

    SS33

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is gem! Everything from the decor, the ambiance, the food and service that is unmatched. The menu had some unique items and the specials had a great selection. One of the best Italian rest as we've been to! It's our new favorite!
  34. DA

    DANNYS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Chef Angelo is extremely talented. Liola is also tastefully appointed. I highly recommended Liola.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent. Very warm feel about the place. The entertainer set the tone for a very romantic evening.
  36. DB

    DBMNYC

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    We had a very nice evening at Liola. The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Branzino, Calamari, Arugula Salad all very good. Fish was done just right. The pasta special with pesto, scallops, and shrimp was good, but not up to the level of the rest of the meal. The pasta itself was homemade and done perfectly. A very delicious slice of cheesecake with a candle for a birthday. They should think about sone sound-absorbing surfaces. As the room began to fill, it got quite noisy.
  37. JA

    JANNYC

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Liola. Mohammed our waiter is the best. Food is fresh and wonderfully prepared
  38. DI

    DIYGRL

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food - we went for Sunday brunch and had the entire restaurant to ourselves!
  39. JA

    JANNYC

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends came in from Plainview and we decided to go here for lunch. Everything was fantastic. From our waiter Mohammad to the delicious and well presented food. Will be returning very soon🌈
  40. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are always delighted with our meal at Liola. Travel from Wilton Connecticut to visit with family and friends over delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. The service is superb and portions are plentiful.

FAQs

Liola offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 767-1110.

Liola is rated 4.4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cross Island Pkwy

  • Neighborhood

    Whitestone

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch & Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking with Valet on weekends.

  • Public transit

    Q76 bus stop by the front door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Angelo Alaimo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 767-1110

  • Catering

    Catering Trays can be made to order for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Dining Room avaiable for any event.

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