Levante

4.7
170 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Levante is a casual-cool, pizza-centric Italian restaurant and bar located two blocks from historic Court Square, a neighborhood that has undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, and continues to change day by day. Levante offers artisanal products in an environment that is vibrant, sociable, and dynamic.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 170 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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mgxplyr
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing pizza. Drinks are a bit overpriced for the area, but great. Decent bar ambiance, great for a date night.

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ValB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, amazing!

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good pizza and my favorite place to eat in LIC. A little pricey, but I think worth it.

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ErinA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, love the food and drink selection.

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KyleP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything was pretty good! The only thing I was concerned about is the sea urchin tasted.... old.... not fresh at all... If they're going to offer this on the menu, each shipment shouldn't be kept longer than a few days.

If you're just coming here for pizza and drinks... Levante is an absolute 5/5.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family meal

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Dalton
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant! NIce ambiance and the outdoor dining is a vibe. The service was great, our server answered all our questions and made some good recommendations. The drinks were also really good! Great place for a date or a nice dinner/drinks with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulously delicious meal, perfect wine choice, excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

I been to this restaurant before and had a amazing experience. So I was very happy to return. But this time around I must say and I don’t say this often. I felt very profiled when it came to my server. He took a very long time to take our order. Had an unenthusiastic demeanor towards me, my wife and my father in law. I was watching his behavior towards other tables and he was very cheerful, laughing and give them more Energy. I even overheard him give away free food to the next table. Now I don’t want free food I am just saying his demeanor wasn’t very welcoming. As we gotten our food he didn’t even ask if everything oh okay or check our table. They started to clean before we was even finish with our food. He came back to ask if we want dessert and we said no. But didn’t ask if we wanted more drinks. Which I was ready to get another bottle of wine. I work in the restaurant industry for over 15 years and i never experience some thing like this. Even tho his service was horrible I still tipped him very well knowing how the hourly rate for servers are. Also the food was amazing so I wasn’t going to hold the chefs that put in hard work accountable for my experience. As a fellow chef and restaurant veteran I was very appalled about the experience I had

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The go-to neighborhood spot, never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza experience this year

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Rxgp74
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great pizza and pasta and wine. Fish special though was not good at all, very dry overcooked and no flavor. Stick with the Italian dishes.

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GerardH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My first experience at Levante was very good. My date and I enjoyed the cuisine and the service was great. For those who love pizza, you cannot go wrong here. The place is a nice gem in Long Island City and good for a date.

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vipTonyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pizza party anywhere

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Dalton
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and quaint restaurant. The ambience is very relaxing and the food is amazing. Service was great, the drinks and food came out quickly. Great times were had by all.

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ToulaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great Pizza service is great would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We love this restaurant but yesterday was not their day! The fish and chicken were very dry!

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IanZ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. Very happy with drinks selection. Excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It got hot indoor for awhile but other than that it was ok.

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vipKuldeep
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very sweet and accommodating for our group of 15. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Pizza and drinks where great, pasta was a bit underwhelming though.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best hidden gems in LIC. Excellent food, excellent cocktails and top tier service. Amazing place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

I have always been very excited about Levante up until this recent experience. We were told there was no walk in so we booked a reservation online to which the hostess was surprised showed availability. (The entire restaurant with the exception of the bar was literally empty n there was plenty of reservations showing availability). We were given a time constraint of 1.5 hours which is fine so we sat outside. Upon sitting it seems everyone was in a rush to get us out n when we asked the hostess for drink recs she just seemed like she was not in a pleasant mood n was not very helpful. We ordered two pizza and it literally came in less then 2 mins we know because we hadn’t even gotten all our drinks yet. The pizza was 100% room temp n tho good it was clearly a pizza already made which was upsetting. They also had limited options for pastas n when we asked about this one pasta she stated it shouldn’t even be on the menu…. Anywhos the bill too came fast n like it just a awful experience from being rushed to leave. I am confused on why us alone (ages 21-30) received this treatment when there was two other tables who received excellent service from what we could hear. Very dissatisfied which is a shame since we have been so many times ….

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KROD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really solid spot. Their pizzas have gotten a lot better since they first opened and I love all their cocktails featuring amaro. Service is very prompt and speedy. Really solid spot that feels upscale but not so upscale that you have to get super dressed up.

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JoeM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed meatballs & ravioli. Excellent dry martini.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and inventive. Service was great.

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IgorA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for date night or just amazing italian cuisine experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We missed our Uber because they couldn’t process our money quickly enough. We asked if they could process our card instead of the cash since it was giving them issues for some reason but they wouldn’t. So we waited and waited and missed our Uber while waiting for someone to figure out what had happened. A place like this, which is on the higher end, should operate seamlessly when it comes to something as simple as processing a bill.

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vipHappyhousewife
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

It was doomed from the start. When I checked in the hostess said they only had outdoor dining available and it was close to 90 degrees out. I had a reservation and didn’t request outdoor dining. She had an attitude and wasn’t the least bit apologetic about it. She offered us to sit at the bar which wasn’t acceptable as we were dining with friends and that’s not conducive to talking. We sat outside in and they basically forgot about us. The waiter never came over to check on us throughout the meal. Things we asked for he didn’t bring and had to keep asking different ppl. I went in to talk to talk to host about situation she was very rude and could care less about the customer’s feelings. She said they were short staffed and I get that it wasn’t apologetic at all. Didn’t try to do the right thing. Someone came over after the bill was paid and then made a gesture. It’s not the way to treat customers especially when everyone is trying to stay afloat. I would not go back nor recommend to friends since they weren’t caring or sensitive to the patrons feelings. One and done!!

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vipEdwardR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent and the outdoor patio in the back was the perfect ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Levante pizza is a MUST!

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NYCBookworm
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch and food was delish. Very relaxing atmosphere and service was great. Will definitely come again.

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vipThomasB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Food took forever!!

I like the location and the general ambiance - I am just not a 1 1/2 hr dinner guy.

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Brett
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We went as a party of 6. My friend ordered a salmon dish and specifically asked for them to not overcook it. They did, so she asked to return it and since we waited a significant amount of time between appetizers and dinner she didn’t want wait around till they brought back another dish. We shared our food with her.

They charged for the fish. And since it was a table of 6, they automatically added a gratuity of 20% which is fine but it’s not stated anywhere. We were in a rush at the end (one of the kids wasn’t feeling well) so I paid the bill without looking at the itemization. And I added a 20% tip (not realizing they had already added it to the bill). So they added another 20%, not to the original bill but to the original bill plus the 20% automatically added, so our bill was close to $500 for 4 appetizers, 4 meals and two small bottles of wine (my daughter ordered a pizza appetizer as her meal and one meal was sent back).

Additionally, my halibut was dry and husband’s filet mignon was just not good. Honestly, the two pizzas we ordered as appetizers were the only items that were good.

Not going back.

EJ
EmilyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The best spot in LIC for pizza, pasta, anti pasta, and more! They’re always packed so a reservation is the best way to go. Service may be a bit slow and forgetful but it’s probably because they’re understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fun! Good food and good drinks and great staff!!

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vipEstelle
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was good. Service was terrific. Food was very good. Sat outside in back very cozy. We will be back

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vipmlailcl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was really great, but the service was pretty bad, waited too long for our water and drinks, then our food came out instantly & we were slightly rushed into finishing the first course so they could serve our second course. also waited a while to get out check. Nothing horribly wrong, just had to wait and could not make eye contact or raise a hand to signal we'd like something

restaurant is also deff at full internal capacity, they have opaque dividers but they really only make it harder for the wait staff to check on their tables/the patrons to flag their server down

our server was very polite and friendly


food was really incredible and would still go back

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justagirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING Burrata - equally fantastic bread and accompanying meat.

The quattro formaggio pizza was unique. I loved it, but my boyfriend wasn't a fan of the blue cheese in it.

We enjoyed the wine and cocktails as well.

Indoor seating, with glass barriers between tables, all servers and staff wore masks for the duration of the evening.

Really great experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Levante using the Order Online button. Levante also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 392-3885.

Levante is rated 4.7 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Levante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.levantelic.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.