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LIA'S, Chevy Chase, MD

LIA'S

4.5
4.5
4339 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sister to Chef Geoff’s, Lia’s is a neighborhood gem featuring housemade pasta, handcrafted using old world technique, with a modern twist, alongside a broad and delicious selection of steak, seafood, salad and pizza. Each week, Executive Chef Crispin Pineda offers weekly seasonal plates served by our welcoming service staff. Whether enjoying our large lounge area, the best outdoor patio in Chevy Chase, or our intimate dining room, we offer the perfect setting for a romantic date, casual meet up or dinner with the family.

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2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (240) 223-5427
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Enjoy Lia’s fresh, flavorful made from scratch menu at your event! Check out our website for catering and event menus and information www.liasrestaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    We offer an exquisite private dining experience for any group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration for up to 250 guests throughout the entire restaurant space. Check out our website for event menus, spaces and information www.liasrestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
  • Neighbourhood
    Chevy Chase
  • Cross Street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Parking Details
    All Day on Weekends and After 5 PM During Week: FREE parking with validation in lot under the restaurant (Colonial Parking Garage on The Hills Plaza Rd). After getting out of your car, look for Office Elevators and take to the first floor. During week, before 5, we offer reduced rate parking with validation.
  • Public Transit
    Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

4,339 Reviews
  1. LindaP

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual! Celebrating our friend’s birthday was perfect.

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  2. Mrhistory

    New York City

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good lunch. Meatball appetizer very tasty. Caesar salad basic. Chicken parmigiana very dry needed more sauce. Nice size portion. Shrimp scampi was excellent. Good size with enough shrimp. Gin and soda on the small size. Margarita very good choice. Overall very good dining experience.

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  3. MikeMaureen

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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  4. Susan49

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always dependable food and service. Nice for lunch, dinner and special occasions.

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  5. operagoer

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dined outside. Service was clumsy but correct. I don't need to be asked about my meal 60 seconds after it is delivered. I would go again.

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  6. docdining

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My salad was superb. The gazpacho disappointing. Service was great and the outside eating area lovely. We will return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the food. The ambience indoors and outdoor seating is nice too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable Mother’s Day - will visit again soon.

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  9. MGCLMSW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous experience dining at Lia’s! The staff did a wonderful job accommodating our party of eleven guests and the food was delicious! Five stars all around!

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  10. Angela

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good service. Enjoyed our evening!

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  11. Bette55

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is not as good as it was. One member of our party couldn’t even eat his. The chicken parm was overcooked

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  12. GOOUTTOLUNCH

    Washington DC

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are frequent diners at Lia's, are always very pleased, and yesterday was excellent as usual. Our daughter has a mild dairy allergy and the server, Jamar P., went out of his way to make sure that there would not be anything in her order that would cause problems.

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  13. JoanneB

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu lists ingredients for dishes incorrectly. Not first time I’ve had to ask about having the correct ingredients

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  14. Baby

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a 9pm reservation. Food was excellent. Service Was excellent. The chocolate decadence was to die for! They really helped to Make our daughter’s graduation day. Great!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I EXPERIENCED THE WORST COFFEE. THE "LATTE" (ALL FOUR) WAS LIKE DISHWATER-UNDRINKABLE. I NEVER RETURN FOODS BUT THIS I DID AND IT WAS TAKEN OFF OUR CHECK

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great graduation celebration, great service by Jorge, and great food from the kitchen. Would definitely go back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We love Lia’s and have been patrons for years; however last night was a miss for us. The food was uniformly terrible, even the menu items we had ordered before

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  18. WendelinW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lia’s is reliably excellent - food, service, everything.

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  19. hkccmd

    Los Angeles

    128 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow evening with mediocre service. Salmon was miniscule, served with skin up, overcooked with pile of fingerling potatoes that were dried out and over roasted. Pizza had very tough crust-over baked. Kitchen staff lacked training and no supervision of how the dishes were served.

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  20. JulianG

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lia’s was excellent for our large group event. Food and staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was non-existent. Very disappointing. Would not go back.

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  22. SandyK

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited about 20 minutes for a server to take our orders.
    LIA'SResponded on May 4, 2024
    Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to hear that it took so long for the server to take your order. We will make sure to look into what may have happened, as I can assure you that is not standard for our restaurant. We take a lot of pride in holding our standards as high as possible, and will take the steps that we can to make sure it doesn't happen again. I hope that you may give us another shot, and please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss anything further.

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  23. Anne

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding service. lovely atmosphere for meeting and talking with friends.
    LIA'SResponded on May 5, 2024
    Dear Anne, thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. We really appreciate it and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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  24. BettyB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside. Had good service and a pleasant dining experience.

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  25. Greenie

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lia's is consistently good with a great variety on the menu. We ate from the happy hour menu and it was delicious.

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  26. CarRos

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and patio. Service was slow but overall good experience.

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  27. FCROB

    Washington DC

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were good. I really enjoyed my chicken and pasta dish.

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  28. juggdining

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My niece & I enjoyed our dinner @ Lia’s!! The service was excellent, the food was delicious & it was my birthday so we both got dessert…we both loved the sparkler as well as fabulous tarts. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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  29. 20817Family

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful dining experience at LIA’s. Whether brunch or dinner, never disappointing. We enjoyed a pasta dish and a pizza, wine and a spritz. The patio, adorned with large red umbrellas, café lights, and space heaters, was perfect for our evening out. Free parking, available in an adjacent garage with a validation provided by the restaurant, makes for carefree arrival and departure. Ample large tables to gather with friends and families.

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  30. Sandy

    Washington DC

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My cup filled with enjoyment and satisfaction and my cup runneth over. This was one of my 90th birthday celebrations, and the one actually on my birthday. Lia's/Chef Geoff is my very favorite! .
    LIA'SResponded on May 5, 2024
    We appreciate you so much, Sandy! Thank you for your support, it means a lot to us. We look forward to celebrating your 90th and a half birthday soon!

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  31. gagaart

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very friendly and accommodating during our celebration of my wife's birthday. Try the brunch pancakes!!

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  32. Innayis

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reminded us the old good days! Much more improved ! Bravo!

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  33. Greenie

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good food and service at reasonable prices. Varied menu for every taste

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  34. writerlady

    Washington DC

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lia's is my favorite place for casual business meetings with colleagues or social get-togethers with friends and neighbors. I'm especially fond of it for late lunches, cocktails or early dinners, when the restaurant is quiet enough for conversation and empty enough for a party of two to snag a table for four. My favorite lunchtime meal is a shared pizza--such as the one with figs and arugula--and a salad, while my dinner favorite is shrimp with pasta and salad. The bar is great. And the waitstaff is stupendous! The back room is perfect for large gatherings. (All our family gathers are held there!)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Healthier food choices needed. Last night I ordered a chicken dish with tomato sauce and arugula, thinking this would be healthy. The chicken breast was deep fried in batter. I peeled the batter off. Overall their menu needs a healthy update.

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  36. Bush

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food menu and wine list were very limited. Service was slow, even though few tables were occupied.

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  37. Nikkidwill

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drink were good. Weekend happy hour worked out for Saturday night meal for my friend and I (hummus, wings, all sliders, asparagus, mango sangria) Service was outstanding. Convenient parking.

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  38. Yumluvr

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good, standard American food. Service can be great, but our server today was clearly unfamiliar with the menu and we had to explicitly ask him to check with the kitchen re allergies etc. There was also an additional charge on our bill that was not explained during the ordering or when the bill was presented. I’ve been to Lia’s many times over the years, and this isn’t typical, but certainly made our meal a bit more work.

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  39. Suzy

    Washington DC

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everythng was cooked to our satisfaction. We were able to sit outside and food arrived in a timely fashion. It was a super luncheon.

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  40. victoria

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new menu is amazing!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the new choices with a hint of the old! Also loving the new Brunch menu! Kudos to the new Head Chef!! Perfect way to keep the spot fresh and new!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from LIA'S using the Order Online button. LIA'S also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. LIA'S also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 223-5427.

LIA'S is rated 4.5 stars by 4339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for LIA'S

4435 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Chevy Chase
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    All Day on Weekends and After 5 PM During Week: FREE parking with validation in lot under the restaurant (Colonial Parking Garage on The Hills Plaza Rd). After getting out of your car, look for Office Elevators and take to the first floor. During week, before 5, we offer reduced rate parking with validation.
  • Public Transit
    Friendship Heights metro (red line) located 1 block away on cross streets Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Walk one block north on Wisconsin Avenue to Willard and we are at 4435 Willard Avenue in the Ritz-Carlton building. Look for our outdoor patio and red awnings.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (240) 223-5427
  • Catering
    Enjoy Lia’s fresh, flavorful made from scratch menu at your event! Check out our website for catering and event menus and information www.liasrestaurant.com
  • Private party facilities
    We offer an exquisite private dining experience for any group, whether an intimate party of 8 or a large celebration for up to 250 guests throughout the entire restaurant space. Check out our website for event menus, spaces and information www.liasrestaurant.com
  • Private party contact
    Amy Foster: (202) 706-7326
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