Maiella - LIC

4.6
1815 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Maiella, a casually elegant restaurant located in the picturesque waterfront section of Long Island City, serves authentic Italian dishes with a modern flare and the freshest ingredients. Maiella sits at the base of the iconic Pepsi sign in Gantry State Park, and features spectacular city views. Designed by a leading New York City Architecture firm, Bluarch, the rustic space features seating for up to 180 guests inside and almost 100 guests in the outdoor terrace. The terrace faces Manhattan and Gantry State Park with views of the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the 80 foot tall Pepsi Sign. Inquire about our private dining rooms as well as larger parties.

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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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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 1815 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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ZeeshanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the drinks and great service.
Parking just hard in the area but there’s garages

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. The waiter was attentive. We didn’t feel rushed at all eating our meals. Overall it was a great experience. I’d come back to dine in here.

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vipLubaP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

First off not what it use to be. Girl at front rude. Manager super nice. The space is beautiful as always. However, staff not wearing masks including cooks behind pizza counter. Service just okay. Prices are ridiculous and food mediocre.

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vipNikitas11
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a restaurant that needs to be added to the Michelin Star List. Mr. Vinny Bizati ( General Manager) his Captains, and Executive Chef, will definitely make this restaurant a Michelin Star in the near future. Will continue coming here with my family. Once again thank you all for an amazing experience.

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PeteC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service and beautiful dinning area.

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vipBrueklen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday and had a wonderful experience from start to finish. From the manager Anthony and the wait was spectacular. Made my day extra special, thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely birthday dining experience. Menu has changed but food and service still outstanding. Our faves were the mushroom ravioli and the sea bass, pricey but delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t wait to come back here. Food and drinks were great. Excellent service and the place is absolutely beautiful.

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FrankV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome the service was on point but the was abite prices overall good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

didn't have cocktail sauce for oysters.. it's like going to a restaurant with no regular water but sparkling water only

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Dustin
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Maiella for the first time for our anniversary and wow, best dining experience we’ve had in a LONG time. Wait staff was incredibly attentive and the food was a-mazing. The steak was cooked exactly to my asking, and was delicious. This will be our go-to for special occasions to come!

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LaurenD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and ambience on the LIC waterfront.

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AlexandraG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Maiella does not disappoint. Delicious food, beautifully plated, outstanding service, and attractive ambience.

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vipFoodie716
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was excellent - service wasn't great. I understand people are going through a shortage of workers, but they acted like they wanted us out of the restaurant they rushed us so quickly. Nonetheless, food was amazing.

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Shelina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It’s a nice touch that they surprise my nephew with a slice of birthday cake.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Marvelous!!!

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vipFoooodReviewer
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food is always top-notch

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johnd
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was excellent. there were a lot of large parties and at times the wait staff were a little behind but my biggest negative was the noise level was so High it was hard to have a conversation with my wife at times. We were seated outside so we were surprised at how loud some of the parties were.

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vippablol
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent dinner last night. Food superb as well their services. This restaurant is always great!!!

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ClaireA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, portions were small, prices expensive for the portions served. I didn’t like the pork at all but my daughters liked it.

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vipformerNYCer
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Been going here for years and am disappointed in the offerings on the menu recently. Only one gluten free pasta choice and no GF pizza any more. What you pay is too high for what you get any more.

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Our waiter Erik made it super clear with his tone and body language that he did not want to service our table after we were really patient and calm with him. Every opportunity to be condescending and callous towards us- he took

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vipRachnaM
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Elevated flavors

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JohnS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate there to celebrate our anniversary. We were married there 5 years ago. Service and food were wonderful and they have many new menu choices. Prices have risen but it’s still a great place.

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MoiO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great service, Jaciento was great and very knowledgeable about the food and had great recommendations.

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vipMedina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Outdoor area comfortable and welcoming. Great flavor

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WeslleyC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new menu! The new Chef! Love the place even more now!

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ChristineK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place. Been here for the second time and i will be planning my next very soon. Staff are so pleasant and polite. Food is exceptional. Love that they were able to accommodate my vegan/vegetarian diet.

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was great. The noise was very loud so much so that it was difficult to hear the conversation at our table. I will avoid Saturday evenings in the future!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Menu changed. New chef.

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Rowan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall it was good. I took my wife for our anniversary, we had great time. They even sent us extra complementary desserts for our anniversary. Service was good and I would recommend to anyone and I would love to go back to taste more items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Maiella provided fantastic service and delicious pasta. My family had a wonderful evening!

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AlanaR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous service - not a “light menu” so eat salad for lunch before you come :)

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GERARDS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful location, romantic setting with exceptional food and service. Perfect for that special occasion!

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AlinaY
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is not my first dining experience in Maiella, but I can’t help but acknowledge the full
Circle of complete satisfaction! The atmosphere is sexy, luxurious ! Dim lighting with great background music, wonderful service ! The food is amazingly delicious! We ordered Barrata appetizer and Grilled Octopus.. it was amazing! Our entree was grilled Branzino and a special cavitteli home made pasta with the this delicious sauce!! Great cheesecake desert !! It’ was a perfect meal coupled with GREAT SERVICE! I would come here a million times so GREAT!

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vipKimberlyV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love it there! Food is delicious and service is the best I’ve experienced.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

We came here for our anniversary. Were sat in a dark corner, but then they put a noisy family next to us. Why? Place was almost empty and it was early for dinner. Why weren't we seated at a better spot, like next to window? Waiter, who was lovely, lost our credit card. Blamed us then they found it. However food and drink were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here for many different occasions, date night, my engagement, family & friends. This time to celebrate my wife's birthday & pregnancy. The food has always been spot on and a staple of perfection. Our waiter Hugo was great. He had a strong service. Always attentive hustling bustling through the tables never leaving you feeling left behind or less important then the next. His extensive knowledge to the new menu was a plus as we were little more familiar with the last chef & menu.

We Started the night with The Moscow Mule as well as sparkling water (Pellegrino) and Polpo. A mid course that included the new version TAGLIATELLE TARTUFO (due to covid protocol is no longer cooked on cheese wheel table side) Entrees of Branzino & Steak. Our food was great although we wished the Polpo was little larger (1 piece seems tad small at the price and table of 2). The New Version of the Tagliatelle Tartufo was just right. Al dente with A little twist from big truffle pieces to shavings. We do hope the table side does return post covid. I'd like to say again our server was awesome.

The only truly unfortunate downfall and reason a perfect score could not be granted is the AC Unit seemed to be malfunctioning, constantly either turning on for minute then would turn off where the floor became so hot we began sweating feeling clammy and uncomfortable. You could see other patrons dabbing their faces with napkins. The poor waiters/waitresses/servers and bus boys tried hard not to show the sweat beading from their foreheads. We unfortunately had to take the rest of our dinner to go. As it became unbearable for a pregnant women to enjoy. I hope this gets fixed ASAP with NY Heatwaves.

We do look forward to a return when it get cooler for outdoor seats in the fall and a chance to put Maiella back to 5*'s. P.S. if you could bring back a staple duck entree would be awesome. Second to the now retired cheese wheel.

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vipRarelydone
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Blows away all other restaurants in the neighborhood

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Bullfrog
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous time at Maiella...as always! One of my ATF's in LIC!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Maiella - LIC using the Order Online button. Maiella - LIC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 606-1770.

Maiella - LIC is rated 4.6 stars by 1815 OpenTable diners.

Maiella - LIC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/maiella/giftcards.

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.

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