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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Tomato, artichoke, potato, capers, olive, anchovy, saffron aioli
Sweet Potato Fries
Smoked mozzarella, red pepper sauce
We sat outside. Lias made sure that the tables were socially distant and everyone interacting with customers were wearing mask. Felt comfortable and safe enough to come back again.
We had a really nice dinner at Lia’s. The service was was excellent, the outdoor seating just right, and the food was delicious.
3 friends meeting for dinner in an outdoor setting where tables are well spaced and with heaters!
We decided to break out of our pattern and go out to Lia's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We've been before the pandemic and we chose it for the outside patio on a day with a warm forecast. Lia's service was very professional and impressive, they knew what they had to do to keep everyone safe. Enjoyed the halibut and my wife enjoyed eggplant. We appreciated the night out and they showed they appreciated us.
Carlos's service was great. And our food. I loved my braised short ribs.
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! I will make sure to pass along the compliment, we are certainly lucky to have him with us. We hope to see you again soon!
It is nice eating outdoors. The mixed green salad was good but my main entre, the Chicken Parm was just okay primarily because it was luke warm but I didn't want to send it back and go through the whole hassle of telling the other three people in our party to just start without me.
Love the risotto balls and cookie dessert. Wait staff was terrific.
Had a great time. Food was great and so was the service.
Nice place for a first date, sangria was great
Beautiful & great food. Their rotational/seasonal menu is always so tasty. We keep coming back!
Lia's has a great (mostly covered) outdoor patio. They are doing everything they can to make diners feel safe. Food and service are good. Our favorite go-to neighborhood restaurant!
We go to Lia’s regularly— you can count on the quality of service and food. Tables are far apart, noise level is “buzzy” (good!) and easy to have dinner conversation.
As all’s excellent
The staff was so nice and welcoming and brought a special dessert out for our special occasion. The food was great as usual. We were very happy with our experience and felt safe dining outside in the courtyard. The staff was especially precautious.
It was our first time out to dinner since the pandemic began. LIA’S has always been a favorite and the service and food was up to Chef Geoff standards! A few changes to the menu since the last visit. While some favorites were gone, we were beyond happy with the changes/new additions. It was hard to narrow down our meal to only a few things!
Everyone was so kind and we were pleased to see that tables were more than adequately distanced, all staff wore masks and maintained safe distance. A great perk was the digital menu. We are essential workers and have been in-person since the beginning, so we greatly appreciate all who take precautions for health and safety.
Nice very good food, dined outside but pleasant nice. Very very good service. Good food, a bit pricey for what it was, $29 for 4 large, not even jumbo scallops? Overall a very nice experience, been there many times, will be back again !!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! Our scallops are U-12 jumbo scallops, which means four of them equals 1/4 pound of scallops. I am so sorry, however, if they didn't seem like it when you visited. I hope we see you back again soon! We will hopefully have our patio heaters up and running soon!
What a lovely opportunity to enjoy this vast European style patio! The Ricotta Gnocchi was light and airy. The fresh heirloom tomato sauce complemented the dish perfectly. The service, as always, was delightful and friendly.
LIA's has ample outdoor space for socially distanced dining. The food is very good, and our server was very accommodating.
In these days of Covid caution, it is a delight to dine outdoors at Lia’s, where there is careful attention to safety and a good menu full of comfort food and culinary treats. We had the always excellent brussel sprouts, salmon with ratatouille, and excellent ice cream, accompanied by large glasses of well selected wines. We also recommend the mushroom ravioli and mushroom pizza. We recommend making a reservation if you want to eat outdoors before the weather prevents that.
Excellent meal at Lia's this last week, with outdoor seating. The watermelon gazpacho is absolutely fabulous! Second time I've had it, and just as delicious as the first time--my friend ordered it too and totally agreed. I had shrimp scampi, lots of tasty shrimp, really delicious. Because of its expansive outdoor seating, Lia's is an especially good place to go now--but the predominant reason has to be the food. Hope they keep that gazpacho on the menu a while longer!
Our favorite local go to. Always good food and good service. Outdoor seating is the best around.
We went for our anniversary. The service was slow - took the waiter a while to come over after he gave us menus. Then, they got my order wrong - gave me salmon instead of tuna. So, my husband had his food and they had to remake mine. He was half way done eating when mine came back. When I told the waiter, he just say "oh" (another server had brought it out). He didn't offer to check on it, bring me bread to eat or something while I was sitting there. Usually a restaurant will take the item off the bill or at least they could have given us my husband's glass of wine. But they charged us the full price. They did bring us a scoop of ice cream with a candle for our anniversary which was sweet. But the fact they didn't do more to make the incorrect order right was disappointing.
Patio seating is nicely spaced out. We enjoyed the spicy Caesar salad and the crab cakes.
As expected due to Covid 19, the ouside patio was at best 20% filled. the service was excellent. The zucchini? balls were excellent. My GF Burger was ordered medium and cam out well. Thus, the low rating.
Hi, Roger! We appreciate the feedback regarding your experience. I am so sorry about your burger! Typically we would make sure to rectify the situation and make sure that you are taken care of while here. As you know, due to the extremely high risk environment we do run a little short on staff, so my apologies if we missed the mistake. I hope you give us another chance!
Pleasant outdoor seating well protected from rain. Excellent service. Appetizers were excellent, but main course disappointed a bit. Pasta is best bet.
Jim, thank you for the feedback! Our pasta is always reliably delicious. Our menu is changing soon, in about two weeks, and hopefully we will have some better executed dishes available. I hope you visit us again soon!
Delightful reliable place.
Thank you so much, Maureen! We really enjoy having you as our guest. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We always look forward to your visit!
First time for our friends, but we are regular customers. Always consistent and delicious.
On our second visit to Lia's, we were again impressed by the pleasant, well-spaced outdoor patio setting; the reasonable prices; the good choices on the menu; and the size and quality of the portions, well-served by our waiter Carlos. Well worth return visits!
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I will make sure to pass along the compliment.
Lia's is always wonderful, but in these days of pandemic, with restaurants forced to serve outdoors and make do with limited ingredients, they've really scored!
This weekend a neighbor and I went there for Sunday brunch, and were puzzled to see an item called "poached eggs with crab cakes" instead of our usual Eggs Benedict or Norwegian. But the Hollandaise was perfect and the substitution of crab cakes for ham or smoked salmon was brilliant. Combined with a custom-made Bloody Mary--I prefer it without the mix but with the fixings--the egg dish was a quintessential Sunday treat. (My friend had the cold gazpacho, and loved it.) So thank you again Lia's!
We always love having you visit! Thank you for your very thoughtful and lovely comments. We really appreciate your support and always look forward to seeing you.
The service was outstanding. The outside table spacing was perfect. The dinner aside from being delicious was a value for the price.
I love Lia's--for its ambiance; its wait staff; its management; its chef; its affordability; its excellent food preparation; and yes, most of all, its convenience!
Nowadays, when I and most people I know are reluctant to get on the Metro, having a neighborhood restaurant that is always open and that makes me feel really welcome, is of critical importance.
Thank you Lia's!
Great outdoor terrace with lots of space between tables. The food was A+ as usual. The risotto balls (arancini) are a must and ample to share between 2. Service was excellent, but a little slow at times. All in all a great way to scratch the itch of eating out while feeling safe during these strange days.
Outdoor dining venue in the Friendship Heights neighborhood with a varied menu, large portions and reasonable service. Salmon with mashed potatoes very tasty.
LIA's is the PERFECT place for outdoor dining. The outdoor area at is very nice, quiet and well spaced out for diners. There's even a part that is fully covered outside in case it rains. The service was excellent and the shrimp scampi was absolutely delicious, the pizza was very good. The chicken parm was just ok.
Consistently good food and service. Excellent menu with choices for everyone. We return once a week for patio dining.
Very good food. Outdoor seating is covered and spacious. Service courteous and outstanding. Parking easy.
We always have a good/great meal at Lia's. The desserts were just ok.
We have gone to Lia's for years but I fear it has slipped. They overbooked the restaurant on a Saturday night during restaurant week and the service was terrible. For example, they took about 15 minutes to even come up to greet the table and this was the host. He ordered our drinks and that took another 10 minutes. Since it was restaurant week we had dessert and when they served it we said we had not been given spoons (it was ice cream). The server said he would get some but ran off and started bringing things to other tables while or dessert melted and our waitress was nowhere to be found. It made for an unpleasant night for sure.
Restaurant week menu was very good. I paid extra $5 for the double Crab cakes. They were very good and very filling I was surprised.
It was very nice. Hostess was aware of rain and relocated us. Serving staff was great too.
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 4.6 stars by 3420 OpenTable diners.
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.