Levante

4.7
144 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
What 144 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and inventive. Service was great.

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IgorA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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EdwardR
New York Area
1 review
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!

NY
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.

TB
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
2 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
165 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Definitely shouldn't have came during brunch hours, very limited menu. Food wasn't anything special.

EC
ElisaC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for brunch, but I've been here several times. The food and the wines are always great and the environment it's lovely. Recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brick oven pizza, made w fresh ingredients. A great selection of wines and a friendly attentive staff. Outdoor seating is available. Social distancing is handled nicely. I will be sure to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was perfect for a quiet Saturday with friends. Service was impeccable despite all the CoViD restrictions. Loved the atmosphere and food. Presentation was beautiful and the flavors definitely matched! Will be back for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good place for a good price

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vipnickname
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, food was really good, outdoor dining was too cold (heat lamps did very little).

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vipbskinow
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great but cold outside and therefor my food which should’ve been hot was cold - but cesare did hud very best!

JS
JhonyS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great envient. Drink are awesome!

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paolac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a place to have Brunch and this was much more than we expected. We were delighted by the outdoor space and delicious food with impeccable service. We will return!

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AR1234
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza. Love their dough. It was a cold winter day for outdoor seating but they have giant heaters in the backyard that are really toasty. Honestly, it was pretty nice having a hot pizza outside.

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vipDessertfirst
San Francisco
183 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Levante and the food quality and service have not dropped at all during Covid. We sat out back of the restaurant (they also have outdoor dining on the street in front and some indoor dining). Sasha was our waiter and he was professional and courteous. He helped us choose our menu items and they were exactly what we were after. The food, oh my, is amazing! We don't live nearby, but when we're in town, we will definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , will definitely come back again !

EC
ElisaC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date dinner or a friends get-together! Lovely environment

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vipJane
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Horrible set up out back - not social distanced tables. I complained and was told it was because it was raining and trying to accommodate more tables under the tent. Good for revenue - not for public health! They did move us out front which was fine but we had to request being moved (despite having a reservation). The hostess ended up serving us and she was fantastic. Manager had a major attitude. Food was average. I wouldn't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful backyard and excellent service, cocktails and food.

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CONSTANCET
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Highly recommend the back patio for outdoor dining, the pizza is out of control.

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StephanieC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date here - very great food, good service, and nice socially distant tables out on the back patio. Perfect for a warm early fall dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were truly impressed by the outdoor space! We arrived right before the sunset and left late being able to enjoy both scenes. The Levante pizza was delicious, the mix of cheeses and truffle complimented very well. We finished the night with pistachio gelato. The server was attentive and sweet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipdianefe
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is the perfect neighborhood spot. Great food at a great value in great setting. Food is a cut above your typical Italian restaurant. Ingredients seem fresher and lighter. And the bar is terrific.

AZ
AndrewZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friendly hostess, friendly waitstaff, absolutely excellent pizza. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for service is because our empty plates hung around for a while and the restaurant was not busy by any means. Minor inconvenience, but an otherwise excellent meal. The pizza really wowed, honestly.

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vipladywholunches
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food and drinks were good. Chairs are uncomfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and the service . Will be back !

LP
vipLaraP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pizza is great and apps were decent. Cute outdoor space and easy to converse as it’s quiet and pleasant.

YP
vipYP429
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing (everyone but one was wearing a mask at all times although other patrons weren’t wearing them before and after meals which was annoying). Food and drinks were really good although some felt maybe a tad too expensive for what it was. Outdoor patio was really nice and would definitely recommend a visit!

KC
vipKellyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Levante is a local gem with excellent food and cocktails. My husband and I love to come here and are so glad to see they are open for outdoor seating. We sat at a table in the backyard patio and it was a really lovely ambiance and the food was delicious as always. Already looking forward to our next visit.

FAQs

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

Levante is rated 4.7 stars by 144 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.