Permanently Closed - DIA

4.3
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52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. DIA New York brings a new taste of Italy to the historic East Village. A casual upscale neighborhood restaurant specializing in Italian seafood cuisine & NYC's best-reviewed thin crust Roman style pizza. We strive to put the highest quality ingredients into each dish and evolve seasonally to re imagine our menu in fresh and innovative ways.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food was great server was nice chef was nice

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vipHappy2014
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for a birthday celebration as noted on the reservation. The food and service was great, the birthday was not acknowledged.

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ReneK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cute place and the service was good. 4/5 people ordered pasta and all were not good. The noodles seemed like it was cooked and sat for an hour or it was just under cooked. The pizza we ordered was good and so was the burrata. If you go order pizza not pasta.

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DougG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellents service! Pizza highly recommended! (And the bread!)

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teresab
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was decent but the portions small.
The waiter was inexperienced but very friendly.
Food is expensive for the portion size.
Cocktails are made from sake. We had the one with the basil and was tasty but at $14 also too expensive. (they do not have a full liquor license)

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vipDeenaG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was very odd. The food was okay, nothing memorable.

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KatieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pizza restaurant ran out of pizza dough.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait an hour to be seated. The food was fine, but not worth the wait.

TM
vipTMeats
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pizza here is phenomenal. Go!

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MelissaG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always about the food, and this food delivered.
From the DIA pizza, spicy to a sweet finish, grilled octopus that was beyond tender, yummy pastas to the super delicious desserts, all was great. Totally enjoyed the play list. Good choices for wines by the glass as well.

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vipCaitlynL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were out of the wine and dinner choice I picked. Wouldn’t return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined the evening after Thanksgiving. The servers were attentive, helpful and humorous. Several of us had the homemade pastas, which were delicious. One in our party had a specialty pizza and enjoyed every bite. The casual atmosphere was perfect. So many great places to eat in NYC, but would definitely keep on my list to dine at DIA again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family dinner. Outstanding service, accommodated our allergies and other special requests. Delicious food, reasonable prices.

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vipJoyceG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with a fun atmosphere and great staff - we had an amazing time and will definitely be back!

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vipLinlee
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time at Dia. It had a very nice vibe -good eclectic music selection, energetic, but not overwhelmingly so. The place serves a generally younger crowd - mid/late 20's, but we felt very welcome despite the fact that we are in our 50s. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was quite good (margherita pizza, baby beet salad, bruschetta, pasta with beef ragu and truly outstanding cannoli and lattes). We will definitely return.

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I loved the dining experience at Dia! They were very accommodating to a group of 6 and we were all satisfied at the end of the night. We all enjoyed wine recommended by Jean (not sure of the spelling) our waiter and the pasta dishes were incredible. Totally recommend for a fall Friday night dinner!

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vipTony
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood gem. Everything hit a high mark. The pasta dishes were quite good, as were the salads and entrees. Service was quite good too. The owner stopped by TWICE to check in on things. Obviously he cares and it shows. This is our second visit and there will be more in the future.

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vipJessica
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Our second time there and we travel from the Upper East Side. Worth it!

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vipTK719
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. I had the cod fish with a side of polenta. Amazing. My server was awesome. Would definitely recommend.

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Sydney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I kno their pulsd is expiring which is shame, I would take everyone ever in the world here if those coupons were still present. Amazing in all ways, can’t recommend it enough.

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StephanP
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised. The pasta was cooked to perfection. I selected the restaurant solely by its location. Never expected the quality of the food or the waitstaff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Would not go back. The food was pretty mediocre, although the service was good. It was also extremely loud!

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ashleynyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice dinner with friends here. The pizza was good but not outstanding.

CJ
CesarJulius4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, hospitality and the reggae playlist that was on that night was amazing.

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Nyudiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

DELICIOUS! Came here with my partner after purchasing a brunch package for two on FEVER. The deal included one of pizza, two entrées, and a bottle of Prosecco for DIY drinks. We sat outside, shared our deal with the waiter, and proceeded to have a wonderful time. Our meal started with a speck pizza, which was a thin crust and incredibly authentic. For entrées call mom my partner went with the prosciutto egg scramble which was on a hearty slice of whole wheat bread and a small arugula side salad. She described him as fancy eggs and bacon and loved the dish. I enjoyed a mushroom, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomato omelette, again with an arugula side salad. The meal was satiating and full of flavor which we both appreciated a great deal; so much so that we stuck around for dessert. Dessert was definitely the cherry on top of the experience. My partner and I ordered a pistachio cannoli and were happily surprised that the staff brought out their version of hazelnut tiramisu. The cannoli was wholesome and savory. The tiramisu was so light and unique; I would go back for that dish alone. All the while my partner and I enjoyed this experience, the staff was amazing. They jumped in to help when it started raining while we were eating outside and situated us to be able to still enjoy our time under the awning. The waiter was engaging and humored us, and shared tidbits of the menu. It was a great time!

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was amazing, but I honestly wonder why its so deserted for brunch every time I go. I will say the playlist they play is interesting in the remixes of older songs but overall not very good.

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vipNormallylikemostplaces
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific new spot with a dedicated chef from Sicily! A really inventive menu and really tasty. We sat outside on a lovely evening,but the inside looks charming. Has a very hip vibe. Very knowledgeable and efficient waitstaff. Everything I want in a restaurant!

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vipShojinMonkey
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Well we thought the pizza and toppings were outstanding, the crust very crisp and light, really authentic Roman style so along with Motorino, this is now my favorite in NY. And the squid ink pasta was wonderful as well. It can be noisy inside but if the weather's right for sitting outside, it's heavenly. This is another great neighborhood find!

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vipArjunS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and Rich were amazing and everything about the experience was fantastic.

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Delgiorno56
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice early dinner & our waiter was wonderful !! Food was delicious. Great place.

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vipguillermol
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience waiter was great and received such a great service. Overall, went for Saturday brunch and will definitely be going back

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vipAsiansensation107
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was hopping with beautiful people and the food was excellent too! The host was helpful, attentive and handsome as hell. I highly recommend DIA and will go bqck again soon!

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vipCindyC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The manager was attentive and the servers were attentive. The food was amazing. If you come here you have to try the French toast it was the best! The pizza was good too!

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was not bad. However, the service was slow. It is on the expensive side for brunch.

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JennieB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience1

The brunch at DIA had been recommended to me, and it is certainly excellent value at $35 for two people, including a bottle of prosecco. However, the music, at 1pm on a Saturday, was obnoxiously loud and pounding. We asked for it to be turned down, but the waitress said it was part of the ambience of the restaurant. We placed our order at 1:15pm, but did not receive any food until 2pm, despite asking about it several times - we were told that there was a birthday party in the back room which had to be served first. The food, when we finally received it, was very good, and as stated above, we felt that the menu was good value. I would be happy to revisit, and to recommend to others, but only if the music could be quieter and the service improved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive and professional. The restaurant is beautifully designed and very clean. We had the Dia pizza which was slightly spicy but so good. We also ordered the cheese platter which was swerved with a generous amount of 4 different cheeses. We also ordered 2 entrees. The entrees were very small. Overall, we had a great experience.

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vipKavitaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and delicious food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You think of this spot as a upscale pizza joint, it’s so much more! There were 3 of us and we ordered 4 appetizers: meat plat, cheese plate, Italian meat balls and Burrata. All of it was amazing! Meatballs had loads of flavor, cheese choice was spot on. Burrata (fresh made mozzarella cheese) with cherry tomatoes was amazing.
Note! None of us had pizza. One had a great rigatoni dish and the other 2 had a lamb neck entree with polenta and roasted carrots. I don’t know about you but eating lamb neck never would be on my radar, but it was fantastic! Lots of very moist meet similar to leg of lamb.
Next the deserts. Chocolate mousse, tiramisu and a pistachio cannolis cream dessert that was so different and so very good!
Great wine selection too. I saw a post from someone else that cited a unique cocktail selection. Since the have a church close to their location they can’t serve hard liquor. Hate to to tell ya, but the cocktails are unique and their wine selection can serve every taste.
Look froward to going back again with my wife.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came for a late brunch on sunday. It was pretty empty, but that made the service even better! The brunch special come with pizza, 2 entrees and 1 bottle of prosecco, GREAT DEAL! The pizza was amazing and good prosecco. I will definitely be coming back here.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - DIA does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Permanently Closed - DIA also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 675-7664.

Permanently Closed - DIA is rated 4.3 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.