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Vieja Lira

Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
516 1122
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Ranked #71 of 241 restaurants in Oaxaca
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I've never had luck with Italian in Oaxaca. Stopped here last night on a rainy evening. The crostini with white beans was AMAZING. Those beans were flavorful and rich and gorgeous. Porcetta alla birra special was huge and excellent. We then had a pasta each. A little too much salt in all the dishes. Great wine list and kept reds... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

OK Italian food, a little heavy on the sauce. We had pasta dishes which were ok, certainly not worth the price charged. To expensive, and by far not the best italian food in town

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Denver, CO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We really enjoyed our late night pit stop at Vieja Lira. We'd had a terrible dinner earlier in the evening and were left jaded and still a bit hungry so we stopped into this place on a whim and had a really nice prosciutto pizza and glass of wine. Nice romantic atmosphere and pleasant staff.

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Huatulco, Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I joined a group of friends on the rooftop terrace and enjoyed a very nice meal of salmon pasta and margarita pizza. This is a mellow, unpretentious place that was full of locals. Very recommendable!

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Santa Barbara CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Not ravenous after a hefty lunch, found lovely choice of salads and soups (selected a tasty tomato based Pasta y Fagioli with aromatic sprigs of rosemary but no discernible pasta); one of us couldn't resist (or finish) the potato gnocchi with a bright green pesto sauce a tad light on pine nuts. Wide choice of wines by the glass and... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We shared a pizza and salad at this beautiful restaurant. The service was fantastic and the thin crust pizza was great. It was a nice change to get some real Italian food here.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Had great appetizer of Italian beans on tomato/olive oil drizzled bread....followed by wonderful thin crust pizza and wine......

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My girlfriend and I went to Vieja Lira a few weeks ago while in Oaxaca, and I'm still talking about the pizza. It was the thinnest crust I have ever seen, and it was absolutely delicious!!! If you need a break from traditional Mexican food for one night in Oaxaca, this is the place to go. Great atmosphere, wonderful selection... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended Vieja Lira by our hotel so in the rain of a Friday night having arrived from a flight from Mexico City (DF) we embarked on the search for the restaurant... It is now in fact at Reforma 502, there are two other addresses listed for the restaurant on Google! The ambience here is very relaxed, friendly and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

I was shocked to find a restaurant in Mexico that served fresh linguine as good as any place I've had it in Italy. Fresh and plentiful parmesan & black pepper. Really nice vibe in this restaurant & great value for the quality of the food. If you're looking to give the mole a break for an evening, you should really... More

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