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Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian food

The potions are very generous and the food tasty. The service , though helpful, is rather unfocused and they could do with a maitre d .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The potions are very generous and the food tasty. The service , though helpful, is rather unfocused and they could do with a maitre d .

Thank Primandstewart
wilmington, nc
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped in for light apps and some wine near the end of another day with one of those large Oaxacan lunches. We were immediately impressed by the extensive wine list with strong Italian and Chilean offerings. Ordered the pate and charcuterie (meat lovers) and again impressed by the size of the "apps." Seems like a theme in Oaxaca. Enjoyed a... More 

Thank ken123
Seattle, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This place is right across from the Ethnobotanical garden near the Templo Santo Domingo in Oaxaca. We went in to duck a 10 minute rain storm and stayed for a couple of hours. This is an Italian restaurant with excellent food and wonderful presentation. This place has an extensive wine selection for Mexican restaurants. They also sell plates of cheeses... More 

Thank TiKeGi
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49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

really enjoyed my pasta and pizza and my husband enjoyed his meal as well. the place is on the fancy side, but on the terrace you feel like you are in another world. this place is also open for lunch. great wine selection which is also available for purchases to go. cant wait to go back.

Thank Laura D
Colorado Springs, CO
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196 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Like many others, we wanted a break from the local food. This place looked inviting. We opted for the pizza and also had a salad. They have other Italian dishes as well, but we were hungry for pizza. Service was good throughout the meal. Pizza was a very thin crust with a well proportioned amount of toppings. Ambiance was relaxing.... More 

Thank COCowboy
Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excelente restaurant with a very nice ambiance. The wine list is extensive with reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

Thank mlessa
Woodbury, Minnesota
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to Vieja Lira at the recommendation of one of the local residents and were extremely pleased. We split a pizza, had two glasses of Chilean merlot, and ordered dishes of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. The entire order was just superb. The service was friendly, efficient, and responsive. The restaurant provides a lovely ambiance with... More 

Thank Raymond1288
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

3.5 stars. Wanted a break from local food. Fairly late, mistakenly headed for their other address on Reforma, didnt know it was closed, but no matter. Looked promising and was welcoming, but food was mixed. Mixed green salad was generous but middle of road at best. Cappricio pizza was supposed to include sausage but hey I suppose a hot dog... More 

Thank Tom T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had heard and read about Vieja Lira and were wanting Italian food - a bit tired of Mexican after nearly a month in Oaxaca. It was a comfortable setting but nothing special and one of the placemats was dirty. My husband order lasagna traditional and myself a green salad with fruit and nuts (all but the greens were skimpy... More 

Thank Ginigoes
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

When it's time for something different in Oaxaca, go to Vieja Lira. Food, wine & service are as good as you will find anywhere else in town. No more expensive than other good restaurants in Oaxaca (& there are many).

Thank nobryan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
  • Phone Number: 5168676

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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