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Vieja Lira

Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
516 1122
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Ranked #72 of 250 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Expensive for Oaxaca, sure. But for years it has been the best Italian restaurant in the city, and remains as such, in its fairly new locale, spacious with traditional open courtyard with pleasant decor. Service is courteous and efficient. Both drink (especially) and food arrive in a timely fashion by Oaxacan standards .... but this is fine dining, and it... More

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Washington, DC
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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