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Vieja Lira

Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
516 1122
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Ranked #60 of 260 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Hours:
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
Montreal, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is an upscale Italian pasta-pizza place with stylish courtyard eating space and a nice rooftop terrace too. I ate here once and my pizza was excellent, although my margaritas were ordinary (the first one frozen - blended with ice – and the second one on the rocks). I felt that prices were pretty high for what I ate, though,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were positively surprised with lovely pasta and risotto dish we had. It was best italian food in Mexico so far. We were even happier with a great wine choice and how well it was kept. Highly recommended if you crave for nice glass of red in the world of Mezcal :-)

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oaxaca
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 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
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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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Additional Information about Vieja Lira

Address: Reforma 502 | Col. centro Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 516 1122
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Oaxaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta

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