The food was outstanding. We met there with two other couples. Pete was with me from the first day in Marine boot camp and all throughout our Vietnam tour of duty. Doc Kelly was our corpsman (medic) in Vietnam. We meet every 4to 6 months for dinner. Meta was very gracious as they allowed us to share war stories and catch up with recent events in each other’s life. Never rushed or hinted that we had overstayed. Great! This even though I didn’t recognize any of the staff. Under new ownership?
Food was delicious. Great service. Shrimp limoncello never disappoints. I would recommend the rice balls for an appetizer.
The food is presented beautifully on the plate. The service and friendly and accommodating. The food is wonderfully tasty. We frequent for dinner with friends.
We both had an enjoyable dinner featuring outstandingly prepared veal chops. Atmosphere was warm and amiable, service was wonderful and noise level was low. What a perfect evening out of the kitchen!
Consistently delicious food at Meta, with friendly & efficient service!
I'm not sure if the owners have changed but it is obvious that the staff has. We were there for my husband's birthday this past Sunday and I had asked the host to have the "brownie ice cream" dessert sent over after we finished our meals. He informed me that I should let the server know. It's difficult to do when you're trying to make it a surprise dessert. Unfortunately, he did not relay this to our server. Additionally, when our server did bring dessert that was ordered, after I had motioned to her that I would like the brownie dessert, she barely acknowledged the birthday and rather plopped the gelato tray on the table without any fanfare. I wasn't looking for streamers, confetti and pomp and circumstance, but a smile would've been nice.
Sole, as Meta was formerly known, was a much friendlier atmosphere. With that being said, the food is still amazing. I saw that the chef has remained.
And on a separate note, not that this happened to me but a guest had come up to the host when we arrived and she was telling him that she's been there for ONE HOUR and her food hadn't arrived. The host had the audacity to tell her to speak to her server. In a MILLION YEARS, I would've never taken that as a proper response. It is HIS responsibility as the host to make sure patrons are completely satisfied. It shouldn't be her task to find out where her food is after such a ridiculous wait.
Been here many times, dating back to when the place was called Sole. Always consistent, always good food. I had a pasta with broccoli rabe dish on this visit; my wife had shrimp lemon cello.
We shared two apps for four people, the burrata and one other app
Save room for the desert! The cannoli filling with chips is great!
It was a great experience. We’re we’re seated quickly, offered drinks, and dinner specials in a timely manner. The food was delicious and in good portion size. My favorite dessert which is tartuffo was also fabulous.
We were visiting friends who live in Rockville Centre. They are regulars at Meta and were excited to take us there. We can see why! We had a reservation and were seated right away. The restaurant was packed, and our friends said it is like that every night. The service was excellent as was our food! The caesar salad in the parmesian shell was so unique and so delicious. We all loved our food, and will most definitely be back the next time we're in town.
What a welcome surprise... I’ve driven past this place many times and didn’t think much of it considering the location. The atmosphere was fun, the service was exceptional, and the food was fantastic. The prices were also very reasonable and I can’t wait to go back.
Early seating. Waiter was cordial and timely in his service. Food was delicious
We celebrated our daughter’s birthday. The food was excellent as was the service. Thank you so much for such an wonderful evening.
Delicious and enjoyable dinner
Have eaten here a number of times to find new and exciting dishes and have never been disappointed.
The food at Mets is always exceptional. I have been the a number of times and never disappointed.
Always great service and food. Perfect neighborhood spot!
My Wife and I love this gem of a place in Oceanside
Just go , its well worth it and you will love the menu
I have gone there many times but my complaint was that it was over crowded. So they put us at a table that was squeezed in and was right near a doorway to the next room..even though I had a reservation. They could not change our table.
Music too loud
Whenever we wat at Meta, the food is always excellent. Our waiter, Chris, was professional, friendly and courteous. It's always an enjoyable experience.
Good neighborhood choice. We always go back at least every 2 months
We had a delicious meal, the staff was friendly and we could actually have a conversation where we could hear each other while speaking in a normal speaking voice. It was delightful!! My husband has several food allergies and was accommodated with a meal that he enjoyed very much. we are so glad we decided to try Meta. It has become one of our favorite places to dine. We plan to return frequently.
I had high expectations after dinning at Sole for so many years. Disappointed in the pasta dishes. The penne a la vodka was swimming in sauce when the pasta was picked out the dish looked like a plate of soup. Nona’s Ragu was hardly a ragu with a straight tomato and onion sauce along with a dry meatball and spicy sausage. The quality of the food and the lack of parking will not bring us back again
Great night with good friends. The food was super as was the service. We will be back.
Yummy!! As always, consistent.
Very delicious meal at Meta! Never disappoints. Love the food.
There were 7 of us, including some family members from out of town who were jonesing for New York Italian food.
The fried calamari was tender and had just the right amount of breading, the baked clams were just the right size, served whole in the shell thank you very much, and the arrancini were delicately seasoned, creamy inside crispy outside.
Everyone enjoyed their entrees as well. I had salmon over a bright lemon-flavored creamy risotto. Every item on the plate was well-prepared, and the flavors were lovely together. gplant parm and shrimp limoncello also got raves.
We skipped dessert but will definitely indulge at our next visit.
We were a group of eight celebrating my birthday. We had a round table in the second room which was the perfect size for fun and friendly banter. It was relatively quiet and we were able to hear each other well. The food was delicious as usual and the service was good. We will definitely return for many more meals.
Rice balls = AMAZING! Everything was good! We had the rice balls and fried calamari for apps. I had the pasta special with a pork ragu. The other people I was with had the chicken parm raviolis and the pasta with spinach and chicken...everything was SO delicious!!! Chicken parm raviolis were my favorite entree but again, everything was fresh and delicious. Will definitely be going back to try other stuff!
Only complaint it was too hot.although,when asked they addressed the problem. I think they may have an issue with their system. Joe donza
Iceberg lettuce has absolutly no nutritional value at all. Very inexpensive useless filer!
We had a dinner of 8, all enjoyed and I would recommend this restaurant
Wonderful meal, wonderful service, as always!
Food was outstanding especially the yellow snapper special. Our favorite waiter, Steve, was the best once again.
Meta is a definite local restaurant to try ❤️🍷
Food was just average. Shrimp limoncello was swimming in sauce.
Excellent food and service.
The food at Meta is wonderful. Everything we've tried has been delicious and nicely presented. The space is nicely decorated. I gave an overall review of four stars because the service on our recent visit was rather cool. The hostess was distant and our server was professional and efficient but did not really engage with us. Previously we've always felt very welcome by the staff here, so this was unexpected. Maybe because it was a weeknight? Regardless, we will definitely return.
This restaurant never disappoints! The food and service is top-notch!!!
As usually, had another great dinner with my girlfriend. One of the best restaurants in Oceanside.
Very good, always good food and service