Macelleria
Macelleria

Macelleria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macelleria.com/
  • Phone: 2127412555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 8am-11am
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm,
    Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Sergio Bitici, Diego Bigucci
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full in house and off premise catering menu available please contact Katie Martinez, 212-741-2555 or banquets@macelleria.com
  • Special Events: We will help you cater and organize your next special event for 10-500 guests. We have full capabilities to plan your events on or off premise.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Greenwich and Washington Streets
  • Public Transit: A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Street parking available on Gansevoort Street.
    3 Parking Garages in the two block radius.
A word from Macelleria
As one of the first restaurants to lead the Meatpacking District’s revival, Macelleria has proven itself to be a staple in an ever-changing neighborhood. Owned and operated by Violetta and Sergio Bitici, Macelleria's rustic, Northern Italian cuisine never disappoints. Using only the finest meats and home-made pastas, each visit to Macelleria is like sitting in on a Tuscan grandmother's Sunday dinner. Drop by and you're likely to see Robert DeNiro or Jay-Z dining in the restaurant's wine cellar, constructed in-part using a 16th-century fortress.
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Macelleria reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (27)notable wine list (20)special occasion (17)good for groups (16)romantic (12)hot spot (12)great for lunch (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (8)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Very good Italian food
    JohnW
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Meat Packing area. The pasta is great. Desserts are very good. Also, very good wine.
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  • Average food for a high price
    toasVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a reservation for 5:30 pm and perhaps that was a mistake. The restaurant was already very well visited but we had the impression that the staff was not ready at all. We had the NY Strip Steak which we ordered medium but they were served more than well done. The cream spinach they served was actually sautéed spinach with a lot of cream and the potatoes were grease and dry. The two glasses of house wines were acceptable but pricy. For a final price (tip not included) of $158.- I would have expected something completely different.
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  • Macelleria..nice people
    leeloeats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice place; friendly staff; very good food served piping hot, would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good Clean Italian food; made us feel we were sitting somewhere in Italy, both for the feeling of restaurant, the warm and careful service and of course the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Lasagna EVER
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Holy smokes...best lasagna I've ever had! It's made with spinach noodles which not only adds a fun color to the dish, but also adds a nice dimension. It almost seemed lighter than it was and was unlike the heavy brick-like lasagnas elsewhere than sit in your stomach like rocks for hours. Also, the carpaccio rocked my socks. My hubby had never had carpaccio before and this was a great place to have it for the first time. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant, but can't speak to the crowd. We were the only ones there at 11:00 pm on a Wednesday night. We had gone straight there after our plane landed so we must have missed the normal dinner crowd. We'll definitely be back to this place for more lasagna! I'd love to try breakfast too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    One of the best rib eyes I have ever had. Consistent from visit to visit. Went with some vegetarian colleagues and there was plenty of items on the menu for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing in all ways
    Airia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was nothing special. Salads were ordinary, pastas were overcooked and the sauces were uninteresting. But the service was truly terrible. The hostess put 3 us at a tiny table meant for 2 although we had a reservation and were on time. I asked for a larger table and she said it could only be used for a party of 4, then promptly gave it to 3 men who arrived after us. (We were 3 women.). The waiter took a long time to bring us menus, and even longer to get drink and then food orders. Yet our courses were rushed and he seemed slightly dismayed when we ordered dessert--clearly they wanted to turn the table. I can't think of a reason to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such good food
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had lunch alone outside. Wonderful half order of "straw and hay" with proscuitto and peas. And an order of grilled calamari. It was all delicious. My only "complaint" might be that the entree of calamari needed something -- a small side? a few beans? anything. It was a big plate of delicious calamari, but it needed something with it. I should have saved the pasta to eat with it.
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  • Sunnie
    Sunnie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A wonderful restaurant! Service and food was wonderful. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Penelope
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was very good (Restaurant Week Menu). Service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive or annoying. I would return. My only hesitation when thinking about this restaurant is the noise level. If you wish to have an intimate conversation it is difficult because the volume of voices is very high making conversation difficult. Thank God there wasn't music blasting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ottima carne
    Rebecca
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Ci siamo fatti consigliare ed abbiamo mangiato un ottima bistecca e un branzino . Perfetti. Ottima anche la frutta che normalmente non si trova come dessert nei ristoranti americani ma questo e ' un ottimo ristorante italiano. Grazie
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday afternoon lunch
    Woodtick58
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Attended during Resturant week. Great value & food. Wait staff attentive and friendly. Look foward to going back and sitting outside @ sunset!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steaks & pasta - good combination!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Interesting mix of great quality steaks as well as gorgeous pastas - in a lovely setting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Wine & Service are authentic
    Lucia
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Real Italian food, service and atmosphere, too. Great experience but just a tad bit overpriced….
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed my meal
    Walt2d2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious!! It is a bit on the pricey side though. I wouldn't go here for a casual dinner. But I will absolutely be back just another slice of the cheesecake. Probably the best cheesecake I've ever had
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went here for restaurant week. Food was great and the portions were larger than I had expected. We also ordered an additional app (prosciutto and buffala mozz) - which was delicious. We were a few minutes late for the reservation, but the hostess was very accommodating and offered us a table inside or out (we chose outside which overlooked the heart of MePa). Waiter was very pleasant and didn't rush us at all. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We sat outside the night we were there and it's a perfect spot for outdoor dining. Lots of people watching and not too many cars. We totally enjoyed our evening dining at Macelleria. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week
    foodieNY
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The overall experience was pleasant, although we kind of expected a steak to be offered on the menu for the restaurant week. It's a steak house after all! The location is right in the heart of the meatpacking district and the overall ambience of the restaurant is very nice. We had a table outside which was great. The waiter was a bit annoyed when one of us asked to repeat a certain dish ingredients. Otherwise, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch was not top notch
    lilydines
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    But drinks were awesome! We ordered the chicken diavola and rib eye steak both were dry!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Great, all around
    Byelyse
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I went to Macelleria for dinner with a friend, and it was a great place to order a few cocktails and have a relaxing dinner with friends. We sat outside on a beautiful night and it was perfect. Good food, strong drinks, and some fun people watching. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh...not too impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The pasta was extremely salty. I could not even finish the dish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The resto week menu dishes were not at all interesting and the size were smaller than a kids meal it was our first time there and it was not a good impression for the future
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Our anniversary!
    Becks
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food and ambience. Fabulous wines - enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • A must visit
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great and accommodating. Cool vibe and Wonderful food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had a group of 6 and everyone had pasta for dinner. The homemade pasta is delicious and everyone raved about their dish. I personally loved the Garganelli, ragu antico de carne. The octopus appetizer was perfectly tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too trendy to taste good
    eatswellVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We dined early for this neck of the woods and, perhaps, they put more waiters on as the evening progresses, but ours was clearly handling too many tables. NY Strip Steak entrees were cooked perfectly, but appetizers - tomato and onion and wedge salad were so bland that we thought of how much better those at Legal Seafood. The tomato had no taste at all and the only taste in the wedge salad was peppercorn, which overtook the gorgonzola. With regard to sides, creamed spinach was more like soupy spinach. Grilled mushrooms were just fine. Nice wine list, but not worth a return visit for the food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service has a bad side
    Yummmmilicious
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The waiter was attentive, however not informative initially. I like the "explain the menu to me like I'm five" approach instead of circling back 3x and them asking if we had questions about the menu. The food came in a timely manner. The steak was delicious, but the sides (creamed spinach especially) were overly saturated in olive oil.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • This was alright
    Coisaline8
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I used to love going to Macellaria with my boyfriend and even my parents. All their meals were delicious and so well prepared! However, this last time I went the food was not all that good and the service wasn't great either. I know the game was one for th World Cup but that is no excuse to me. I hope they get their stuff together again otherwise I won't be visiting again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    brunchgal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I dined at Macelleria for brunch on a Saturday and ordered the chicken paillard. The meal was delicious, but the bread we were given was very hard and toasted. I noticed most other tables had much softer and better looking bread. The service was terrible. The hostess was standing around kind of staring around at people, which was semi-uncomfortable. It took almost 10 minutes for anyone to even greet us at the table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Affordably Affluent vibe.
    QuadMCVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Good food, Good Wine, great location, wonderful people watching in MePa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinewellVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food was disappointing but the atmosphere in the restaurant was nice.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 465 reviews are from the Macelleria reviews archive.
  • Great food
    Britkay
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Staff were helpful, friendly and flexible with our order, good was excellent and good wine too, been meaning to try this for a while and glad I did
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Piaa
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very good ambiance and food! We had very good time and enjoined the atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great service, delicious meal and superb wine list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Macelleria for brunch
    RichSVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Second visit to Macelleria. The food. Wow. Whether you order a simple steak'n'eggs as I did -- not so "simple", but rather perfectly marinated and grilled hanger steak with 2 over easy done perfectly -- or the ravioli as my wife did, you will enjoy sensual pleasures beyond expectations. The food experience is enhanced by the funky ambience and superb service. It's a meeting place, a conversation place, a fun place. Informal but some of the finest dining in the city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Chicken!
    food
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I dream about the chicken here. It is spicy and crispy on the outside and so juicy inside. We eat a lot of chicken at home and I typically never get it out. BUT I break the rule here as it is incredible. The service is always good here. These are career waiters not people passing through. It makes a big difference in the dining experience. Place has a great vibe. We always enjoy it. Great for couples and groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    QItlVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Crowded, tight and not good, the best part of the meal was the bread.
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  • Absolutly perfect
    agatemlVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    One of my best restaurant in nyc ! Produits are so fresh and delicious !! Thx
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    wstmarlkVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wonderful restaurant with great service and really great food.
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  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    aussiegirlinnyc
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Booked this pace last minute, and was a little concerned that I could get a table for 5 people at 8pm on a Thursday night (a few hours beforehand). The reviews were nothing to write home about, so my level of expectation was not set high. It was buzzing when we arrived (upstairs, downstairs was empty), and our table was not quite ready, so we got a drink at the bar, which is perfectly fine with me. Loved the cocktails! Service was pretty good too - they brought out a dessert (on the house) with a sparkler for my friend's birthday. Everyone loved their steaks, and my pasta was cooked al dente. Delicious! It had died down by the time we left, so it's not really a late night place, but I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.