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Macelleria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.macelleria.com
  • Phone: (212) 741-2555
  • 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: Steakhouse, Italian, Steak
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The pasta was extremely salty. I could not even finish the dish."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and ambience. Fabulous wines - enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great and accommodating. Cool vibe and Wonderful food."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good food, Good Wine, great location, wonderful people watching in MePa."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was disappointing but the atmosphere in the restaurant was nice."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Very good ambiance and food! We had very good time and enjoined the atmosphere "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great service, delicious meal and superb wine list."
    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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Crowded, tight and not good, the best part of the meal was the bread."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "One of my best restaurant in nyc ! Produits are so fresh and delicious !! Thx "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant with great service and really great food."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The restaurant was mediocre at best. It was super crowded and we had a table by the bar, which turned out to be a nightmare. It took the waiter quite a while to get to us, and then rushed us along, especially when we had questions about the menu. My filet mignon was a bit dry, and I asked for medium-rare. Definitely not worth the price you're paying."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a great place if you are looking for low key "non-crazy meatpacking" restaurant. If you want to take the family out and enjoy a meal then this is your place. Jean are fine and your parents and children will love it, too. They have a bar but it for really waiting for your table or having a meal. Don't come here thinking this is a night club type place - it is not. Food is tasty and you will have a good evening."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went with a friend because we saw it on the restaurant week website, could not have been happier with our choice. It's very cute inside with definite charm. We had a 7pm reservation and were seated right away there were only a few couples there. But within 30 minutes it was full. The food was amazing and their wine list was great also. We would not have been able to afford it without the restaurant week prices but I will be saving to come back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great spot with delicious food. Only complaint is that the prices are too high for the proportions that they give. I don't mind spending a lot of money on good quality food.. But I was a bit disappointed when I saw my plate come. Service was fun and cheery and the ambience was upbeat. It's a bit loud but didn't bother me. Feels festive and authentically Italian. I'm from Abruzzo, Italy and definitely felt right at home. I would go back... But won't be for a while.. Will be exploring other Italian restaurants."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Like the look..brick walls, heavy wood, art work befitting a spot in Meatpacking district! Started with white bean soup...not just creamy...whole beans! Then as this is an Italian steakhouse went with the burger...cooked to order, good bun, fries, perfect. Only one dessert offered with RW menu..brownie bites..dusted with powdered sugar, no cream or ice cream...nothing to write about... Service fell off as meal progressed and not that busy..just a larger party which seems to throw places off these days!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "There was nothing here that really struck me as outstanding. The regular menu selection was small. No item called to me. The daily special menu had just one appetizer and just one entree. My date didn't want wine, so I ordered by the glass. I was verbally offered varieties (eg. Cab, Pinot, Chianti) but no list. There were a few times I wondered where our waiter was. Overall the food was fine, just not compelling enough to make us rush back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Travel to NYC on business about 6 times a year and I am sad I never discovered this resto until now. Would recommend this gem to just about anyone of any age group. We had the ravioli and lasagne and both were delicious and were a perfect illustration of good home Italian cooking. Service was great also. Two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I go to Macelleria at least 3-4 times a month. I have friends who go 3-4 times a week. The food last night was terrible. The portions were 1/2 their normal size. What is/was really pathetic is that when I said something to the waiter, he was not & apologized but said there was nothing he can do. It comes from the owner/matre'd. He has a reputation of being cheap and nasty. You would think he would take care of his regulars. NEVER! Someone who eats there several times a week you would think he'd but a drink? Someone who eats there several times a month when something is bad or off you would think he'd do something at least change it. We are all just about done here."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Went here for Restaurant Week lunch. I had the caesar salad (good), the burger (fair, a bit bland), and the brownie dessert (fair). Service was excellent and friendly. I had no problems using a Foursquare promotion. The place was nice."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "wonderful server.. very helpful... friendly....knew his wines.... and his food..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I thought the food was delicious, but the service was a little slow. We waited for about 20 minutes just to get a menu and have a waiter come and take our drink order. Definitely a place to go to get good Italian."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "very good, but to expensive for this level of Restaurant"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was great, food fantastic, and for $5 I even got a hug from the cute coat check woman! (very appropriate)"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "What a treat! Small menu , but everything was delicious and we lived the fact that the original elements were left in the restaurant"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but very expensive. Side dishes are charged separately. Service was nice and fast. Perfect for a New Year celebration!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went here on NYE with my wife. I had the wedge salad along with the rib eye steak. My wife had the Calamaretti and the Lasagna for the main course. The Calamaretti was excellent. Unfortunately the wedge salad was not. A wedge should consist of great blue cheese or house mafe dressing with real crumbles.. good fresh pepper and tomatos, with fresh bacon bits.. This salad lacked each.. They need to remove this from there menu immediately or revise as this takes away from how excellent the steak is. Big, juicy, aged well and so tender. I would go back time and time again for the steak alone. It was just that good. Do yourself a favor and try this place and get the rib eye. I would put it up with the best steakhouses in the city."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a group of 8 all of whom loved their meals Great service with a smile and lengthy wine list They even took the boys to the 'meat room' so they could select their choice of steak"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "become a regular. the owner gives snow in the winter to his regulars that eat there at least 2-3 times a week. however its my understanding he is also that way with everyone. i wish they would sell and there would be new ownership. he is the one that makes the place unwelcoming."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We've had a great experience. Delicious food and outstanding service. I could even practice my italian! But the most important thing for us as a family was how kid-friendly their were. They managed to make a special meal for my kid, and it happened to be the best meal he's made since the begging of our vacation trip. Couldn't forget to congratulate the restaurant for the music setlist choice! Certainly going back! Gazie mille!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was spot on. The butternut ravioli unbelievably great. Porterhouse perfectly cooked. The appetizers were wonderful. Difentlitaly go back."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Great service. Wonderful food. This is a terrific place. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/12/2013