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
75 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)great for outdoor dining (29)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (20)notable wine list (20)special occasion (18)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (16)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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 2011
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great and accommodating. Cool vibe and Wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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  • 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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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 459 reviews are from the Macelleria reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
  • The restaurant was mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
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  • Great for family / low key place
    AviEatsOutVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Foodie123
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but prices too high
    CristinaH
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RW Lunch
    GeordyVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    KennyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
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  • Great local gem!
    Foodie101
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    AnniefreeVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    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.
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