Maialino
Maialino

Maialino

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://maialinonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127772410
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday noon - 2:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Anderer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our communal table in the private dining room seats up to 22 guests and is available for events and celebrations.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Kehr 2127772410

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 21st Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 23rd Street, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).
A word from Maialino
Maialino is a Roman-inspired trattoria from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, located in Gramercy Park. Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a true neighborhood trattoria, with a menu that celebrates the restaurant's ongoing relationship with its local family of farmers and suppliers. Executive Chef Nick Anderer draws inspiration from the Roman cooking tradition to create soulful food, reflective of the rich culture of both Rome and New York.
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Maialino reviews from OpenTable diners
339 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (230)special occasion (148)neighborhood gem (148)great for lunch (115)notable wine list (112)great for brunch (106)hot spot (93)romantic (80)vibrant bar scene (71)good for groups (70)scenic view (23)kid-friendly (18)late-night find (17)Show More
  • I'm Obsessed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    If I were married to a one percenter, I would eat here everyday. I love the ricotta pancakes.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Once again, I was thrilled with brunch this past Saturday. There is nothing to say other than it is a treasure !!!!! We never felt rushed, nor was there ever a minute where someone wasn't asking us, if everything was ok. I was impressed when the hostess said, "Nice to see you again"…….always a nice touch. I had asked for a booth and when I arrived, the hostess was spot on with the reservation and said it would just be a minute or two !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Clouja
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I took my husband here for his birthday. It was our first time dining at Maialino and we had lovely dinner in a very warm atmosphere. Food was delicious and served at an easy pace. Will definitely make this our neighborhood go-to spot for special occasions with friends and family!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Disappointed
    RaphanovaVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The place is really beautiful and it's in one the most beautiful parts of New York, Gramercy Park. I got there earlier then my party and, unlike 99% of restaurants in NY, they allowed me to seat at the table, which was really nice. The reason it was disappointed is that the service is way too slow, it took them 40 min to bring the mains and more 20 min to bring coffee. That's a lot for a business lunch. Also, my Traviola arrived cold in the table. I'm probably go back to try the dinner menu, let's see.
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  • Amazing every time
    ilovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    can't say a bad thing about it…amazing food, service and consistent. One of my favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    Harveydent
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Came here for a birthday dinner on sunday. It was a 9pm seating, only available and that was a few days in advance reservation. They take walk ins, but still wanted to have our regular reservation in the main dining room. Great food, great service. Would go again. A little $$ but that's what you pay for
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The interesting menu is what brought us in, the beautiful space, the fantastic food and the stellar service will bring us back. Everyone that works there has a smile and friendly demeanor. It seemed not to matter which server walked by, they were available to help, clear, fetch, answer a question, whatever. We tried a lot of things, our favorites were the seared octopus, fried artichoke, papparadelle, spaghetti carbonara, pasta with pepper and pecorino and the lamb chops, served with a fantastic gravy that required a trip to the bread basket. Can't say which were our favorite desserts, there wasn't a bad bite among the six we tried, but the plum tart disappeared first, so...The only negative is the precise, (read stingy) pour from the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • need new capp machines/baristas
    cdknewyork19
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love this restaurant but every time I go for breakfast it takes at least 15 minutes for a cappuccino or Latte. This time it took 19 minutes. The servers are exasperated themselves because they say that everything has to be measured and the backup is awful and often people finish their food before they get their lattes, capps, etc. They need faster machines and more people at the coffee bar. It's ridiculous to wait this long.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gramercy
    ililiVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Service was great and pastas are outstanding. My friend and I hadn't seen each other in awhile and no one rushed us through dinner. It was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful meal
    salEdawgz
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Really good food in a relaxed feel atmosphere. Professional and friendly service. The pig face salad was very different and never thought i'd see a dish like this in any restaurant. The suckling pig ribs were simply prepared and delicious. We had the strozzapreti pasta prepared with the almond and tomatoe pesto (I believe this is a Sicilian "Pesto Trapanese"), tripe antipasto, truffled mushrooms and several drinks. Everything was fabulous and I'm looking forward to returning to try some of the other dishes on the menu. Definitely a must try if you're a "foodie." And don't skip on the dessert! I had the fruit crostata with a brown butter gelato. Great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Franny
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    surprisingly good with ample portions. staff was attentive and constantly refilled water and generally appeared genuinely interested in us having a good time. Wine was explained and all in all was a great experience. Location next to the park was an added bonus. usually hotel restaurants are a bit stuffy but this was not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Service flawed
    MarieMarie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Brunch. I ordered ricotta pancakes.. My husband ordered two pasteries. We asked for our cappuccinos to be served first. They were not. First, one pastry came and 15 minutes later, his second pastry, not warmed. He asked to have it warmed and brought when my pancakes were served. It came back cold. Pancakes and cappucinos exquisite, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best
    DowntownfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Maialino is one of the best restaurants! Fabulous food, wine, and service combine to present a perfect dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Mmmm bucatini!
    AMEPVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    As much as I enjoyed the pork, the next day I couldn't stop thinking about the bucatini. As well as delicious food, it is a beautiful atmosphere. I love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pig Heaven
    SVBD
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    One of the best meals I have had in years - the signature dish was spectacular and the fried baby artichokes were better than ones I had in Rome in June. and of course the pastas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maialino
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service impeccable as always - yet something has changed with the quality of the food. Perhaps the menu choices, but the bread isn't as fresh and the eggs were undercooked. This is sad because Maialino has been my favorite brunch spot for years. I hope it was just this experience - as I said service is amazing but the food was not the way it used to be. I hope it goes back to the way it used to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very slow service. Took over 20 minutes for espresso
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  • A great experience all round
    TimTraveler
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service from arrival to departure; classically excellent food, with no unnecessary fussiness; and a very pleasant dining room. A very wide selection of starters and pastas, we were not disappointed. For the main course three of us shared the slow-cooked piglet - the eponymous Maialino - which was melt-in-the-mouth tasty, served with rosemary potatoes. Desserts were also excellent: pain au chocolat bread and butter pudding; plum tart with brown butter ice cream. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special occasion
    MrAB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My experience here was great. Our waitress was really interested in making sure we had a great dining experience. The wine she suggested for us was great and paired well with our meals, too. The malfatti was really delicious. The veal and sirloin were too. And dessert was great. This is a great place to go when you're looking for quality Italian that isn't standard red sauce fare or if you're looking for a place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Artichokes the best in the world
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is so fantastic and the experience is just wonderful. If you go, you must order the artichokes...once you eat them you will dream of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great for brunch
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I enjoyed my meal here. The waitstaff was very nice, maybe a little slow with getting an order. The verde drink was refreshing and the lamb chops with egg and salsa verde was excellent. The side heirloom tomato salad was just ok - don't feel that it was really worth the $10 price point. Overall, I think I would return if in the area again
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • impress your guests
    ChantboyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Made reservations for myself and two friends from out of town. They were impressed with everything - the ambiance, the service, and the food. The lunch prix fixe is also an outstanding value.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A hit and a miss
    pinkbugVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been to Maialino several times and never have been disappointed. . . until now. Although the food was prepared and presented in its usual excellent fashion, this lunch was ruined by very inattentive service. The waiter would disappear for long periods, and when asked for something simple like a fork, he would not return until the food was cold. This happened recurrently (we never did get the sweetener for our ice coffee, even after he was reminded.) We'll try again since we live on the park, but will make sure we avoid this particular waiter.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Superb
    TobycatVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A birthday dinner for 4 was splendid throughout. The service was exceptional - attentive, friendly, helpful and thoughtful. The sommelier was a real pro providing excellent guidance and suggestions. We were never rushed or hurried. The food was superb. Appetizers were exc lent and highlighted by the white truffle shavings fondue. The mains too were excellent led again by a truffle highlighted ravioli. The fish was excellent and the traditional cace e pepe was excellent and nicely spiced. Would return again for sure.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had lunch with a friend who had not been yet and she loved it. Food and service were fabulous; it was great. I feel badly I cannot remember the name of a gentleman who took extra special care of us……can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The people were friendly and attentive. I was placed at a nice table and the ambiance was warm and inviting. The disappointment was with the food. I had an omelet that was fairly tasteless and there was a wilted salad dumped on top. It was not with the feel of a "Roman" presence,- and the breakfast, with which the reviews were raving about left me empty. I wasn't asked if I wanted any bread or side order,- which normally one receives with an omelet. overall, I think the hype going into the restaurant with is what made the disappointment so much greater.
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  • Disappointed
    zimzum
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Generally speaking, we were disappointed with food and menu choices. We were surprised at the lack of salad/greens available. Chef had a heavy hand with salt. Halibut was dry and boring. Wine very good. Dessert delicious.
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  • We ate every morsel
    dunesgirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Holy bananas this restaurant is one of my top faves in the city now. Every dish was a taste explosion. Loved the artichokes and the potato skins. Even my simple pasta was fabulous. The ambiance and decor is so lovely and relaxing. They gave us a table in the far back corner which meant quiet and we were so happy! (Until a staff meeting started around us and our waitress disappeared; but we did start lunch late at 2p.) Will go back again and again.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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  • Great
    boyslovefood227VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I surprised my boyfriend for his 41st birthday with dinner at Maialino and asked if they could make the night memorable. They definitely did. We had the chef's tasting menu and it was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and the GM even came over at one part of the night to wish him a happy birthday in person. He is still talking about what a great time he had. We will definitely be back again!
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    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Amazing
    bdaydinner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here and it couldn't have been better. The staff went above and beyond to make our night special. The Maialino pig special is phenomenal. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Italian on Gramarcy Park
    GothamFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been here several times for business lunches. Always good. Charming, sunlit, warm wood and window lighting, with views of Gramercy Park. Food is excellent, upscale Italian. Smallish portions, but right-sized for lunch. Relatively quiet corner walkable from midtown East. Not as crowded as in past visits, but still lively. Consistently great. Had a celery salad as a starter that was little less interesting than its description, clean but a little bland, and great Cavatelli with lamb sausage. OK biscotti and surprisingly good French press coffee.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • my favorite Italian in all of NYC
    claudiay
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A memorable meal. No missteps whatsoever. Truly an incredible Italian restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maialino - Monday & Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Dinner was enlightened hospitality in action--unpretentious excellence. Denise, my server, was right to recommend the Crudo of fluke carpaccio with a citrus melon twist, pairing with Benanti bianco. The Terredora do Paolo rosso, on Denise's rec, was great with the Malfati suckling pig pasta. which was rustic and exquisite in one bite. Reminded me of a dish of my grandmother's--I loved it and sopped up the parsley highlighted sauce. I ended with bread pudding and Dindarelli moscato. I returned 4 days later with my wife. Macklen was a wonderful server. Wife started with the Testarella al Maialino, and we laughed and delighted, and then she had the white truffle special -- a decadent treat. My meal was excellent, too.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Service was amazing. I forgot to take a portion of my wrapped unfinished meal with me. I called the restaurant when I realized my error and a representative delivered it to me! Amazing!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Place
    Cookie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    there were 4 of us for brunch and the food was not your regular brunch. We had soft eggs with pepper which were more like an egg soup. The flvor was great, but the consistency was not something I'm used to. We also had a ham n egg sandwich which was great. The ricotta pancakes were our favorite item. They were so light and fluffy and came with an amazing fruit sauce and syrup. I would go back for that! the last thing we had was the poached eggs over corn. it was very good, but not a huge portion. We also got a pastry basket that was full of delish goodies. The cappuccino was very good as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Superb!
    Gramercy2014VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dining experience at Maialino can only be described as perfect. The service was attentive and on target. The servers always came to the table with a smile. The food was exquisite, if you go, you must try their signature dish, the suckling pig, it was a generous portion and delicious. Everyone at our table was beyond satisfied with their meals. We can't wait to go again and try their brunch. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somewhat disappointed
    norm
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    this was my third time at maialino. food has always been very good. this time however the seafood brodetto was oversalted.and not enjoyable. the first course was up to their usual standards. the staff was very attentive and service was excellent. they were aware that it was our 65th anniversary and went out of their way to please. sent us home with a bag full of goodies. dessert was excellent as well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Food!
    LauraB
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Truly a great experience. Went with my son and we had a truly unique experience. Everything was delicious and no details were spared.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hello
    handymckay
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a very nice lunch. The pacing of the courses was very slow for weekday lunch, though. I was fine because it was a casual lunch with a friend but for a business lunch it would have been too slow.
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  • Lovely night
    FooDiva
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal in a warm contemporary setting at Maialino to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. The standouts of our meal were the Malfatti pasta with pork and arugula and the mushroom side dish. Portions are modest, so if really hungry consider sides and/or family dining option for whole table. What really shines here is the service. Our evening started at bar with short wait for our table. Bartender was terrific and knowledgable. Our waitress was warm and exceedingly helpful. Fitting place for special dinner, but atmosphere lends itself to small groups as noise level can be enthusiastic at times.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.