Macelleria Italian Steakhouse Greenwich
hand cut filet mignon, capers, tabasco, aioli, egg yolk
Zuppa di Pesce
mixed seafood, garlic, lemon, white wine, fresh basil
olives, capers, potatoes, fresh lemon juice
My wife and I had been here a few weeks before and we were both pleasantly surprised. We could not wait to go back but after last night, I am not sure we will be going back again.
First off, if you are a party of 2, they will always sit you in the bar area. The main dining room is only for parties or 3 or more.
The main dining room is nice with a wood burning fireplace.
Anyway, the place was packed and unlike the first time, you can really feel like you were being rushed. From the second you sit down, they are pushing the alcohol. This I get, but typically not before the water. Bread was good but the butter was served in a cheap aluminum container. Pretty tacky.
I ordered the arugula salad which was pretty tasteless, and my wife the wedge which was soaked in blue cheese dressing. She enjoyed it though. Just wished she ordered the dressing on the side.
As a main I had the chicken which was simply ok. Again, not much flavor but cooked well. My wife had the salmon of which she could not have been more disappointed.
The food was rushed out and they seemed to be trying to clear the plates before we were even finished. The table behind ours the woman was complaining about her pasta not being al Dente, in which none of the waiters in an Italian steakhouse could understand what she was talking about. As we are eating they are removing a table next to ours, and left the chairs there. Just dragging it around making a ton of noise. Then the table reappears. Again dragging it making a lot of noise during dinner.
Don’t get me wrong, we want to like this place, but it seems like they just got too big, too fast and it’s showing.
As a final issue, they valet park your car for you. When I went to get my car, the valet pulled it out of its spot and left it across the parking lot. He came over with the key and pointed to it. Really? He could not bring it to me?
Come on guys. Last night was a pretty bad experience on what was supposed to be the start of a very nice evening.
Popular steakhouse with great food. Service was attentive and staff went out of their way to accommodate special requests. Highly recommend.
It was the least relaxing meal ever. We weren’t able to put down our forks to take a breath between bites before someone would come and attempt to clear the table. We politely asked no less than 8 times to leave the dishes and plates that we were still working on. We felt like we were being pushed out the entire time. Would not return.
Absolutely phenomenal service! Very attentive staff. Food top notch. The main dining room could use a better configuration as it almost looks and feels like a cafeteria. Needs a more intimate design. Otherwise a great experience.
Professional staff. Good food, lovely setting.
Just what you want in a steakhouse. Big tables, comfortable seats, great martini, good wine list, plenty of fun appetizers and of course a terrific steak. I had the NY strip medium rare, which was ever so slightly overcooked, but no complaints because it was delicious. I will go as often as cholesterol levels permit.
We called ahead as we were going to be 10 mins late for our reservation and were stuck in traffic. They said no problem. When we arrived, they had given our table away, were completely unprofessional and said we should wait at the bar. They had no idea how long it would be before we could be seated. They could have just told us that when I called ahead and saved us the trip there! The manager at the host stand (maybe owner?) was unbelievably rude. The restaurant was beyond packed with tables very close together and no semblance of social distancing. It was so ridiculous and attitude so terrible that we left to eat somewhere else and will never go back. Don’t waste your time or your money with this restaurant given how they treat their customers. There are too many good places nearby that actually value their customers.
Raised all prices on menu 50% plus Went there multiple times in past couple months everything was great…food, ambience, value. Ate there this weekend with same exact menu but they “subtly” raised every price over fifty percent and the portions were smaller. We were shocked, have no idea why or what happened but have crossed it off our list.
We were thrilled to see the crowd on a Saturday night as we had only been there weeknights when it was not as busy. The staff and their service is amazing. The food was delicious, the only thing that was off were the clams oreganata. They seemed overcooked therefore dried out. We will be back many more times.
Macelleria a wonderful addition to Greenwich. Great food, service checks all the boxes. I brought a "hard to please" friend and he was happy ; does not get any better than that. Complements to all.
This is my second time at Macelleria steakhouse and the environment is beautiful ,food is great and prices are very reasonable foe the delicious food . The main dining room is beautiful but seems to be reserved for groups of 4 or more . The first room feels more cramped and less enjoyable with the door entry near by and it’s a bit loud. The bar area is very nice and a nice place to dine . Service was very very good and their is available parking whether you valet or not . Overall. A nice experience
I loved our meal. I am disappointed to find out that this restaurant raised its prices across the board in less than 1 week!! Every item on the menu has risen 50-100%!! Won’t be going there again any time soon!
Absolute best braised short ribs I’ve ever had. Place was packed and the owner was our server. Impeccable and friendly. Will definitely become one of our regulars.
Great service top down
Impressive reimagining of the old Char restaurant location, newly redone and nice space. Broad menu, tasty food, reasonable prices especially for the steaks, great service, and free parking in lot, can't ask for more.
We enjoyed an excellent meal, and nice time out. Service is excellent, very attentive. Maître d’hôtel really paid attention to our happiness, checking in several times. Good choice, plenty of fish, pasta, in addition to steaks. Portions are good price for value, my friend had lamb chops, which were great. We also shared some salads, and my whole branzino was huge, could not finish it, and very fresh. My friend’s wife had pasta which she ending up taking half home. Only less positive comment is my wife’s Zuppa de pesche (fish stew) could have had a bit more seafood in it. Overall great experience for our friend’s birthday, we will come back.
Great service and food was excellent. Will certainly go back again.
Everything we had was delicious! Only suggestion per my husband was to have linguine with the zuppa de pesce. He loved the white wine sauce the seafood was cooked in but thought it needed some linguine with it. Would definitely go back.
Absolutely loved. First time there and will for sure be back
Everything from appetizer to dessert was delicious. The Steak Tartare was prepared to perfection! Staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely dine at Macelleria again!
The service and ambience is excellent! My husband enjoyed every course and cleaned his plate. I enjoyed my appetizer the most. My entree was not as good for me but overall we will be back! - submitted by Denise Ash
Everything was great, particularly appetizers and sides. Service was also very good
Such a great all around restaurant experience. The service is amazing and you feel really welcome here (unlike Polpo where you are treated like a low life unless you are in the Greenwich Elite crowd). The price points are amazing too and the food of course is great too!
Service and food was impeccable. Choose this place if you want a nice dinner before a show at the Capitol Theater only minutes away. Nice sized portions and fair pricing.
Engagement celebration: Food and service were incredible!
The food was excellent, Steak and fish were cooked perfectly. We went on a Tuesday night so it wasn't too crowded. I recommend reservations for the weekend.
We enjoyed the meal however we felt rushed. From the time we sat down and got the bill it was less than an hour. Going forward I would allow customers a little more time to enjoy the meal. 3 waiters asked to take my entre before I completed eating. I would recommend the restaurant carry black tea either English tea or Lipton. Not everyone likes green tea. Wishing you success. Thank you.
Some of the best service around the area. Food was very good and pricing very fair. Would highly recommend a visit.
BEST ADDITION TO GREENWICH!
Finally a good steak house in Fairfield County!
Fillet Mignon was to die for!
Sides were delicious.
Was there for our anniversary. Service was top notch. Food was excellent.
Ribeye was medium rare as I requested. Diver scallops were also wonderful. We have found a new place to go! Will definitely be back.
It was our first time eating dinner at Macelleria Italian Steakhouse. We were seated at our table as soon as we arrived. The waiter was very pleasant and asked us if we had any questions before we ordered to ensure that we were content with our dinner choices. The food was very good and the service was impeccable. The chef even came around to make sure that we were enjoying our meal. The noise level was loud but the restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night but that will not stop us from coming back. We really enjoyed our meal and we will definitely recommend Macelleria to all our friends.
Great addition to Greenwich scene. Superb food and service and great menu
Ambiance was beautiful. Very clean. Service , food, presentation 5 star. I will go back
wonderful place, amazing service, good atmosphere, food is outstanding.
Wine list could have listed more offerings
This is a great new addition to area restaurants. The atmosphere was lively and comfortable, and the staff was friendly and very efficient. We did not try the Italian offerings this time (a next visit is definitely on our calendar), but the steakhouse choices were all good and reasonably priced. The crab cake was excellent - light and crispy and full of crab. Filet was perfectly cooked and flavorful. Sole entree was generous and good. If there had been a profiterole on the dessert menu, it would have been a perfect night!
Excellent food. Excellent service. We went for an early dinner because my husband says you always get the best service then, and he was right! Two of us had the wedge salad which was very good, fresh, and nicely presented. Our daughter had the burrata appetizer and said it was outstanding, along with a pasta dish with salmon in it. She said it was lovely, and had enough to take home for a large lunch the next day. My husband had the NY strip with whipped potatoes and spinach. He's a dedicated meat & potatoes guy and said it was excellent. I had the scallops. At first I thought the portion was small (4 scallops) but they were quite delicious and I was very satisfied. Our waitstaff was very attentive and charming, without "hovering" over us, which we appreciate. Highly recommend!
The food was outstanding but the service was even. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. We were celebrating a birthday and the waiters brought out our dessert with a candle in the whipped cream and sang to the birthday girl! Management sent over an after dinner cordial. It was an evening to remember!
One of my favorite restaurants in the area. A must try! incredible service...does not disappoint, ever!
Macelleria Italian Steakhouse Greenwich is rated 4.6 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.