Maialino

4.7
3932 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
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 Jason Pfeifer draws inspiration from the Roman cooking tradition to create soulful food, reflective of the rich culture of both Rome and New York.

Maialino is a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 10:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday noon - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 777-2410
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
21st Street
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Parking details
Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).
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Public transit
6 train to 23rd Street, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park Roman Italian restaurant is better than we initially thought, especially for a date or an upscale brunch.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 3932 People Are Saying
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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! It was anniversary and they were so gracious in offering us a toast of champagne and a delicious dessert with a Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Perfect!

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary there. It was the perfect place for it: great food, good service, warm environment, excellent ambiance. Who could ask for more for our 57th anniversary? But I do resent having to write 500 words - you should be satisfied with any amount of words of praise.

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G
Miami
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Tonarelli cacio e Pepe is always amazing. My wife's portion was cold, but the waiter took it off the check. They were not able to serve me a porcetta plate (shaved ham) because it was "snack time". I only received some bread after asking for it. I guess the service could have been better.

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NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. So good, wonderful service. The Maialino al forno is like heaven. The pastas are incredible. Everything one could hope for in Roman cuisine.

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K
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food as good as ever. Service and hospitality not up to Danny Meyer standards. What happened??

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sommelier Katherine Schwartz was amazing and really made our night.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Lovely view of Gramercy Park

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The suckling pig is such a treat. Crispy and tangy crust, and tender, succulent meat underneath. The wine list is extensive, and the sommelier was friendly and helpful in guiding us to a wonderful Italian red. Comfortable but sophisticated atmosphere, and impeccable service.

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Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful greeting, great service just a touch off on timing and most importantly, delicioso food! We will plan another visit!

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, huge wine list, and great service, with someone dedicated to explaining the menu. As an older person, my only complaint was the noise level, which made conversation more difficult.

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Nope. No way that was worth $70 for two people. The gratuity is included in the bill, and it shows in the service. After 10min waiting at the table, I went to find us water and menus. Clearly, zero follow up from the server between taking the order and bringing the bill. My poached eggs were so soft boiled, I left them uneaten (naturally, no “was something the matter” from the server), and the toast tasted stale.

The high point of the meal? Jimmy Fallon walked by and thanked the manager for breakfast. He must be used to LA service. I hope they got his eggs right.

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o
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is excellent, value is not great. Service professional but lacking soul.

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KM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food with vibrant restaurant vibe. Wine was outstanding with our food thanks to the Somm. Definitely recommend.

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SM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Reviews leading up to my decision to make a reservation were flawed. Nothing special about the food or service can’t understand why anyone would find this place memorable especially with all the great Italian restaurants in New York

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Your service has definitely slipped. I’ve had dinner at Maialino several times over the past 2 years and last night was not what I expected. Waited 10 minutes from the time I sat down to my table before I literally got up from my chair to find a waiter or manager to get water, a drink ordered, my table RE-balanced.

Will think twice before ever returning.

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V
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in NYC for brunch. The Cacio de Pepe is to die for. Strongly recommend to others if you are in the city on a Sunday.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The cappuccinos were excellent, as were the ricotta pancakes. The rest of the brunch, including salads, eggs, were average. Service was very average, which seems to be the case with restaurants which automatically include the tip. I don't think we would go out of our way to return. Ambience was enjoyable, overlooking Gramercy Park.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was average type italian fare, however the real downer was the terrible wait. Despite asking the waiter specifically to send dishes as they come, we had to wait an hour and 30 minutes after finishing our appetizers to get our entrees.
A female manager came to our table to apologize, but decided to blame it on a duck we had ordered that supposedly held up everything.
While they added a few side dishes to apologize, we had lost appetite by then, two hours after arriving.

Given the number of quality italian restaurants in tye city, the bad service and the fact that gratuity is automatically included which prevents you from voicing your displeasure, i strongly advise against wasting your money, or your time there.

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p
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and food were not as good as before, very noisy. I have recommended it before but will not anymore.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service, The Food was amazing! Fresh , hot and well prepared. The atmosphere was inviting and cozy

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I asked for a seat at the end which they accommodated. Much appreciated. Our server was very polite too!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu is extremely limited and rarely changes

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a
Des Moines
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with a friend- cocktails were great - service spot on - the ricotta pancakes were unbelievable with the peach jam -

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p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful Danny Meyer experience. The service, cuisue and ambience are all made with the customer in mind...superb

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n
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant! Excellent food, excellent service, and the perfect balance of fancy and casual.

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SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been dying to go here forever, eyeing the amazing ambiance from the window as I passed by regularly, and Maialino completely lived up to the hype. A bit on the pricier side, but completely worth it. The food was amazing, the wine list was beyond extensive, the service was attentive and friendly. Perfect for a date! The setting warrants dressing up or dressing more casual.

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RC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites in NYC! Great food and great service!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maiaino’s is one of the best restaurants in the city, and is our family’s favorite brunch/breakfast spot. The ricotta pancakes, the toffee brioche, and the Italian style scrambled eggs are all stunning. Service is super smooth and skilled, and the “tip included” prices in no way diminish the attentiveness of the staff.

The dining room is beautiful and warm but relaxed.

A gem!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great
I find it annoying that I’m forced to write this review

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and unpretentious service, good ambiance and great food. As a Londoner big fan of the non-tipping policy

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My husband and I are on holiday in NYC for the first time and wanted to try some of NEw York’s hottest culinary delights. I had seen many great reviews of this place. Everything was fine except the braised duck pasta was too heavily salted and I couldn’t eat it. We did try. It was too salty for my husband too. It was really nice of the restaurant to give us gelato to try make up for it but I’m not a sweet tooth so that was pointless.

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DK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with a truly incredible wine list. Sommelier was especially excellent. Extremely well informed and made superb recommendations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to spend my birthday

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a great meal. great service that wasn't overbearing. amazing wine selection and the portions were generous for a fancy place like this. would definitely go back!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was average. We were really disappointed .

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

$30 pasta bowl with pepper, butter, and sharp Romano cheese. You decide.

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G
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food. Highly recommend the bucatini- best ever Definitely will return on my next trip to NYC

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with great service, high price but real italian taste

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about maialino was more than great for me. I went for my birthday and was absolutely happy I choose this place and I definitely will be going back to try other menu items.

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S
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints

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