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About 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 Jason Pfeiffer 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.

2 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
21st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 777-2410

Website:
http://maialinonyc.com/

Parking Details:
Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).

Public Transit:
6 train to 23rd Street, 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street/Union Square.

Executive Chef:
Nick Anderer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Maialino Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (60)
Good for a Date (57)
Special Occasion (54)
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Neighborhood Gem (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Business Meals (46)
Authentic (40)
Great for Lunch (40)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Bar Seating (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Cozy (33)
Romantic (32)
Great for Brunch (32)
Comfort Food (31)
Casual (30)
People Watching (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Fun (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Seasonal (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Healthy (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Scenic View (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great brunch spot — ricotta pancakes and cacio e pepe eggs are awesome.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

We had dinner one day and then brunch. Highest quality, super charming, tip included.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Our table was waiting and we were seated before the time of our reservation. The menu was varied, the bakery goods delicious and our waiter was helpful.

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server was really EXCELLENT ( Im just so sorry I can’t remember his name) and fantastic food. We had dinner there on Saturday night, 2/17 at 8 pm for 5 people under the name Felicia Sable, or Sable. I believe we sat in the back corner round table on the right side. We were there for an occasion and it was perfect for what we were looking for. It can get a bit loud at times, my 89 year old dad had trouble hearing across the table until the large party of young men sitting behind us left. Then the whole noise level was actually much better for all of us, and dad could hear all! We will definitely go back. The chicken is absolutely dreamy! And I ordered it at the recommendation of our server. Everyone else’s pastas were also crazy great! Our server gave everyone at the table great recommendations in response to our questions. He was very attentive to meet all our needs, he even gladly took a few photos of our group which was a bonus and finally served with a huge smile and great personality. Every experience starts with the server and he set us off on a great foot and was so on task throughout the whole experience. I hope you can figure out who he is from my comments and give him some praise and our thanks!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Solid across the board. The kindness of the staff enhances the experience of the decor and delicious food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Too limited lunch menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always awesome service, food, and wine. Don’t skip the cacio e pepe! Vincent is awesome!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day with the lady, was amazing as usual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Just overall pleasant atmosphere and great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Dining at Maialino is always a pleasant, relaxing experience in an authentic Roman setting with professional, well trained service and a creative menu prepared with quality ingredients that is always delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wait staff was very accommodating but service for drinks was somewhat slow
Food is excellent
Lively

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always delicious
Great service
Pretty space
Bartender a little glum but it was Sunday morning 😊

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Simply Wonderful! The food, service and ambience are always fabulous at this Danny Meyer's treasure.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Comfort Food, Organic, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food, but service is getting worse. I have eaten here before but until this past weekend, never had a problem. If based on service alone, I would not return. I support the no-tipping policy however I can't help but think that it leads to much worse service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The special pasta for that evening was flavorless and lukewarm. The Maialino pig was tough, dry, flavorless and also not even warm. Neither of us liked the wines recommended by our waiter after telling him what style of wine we liked. Over all a poor dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Maialino never disappoints. We were there last Saturday for a friends brunch get together. Among the afternoon’s delights were the eggs carbonara, a super thinly sliced porchetta sandwich and the cacio e pepe eggs. For sharing, do yourself a favor and order the ricotta pancakes, super yummy. Staff is lovely and the wines more so. A great afternoon that won’t soon be forgotten!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful selection of dishes to choose from. beautifully prepared and presented.
Attentive, knowledgeable service.
As with all Danny Meyer restaurants, the experience is reliably excellent.
While busy, the tables are well spaced and and the room does not feel overly crowded.
The new "no tipping" policy is much appreciated -

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I was disappointed by the experience. Service was terribly slow, so we had to call the waiter over several times. I thought my appetizer was unevenly seasoned, but my main was great. I was hoping for a better experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was incredibly delicious and the service was impeccable!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The gild is off the lily at Maialino. Our favorite spaghetti carbonara was served luke warm and full of actual fat with no meat - not their usual Guanciale. As a fairly knowledgeable wine person who has been to Italy more than 20 times - I found the wine list more than challenging with very few basic Italians of any color or shape. And the no tipping policy seems to have failed. Wait staff "wandering" around and eager to help; but a different person had to be summoned each time - so no continuity. Needs a shake up.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (México)·Dined on February 4, 2018

El somelier muy prepotente, si no pedías sus vinos de 300 us tenias que simplemente ordenar rápido y lo que el decía, me decepcionó profundamente el servicio, hace 3 años que estuve fue lo máximo, hoy a pesar que su pork y el pulpo es lo máximo no lo recomiendo y no volveré .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Expensive everyday dining; an upscale Le Pain Quotidien. We had attentive service; ordered the Mixed Greens and the Polpo, both of which were very good. With our entrees, we ordered a side of the Funghi Trifolati. I know the server heard the order, as he confirmed we didn’t want that dish with our 1st courses. When it wasn’t served with our entrees (decent pasta dishes), we believed it would come out imminently. By the time our waiter came back to follow up, we were over halfway finished, and we told him that if he’d not ordered the mushrooms to forget about it. He said nothing, and the next time we saw him was when he brought them out after we’d finished, with our flatware on our plates. Not until we said “no” did he acknowledge we didn’t want it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything tasted salty, there was a large bundle of hair in my fruit salad with hardly an apology, service was uninspired

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Enjoyable, poised, plentiful, accomplished.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Terrible service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Rude waiter was seemingly happy to serve all the white tables around us but had a sour expression and was noticeably unfriendly to the only Asian table in the room. No food can make up for this.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

great service all around! food was fantastic. our experience was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Snooty condescending waiter pretty much ruined it. Service was also quite slow. I realize that we are not their preferred diners- we are 57 - and so not of interest to anyone. However, we were paying and are not demanding. Also dont is derstand why the wine list is in Italian. We can’t read or speak Italian and so had questions- which was another opportunity for the waiter to make us feel quite stupid. Not that it matters but we actually eat out and travel quite a bit- mainly Us and Europe and he ranks as the most condescending ever.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Their food is creative and amazing, their wine list extensive and their ambiance warm. But what has really stood out for me during the two visits we’ve had in the last six months is the service. It is truly impeccable and makes the whole evening richer and more enjoyable for it. In an age where even the finest restaurants have spotty or inexperienced, not-intuitive service, the staff at Maialino is a reminder of how much good service can enhance the dining experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This restaurant was very dirty. Also the manager asked us to “entertain or move” our child because she was “bored” and being too noisy.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Haven’t been hear for a couple of years. Always great to see an established restaurant keep their standards high. Really enjoyed my lunch. Will have to go back again soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Horrible! Our waiter got EVERYONE’S order wrong, and the oxtail tasted like bland pot roast. Never. Returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service at our dinner for four was a bit subpar. We had to request refill of iced tea (not received by the time we had to leave), and a previously requested birthday remembrance for a member of our party was forgotten. Not up to the normal (expected) Danny Meyer standards.

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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing food!! Best pancakes ever. Bacon and sausage sides delicious. Not an inexpensive brunch but very worth it. And great service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

So fantastic! Service amazing. Food amazing.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was everything we had hoped for and the special attention by one of the Managers, Lauren, was exceptional!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First time in NYC. This place made me feel like home.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Promised a table for hat never materialized. After waiting for said table entree we wanted was no longer available. Duck was undercooked. Horribly noisy.

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