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3649 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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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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Executive chef
Nick Anderer
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 3649 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The staff was very attentive and professional. The food and wine were both excellent in price and quality. The atmosphere was cozy and had a nice ambiance. Located in a beautiful corner of a beautiful neighborhood in Gramercy. I highly recommend the sea bass. Ordering coffee with your dessert is a must. They have well-trained baristas, an elite espresso machine and serve a high-quality coffee in Joe's Coffee. Few restaurants make any effort to serve quality coffee. Gratuity included was a nice touch. Removes one last minor headache.

vipNjoy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

We found Maialino to be overpriced and over-rated.

2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Having Seen the documentary about Dan Meijer on 60 minutes, we decided to try out this restaurant and the Union Square Cafe, while visiting NYC and we were sorely disappointed by Maialino, it took 35 minutes before we were asked what we would like
to eat, and the FEGATO my husband ordered as appetizer was truly disgusting, it looked horrible and tasted even worse, then he had “0sso Bucco” (oxtail )and that was served in a bowl, which made it very hard to maneuver the bones to get the meat off, and very unfortunate the sauce that accompanied the oxtail was far too sweet.
When my husband was finished eating a waiter immediately ran up
to him to ask whether he wanted to have a “doggy bag” for the bones, which was quite idiotic!
Desert “torta alla nonna” was rather bland because it was covered with pinoli (pine nuts) which had not been roasted and they should have been!
If you boast about being an Italian restaurant, make sure that the chef reads the cookbook “mama Toscana” he can learn from it,
Wines overpriced for what you get, only one Vino Nobile on the menu is truly a disgrace and the wine menu was emphasizing the Brunello.

Compared to the USC, Maialino is mediocre, and that may be a generous judgement!
All in all an interesting evening but most definitely not what mr Meijer
could have intended

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Joined for brunch. All the food was beautiful and delicious. The pancakes were out of this world. Service was flawless! Amazing time!

vipPaul (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Firstly the staff was really accommodating and was able to move my reservation time. 2nd time there, the appearance inside was really nice to impress someone for a brunch. The food was delicious, didn't take the waiter recommendations but the food was great but a little expensive than I'm use to. Staff was attentive and kept refilling my cup.

kiannpepper (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 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.

FeliciaSable (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 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!

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipFussy (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Too limited lunch menu

Mkbnyc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The waiter took our order never returned. It was almost an hour between appetizer and entree. We needed to call the floor manager to serve us.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Just overall pleasant atmosphere and great food

StacyDan (New York Area)
5.0  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.

Hurricane32 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipWillajane (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipEllin (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

vipLT11 (New York Area)
3.0  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.