Tried & true.
There is no better place in New York to eat a “maialino”. Add a simple dish of pasta and your dinning experience is perfect.
Not as good as it used to be but still a lovely dinner. Excellent and helpful sommelier Kim. Lamb sausage cavatelli too heavy on the salt. Frito Misto vegetables a bit bland. Delicious desserts
It was a great meal, the server was very knowledgeable and helpful! Great aperol spritz. And lattes also
Simply exquisite. This is my go to Italian restaurant. I'm a heckler for consistency, excellent food made with fresh authentic ingredients, outstanding (and I mean OUT-STANDING) service that is attentive without being exacerbating. The sommelier was spot-on, the pastry chef tended to our pickiest little requests for a birthday cake. This place somehow manages to do it all right, if you crave traditional Roman cuisine, this is your spot.
There is a special place in my heart for the Torta della nonna, and this place gets it right.
Well done you guys!
Food here is very good and portions are just right. I have been here multiple times everything is outstanding. Restaurant is very nice via decor. It’s NYC so yes pasta is high twenty dollars. Bill adds up quick but exceptional in every way.
I only wish I could find some fault so that maybe it would be easier to get a reservation! A nearly perfect evening. The food is consistently incredible and the service is outstanding, from the front desk to the waiters to the sommelier, even after eliminating tipping. We can't wait to our next meal here.
Everything was great
I docked the ambience a little because the restaurant was just so chilly that my teen had to wear his coat inside. Be sure to order the Maialino suckling pig - it is well worth the expense.
First time doing brunch after enjoying many dinners here. It was extremely disappointing. The waiter recommended brunch dishes were terrible. The service was extremely slow. We had to repeated request to be helped. Overall a very disappointing experience for a $70 brunch for two people with no alcohol.
Consistenly high quality food and service. Always a reliable choice. Hostesses sometimes may be a little distracted (e.g., with taking or bringing out coats), but generally - attentive and on-time service. The restaurant dining room has a cozy and elegant setting and feel, and the servers also maintain that level of welcome sophistication.
We went to celebrate my friend's birthday. The brunch was delicious, the service was thoughtful, generous and attentive, and the place was lovely. We had a reservation for 10 am, when it opened, and it was wonderful to have the place nearly to ourselves. By the time we left, it had filled up and was abuzz with the murmur of conversation -- also very pleasant! I really enjoyed my sunnyside egg, biscuit, and sausage along with a cappuccino with oat milk. My friend loved the ricotta pancakes and pear jam. We finished with a scoop of the champagne sorbet to share, which was light and slightly fruity. (My only quibble was with my bacon side, since I happen to prefer what I think of as American-style bacon -- thinly sliced and very, very crispy.)
Absolutely wonderful in all respects. Cannot thank you enough and very eager to return!!
Great scene, ok food. Lame fruit/eggs. Awesome pancakes. Couldn’t bring us a candle for a simple birthday request.
Came here for my birthday on a Thursday night and had a great time with my date! We had the olives and seared octopus to start. I had the special (that night was a pasta dish with seafood) and he had the tortelli. For dessert, we split the torta della nonna. It was all delicious! The service was great. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and made great drink recommendations. The atmosphere was that of a cozy, neighborhood restaurant. We had a great time and would definitely come back!
Parents in town. Great option, wasn’t floored by food but great service
what's not to love about Maialino? Wonderful, consistent experience every time. Staff is so pleasant and accommodating, and the food is interesting and delicious.
The service and the food is spectacular! I love the trout! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal!
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was wonderful! The staff is great and the food outstanding.
Everything was great!
Service was extremely slow on this occasion. Coffee to more than 15 minutes. We got our food before it arrived. Ordered a second coffee a half hour later and the same thing happened. Hmmmm
Maialino always delivers. Best breakfast in town and tremendous service. Lunch and dinner + bar with amazing wines are also top shelf. Keep up the good work!
I’d been so excited to visit this restaurant for my boyfriend’s birthday, and was really disappointed to receive poor service and cold, subpar food. My boyfriend has really enjoyed this restaurant in the past, and he said he worries that they’ve gotten complacent. Not what you want for a special occasion meal (and a pricey one at that).
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.
We found Maialino to be overpriced and over-rated.
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
Had to wait for a bit but server was apologetic and accommodating
Always enjoy this restaurant. Lovely room, gracious and attentive staff and the food is always good.
Joined for brunch. All the food was beautiful and delicious. The pancakes were out of this world. Service was flawless! Amazing time!
Great brunch spot — ricotta pancakes and cacio e pepe eggs are awesome.
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.
We had dinner one day and then brunch. Highest quality, super charming, tip included.
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.
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!
Solid across the board. The kindness of the staff enhances the experience of the decor and delicious food.
Too limited lunch menu
Always awesome service, food, and wine. Don’t skip the cacio e pepe! Vincent is awesome!!
Went for Valentine’s Day with the lady, was amazing as usual
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.