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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. Our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage and hospitality. Tips are neither required nor expected.
New York, NY 10010
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
$31 to $50
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Unique Parking Garage is located on 21st Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway (1 block to the west of Maialino).
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
Maialino Ratings and Reviews
First time and will return. The waitstaff was very helpful and explained the various offerings. Started with the roasted carrot appetizer- a great choice, sweet and creamy in texture. The Pappardelle alla Bolognese was an excellent choice for the pasta course. Tender homemade pasta noodles in a creamy tomato sauce was pure comfort food. We shared the signature main coarse of Maialino al Forno. A very generous portion of crispy roasted pig served with rosemary potatoes. Highly recommend the gelato and sorbetti for a light refreshing dessert. The restaurant is upscale casual with a vibrant atmosphere. I understand why reservations are hard to come by.
Went for a birthday and service was pretty bad. Food arrived cold and had to be warmed up. Also told them it was a birthday when we made the reservation and checked in but dessert came with nothing. Disappointment and we’ve been here many times - never again.
Food was average, presentation very basic and in tiny plates. I did enjoy the seafood stew and my son the pasta with pork ragu. My daughter’s did not like their Spaghetti a la Carbonara and the waitress did not notice that their plates were left almost full. Worse, there was a mix up with the order. My daughters had ordered small plates of carbonara each. I told the waitress to instead bring one large portion and they would share. They ended up bringing one large and one small. When I told the waitress about the mistake, she apologized and said she “would take care of it”. The bill came with both charges ($39 & $26 I think). Since our waitress never came back to the table after dessert, I opted to just pay the bill and walk away. Unfortunately I walked away with a sour taste and it wasn’t because of the $26 which are irrelevant.
I love this place. It is a quintessential neighborhood gem. Special enough for the most special occasions without feeling so uptight. Ballgowns and denim jeans and band t-shirts alike are welcome.
An absolutely wonderful waitstaff...knowledgeable, witty, super engaging, yet invisible during the meal...this is why you go out. This is fine dining in a cool environment done really well.
A welcome "no kids allowed" respite from the holiday madness.
We always enjoy our time at Maialino -- it is refined and first-rate, yet unpretentious and relaxed. The food is simple, delicious and expertly crafted, the staff are informed and helpful, and the prix fixe lunch menu at $48 is an absolute bargain. There is plenty of space in the restaurant and no sense of any rush to eat. We were last there for my wife's birthday. We will be back again soon and often.
Front stuff was very helpful to accommodate my 4 month old little one with stroller. Food however tasted better during my initial visit around its opening days. I think service could be little better but as a whole we had a nice dining experience with infant.
One of our favorite places to eat when visiting NYC. Everyone from General Mgr. Andrea Czachor to the professional wait staff are attentive, friendly, make you feel special, and at home. The food is authentic Italian, extremely well prepared, the menu is spot on, and the "specials" are terrific. Highly recommended. Great food, great service, great vibe.
We have dined at Mialino several times, but after our lunch experience this time, I'm not sure that I would return. There were six of us for lunch and we were seated in the back of the restaurant which we thought would be quieter. It wasn't. Being the holiday season, I guess that was no surprise. The service however was terrible. Our waiter seemed to care less that we were there and pretty much ignored us during the two and a half hours that it took to be served our lunch. When our food did come, all of us had a pasta and they were all overly salted and cheesy. The bottle of wine that we ordered did not come until we were halfway through our meal. We would have ordered coffee, but since we had already been there two and a half hours, we skipped it, knowing that it would probably had taken another half hour. This waiter definitely did not deserve a 20 per cent tip, but since this is a no tipping restaurant, and the gratuity is added into the cost of the meal, we had no way to let him know that the service was not acceptable.
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