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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.
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
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 -
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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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