Maialino

4.7
4093 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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 Pfeifer 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

On Valentine's Day, we will be offering a special 4-course pre-fixe menu at $!35.00 per person.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Park Roman Italian restaurant is better than we initially thought, especially for a date or an upscale brunch.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 4093 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waited 20 minutes past our reservation time. No one ever checked in at our table once our food was served.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We waited for a table around an hour at the bar, and the general manager realized and sent some grilled vegetables as appetizers...I think he could have done more...but definitely the food, place and wine is worth it.

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D
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was phenomenal! The food at this restaurant is great!

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tucked into a nice booth, but there are no bad seats! Our server was knowledgeable and when she was less familiar with the wine, she asked the sommelier to help out. Never rushed and food came out properly timed. Just perfect with our dear friends for celebrating a birthday!

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SN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! The food is outstanding.

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W
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Brunch was just ok- was expecting amazing and it was just alright- disappointed- don’t plan to revisit

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and ambiance were great, but the service was really outstanding. Pacing of the meal was perfect, we never felt rushed and had a wonderful dining experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation for four people at 12 PM, we started with four of the best mimosas in town. Then we order a pastry basket sampler followed by some prosciutto with some fresh mozzarella, but what we liked the most was the potatoes. Our meal was exceptional and none of my friends had anything bad to say about Maialino and the service. We will be definitely coming back soon.

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Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Chicago and visit NYC once or twice a year. We’ve been coming to this restaurant as long as it has been open, usually for brunch on Saturday before catching a Broadway show. Great food in a stunningly beautiful setting served by smart, engaging staff.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anything you can ask for in a Danny Meyer restaurant is available here. It's not the cheapest spot, but like other Meyer establishments, it's very high quality. The service is excellent without being obtrusive, the food is excellent, ambiance is great and it's an ideal place to go if you want quiet conversation in highly pleasant surroundings.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food as in past visit was excellent but the service was very slow.We had to wait over 15minutes between appetizer and main course Thankfully a hostes came by and noticed that our food had not arrived and look into it. I can aonly think it was because it was very busy but again the food was superb.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening.

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ricotta pancakes!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best suckling pig I’ve had and an excellent wine selection

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CH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Wait staff very helpful and patient with helping us choose our wine. The food was excellent. I also like the idea of it being a non-tipping restaurant. There was no loss in service at all.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best breakfast/brunch in NYC, by far. And such a pleasure to have a no tipping policy!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very special! One of the best Italians in NY.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! We were in for a Conference and could not have been happier to have found this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not great

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall a good meal/experience and had high expectations given the restaurateur. The food was good, not great and it took some effort to find something I wanted on the lunch menu. The service was fine, but disappointing given it was only fine. I'm not convinced the gratuity included model is best for the customer.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been going to all of the DM restaurants and this honestly was my least favorite so far.

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f
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed the prix fixe option for lunch. I had the bucatini all’amatriciana (scrumptious) and my friend greatly enjoyed the Arctic char. We started with the cheese plate which was a terrific selection of very good cheeses but what we truly loved in that course was the orange marmalade that came with it. If it was for sale, we would have come home with a jar each. Do it. Package it up and sell it at the restaurant or at Daily Provisions. One more thing which maybe people don’t notice but I notice, especially with pasta — the portion size was perfect. I can’t tell you how many times I bring food home, which I prefer not to do or just leave it behind for the trash, which I hate. Our server was great. Warm, charming and very efficient. We’ll be back.

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C
New York Area
175 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite place for us to celebrate a birthday. The food is fabulous, the service outstanding. All requests honored. Prix-fixe is terrific with many selections. The prosciutto and mozzarella was large enough to share and absolutely delicious as was the bolognese. The tortelli with added white truffle was exquisite. All the cookies are a treat--especially the hot chocolate ones for those with a sweet tooth. Never fail to have a memorable meal!

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Best tiramisu in town!!!

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

They include the tip which is probably why our server was so rude and short with us. I have dined there before but the server acted like she didn’t want us there

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went in for dinner on New Year's Day and was not disappointed! Highly recommend the pasta dishes here.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic..no bad surprises..energetic staff..excellent service..warm ambiance..keeping the same level of high quality for years..

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Perfect!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Wonderful service and amazing food:)

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PG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. It is warm, welcoming, great staff, great food and it is not pretentious.

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Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I so wanted to love this place. After all of the reviews in Zagat, Forbes, OT etc, I was incredibly disappointed. The reason I am giving this 3 stars is because of our server, Daniel. He was professional and incredibly polite. He is the type of server you might see at Daniel or Gramercy Tavern. The food? Mediocre at best. The buccatini was bland. It was a pile of lifeless pasta with sugary tomato sauce and 5 (I counted them) bits of guanciale. The chicory with anchovies was dismally boring and petite in size. Squid ink pasta with crab was “decent,” however, the $42 price tag (even with service included) was extreme. Sorry everyone. Head over to L’Artusi, Lupa or Frank instead. You will spend less and your palate will be satisfied.

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TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar service and incredible food. Get the slow roasted suckling pig. And as many pastas as you can stomach.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The staff never screws up.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Came with high expectation was disappointed; great ambiance, too many managers not enough service staff, ordered wine by the glass took anywhere between 8 to 10 minutes to get our wine every time. Had the lamb tartare which was excellent and the pork shoulder which was very good, had the spaghetti alla carbonara the portion was small and the sauce watery not really like a carbonara. the cacio and pepe was marginal. Asked for gluten free bread got two small slices a bit stingy. Overall experience was not worth the price.

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DM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great authentically cooked and very delicious Italian food. It was a little on the expensive side but we as with everything in life you get what you pay for. This is a non-tipping restaurant but the service was so exceptionately good I felt compelled to tip our waiter. I should have got his name so I could name-check him here but if you get the guy with the beard and spectacles that’s him, however I’m sure the service would be on point whomever it was who served you! He was very happy to explain the menu and answer and questions in a relaxed and friendly manor making everyone feel happy and at ease making for a great dining experience. I’ve eaten here on my own a number of times when I’ve been in NY on business but this time I brought my family with me for the holiday season and they loved it to. Highly recommended.

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SI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

this place has the best wines by the glass! I don't know much about Italian wines but when I ask the bartender for a suggestion, he/she always delivers an outstanding wine just right!

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DP
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Might be the best brunch in the city. Large variety of appetizers and entrees from which to choose.

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PU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Danny Meyer restos are known for quality guest service apps were ok w/exception of the polpo which was inedible. Five of 6 ppl had pasta as mains. Each pasta was overcooked to a point of gummy. The truffles (wh & blk) were tasteless. A check was brought to table w/o our asking. We then ordered coffee which took an extended period to get . It arrived lukewarm. Service is included. How were we to register our unhappiness? I have reached out to the gen mgr of Maialino to express by unhappiness in detail. Perhaps worst meal of my year & I eat out a lot both NYC/US & France/Italy.

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DW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and impeccable service. We will definitely be back!

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