Maialino

4.7
4194 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.

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.
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SM
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and staff knowledgable without be overbearing.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, better service, deff Worth added it to your list for NYC restaurant, Pasta was amazing ! 😝

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AO
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best rigatoni of my like!
Everything else is also amazing.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really amazing food. My only complaints were the prices and the food was a bit salty. But quality of the food was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing. From beginning to end, we had a great experience. I’d have to say that our experience was only made better by our waiter, Jeff. He was super knowledgeable, attentive (but not annoying!), and made sure we had a great time. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

Do yourself a favor and order the mushrooms! Hands down the best mushrooms I’ve ever had.

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g
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value for quality of food and service.
Will dine again soon

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CB
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time was just very cold inside while eating.

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CH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic as always
Lovely setting that elevates the experience into something far nicer & more enjoyable than the usual loud crowded weekend brunch

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p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't know how many years it's been now, but Mailino continues to impress. It has become our family's go-to place for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. The service is just the fight mix of knowledgeable, friendly, and never over-fussy. And, of course, the food almost never disappoints.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food, great waitress.

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RB
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were happy to pay higher prices instead of tipping. Good for Danny Meyer.

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SV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danny Meyer never disappoints! We felt like we were in Italy, the menu was full of Italian classics and with a party of five diners we all shared our dishes-everything was fantastic! The hospitality is unmatched and something that always draws me to any of his restaurants.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance was w

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Customer service was very average. I had made a note that we are celebrating a special occasion but there was a wait for the table inspite of reservation and the service was slow, server barely spoke to us. Didn’t really feel very welcomed to the restaurant.

Food was delayed because of a private event, pasta was amazing but we waited for 30 mins for ricotta pancakes that didn’t even taste that great, too eggy! My 6 year old was really disappointed after waiting for pancakes for so long. not sure I would go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

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RC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a great place for brunch.
delicious food and great ambiance.

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JP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with excellent food and a very attentive staff. Menu options are creative and very tasty.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We were highly anticipating a meal at a nice restaurant to celebrate with out of town friends and were very disappointed in the service we received at Maialina. Our waiter rushed us to order when we sat down, didn’t take the table drink orders from every guest and then poured wine for table guests that didn’t want wine.

Our waiter then completely ignored us. We had empty wine/ drink glasses most of the meal. He seemed very distracted. He dropped off dessert menus and then completely disappeared. This was for a BIRTHDAY celebration dinner, which was noted in the reservation! When we finally asked to order dessert, he seemed annoyed and mis-delivered our desserts and dessert drinks.

Food was good...but service was very bad.

I guess the “gratuity included” policy does not motivate the wait staff to do a good job.

So disappointed in this experience.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite breakfast in NYC. The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and the location / set up is also easy for business meetings.

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DT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Drew made us feel so special. My fiancé and I were meeting up with another couple we hadn't seen in a year- and both couples had become engaged in the meantime. We were discussing plans to attend each other's weddings, etc. He really made our meal an event, gave us plenty of time to enjoy our courses... everything was lovely.
The food was perfect from the bread to the desserts (I loved the burger more than most), but the good feelings were tops.

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Amaizing place, nice food, beautiful people, perfect drinks

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

Went to the city for a couple days to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. We chose Maialino for his official birthday dinner after reading good reviews. We were not disappointed. Best Mozzarella we’ve had outside of Italy, which is hard to do. Great meal, good cocktails. The restaurant itself was a little noisier than I anticipated, but not too loud for the occasion. Not in the city as often as I’d like, but would go again in a heartbeat.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food was as correct as you would get in the best restaurants in Italy. We had a wonderful experience and will certainly be back!

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S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maialino is overall fantastic! Every dish, the service and experience are fabulous. I highly recommend the suckling pig!

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NC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! From the ambience to the service ...we had a wonderful time !

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!!!! Great food!!! Have been several times and always really good!!!!

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just spectacular.

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OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, solicitous friendly servers. And I love that hospitality is included (no tipping).

The octopus appetizer was amazing!

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EW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Everything we ate was delicious especially the basket of croissants and muffins!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Worst pasta I’ve had in any New York restaurant. Lousy, lazy service.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant (especially in the back); excellent service; generous portions. More than I wanted to eat.

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

The service here is excellent! The staff welcome you well and serve attentively. I was a little disappointed in the pasta dish I ordered. I've it had in the past and it was much more fresh and delicious. This one seemed a little dry. But overall, I love Danny Meyer's spots and Maialino is one of my favs.

Will come again soon!

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H
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance are superb. This is among my top 3 favorite restaurants in NYC. This last visit was especially wonderful as someone painfully pushed a metal bar into my heel. I was in agony. The receptionist who seated me asked me if I"d like an ice pack and brought me one which kept the injury from swelling. So thoughtful!

This place never ceases to please in every way.

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m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food though still too meat-centric. Fish portions were small and good, not amazing. Squid ink pasta was outstanding salads were excellent. Wine great.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Really looking forward to coming back.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best staff, best food, best atmosphere. I love everything about Maialino!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Our server was not warm or engaged and barely present we had to request him several time.

Most importantly I had called the restaurant before our reservation two separate time regarding a birthday candle with our pastry order. The pastries came out without a birthday candle.

I expected better hospitality from a Danny Meyer restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great
One meal was great
The other just OK
Drinks were very goid

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second review of Maialino because it's absolutely outstanding. Get another on the menu with the suckling pig and thank me later.

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TF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great wine! Great Service! I liked the "tip included" aspect of the experience. The service was not lacking due the tip being already included in the meal.

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