Italian Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Gramercy Park, New York
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  • breakfast food
  • ricotta pancakes
  • good for dates
  • brunch food
  • authentic
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  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoSeptember 18, 2015
    Pastas are as authentically Roman as you can get! Cacio, Carbonara, Chitarra, etc. and anything with the roasted suckling pig/fish is a gift from heaven. Beets are beautiful and save room for dessert!
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Guest of a Guest
    Gramercy Park's Maialino is, in the most simplest form, to die for. Sweet, savory, and everything in between - its beyond delicious menu is best explored with large groups prone to over-ordering. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 2, 2016
    Danny Meyer's Italian restaurant right above Gramercy Park offers this simple pasta dish called tonnarelli cacio e pepe. It's always well seasoned and always made with love. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerJanuary 11, 2016
    a beautiful restaurant, perfect for bringing your parents. food-wise, the suckling pig is their signature dish, but it is a bit of a chore to eat. perhaps best to go for one of the delicious pastas!
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 13, 2016
    Italian-inspired breakfast options include cacio e pepe eggs, a white frittata with zucchini, and a mushroom and rapini patty with a sunnyside up egg. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • jessica m. h.
    Gluten-Free Pasta ---> Chef Nick Anderer's kitchen always has a few gluten-free pastas available (one of which is usually house-made) & can pair any of them w. whichever sauce you want.
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The contadino is two perfectly poached (soft) eggs with sauteed seasonal vegetables. Right now its corn cherry tomatoes and jalapeños. This is the perfect breakfast
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The Malfatti al Maialino is the best; fluttery squares of egg pasta with arugula and a generous portion of braised suckling pig leg, brightened with a lemony sauce. Read more
  • Madeleine R.
    Madeleine RootAugust 16, 2016
    Love Maialino, but think it's better for brunch or a cocktail than it is for dinner. Standout bring items include the cacio e Pepe eggs and the unbelievable sausage.
    Upvoted Feb 27
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionSeptember 21, 2014
    The contadino is the way to go. Served on a bed of roasted corn, cherry tomatoes and jalapeños, this is one of the best egg dishes I've ever had. The patate and pomodori sides go great with this dish.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmithDecember 1, 2013
    All of the pasta dishes I've had were perfect and the suckling pig specialty is truly delicious. Tender meat, crispy skin reminiscent of pork rinds. Yum! The late-night burgers rock as well! Go!!!
  • Savannah P.
    Savannah PetrickJanuary 10, 2016
    papardelle alla bolognese has a great flavor. I love the sauce on the malfatti but the suckling pig is a little too gamy for my liking. the bruschetta is great to share, as is the olive oil muffin.
  • Raquelle J.
    Raquelle JessieJanuary 17, 2016
    not only is this spot super cozy, but they have amazing food. Carciofi fritti, suckling pig, clams, cacio e pepe, carbonara and the truffle special dish are life changing,and the italian cookies <3
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The breakfast at Maialono is great. Cappuccino is excellent and I alternate between the Contadino and the Currant Pecan Granola with Yogurt and Fruit
  • Justine B.
    Justine BloomeNovember 25, 2015
    Peer through the gates of the "residents only" gated Gramercy Park and then stop in here for delicious breakfast selections. Take a look through the adjoining hotel lobby and pretend you can afford it
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanOctober 23, 2016
    The perfect nice but not-too-fancy Italian restaurant. The pastas are solid & well-portioned. My surprise favorite was the Spaghetti Vongole- the clams were HUGE and juicy. The Malfatta is also great.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    Danny Meyer's Roman trattoria is a thoughtful, comfortable place, where the service is pitch-perfect and the roast suckling pig has shatteringly crisp skin. Read more
  • F-Factor N.
    F-Factor NutritionOctober 17, 2012
    Being one of Danny Meyer's several restaurants in the city, you can be sure to get great food and amazing service. It's casual for an upscale restaurant so you get quality food without all the fuss.
  • Holiday
    Holiday1 week ago
    Oh happy day, had the malfetti with gluten free pasta. They will do all pasta dishes gf. For gf peeps this is a big deal! Counter culture coffee available. Hospitality included. Fine experience.
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerMarch 14, 2015
    The reviewers in Unique Sweets were praising the desserts here. I like the olive oil cake. Find the recipe here:
  • Rosamaria P.
    Rosamaria P.September 1, 2014
    Quarto quinto is a must. Their prosciutto covered sweetbreads are amazing. Crackling pig and malfatti also a win. Can't go wrong with this place.
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SiegelFebruary 24, 2013
    Fried artichokes, spaghetti carbonara, pasta with suckling pig and must end with the flourless chocolate cake with buttermilk gelato. Also, the service is some of the best in the neighborhood
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    For pastas, try the ultra-simple tonnarelli cacio e pepe: square-edged spaghetti with copious grindings of black pepper and Pecorino. Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaSeptember 24, 2013
    What to Order: The cold-brew coffee is made fresh daily, but a classic Italian Shakerado is also a good bet: Espresso and raw simple syrup are shaken over ice and garnished with an orange slice.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListJune 11, 2012
    Taste: Bucatini all’Amatriciana, oxtails, veal T-bone or braised lamb with onions, sformato di ricotta. Secret -> Maialino serves Italian-themed breakfast, featuring ricotta pancakes, and poached eggs Read more
  • Risa
    RisaSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grub Street off-menu dish: Gluten-Free Pasta. "Chef Nick Anderer's kitchen always has a few gluten-free pastas available and can pair any of them with whatever sauces their customers might want."
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 12, 2012
    Stop in for the just-introduced late-night pizza special. Beginning at 9 p.m., this Gramercy restaurant is serving a $12 deal that includes a Brooklyn Brewery beer and a carbonara pizza: Read more
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    The flavors are traditional Roman at Danny Meyer’s latest, with standout versions of bucatini all’Amatriciana and trippa alla Trasteverina. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
    Upvoted Mar 22
  • Elizaveta T.
    Elizaveta T.September 4, 2016
    Porchetta and poached eggs with prosciutto cotto for Italy-maniacs; caccio e pepe for mac&cheese lovers. Pancakes are to die for.
  • Joey J.
    Joey JApril 6, 2015
    Tomahawk Ribeye and the Baked Sea Bass with polenta were beautifully cooked. The Pappardelle with Ragu Short Rib was very tasty too. Great restaurant in the Gramercy Hotel.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 12, 2016
    Antipasti include delicate baby artichokes. Among the pastas that follow is an excellent spaghetti alla carbonara with egg yolks, guanciale and heaps of black pepper. Entrées, like Maialino, -TimeOut
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The house Malfatti ai Maialino is disastrously decadent, with thick pasta ribbons weaving around shredded roast suckling pig and fresh arugula, flavored with a hint of lemon juice. Read more
  • Nicole
    NicoleAugust 6, 2015
    Roman cuisine with fresh ingredients. Sit at the bar for a view of Gramercy Park out the window. One bartender during weekday lunch means slower service, but it's Italian. Take your time.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 1, 2011
    The Roman Trattoria of the moment. Danny Meyer never ceases to amaze with stellar food and the best service standard in New York City. Peppered chicken on Arugula. So simple, so good.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 8, 2013
    The ingredients of the Late Night Burger counterbalance the luscious patty, made from a Pat LaFrieda mix of short rib, brisket and chuck and seared à la plancha. Read more
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardDecember 10, 2013
    Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding: "You will absolutely want to save room for this little lump of heaven, which comes snuggled up next to a scoop of hazelnut gelato." Read more
  • Cali Z.
    Cali ZimmermanNovember 23, 2014
    There's nothing to complain about here. Brunch is fabulous. Coffee, pastries, porchetta sandwich. All A+. Sizable portions and attentive service. The bread basket is an essential starter
  • Superb
    SuperbJune 26, 2012
    A cozy (though actually quite spacious) spot for brunch. Try their soft-scrambled eggs with pecorino and black pepper! (Tip: Check out the bathroom in the hotel lobby. Very cool.)
  • lisa l.
    lisa limJune 30, 2012
    Scrambled eggs cacio e pepe - super tasty. Maialino Contadino (poached eggs with market veg) fresh and delicious. One of the few places that that doesn't over poach their eggs.
  • Marc C.
    Marc CohenMarch 24
    The carbonera is famous. Very good Italian wine and apertife selection. A little overpriced for the presentation but still a very solid experience.
  • Liggy S.
    Liggy S.October 17, 2015
    This is the most delicious breakfast I have had in a while. I ordered the scrambled eggs with pecorino and they were a dream. I love everything about this place.
  • Theresa R.
    Cheese and meat plates were awesome. Good wine selection. I had the lobster pasta as an entree, and it was amazing!!!
  • D
    DNovember 30, 2014
    One of the best restaurants in NYC. Impeccable wine, food, and service. Order the garganelli and scottadita and a nice Barolo.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerFebruary 20, 2016
    the ricotta pancakes are *incredibly* moist, almost gooey. the kumquats add a strong fruity contrast to the butteriness of the pancake
  • Sumeet S.
    Sumeet ShahMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's not surprising that the happy hour here (5-7 PM, M-F, bar) Danny Mayer's gem is fantastic. $5 wines and small bites. Do it if you're in the area.
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 1, 2015
    Late-Night Burger, $15 Nick Anderer’s Italian take (Gorgonzola, house-cured pancetta, escarole on rosemary brioche) is available only between 10:30 p.m. and midnight and only in the front barroom.
  • amy p.
    amy pelletierAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of the most outstanding places to drink and taste new wines in all of Manhattan. The Sommeliers are insightful and approachable. One of my favorites!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 11, 2014
    Maialino serves a quality weekend brunch, where their poached eggs are just as tempting as the Cacio e Pepe pasta. Make reservations in advance as it gets busy.
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine ParkJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My fav dish is the bucatini & the berry cocktail. Also, the bread they serve in the beginning is awesome. Perfect for family, friends or special occasions!
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanDecember 20, 2015
    The pastas are amazing - particularly the pesto one. The chicken cutlet is good but get it without the sauce (mushrooms)
  • JD
    JDOctober 6, 2014
    An Italian place for breakfast can seem a bit odd but trust me this place is wonderful. The poached eggs are perfectly done and of course finish a dessert!
  • Cristian G.
    Cristian GonzalezAugust 9, 2014
    Great Italian spot overlooking Gramercy Park with a good ambience. Great for brunch with friends or a dinner over a bowl of pasta. Great bar area too.
  • Eva
    EvaOctober 26, 2011
    Ask Liz the Sommelier to pair your dinner with Sicilian wines. Try the rabbit (if they have it on special) and the pici pasta.. Save room for dessert and fine coffee. Xxx
  • Ben D.
    Ben DruckerSeptember 9, 2014
    Really amazing spot for dinner. Waiter was super helpful and the food was all interesting and we'll prepared. They'll do a lot of their pasta gluten free.
  • Financial Times
    Financial TimesNovember 24, 2011
    Breakfast: Maialino was distinguished by my wife’s regular order of their toffee glazed brioche and mine of granola with vincotto, a thick, sweet grape syrup from Apulia, southern Italy. Read more
  • Quentin G.
    Quentin GeorgeOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Listen up, I'm going to be as straight up as I can. Have the Bombolotti alla Gricia. It will REDEFINE your concept of how great a dish can be made with such simple ingredients.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FMarch 24, 2016
    Everything is amazingly delicious here. Get the prosciutto and mozzarella to start. One of the best Old Fashioneds I've had in quite a long time.
  • Brittny
    BrittnyMarch 28, 2015
    The meat and cheese is so good! Enjoyed my drink "the fiasco"! The chickpea & Parmesan soup was tasty too!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashJune 24, 2015
    Best NYC meal I've ever had. Hands down. The service is impeccable and the attention to detail is envious. The food was so savory I wanted thirds.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WolfsteinMay 1, 2013
    I ordered the suckling pig and, after having 3 more people tase it, I'm sure it tastes like chicken. Fantastic chicken, but chicken. You should probably get it just to be amazed by its chickeness.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 12, 2013
    Get the Porcetta sandwich for brunch - juicy roast pork and fried eggs on ciabatta. It will redefine the way you think about breakfast sandwiches.
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 21, 2011
    simple—and simply delicious Roman fare—caring service. always an interesting, foodie and industry crowd. Spigola sea bass.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchSeptember 28, 2015
    The Bitches say A+. Maialino defines what incredible brunch means in New York City and offers the kind of food that you want to share with all of the special people in your life. Read more
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WonMay 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Spectacular food. Also excellent at getting coffee on the high tops. Beware, gets very crowded in the evenings. Because it's you know, awesome.
  • Nancy A.
    Nancy AckenhausenApril 10, 2016
    Ricotta pancakes- nothing else compares. Order a starter of mozzarella with prosciutto and a basket of French pastries. Remember no tipping at Danny Meyer restaurants
  • Danny M.
    Danny MartinApril 28, 2011
    Foods are paired with unique sauces and expertly mixed in smaller portions. The bread pudding is the dessert to get; don't be surprised by the pool of a slightly bitter chocolate hidden within.
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkJuly 26, 2015
    order the pastry basket, tonnarelli e cacio e pepe, ricotta pancakes and pistacchio ice cream for dessert. the pork hash was okay (very salty) and the contadino disappointing (not much flavor).
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJuly 12, 2016
    Get a few primi and secondi plates to share family style. Highly recommend the octopus and squid ink pasta. Gratuity is included.
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineJuly 1, 2012
    One of my favorite eat-at-the-bar spots. You will meet other foodies and enjoy excellent glasses of wine and fine, rustic Italian dishes.
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk in right in, there's an espresso bar next to the bar where you could pick up coffee and a croissant for your kidney and your first born
  • Frani L.
    Frani LiebermanOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast is the meal that is worth the dough. Feeling naughty? Cacio e Pepe eggs. Feeling nice? Frittata. In the middle? Contadino. Coffee, always.
  • Colleen Q.
    Colleen QuinnSeptember 18, 2011
    They are open for breakfast so you can send them here early, meet them there for a quick coffee closer to 9 or 10am and then take them over to the Teddy Roosevelt Birthplace house...
  • Emily L.
    Emily LDecember 20, 2016
    Fantastic and authentic Italian food in a casual setting. Highly recommended, with good quality ingredients and great service.
  • BLDProject
    BLDProjectJune 7, 2011
    Maialino is rolling out a gem of a happy hour menu in the bar for summer: Roman-style pizza squares; beef and rabbit meatballs; rustic potato skins tossed in pecorino; cracklings and more, all $2-$4.
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChenSeptember 29, 2014
    Brunch is great here, get the pastry basket to try a few different types. For dinner, lamb chops and half chicken can't be beat.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Popular midday dishes include the peppered chicken on arugula ($19); marinated sea bass with asparagus on a salad ($19); and the pasta with black pepper, egg and guanciale, cured pig jowl ($15). Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 29, 2013
    This Roman restaurant in the Gramercy Park, helmed by Nick Anderer, offers one of our favorite breakfasts in the city.
  • Kirk L.
    Kirk LoveOctober 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Cacio e Pepe is basically cheese and butter loosely held together by eggs - which of course makes it pretty spectacular so get it.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloMarch 25, 2016
    At breakfast, the yogurt dish is drizzled with vanilla and includes mandarins and grapefruit. The mix of sweet and citrus is divine.
  • Kitman L.
    Kitman LeungJuly 27, 2012
    Their flour-less chocolate cake with buttermilk ice cream is so amazing. Don't leave without trying!!!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMarch 7, 2012
    Go big at Maialino: This Gramercy restaurant is now offering the option of a large-format, whole pig feast in its private dining room. Dinner feeds 8 to 18 guests and costs $165 a head. Read more
  • The Food Sluts
    The Food SlutsJune 12, 2012
    While mostly known for dinner, brunch is great, too. Try the sweet ricotta pancakes ($15) and the delicious pork sausages ($7). Read more
  • Tessa S.
    Tessa SpycherSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best pancakes I've ever had. Also the bacon here is the way bacon should be.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 15, 2010
    Come here anytime, but Brunch is spectacular. Start with the Uova al Contadino and the Salumi Misti. Don’t fill up and have some pastries too…Brioche Caramellato.
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 22, 2010
    The city’s best roast chicken is served at an Italian joint? Apparently so, says the Underground Gourmet, who deemed the spicy, impeccably rendered pollo alla diavola here their favorite. Read more
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruceApril 2, 2015
    The ricotta pancakes are a mound of golden fried deliciousness. A must try.
  • Hayley A.
    Hayley AnthonyJune 14, 2015
    The bread they start you with (from Sullivan St Bakery) is amazing, but try not to fill up on it, because everything else is too.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJuly 25, 2015
    Breakfast, Lunch, or dinner..... You will not be disappointed. Food is served family style which makes sampling fun.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsFebruary 23, 2015
    Check out Maialino as it was featured on Unique Sweets for extremely popular Italian restaurant Maialino proves why you really must save room for dessert Read more
  • S
    SFebruary 18, 2015
    Get: eggs cacio e pepe with a side of pancetta. Then get the ricotta pancakes. Counter culture coffee served here.
  • The New York Times
    Recommended: Salumi, fried artichokes, tripe, pastas, swordfish, deviled chicken, roast suckling pig. For dessert, revive yourself with a simple affogato: vanilla ice cream drowned in espresso. Read more
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 15, 2012
    The design scheme recalls a Roman trattoria (glass cases enclose meats and cheeses), all set by a park that’s a visual treat any season.
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The suckling pig is great but too much for two people. The cacio e pepe is fantastic as is the pizza bianca in the bread basket. Tripe is a bit rubbery. Save room for affogato to finish.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LJuly 19, 2014
    Good lite fare for weekend brunch. I tried the Verde (green) juice - edgy.
  • Josh C.
    Josh ComptonOctober 16, 2015
    Sit at the bar and have a cappuccino. The baristas know what they're doing and the barkeeps are super friendly.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LiddleNovember 4, 2014
    Loved the bruschetta. Was a unique twist of ricotta and I think honey and hazelnuts. Was so good!!
  • johanna m.
    The pastas are amazing, you can't go wrong with any of them. One of my fave restaurants in NY.
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GolińczakMarch 24, 2015
    Nice pork ragu. Great place to grab se snacks and glass of wine. Happy hours between 5-7 pm
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheyDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go for the best brunch in town... Raviolo al Uovo, with a whole egg yolk inside, is particularly awesome. Great breakfast spot on weekdays, too.
  • Patrizia C.
    Patrizia CavaliereSeptember 9, 2013
    Incredible place. It won't matter what you order, the food will blow your tongue and mind. Great crowd too...
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