Malatesta Trattoria

Malatesta Trattoria

Italian Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
  • Nikki 🌺
    "And the spinach gnocchi was delicious, and light for a creamy sauce!"(42 Tips)
    Johannes S.
    "Excellent Tagliatelle Ragu, but ignore the Tiramisu"(10 Tips)
    New York Habitat
    "Good authentic Italian food in a cozy atmosphere."(7 Tips)
    Meredith B.
    "Grilled octopus is amazing."(6 Tips)
184 Tips and reviews
  • spinach gnocchi
  • good for dates
  • tagliatelle
  • authentic
  • cozy
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  • Kristina P.
    Kristina P3 weeks ago
    you can't go wrong with the pasta: spinach gnocchi and tagliatelle were both amazing.
  • Priyam B.
    Priyam BajajOctober 18
    Food was amazing but the service was lacking.
  • Will C.
    Will CharczukOctober 1
    Hand made pasta and reasonable (< $40) bottles of wine. Cash Only
  • Kate Ellen D.
    Kate Ellen DeanSeptember 26
    Nice, romantic vibe. Attentive service, love that they open the windows and seat people indoors and out. $7 house red wine 👌 fish of the day was melt in your mouth!
  • Arjun
    ArjunAugust 21
    The arrabbiata was incredible.
  • Natalie V.
    Gnocchi is my fav!
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MJune 24
    Great location, delicious wine, and fantastic service. Made recommendations on menu items and the pasta is fresh. Cash only- highly recommend
  • chin1ta
    chin1taJune 24
    great local spot with walls that open onto a sunny corner . the pasta is some of the best around !!!
  • Meredith B.
    Grilled octopus is amazing. And of course, pasta. Small and cozy. Cash only.
    Get the spinach gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce. Rich. excellent. Bruschetta toast needed to be crisp. Grilled calamari huge letdown-not sure what ppl are thinking. Tiramisu is so average.
  • John L.
    John LacyApril 30
    While the price is right there are definitely a lot better Italian restaurants in the neighborhood
  • Matthew H.
    The gnocchi!
  • Anthony F.
    Anthony FerraraApril 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Italian in NYC, hands down. Simple as that.
  • Chad H.
    spinach gnocchi w/ Gorgonzola sauce
  • Scott G.
    Scott GoldsteinFebruary 26
    Everything was amazing!
  • John S.
    John SDecember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Our New Favorite Place - Reminds us of a place we ate at in Torino, Italy. The food and service are excellent.
  • Tessa L.
    Tessa LawDecember 11, 2015
    My favorite Italian restaurant in the city. There isn't a thing on the menu that isn't good but the piadina mozzarella are a must for appetizers.
  • Seline J.
    Seline JungOctober 28, 2015
    Home style hearty Italian. Nothing mind blowing though. Food came out lukewarm and VERY VERY FAST.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanOctober 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The best chicken Milanese and pasta in the city
  • Eric
    EricSeptember 26, 2015
    Wonderful gnocchi!
  • victoria m.
    victoria mcgillAugust 29, 2015
    Spinach gnocchi is bomb... I'm about to eat the last bit in one bite
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RayAugust 17, 2015
    Delicious food , great service
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleJuly 31, 2015
    Gnocchi gnocchi gnocchi. Get the spinach or potato. Ask for whatever sauce you want - they mix and match the pastas no problem. Meatballs are great too
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    This place is cash only - there is an ATM in the deli around the corner. The food is great, service is whatever, but be prepared to fall asleep after eating the gnocchi - It made me pass out. :)
  • Jipsta
    JipstaJuly 26, 2015
    Fantastic food and ambiance. Cash only though!
  • Caroline Kay Hwa T.
    Compared to other italian joints in the west village I'm going to give this is a 5.5. You can get a better bang for your buck elsewhere. Don't bother with the tiramisù as it is overrated indeed.
  • Val T.
    Val TJuly 2, 2015
    Get the spinach gnocchi, which is by far the best pasta here!
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJune 23, 2015
    Definitely make a reservation.
  • Ayca A.
    Ayca AcunJune 16, 2015
    Special black ink linguini with shrimp... Omg to die for.. Also raw artichoke salad is must try!!!
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsMay 17, 2015
    Great pasta at this romantic dinner date spot. Snag a table outside and enjoy this quite corner in the west village, away from it all, it actually feels like you traveled to Italy.
  • Teddy L.
    Teddy LuApril 20, 2015
    calamari appetizer was delicious!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DalyMarch 9, 2015
    Gnocci! Wow. And the piadines to start
  • Maria R.
    Maria RiabtchenkoMarch 8, 2015
    The steak is amazing!! Need to come back for more
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    $11-14 pasta
  • Duygu B.
    Duygu BasaranFebruary 27, 2015
    I don't know why and how this place got 9.1. Maybe because it is on the cheap side. Pastas were mediocre. They did not take order until we asked and forgot the appetizers. However desserts were good.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroFebruary 14, 2015
    Don't leave without ordering the spinach gnocchi. It's one of the top 3 gnocchi dishes in the city!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    This is the West Village vibe that you want. Go here on a nice day, sit outside, take in the air, enjoy your meal, go stroll the West Village, grab a drink...but start it all here.
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartJanuary 20, 2015
    Good pasta. If you're outside, try and sit on the Washington side, not the Christopher side to avoid the traffic fumes.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DaVinciDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only! But really delicious food. The gnocchi is something not to be missed, specifically the spinach gnocchi.
  • Arman P.
    Arman PapDecember 28, 2014
    Spinach gnochi!!!!
  • Brigette K.
    Brigette K.December 13, 2014
    Date night with my boyfriend! Very cozy and great food, cash only. Not too expensive. Sort of weird how they seat you, not many two tops. Be prepared to wait. Waiters nice but scatterbrained.
  • Sachin
    SachinDecember 11, 2014
    Penne arrabiata, always a good choice. My favorite Italian place in NYC
  • Hector
    HectorNovember 26, 2014
    Get the gnocchi. Make a reservation for this cash-only spot.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChuNovember 24, 2014
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurNovember 12, 2014
    Don't even play around. Get the spaghetti.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinNovember 3, 2014
    Fresh pasta is awesome and worth the trip, get the Spaghetti &/or spinach gnocchi
  • Angie P.
    Angie POctober 21, 2014
    Spinach gnocchi
  • emily c.
    emily chenOctober 19, 2014
    the spinach gnocchi and the ragu is what to get here. expect a wait and cash only!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 8, 2014
    Was taken on a first date here and really enjoyed it. Gnocchi was delish, scene was super cute, service was superb.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BlechmanOctober 2, 2014
    Only accepts cash. Great grilled Octopus
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