Review: Maialino

Maialino
2 Lexington Avenue
(across from Gramercy Park)
New York, NY 10010
(212) 777-2410

Thanks to my friend Beans and her bf (thanks AOrf!), Steph and I had the opportunity to enjoy brunch at Maialino, a Danny Meyer restaurant located right across from the Gramercy Park. Get ready – it’s a feast for the eyes – and tummy.

A variety of delicious house-made pastries.
Pastries

Fried Artichokes & Anchovy Sauce | Tomato Risotto Croquettes & Mozzarella | Potato Skins, Pecorino & Black Pepper
Appetizers

Tonnarelli a Cacio e Pepe [Pecorino & Pepper Pasta]
Pasta

Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce & Guanciale
BakedEgg

Porchetta
PorchettaSandwich

Frittata Bianca
Fritatta

Homemade Sausage [on the house, thank you Maialino]
Sausage

Cappuccino | Affogato

Caffeine

I have since been back twice to Maialino, and every experience has been wonderful – really fantastic service, delicious food, and impeccable execution – the place runs like a well oiled machine. I wouldn’t expect anything of inferior quality from Danny Meyer. And though not pictured, the bar offers a good selection of wines and spirits, as well as unusual, creative, and craftily mixed cocktails. Maialino is definitely on my go-to list for delicious food and I can’t wait for my next return.

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