It’s only been a few weeks since I last ate lunch at Maialino, but those pastas were showing up in my dreams and telling me to come back. I couldn’t say no! This time around, a foodie friend and I tried the Polpo (grilled octopus — so tender and flavorful), the Spaghettini alla Vongole (over the past couple of years, this has become one of my favorite pastas), and the Malfatti (the literal translation is “badly made” — it refers to hand-rolled dumplings or gnocchi). Even though the Maialino Al Forno was not available as a lunch special today, we still got our roast suckling pig fix with the amazing Malfatti. Now I need a nap!
Maialino: 2 Lexington Ave (at East 21st Street)
Spaghettini alle Vongole (Clams, White Wine & Garlic)
Polpo (Octopus alla Piastra, Spring Onions & Farro Verde)
Malfatti (Braised Suckling Pig & Arugula)