Maialino (Private Dining)

I have been a huge fan of Maialino for several years now, so it was truly an honor to host a very special celebration in their private dining room. From the incredible food & wine to the fantastic service, everything was magnificent! We chose a family-style four course menu, which included scrumptious antipasti (prosciutto di parma, buffalo mozzarella, assorted salumi), two of my favorite pastas (tonnarelli cacio e pepe & ravioli di ricotta), incredible entrees (olive oil poached sea bass & roasted sirloin) with an assortment of sides (sauteed spinach, mascarpone polenta, roasted potatoes), and delectable desserts (olive oil cake & chocolate croissant bread pudding). We loved everything. For me, the standout dish was the sea bass — it was my first time trying it and it was out of this world! To complement each course, we had a beautiful selection of Italian wines: prosecco, a rich white wine, and both light and full-bodied reds. My family and I had the best time feasting on great food and drinking up a storm. As an added bonus, I was escorted into the kitchen where I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Chef de Cuisine Jason Pfeifer and Executive Sous Chef Jon Lavelle. What an amazing night. Many thanks to the Maialino team for a fabulous celebration!

Maialino: 2 Lexington Ave (at East 21st Street)


Prosciutto di Parma


Buffalo Mozzarella


Assorted Salumi


Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe (Pecorino & Black Pepper)


Ravioli di Ricotta (Spinach, Lemon & Sage)


Bistecca (Roasted Sirloin & Sel Gris)


Spigola (Olive Oil Poached Sea Bass Filets)


Spinaci (Sautéed Spinach & Lemon)


Mascarpone & Olive Oil Polenta


Patate al Forno (Roasted Potatoes & Rosemary)


Torta di Olio d’ Oliva (Olive Oil Cake & Vanilla Bean Mascarpone)


Budino di Cioccolato (Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding & Hazelnut Gelato)

Maialino (Private Dining)