Maialino

Executive Chef: Nick Anderer
Chef de Cuisine: Jason Pfeifer
Cuisine: Italian / Roman-inspired Trattoria
Vibe: Casual / Upbeat / Neighborhood feel
Location: 2 Lexington Avenue (at East 21st Street)
Website: Maialino

I’m always thrilled to dine at Maialino. Over the past couple of years, it has become one of my absolute favorite restaurants of all time. We hosted an incredible wedding dinner here last year, and I’m really excited to be back with my parents for my mom’s birthday. My parents really love this place!  We devoured four pastas (including my favorites: Cacio e Pepe, Malfatti, Vongole, and now, the Amatriciana), two appetizers, dry-aged sirloin, the infamous Maialino Al Forno, veggies, and yummy desserts by Pastry Chef Jessica Weiss. Everything was phenomenal, as always! Many thanks to the amazing Chef de Cuisine Jason Pfeifer and the wonderful Maialino team for taking such good care of us!

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Fegato (Duck Liver Mousse & Aged Balsamic)

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Prosciutto di Parma and Mozzarella di Bufala

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Tonnarelli a Cacio e Pepe (Pecorino & Black Pepper)

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Spaghetti alle Vongole (Clams, White Wine & Garlic)

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Bucatina all’Amatriciana (Spicy Tomato & Guanciale)

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Malfatti (Braised Sucking Pig & Arugula)

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Bistecca (Dry-Aged Sirloin, Romaine, Potato & Bone Marrow)

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Maialino al Forno (Roasted Sucking Pig & Rosemary Potatoes)

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Carote (Roasted Carrots & Pistachios)

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Topinambur (Roasted Sunchoke, Maple & Anchovy)

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Tiramisu

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Assorted Italian Cookies

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Gelati: Chocolate & Fior Di Latte;  Sorbetto: Honeycrisp Apple

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