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2 Lexington Avenue (at 21st Street), located at the Gramercy Park Hotel  |  212.777.2410  |  DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Reservations

Reservations are accepted in our dining room up to 28 days in advance for parties of up to 8 guests. The front bar area is walk-in only and is open continuously each day until midnight.

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Hours

Breakfast
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MONDAY - FRIDAY | 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Lunch
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MONDAY - FRIDAY | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Dinner
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SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY | 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
THURSDAY - SATURDAY | 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Weekend Coffee & Pastry
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SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Weekend Brunch
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SATURDAY - SUNDAY | 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Bar Maialino
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Bar Maialino is open daily until 11 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. on weekends, serving food & drink continuously. No reservations- just walk in.

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Inspired by the rustic cuisine of Rome’s distinct neighborhoods, Maialino is a trattoria reimagined for present day New York City, overlooking Gramercy Park. Chef de Cuisine Matt Spivey’s thoughtful Italian cuisine blends his passion for the Roman food tradition with a commitment to our local family of farmers and purveyors.

The restaurant is open continuously throughout the day, serving breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, dinner, and late night, as well as to-go coffee.

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Designed by Rockwell Group, Maialino is divided into four spaces: Bar Maialino (the front area) is walk-in only, the Trattoria dining room (reservations accepted), the Wine Counter which hosts intimate wine events and impromptu tastings, & the Private Dining Room which accommodates special events (seating up to 26 people). Opened in 2009, Maialino is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.

Designed by Rockwell Group, Maialino is divided into four spaces: Bar Maialino (the front area) is walk-in only, the Trattoria dining room (reservations accepted), the Wine Counter which hosts intimate wine events and impromptu tastings, & the Private Dining Room which accommodates special events (seating up to 26 people). Opened in 2009, Maialino is part of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group.

“Close your eyes and you’re on the sunbaked streets of Trastevere itself.”

–Adam Platt, New York Magazine

Accolades

2017

The Infatuation
Best Italian Restaurants in New York

2017

Zagat Survey
NYC's Best for Handmade Pasta

2012

Zagat Survey
New York City’s Most Popular Restaurants

2012

New York Magazine
Adam Platt’s ‘Where to Eat 2012’ List of NYC’s Best Restaurants

2011

Time Out New York
Best New Restaurants of the Year

2010

Esquire Magazine
Best New Restaurants of the Year

2010

New York Magazine
Three Stars

2010

The New York Times
Two Stars & Included on Sam Sifton’s 'Top Newcomers of the Year' List

2010

Time Out New York
Four Stars

Behind the Scenes

Watch us work with a whole pig to prepare signature dishes from the menu, like the Malfatti al Maialino and our Crispy Suckling Pig Face Salad.

The Team

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Matt Spivey

Chef de Cuisine

Matt Spivey is the Chef de Cuisine of Maialino, Union Square Hospitality Group’s Roman-inspired trattoria located within The Gramercy Park Hotel. Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Matt grew up on his family’s 100-acre farm, where they had a large garden which they utilized for many of their home-cooked meals.

After attending Hendrix College in Conway, AR in pursuit of a degree in Political Science, Matt found his calling when he began cooking at local restaurants. In 2012 Matt moved to New York City and became a line cook at Maialino. He was immediately drawn to Maialino’s Roman Cuisine, which reminded him of the food he grew up eating in the south.

After a few years, Matt went on to work at Locanda Verde as a tournant for a year, before rejoining Maialino as a Sous Chef in 2015. In 2018 Matt became the Chef de Cuisine of Maialino where he now leads the culinary team championing the timeless food traditions of Rome.

Geoffrey Koo

Executive Pastry Chef

Geoffrey Koo is the Executive Pastry Chef of Maialino. Born in Upstate New York, Geoffrey expressed interest in baking at an early age and spent much of his free time learning how to bake from his Mom. Whenever he visited New York City, his older sister would take him to some of the city’s finest restaurants which sparked his interest in the hospitality industry.

After earning a degree in Economics from Colgate University in 2001, Geoffrey ultimately decided to pursue his passion for pastry and enrolled in The Institute of Culinary Education where he earned a degree in pastry in 2006. Following graduation, Geoffrey moved to New York City where he held various positions in some of New York’s most beloved restaurants and bakeries such as Jean-Georges, Print., and most recently the Executive Pastry Chef of Riverpark.

Tim McKevitt

General Manager

Tim is the General Manager of Maialino. Born and raised in Warwick, NY, Tim was surrounded by food at home and in his family’s small deli, where he started working at a young age. He eventually took a position as a cook in a local restaurant, and then enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America, where he received an associate degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

After graduating, he moved to New York City to launch his hospitality career. Struck by the philosophy and culture found in Danny Meyer’s book, 'Setting the Table', Tim jumped at an opportunity to work at Maialino, and quickly progressed through the ranks from Back Waiter to Service Director. In 2015, Tim became the Assistant General Manager at North End Grill, and then later the General Manager. In February of 2018, Tim rejoined the Maialino team as General Manager.

Joe Tarasco

Director of Operations

Joe Tarasco is the Director of Operations of Maialino, Marta, Caffe Marchio, and Vini e Fritti. He opened Marta as the Chef de Cuisine in 2014, was named Executive Chef in 2016, and Associate Director of Operations in 2017. Joe was on Maialino's opening team as Sous Chef in 2009 and became Executive Sous Chef in 2011. Previously, Joe worked at Gramercy Tavern, Le Bec-Fin, and Frankies Spuntino. He is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.

Back of House
· Joseph Downey-Zayas ·
Executive Sous Chef
· Kelly Brown ·
Sous Chef
· Don Grazio DeMonico ·
Sous Chef
· Chris Campisi ·
Sous Chef
· Christopher O’Donnell ·
Sous Chef
· Sechul Yang ·
Sous Chef
· Jose Torres ·
Stewarding Supervisor
· Tiffani Bishop ·
Pastry Sous Chef
· Jessica Wang ·
Pastry Sous Chef
Front of House
· Cory Holt ·
Wine Director
· Carlos Mancheno ·
Dining Room Manager
· Julia Roselin ·
Dining Room Manager
· Katie Bruestle ·
Dining Room Manager
· Courtney Dzielinski ·
Dining Room Manager
· Cassie Pleskovic ·
Dining Room Manager
· Mary Potts ·
Dining Room Manager
· Amanda Kehr ·
Director of Private Events
· Anasua Chowdhury ·
Private Dining

Our Community

Maialino is proud to be located in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood. We support a number of local community organizations, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, as well as hunger relief organizations like City Harvest, Share Our Strength, and the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.