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Macelleria

#2,187 of 11,426 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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48 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014 (Between Greenwich and Washington Streets)
A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue.
212-741-2555
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: As one of the first restaurants to lead the Meatpacking District’s...
As one of the first restaurants to lead the Meatpacking District’s revival, Macelleria has proven itself to be a staple in an ever-changing neighborhood. Owned and operated by Violetta and Sergio Bitici, Macelleria's rustic, Northern Italian cuisine never disappoints. Using only the finest meats and home-made pastas, each visit to Macelleria is like sitting in on a Tuscan grandmother's Sunday dinner. Drop by and you're likely to see Robert DeNiro or Jay-Z dining in the restaurant's wine cellar, constructed in-part using a 16th-century fortress.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Steak, Great Location

One of the real pleasures of New York is enjoying the great evening weather at an outdoor table. We had a reservation but were happy to wait for a table outside to come available. Macelleria wins for its food. The steaks are among the best I've ever had. Italians are not always the first one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
drosen85
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Burlingame, California
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  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My lasagna was good .... my husband's steak was very good. We were not drinking alcohol ... they only serve wine by the bottle and we didn't want a bottle of wine. Gee ! Once we didn't order alcohol and others around us were it was very obvious we were putting out server out. He was snooty from the beginning... More 

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of the real pleasures of New York is enjoying the great evening weather at an outdoor table. We had a reservation but were happy to wait for a table outside to come available. Macelleria wins for its food. The steaks are among the best I've ever had. Italians are not always the first one thinks about for a great... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had not been back to this Meat Packing area restaurant for a year or two. This visit was a huge disappointment. The ambiance is great and sitting outside is a plus. Service was average. Things started off badly with my vodka martini having so much olive juice in it that it was un-drinkable. This was replaced. My wife ordered... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped here for lunch before visiting the new Whitney Museum. Great lunch, pleasant ambience, terrific service. Came back again for dessert after our museum visit. I'll be back for sure!

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After walking part of the Hi Line, we were hungry and happy to order steak. My adult son and I shared an appetizer and a great steak, which was slightly overdone. We like medium rare and this was a bit more well done. The hay and straw was our shared side dish. Yummy.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I always enjoy going to the Meatpacking District, because I quite like the warehouse look, the little markets, the buzz and the High Line which ends/starts nearby. However, the real reason for going is yet another visit to Macelleria. The warehouse look is carried into the restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient. The winelist is good and the food... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Saw a packed patio while wondering and looking for a place to eat. Went in and found seats at the bar. Drinks, food and service were all spot on. Eggplant parm was incredible as as the Salmon. Oysters and dessert were perfect compliments on the start and finish. Great find and would return for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This meat packing district restaurant is known for its steaks. But we wanted a leisurely outdoor lunch without spending a fortune, so we ordered pasta. The fettuccine Bolognese ($14) was rich, flavorful and came in a good portion size. The straw & hay tagliolini, peas & prosciutto ($14)was creamy & perfectly cooked. We shared a classic iceberg wedge with gorgonzola,... More 

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PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is an apparently popular restaurant in Greenwich Village near the High Line but you have to like the warehouse ambience to dine there. The warehouse-area surrounding it is not appealing. It is very informal, with wooden, unmatching tables and open doors (but the air-conditioning is sufficient, regardless). They have outside seating. The service is slow to attend you because... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Many restaurants call themselves Italian, but are really American where you can order pasta or pizza. This restaurant must have a chef who has spent some time learning real Italian recipes. Delicious and healthy. It's just a short walk from the south end of the High Line and the Whitney Museum.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Gansevoort St, New York City, NY 10014
    (Between Greenwich and Washington Streets)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, E & L trains to 14th Street/8th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-741-2555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

As one of the first restaurants to lead the Meatpacking District’s revival, Macelleria has proven itself to be a staple in an ever-changing neighborhood. Owned and operated by Violetta and Sergio Bitici, Macelleria's rustic, Northern Italian cuisine never disappoints. Using only the finest meats and home-made pastas, each visit to Macelleria is like sitting in on a Tuscan grandmother's Sunday dinner. Drop by and you're likely to see Robert DeNiro or Jay-Z dining in the restaurant's wine cellar, constructed in-part using a 16th-century fortress.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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