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Macelleria

#1,374 of 11,213 Restaurants in New York City
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$$$
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Three and a Half

We had a quick lunch at Macelleria after a visit at the new Whitney Museum. We managed to be seated without a reservation on a Mother's Day at 12:30 PM. I believe they have a lot of tables. The decor of the restaurant, which is located inside an old meat warehouse? in the meatpacking district... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
N_and_R
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Oneonta, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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Cape Cod
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Recently had the chance to dine al fresco in this great little Italian Steakhouse near the Gansevoort. The neighborhood is great for people watching while you dine al fresco. The bartender, Maurizio designed hand crafted drinks for us that frankly gave this restaurant it's 5th circle. He also came to the table to personally check on whether we enjoyed the... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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71 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a quick lunch at Macelleria after a visit at the new Whitney Museum. We managed to be seated without a reservation on a Mother's Day at 12:30 PM. I believe they have a lot of tables. The decor of the restaurant, which is located inside an old meat warehouse? in the meatpacking district, is very pleasant. My husband... More 

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Montespertoli, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

All of the friends I was with (party of 6) had either beef or chicken and I can confirm that both were excellent. Service is attentive and the general atmosphere is charming. The place is nicely furnished and has tables outside which I recommend because the district it overlooks is great. The cost is in line with similar Manhattan restaurants:... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Unfortunately not matching expectations .. Food is ok but nothing exceptional. They have a rather good wine choice but waiters are pretty poorly trained. Service is only ok. Bad value for money

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New York City, New York
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131 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Sat at the bar by choice as they had the front open during a gorgeous evening. Service at the bar was subpar. It's an Italian steakhouse, and in Italy you'd expect the casual (read inattentive) service as its part of the culture. Not in NYC. Considering it wasn't a full house, but they only had one bartender as well. Grilled... More 

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Twickenham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As far as I recall, twenty five years ago there was only one restaurant in this street (the much lamented Florent). During the day, the area was grubby and, when it was warm, rather smelly. And, although there was a lot going on, it wasn’t the kind of place nice people hung around much at night. But how everything in... More 

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Beaconsfield, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had vongonle linguine and carbonara. Decor was nice. Food was nice. The waitress was good. we sat by the door and looled out on the sunny street.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped in as a group at the end of our Foods of New York Tour of Chelsea Market / Meatpacking district. Restaurant was very nice. We all sampled pasta a la Bolognese. Very tasty. Liked the area, so will go back.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

How awesome is this place! The best steaks ever!!! And pasta!!! Mmmm so yummy!!! Also this place has a private room downstairs and sometimes you can see celebrities having dinner there. Quite expensive but you don't eat steaks everyday!

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I took a rib eye and I must say that the meat was tasty and well cooked. As for the service, you feel like waiters are putting pressure on you in order to make more money : they fill your glass (of water or wine) again and again so that you need to order additional bottles, they put pressure on... More 

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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, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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 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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