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Malatesta Trattoria

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649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
+1 212-741-1207
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Situated on the corner of Christopher and Washington this is a great neighbourhood Italian in the heart of the West Village. This place has a great vibe and definitely the best staff in Manhattan. It does get busy so at peak times be prepared to...More

Thank Tom435
Reviewed February 12, 2018

The pasta here was incredible. Asked our waiter for a recommendation, was surprised when he recommended the spaghetti, but I trusted him and tried it -- WOW. By far the best red sauce I have ever had. My husband had the Ragu, which was also...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Malatesta has quickly become our neighborhood favorite for Italian. Good service, quality ingredients, calm atmosphere (for lunch). The dinner crowd is a bit more rowdy. Love there tagliatelle ragu

Thank BeccaGaltrude
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely setting but food was served within two minutes of ordering which was slightly worrying. I had the cheese ravioli which was tasty but could of come from the supermarket. My partner had the beef ragu which was average. The best part was...More

Thank mnb171
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Another gem in the West Village. Italian treats and tastefully served. Definitely, worth a visit to try anything on their menu. Put the cards away after dinner this Italian restaurant only takes cash as a form of payment for service.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Tomato sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee, restaurant was freezing cold and while the waiters were Italian, they clearly had little experience. Every person in the restaurant kept their coat on. The place has a cool vibe but that is about all. Food is impressively boring...More

Thank hager530
Reviewed September 30, 2017

This is a casual spirited place - fine food - enthusiastic service - boisterous clientele - hip West Village feeling, indoor & outdoor tables; a block from Hudson River Park. Only drawback is how noisy it gets. It's very popular.

Thank ksunde
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We had a party of three and we were put a table that would have been cozy for two (looking around the restaurant this didn't seem to be out of place) and luckily we visited on a pleasant evening so the doors were open to...More

Thank Boomer654
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Great food and awesome atmosphere. We were able to sit outside for dinner and it was a very nice night.

Thank Christina U
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit and really only a few small points away from an easy 5 star restaurant so hopefully they follow Yelp for ideas l and I'll have a chance to go back and see! House wine is good and you get four healthy...More

1  Thank Mitchell C
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-741-1207
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