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“The italian neighbour”

Malatesta Trattoria
Ranked #1,114 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Village
Sao Paulo
Level 6 Contributor
580 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“The italian neighbour”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We went there many times, it was just across our building. And it was funny to follow the growth of public in this small italian restaurant. The place is cozy, owners are italian and dedicated (although sometimes confused) and food is good. Price is honest. Of course, we'll find better italian food in NY, but if you're around, it's a nice place to go.

  • Visited January 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“An Italian gem”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Just off the West Village this is a great place with delicious Italian cuisine to match. We visited at lunchtime on a sunday and were first slightly apprehensive as we were the only diners. Our order included the calamari for starters and the spinach gnocchi and tangliatelle ragu for mains. All were superb and given the chance we will be back for seconds...

  • Visited July 2012
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Petaluma, California, USA
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food, not bad prices”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Had a wonderful meal here, but like every NY restaurant we visited, it was deafening inside! We were lucky and got a table outside in great weather, and our meals were delicious.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Likeswords
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Lowell, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Real Italian in the middle of NYC - only cash”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

The place is so cozy and authentic that we felt we were in Italy. The appetizer size is enough to share. The taste of the food and the wine selection is amazing. They can be a little busy so a reservation wouldn't hurt, but if you are just nearby is a great option. They take only cash.

  • Visited February 2012
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New Haven CT
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian on lower west side”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Good little Italian restaurant on the lower West side. Saw the good reviews on New York Magazine and crossed checked with tripadvisor wasn't disappointed. Had 7 dinners, 2 apps, 2 bottles of white wine, 1 bottle red the Lamb chops were small but good everyone had pasta all were very good. We had the mussels and the grilled calamari each very good as apps. Bill was 308 with tax and tip.

  • Visited January 2012
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