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Malatesta Trattoria

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West Village
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649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
+1 212-741-1207
17:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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Cambridge, Ohio
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cash only. The food is excellent. Couples cannot reserve table but wait wasn't as bad as reported. When we were there a lot of people put their name in and left. Standing nearby got us in quicker. You can get a drink inside but need to take it out front. If weather is ok this isn't bad. Lots of couples... More 

Thank PhilipL4
Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there twice during our N. Y. stay. Small restaurant, a bit crowded which means very noisy. Excellent kitchen. We will come back.

Thank KurtWZL
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were walking and we saw it...in a corner, nothing flashy but the perfect corner. Pasta? the best I ever tried in the States...coming from an italian family...it was a "real pleasure". Young people in charge...lovely!!! A small carte and cash prices....

Thank Canca B
Wayne, New Jersey
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I've dined here several times before. I usually eat here when I'm seeing a show in the area. Tonight I had risotto with spinach and Gorgonzola cheese. It was a bit thin and could have had more spinach, but it was quite tasty. Usually I order the panna cotta for dessert, but tonight I tried their homemade tiramisu, and wasn't... More 

Thank Steven L
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went here for dinner on a Sunday night with a group of 6. While the restaurant is small and a bit crowded, the food is obviously homemade and delicious. We tried the caprese salad, ravioli al formaggio, spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce, and the costoletta di pollo (chicken cutlet). For dessert we had the tiramisu and chocolate mousse. Everything... More 

Thank Pamela L
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went there with four people. Unfortunately, 3 of us had the same dish, the Fettuccine Bolognese and it was very good. The pasta is made in house and was very good. The fourth person in our party got the Baked Ravioli and he finished it off. The upside and the downside to this place is that it is an old... More 

Thank Charlie W
Huntington Beach, California
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were out-of-towners looking for a great Italian restaurant. Great, in my eyes, starts with the quality of food. Some friends recommended Malatesta Trattoria, and it did not disappoint. The wine selection was complimentary, and the menu varied. We shared the Insalate Caprese, which was definitely enough to share, but less than interesting. The tomatoes were tasteless, while the mozzarella... More 

Thank Harmon_Rabb
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Mussels were fine, salad was fine. But the gnocchi (spinach) and the house pasta (simple tomato sauce) were to die for. fairly priced, nice patio a little distance away from little italy but a great place to visit.

Thank blueglow_blueglow
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent evening with delicious italian food. Calamares and bruschetta are divine. Pasta is great. Service and atmosphere also perfect. Just one remark : only cash payment so be prepared !

Thank Mieke V
Dallas, Texas, United States
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went with friends who recommended the place. Nice little place tucked away in the neighborhood with reasonable prices and average food..

Thank DrKat S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-741-1207

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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
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