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Malatesta Trattoria

649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
+1 212-741-1207
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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649 Washington St, New York City, NY 10014-2865
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because some website included this place in the list of top 10 romantic restaurants in the city. This is a dump really. Very basic Italian food - boiled pasta with canned sauce really - thrown together quickly. The waiters are all pretty...More

Thank Anurag Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Italian Bistro in West Village - very friendly and helpful staff, busy/active setting, open air on nice days. The food is moderately priced and very good.

Thank 2CanStan
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Well done bistro with reasonable prices for the Village. Outdoor venue gives cool Christopher St vibe. Worth it price wise.

Thank domo1149
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Great food. Great pricing. A little cramped but worth it. Even participate in some friendly table to table socializing if you choose. Make a reservation and make sure your party has all arrived or you will be waiting on the sidewalk.

Thank HarryEP
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The food at malatesta is wonderful! Authentic Italian without the throngs of tourists that so commonly inundate nice restaurants in NYC. Their prices are reasonable, pasta is incredible and staff are very authentic. They would have gotten five stars apart from the fact that I...More

Thank Josh A
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

A very good tasting dinner. Would have given a 5 but before I finished the waiters were taking the dishes away. They were rushing us a bit. The spinach gnocchi was very good so was the artichoke ravioli. I enjoyed the ambience as well. We...More

Thank arwinhurwitz
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We went to this place by recommendation. We found a nice small Italian restaurant, great food and very moderate prices. So far all was fine. What we did not really like where the waiters "running" up and down making feel all very hectic.

Thank Marco C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stumbled upon this place, and didn't know what a gem I'd discovered. Delicious fresh ingredients echo the dishes I had in Italy. A glass of white wine, a simple fresh salad and a delicious ricotta ravioli made the perfect meal. Very popular, the place was...More

Thank flymonkey
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

What a Romantic authentic Italian restaurant. Service was excellent. Our waiter served us as if he owned the place. Very passionate and attentive. Explained the whole menu to us without angst, despite being ridiculously busy!! Food was superb!! Chicken cutlet wow!! Homemade pasta!! Great Italian...More

Thank Ginopalto
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Perfect cozy atmosphere. Check. Delicious homemade pasta. Check. Friendliest staff ever. Check. Reasonable prices. Check. Amazing homemade desserts. Check, again. What else is there to say? Oh yeah, two words: Gorgonzola gnocchi. Get it!

Thank hlouiseSouthCarolina
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Only for parties over 4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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