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Maialino Restaurant Week Lunch


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Maialino Restaurant Week Lunch

kathryn | Jul 16, 2010 11:47 AM

Tried the RW lunch menu here today and had a good experience overall. They also graciously gave each guest a $20 gift certificate good for weekday breakfast before Labor Day.

Loved my Tripe, Pecorino & Mint -- though I wish the tripe was just ever so slightly more tender. But it didn't feel overly heavy and rich. My friend loved her parma with mozzarella, which I didn't try.

The ricotta ravioli with brown butter, lemon & sage was excellent and not as rich as it read on paper thanks to the lemon. You could still taste the delicateness of the ricotta inside. And tonnarelli cacio e pepe was fantastic. Perfectly chewy and creamy and peppery. We loved both of these dishes.

The only misfire was the ticotta cheesecake & sour cherry jam. Lovely cheesecake with a nice texture and a thin layer of sour cherry on the bottom but the top was leathery due to the browning in the oven, we thought. We ended up taking the top off just to enjoy the cheesecake filling underneath. Eh. The olive oil cake was also good but a bit dense. Nicely sweet, bits of citrus zest, good flavor, but the texture could be better. But it was still good.

Service was excellent. I believe they were accepting walk-ins in the trattoria (bar + tables) as well.

2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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