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Malatesta Trattoria

649 Washington St., New York, NY 10014 40.732678 -74.008569
at Christopher St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-741-1207 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Outdoor Dining


  • Beer and Wine Only




Something about the high ceilings, the twirling fans, and the simple wooden tables draped in kraft paper conveys that relaxed quality that every self-respecting trattoria aspires to. The pleasant wait staff and a crowd of happy locals reinforce the sense that you're welcome. As at Piadina and Gradisca, the owners' other Village spots, the food is a good bargain and tasty, if not surprising: Have any of the pastas—straightforward interpretations of traditional favorites, with an accent on fresh tomato-based sauces—or try the top-notch lamb chops. Then order a cappuccino and linger.


Sat.—Sun., noon—4 p.m.

Reservations are only accepted for parties of 4 or more.

Recommended Dishes

Potato gnocchi, $14; grilled lamb chops, $28