Meat in the Meatpacking. That is what occurred last week when a friend and I dined at Macelleria, a rustic Italian steakhouse located in the heart of the Meatpacking district. And it's a good one to boot!
Start with a plate of prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella ($16), the silky meat, combined with fresh mozzarella that will melt in your mouth, is truly wonderful! My dining companion and I loved this dish!
Pastas at this steakhouse should not be missed. Straw and hay tagliolini with peas and prosciutto ($19), was just lovely. Garganelli with oxtail ragu ($19) was really good too. The aromatic hearty oxtail flavor prevalent throughout the dish.
Of course this is a steakhouse, so we got the Prime dry aged Porterhouse for two ($94). We came with an appetite!
A side of roasted brussel sprouts was delicious. The fried zucchini was tasty and addictive, I could have sworn I saw my dining companion hoard some away for later.
You must end with the wonderful cheesecake, it is one of the best I've had. I loved the just barely burnt top of it.
So hopefully the next time you meet in the Meatpacking, you'll have a meeting with some meat, at Macelleria. Call me up, I'll be happy to meat you there.
48 Gansevoort St. (bet. Greenwich and Washington)
New York, NY 10014