Malatesta Trattoria

$ $ $
649 Washington St (btwn 10th St & Christopher St)
New York, NY 10014
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm
5:30pm - 11:30pm



  • My favorite Italian neighborhood joint in NY. Best dish on the menu: spaghetti alla chitarra -- it does not get better than this.
  • Spinach gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce is amazing!!
  • Food is amazing - The best gnocchi I've ever had. Spaghetti and chicken melanaise were both fantastic as well. But it's a hassle - cash only, middle of nowhere, always a wait.
  • Good authentic Italian food in a cozy atmosphere. Definitely try the spinach gnocchi, just remember that it's cash only!
  • There is only one entree you should be considering off their handwritten menu: the spinach gnocchi. Every bite left me speechless.
  • Order the spinach gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce.
  • if you are in the mood for dessert get the panna cota it's lovely
  • Get the spinach gnocchi or the spaghetti! Also, cash only.
  • The spaghetti with fresh tomato, basil & mozzarella is an absolute revelation.
  • Spinach Gorgonzola gnocchi is out of this world good. Pick a day when the weather is great and sit outside. Wine carafes are affordable and the location is perfect for a little people-watching. #CPL8
  • Genuine food in a friendly atmosphere makes you feel like in a "trattoria" - cash only, there's an ATM inside the bodega next door.
  • Outstanding Italian food served by cute and charming Italian waiters. Grab a table outside and dive into a plate of Spinach Gnocchi and a side of Meatballs. Make a reservation!
  • Delicious Tagliatelle Ragu. Inexpensive carafs ($18)
  • Our New Favorite Place - Reminds us of a place we ate at in Torino, Italy. The food and service are excellent.
  • Penne arrabiata, always a good choice. My favorite Italian place in NYC
  • Get the gnocchi. Make a reservation for this cash-only spot.
  • Don't even play around. Get the spaghetti.
  • Only accepts cash. Great grilled Octopus
  • Excellent date spot, but be prepared to wait. Noisy ambiance, good for crowds though. Spinach gnocchi is the best.

Nearby places

61 Grove St (at 7th Ave S)
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St)
143 Perry St (btwn Washington & Greenwich St)