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May 9, 2011 05:00 AM

Maialino-Really great food BUT the worst service!!!

Took a group of 5 there this weekend. Everything about the food was great but the service was so off putting-very slow and somewhat undertrained staff. They need to train staff to be more prompt and not be so gossipy in hallways amongst themselves-you never know who's listening/dining. food and wine service was annoyingly slow but like I said once it arrived was extremely good. Thank god I was the pregnant gal who had a full wine glass dumped on her table by clumsy waitstaff-oy!

2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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  1. Meant to say I wasn't the pregnant girl!

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    1. re: UES Mayor

      Too bad for you, perhaps they should have spilled wine on you and could have spent the rest of the night trying to make it up to you.

    2. We've been to Maialino several times and always had good service. Never intrusive but always attentive. Sorry to hear about your experience.

      As for the "clumsy waitstaff," I have to say this is something that will happen in a restaurant. The wait staff does not have to be "clumsy." I was a waiter and my colleagues and I all had the unpleasant experience of doing this. Heck, I drop stuff at home all the time.