Located in the Meatpacking District, Macelleria—Italian for “butcher shop”—is a Tuscan-style steakhouse situated in a former meat locker. A white steer head statue is displayed in the brick-walled interior, which also contains copper dishware hung from large meat hooks and a wine cellar constructed with part of a 17th-century Dutch fortress. During warmer months, seating is also available outside on the front patio, which is ideal for people-watching. In addition to prime steaks like the porterhouse for two, paired with nontraditional sides like fried zucchini, chef Fausto Ferraresi also prepares homemade pastas such as spaghetti alla carbonara.
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