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.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.