Maurizio is an unexpectedly good neighborhood trattoria at the north end of the Village. The eponymous Maurizio delivers a hearty greeting. No doubt he is delighted to have the foot traffic, as heavy construction on that block of 13th Street must be a serious damper on business.
On a Sunday night, the waitress emphatically recommended the veal chop, which happened to be the menu’s most expensive entrée that day, at $24. I took her advice and was glad I did. This was one of the thickest, juiciest veal chops I’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Just recalling it makes my mouth water all over again.
Nothing particularly imaginative was done with the chop. It was just grilled and lightly seasoned. However, my eyes lingered enviously at several other creations that drifted out of Maurizio’s kitchen. There is a standing menu, as well as a printed list of daily specials.
Maurizio’s impresses quietly. I’d certainly be pleased to return. If you happen to be in that area of the Village, take a look.
Maurizio Trattoria (35 W. 13th Street between Fifth & Sixth Avenues, Greenwich Village)