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Village Bistro

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$$$
Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
703-522-0284
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!!

I would have not known about Mele's had it not been for me asking my boss for a good place to have a client meeting. This is top notch in my book! Delivery of the food, the time it takes and pricing are truly consistent and 100% appropriate! This is a place to take your loved ones out for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Michelee37
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I would have not known about Mele's had it not been for me asking my boss for a good place to have a client meeting. This is top notch in my book! Delivery of the food, the time it takes and pricing are truly consistent and 100% appropriate! This is a place to take your loved ones out for a... More 

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St Davids, Bermuda
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After a flight cancellation, then a reroute through Miami instead of NY to get to D.C., what a nice treat to enter this lovely establishment and be welcomed by the manager as if we were family. We were seated at the perfect table, quiet yet not far removed and both seats having a view instead of one seat looking at... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Tried to make a reservation for 20 people. Communication from the restaurant is terrible at best and for the most part non-existent. I would never have confidence in the level of service there. Apparently they do not want the business.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This restaurant is nestled in the Roslyn area - just a very short walk from the Rosslyn Metro Station. Although in the typical old Arlington style of neighborhood "strips," Mele (its new name about 1 yr ago) is a mainstay of this area. It received very high ratings from Yelp and Trip Advisor and the Best Italian in Arlington reviews,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stumbled across this restaurant as it was conveniently located near a place I needed to visit. Parking was not a problem. I was surprised that entering at noon we were the only diners for lunch. The decor was pleasant and rustic; a mixture between NY loft and French country inn. You realize soon that this is a different place:... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Mele Bistro, formerly Corner Bistro, has truly excellent food with emphasis on fresh and organic ingredients. My first meal there was so impressive that I went back two nights later. The owner is gracious and welcoming and the staff is enthusiastic and friendly but needs training. More later. The Greek salad was well done and the portion large. The bread... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stopped by as it was lunch time. Located through Trip Advisor. Nice, relaxed atmosphere. I had a light lunch. The restaurant had a very good menu including "small plates" which I think is a good idea. I ordered from that and had baby bluefish. It was quite good and the right amount for a light lunch. Creme burlee for dessert,... More 

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Pasadena, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I visited this establishment when it was the Village Bistro and, frankly, don't recall much about it. Since then the owner has change the ambiance and menu ... now providing unusual materials and surfaces in the dining room and ladies washroom (don't know about the gents washroom) along with unsual parings on the menu. Fresh ingredients are a part of... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is now named Mele. The atmosphere is nice and service is prompt. The little missteps were things like the salt and pepper shakers not dispensing either salt or pepper. This made the next missteps worse since the lack of good carmelization on my lamb burger and lack of seasoning on lukewarm, limp fries made them seem tasteless. These are... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The meal begins with an enthusiastic display and discussion by the owner of the freshest fish you will find outside of a place next to a harbor. My son and I enjoyed specials of the day and enjoyed every bite. Everything is fresh and the seasonings sublime. Nice wine selections are available and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1723 Wilson Blvd, Colonial Village, Arlington, VA 22209-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-522-0284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?