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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
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Ranked #1,973 of 11,667 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Little Italy
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Grand Street
Transit: Take the 6 train to Spring Street, the N & R train to Prince Street, the D & B trains to Grand Street, the Q, N, R, 6 & J trains to Canal Street, or the F, D, B, M & 6 trains to Broadway Lafayette.
Description: La Mela has been delighting people with delicious and generous portions of Italian food for over twenty five years. La Mela is famous as a staple of Mulberry Street in New York's Little Italy. We have a full a la carte menu of mouthwatering dishes and desserts, as well as the family style dining that has made us famous for delicious and plentiful food. Come down, have fun, and make yourself at home. We'll treat you like family. Family we like.
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with old friends, been there many times myself. They raised the lunch special to $11, still most definitely worth it! Gom enjoy, great Little Italy restaurant!

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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Good for a large group. Food is average. Musicians want to be tipped, photographer wants you to buy his pics~ felt like they got you coming and going.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been to La Mela several times and have never left hungry or dissatisfied. Their family style meal has something for everyone. The staff is friendly and the food is great.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been here twice over the course of 7 years and both times were just amazing. I was recommended this place and told they had great Italian - that's it. I wasn't warned about the odd mixture of servers dressed formally but vinyl tablecloths. About the contradiction in the wonderful voice of the man who walks around and serenades guests,... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With only an hour's notice they were able to set up dinner for 25 of us. It couldn't have been easier: you sit down at a table with bottles of wine, they bring out a selection of plates served family style for every course, and you have a great time singing with the strolling guitarist. The food was good, not... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have to admit I am partial to La Mela because my husband and I ate their on our honeymoon in 1996. We recently returned and though they had grown since then and now occupy two spaces it was still warm and intimate and we had a wonderful lunch outside where we could watch all of the people go by.Thanks... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a third visit over a few years. The pasta is served al dente, the house wine is all that is needed and the servers are knowledgable of their options. I prefer the cafe side rather than the restaurant side but most prefer the outside seating for people watching and pleasant environment. I shared the 3 course with my... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I should of known really,when you sit down and you automatically want to leave..my husband thought it was ok but my son and myself just wanted to leave. We have always said we would like to eat down mulberry street..we just picked the wrong one! It didn't taste like it was fresh,fresh from frozen maybe!

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Tacoma, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I put my trust in the server's hands, and he didn't disappoint. A great meal, lots of courses and types of food...and the least expensive meal coming in at about 65 dollars for 2 people, which included the bottle of wine...a great deal for the big apple!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

When ever I have gone to NYC which is roughly every three months -- I always stop and have a mid afternoon lunch at La Mela Restaurant on Mulberry St. In the Little Italy Section of lower Manhattan They have the best pasta fagioli ever! It is a white soup as opposed to red like everywhere else. The food there... More

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Additional Information about La Mela Ristorante

Address: 167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013
Phone Number: 212-431-9493
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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