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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
212-431-9493
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Ranked #1,743 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
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Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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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scorland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Don't bother reading the menu have the family meal for two, bet you can't finish, so go easy on anti pasta. Lovely waiters and reasonable prices.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This family style meal was everything I could've asked for and more. There were multiple courses and I would've been satisfied with any single one of these courses being my main dish they were all so delicious. You definitely won't leave this place hungry.

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New York City, New York
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367 reviews 367 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good spot to go with friends as the portions are large. I like the back room kind of feeling here and the food is very good. ask about their specials

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

With three kids in tow we selected this restaurant in the Little Italy area for dinner. We were promptly seated and our drink orders were taken quickly. I was really happy as all three kids ate well and liked their selections. I have a picky grandson when it comes to food (age 10). I shared the family style pasta with... More

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Delaware
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106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The staff could not have been more accommodating. I wanted a spot to crash, eat some great Italian food, get caught up on my laptop work and enjoy the goings on of the street. Great food, great atmosphere and incredible service.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

LaMela serves wonderful Italian fare and it's served family style. You order from 1 to 6 courses and you are charged by the number in your party. This allows you to taste many different foods....from cold antipasto plate...all the way to dessert plate. A great bottle of wine can be purchased to compliment the meal. In addition to ample and... More

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Bend, Oregon
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We made our way across town ti take the kids to NOLITA for a yummy dinner. Mulberry street is great, lots to see. I think we were hoping for more. The food was good, not overly flavorfull, could have used more seasoning and better ambiance, especially for all the options around. The staff was slightly arrogant, and alouf, not impressed.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Booked this through open table . Arrived to find a good table reserved outside . Lots of atmosphere and the food was great although son slightly put out to discover no pizza on offer! Service quite slow but we were happy to sit people watching. Waiter was quite brusque.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tucked in the middle of Little Italy - with awesome outdoor seating. We just recently had a meal at La Mela. This came after some research in trying to find one of the best restaurants in Little Italy and confirmation from a NYC driver that we should try it. For a family of six we all enjoyed fabulous italian fare... More

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Richfield, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

OH! OH! OH! Melt in your mouth! The meatballs were terrific! Do not miss the opportunity to sit outside and enjoy this place!

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