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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
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Ranked #2,233 of 11,840 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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Kassel, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice in the last few weeks. Once with a large group. We had he shared platters, plenty of food, could hardly finish half of it. Second time a la carte, once again fantastic. Great Tortellini. It's authentic, nothing fancy; great, simple food, unique atmosphere, recommend this and will certainly come back.

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Westport, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Ate here in Nov. 2914, came back w my family and in-laws in Dec. excellent food, hefty portions at reasonable prices. Makes you feel like you stepped into a time zone in the era of Sinatra and Dean Martin. Loved the authentic decor, serenaders, and Butch the Hat! Will definitely be back on our next trip!

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This our first stop in the city! The sauce its divine!! The staff very nice. Love it!!!!!! Good prices, great cannoli and capp.puccino

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sorry , i dont know whether because it was xmas and they were busy, but We found this place very disappointing. Ordered the shared platters, there were 9 of us a d definately not enough food and not much variety. Waiter very unattentitive, was too busy talking to the table next to us who obviously were regulars. As we walked... More 

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Houston, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was overall the best italian food I have ever eaten. Each one of us enjoyed each different entree we had. If you are looking for good italin food, this is a must! It felt as if we were eating in Italy itself.

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Chelmsford, Ma
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We made reservations as we had 11 people. We didn't have to wait when we Arrived. Food was delicious from the chicken fingers( too huge to be called fingers though) and fries one of the kids had to the chicken parm. and eggplant. Everyone's meal was outstanding. Our waiter was very funny and layed back making everyone comfortable. We were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is right in the heart of Little Italy. The food was phenomenal! The best that I have had! The service was spot on and the Sangria was amazing!!

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Shippagan, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

OK, I was part of a tour group but the food we had was pretty average. It may be different if you spend a lot on a big meal, but for us, it just wasn't up to par. Some people in our group even got sick after eating there. It may be just a coincidence but I won't go there... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been going to La Mela's for years. My last visit was a few days ago. We've only done family style so I can't speak for anything else. The food is always great. I love the tortellini. Their gnocchi is also great. It's a great place to go at pretty much any time. They're open until at least 2am, even... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was traveling with friends who heard this restaurant was amazing. I always, always visit the same restaurant in Little Italy but went with their pick this time. The stuffed mushrooms were horrible!!! Not sure how you mess those up. The table next to us were having a merlot chugging contest and the waiter put bottles of wine on our... 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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