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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
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Ranked #2,118 of 11,751 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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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A few years back this restaurant was recommended to us by a New Jerseyan we had met who told us that whenever he’s in New York City he has dinner at La Mela in the heart of Little Italy. Since that meeting we’ve been to La Mela four times. The restaurant is by no means fancy but the atmosphere is... More 

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YOUNGSTOWN, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I have been going to NYC for over twenty years and have eaten at well over 100 restaurants and Lamela is easily in the top ten. I have eaten at there at least 50 times and I have never had a bad meal or experiance. I've seen waiters,owners,come and go and they are always friendly and helpful. People that say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Our service was Great. The waiter was attentive, polite and resourceful. We chose the family dish for $37.00 pp. My husband and I did not expect all the food we received, it was tasty as well as hot and fresh. Since it was our first time there our waiter explained each of the dishes we were receiving. The service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Have been coming here with my family for over 10 years and we love it. I now live in DC and dream of the food until I can get up to NYC! Great service, adorable fun atmosphere. Don't miss this place. Definitely give the family style a chance, its amazing.

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Orlando, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped by here around 10pm on a Wednesday night because we were starving and it was one of the only places open. It is small and nothing fancy. But the food is good. We split the 3 course meal between 2 of us. It was way too much food but oh so good. Service was prompt and the food... More 

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Fairport, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife and I spent a long weekend in NYC shopping and catching an afternoon play. We decided on Little Italy for dinner because of the holiday decorations and festive atmosphere of the season. La Mela Ristorante was the perfect place to enjoy super fresh Italian food with the spirit of the holiday thrown in. Here's the funny part. We... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint! In the heart of Little Italy and every bit Italian! Bonus was getting to meet the owner, "Butch The Hat"! Great fun looking at all the celebrities on the walls. The chicken parm was delicious and the service was excellent! Very clean and everyone is extremely friendly!

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 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

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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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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