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La Mela Ristorante

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167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754 (Grand Street)
212-431-9493
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
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Dalton, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on the recommendation of the ppl at Kleinfeld's and we were not disappointed!! It was awesome!! Get the 4 course sampler!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sat outside and enjoyed the "mixed pasta" dish and the atmosphere of Little Italy. The pasta was really good and had a combination of tortellini, rigatoni, and gnocchi on one plate. It was great to try all three pastas, and the staff was very friendly and brought our food very quickly. Overall a great casual restaurant!

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Clinton, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the dining room is large, nothing beats the atmosphere of dining on the sidewalk in the heart of Little Italy. Nice meal, plenty of food, not outrageously priced.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family is a regular at La Mela. For 24 years! Family style casual Italian restaurant with consistently great food! Atmosphere is chill and fun! An absolute must visit! Dayna Papp

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are A LOT of Italian restaurants. From the basic to the extravagant, there are few types of food that can come in as many forms as Italian fare. But, for me, there are NONE that more real than La Mela. Regardless of when I've been there, the atmosphere is always happy. It's as if the energy there exudes a... More 

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YOUNGSTOWN, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has always and still does have the best Italian food in NYC. I have eaten in most of the places in Little Italy but La Mela beats them all hands down.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal here with family!! I had the spaghetti and meatballs, Chianti, and clams with pasta. Wow!! This was a great mix of flavors for all you Italian foodies. The atmosphere makes you feel like you're dining in a small village in Italy. I will definitely be back !! Oh, one more thing - don't forget to pull... More 

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Thank 411ChaCha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was absolutely wonderful!!!! And with the weather being so perfect, it was great to sit outside & people watch while enjoying our dinner!!!

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Thank Tamara F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! But the customer service by Dave is indescribable. He was funny and charismatic. He made our lunch meal entertaining and joyful. The food was delicious and the wine was great!!!!

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Thank Nely E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was extremely long to get our food. We waited 2 hours and basically just filled ourselves with bread in the meantime. Bread wasn't too yummy either. Service was questionable. We asked for the waiter to take our order twice, and had our waiter be changed twice. Food was okay. After all this they they included a 18% tip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
    (Grand Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: 212-431-9493
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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Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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