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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
+1 212-431-9493
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here all the time. The food is just great and the waiters are extremely helpful and nice. The house salad and bread delicious. Chicken with lemon and capers delicious. Fried zucchini awesome. Clams very good! Portions are huge so share. Get the big...More

Thank kellie617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for the best Italian comfort food, come to La Mela! The 3 course and 4 course meals are phenomenal. I never miss the chance to come to La Mela when we visit NYC.

Thank leasims
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting New York and wanted to experience Little Italy. I read reviews and checked out their menu and we decided to try out La Mela. We got the 4 course family style meal. It was a great option to try out a little...More

Thank nanette75
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Went to La Mela on a recommendation of a friend......it was a terrific lunch. Prices were reasonable and the quality was fantastic. I am from Chicago and I can say it was the best Italian sausage I ever had. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Teagal41
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The waiter clearly took offence at us not wanting food. Wouldn't go again. Lots of places in NYC....

Thank Sheffield1976
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A must go to in Little Italy. I have done it two years in a row their lunch special is incredible. The outdoor seating is quaint and David the host is out of this world. Do not leave Little Italy without stopping there and say...More

Thank Andrena F
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Where do I start??? The portions are HUGE, the atmosphere is like any Italian home, the staff is friendly, courteous and professional and the food was like your Nonna would have at her Sunday dinner table. The food was not only beautiful to the eye...More

Thank OneoffbucketlistNJ
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant with friendly staff. Had the spagettI and meatballs which was wonderful. Other members of our party had mussels and rigatoni and all was excellent! Healthy portions too. Nothing fancy but good food!

Thank lasagnadeb
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

After my son participated in the NYC Triathlon, he was craving Italian food. We headed down to Little Italy and stumbled upon La Mela. We were greeted by the friendliest host and seated outside where we could watch the world go by. We opted for...More

Thank NinaAnderson
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My wife and I ate here on 30th June 2017 and only went to Little Italy as a last minute thing, we walked down the road with all the restaurants and fancied the menu and it looked friendly and was relatively busy and busier than...More

Thank the_cadmans
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
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Andrew S
30 September 2016|
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Response from Cheap_but_Good | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a children's menu.
2 February 2016|
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Response from blic57 | Reviewed this property |
Parking in front of restaurant if get there early
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-9493
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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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