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La Mela Ristorante

167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
+1 212-431-9493
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sent there after friends of ours "discovered" this restaurant on a visit. The atmosphere, food, service and prices were all very good, portion sizes are generous and the wine was well matched to our meals also. Dave the doorman is quite a character...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant with 2 adults and 2 children. The food was outstanding. The children had Fettuccine Alfredo and the adults had Ravioli and Bolognese. We all left full and extremely satisfied. The staff was very accommodating.

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in my life. Amazing atmosphere, delicious food. I would fly into New York just to eat here. Go, go, go.

Thank sweetpea143
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were looking to eat Italian at 1am. Thank you Lord, this place was open, and so good. Probably the best Italian I've had in a long time and Italian for my family is eaten at least once per week. Penne Vodka was amazing Eggplant...More

Thank Jmc428
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We visited La Mela recently. I would say you get quantity over quality which should be vice versa. Weren't made to feel all that welcome ( apart from by the guy on the door who beckons people in ) as soon as we sat down...More

Thank Moonlitsea
Reviewed 5 January 2018

la mela was recommend to myself and some friends by a taxi driver on a trip to new york the food was authentic and there was lots of it, the restaurant reminded me of a old fashioned mafia meeting place with terrible waiting staff the...More

1  Thank Pc2812phill
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I've been coming to La Mela for more than 20 years. It has grown over the years, but still has that gregarious family atmosphere. My family chose La Mela for Christmas Eve dinner while visiting the city. None of them have been to NYC before,...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

So glad a friend recommended this place. Little Italy is full of so many restaurants it’s hard to decide. The shrimp was absolutely amazing! As was the chicken piccata! You definitely should stop here. Service was fabulous and friendly!!!

Thank melaniecA8907OE
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

What a great meal we had at la mela. Staff were excellent and attentive. Food was authentic and tasty. The cab sav from Sicily was better than expected. Clean bathrooms. Great place to eat. I did not want to leave

Thank IJC238
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on Christmas eve with my parents to celebrate my wife’s birthday. La Mela is one of those places that never stop surprising you. It has a local-family meal that you will love spend the Holidays. Big size meals, music, happy people and loud. Quality...More

Thank travelauditor
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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31 December 2017|
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Response from Gerry R | Reviewed this property |
There is no outside dinning in the winter time they do allow service dogs I have never seen any dogs inside or outside for as many years that I have been going to la me la for the exception of again service dogs. Gerry
Andrew S
30 September 2016|
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Response from Cheap_but_Good | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a children's menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
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
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-9493
  • E-mail
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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