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Il Melograno

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501 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-5341
+1 212-757-9290
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Mamaroneck, New York
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant a few steps away from the theatre district. Very nice Italian cuisine (how they can prepare all this to order in the mini kitchen beats me). The grilled octopus and the seared tuna appetizers are excellent. The black linguine with clams are to die for. Nice selection of Italian wines by the glass or bottles. Will... More 

Thank DoJH
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you choose will be delicious- you'll find authentic Italian food - not chicken parm. The fried octopus for appetizers-- perfectly done with a delicious dipping sauce. Our party of 4 had 2 pasta dishes - both immense -- one fish - fresh and one meat dish- really FILLING. Service is friendly but not intrusive - our go to neighborhood... More 

Thank BarbaraAnn_22
sparta, nj
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498 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small Italian place. Spaghetti (homemade - $14) had a great texture but was drowning in sauce - and I usually go heavy on the sauce. Salmon with cauliflower puree was done to perfection ($22). The caesar salad was unremarkable. Complimentary bread cubes came with oil for dipping - the oil had tomato in it but was not very flavorful. The... More 

Thank b d
New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were greeted and seated quickly, offered water & the drinks menu and this was quickly followed with complimentary bread and flavoured oil for dipping. We chose a baby spinach salad which we shared...deliciously fresh..then each had a pasta dish, squid ink pasta with clams, and a crab pasta. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed this simple and very... More 

Thank 752lesley
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

One of the first restaurants to open on 10th Avenue in the burgeoning HK neighborhood a number of years ago - this place serves delicious homemade pastas with equally delectable sauces. The menu is limited though it changes to reflect what seasonal fresh selections are available from meat, fish and seafood. Over the years we have gone many times and... More 

Thank David L
Matawan, New Jersey
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went there for an early dinner.. We had bruschetta, two entrees from their Specials, one fish dish and one pasta dish, both lovely. To follow we had their tiramisu, absolutely delightful. We ended with cappuccinos. Very nice meal, friendly staff. Would go back.

Thank susanoc1951
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on reviews, and I have to say, the food was really great, the space is small, but they make the most of it, and the service was perfect. But, there was only one problem: no air-conditioning and one little fan in the place! It was stifling, and no one wants to sweat when they eat... More 

Thank Michele B
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Ate here twice while in Hell's Kitchen. If you want a genuine, authentic, NY Italian meal with a great atmosphere, with cooked to order food, in a small place that is chock-full of every evocative NY family Italian atmosphere that you can think of, not to mention the seriously outstanding ravioli and pappardelle - as good as they ever get... More 

Thank Rob K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've been twice with good-to-very-good service. Never felt rushed. Pappardelle and ravioli were flavorful and well-presented. On my second visit, I had a summer gazpacho that was crisp, fresh, and well-blended.

Thank Thomas H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Picked it up. The veal ravioli, pappardelle and spaghetti were excellent. Glad we tried it. To go preparation was really good.

Thank msacctprof

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-5341
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-9290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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