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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 3 days ago via mobile

OMG! Several recommended La Mela and I owe them! Ordered the family dinner 4 with so many courses and options. They continued to bring platters forever! The service was paced beautifully. No rush but never felt ignored. Every bite was fresh and delicious! It anywhere...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with friends to celebrate m6 birthday. We are from uk hover im obsessed with mulberry st and its history. The food served here especially the meatballs are to die for. Great selection of drinks all served by goodlooking polite waiters who realky go out...More

Thank nette1311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very touristy- BUT THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. Large portions-We shared a veal tortellini and side salad and had plenty to eat. Wine selection LIMITED. We decided to eat here because they could seat a party of 7 immediately. Kids loved it.

Thank BoscoAllen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends who have been coming to this restaurant for 30 years wanted to share it with us last night. Unfortunately we were treated so rudely by the waiter at the door (more a bully than a server) that we ended up going across the street...More

Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in Little Italy. It was recommended to me by a food junky. He nailed it! Nothing special as of atmosphere, but the food is the story. I sampled everything that came out to the table. The Eggplant Parmesan was the best I...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of friends ate at la mela while visiting little Italy in a guys weekend. The veal tortellini was incredible.

Thank bsgaz11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First ate here when it was only one storefront, back in the 80s. Always stopped by when I was in NYC. Food still great, service impeccable. Perfect Little Italy location. Not pretentious, not bad on price. Classic Italian food. Ate dinner on Sunday of San...More

Thank MarioG19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for authentic Italian food in New York, this is the place. Right in the middle of little Italy is La Mela, homemade pasta is their specialty and it is amazing! A very friendly place, Palo was our waiter. He was truly interested in making...More

Thank ksterkel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Mela makes it a fun experience with average food on Mulberry Street. The portions are nice, quality average, prices average, The service is good and try to sit on the sidewalk to people watch! A bottle of wine and some time will serve you...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, and had a blast. Great food, but the servers make it a lot of fun. Good wine and beer.

Thank Julie C
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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