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Il Melograno

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$$ - $$$
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501 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-757-9290
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was okay--better than average, even. However, I am too old and too big to sit at a kid's table. Constant shuffling of plates, utensils, and glasses just to gain a few extra inches of real estate on the table is no longer fashionable for this jaded New Yorker. Having said that, the food is really not too bad.... More 

Thank AugustoMonteverdi
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant after a long day at the Westminster Masters Dog Agility trial. It was within walking distance of pier 92. We arrived early and the staff had the kitchen open about 10 minutes early. Service was great and the food was fantastic. It is a small neighborhood restaurant so make a reservation (not that they held us... More 

Thank Agilityherd
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Ate at Il Melograno recently with family. Nicely located on 10th Ave in Hells Kitchen, it's a family neighbourhood restaurant. Quite small so reservations are recommended. The service is friendly and good without making you feel rushed. Food is mostly Italian and well prepared. Good wine list that doesn't break the bank. I visit this area quite often and will... More 

Thank CCNorth
McLean VA
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239 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We chose this place because it was near the New World Stages, where we were seeing a show. It's a small, homey restaurant with an enthusiastic wait staff. The food was fine, nothing fancy but nothing objectionable. And the price was not outrageous. Given that there are many overpriced and bad restaurants in the Times Square area, this turned out... More 

Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
Vancouver, Canada
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235 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We ordered pasta and had it delivered to our hotel. We both had the parpadella with sausage. It was delivered quickly and was still quite warm. There was a little too much sauce on the homemade pasta. The noodle was good. It overall it was just OK.

Thank 606KennyG
Mamaroneck, New York
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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543 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

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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
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-9290

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

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