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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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“pasta” (104 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, food, and staff were great with all our questions and needs big parties make a reservation. I would suggest doing family style for groups of 5 or more i have been a loyal customer since 1985.

Thank Gerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't eat here because they didn't have pizza but one of their employees was very helpful in pointing us to a great pizzeria. He was funny and very informative about happenings in Little Italy. If they had pizza we would have eaten here since...More

Thank Harleysman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't come here for pizza as they don't have any. This is simply traditional Italian at its finest. Lunch menu was a huge meal for $12. Pastas of all types and chicken/veal options. Service was friendly and it was great looking at all the celebs...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped in here for a drink when visiting little Italy, the drinks were cheap and the staff we amazingly friendly we had a chat with two of them about the sights of new York, both of them offered insights and advice which was really...More

Thank lozz88xxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 18 had a wonderful experience at La Mela. The service and food were excellent. The price was very affordable. It is in a quaint part of lower Manhattan. We had a blast.

Thank guidothecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited this restaurant in the Little Italy section of NYC on a tip from a cab driver. What a find!! Everything we ordered was amazing. The meals are huge, so if you don't have a huge appetite and don't want to take leftovers,...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband visited this restaurant with colleagues a few weeks ago and loved it. When I came on this trip he wanted to make sure when came for lunch. The service was fantastic such a great staff. We ordered off there lunch special and both...More

Thank trvldog
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a great meal with my wife and I at La Mela in Little Italy. The Greeter pulled us in and we sat outside to people watch. Food came out quickly and was as advertised-good Italian home cooking. I had the Rigatoni and my wife...More

Thank Paulta2016
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
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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