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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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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food and service is always outstanding. Dave, Paul, and the entire staff are awesome. Will definitely be back again real soon. The chicken parm, linguini and white clams, linguini with mixed seafood, mussels, and baked clams are the popular choices.

Thank Dominic E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my carbo-load meal before the marathon. I️ had the mushroom ravioli and it was incredible. My husband had the chicken dish and loved it as well. The portions are LARGE but super tasty. It’s also a true Italian place in Little Italy, so...More

Thank April D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here last night and was extremely disappointed after having read the favorable reviews of others. While the waiter stated that all their veal dishes were very good, the veal marsala was far from even being good. Although the pieces of veal were of considerable...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us dropped in early on a Saturday evening for drinks and vino and were greeted with open arms. The prices and drinks/wine were good and we were treated to a man who came over and serenaded us with his guitar and voice. Lovely...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were taken there for lunch by relatives while visiting New York and we absolutely loved it. We had some of their lunch specials which were reasonably priced. We were surprised by the size of the dishes and the food was outstanding....More

Thank 49alang2016
Reviewed 17 October 2017 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

1  Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 11 October 2017 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 9 October 2017 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 8 October 2017

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 6 October 2017 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
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, 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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