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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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“pasta” (118 reviews)
“bread” (48 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
167 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10013-3754
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Reviewed yesterday

$11.95 for fresh bread, salad and spaghetti and meatballs! Cant beat that price and it was delicious! Others in our group ordered Fettuccine Alfredo or chicken parm, same lunch special. Food portions are large. Tiramisu is the best I have ever eaten! (not included in...More

Thank KatzTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fancied pasta with a mushroom and cream sauce and was told that they could make some Tortellini to my requirements. When it came I couldnt see the cream or mushrooms as covered in cheese and when my daughters Tortellini Marinara arrived (which she said...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren’t even hungry but the delights of Little Italy were too much to resist as we worked through so we decided to stop off somewhere to eat. We decided to come in to La Mela because David was the least needy and pushy person...More

Thank JPearson90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with family. Food was okay but not great for the price. I’ve had better and cheaper Italian food. What made it bad was our waiter. I had to rely on the bus boys to get what we needed. Ex. We ran out of...More

Thank rgp123456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here based on a friends referral. He has right on his suggestion. In the heart of little Italy on Mulberry. It was a quick subway ride from midtown. No frills eats and service. Started with a bottle of Sangiovese and some mozzarella and tomatoes....More

Thank rlepson
Reviewed 27 April 2018

After a four day trip to NYC we saved this restaurant for last. La Mela has been a favorite of mine for over 25 years. I first started visiting when I lived in the city and have recommended it ever since when I'm asked by...More

1  Thank Giveahoot
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A local New Yorker recommended us this restaurant. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome. The staff are friendly, professional and chatty which was lovely. We had pasta and meatballs (delicious and big portions) and chicken and pasta (also delicious)....More

Thank Eve1965
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

There are so many places to chose from and they all look similar but we finally sat down at La Mela outside. We have a lovely lunch I had the fresh Cheese Ravioli and the family had Chicken and also a spaghetti dish. Was all...More

Thank SteveandAngelaThomas
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Have been going here for many years, and keep bringing different people with me, we had a new colleague this time and he thought it was the best Italian he had ever eaten, I read about this place in The Sunday Times a few years...More

Thank Niall
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were a table of 10 who was seated quickly, orders taken promptly and food delivered just as quick. Portions were huge and delicious. Good honest cooking, nothing fancy just tasty. Had carbonara, linguine with clams or mussels in my family, rest of the party...More

Thank Cat 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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Jennifer D
15 June 2018|
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Response from Joanne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes worth the price
31 December 2017|
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Response from Gerry R | Reviewed this property |
There is no outside dinning in the winter time they do allow service dogs I have never seen any dogs inside or outside for as many years that I have been going to la me la for the exception of again service dogs. Gerry
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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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