50th birthday celebration!!We were a group of 8 ladies on a Saturday night celebrating a 50th Birthday. We had never been to La Mela and our whole group left happy (and full). The food was delicious and the servers were extremely nice. I know we will all be going back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLotsa Good FoodWow! The servings of classic Italian dishes are overwhelming and very, very good.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove La Mela! We never missLove La Mela! We never miss a chance to dine here when visiting NYC! The food is excellent, the service is outstanding and you can't beat the atmosphere!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Little Italy spotHuge portions, energetic sometimes loud restaurant. The lunch specials are an amazing deal and the Family style dinners also an amazing deal with huge portions and very good food.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily StyleThe family style meals were plentiful and were very good. Very reasonable and the taste was delicious!! Would definitely recommend going here to anyone looking to have some fun and enjoy some great food in the Little Italy part of NYC!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA little of this & thatFirst off, we had a group of 8, 2 kids: no kid menu which was a minus, however, they accommodated well. Huge portions, service could have been a lot better. However, I loved the food and I've been to Italy many times. I'd go back again.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, even better serviceFirst time to La Mela. We had some relatives in from out of town and chose this restaurant because of its location Little Italy and previous commentsv from other reviews. The place did not let us down. All the food was great! Ours was a party of 11 with 4 kids. Everyone loved the family style dinner of great pasta, apps, and meats! I highly recommend it!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Price for amount of foodWe where a party of six and we ordered the Family pre fix for $30 a person. We where soooo full. The food was very tatsy esp the pasta dishes, they where full of flavor. I would def go back. We where never rushed. The staff was very attentive and always asked if we where ready for our next course.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lot of fun at LaWe had a lot of fun at La Mela, food was very good and the employes were very nice. I had a very great evening with my friends. The only thing is that the other custumers were very loud... but so were we at some point, so...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food and a fun timeI could have chosen any restaurant for my graduation dinner for my doctorate but I chose La Mela because the food is excellent, the service is friendly and I enjoy my time there. I find the food to be consistent since my first time there which was over 15 years ago. The atmosphere is homey and casual. The prices are reasonable. The restaurant staff is very accomodating and aims to please.
All of my guests enjoyed their dinner and their time at La Mela. It was the final touch on such a memorable occasion.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Fun FunWe had a group of eight old friends getting together for a reunion and what better place to be than LaMela. We felt welcomed from the time we entered at 6 until we left at 9:30! We spent the first half hour catching up on each others lives as we hadn't seen each other for 15 years and never did our waiter makes us feel rushed. We ordered & ate leisurely for each course. Our salads were delicious with just the right amount of salt and dressing, the mussels were sweet flavorful, and the pasta and meat courses were done perfectly. I like the portions at LaMela - they don't give you a pound of pasta with each entree like some Italian restaurants do. Of course when we left we all to to "light the salami" to guarantee our return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHelpfull staffCasual and informal dining place, serving traditional and tasty pasta & pizza. Very friendly and welcoming staff.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Fun!If you'd like to boost your dining points and not regret a bloated price list or empty restaurant, La Mela has 1000 point reservations many nights and it is always just as much fun! My friend's been going for years and when joining her I started making the reservations to not miss out on those fabulous points.
I especially recommend the mixed pasta - although we drop the ziti for more gnocchi and tortellini (my favorite here! That sauce!)
d5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Tastes of ItalyWonderful restaurant to experience great food from Italy. Family Style is the way to go!! Antipasta, Pasta, Meat, Dessert course, all enables you to enjoy the total experience. So much FUN.. Great Service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphereThis was the second year in a row that we've chosen LaMela for our pre-ride meal. We love it! The food is delicious, the service second to none and the ambience is fun and energetic. It feels like you are at a family gathering in Nonna's dining room, and Uncle Tony pulls out the guitar. Awesome! My 11 year old daughter told me she loves going to LaMela because she feels "at home". We are also baffled by how many different rooms there are! The place seems to go on and on! We will be back next year for sure.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience onceFantastic experience once again at La Mela. Food is always good, atmosphere festive and the entire experience is relaxing and enjoyable. A favorite for many years...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is Little Italy at it'sThis is Little Italy at it's best. Decently priced and ALWAYS tons of fun. Love this place.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA great timeFood was very good, some of the best food I have had in a long while. Service was a bit slow, but the evening was a great time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place and comeWe love this place and come quite often. Only thing was there were lots of shell bits in the clam pasta. Must be an off night, usually it's not a problem.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood place, good food. OnlyGood place, good food. Only complaint is they take pictures of you and charge you $8 per picture without telling you they will charge you. Plus the pictures were blurry.
Other than that, the food was really good and everyone was very friendly and attentive!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and great atmosphereGood food and great atmosphere for a large group! I took my family here and they felt right at home!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for groupsI went with a group of 10 and we had a fantastic time! The wine was great, food was delicious and service was on point. Definitely a good spot if you're going with a lot of people.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, won't leaveExcellent food, won't leave hungry. The family style dinner is the way go. Good variety, plenty of food and the pasta is excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLittle Italy --big flavor!We came here last Nov. on a friend's recommendation. We returned during our next trip to NYC, due the fantastic meal we had the first time. I loved the chicken piccata so much, I ordered it again and was not disappointed! This lovely restaurant will always be on our list of places to go to while in NYC.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the portions were adequate. The bread was delicious and fresh. I had a great experience with my wife.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI celebrated my birthday dinnerI celebrated my birthday dinner with friends at La Mela and I have absolutely no complaints. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, the vibe we got from there was very friendly and the price was not bad at all. I will def be recommending more people to go dine there. Thanks again!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a night!!!!In the city celebrating a friend's 50th Birthday, we had a wonderful time. The food and service were both superb. We all enjoyed the evening with lots of laughs, very comfortable.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. Food wasHad a great time. Food was really good. Staff was attentive and personable. I appreciated that they flagged down a cab afterwards --- it was snowing pretty hard.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM