At La Mela, we love to host special events and private functions. Have a memorable corporate event, holiday party, engagement party, wedding rehearsal, bachelorette party, bridal shower or baby shower in one of La Mela's dining rooms. We have years of experience helping people celebrate!View Private Dining Details
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Mon - Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
This place is a riot -- first, the very good news: the food is more than serviceable, and some quite good - especially the antipasti and the pasta; the service is friendly and able -- they work hard to let you have a good time; and if you want to have a party, where boisterous is OK - the back room where they seat the big parties is your place (we were 12 -- so did two other tables in the room). SO, the negative is that, baby, it can get mind-rattlingly loud. But if you're ready for it and go with the flow, you will eat well and have a ball. PS - a nicely selected wine list is reasonably priced. Also, the front room looked like it would be fine for a more quiet experience with the same pluses.
Felt like we traveled to Italy for the evening! Delicious food. It was loud, but only because there were lots of happy people there. Highly recommend!
Sons 15th bday
Great food, service and price... highly recommend this restaurant to everyone
The food was amazing and the staff awesome! It’s on my list whenever we travel to New York! It’s a must if you want authentic food and a fun atmosphere.
Good food, excellent service and quite a value. Would recommend for casual dining in little Italy.
We went to celebrate my daughters birthday and had a great time. The food is too die for and the service is wonderful! We will be back in the summer!
Thank you Benny and staff for another wonderful Dinner......My Family had a Great time Easter Sunday.
Service and food is 100%
We love La Mela! It is not fancy or romantic it’s just New York and delicious!
First time dining as a family and ordering individual entrees. Quick, fast service. Shrimp parmesan was terrific. Other pasta dishes were really good as well, but portions were a bit too much. Perhaps portions were appropriate for the price, but would have preferred a little less food and maybe just a little less price.
Previous dining was with large group and ordering family style which was fabulous. Will certainly return in the future.
Overall, an underwhelming experience. The ravioli and linguini with clams were average. The chicken parm was awful and tasted like dish soap. Received more visits from vendors (for a rose, for a picture, from the wandering musician) than from my server. GO ELSEWHERE!
always great food, reasonably priced wines, Waiter noticed one item not much liked, asked and replaced with another super delicious entree. Just a great place in little Italy.
Went to La Mela for dinner while visiting NY with my daughter. They were very welcoming and attentive. Our waiter gave excellent recommendations for our entree. My daughter had the spaghetti and meatballs and I had the gnocchi. Both excellent dishes. We will be back!
Good value for the enormous portions but food quality was just okay. Recommend the penne a la vodka. Do not recommend the fried calamari (extremely overcooked) or gnocchi (was a bit bland).
What a great old style italan restaurant. Food was great and the service was better
Abundant food very good
Great service and setting. The food was great. Everything was excellent even on New Years Eve.
Amazing food. Huge portions! Great prices!
La Mela is one of favorites!! The food is amazing & the service is excellent!!!
We have been coming for years. We are never disappointed. The food is yummy!
Always a fun experience. We love sharing La Mela with our friends.
Lots of food! My meal was more than enough to share. Everything was great.
Overall, awesome spot for a big party. Reasonably priced, and delicious food.
Very much enjoyed the tasty large portions And laid-back atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly. Reasonably priced.
Came Day after snow storm. Very quiet. Not many customers. Staff took very good care of us. Food was cooked well. Calamari was fresh and tender.
Food not as good as it used to be. Garlic Chicken used to be to die for, now it’s just good
Food was awesome and service was terrific. I would definitely go back.
Place was great food was even better. Staff was friendly and the food was at our table in no time at all . Thank you for the experience
Food is bad, and service was awful. My daughters did not like their food at all.
Food was amazing and service was excellent. I really enjoyed the decor.
Awesome as usual. Always consistant food and service
Excellent as always. Don't be afraid to leave some food to take home as it tastes just as great the next day. Very happy they had our table for 7 waiting for us right on time. We bypassed a lot of people waiting for a table.
Service was wonderful! No manicotti on the menu but I happened to ask the waiter and they made it for me anyway. Best homemade marinara in little Italy!! Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent food (pasta) Cannoli was superb.
This is our family tradition to go to La Mela on Christmas Day. We love it.
Enjoyed casual Christmas Dinner with family. Pasta was outstanding. Meat dish arrived late and dry but not a deal breaker. Sing a long guitar player made up for it. Fun.
We went as family of 4 for Christmas Eve dinner ,wonderful oval shaped platters for your individual meal, everyone goes home with half their meal ,great place to eat in little Italy,we were serenaded by a guitar playing troubadour. Authentic Italian food ,great service ,great meals,thank you La Mela
We had an excellent Christmas Eve Dinner here. We were 3000 miles away from home and felt like we were surrounded by our own noisy, slightly wacky, family. Enjoyed the live carols and music as we dined. Food was great and plentiful. Our very perceptive waiter even suggested ordering less food, as the pasta dishes are quite large and we had nowhere in our hotel to keep leftovers. That was a much appreciated suggestion. The entire staff was pleasant and accommodating, the restaurant was inviting, warm and clean. The restrooms were clean as well. A fine place to dine. We'll return.
A great authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Definitely a highlight of our trip! The linguine and clams is to die for!
Love this place!! Don’t go to nyc and miss la mela.
We never miss La Mela on our annual Christmas trip - the food is always outstanding and it's perfect for a big group looking to catch-up