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
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
Great food and fun experience for my great niece’s first visit to NYC and Little Italy! Thanks guys ....
Seated immediately. Our waiter was excellent! Had a very enjoyable evening. Was not rushed at all!
From start to finish we had staff willing to help us with anything we needed. They were excellent! (They were very helpful in getting our stroller through the very busy space.)
The food was exactly what we wanted and expected. The atmosphere is amazing. Do yourself a favor and eat from their family style menu.
11 family members of all ages, including an 8 month old, had a great dinner. Food and service were amazing. A great place for a family get together.
Authentic is the word for this restaurant. The food was great.
Disappointing all around. Went there for thanksgiving lunch. The service was terrible. They didn’t bus our plates or refill waters. The food was underwhelming. I don’t know how this place got so many good reviews. The linguini with mussels was sandy. Yuck. The mushroom ravioli was good though. The only partially bright spot in the meal.
What a fun place to eat in the heart of little Italy!! We had a large group and they were very accommodating to us!
Excellent food and service. Couldn’t have had a better time!
Great food and always so much fun. Come hungry!
We've been going for decades. It feels like home. WE're always greeted with enthusiasm and it NEVER disappoints!
Food was not very good from the pasta, to the soup, to the entree. the staff was great.
We had a team meeting at La Mela and it was a great place for us to talk and enjoy each other's company. The staff were attentive and the food was authentic and delicious. We will visit again!
We sat outside and the maitre d stood over us and spoke, no, screamed, at friends who passed by and at times conducted a conversation at the same noise level as a scream making it impossible to hear or talk at our table. Terrible. Ruined the dinner. Couldn't get out fast enough.