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La Mela

4.6
904 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 3:30pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(212) 431-9493
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please call or email with all catering inquiries.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand Street
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Parking details
There is convenient metered and free street parking available (read the signs carefully), as well as a lot around the corner from La Mela on Broome Street with hourly and daily rates.
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Public transit
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.
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Entertainment
We have live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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!

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What 904 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Sons 15th bday

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, service and price... highly recommend this restaurant to everyone

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good food, excellent service and quite a value. Would recommend for casual dining in little Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Thank you Benny and staff for another wonderful Dinner......My Family had a Great time Easter Sunday.
Service and food is 100%
Thank you

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We love La Mela! It is not fancy or romantic it’s just New York and delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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).

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

What a great old style italan restaurant. Food was great and the service was better

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Abundant food very good

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and setting. The food was great. Everything was excellent even on New Years Eve.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food. Huge portions! Great prices!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

La Mela is one of favorites!! The food is amazing & the service is excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Lots of food! My meal was more than enough to share. Everything was great.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Overall, awesome spot for a big party. Reasonably priced, and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Very much enjoyed the tasty large portions And laid-back atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly. Reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food not as good as it used to be. Garlic Chicken used to be to die for, now it’s just good

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was awesome and service was terrific. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is bad, and service was awful. My daughters did not like their food at all.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was amazing and service was excellent. I really enjoyed the decor.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome as usual. Always consistant food and service

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food (pasta) Cannoli was superb.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

This is our family tradition to go to La Mela on Christmas Day. We love it.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

A great authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy. Definitely a highlight of our trip! The linguine and clams is to die for!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Love this place!! Don’t go to nyc and miss la mela.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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