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La Mela

4.6
889 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Authentic
  • Fun
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 889 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Abundant food very good

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TraceyEllenE0129 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food. Huge portions! Great prices!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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DrLydiaGray (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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EliD (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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vipLocal (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipHiro (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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BradShawger (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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Roxy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Awesome as usual. Always consistant food and service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food (pasta) Cannoli was superb.

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JKap (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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Lizabeth (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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MominHB (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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vip4lbs (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and fun experience for my great niece’s first visit to NYC and Little Italy! Thanks guys ....

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Seated immediately. Our waiter was excellent! Had a very enjoyable evening. Was not rushed at all!

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GReilly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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lgowen (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Authentic is the word for this restaurant. The food was great.

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