Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Food was very good..bread was great with oil and herbs. Servers seemed a little overwhelmed at times.
Delicious food, however the “risotto” served with their duck was more like a rice dish. We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who definitely had the hospitality spirit. Sadly though, they were very busy and understaffed so service was severely lacking.
The food was excellent and there were so many choices. A large variety of fish which you could get in a large or small portion. I wish more restaurants would do that. Service was great and the ambiance was nice. Easy to have a conversation.
We love Mele! Our go-to whenever friends visit as it is unique, accommodates every palate and dietary preference. Best fish anywhere at any price and their prices are very moderate, while the quality is reliably excellent every time. I marvel at how they achieve this given how big their menu is!
Cute bistro with over the top Italian fare...
The food was great.
Best NOVA neighborhood gem for fresh seafood. I have not been disappointed each time.
All of our food was delicious.... from the Fresh Bread with Olive Oil, Fried Calamari, entries, to the Chocolate Cheesecake
As always the evening at Mele is a good choice. Excellent food, good atmosphere, & the owner is wonderful. However the last two times we have eaten there our server has not been good. Very slow, leaves guests unattended. Had to stop him twice to ask for assistance in placing an order. They can do better.
Mele Bistro, we have found over the past three years, can be relied upon for fresh ingredients -- especially fish! -- creatively and well prepared; warm and attentive service; and a pleasant setting, whether indoors or out. Manager Frank and his team are hospitality professionals. Their menu has great variety -- especially fish! -- and the selections are fairly priced for what you get. The house bread is some of the best in Arlington; the warm olive appetizer is a special treat; and all the desserts are worth trying.
One of our favorite restaurants with great food, friendly service, and the ambiance where you can actually have a conversation without raising your voice.
Wonderful meal with business colleagues. Waiter was conscientious & pleasant. I will be back!
Carlos was our server...great! Met the owner, Frank. Nice guy. This was our first time to Mele. Website got our attention. It’s on our A-list and we’ll go back!
Always superb! Great service and great cuisine! I had a grand time dining with my best friends!
Always great fish
Love their menu which allows you to choose regular sized or smaller-sized versions of many of their dishes. They offer an excellent selection of fish with many different preparations.
This restaurant is wonderful, the service is professional, friendly, and efficient. The owner is very engaged and makes it a point to welcome everyone who comes in. The passion of this restaurant to serve top quality dishes with the best ingredients is apparent. I highly recommend Mele!
Delicious meal. Ingredients fresh and tasty. All dishes were well done. It made our business trip culminate at a high level.
Really enjoyed my meal at Mele. First time going for an impromptu date night. Service was a bit slow but they were very busy. Beverages were tasty, particularly #1 off the Cocktail list. The owner/manager is a vibrant man who made us feel very welcome. I got a sense that he honestly cares about his diners’ experience.
If I had one complaint, and this is being fairly picky, I’d say the Lamb Ravioli dish could have been a bit larger for the price. That said, I left completely satiated.
All-in-all, we will be back for sure, as we look forwards to trying a few of the other dishes!
Frank and his team do an amazing job. As Rosslyn residents, Mele has become our local “go to” place for dinner with friends, a quiet dinner date or a family gathering. Great, fresh food, well prepared at an honest price - what more can you ask for? We will keep coming back but as the word gets out about this place it may be harder and harder to make a spur of the moment reservation.
The service was excellent, food was delicious as usual, the ambiance pleasant and we will return.
The food was very delicious and the owner came by several times to check on us. Definitely will return. I had the Seafood Fettuccine. Delicious!
Excellent seafood! Everything on the extensive Mediterranean menu is very good. And the staff are really great people. It is a pleasure to dine there.
The food is always good. I like their salad, grilled whole fish and the bread a lot. I never tried their dessert. So, not sure. I think this is a great value restaurant. The owner is always smiling and friendly. The only complain I have is their waiters never smiles, and services slow at time. But, with prices that inexpensive. This is a great value place!
Waited forever for service. Spaghetti watery. Napkin smelled like it wasn’t cleaned. Such a waste of our money
Excellent every time!
Fantastic food. Some of the best ravioli I have ever had. The owner was great, and very personable.
Tremendous neighborhood restaurant. Always first rate experience. Fish always fresh. Service superb.
Excellent grilled bluefish served in a comfortable dining room at a surprisingly reasonable price.
We continue to hope this restaurant will improve. The food certainly has, but the service is very slow.
We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful meal and can't wait to go back... there were so many great options on the menu (including for dietary restricted folks)!!!
I had a high expectation before going there as I saw a lot of good reviews online. However, food is just ok. I wanted to try their ravioli that day but they didn't have it.
Very nice meal and excellent service.
Went there Monday and they were busy but not enough help so the service suffered.
We have been to Mele Bistro somewhere between 30 and 50 times in the last three years. The food has always been excellent. If you are looking for fish, we have not found anywhere in the entire DC area that can compete with Mele. They typically have a selection of 5 or 6 fresh fish choices every day. We have tried many other places, most significantly more expensive, for variety or for a better view than a shopping center parking lot, but the quality of the food, the breadth of the menu and the wonderful personality of the owner makes you forget those things. In the end, our experience with so many other overrated and disappointing restaurants in the DC Metro area brings us back to Mele Bistro.
A really excellent meal, as are all the meals I've had there!!
I was BLOWN AWAY. Never have I ever tasted red snapper so fresh, so perfectly cooked, so flavorful. Overnight fish from Hawaii? Yes, please!! My husband and I are both Italian, and we’ve been to Italy, and Mele Bistro’s food was SPOT ON. The portions were the perfect amount and the atmosphere was just what we needed. Our waiter was incredibly knowledgeable and put it simply: no TVs, no wifi, and nothing that isn’t fresh or from a farm. My only regret is that we didn’t find this place sooner!
The food was very good, but the service is best described as “not attentive”. Whenever anyone is asked to provide service, they do, but as customers, it never seems as though any server is dedicated to providing you service.
Excellent restaurant- food is great! We love going there and it’s very consistent in every measurement.