Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Excellent food, excellent staff...will definitely be back!!!
This may be our new favorite place for great food and atmosphere. As in so many cases, it starts with an owner on-the-floor, with a clear dedication to a fine dining experience. The standards are high, and they're on the front page of the menu book. Fish, in particular, is a specialty, but everything else hits the same high mark. Very nice wine selection. This place oozes a commitment to real food, served well, and deliciously.
Third time I have been here. Love this place.
This place was one of the most romantic places I’ve ever eaten at. Everything was perfect beyond I could of expected. I’m more then grateful that I found this cute little restaurant
Normally I would give this restaurant five stars and while we love the owner, the freshness of the food etc and the normally good service… Never go on a Saturday night again. The restaurant claimed that many reservations arrived late. They should control that. We came at the correct time and we waited an hour while they seated people that were 30 to 60 minutes late. You’re 60 minutes late, YOU should be the one to wait not the customer who arrives on time. It was chaotic, we had to ask multiple times for basic things like water, silverware,And drinks.
The restaurant needs to manage this or we won’t go back again
Great experience all around!
This was so refreshing, we loved the freshness of the food, the freshness of our happy servers. You won’t be disappointed.
Owner is a total sweetheart but the service was horrendous
Valentines Day dinner with my fiancee
Frank and the team do an outstanding job of making everyone welcome. The food is great and Tye Valentines decorations make MELE a great place to celebrate
This is a neighborhood gem. An Italian restaurant with a good wine list, fresh pasta, fish and other meats. The owner and staff are attentive and knowledgeable and can help navigate the menu. Most items come in both small and entree size plates so the light eater and the full meal person can both get what they want.
Food as always was fresh, well prepared and visually appealing. Love the lively but not noisy atmosphere and the attentive service. Loved the Village Bistro but Mele is a big cut above its predecessor!
We had the swordfish and sea bass. Both were prepared well, but not exceptionally tasty. The portions seemed a bit small, while the cost was expensive - did not seem a very good value for the money.
Love this restaurant and always enjoy sharing the experience with old and new friends
Excellent food and the staff is great, but they needed more servers. Long wait between visits from our server.
Good dining experience. Owner is a gem. Service is slow, & they messed up my drink order twice.
Excellent food, excellent service! Always friendly!
This is a neighborhood jewel!!! Every person at Mele works together for the customer. I appreciate the "small plate "options
Outstanding food and great, and affordable, wine list. Calamari was incredibly tender yet crispy, salads are creative and healthy, and the fish is delicious! And the desserts!!! We will definitely come back, frequently.
It was fabulous from the greeting at the door to the finish. Loved my blackened rockfish--cooked perfectly. Husband said the same about the blue snapper. Loved the bread (a little too much--we couldn't stop). We will be back again soon. Loved the old Village Bistro and this was even better!
We had an awesome New Year's Eve dinner here - the food was so good that I ate my leftovers as soon as I got home! The service was a little slow at times, but to be fair, the restaurant was PACKED. I will definitely be coming back here when I'm craving Italian food.
A wonderful spot in the neighborhood. Friendly with excellent food.
Our recent dinner at Mele Bistro was not our first, and the food has always been great, however each visit since our first has indicated that they are trying very hard to make Mele Bistro an excellent dining experience in every way. The appearance has improved, and I am told that significant new interior improvements are soon to be underway. Additionally, we were impressed with the hard work and effort that went into their holiday decorations. The restaurant was decorated beautifully both indoors and outside... We (four of us) enjoyed every minute of our meal at Mele Bistro. We recommend this restaurant without hesitation to everyone seeking a pleasant dining experience with great food, a warm and comfortable ambiance, excellent service , and reasonable prices. Try it! Mele Bistro may just become your favorite "all-occasion" restaurant...
Everything is perfect and excellent every time!
Mele has excellent cuisine and Frank, the owner, is very affable. We had the veal chop and the duck, both of which were perfectly prepared. The main reason for a lower score overall is the service which tends to be disorganized resulting in long waits at times between courses. We experienced this on prior occasions and this Christmas Day was the same—great food, slow service. We will return because of the food and friendliness while hoping Mele places more attention on improving its service.
Wonderful food, great service and fantastic ambiance for a Christmas dinner. Highly recommend.
The reception was pleasant. The reservation was exactly as requested. Drinks were delivered promptly. Th menu was attractive. Th e food was good. But the noise (music ?) was abominably loud!!
Perfect as always!
As usual, the ambiance was relaxed and comfortable, the service was impeccable, the food was delicious, and the wine recommendation was spot on. Mele Bistro has become my first choice when I'm gathering friends or family for a meal because they never disappointed.
Excellent neighborhood gem!
The lighting is very bad and I couldn’t read the menu or bill - probably overpaid as a result
Just a few days ago met with my lovely daughter for dinner after her work, I'm retired. Mele Bistro provided the perfect atmosphere with a very friendly entrance by the owner, and that was followed by an absolutely delicious meal we both enjoyed. Both of us can be considered foodies, me being a retired chef and food service director and her being introduced to good food as a child. My family and I plan to take in a performance at the Kennedy on New Years eve but will once more start the evening at Mele.
Convenient and cozy Italian bistro was a perfect pre-event place for a light dinner to fuel the rest of the evening. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, the service was attentive and the meal well-prepared.
Too expensive for what it is, and that alone detracts from the overall value.
Wonderful welcoming restaurant..Varied menu, & owner is so gracious.
As always we had a wonderful experience and a great meal!
Dinner after a family gathering to see the nutcracker.
Always a great place
We really enjoyed our meal! In fact, we loved it so much we had to return our last night of our visit! The service and food were outstanding. Highly recommend. Wish we lived closer.
As always, excellent food and friendly service!! Thank you for a job well done....