Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
All of our seafood are from Hawaii
(overnight shipping), North America, Europe, and South America and only one fish from Japan.
over Night Hawaiian Fish from Hawaii.
Our North American jumbo sea scallops are hand-picked scallops.
The food was tasty, but the fish was overcooke and the pasta was re-heated, stuck as a whole piece to the bottom of the plate.
Amazing. Food is Fresh-I recommend the bisto calamari and Hawaiian seabass.. Ambiance is incredible- we sat outdoor it was beautiful. The staff is SO nice
My daughter recently moved to DC and is fortunate to live just around the corner from Mele. Every time we have visited from San Francisco we have dined at Mele. The food is very good, service is warm and friendly and so this has become one of our favorite restaurants. Definitely worth a visit.
Outside more pleasant than drafty, loud inside. Service was a big slow but it was busy Friday. Food was very good
Thankful that this delicious place is 3 blocks away from my home, however I think it's important for the owners/managers to review the menu. The menu is very long, repetitive, unclear, and inaccurate. For example, I ordered the soup of the day which I was told is chicken and barely, and instead I got a chicken and vegetable soup - without barely. I also ordered the salmon which we were told comes with roasted potatoes, but it actually came with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Lastly, I ordered the seafood fettucine with the tomato cream sauce, and instead it came with Alfredo sauce. I think there is a strong need to refine, correct, and consolidate the menu, but aside from that the food here is fresh and delicious plus the ambiance is enjoyable.
So good and excellent service! We loved every single item we had.
Wonderful owner who cares about customers and his fish. And he remembered us on the second visit. Now many.
This is the best food. The pasta and food is made fresh to order. All natural, non-GMO ingredients, farm-to-table. You can taste the quality and the goodness. I will never eat Italian anywhere else. Very highly recommended
This is my favorite restaurant ever. The ambience, service, friendliness of staff is top notch. Never a disappointment……Frank is the best owner!!!!
The food is always delicious and I love the service. I absolutely adore this place.
Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambience. This is my go to place now! Such warm cordial people. It's a family run and none can beat the hospitality, the personal touch. Food- authentic. Everything made from scratch. Nothing out of a bottle. It's a charming place. Delicious food. Very warm and friendly people.
Our group was looking forward to another amazing dinner at this restaurant, as we had dined there before. The owner proudly explained how the seafood is flown in daily from Hawaii and that the pasta is homemade. The issue arose when our server said that it would not be possible to bring a half order of pasta as a side dish for my friend’s chicken meal. We could see her speaking with the owner across the restaurant. He stopped by our table and said not to worry, that he could accommodate the request. There must have been a language barrier, because what came out from the kitchen instead was a single dish with the chicken and vegetable mixed into the pasta. My friend was disappointed, but did not want to say anything, as everyone else’s meal was prepared correctly.
We love dining here. The food is amazing and the staff is so welcoming. It’s like your a great family member who came to dinner. Always special.
Very friendly service but very slow…. Food very good.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner there. The food & service were excellent. We all had various types of seafood and sat outside. The arctic sea bass & grilled whole branzini were delicious. It was very pleasant. We were particularly glad to find that the menu included small plates on its menu — smaller versions of the entrees. We did try to order 2 different kinds of wine before finding one in stock. What we finally ordered was fine & was served well chilled.
Was beyond amazing. The manager and wait staff and chefs are excellent. Will come back 1 million times.
The best Italian food we've ever eaten! We'll definitely come back.
We always enjoy our meals here, so do our guests. The food is well prepared and service friendly.
Great food but it took us an hour to get our appetizers. They’re clearly not properly staffed for the rush of diners. But we did enjoy the food, and they were apologetic
The owner is fantastic and you can tell he cares about quality, both in food and customer experience.this was our third visit - 10/10 we will be back again!
Festive outside dining, excellent selection and food quality. Slower paced, more like a European meal. Excellent overall
Great early-Sunday dinner choice for the family; nice new outdoor dining option!
Love this restaurant, the staff, and the food and drinks.
Great meal and loved the ambiance.
Wonderful restaurant! We always will return. Can't beat the food and service!
Excellent, fresh seafood, good service, nice ambbience. The owner, Frank came over and visited with us-very friendly and engaging. Will visit again.
Great dinner and service! Highly recommend
Friends in town
Much too loud, may not go back. Not possible to have a conversation
Excellent food from appetizers throih entrees and dessert. Loved the fresh seafood!
The best restaurant in Arlington!
We visited Mele last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were very pleased! Our server was pleasant and the food was excellent!
It is always a delight to eat at Mele. They have done a wonderful of making their outdoor space lovely with flowers, plants, even peach, apple and nectarine trees, full of fruit! This is a place that is loved by its owner who show love to each person who walks through the door. The very fresh fish is worth the trip. Direct from Hawaii daily! What more could you ask for - except the delicious liver and onions that my husband gets each and every time.
They have the most delicious Italian food in Arlington. No need to look elsewhere.
Excellent food and service! We love eating at Mele Bistro!
We are never disappointed. Our entrées were great.
Such a hidden gem of a restaurant! I've lived in Arlington for 6 years and have had this spot on my list for a while. So glad I decided to go! The owner came to our table immediately and went over the menu with us in detail. A waiter let my boyfriend try three different beers to make sure he had one hat he liked. The fresh bread was absolutely delicious. We both got seafood pasta dishes and they were delicious. Made quickly and good value for what you get. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Fantastic food and great atmosphere. It never disappoints! Owner works hard to make it the special place it is!
It was very busy when we arrived so there was a wait for food. But the servers were very solicitous and they were working very hard. The food was delicious - veal piccata; seafood fettuccine and sea bass. And it’s a charming little place!
Unfortunately it was quite noisy when we arrived at 7, but as tables emptied the noise level decreased.
You can order delivery directly from Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro) using the Order Online button.
Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro) is rated 4.7 stars by 1097 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.