Il Melograno

4.8
678 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Il Melograno brings the best of Italy to Hells Kitchen where original receipts, hand crafted pastas and friendly hospitality come together to create a casual and unique dining experience.
All the way from Sicily, Lino and Gregory moved to New York City bringing the best of the Southern Italian culinary tradition. Nine years after opening a Sicilian restaurant and concept store in Noto (Sicily), the idea of honouring the Grandmas traditions is what creates the philosophy of their hospitality at Il Melograno. Buon appetito!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 678 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good experience overall. Tasty food and attentive staff.

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Maddie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful! Food is fabulous, and staff unbelievably kind. Owner checks on tables personally, and the atmosphere makes it great for everything from dates to dinner with family, which is a hard find in this part of mid-town. 10/10

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DebbieN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined last night outdoors at Il Melograno. Wonderful all around, will definitely go back. We had a variety of appetizers, entrees and drinks and enjoyed every one.

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KateBNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A neighborhood fave of mine, good for catching up with friends. Love the squid salad.

AJ
AJTB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of the best in the city. And it is less expensive than a lot suburban-style Italian restaurants.

I eat here with friends, romantic partners, or small parties about once a month.

I never have had a bad dish or wine. The food is healthy, all pasta is homemade and fresh, and the portions are perfect. I never take home leftovers, and I never feel unhealthy as I would with pizza or parmigiana dishes.

Also, I love the owners, who work as hosts on most weekends. I advise new patrons to make a reservation on weekends, as the small size of this place limits seating (although I hope the outside seating remains forever as it doubles the seating).

This small gem is my and my husband’s favorite NYC restaurant discovery to date, and I feel confident saying that Il Melograno is the best Italian food in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Tinabet
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance convivial.

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vipMehhhhhh
Puerto Vallarta
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled octopus appetizer and the salmon made entree or both delicious. Servers were excellent. The chocolate cake dessert with vanilla gelato was very good. Would absolutely return.

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vipElizabethM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at our favorite spot. The outdoor set up is inviting and very comfortable. The drinks are outstanding and the food is delicious. The service is exceptional and every time we visit we feel like we are among friends and family.

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vipart4fart
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Il Melograno is a solid choice. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced. There is a good wine selection. Unfortunately, when I visited the cooling system was not working and the alcohol was on the warm side. Service is competent.

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vipKaren
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Considering we were outside in the pouring rain, listening to the soundtrack of NYC garbage trucks and ambulances, the evening was fantastic!!! Food was as good as I remembered it, service was impeccable, and nothing got cold -- including us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE!!! The staff is incredible, the food was the best I’ve ever had, WOW!! You can tell they love what they do at this small place!!! Cannot wait to return! Ravioli all burro e salvia was TO DIE FOR. Javier and Lino are wonderful.

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JoanB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We were in town for the weekend from Connecticut. Service, good food, great ambiance. The owners are welcoming. This is true Italian homemade food. I would definitely recommend and return.

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BillP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good... not great (pollo Milanese). There were other mote interesting things on the menu. Milanese is a safe choice

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JustinH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is small but has plenty of space for outdoor seating. The food was delicious and the staff was very very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All food was excellent along with attentive service. Will definitely return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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AndrewM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, good value

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vipSMLite
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and the food is fantastic! Authentic Sicilian Italian with the freshest ingredients. Try the TARTARE DI TONNO which is one of my favorite appetizers and our favorite pasta on the menu is the PAPPARDELLE AL RAGOUT DI SALSICCIA. Come for a visit you won’t be disappointed - support local!

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vipLucv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the whole dinning experience great value

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RobertJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have lived in Hell's Kitchen for 23 years and this was my first visit. This is a "jewel." Wonderful experience. I will certainly return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great COVID outside seating

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lawrencea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for many years. We’ve never had anything other than a wonderful experience.

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vipRusry11
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. One of my favorite restaurants whenever visiting my son in NYC.

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JudyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, prices reasonable and service attentive. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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NancyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

il Melograno is a lovely place to dine. Highly recommend!

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Sophia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great setting. Wish the pasta menu was a bit more varied but excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly perfect. The basil margarita tasted like life is finally on its way back to normal, and the food was the perfect portion size and flavor. An espresso to finish made for quite the indulgent vibe to round out the meal. Can’t wait to come back!

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Kevin
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, amazing food, ambience and service. The zucchini soup prepared without butter or cream was fantastic. The salmon with crispy skin was cooked to perfection. Everything about this experience was great for the value. Not overpriced. Authentic Italian experience.

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vipEhamusic
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood place, love the flowers everywhere, making the separation screens pretty. Friendly staff amd Great food 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect perfect perfect. We asked to have the menu chosen for us and we as presented all grandma’s recipes. It was just delightful. The flavors went from subtle to rich at the end of our five courses. Paired wine from home town were spot on.

Looking forward to return soon.

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steve
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was on the mellow side. The food was exciting to look at and heightened my appetite. Service was always nearby. And the prices are a value for what we got!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The food is excellent and the service is attentive but not disruptive. It remains one of my favorite restaurants. We were dining for a special occasion tonight. I put a note in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and requested a special table and a candle in whatever desert we ordered. They surprised us with a complimentary desert with a candle and sang happy birthday. It was a very nice touch. I can’t say enough good things about this place. We will, of course, be returning in the near future.

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Phil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first indoor dinning experience since the pandemic began, I felt very safe. Food was excellent!

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diner101
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a neighborhood favorite! Great staff and food is terrific!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and charming. Owners are hands on and fabulous hosts.

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SwissOpinion
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Italian food.

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AdanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Nice neighborhood option for a meal with close friends.

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vipSammy
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would give it a better review but their customer service was subpar. Our leftovers were accidentally trashed but they remade it?!? They asked us to give up our table after2.5 hours which was fair but there were empty tables. It seemed off.

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vipJimM
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I chose this place randomly and am I glad I did! A very pleasant experience from the moment I walked in the door. If it were closer, I'd be a regular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and restaurant. We were very happy overall with our dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I have to revisit just to eat the artichoke cake

FAQs

Il Melograno does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Il Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 678 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.