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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Cream-filled fresh mozzarella, seasoned cherry tomatoes and arugula salad
Pappardelle al Ragout di Salsiccia
Homemade pappardelle, sweet and spicy Italian sausage ragu (contains fennel seeds)
Ravioli di Vitello Al Burro e Salvia
Homemade veal ravioli with butter, fresh sage and shaved Grana Padano
Good experience overall. Tasty food and attentive staff.
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
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.
A neighborhood fave of mine, good for catching up with friends. Love the squid salad.
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.
The food is delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance convivial.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Food was good... not great (pollo Milanese). There were other mote interesting things on the menu. Milanese is a safe choice
The restaurant is small but has plenty of space for outdoor seating. The food was delicious and the staff was very very friendly!
All food was excellent along with attentive service. Will definitely return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
Great food, great service, good value
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!
I enjoyed the whole dinning experience great value
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.
Great COVID outside seating
One of our favorite places for many years. We’ve never had anything other than a wonderful experience.
Excellent food and service. One of my favorite restaurants whenever visiting my son in NYC.
Food was delicious, prices reasonable and service attentive. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
il Melograno is a lovely place to dine. Highly recommend!
Great service and great setting. Wish the pasta menu was a bit more varied but excellent food.
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!
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.
Wonderful neighborhood place, love the flowers everywhere, making the separation screens pretty. Friendly staff amd Great food 😍
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.
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!!!
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.
My first indoor dinning experience since the pandemic began, I felt very safe. Food was excellent!
This restaurant is a neighborhood favorite! Great staff and food is terrific!
Lovely and charming. Owners are hands on and fabulous hosts.
Real Italian food.
Great atmosphere and good food. Nice neighborhood option for a meal with close friends.
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.
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.
Great food, service, and restaurant. We were very happy overall with our dinner
It was amazing! I have to revisit just to eat the artichoke cake
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.