Il Melograno

4.6
461 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian cuisine the way it should be. Healthy, homemade and fresh are the ingredients we like the best, refined wines and great coffee complete our menu with our always fresh and homemade desserts Buon appetito!
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MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the octopus app and the pasta entrees. Outside seating could be loud due to traffic but the views of Hudson yards are great.

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were quick! Atmosphere was cute and food was delicious! Highly recommend to friends and family. Cute date spot as well!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience!

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS COSY NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT! GREAT FRESH FOOD, SUPER SERVICE AND NICE AMBIANCE.

CB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, the portion sizes were perfect. The restaurant was inviting and the waitstaff were very attentive. As well they were able to accommodate our son who has Celiac Disease.

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite local non touristy go to Italian restaurants in Manhattan. We have been coming to Il Melograno for years and we have never been disappointed with the food. Most of their pasta dishes are made with homemade pasta and their sea food dishes always taste fresh (i'm fairly picky about where i order sea food from). The most recent visit we had the seared tuna app (really nice), beet salad (fresh beets) and the warm cauliflower soup (really good). For dinner we had the bronzino (fresh) and orecchiette with crab (home made orecchiette). If the weather is nice they have covered out door seating ( it can get a bit noisy during rush hour because it is right on 10th Ave.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date spot. High quality food that won’t break the bank. Wonderful staff.

V
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, comfortable service and nice ambience. From New Orleans where we are known for food and this was amazing. Away from the tourist areas but not too far- can’t wait to come back again next time I am in NYC.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Il Melograno is a wonderful restaurant.
The food and service are consistently excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Would go again!

LO
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A reliable Italian restaurant-- always need to make a reservation.

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live thus little gem of a place near the Irish Arts center. Great for quick or slow authentic delicious Italian. Be sure to order their yummy tiramisu.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a little gem! The food is spectacular and the service friendly and attentive. The ambience is so welcoming and everybody makes you feel home. They have the best homemade pasta in town and a nice selection of Sicilian wines proudly described by the owners if you wanna know more about them. Prices are reasonable compared to other Italian restaurants.

EF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cucina italiana fedele alla tradizione senza contaminazione USA. Per chi vuole mangiare come in Italia il Melograno è una buona occasione. Servizio presente ma non invadente. Il titolare Lino, persona gradevole con cui è piacevole conversare. Cibo di ottima qualità, soprattutto per le materie prime evidentemente ricercate con cura, e prezzi onesti considerando che si tratta di Manhattan.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Attentive service. I lovely experience. And the price is right!

JR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food and Service. It's a hidden gem. Just found it by accident last week and was there twice already.

NP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood gem. Very consistent. We love coming here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

It was uncomfortably hot

TV
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for intimate dining, or if you have a large group call ahead. The staff was very accommodating of our group of 10, and the food was great, with very fair pricing.

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great little neighborhood restaurant. Happy to have discovered it.

w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant- great service, beautifully presented food that tastes good! But it was a bit hot and it was noisy. I was a hot day so perhaps the air conditioning just couldn’t keep up? That’s the only reason it got 4 stars instead of 5!

DF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Everything was fresh and delicious. My husband’s rib-eye was one of the best steaks he has ever eaten. Well done!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality, pleasant atmosphere and right price! Strongly suggested

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A small restaurant that can get noisy. But the food is great, prices reasonable, and service above average.

j
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been meaning to get to Il Melograno for years and am so glad that I finally did! I did not know
that it specialized in Sicilian cuisine, along with the cuisine of Puglia. While NY has many restaurants
that specialize in northern Italian cuisine and Roman cuisine I'm always happy to learn about those
that specialize in Sicilian cuisine, like Il Melograno. I had a delicious Mele e Finocchi salad followed by a
pasta dish of cavatelli with mussels, a specialty of Puglia. When I return I shall try the Tortino di Carciofi,
which is a pan seared artichoke cake, sounds yummy!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is amazing! This is about to become my favourite place in NYC. The service is so friendly and attentive at the same time. I had the pappardelle and I can tell: that pasta is to die for!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was just delightful! The homemade pasta is delicious and so is the grilled octopus and the burrata. The service is amazing, we had the chance to meet the owners and I can tell, they’re the best persons ever! I just can’t wait to go back!

EZ
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambience was nice, service good, not too loud. The only problem was that the food was solidly so-so.

h
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit this restaurant every time we come to NY. The food is outstanding & the service is excellent. We will definitely be back

a
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great neighborhood restaurant!

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

BD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Had high hopes, having heard it was a "sister" restaurant to Il Baretto (now take-out only), which had excellent food.

Unfortunately, at Il Melograno, the seating was uncomfortable, the noise level intolerable, and the service spotty (but pleasant). The food was fine but unexceptional. I wouldn't recommend it particularly, but the rest of my party liked it, so I'd say it's worth a second chance.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and lovely atmosphere. Pasta was very firm; not overly impressed with the food

EG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to this restaurant many many times, love it love it love it. The service is outstanding . The guys who working in this place just perfecto, friendly. Come back again. Eren Glasser

EB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, right in the neighborhood.
European feel and excellent service.

G
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic. Authentic and super delicious. Service perfect and excellent wine options for very reasonable.

DS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good dinner at a very good value. The service was excellent able o easily accomodate my request for extra sauce on the pasta. Their sauce was extremely good.

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Can't wait to go back! Waiter was helpful and polite.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, and the service was great! We strongly recommend.

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