Il Melograno

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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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Miami
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with this restaurant. Cozy, neighborhood place that is unpretentious and inviting. Excellent Sicilian food well prepared and delicious. It is the kind of place you could eat at everyday if you live in the neighborhood. Feels like Italy.

TL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good resturang with good service and a resonable pricelevel. We were 6 persons and we all liked the place.

EZ
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great choice before theatre. Service is quick, food delicious. Excellent fish and pasta choices. The dessert with gelato and fresh fruit is a favorite.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at this restaurant. We chose it based on proximity to a theater we were going to and TripAdvisor reviews.
Excellent food. The artichoke cake, papardelle with ragu, chicken Milanese were all really good. As well as the Prosecco and other wines.

Reservations a must. Even at 5:30pm there were several tables occupied and the place was full by 6.

MN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seeing an Off-B'way show on the next block and checked online for a restaurant nearby. We LOVED our choice! (braciola) The food was AWESOME, delicious beyond words, and moderately priced. The service was excellent and the staff beyond pleasant and accommodating. We plan to come again WITHOUT a show to get to so we'll have time for appetizers, dessert, and coffee. We will be bringing friends. Thank you for a lovely evening!

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I walked by this neighborhood restaurant often, and hadn’t been in until now. The limited staff was a bit overwhelmed, but held it all together well, and was friendly and helpful. The bar is limited, but adequate, with a nice selection of cocktails, wine and beer.

The food was absolutely EXCELLENT, especially for the price point. We had the bruschetta, artichoke cakes, the salmon, and the sausage pappardelle, each one was REALLY tasty.

I WILL DEFINITELY be back!

FB
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Gute Qualität und nette Bedienung

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f
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this Hell's Kitchen restaurant! Great ambiance - superb wait staff - but most importantly - the food was incredible! My husband and I shared the veal ravioli in sage butter and the pappardele with sweet and spicy sausage. They split these in the kitchen for us which we did not expect - making the presentation lovely! We also enjoyed the burrata and cauliflower soup as starters. We highly recommend Il Melograno!

JH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here after a matinee and were very pleased with the whole experience. It was nice weather so we ate outside. Would go there again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this restaurant! I’ve been has 6 or 7 times and each meal is better than the prior one. Food is outstanding. Service is excellent. Atmosphere is intimate and cozy.

DT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this place in May just wandering around ... and loved it so much that we brought our friends back three days later. It was the top of our list for this month's visit. Every dish is a treat and the friendly staff is genuinely helpful.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian food ever! The homemade pasta is outstanding and the cannolis are to die for. Service is great and everybody makes you feel home. Highly recommend!

RG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The specials are out of this world

DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious and very welcoming, warm, helpful staff. Always love this restaurant before seeing a show. Thank you!

CA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My friend and I had an early Saturday night dinner since we were going to Katsura Sunshine’s Show at New World Stages Theater. Each of us had a glass of wine. We shared the branzino for a first course which was succulent. Followed by the sirloin for our second done rare exactly as we asked. Ended with chocolate cake and espresso. We paid for the meal plus tip with cash. Dinner was terrific except got message from OpenTable asking why we were a No Show on our reservation! I had to call Il Melograno and correct their putting in we were a No Show. No apology from them. This left a bitter aftertaste after such a good meal. Puzzled why would the staff do this?

c
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After a long day of being a tourist in New York, we wanted a restaurant (Italian) that was relatively close to our hotel (Ink48). I looked on OpenTable and found Il Melograno with a reservation time open for when we needed it. We walked about 2 blocks, found the restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised to find this corner restaurant with outdoor seating and a small inside dining area - it was kind of romantic, the lighting the small tables... We were seated right away. The service was pretty good. The place was moderately busy (it was about 9pm on a Saturday). The food...absolutely delicious! We both kept it pretty simple - salads and pasta and a nice bottle of wine. Mine was a seafood pasta with linguine and it was perfect. We both truly enjoyed the food and the evening. (The tables were pretty small but they brought over another table so we could spread out a little bit - which was nice!). Overall, very pleased and if/when I am back there on business and staying in the same area, I will definitely go back.

AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance!! Will definitely go to again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great desserts!!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is always very good. The service from servers and hosts is always excellent. It's the perfect neighborhood restaurant with very reliable menus that change often enough. On this last visit, we had a superb ricotta cheesecake to finish things off. Buon appetito!

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delicious dinner. Tiramisu is worth the wait.

ME
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our 3rd time here...it's in our neighborhood. The food is on par with the best italian we've had elsewhere. Service is good - the table space, etc. can be a little cramped - it is NYC afterall so kind of the nature of the beast. It's a more casual and affordable place than Masseria del Vini which is our other neighborhood favorite. Il Melagrano can be dressier if wanted, but I wouldn't go to Del Vini in casual clothes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic Italian done right

AU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By far, our favorite sit down restaurant in the neighborhood! Much quieter during the week, but always an attentive staff with excellent food

4
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small neighborhood gem with outstanding Italian food. Pasta was perfectly al dente, sauces were authentic and delicious. Attentive service. Excellent value.

h
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant about 6 times now & it never disappoints. Perfect for early dinner after matinee

OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and prices were reasonable. Restaurant is very small so we felt a little cramped. Service was good.

RM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. We really enjoyed it here.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Best linguine and clams I’ve had in a long time. Good value for a NYC restaurant near-ish to the theater district.

DW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I come hear a couple of times every year, since we live in NJ. But, it would be much more if we were in NYC. There is not any reason to not dine hear! Everything is perfect all of the time! We are very fortunate we found Il Melograno by accident 9 years ago! We love this little gem of a place!

MC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
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 on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience!

LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
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!

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