Il Melograno

4.8
646 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 646 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
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
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Real Italian food.

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AdanA
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
4 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
95 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
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

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! The tuna app and burrata are amazing, really fresh! The salmon is the best in town and their pastas are all creative and flavorful. Highly recommend!

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JohnA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and service thank you. Portions were worth the price

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LOUISED
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. We really enjoyed the place for the birthday. We appreciated the job of the high quality of staff.
thanks

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WalterH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for authentic Sicilian cooking. Lovely atmosphere. Rustic. Romantic vibe. Perfect for an intimate chat to a very special occasion. Food is wonderful. Neighborhood feel. A real treat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Incredible service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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vipLaurenH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and good are fantastic!

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vipSMLite
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience always! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, classic but really tasty Italian cuisine, with a southern Italian twist. Wine reasonably priced. And the owners / managers add that personal charming touch that makes you feel as if you were dining at a friends place.

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vipNYCfeinschmecker
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice neighborhood place with very good food and moderate prices

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food; amiable service - good value!!! Highly recommended - the food is always creative and delicious!

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vipKatherine
East Lothian
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family and I have visited this restaurant at least five times since the start of the pandemic. They have a great space for outdoor dining with heating and good ventilation. Not to mention, amazing food. I can't eat pasta but my boys love every pasta dish they have tried at Il Melograno. Their burrata is incredible, as are the meat dishes. The quality of the food is amazing, and the prices are reasonable for NYC. We look forward to dining there again soon!

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AmandaK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this as a date night spot for double dating. We enjoyed the food and the vibe, service was great, too. Thanks!

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diner101
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so accommodating and the food was delicious! I also appreciated the gluten free option.

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LawrenceN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a warm welcome when you come into the restaurant and the food is always excellent,my favorite restaurant in the city.

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JunnyC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had made a reservation here for my birthday two days ago and it was wonderful. The service, food, and drinks were amazing! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Tiramisu
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some of the best tasting and well-presented desserts I've ever eaten.

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MarisaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint and romantic spot with simple and well prepared Italian and Sicilian specialities. We will return!!

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a Valentine’s Dinner and the food was amazing! Also got some drinks that were extremely well made, the servers were all so nice and polite would definitely recommend and go again :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great I’ll definitely come back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

José did an incredible job in serving us. The food was delicious and the prices are affordable.

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vipnjdiner
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. I had chicken milanese with a side order of their organic spaghetti. The chicken was breaded with some tasty bread crumbs and was nicely cooked to be crispy and juicy; not an easy task. My husband had lasgna as a main course. He enjoyed it. Very good service. Outdoor seating was chilly but it was a bit of fun to watch people walking by, watch people walk their dogs, being a part of the New York community carrying on with life in trying times. We would certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dinner at Il Melograno and highly recommend it for anyone looking for good quality meal and service! Not to mention we were shocked at the bill by the end as our meal came out to a great price as well.

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vipDeSoToNYC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent.
The heaters for the outdoor seating were severely insufficient.
We would have ordered dessert, but we were too cold to stay any longer.

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DarpanG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will return. It would be nice if the tent was enclosed. But the ambience was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our number 1 absolute favorite Italian restaurant in the city! The food is so authentic and delicious! My favorite is the pesto pasta:)

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and great portions. Outdoor seating on the side street was nice and quiet.

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vipdineamite
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both pasta dishes we had were excellent and the service was very attentive. Pricing is very fair for the quality of the food.

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MamaLuvsU
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining set up, our server Gregory was amazing. Always loved the food, and it was spot on again to no surprise! Good wine list with very reasonably priced bottles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta in NYC! Wonderful service. Support this terrific restaurant.

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JudyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years!
Look forward to stopping in every visit to NYC. Highest quality food in a relaxed and casual ambiance!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, as always, and, even though they were a little busy, the staff were very helpful in finding a table for us that felt socially distant.

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DelilahD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, right iver the lincoln tunnel 20 mins from New Jersey

FAQs

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

Il Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 646 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.