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.
Good resturang with good service and a resonable pricelevel. We were 6 persons and we all liked the place.
Great choice before theatre. Service is quick, food delicious. Excellent fish and pasta choices. The dessert with gelato and fresh fruit is a favorite.
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.
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!
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!
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Excellent as always. The specials are out of this world
Consistently delicious and very welcoming, warm, helpful staff. Always love this restaurant before seeing a show. Thank you!
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?
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.
Amazing food and ambiance!! Will definitely go to again!
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!
Always a delicious dinner. Tiramisu is worth the wait.
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.
Great classic Italian done right
By far, our favorite sit down restaurant in the neighborhood! Much quieter during the week, but always an attentive staff with excellent food
Small neighborhood gem with outstanding Italian food. Pasta was perfectly al dente, sauces were authentic and delicious. Attentive service. Excellent value.
We've been to this restaurant about 6 times now & it never disappoints. Perfect for early dinner after matinee
Very good food and prices were reasonable. Restaurant is very small so we felt a little cramped. Service was good.
Absolutely delicious food. We really enjoyed it here.
Best linguine and clams I’ve had in a long time. Good value for a NYC restaurant near-ish to the theater district.
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!
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.
Service and food were quick! Atmosphere was cute and food was delicious! Highly recommend to friends and family. Cute date spot as well!
Always a great experience!
LOVE THIS COSY NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT! GREAT FRESH FOOD, SUPER SERVICE AND NICE AMBIANCE.
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.
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.
Great date spot. High quality food that won’t break the bank. Wonderful staff.
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.
Il Melograno is a wonderful restaurant.
The food and service are consistently excellent.
Consistently excellent food!
Fantastic. Would go again!