- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Waiter was great ambiance is beautiful and vibes is great and they gave great recommendations on what to eat
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We were delighted to return to Mela after the pandemic. We ate outdoors, which was delightful.
One of our favorite places, Mela does not disappoint.. we had a wind meal at a reasonable price . The staff is friendly and accommodating. We will return.
Food was good—they tend to under spice—and wonderfully presented.
It was pretty good but I couldn’t get the right cocktail due to a l
If you are looking for authentic Indian this is not the place for you.
We started with the meat and veggie platters to start which were delicious but it went down hill from there. We asked for medium (heat wise) chicken tikka and various veggie and naan breads and there was no spice or flavour what so ever.
Sauces tasted more like Italian pasta sauce than spicy flavourful indian.
Lovely food and cocktails! Very affordable menu as well. The only improvement I would suggest is making the restaurant look less takeout-esque. The indoor dining seemed a bit out of place and it wasn’t a great ambiance.
great food great service
Wonderful Indian food.
They were so accommodating and friendly! We made a last-minute reservation with a friend and their dog, and the team at Mela was so welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious, the drinks were excellent, and the staff was phenomenal. This is my first time dining here. I’m excited to return!
Fantastic Indian food. I noticed that they're doing fine on their take out which is definitely a plus for their business, given the current situation.
Simply delicious and wonderful, kind service! Highly recommend!
Very good Indian food. Small space limits tables. Outdoor space available when weather is ok.
As you can see this is one of my favorites. The food and service never disappoint. I love their garlic naan and the lentils. Stop in and enjoy
I’m a huge foodie and health care provider who has not been able to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our local restaurants due to the present covid chaos. During such stressful times where caution is appropriate but sanity is important, Mela was the perfect choice. The outdoor seating was great and we were warm with the gas lamps. The staff were really attentive with excellent service and provided great humor throughout the dining experience. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were amazing. From a date, to takeout, to a get together with friends (covid responsible for course), Mela is the spot for you...
I booked a reservation at Mela and could not have been happier!
I get take out from here all the time, and was excited to finally go in person. I got the Paneer Chili, and I highly recommend it - it was so good, especially with some onion kulcha. The food came super quickly and the noise level was really low, so I could easily hear the person I was with.
Delicious food and great service. Very romantic
My favorite Indian spot!
Great service and the food is absolutely delicious.
A favorite in the South End! Every dish is delicious
Love it here! 10/10 would recommend!
Great food and service!
My favorite Indian food in Boston. Lovely dinner out side.
We were greeted and sat outside, the service was excellent and the food delicious. The menu items we selected were the butter chicken, vegetable samosas, naan, and a mango lasi . A huge thanks goes out to the staff, you were awesome and we highly recommend this spot!
Great selection - the specialty cocktails were a surprise standout and the mezzanine plate was a great way to try everything.
What made the evening was the staff - So Kind and solicitous.
This is a good spot to have a quick, inexpensive meal in the South End.The menu is extensive and there are good vegetarian options. There's lots of beer and wine options (there is a full bar). Everything about the place is fine, nothing exceptional. We were going to a show at Calderwood so it worked out well. I would recommend it for all these reasons.
Good Saturday buffet!!
I hadn't been to Mela in years, and I was pleased that it was as good as I remembered. I highly recommend it.
Overwhelming smell of Lysol/ cleaning supplies during entire visit. Terrible service. We felt invisible. We were never checked on during the meal after food was dropped in table. No background music—just noise from kitchen and staff speaking loudly back and forth. All staff in other room eating dinner together while we were completely ignored. Very clean bathroom. Mediocre food/ small portions. Overall, VERY disappointing.
Great pre-theater location. Very friendly staff, excellent spices. You smell the wonderful flavors as soon as you open the door to the restaurant.
Food is ok, service is not very good. Mostly because servers are not well-trained.
Always a favorite of ours. Not too busy on a snowy Saturday night. The combination meals for two are a excellent value.
Good food. Pleasant and friendly waitstaff. Would recommend scrapping the tablet for taking orders -- a pen and a pad would have been more efficient.
Our party of four enjoyed the food and the ambience. Will look forward to eating here again.
Have now eaten at Mela several times. Food and service are consistently excellent. Have had a variety of dishes and never been disappointed. Restaurant is small and tables close together so perhaps not the best spot for intimate dinner but highly recommend overall
They did not honor our OpenTable reservation on a holiday. What's the point of being open? Rude on Christmas Eve with plenty of room in the place?
Mela offers the most romantic/put-together ambiance of any Indian restaurant I've been to in the Boston area over the years. I highly recommend the lunch buffet for variety and value. The chicken dishes are perfectly tender, although later at lunch time, the meat items get diluted with less meat and more sauce. Service was on top of removing plates and managing drinks, unlike some Indian buffets in the area.
Food was mediocre. Server was rude, unhelpful with questions about the menu, and refused to clean the table! We'll never return!
You can order delivery directly from Mela Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mela Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mela Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 859-4805.
Mela Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 286 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.