Risotteria Melotti

4.8
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Find the real Italian atmosphere in a cozy restaurant, where to eat only rice based Specialties and Risotto!
A unique gluten free experience, 100% made in Italy.
The first Risotteria Melotti was opened in Isola della Scala, in the region of VERONA, in 2002. The idea of opening a Risotteria in New York came in order to make this typical and traditional italian dish known and cooked by us, with the rice we produce and with the typical old style techniques used in Isola della Scala.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tedx
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing drinks, allergen friendly, lovely staff, nice decor

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vipStephaneP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot and hosts. Amazing food!

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EastvillageDinnerGuest
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Incredible service, phenomenal wine selection, food was alright.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodating staff. The outdoor dining situation was quite nice, too.

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Truman
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, nice patio, great service. i like this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service!

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vipSaJ1
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is outstanding!! We love this place & will be back!

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful place. Old storefront vibe. Very pleasant servers. Superb risotto. Wines tend to favor Verona, as they should.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is real Italian food. Value for money, a 10

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

We have been to Risotteria before and have never been disappointed. The risotto is amazing- the best we have ever had- and we’ve had risotto in many places! Dessert- this time the flourless chocolate torte- was fabulous. The fact that everything, even the bread, is gluten free was important to me, but my son and husband, who can eat gluten, thought everything was amazing too. Can’t wait to go back to NYC to visit.

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vipKoenV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

it is so nice to be abel to roder anything from the menu without having to worry about gluten allergies! This place really has a full menu with plenty of choices like a real restaurant gluten free!!!

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catherineh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation for 5:30 pm on a Friday night. Plenty of seating at that time. Staff was incredibly friendly and prompt - could not ask for more. The food was great (had a truffle risotto), and would definitely go back.

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Trine
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was spectacular but our Italian server made it perfect. She took the time to explain the history of the family rice farm so that we walked out with three pounds of risotto rice andI am starting cooking for company this weekend.

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AliK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great however after 1 1/2 hours we were asked to leave our table and felt rushed.

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GaleC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was wonderful. Music was loud when we arrived but they turned it down when we asked. Outdoor seating was full but We had a nice table near the open door

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DouglasR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is super friendly and the food so delicious! I highly recommend the appetizers, they are really great, specially the polenta and Calamari!

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vipChristinaN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love LOVE this place! Best secret in NYC. Like stepping into Italy/Europe. Quiet calming atmosphere. Best brushetta ever. Can taste the freshness of the ingredients.

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CamyllaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I loved the risotto with eggplant and burrata ❤️

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great and food was enjoyable. Thank you!

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vipAriana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free food and a great deal for brunch

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vipPK800
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten-free was why we went but the meal was so much more than that. Delicious bread, pancetta, and risotto. Excellent tiramisu. Glad we went. We’ll be. Ack.

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FaSB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant and the experience was amazing. Service was great and the food was excellent.

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Greg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent, and the staff is personable and kind. No complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiac disease so I am thrilled anytime I am able to go out to eat and not have to worry about what I order. Everything was delicious from the burrata appetizer to the tiramisu. I love that the restaurant is connected to family and they are able to support the celiac community with their product. It was my first time dining there but definitely won’t be the last time.

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sara8686
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

定員の方の対応も暖かくすごく楽しい食事になりました。お食事も全て美味しかったのでまた必ず行きたいです。
今回のリゾットは帆立のリゾット、鴨のリゾット、トリュフのリゾットを食べましたが全て美味しかったです。

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GerrardL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for a reasonable price.

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ErikG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!! Nice quiet quaint place and would go back to try everything on the menu!!

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FineDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, everything is gluten free but it is better than any Italian restaurants I’ve found in NYC, period! Like a little trip to Italy, a much needed respite in nyc today! Been going for years and it only gets better!!

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GregF
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious gluten-free menu and a very friendly staff. We will definitely be returning!

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AlexisP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going to Risotteria Melotti for years and was very worried when they had to close during the COVID restaurant shut down. THANK GOODNESS they are open again because their menu and food is spectacular. They specialize in risotto and have several options from seafood, vegetarian, meat, etc. I've never once had a disappointing meal. Also, everything on the menu is gluten free so you don't feel disgusting after you eat a huge plate of risotto. Me and my husband both come from strong Italian backgrounds, my husband's father is from Roma, so we really appreciate the authenticity of this small, family owned restaurant. This is lovely quaint place to have dinner with family or friends during the week or before a night out on the town. The restaurant is also super clean and they are taking all of the proper COVID precautions above and beyond!

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JSA27
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in the city. Outstanding food and service in an intimate setting. Love taking my girlfriend there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fantastic meal!! I wish I could go everyday!! Highly recommend to all my Celiac friends. Food and service were fantastic!!

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. It feels like taking a flight to Italy and escaping for an evening. Not to mention, the food never disappoints. It is unbelievably delicious and fairly priced. A great date-night spot, or dinner with your best friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must-try if you’re a risotto fan. Our server was incredibly warm and gracious.

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LKGNY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious; lemon and shrimp risotto being my favorite. Service was very attentive and good value overall. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great great food

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vipDeborah
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place for gluten free food. Had my favorite the spinach and cheese risotto. Light and creamy with bold flavors. Desert is always the mini cream puffs with chocolate drizzled across the top. An double expresso and some desert wine to finish the exquisite evening. Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been to Risotteria Melotti several over the last couple of weeks and I have grown very fond of that place. I’m sad to not have discovered it earlier!
I have been for lunch and dinner and I have thoroughly enjoyed every meal. I am a huge risotto fan and I have liked them all so far. My absolute favorite so far: radicchio, gorgonzola e noci. I have also tried a few appetizers, the aranchini and the burratta definitely stand out.
I really like the flair of a family business this restaurant has. Will definitely keep supporting them!

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FineDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our first anniversary at this lovely restaurant! The food and service are always top notch- like a little trip to Italy 🇮🇹

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING and the service is always above and beyond! A favorite for me!!

Risotteria Melotti
Responded on October 1, 2020

amazing! thanks a lot CatherineM

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FAQs

Risotteria Melotti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Risotteria Melotti also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 755-8939.

Risotteria Melotti is rated 4.8 stars by 307 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.