Risotteria Melotti

4.8
386 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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rebeccas
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is FANTASTIC!!! I love their menu, great wine options, such a cozy family spot in the east village. So authentic and such incredible food. I love to eat there and get it delivered all the time too! Can't recommend this place enough if you like risotto!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so lovely for my daughter with celiac to be able to just order a meal without any concern. The service was friendly, and the good was exceptional.

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CarlosP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Melotti for several years, and every time, the same great experience. From appetizers to dessert, menu or specials, the food is delicious. You can taste the freshness, the quality of ingredients and the flavour, in a nice ambience. Strongly recommended!

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BERR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. My favorite restaurant in the city

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AnthonyV
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing - very authentic Italian risotto, a lovely staff, and all gluten-free.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Highlight of our trip to New York. I wish we lived locally so we could have the benefit of eating here every day!

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EMILY24
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable. It’s the best risotto this side of the Atlantic, coming from an Italian who’s moved from Italy to the US I’ve been searching for a risotto like this in the states for over a decade.

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StephanieT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! Definitely on the list when we’re back in the city.

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AbigailL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food. Great for someone with celiacs.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Food was amazing and waiter was incredibly attentive and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious dinner. But very loud so was hard to hear conversation at the table. But overall a fantastic experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was absolutely fantastic, as usual. We try to go every time visiting NYC. If I had any criticism it would be that not *everything* has to be rice-based. A little too committed to the theme (yes, rice is the family business). I expect next time we visit, the water will be replaced by horchata and there will be rice paper partitions between the tables. The experience would be even more enjoyable if it weren’t 100deg inside in winter. Had to step outside twice to enjoy a 32deg cooldown.

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SjBarszowski
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best hidden gems in the entire city. Everything on their menu is sure to delight, but the inclusion of duck and wild boar ragu bring wonderful traditional options to the table. Their fare is an example of quintessential Italian comfort food. Highly recommended!

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ButterflyJones
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian meal since my Momma made it. 100% gluten free and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was disappointing. Waiter was rather abrupt.

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AndresP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and good prices. I felt a bit rushed with the checked but an overall great experience.

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j123
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and incredible risotto (obviously). The duck breast ragout risotto was to die for. Highly recommend!

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely time. Felt like a meal in Italy

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food is incredible, service was so inviting! Thank you so much- I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Arugula and caesar salads were fresh and tasty. Fried rice polenta with wild mushrooms and Monte Veronese cheese - polenta was dry, perhaps overcooked, mushrooms were delicious. Risottos (1 with scallops and basil and 1 with radicchio and gorgonzola) were good. The restaurant is small and it was fully booked (we had reservations). There was very little space in between tables on each side and even less so between the back and middle rows of tables/chairs - it was very tight and unpleasant with our chairs being knocked by servers and patrons throughout dinner. Will return but only on slower nights to avoid dining amongst the crowd in the tight quarters.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a gem. Family run and family grown rice from Italy. We shared a salad and pumpkin risotto and both were delicious. Although we are not gluten free dinners, this is an amazing find for people who are, as several other diners were. We will certainly return.

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vipNeurosurgeon
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Risotteria Melotti was fabulous on Saturday night! We had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was outstanding and the service was terrific! The risotto dishes were very good but not as creative as the dessert dishes. The wine selections were average but not bad.

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CarlosP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best risotto in NYC. Great place, food is delicious, the place is very welcoming, and the service is great. Not only you can eat the best risotto, but also to learn from them. From appetizers to deserts and coffee, everything is great Plus, the place is very consistent, I have been going there for several years, always a great experience. And prices are very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing,  service was wonderful,  atmosphere was so relaxing. The owner and staff is so friendly and welcoming. We will certainly be returning and hopefully become regulars.

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Zain
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all amazing. I didn't know that Risottoria's were a thing but they may be my new favorite thing. A restaurant with all kinds of Risotto!

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StaciL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Staff are courteous, friendly and on top of everything. Food delicious. High quality ingredients. AND 100% gluten free—including bread and dessert. My celiac daughter’s favorite NYC restaurant.

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Mattf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can we give a 10/5?!? Best meal and service we have ever had. The truffle risotto may have changed my palate for the better forever. Pear and avocado salad was delightful. For 2 gluten free diners, this was heaven. The manager is an absolute professional and so kind. The pumpkin mousse and dessert wine capped off an amazing meal.

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Jesse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always! Will definitely be back! A+

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Risotteria Meloti. We have a wonderful dining experience there every time we visit. Thank you!

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vip1fortravel
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday. The food is aammmmazing!!! Everyone needs to go.

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GlutenFreeDiner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent calamari and risottos. Staff is friendly and helpful. Second time at this restaurant - I love it, and now my friends do, too. (Everything they offer is gluten-free, and my gluten-eating friends go there because it is so good.)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! As an Italian celiac and strict gluten free diner, this restaurant was a dream come true. Authentic Italian flavors, lovely ambiance, and overall sublime dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so nice and the food was soo good.

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12345
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was terrible. The bread was stale and part of our meal was burnt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and friendly, even though she was clearly slammed with customers. The food was spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I have Celiac disease, so the fact that it was a dedicated gluten free restaurant was important to me. Delicious, even for my gluten-eating husband and daughter! Will definitely come back when we return to NYC one day.

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vipSubukai
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - a unique concept that’s not just a safe place for Celiacs. You could take your non gluten free friends here and they might not even take notice to the missing gluten unless they’re big craft beer fans (not a big beer selection - and all GF). The wine list, including by the glass, is respectable.

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vipLEEponton
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique restaurant in the giant NYC hospitality world, Menotti serves the very best risotto. Huge selection of interesting preparations, all served from scratch. Ate there Sunday night and sad to say we were the only ones in the restaurant. Nonetheless the service was gracious. Love this place.

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CarlosP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is outstanding, best risotto in NYC. From the warm welcome by the staff, the freshness and quality of the ingredients, and of course, the meal, it is a full celebration. We had arancini and burrata as t appetizers, then risottos, and we were lucky they had the peach cobbler as dessert, as well as the tiramisu. Have no doubts, you will enjoy the visit

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FabS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great service and quiet place to have a nice dinner. Highly recommended - we will come back!

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Cdonofrio
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always.

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 386 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.