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Il Melograno, New York, NY

Il Melograno

4.8
4.8
1193 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. Fourteen 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!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 757-9290
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Gregory Caron
  • Catering
    Let Il Melograno cater your next party! We will design the perfect menu for your party and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private parties (dinner only), birthday or other events.We can cater up to 200 people in NYC area.
  • Private party contact
    Alberto Tartari: (212) 757-9290
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Cross street
    10th Avenue
  • Parking details
    A public lot is located on 51st Street. Street parking is available on 51st Street and 10th Avenue.
  • Public transit
    Trains: E, C, N, R, W, 1
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 1,193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,193 Reviews
  1. SethH

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. In a city with thousands of restaurants to choose from this place has not only top. Itch food but top notch service and it’s definitely my new go to place. You just get the veal ravioli!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was exceptional!

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  3. hwrhsl

    Tucson

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb little gem with outstanding food and surface. A subtle kind of elegant neighborhood favorite. Wish we lived near here!

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  4. MargeryN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood joint. Excellent service and good food.

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  5. Franzy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Très bonne cuisine Italienne. Très bons cocktails. C'était parfait

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small restaurant, but if you get in, amazingly good food and service. Highly recommend. Pan fried swordfish with sauce was great. Fish cooked just right.

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  7. FlorenceC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time here and we lucked out. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection and the cauliflower puree was delicious. I ordered a side of gluten-free penne with tomato sauce which was very tasteful. My friend had a caesar salad and ravioli with veal and both were delicious. The waiters were very attentive and everything arrived on time. We will be back.

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  8. SethH

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Major find. Went on a whim as it was a block from the theater we were going to after. Amazing meal. We split the ribeye and the veal ravioli and they were both amazing. Service was exceptional. Can’t wait to go back!

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  9. Grapesoda

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little heavy in the red sauce for the swordfish but excellent service and lovely ambience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy, small authentic Italian dining. Prices are fair and the food is delicious. Great neighborhood spot! I will be back again soon!

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  11. PatriciaD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Having just returned from Sicily, I was skeptical about going to an Italian, let alone a Sicilian, restaurant too close to memory of true Italian food. I was pleasantly surprised about this restaurant and would definitely return. The table bread could use some improvement, but aside from that, the fava bean purée was excellent, the pasta cooked perfectly al dente. The ravioli were spectacular. Really great sage flavor. We were at a table “outside” and it was easy to have a conversation and was warm. Loved it. I’ll definitely be back

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  12. SophiaM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leo, our server, provided exceptional service. We both opted for homemade pasta - Pappardelle and Orecchiette - and it was truly delightful!

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  13. GCGCT

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked this restaurant because of the reviews (very good), its location (51st and 10th is a 10 minute walk to most Broadway theaters but without the crowds in that area), and we had the option of outdoor seating. The reviews were correct - my homemade pasta was excellent and my husband’s pork chop with an apricot sauce was delicious. The service was attentive and friendly, and the outdoor seating was very comfortable in a mostly enclosed space with heaters. We will be returning soon!

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  14. MaryB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff were attentive and served our meal at a comfortable pace - We were never waiting too long for the next course - nor did we ever feel rushed. All three of us in my dining party enjoyed our meals. First time visitor to Il Melograno but I suspect it won’t be my last visit there. I definitely recommend this establishment.

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  15. JayK

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly the kind of restaurant we love to find. Thank you for a superlative dinner.

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  16. pattym

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful evening here. Great food nice servers I don’t recall the noise level, but it certainly wasn’t too loud and we could enjoy nice conversation. It was small and cozy would definitely recommend.

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  17. JanK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very solid neighborhood Italian restaurant, also convenient to MCC Theater. Some things were under seasoned, but there were some very interesting choices too. The Mucci Siciliano is worth trying, particularly putting some of the minced sundried tomato and oil topping (given with the bread) on the pureed fava beans.

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  18. EugeneF

    New York City

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved this cozy neighborhood gem. One of the best Caesar salads around. The pasta is homemade and delicious. Highly recommend.

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  19. HelenK

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined in a cozy atmosphere with absolutely delicious food. We will come again real soon!

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  20. Hungryh

    New York City

    114 reviews

    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual and Staff helpful. Would go there again

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  21. Dijou

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most lovely dinner here in between shows. The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. We only regret that we didn’t have the time or the room for dessert! We’ll have to come back here when we have more time.

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  22. TonyM

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, always great quality and value. Amazing wines as well from all over Italy.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Molto bene, locale accogliente e servizio attentissimo anche alle allergie alimentari. Cibo molto buono e pasta cotta al dente. Da ritornarci.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very reasonably priced place! Sitting outdoors was a bit cold but the food was top quality and I would def bring any guests I have here next time. Great quiet spot.

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  25. BethJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, quaint restaurant we will definitely return to next time in NYC.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic, authentic Italian food served incredibly fresh and hot. Very enjoyable experience for the whole family including our kids.

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  27. South

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tiny tables but otherwise great neighborhood spot for excellent Italian

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five of us ate here before seeing Wicked which is two blocks away. We all had a different pasta entree and they were all fabulous. Beet salad was perfect. The best tiramisu we ever had. Super yummy cocktails. Espresso martini was awesome. Very reasonable prices for the city and good portions. Very small place, make a reservation!

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  29. Lauren

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner here before seeing a Broadway show. Pesto and burrata were outstanding. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Service was great. Very reasonable prices for a great quality dinner!

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  30. HetalD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food, service and ambience. Will definitely be a regular here

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  31. ScottM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great find. Service is excellent. Food is outstanding.

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  32. ElizabethM

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing night at our favorite spot! The drinks, food, and service are always outstanding. Thank you!

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  33. DavidD

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great neighborhood gem come here for great food excellent wine list at very reasonable prices. Not an extensive menu but that is ok as food is excellent. Only issue it is small with very small tables a bit tight.

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  34. JimD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful anniversary in a most romantic cozy NY Italian restaurant. With great wine selections and delicious foods. The place is small and hence “cozy” to the point that the tables and conversations are virtually overlapping. This is easily overcome by gazing into your date’s eyes and creating a private bubble.

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  35. MVIERTH

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy, wonderful spot in Hell’s Kitchen. Part of our party arrived early as their show released sooner than anticipated, and the staff was incredibly accommodating. The food was brilliant, the service excellent. Highly recommend for a lovely Sicilian meal.

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  36. KaleR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect intimate date night place with a caring staff and cozy winter decor for the holidays. Very mussels around because the red sauce was not fishy. Loved the cocktails too.

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  37. MichaelM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal. My wife had the veal ravioli and I chose the Red Snapper special. Both were well prepared and flavorful. The service was excellent. We will go back.

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  38. JMinSF

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's simple: This is a truly great restaurant. Excellent service, excellent (without exception) food, generous portions of both food and drink. Small and a bit cramped, but otherwise perfect. I'll be back whenever I'm in NYC.

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  39. AlanB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Never disappoints. All the pasta dishes are Outstanding

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  40. KevinH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy warm friendly. Reasonable prices for good food.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Il Melograno using the Order Online button. Il Melograno also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Il Melograno also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 757-9290.

Il Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 1193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Melograno

501 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Sicilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A public lot is located on 51st Street. Street parking is available on 51st Street and 10th Avenue.
  • Public transit
    Trains: E, C, N, R, W, 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gregory Caron
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 757-9290
  • Catering
    Let Il Melograno cater your next party! We will design the perfect menu for your party and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for private parties (dinner only), birthday or other events.We can cater up to 200 people in NYC area.
  • Private party contact
    Alberto Tartari: (212) 757-9290
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