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La Mela Ristorante

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Little Italy
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167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013 (Grand Street)
+1 212-431-9493
11:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A must go when you're in Little Italy. Great fresh food and huge portions. Love the stuffed mushrooms and pasta! Staff is friendly and fun!

Thank summerle0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking our pasta dish at this authentic Italian American cuisine restaurant. We had a great time the service was great and the atmosphere was also good. Very for money I would recommend for an impromptu visit

Thank Dave M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recommended to this place and pleased I was. It is not fancy, exclusive dining. It is a classic Italian/New York restaurant in Little Italy with all the charm you'd expect. Lots of banter, singing (yes there is a guy with a guitar working around the restaurant!) and good fun. The food is decent, I had ravioli marinara ($22)... More 

Thank RooActon
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything fresh and in large portions here and well worth the taxi ride from anywhere in NYC. Friendly staff and multiple places within building to see Mulberry Street as you eat.

Thank John H
New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times but no longer our go-to in Little Italy. Food keeps getting more expensive and quality just isn't there. Reason we won't ever be back - charged us $25 (yes, $25) for kids buttered pasta. When I questioned the manager on such an outrageous charge he simply said "that's the price". Very disappointing but there are... More 

Thank Gris115
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a large group for lunch on a day trip to the city. We called ahead to reserve a table. Then we called ahead with our lunch orders. The staff was very accommodating and pleasant. The food was outstanding and very authentic. It was a Great choice! A must visit when in Little Italy

Thank Susan T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will not be disappointed! Great service, great food! If you are lucky enough to go during nice weather it is even better!

Thank K3963QSkarenr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorites in Little Italy, I was fortunate to dine here again on my recent trip to NYC. The wait staff makes me feel like part of their large, Italian family. The convivial ambience immediately makes me smile and the food makes me feel warm and good! They have a musician playing who comes to your table if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Sunday night for dinner. Didn't have to wait. Had veal parmesan and chicken piccata. Huge portions. Had wine by the glass with our meals. Price was right and the food was delicious! Very friendly wait staff. We will be back next time we are in town.

Thank Jennifer G
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant with wonderful food! I ordered the pasta with vodka sauce and it was amazing. Great bread, excellent sauce. I would highly recommend.

Thank Jen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Mulberry St., New York City, NY 10013
    (Grand Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the 6 train to Spring Street, the N & R train to Prince Street, the D & B trains to Grand Street, the Q, N, R, 6 & J trains to Canal Street, or the F, D, B, M & 6 trains to Broadway Lafayette.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Little Italy
  • Neighbourhood: Little Italy
  • Phone Number: +1 212-431-9493
La Mela has been delighting people with delicious and generous portions of Italian food for over twenty five years. La Mela is famous as a staple of Mulberry Street in New York's Little Italy. We have a full a la carte menu of mouthwatering dishes and desserts, as well as the family style dining that has made us famous for delicious and plentiful food. Come down, have fun, and make yourself at home. We'll treat you like family. Family we like.

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Staying in Little Italy

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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