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Il Melograno

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501 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-757-9290
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a very nice restaurant, although the greeters at the door and waiters didn't seem very happy or welcoming when we arrived, which created a bit of a pretentious atmosphere. We were able to get a table without any reservations, but there were lots of people here, which tells me that it is a a favorite among the locals.... More 

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Thank Greenmemonica
Ithaca, New York
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561 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was no menu on display, no reviews that we had read -- but among all the restaurants that we stopped by and considered in our 12 block walk to and through the Hell's Kitchen area, this one inexplicably beckoned. It was buzzing and we had no reservation but we were still lucky enough to score a tiny table. The... More 

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Thank rh24
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner is from Brescia and so are the waiters. The wine is impressive. The menu doesn't change much, I live for this sense of stability. If you are driving you will always find free parking in front at 7pm. It's popularity is growing so make a reservation. You will come back time after time, just like I do.

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Thank Pedro D
Long Island, New York
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight it was to eat at Melograno. We were a party of 4 and had the grilled octopus and burrata for appetizers. My husband said it was the best grilled octopus he had ever eaten (not including Santorini, Greece) The burrata was fresh and delicious as well. I and another person in my party had Trofie al Pesto... More 

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Thank stellina1936
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great neighborhood Italian, its on 10th ave, and 51st street, has outdoor seating. Its down the street from the other 51st street fav restaurants... Maria Pia, Vice Versa, and Totto Ramen. its worth the walk over if you have time, or are seeing a broadway show. its out of the way on the "new" 10th ave strip.

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Thank James K
Saint John, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So happy to have stumbled upon this restaurant.....after spending a lot of time researching Restos in this area...this one wasn't even on our radar- which was part of the pleasant surprise! Great service, great patio, excellent wine recommendation, bread, the burata and artichoke primis were sublime- handmade pasta was excellent and tiramisu was amazing....we will be back!

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Thank tashacody
Yorktown, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Kind staff and delicious food, great ambiance. We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday night but they still set a table up for us.

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Thank dms764
New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The food here is so delicious...really!!! The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable with regards to the menu. I will always visit this restaurant, because I never have a bad experience.

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Thank MoFoEvo
New York
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258 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It is very difficult to find an authentic Italian restaurant near Lincoln Center or the Theater District for that matter. Il Melograno is clearly a local favorite and this restaurant always hits the mark. Great food albeit on small tables in a small and somewhat cramped seating area. This is not fine dining but it IS very good. Great and... More 

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Thank ForeFood
Lafayette, Ca
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294 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The octopus appetizer with lettuce and orange slices was the best ever. My guest and I said we should have ordered extra and skipped the main course. The pork chop was ok, the chicken was good and the deserts were ok Reservations were essential

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Thank Lesley H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-757-9290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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