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Risotteria Melotti
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–11:30PM
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309 E 5th St New York, NY 10003
309 East 5th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Italian Restaurant, Gluten-Free RestaurantToday 11:30AM–11:30PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–11:30PMWednesday 11:30AM–11:30PMThursday 11:30AM–11:30PMFriday 11:30AM–11:30PMSaturday 11:30AM–11:30PMSunday 11:30AM–11:30PMMonday 11:30AM–11:30PM
In the heart of the East Village, a rice based cuisine with a wide selection of typical Italian risottos.
Inside the restaurant you can taste and purchase the rice-based Melotti's family specialties.
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Inventive risotto dishes, salads & other gluten-free fare served in a cozy cafe with exposed brick.- Google
"Or risotto with duck!"
"Friendly service and oh, great bread basket too!"
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Lionel Bryant
a week ago
I was told that this authentic Italian restaurant in East Village is famous for its gluten-free amazing risotto. I love specialized restaurants. We started with the fresh pear and avocado salad. It was very good. Then, I had the carciofi (artichoke) risotto. It was creamy, full of flavors, and very good. The amount was also good. I love calamari and seafoods but I have been developing the favor for artichoke recently. This may due to such an excellent dish like this. My friend had the Funghi misti risotto (mushroom risotto. She said it was excellent. When you go this restaurant, please be awrae the price of your risotto before you order it. Most of them are between $16 and $22, which is quite comomn in Manhattan. Nevertheless, the risotto of eggplant and tomato was about $26, even they do not conian any facy ingredients. I was surprised and curious, so, I asked this to the wait staff but she could not offer us any answers. Tiramisu' and chocolate cake were also very good. We are planning to come back here and try other risottos soon.
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Emily Hue
a month ago
They have lots of gf options here. Intimate space, Also fine for groups. Attentive staff.
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3 weeks ago
Really tasteful risotos.
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Beauregard Johnson
8 months ago
Impossibly good gluten-free bread. Excellent risotto. Delightful service. Moderate prices. 'Nuf said. I have been looking for gluten-free bread for years — my only regret is that Melotti wouldn't sell me a loaf. So, next time (which will be soon!) I'm going to have an entire meal of bread and whatever they'll give me to go with it. Heaven!
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Simone Biscontin
2 months ago
Beautiful interior atmosphere and good risotto. Very very tasty... I was wondering though if I it was duck with risotto... Or risotto with duck!
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pietro previte
3 months ago
Example of what Manhattan deserve as food variety.... the Restaurant is a wowww
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Holly Eng
2 years ago
I haven't eaten much risotto in my life but came here upon a rave review from an Italian buddy of mine who has had a bit more experience than me. I was impressed by the different offerings of risotto and decided to go with the one with duck and rosemary. Great portion and was surprised by the amount of duck included as I expected they would skimp out on the more expensive ingredients but each forkful had a bit of duck in it. Risotto was very filling and I definitely packed my leftovers to go. Will come back to try the others on the menu. Friendly service and oh, great bread basket too!
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Lisa Solimeo
2 years ago
Prices: A+ Quality: A+ Service: A+ Decor: A Went for the first time around 8:30 on a Saturday night and the place was packed, luckily they had on table for 2 in the corner which we were able to grab. The wait staff was so friendly and helpful, not flustered or stressed at all about the full house in this small eatery. We ordered the Arancini del giorno - Fried Rice Balls of the day which happened to be Funghi Misti (mixed mushroom risotto). 3 nicely sized arancini came out with a perfect, not overpowering marinara sauce for dipping. As entrees I ordered the Carciofi Risotto (artichoke) and my father ordered the Merlot Risotto. They came out quickly and perfectly cooked, and the portions were HUGE! We both took half of our plates home because the portions are so big. The amount of flavor they are able to pack into these dishes is incredible. They have so many Risotto dishes I've never heard of or thought of and I can't wait to go back to try more, like the one with apple and walnuts, or fig and prosciutto... loved it! And the staff are from Italy, so if you speak Italian say Ciao! Half of the diners in the restaurant were speaking Italian at their tables. The only negative is that it is really loud when it's packed, wish they put up some sound absorbing decor like curtains. Also, they take reservations so if you go on a Fri/Sat, make one. TL;DR: delicious, giant portions, crazy risotto combinations, they should charge more so GO before they realize they can charge more!
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