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Risotteria Melotti
Italian Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
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309 E 5th St New York, NY 10003
309 East 5th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$Italian Restaurant, Gluten-Free RestaurantToday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 11:30 pmSunday 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
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!"
"Beautiful interior atmosphere and good risotto."
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Holly Eng
a year 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
a year 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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Simone Biscontin
a year ago
Beautiful interior atmosphere and good risotto. Very very tasty... I was wondering if I was eating duck with risotto... Or risotto with duck!
Luca Bedon
7 months ago
Forza Hellas
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Justin Loutsenhizer
11 months ago
Great atmosphere and risotto! It's a little pricey for what you get but the restaurant doesn't seem to get too noisy so you'll be able to have a good experience
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Ezequiel Sallis
3 months ago
Excelente Risoto, muy buen ambiente mas que recomendable.
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7 months ago
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