A unique gluten free experience, 100% made in Italy.
The first Risotteria Melotti was opened in Isola della Scala, in the region of VERONA, in 2002. The idea of opening a Risotteria in New York came in order to make this typical and traditional italian dish known and cooked by us, with the rice we produce and with the typical old style techniques used in Isola della Scala.
Beautiful food. Love the risotto here so much that we love coming back. Great gluten free food which is delicious. Would highly recommend.
The service is excellent -- our waiter was very knowledgable and helpful.
Excellent service. Excellent food. We loved it!
Fantastic food, drink and service. As the spouse to a gluten-free person, you don't even think about it being a completely gluten-free restaurant. I've never had a risotto dish there that I didn't love.
Delicious authentic food, would definitely come back !
Service and food were excellent. Nice to have a full menu of risotto to choose from. Highly recommend the black truffle risotto.
One of the best meals I’ve had all year. The one truffle appetizer literally may have been top 10 all time for me. Also, as a celiac sufferer, this place was heaven. Can’t recommend enough.
Delicious gluten free italien food! It's my new favorite restaurant!
Excellent gluten free meal with high quality ingredients...well done!
Wonderful choice for vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike. Always a great meal.
Service was good, but our food was not. One entree was barely edible due to saltiness and unappetizing presentation (which to the server's credit, he comped without us asking), and the other entree and appetizers were very bland. I expected to have the best risotto of my life at a restaurant specializing in that cuisine, but it was very disappointing.
We didn’t like
And food without Flavia and nothing special
Always delicious. Quick, courteous service. Small space, hard to get around at times, but great food.
It was a fantastic dining experience. The restaurant was packed like sardines, but it was Valentine’s Day, so we expected that! That made it pretty loud, but didn’t take away from our experience at all. The service was friendly and attentive, even with the craziness of the holiday. And the food was so wonderful! We will definitely come back.
Delicious food! Highly recommend!
In a small and cramped space, Risotteria Melotti captures the essence of a lively trattoria, albeit one devoted nearly exclusively to rice dishes. You inevitably hear Italian being spoken (it must have been recommended in an Italian tourist guide, and for very good reason), it is always delicious, with an interesting and affordable wine list, simply a terrific neighborhood joint for an affordable, unpretentious meal. It's only negative is that the seating is not as comfortable --hard benches & chairs, with waiters brushing you as they pass by because of the small space. But if that's not a dealbreaker (and it's not for me), highly recommended. And if you want a bit more space, go for lunch, which tends to be less crowded and quiet.
Unbelievable options! Really worth it! Cheese from Italy!
Who knew risotto could be this good? Everything we got was delectable. Try the rice bruschetta. So buttery.
I try to come here every time im in town and never disappoints
Excellent gluten free dining experience!
We went for lunch. The ambiance is was pleasant. Our server was very friendly and informed us of the specials of the day. We ordered the salmon carpaccio, Scallop basil risotto , and cacio e Pepe risotto. All three was excellent. Overall we had a good experience.
Amazing amazing restaurant. Stylish decor and the food is authentic and delicious. Lovely service as well. Felt like I was in Rome!
Thank you!!!! That is exactly our goal: for our guests to truly feel like they are in Italy! This is the best compliment we could ask for! Again, Grazie!
We have a gluten free friend who suggested meeting at this place. It was awesome. Such a nice and quaint little restaurant. Staff was incredibly welcoming, warm and friendly. Great food, great apps (gluten free bread was very tasty) and just amazing entrees. Really enjoyed the evening and did not break the bank. Make reservation though since it is pretty small. Everything is gluten free accept for two of the beers (but they do have gluten free beer). Really enjoyed the visit.
Many thanks for joined us at Risotteria and for your high rating. Hope to see you again Mark. Grazie mille!
If you are looking for an outstanding eating experience that happens to be totally gluten free, it’s a must. Great kitchen and earnest staff make it shine. The menu variety of their Risotteria make it difficult to settle on what to try, so bring family or friends that don’t mind sharing forkfuls of each other’s choice!
Exceptional food with an entirely gluten-free menu, from the outrageously delicious focaccia to the scrumptious profiteroles. Service is friendly and efficient. We make a point of going here almost every time we visit NYC. It never disappoints.
grazie mille Margaret. :-) Many thanks for joined us at Risotteria and for your high rating. Hope to see you again
The waiter and waitress were not so friendly. They did not look into the notice that I left when making the reservation. Disappointed!
Dear Frances, thanks for visited Risotteria Melotti. we are really sotty about the inconvenience. Thanks fot your understanding
Gluten free exceptional food
grazie! really happy for your visit and review. Your opionion is important for us
It really was just right. From the food to the setting and service. The risotto was perfectly al dente. I would recommend and return.
Many thanks for joined us at Risotteria and for your high rating. Hope to see you again
Abbiamo mangiato benissimo!
Ottima musica di sottofondo, personale molto cordiale!
Un frammento D’Italia nella grande NYC
Troppo caro per la quantità di cibo che offre. Sullo scontrino si parla di diversi tipi di mancia consigliata ma alla cassa viene imposta una determinata percentuale. E non contenti provano anche a tenersi il resto.
Everything about this place is exquisite-most delicious risotto with shrimp and lemon you can possibly imagine. With a glass of lovely white wine-heaven!! Wonderful attentive service, quiet ambience.
This is a very small, neighborhood restaurant with outstanding food. We went early on Christmas Eve. I had the Risotto al Tartufo--a truffle risotto. It was lovely and the waitress came over and added slices of raw truffle. The flavor was outstanding, the wine list was nice and not over priced, the service was just the right amount. We stayed a little longer than we had anticipated but there was never a hint from the serve staff that we should hurry up or leave. I loved the food and would go back in a heartbeat. The prices were reasonable.
Always an excellent experience with the Melotti family. Thanks again!
Great food, awesome service. Small place so it is a little tight.
We’ve been here a number of times. Food is lovely however the place still has on-going issues. The one bathroom problem is glaring especially when people on the bathroom line don’t care how long they occupy the room. Please show a little courtesy and respect and cut it short.. The other biggest issue is having to win over the wait staff so they treat you like your a human being. The born in Italy thing is cute but the superior attitude is so tired. They sure are lousy at reading people. Took about 45 minutes before we were able to crack a smile out of the heavily accented waiters. I still gave him a great tip though. He seemed to loosen up when I told him early on I was a good tipper so except a big one. Of course this is totally unnecessary but I didn’t want his crappy attitude to ruin the evening as we had guests in from Frankfurt, Germany. But after everything, We still had a great time and the food is very special.
Always amazing! Love the whole menu being gluten free and the risotto is the best you will have. The service is always great.
This place is a can’t miss. There is something for everyone. The GF preparation was tremendous from the bruschetta to the pasta. The flavors in all the dishes were so enjoyable. The service was knowledgeable, polite, and made the meal feel like we were in someone’s home. Don’t pass on this place and make a reservation. They seem to have a great following.
Risotteria Melotti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Risotteria Melotti also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 755-8939.
Risotteria Melotti is rated 4.7 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.