Risotteria Melotti

4.7
192 reviews
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Italian
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.
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KA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is wonderful and delicious! I love that it is all gluten free. Only thing that was difficult is that all the two-seaters have odd chair options and very very tight quarters. The seats by the window are actually not even chairs, just the window ledge. It was a bit uncomfortable (but I could mostly forget since the food was so amazing). very nice servers as well

V
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those waiters are so so sweet

IK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unbelievably delicious food. Gorgeous atmosphere. Worth traveling across town for.

ZE
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO happy we found this place!! Its safe to eat again! Food is absolute DELICIOUS!!!

ZM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Waiters were perceptive and very welcoming. The only downside was the kitchen is in the dinning area and the ac was barely working

RE
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall...Awesome

YF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While it was wonderful to have a restaurant where the entire menu is gluten-free, the dishes just weren't all that tasty to warrant the price. I ordered the carbonara with tagliatelle and I think the carbonara sauce was poured in while the pasta was too hot, so that the eggs ended up being a bit "scrambled' instead of being a glossy sauce.

CZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the burrata appetizer is amazing. Risottos are very good too.

l
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! Everything gluten-free. Wonderful service. Quiet and comfortable. I definitely recommend.

e
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The authentic Italian food tasted excellent. The carpaccio di salmone was fresh and the all'isolana in "pentolino" was savory and very filling.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Typically small for a Manhattan restaurant but totally worth it. Best meal I've had in a while.

VW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent food and wonderful service - highly recommend

FZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent risotto, and will definitely order the peach salad again. It was like Summer in a bowl. 😀

PK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best risotto and polenta I've ever had! This has been my 3rd visit here, and I try to come here any time I'm in NYC - it's just that good! Consistently good food, and good service makes Melotti one of my favorites in the city.

H
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

AWESOME Gluten free options-- It was a little redundant having only risotto on the entire menu, but the food was excellent and I would definitely go back.

EC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. GF as advertised - no issues. Incredible risotto. Background music very loud - ruined the ambience.

A
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Gluten free goodness.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great gluten free meal!!! Authentic Italian. Great service. Well priced

L
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent !! Amazing little Restaurant gluten free!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were the only ones there so it was great, personalized service! Food was delicious and safely, gluten free!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place great portions friendly staff. Food was incredible absolutely recommend a reservation. Perfect place for gluten free

LW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is very cozy and comfortable. The ambiance was affected by the fact it was noisy. That could have been as a result of two larger groups celebrating.would not hesitate in recommending this resto

F
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little place truly devoted to the art of risotto.
In town for business and stopped in for Porri e Speck. Was absolutely delightful. They have definitely brought over some culinary knowledge from Verona, Italy.

NS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time we ate at this fabulous establishment. Food was good. service was excellent. My daughter has Celiac Disease. It is nice to find a Celiac compliant restaurant in the village.

CS
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great hidden gem. Completely safe for my wife who is allergic to wheat.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this small restaurant with existing brick walls as the backdrop on the side we were sitting on. Had the raw tuna and ceaser salad and portion sizes were generous. Ambiance of the restaurant was very nice and restaurant staff were prompt and courteous.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All food is gluten free!

NB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, tasty home-made food and good prices.

RJ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must do type eatery. The menu was spot on, and the food, atmosphere, and staff are awesome.

P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food is always delicious and service on point👌🏻 gf friendly, and has a few vegetarian options as well! highly recommend for date night, or family get together💯

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The fritta misto (calamari) was chewy with a tasteless cake like batter. The tomato sauce was too thin and didn’t stick to the calamari. I was charged 50% more than what was on the menu and I asked about it the waiter just said ‘yeah that’s the right price.’ So I paid but when I went outside I looked at the menu and confirmed that I was overcharged. I went back in and they made it right, but geez!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the restaurant and our meals- my only negative comment is the noise level- and if by chance youre at the cozy table next to the door it unfortunately slams shut each time someone opens it.

BE
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Service is wonderful. Food is fresh and amazing!

GP
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tiny place ,tiny table difficult to move and have food and drinks on the table . Also chair is not comfortable and small for big and tall person.

DM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Unassuming and delicious food. Will be going back 😁

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gran lugar con una deliciosa comida. Probar risottos como los hacen en Italia; una maravilla.

Excelente servicio de Mauricio el Chef!! Gracias

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BH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to the restaurant. I love that it is completely gluten free and has so many amazing options to chose from. The staff was very friendly and service was quick and efficient. It is a perfect date night/girls night out spot.

Risotteria Melotti
Responded on 19 April 2019

Thank you Brenna! We hope you will come back for many more meals!

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MW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like risotto, it’s a must-visit restaurant in nyc. also a super spot for gluten-free dining. everything we tried on the menu was tasty, not just the risotto. fantastic service too. highly recommended.

Risotteria Melotti
Responded on 19 April 2019

Thank you! All our rice products come from Italy, where they are produced at the Melotti Farm in Isola della Scala - Our Risottos tradition goes way back and we are glad it is appreciated in NY too!

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NY
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Risotteria Melotti and were happy to introduce a friend, he was very impressed. We were there for a leisurely lunch on Friday and had salads and risottos which were all excellent, as well as a lovely dessert special.

Risotteria Melotti
Responded on 15 April 2019

Thank you so much for coming and spreading the word! We look forward to having you back!

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The best place for a completely gluten free meal. Menu is complete and the place is clean and nice. Risottos tend to be on the salty side, but it's a taste preference. Music is slightly too loud for a romantic date. Overall a very good experience.

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