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Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)

"...Our menu is just a reference for you-but in reality, creativity is in our hearts, our minds, and our kitchen, let me give you a different dining experience..."
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311 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(311 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 311 reviews
5 stars
(166)
4 stars
(110)
3 stars
(22)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(182)
  • fit for foodies(155)
  • special occasion(72)
  • romantic(68)
  • great for lunch(58)
  • good for groups(47)
Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro) Reviews List
Review 1 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Absolutely horrendous service. We were seated after waiting for about 20 minutes, however we had to flag down a bus boy 10 minutes later because they never gave us menus. It was next to impossible to get the attention of any server throughout dinner. The food was delicious however the whole experience was completely ruined by the incompetency of the waiting staff."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A real favorite standby-always a great meal especially the lobster ravioli-none better!"
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2007
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Review 4 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/17/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2003
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2003
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2003
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Review 6 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
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Review 7 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 8 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2001
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2001
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
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Review 11 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 13 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 14 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/08/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/09/2016
 2011
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Review 17 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/12/2016
 2003
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2015
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Review 19 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/08/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 20 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/03/2016
 2003
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Review 21 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic
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Review 23 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The food was excellent!!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2007
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2007
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Review 27 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
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Review 28 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Discovered a Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Go. Get personal service. Great food. Charming ambiance. Lovely decor. Owner who cares."
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Different name, but same quality as before

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Dined on 3/28/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I think this restaurant used to be called the Village Bistro. In any event, the owner was very attentive and the food was very good. We went for Easter brunch. Loved the way they prepared their French toast, and the fruit which accompanied it was quite fresh -- impressive for March. Service was a tad slow, but we weren't really in a hurry, so it wasn't a problem. Definitely still one our list of "go-to" dining establishments."
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 30 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had the fresh fish from Hawaii which was wonderful. Accommodating for the kids."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Easter Lunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had heard good things about Mele's food but also about slow service. The service at this restaurant is not slow at all, but deliberate and courteous at all times. Frank describes and recommends about everything on the menu, and makes certain that you understand the feast you are about to enjoy. When he says that his oysters are as good as any and better than most, he is absolutely correct; but he also recommends certain salads with certain entrees, and his predictions are uncanny. This restaurant brings another level to Arlington eateries in both quality and variety of available fresh and sustainable food products. If anyone is planning a special occasion lunch or dinner Mele's is hard to beat."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

My Go-To For Italian

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"While deciding on where to take my sweet-heart for date night I found this gem online. Italian is her favorite cuisine so we gave it a go. The decor and atmosphere is quaint and interesting. The food is amazing and the price is completely reasonable. We did have to wait a little longer than I would have liked for service, but they were very busy and had several larger groups so...it was understandable...especially given how awesome the food is. Also, they support small and local farms when purchasing their meats and vegetables."
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 33 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 34 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 35 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
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Review 36 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
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Review 37 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2014
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Review 39 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A delight!

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Dined on 3/21/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had an unexpectedly delightful meal at Mele. Our group included a 7 year-old, two teenagers and 3 adults, and we all loved it! The services was gracious and warm, and the food original and delicious. Frank, the owner, greeted us like long-lost friends. I would recommend this to anyone!"
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

You like FRESH?

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Freshest fish of any restaurant in the area. Frank, the proprietor, is totally passionate about fresh! And he loves serving his customers. He even parked my car for me!
David
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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2012
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Review 42 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

European-style neighborhood gem

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I like Mele Bistro a lot! Delicious fish in a casual and attractive setting. Be advised that this restaurant is more European than American in its approach to food and service. Food is truly cooked to order and so may arrive at slightly different times for each person at the table. You should start eating when it arrives. Or at least begin when two are served, as is the rule in our household. Many Americans can't bring themselves to begin until all are served, so may find themselves eating cooler food. The wait staff will not rush you to order food or to pay the check; you will need to attract the waiters attention. The downscale "house" wines are pretty good, as is the top of the list, but the middle range could be better populated. Desserts are excellent. Right now, this is my favorite restaurant."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 43 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/19/2016
 2009
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Review 44 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have eaten here for lunch and dinner numerous times. Food is good and very artfully presented."
Dined on 3/14/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 45 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Some of the best fish in greater DC.

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Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A great neighborhood spot that, according to a number of reviewers, may have had some problems with service in the past, but last Friday in the early evening, we had quick, friendly, and efficient service from our waiter and the friendly and informative owner. While an Italian restaurant, with in-house homemade pastas only one of us tried and found delicious and perfectly done, the star of the menu is fresh fish, much of which -- mahi mahi, yellowtail tuna, opa etc. -- is flown in daily from Hawaii. The fish dishes shared by the four of us were the equal of what the kitchens at Fiola Mare and Black Salt turn out --- and at a fraction of the price for the generous portions provided in Mele Bistro's "small plates.""
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food was excellent. Drinks too. Free parking!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for Mele Bistro (formerly Village Bistro)
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Mele is Great!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"This is my third time at Mele. It is a fine restaurant. Great food. Wonderful sauces on the food. Very carefully done menu. Tells you if pasta is made in house or outsourced. Very good."
Dined on 3/07/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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