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Mel's Restaurant

490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
+1 413-532-1476
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meat sauce” (5 reviews)
“spaghetti” (7 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Been a while since last at this landmark and i was impressed. Interior has been redone from its prior sad and dark presentation. Much more open dining room and the food was solid. Veal was tender and well trimmed. The famous meat sauce remains a...More

Thank rollingonfast
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Have heard great things about this restaurant for years from locals and regulars, finally gave it a try. It is a great old style Italian food, not many of these true old fashion home cooked places left. Family owned and operated, great service, great food.

Thank MEtoFL
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sat nite after a movie. Good food choices + friendly staff + reasonable prices. We will definitely go back again.

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We will regularly take out spaghetti with their meat sauce which is fantastic. This time we decided to dine in and both had a classic Mel's meal - 1/2 Broasted chicken, spaghetti w/ meat sauce, salad and fries. Still the same wicked good. We also...More

Thank ChicopeeJoe
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Think neighborhood Italian food, and not fine dining. Chicken dishes are very tender and good, and their meat red sauce is legendary. Pasta sometimes is a bit overcooked. Drinks are reasonably priced, however they really need more than 2 beers available on draft. Not an...More

Thank RogerCVC
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Mels for over thirty-five years. Their spaghetti and meat sauce dish is a staple of the restaurant and it's amazing. There Fried Mozzarella is fantastic and one of the best we've ever had. I will admit their hours of operation can...More

Thank kp2426
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I am back home for high school reunion and to visit family and friends. My BFF and her family eat here weekly, she brought my husband and I out tonight and our dinner was fantastic! Love the family atmosphere!!

Thank Lynnie1511
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at Mel's restaurant since i was about 9 years old. many,many years i can't say that I have ever had a bad meal.dining in or taking out.the food is always consistent there pasta sauce is some of the best I've ever...More

Thank bostonbandit
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

There is something for everyone on Mels menu starting with that warm baked Italian bread, salad and appetizers. But the best on the dinner menu is anything made with that delectable homemade red pasta sauce...from spaghetti,raviolis,lasagna and more. It has a special taste that has...More

Thank Waldis7
Reviewed 24 April 2016

went on line it said that mels was open. it even gave the menu for the day.there were phone numbers to call. after calling many times with no one answering i drove two towns over just to find out that they were closed till may...More

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Donna T
19 February 2016|
Response from sherry c | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not know. I have always gone there to sit and enjoy the spaghetti&sauce there. I'm sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
3:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Pleasant St, Holyoke, MA 01040-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Holyoke
  • Phone Number: +1 413-532-1476
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