Mele Bistro

1723 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
(703) 522-5222

Recent Reviews


I love Mele for its selection of fresh fish and its lively atmosphere. It certainly was hopping on Mother's Day, and service and food were not quite up to their usual high standards. Tables are very close together, so I would not recommend eating inside if you're worried about Covid.


A good place for celebrations. Very friendly staff.


Mele is our favorite Restaurent in Arlington, VA. The food is superb, service is great, and the atmosphere is warm, and inviting. We give it the highest possible marks, we love it.


We love this neighborhood Gem. My husband come here for the seafood, especially the Mussels and Scallops. YUMMY


Service is personal and helpful and engaging. Food is complex and delicious and perfection. Atmosphere is lovely. There was energy but we could hear each other. We had a perfect dinner.


Mele Bistro is an Arlington gem, and the owner Frank Smiley is welcoming and obviously loves his business. The food is unique and excellent, best ingredients. Ambience inside and out is just great, and servers are friendly and professional. Dining experience is wonderful, and I meet business colleagues and friends frequently at Mele for many years.

OpenTable Diner

What a find! Lots of care put into the menu and food.


The waitstaff was a little pushy with rushing us to order our entrees. In doing so, she made lowered our energy and interest level of returning.


Always a good meal @ Mele. Frank & Carlos are the best, friendly & warm. You can never do wrong with a meal at Mele


All I can say is this restaurant is Fantastic! Everything was just great! The food, the servers, the wine… fantastic! I’ll definitely be going back.

OpenTable Diner

Melè Bistro is always a delicious experience. It's my favorite go to Saturday night in Arlington. There's a cozy, intimate feeling indoors and a terrific outdoor canapied patio with a festive atmosphere. The owner and wait staff are very welcoming. The owner always says, "It's not my restaurant, it's yours!" They make you feel like old friends they've missed.


Exceptional menu with very good food quality. Service was also friendly and reliable. For a restaurant in Arlington not far from DC, offering free parking is very helpful.


Another great experience with Mele Bistro this week. Also a good bet, especially for a special occasion.


The service was great. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful. And the lobster ravioli was sooooo good.


We really enjoyed this place. Menu was extensive and food was very good, but tables were a bit crowded indoors, esp. in the covid era. Good wine list. I would definitely go back, but would probably try to sit outdoors next time.

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