Mel’s Wine List
Disco Ball pizza oven, check. Epic playlists, check. What feels like a gift to the neighborhood by Melissa Rodrigues and the team behind Al Coro, Mel’s serves as a more casual sidekick to the fine dining Al Coro. With artisanal pizza selections accompanied by seasonal fare, don’t skimp on the array of dipping sauces for your pizza crust. If you feel like partying afterward, try your luck at getting into Discolo, the 85 Tenth Avenue team’s Cocktail Club.
The wine list at Mel’s is compact, with roughly 65 references. While that might seem on the smaller side, the list is constantly changing, so there are always great new things to drink. The list focuses on central and southern Italy and all the by-the-glass selections are Italian too, aside from Champagne, that is. The list has a lot of gems from some lesser-seen regions (Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata), the majority of which are under $100. The goal of the wine list was to have great wine, with niche producers that pair well with pizza.