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Melograno

4.8
4.8
1225 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Melograno BYOB is a contemporary 3 bell Italian Restaurant located in Rittenhouse Square, which was also recognized in Bon Appetit's Top Tables. Roman-born Chef Demontis transforms traditional Italian food and elevates its flavors. Using only fresh seasonal ingredients, the menu includes a variety of seafood, meats as well housemade pastas and vegetarian dishes. We have currently introduced Pinsa to the menu. Pinsa is a Roman style Pizza coming from the Latin term Pinsere meaning to press.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 875-8116

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gianluca Demontis

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    20th St

  • Parking details

    There are several parking lots on the street

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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What 1,225 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. PF

    Philly4Food

    Philadelphia

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a superb dinner at Melograno last night. The fish special was well innovative and well prepared as was the bow tie pasta with duck. The very fresh arugula salad was large enough to share among the three of us, and the special appetizer of a fried burrata cheese surrounded by roasted peppers was also very good. Our dessert choices of tiramisu and the mixed berry sorbet was also delicious. The sorbet even had actual berries in it which I thought made it special.
  2. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently very good. The food is excellent as is the service. I am a regular and would not change a thing. Ogni volta, io mangio bene, infatti molto bene. Complimenti.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service.
  4. R

    Rayb

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The byob policy is great. We saved a lot bringing a nice bottle of Cabernet. The service was charming, and the food authentic Italian.
  5. SV

    SandraV

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been going to Melangrano for years now and we are always happy with the food there. The food is always fresh and delicious and service is as wonderful as usual.
  6. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dinner at Melograno. Adam our waiter was outstanding as was the front of the house. Dinner is consistently very good. The restaurant is a bit noisy and I can see that they have taken steps to control it but the space is still excessively noisy. Perhaps lowering the volume of the radio when busy would help.
  7. GG

    GeorgeG

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re from out of town, so we chose it from the reviews. It’s a great spot…just remember to bring your own wine. The octopus app is outstanding. The mushroom pasta dish is outstanding, too. The salmon was also perfect, just not as interesting as some of the other offerings. I don’t think that one can go wrong with menu options. We will be back. Thx Adam for the great service!
  8. DC

    DavidC

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner at Melograno last night. Prosciutto and melon, tuna tartare and polpette were delicious. Entrees included cacio e pepe, a house special pasta and lamb chops done perfectly. Tiramisu, gelato and sorbet rounded out the evening. Service was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.
  9. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently very, very good.
  10. JW

    JasonW

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the pasta dishes. Great atmosphere with tentative service. Dishes were a bit on small side. Prices are high considering portions but BYOB.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Had family in for a visit and they want to go back for the perfect pasta and pizza to die for. Inventive dishes, superb service all at better prices than most other restaurants in the area.
  12. SB

    ShaunB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good decent Italian food w/ good service and ambience. However, forgot to bring out candle with desert for anniversary celebration…
  13. n

    nancy

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy our visits here. The owner is always gracious and welcoming. We started off by splitting an arugula salad. Perfection. For entrees we had a special said ink and sautéed calamari. My husband cleaned the plate. I had another special of swordfish over risotto. The swordfish was extremely tender and juicy. The risotto was good, but it was topped with some grilled corn which were chewy and tended to get stuck in one’s teeth. The desserts were crème brûlée and chocolate mouse. Both were excellent. Our server Adam was very personable and helpful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great ambience! Server was absolutely amazing as well. It was well worth the money!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, good pasta!
  16. AL

    AnitaL

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The homemade pasta is always spectacular! I love the atmosphere of the restaurant - so homey and pretty.
  17. S

    Stephanie

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat meal we had in Philly this weekend! Both the food and the service was amazing!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was spectacular, some of the best pasta I’ve had. I was in town with my boyfriend for a weekend trip to Philly from DC and was recommended to eat here and some other places from a friend. I’m so glad we came here. The host Aaron was wonderful and so were the wait staff. We ordered the insalata and the meatballs for starters, then the Cacio e Pepe and the Amatriciana and oh my god. Delicious. And light! I could not stop talking about it and probably will not be able to stop thinking about it! And for dessert we had the chocolate mousse with brownies and the vanilla gelato, both were very good, but could go back for another spoonful of the gelato. We don’t come to Philly often but now we might have to!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great quality of food. One of my go to restaurants
  20. L

    Lawrence

    Philadelphia

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The food is always great, the service is attentive and Erind runs a great dining room!
  21. KN

    KimN

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food with interesting variations. Love that it’s a BYO also. Octopus is delicious and the fish special is always so good. A great place for a special occasion or just any old night dinner!
  22. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Roman Artichokes were wonderful. A delicious, fun evening!
  23. G

    andrewG

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great ambience. Friendly, attentive staff.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food. Always. One of our favourites in the Rittenhouse Square area.
  25. A

    Aimee

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me begin by saying when you have a front of the house person as charming as Aaron, your dining experience is off to a very good start! We had the tartar, which I’d be remiss not to order every time we dine here, the perfect marriage of flavors. As a second course, the Granachio is my new favorite pasta with its succulent crabmeat and Calabrian chili lemon crema sauce. Divine! Our third course was the fish special, red snapper, perfectly cooked, with wild ramps and mashed potatoes. We finished with tiramisu which put an exclamation point on a spectacular meal! I know there are so many new restaurants in town, and we try to experience most of them at least once, but there’s nothing that matches the comfort of a quality offering of an old favorite like Melagrano!
  26. D

    Dineswithfriends

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager was charming and came over to check on us often. The service very accommodating and the food attractive and delicious. Nicely diverse Italian menu. Ill be back to try other dishes.
  27. KS

    KevinS

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!
  28. AA

    AlexA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Had reservations and we still waited 30 minutes to sit down at our table. Food was amazing though
  29. j

    jack

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Took my son here. Thrilled with the food. Great spot. I like "byob" so that's an added bonus and helps keep the bill reasonable.
  30. RS

    RShea

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, awesome place, awesome service!
  31. SC

    SCOTTD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was something about the chef and the small snippet on the restaurant that we saw in Chopped that made us want to try this restaurant. We are so happy we did… the service was excellent as were his recommendations (thank you Adam). The food was delicious (Tartufate is a must) and the special visit to our table by Chef Lucas made our night! We will be back!!
  32. MH

    MaryH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melograno is one of favorite BYOBs in Phila. The food is sumptuous and the service superb. Keep wanting to try other BYOBs but we can never pass up a visit to Melograno's. Will be back as soon as we can!!
  33. SR

    StephanieR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding , service was just as good. Really enjoyed our meal here and will for sure be back.
  34. f

    fussyeater

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    All the food was tasty. The appetizers were kind of skimpy for the price.
  35. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner. The service from the moment you went to the restaurant until you leave is superb.
  36. A

    Aimee

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from start to finish was wonderful! Tuna tartare is one of the best preparations we’ve ever had! Fresh, citrusy, and utterly delicious! Our server, Adam, was delightful!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Loved everything.
  38. D

    Deedee

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grest experience. Excellent service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our server Adam was the perfect blend of friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.
  40. SM

    SMAC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, but the pasta dishes were exceptional! The Pappardelle was incredibly light and cooked perfectly.

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Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 1225 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Melograno

2012 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th St

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There are several parking lots on the street

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gianluca Demontis

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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