Melograno

4.6
776 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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BD
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were great! Entrees not so much... dessert great! Service was excellent... salmon was very “fishy”... lamb was bland.... manager asked about food and we were honest... he was so kind about it all... made it all right by us!

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b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melograno always has innovative food with the freshest ingredients. Pasta with mushrooms, bronzino, and pasta with duck ragout were all excellent.

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SO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite BYOBs in the city. Great for a date or group of friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server ! Food excellent ! A bit expensive but loved it

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here on Saturday night and I had a wonderful experience. A friend and I brought a bottle of wine and the server was quick to get an ice bucket and water. Our food came out under 10 minutes and the server was very knowledgable. I had the mushroom pasta which was fabulous. I am definitely returning with friends and family! Manager was very attentive and everything about the meal was amazing. 10/10 recommend!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meal! The pizza and appetizers were excellent, and the mushroom pappardelle and lamb osso bucco were both cooked perfectly.

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent service, extremely accommodating. Just wish they had more choices for vegetarians. Will definitely go back when in philly again.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and 5 other friends went out for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was great! The service was great! Our waiter was attentive and accommodating. I ordered the Branzino fish, the dish was amazing! I will definitely go back and recommend others to go as well!

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very impressive as was the food. All the recommendations exceeded our expectation. We will become regulars!!

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Branzino was delicious

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was absolutely divine, including dessert. It did get pretty loud, and we were even near the front of the restaurant (not in the thick of it). There was a cranky group next to us who didn’t seem to understand that great food takes time and complained to their server about the wait, but I didn’t think the wait was anything out of the ordinary given the quality of the meal. Be aware that you’re probably not going to have a quick, 30-min. dinner here—enjoy the experience!

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LS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Restaurant was so cute and it was BYOB so that added to the fun! 4 people and we all wanted different wine so we brought 4 bottles! The staff didn’t even blink an eye. I had to push back my reservation because we were running late and it was no big deal! They accommodated us perfectly. Overall the menu is a little small and it’s not your average Italian so if you have a picky eater it may not be the spot for you! Also service was a little slow but we didn’t mind due to catching up. Not sure if I would go there if I was in a rush though.

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Service and everything was great, had a wonderful waiter.
The food just...wasn’t good. The menu options are very creative and they all sound fabulous to be completely honest every dish was sort of...tasteless. I loved all of their ideas though. Pasta dish and pork tenderloin were both incredibly dry and also tasteless. A shame because it’s so convenient to my work.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the moment you walk in... True hospitality.

The food was phenomenal...per usual

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LL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food- loves the shrimp artichoke appetizer and the mediterranran sea bass w polenta asaragus etc. excellent meal- only thing missing is wine!

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D
Philadelphia
140 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The service was fine although our server forgot to give us bread. The arugula salad was fresh. The pappardelle was chewy, the boar ragu was tasteless as was the salmon,

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MF
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was fantastic! The wild mushroom and goat cheese pinsa was great, as was the chicken cotoletta. Manager and server were both attentive and nice.

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r
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Melograno's authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing dishes. Consistently fabulous! Bring your favorite italian (wine) with you - we enjoyed a barbaresco and brunello with our meal. Outstanding evening!

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k
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melograno is my consistent go to restaurant when I am entertaining friends and business colleagues that want both great food and an outstanding dining experience. My recent dinner with friends was outstanding as usual. I wouldn't expect anything less!!

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j
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food. BYOB o reasonable. Service was good but place is very noisy

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My god, the food here is amazing, and we visit Italy often. Great time!

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JT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently excellent each and every time we visit (and we visit a lot). The host, waiters and chefs are friendly/superb. Reentry, the chef made restaurant recommendations to us as we planned a trip to Rome. There are always wonderful specials in each of the areas: appetizers, pastas, main course. Highly recommend!

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LA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are amazing! Had a wonderful meal.

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AM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience! Delicious food served by incredible servers. We keep going back again and again.

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PM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, dinner was terrific. My wife and I both order the octopus, which was excellent. For our meal, we both ordered the truffle pasta. It's honestly one of the best pasta dishes we've ever had. The service at Melograno is always exceptional. Can't wait to go back.

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EW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food was really fantastic, we had the potato leek tortelli, the Silva pinsa, the octopus, lamb ossobucco, and for dessert they made us affogatto even though it wasn’t on the menu. Definitely one of the most authentic Italian meals I’ve had outside of Italy. BYOB , Vetri-level pasta, without the Vetri price tag

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible! I would definitely return and recommend to friends and acquaintenances.

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SS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a fantastic meal! The pappardelle with mushrooms, truffle oil, and walnuts was one of the best dishes I have ever had. Incredible dinner, fantastic service, and a great restaurant!

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B
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

quiet early pre show dinner- food tasted great- the serving size of octopus too small- the
meatballs and pasta dish outstanding

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JD
Philadelphia
198 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent pastas. All homemade the grilled Spanish mackerel special was outstanding.

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AS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food with wonderful service. We would definitely go back!

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N
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I had the truffle and mushroom parpadelle and it was as good as advertised.

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NE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to Melograno many times but not in last year. Service was excellent; room was lovely, since it was early, not loud, but the food, overall, was disappointing. And that's the first time I've ever experienced that at this restaurant. Normally, outstanding food.

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be a great place with amazing food and fun, hip vibe. It’s perfect for groups, a special event, or just a quick - delicious - dinner. Always visit when I’m in town. And continually recommend to friends looking for a tasty bite.

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r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed dining at Melograno. The food was excellent. We each had the delicious striped bass
and soft shelled crab and spicy mussels appetizers. We finished with a refreshing mango sorbet.
The wait staff was very helpful and welcoming.

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RM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and the pizza is amazing. Great service and fun ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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r
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Italian cuisine. Service was excellent, attentive, not intrusive.

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S
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Did not expect to be so impressed. Can’t believe the food. I thought I was back in Tuscany. The service was 5 star. On those alone I would recommend in a heartbeat, but then the check came. I was floored. Yeah it was byob, but it was soo cheap I thought I was robbing them. 1000% recommended. Best meal in ages.

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MI
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is excellent. Great specials. Pleasant wait staff. Always bring our friends there for dinner. We love Melo Grano.

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AF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant and impeccable service--kind, accommodating to every request. The fresh mushroom pappardelle is just excellent. This is not 5-star Italian, but it is friendly, easy, moderately-priced, and delicious.

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