Melograno

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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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JodyL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to get back to Philly so I can come back for another meal.

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AlexM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place off the beat and path of Philadelphia. Food is A+

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for an Italian food lover.

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vipredram
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grilled salmon was excellent and a large portion. The pasta special was quite unique (calamari and pistachios). Nice that it is a BYOB. Try the bronzino too.

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FredP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers, dinner and desserts were very tasty. Very nice restaurant.

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vipSomeguyfromPhilly
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite 'go to' neighborhood restaurants in Center City. Authentic Roman cuisine, freshly and expertly prepared. The Pinsas are an ancient Roman take on pizza and are not to be missed. And the service is always attentive without being fawning. Just one of the friendliest and reliable dining experiences in Center City.

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vipTbird
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This was my 2nd time here and I'm not sure I will be back. It's unfortunate too because my issues are somewhat out of the hands of the restuarant. There a lot of rude people who eat here. I think that's the BYOB calling. The restaurant is also incredibly loud. It's small and tables are close together but the other diners make it very difficult to hear. Both times we dined here it felt like the loudest bunch of people jammed into one space at one time. This time, the table next to us was actually yelling to one another. This restuarant also takes very large parties all night. Tables of 8, 12, and larger. The host asked us to move so they could accommodate a table of 14 who was angrily waiting for us to leave (we still had dinner in front of us) so they could sit. They decided to hover around us and have a photo shoot while we finished eating. We were offered free dessert to move. I felt bad for the host (they were clearly young and didn't have patience for anything but Instagram) but we were seated 15 minutes past our reservation time and this is kind of what happened sometimes. I don't think we will go back.

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vipJoeT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in until the time we got the final check, everything was perfect. The service was even better than the perfect meal.

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vipDIneoutoften
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious! We keep coming back!

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roseanned
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the vibe in this place. Only complaint would be the noise level. Good and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

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BarryV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were ecstatic to sit at Melogranos for Valentines Day, expecting a delicious dinner and warming service. We learned not to expect anything. A week prior to arrival, we made reservations for 9:30pm. Upon arrival, we stood near the cold door waiting for almost 45 minutes for the table we had reserved for 9:30. Reserved. The hostess said it would be only a couple minutes and nothing else, for 45 minutes. Rough start Melograno. We understand it’s Valentines Day and busy, but one doesn’t wait 45 minutes for a RESERVATION. Anyways...

The restaurant crammed too many tables into the space. Once finally seated, we were practically on top of the couple next to us. We were also disappointed that no one acknowledged how late we were seated. Everything continued as normal.

Our server was friendly and made good recommendations. The food was very good and came out in a timely manner despite how busy it was.

We would try it again but hope for better service next time.

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Halk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, reasonably priced. Great service. Will return.

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DelanoB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. The entire experience was great and the food was well priced. I love BYOB places and thins was one of my favorites in Philly.

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DevW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be going back to Melograno. I have already recommended to all my co-workers today. Food was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. Love that it is BYOB.

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vipsushihound
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Server was very helpful with recommendations. Tieramisu was particularly good and I would not have chosen it except on the recommendation of the waiter. He was right, it was special!

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ChristinaA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, authentic , creative Italian byob! Highly recommend this ! Went after seeing a movie at the Roxy movie theatre which is across the street and also a comedy club , Helium , is on the same street. I am a first generation Italian and am very selective , highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sundays at melograno - quiet, delicious.

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MaryKay
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We waited 45 minutes for a table even though we were on time for our reservation. All was well tho as we were comped 2 lovely charcuterie trays as soon as we were seated. The service and food were impeccable. My daughter had a broken jaw and asked for some chicken broth. The chef prepared a wonderful seafood broth with saffron risotto instead. Above and beyond!!!

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KimberlyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tight space, can hear conversation of people at table next to you. Felt rushed by management, so loud that it's hard to hear server. Food was okay, but definitely not the best Italian I've tried.

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idriveworldwide
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and overall ambiance. Highly recommend pasta or pizza with truffle oil

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic scenery, a bit loud but over all one of my new favorite places. Margarita pizza is a must have, it’s a great kept secret.

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The maître d’ is first rate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatballs are an absolute power move

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vipAnjelica
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall it was a good experience. I love a BYOB and the food was really good. I thought the service could’ve been better, more attentive.

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vipjoel
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Melgrano continues to be one of the very best of Center City's Italian Restaurants. From appetizers to pasta to main courses the food is excellent and has been so for many years. The pasta with wild boar is the best in the city and if you have never tried the Cotoletta as a main course - do. Many of the serves have been there for years and that is to your advantage....and it is bybob.

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vipTonie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great

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vipmaryt
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Went for restaurant week. I heard this place was great but I was not impressed. Service was slow, food was ok. Bathrooms were dirty. There are much restaurants in the city. I’ll pass next time.

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JessicaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. The lighting was perfect. The service was quick and friendly. Awesome time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

My fiancé and I went to Melograno for a Restaurant Week treat, mainly chose it because it had Italian and was BYOB. We unfortunately forgot to bring a bottle, but after being served the food was kind of glad because then we could just eat and get out of there without having to quickly finish a bottle.

Maybe the food quality was not as good for restaurant week due to the volume of patrons they had joining them for dinner, but my fiancé and I thought the food was rather bland and very one dimensional, not enough flavor. I hope to be proven wrong should I ever end up dining there again.

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far is one of the most delicious Italian restaurants I’ve ever been at before. The food there was outstanding I had the lamb osso buco , the veal meatballs, pork chop just for example of deliciousness would definitely be back as a regular ❤️

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Food was fantastic, will definitely be back in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service (though perhaps a bit slower during Restaurant Week). On a busy Saturday night the noise level was high making conversation difficult but a week night might be mir manageable. Definitely worth trying.

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lizs
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic friendly and helpful service. Great ambiance. The whole package. We had the fish of the day which was superb and pasta. Cooked to perfection. We will be back soon! (And live that it is BYOB!!!)

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vipOrrzee
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My dining companion and I very much enjoyed our visit to Melograno's during Restaurant Week. The menu choices all sounded delicious and it was hard to select. We enjoyed our 3 course dinners and the service we received. The sound can be a bit loud, but the food was OUTSTANDING.

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Just overall very fair, was disappointed. Went for restaurant week and was expecting better after having heard good things. Service people seemed cranky which set a weird tone/vibe.

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vipsimon
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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Fig1047
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Food was great, but like others, we found the place rather loud.

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krimpet
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Melograno for restaurant week. It was our first time at the restaurant and we were very happy with our choice. The RW menu had many offerings and half of our party of 6 opted for it. All of our dinners were superb, as was the service. Really like the open kitchen ambience. We will go back soon!

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Melograno is rated 4.6 stars by 912 OpenTable diners.

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