Melograno

4.7
949 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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FredK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner as usual at Melograno! Staff were excellent and the food was perfect. Great night!

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viplaura
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant! A hidden gem BYOB. Food is delicious and service was great. We came here for my birthday and it was perfect.

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to Covid19, service was outside. The staff could not have been more attentive. Dinner was delicious and we love to byob. Well done Melograno.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Such a great BYOB in the city.

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Leighanna
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melograno is the best Italian byob in Rittenhouse. I never haven’t enjoyed my meal there, this was my 7th time there and I can’t recommend it enough

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vipMarcE
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

consistently great meal. pandemic spacing was appropriate. can't wait to return.

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vipBarryR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wait staff have awesome personalities and food was wisely prepared to impress. All Fresh, all well seasoned and most importantly nice proportions.

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samsky1072
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The website doesn't list that they are BYOB, we saw it as we were walking in the door. Outside of that everything was excellent.

Highly recommend the Lamb Shank, it was amazing and we loved the mussels. Very impressed with the food overall (no complaints in our group).

General question, if there are four people at a table why bring a bread basket with only 3 pieces of bread?

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vipEllenO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very welcoming and solicitous and the food was delicious!

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best Italian byo in the city. Highly recommend the tiramisu for dessert!

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Donato
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience. The pinza pizza is to us the best pizza around.

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PhilF
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value and excellent menu. Will be going back.

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DanaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Wonderful service and delicious dishes! We can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Total disappointment. After eating here for years and enjoying every bite our dinner was an epic fail. Seafood stew had prawn heads but no tails. When I pointed it out to our server he said he would “tell the chef.” No apology. No replacement. We will NEVER be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Everything about it. I feel totally safe with their precautions, the service is great. And the food is always fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for date night!

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vipElee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite dinner. We ate outdoors by choice, so the noise and ambience were whatever was happening on Sansom Street, but the smart and attentive staff more than made up for it.

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s nice to see our old “go to places” are still around! As always the food was excellent as was the service. A big “Thank you” to their management and staff !

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vipKait
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Impeccable service, food and ambiance even with any COVID modifications. Our server Nicolas and management/support staff were all so warm and knowledgeable about the menu. We particularly loved the sea bass special and lamb osso bucco. Very glad Melograno is making it work during tough times (and making it look effortless)!

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vipAnneM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Philadelphia restaurants. We've been going here almost every Friday for 5 years! Delicious food and incredibly friendly wait staff.

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vipAnneE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really enjoyed the specials and had a great waiter! Would come back for sure

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vipBarryV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is our go to restaurant when craving authentic Italian food. I had the special sea bass and it was spectacular. Partner had the pappardelle with truffle oil. I love this restaurant

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MargarytaK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time , everything was so delicious, and our waiter was so nice. BYOB was a bonus to great atmosphere and food

KP
vipKristinaP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, went for restaurant week and they had a wonderful selection. So nice to eat outside on a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hostess/waiter was so friendly and kind!!!

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MarcelP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I really enjoy Italian restaurants; the ambience, the music, and the people all make these types of environments fantastic. There was a great environment and feel but the waiters weren’t polite. They ignored my table when we had questions and acted as if we should leave. The food was also sub par. I went for philly food week and the FOOD WAS SUB PAR. I expected more from their “signature truffle pasta dish” but it was not good.

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vipDiner22
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience dining outdoors during Restaurant Week. The food is phenomenal, and the staff are very professional. We look forward to going back soon.

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vipTommy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding, and the servers very friendly and attentive.
An excellent tradition!

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PhilS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talented kitchen staff, excellent ingredients, compelling specials and responsive service all come together to make the Melograno experience well worth repeating!

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vipLyndsey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great and never a disappointment. Authentic food and quick service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, wait staff is great and the chef was a doll!
Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back to Melograno because we had our first date there over 5 years ago. Food was delicious! Chef Christian was very accommodating and thrilled to share his expertise with us. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dining experience! The food was amazing and is now one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. The staff was also great and super welcoming!

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, I’d try this place again. Liked that it was a BYOB, did a good job at outside seating. Only negative is that both of us asked for the fish to be a little undercooked, and it wasn’t.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Melograno has always been my absolute favorite Italian BYO in the city. This past Saturday I was disappointed. I understand COVID has changed a lot of things for the restaurant industry, and it's hard to deliver incredible service when servers are probably fearing for their lives. With that said, the service wasn't bad, but it wasn't incredible either. The food was not bad. But I don't go to Melograno for not bad, I go for great food, service, and presentation. I will go back one more time in a few months hoping this is just a result of the COVID situation, and I really hope they are incredible again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had an OK experience at Melograno. Obviously everything is a bit of a struggle with covid, but I’m glad they’re able to do business. We were sat on an isolated table relatively far from the restaurant, located in front of the metal shutter of a comic book store, so we lost some of the ambiance of other guests.

The food was fine, but they had run out of pizza dough (at 7pm!) so we had to go for plan B.

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MichaelaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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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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Melograno is rated 4.7 stars by 949 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.