Melograno

4.6
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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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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience

F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

k
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great at accommodating food allergies.

RB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

j
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love Melograno. I have noticed in last 2 visits that they have the lights much brighter than they used to. For me, this is much less pleasant, sort of like being in a fishbowl as opposed to a more comfy relaxed atmosphere. The food, as always, very very good. Service as well. I would have preferred to have more time to sit and relax over the food, rather than feeling a little rushed.

HA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful BYOB, truly one of the best Italian food destinations in the area. We’ll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and venue was great but I expected better flavors out of the food.

JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Interesting restaurant. We were barely greeted by the hostess who would stare at the reservations on the ipad. The rest of the staff were in all black but she was in white tennis shoes and blue jeans which was a little strange. We had reservations for 8:30PM but our table was not ready. When asked when our table would be ready, she said she wasn't sure and then walked away.

L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Wonderful atmosphere around Christmas!

J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my second time coming to Melograno. Food and service is good. I had the Cotoletta which is Breaded, Chicken Breast, Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Arugula, Tomatoes. It wasn’t bad but I wish the mozzarella was a bit melted. Not the plate I would recommend specially at $22 and it’s nothing special, but it wasnt bad. Other members in the table liked their plates, Risotto was good and so was the Lamb or Agnello plate. Desserts were delicious. Good for a date or special occasion.

TP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food! Service was great! Highly recommend.

CC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time a this wonderful BYOB. Will absolutely be going back. Food was amazing!

b
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time, ask for a table by the windows if you do not want to
speak loudly to everyone at your table.

Food and service was great.

FS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Pappardelle Tartufate was so good. I would go back for this dish.

SD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is always on point here and you can’t beat the prices for a byob. This is my go to for Italian in Center City. It’s a little loud inside but I don’t mind it. Definitely try the octopus, the arugula salad, love the paparadelle tartufato and the Osso Bucco.

SB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing

EF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together with sporty 80 something auntie

MI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot, loved the food! Noisy as heck though, but this doesn’t bother me. Pasta perfecto!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious, but the noise level is very loud. We sat near the window which was better and the service was very good.

c
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic! We tried the seafood pasta and it was out of this world.

RP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You will not be disappointed with this very fine Italian Restaurant. We've dine there for years.

B
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite BYO's -- top 5 -- in downtown Philly. Never disappoints!

CW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a great meal with our son and 17 month old grandson. Very kid friendly

B
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The welcome was very warm, and service - by Antonio - could not have been friendlier or more professional. Appetizers and main dishes were delicious, and desserts absolutely outstanding, especially the creme brulee. We'll definitely be making Melograno a regular resource.

r
Philadelphia
129 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on a Saturday night and the place was jumping. Service was good and the food excellent. Loved the dorad, pork chop and lamb shank. The arugula salad was fine and the roasted veggies for an additional appetizer were outstanding. Love the fact that Melograno is a BYOB.

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us and everyone had a great experience. We never felt rushed, every appetizer and meal was perfection! Love this restaurant

JM
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and value.

RL
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and good service.
With a reservation well in advance we were seated about 25 minutes after our reservation time which shouldn’t happen.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent (as always). The restaurant was hosting what appeared to be a rehearsal dinner and I think that the threw off the service. It was slow and not nearly as attentive as it usually is, but I will still go back

BV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as usual was delicious. The mushroom tartuffe farfalle is always spectacular. We had the special of duck bolognese. Yummy. So we had 2 appetizers and 2 dinners and the tab was 65.00 bucks.

JT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat at this restaurant quite often. This is the place we choose to take guests when they visit Philadelphia. My family is Italian and this simply feels like home. Nothing is quite like your grandmother’s cooking but I certainly know she would approve. The food and service are consistently wonderful. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.

I
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Can’t wait to go back

AM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order anything and everything. It’s all great.

Make sure you keep room for the tiramisu. It is served in a stainless steel bowl and it is to die for! Absolutely amazing.

BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our server Nick was amazing. Everything made in house and fresh.

OT
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Selected this restaurant for a birthday celebration with friends. The food and service were great!

CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early with a baby and it was perfect for all. Lots of room at the table, great service, wonderful food and BYOB. What more can you ask for?

NB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We enjoyed our evening very much!

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant experience! Please try Fraschetta in Bryn Mawr as well.