Melograno

4.8
1087 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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Saucy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful. The staff was friendly and efficient the food was delicious. The rock bass special truly outstanding. Meatball appetizer also very good

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vipCRoo
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with employee shortage our waiter Alex was excellent!

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vipnancy
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for dinner on a busy Saturday evening. Luckily we had reservations. Our waiter was terrific. We started with the octopus, which was so tender, it was unbelievable. Good portion size too. My husband had the pasta with duck ragu. He enjoyed it very much. Next he had the lamb chops. He really liked them as well. I had the pasta with wild mushrooms and walnuts. It was quite a nice sized portion, and delicious. I had the leftovers for lunch today and wondered how large the dinner portion was because I had so much left over.

The place was loud, but we were able to chat with the table next to us without shouting. This is becoming our favorite neighborhood place for dinner. BYOB too!

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vipYummy
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Amazing food. Great service.

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PenelopeO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. I hadn't eaten at Melograno since before the Covid shut-down, except for a few take-out dinners. The food was as good, if not better, than it was last year.

Only negative is the noise level - isn't it almost everywhere?

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vipPedro
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice wait staff. Enjoy the menu

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phillyfoodie
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been so long! The food was even better than I remembered. Ordered one calamari and rock shrimp appetizer and had to order another. Two of us had the Fazzoletti Al Ragu. Superb! I had the marinated tuna tartare which was excellent. The branzoni entree was a winner too. The gelato made with honey was exceptional. BYOB? No problem. We brought prosecco and rose. We had an early reservation. When we left, the restaurant was packed and there was a throng waiting to get in. It was a great choice for dinner with an old friend from college and her husband. Turned into a celebration.

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vipisla88
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Attentive friendly service. Not a big menu but all good options. Everything we had was delicious. BYO is always great way to save. Friday night 8:00 table place was full. The noise level was very high.

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brooders
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted by a friendly host. 7 pm reservations sat at 7:20. Fried burrata appetizer very nice. Could have used a little arugula. Still prefer burrata not fried. Cacio e Pepe delicious and piping hot. Tatufate very earthy as expected from the wonderful mushrooms and truffle oil. Just a little too oily. Branzino was perfectly cooked and the mashed potatoes and veg were a great accompaniment. It did get quite warm half way thru dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service & food!! The truffle pasta was amazing

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vipstlfoodie
London
64 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here and found it to be a great neighborhood spot! The pastas were definitely the stars of the show, although my fish special was also very good. Loved the BYOB option!

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KristineG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Roman cuisine; a lovely find!

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Nonpareil
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as in authentic Roman (as in Rome not Cicero) cooking. Friendly attentive service. Relaxed boisterous energy from the crowd. Byob, so pick up a nice Barbaresco from the State Store on market and have a great time.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent - except for a no-no in my book and a personal peeve. NO-NO was appetizers served same time as dinner. After an otherwise delightful meal and overall experience, we left a 50% gratuity because it was deserved and everything was terrific. I guess these days a simple Thank you is asking too much. Never saw the waiter again, over an entire 2nd bottle of wine with the crowd thinning out and room half full. I'll ad the the maitre d did follow us outside and thank us, the waiter didn't feel the need. Call me old fashioned but I think it is rude to not at a minimum say Thank You.

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - this place never fails to produce a wonderful evening ! Food is amazing and the service spot on !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful dining experience!

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StephenS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took a party of 6-we were seated right away on a Friday night-Interesting menu,not your run of the mill italian restaurant-food was good and we had a great time-will definitely be back - we came from Houston,Brooklyn,and the Eastern shore,turned out to be a great choice - we loved the place

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vipsnawa
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

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vipFloan
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have the most delicious authentic food, reliably excellent service, and you feel like you are being cared for. Even though not crowded because of Covid, and maybe the hellish parking situation in Center City, they are still making an effort to bring pleasure to their patrons. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Frizzystork
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding selection
Cacio e pepe a little over seasoned
Luv BYOB option

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This Italian restaurant ran out of bread before 7:30 on a Saturday night. What?

Hostess tried to rush us out pre 90 minutes and we were a party of 6. Would likely not return due to poor service.

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Mcat
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and the servers were wonderful!

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Bella
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and avoided the inside noise. Service was great and we look forward to dining there again.

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ScottW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty good. Thought chicken Cotoletta was a bit dry. More dessert options would be welcome. Overall, pretty good

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vipBeachgirl
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Waitstaff was superlative!!! Highly recommend

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vipHappycamper1
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was very busy last night, which was fun but noisy. And service was occasionally spotty, which was not for want of enthusiasm by the staff. Perhaps understaffed in the kitchen? We also were a little uncomfortable about how densely packed the tables were given Covid. And that people were routinely walking around unmasked. The food was great, so we will go again but ask to sit outside.

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vipMarkM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, tremendous service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal all around

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KimberlyF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. I think byobs are underestimated. This place is worth carrying your own bottle.

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Handbaggirl
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant. And as a BYOB, so reasonable. I will definitely go again.

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VovanSan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice tastes, especially octopus and burrata. Pasta was a bit fluffy - probably cooked a bit longer for house made pasta to my taste. But overall nice - rare find for ones who love roman style pasta

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wolderful Italian food

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LarryK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific night at Melagrano. The food and service were excellent. It was easy to see why the restaurant was filled.

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vipJeralyn18
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The restaurant was overpriced for the amount of food you received. And the food was just all right. My side of spinach was over salted and my lamb was just OK. The service from our waitress was just Soso. Won’t be eating here again.

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vipNKapadia
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed food. Will be going back soon.

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DonRehoboth
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nearly every selection that our table tried for restaurant week was superb. Standouts included the octopus appetizer, the lamb chops with escarole, the pork chop with a peppery brandied cream sauce, and the cream caramel dessert. The waiter was very personable and knowledgeable and the service was probably despite the busyness of the restaurant.

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clarac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Gréât service and food was amazing. A little noisy but it was restaurant week so a lot of folks out.

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Neek
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem the food is phenomenal. Friendly and engaging staff. It’s my favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for restaurant week, food was amazing. Definitely will be back!

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AnthonyZ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Noise level was high.

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You can order delivery directly from Melograno using the Order Online button. Melograno also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 1087 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.