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Melograno

4.8
4.8
1205 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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Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 875-8116

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gianluca Demontis

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Neighborhood

    Rittenhouse Square

  • Cross street

    20th St

  • Parking details

    There are several parking lots on the street

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Gnocchi di Semolina$14.00

    Baked semolina croquette with spinach peppers mushroom sage and pecorino

    • Insalata$13.00

      Arugula prosciutto parmigiano lemon vinaigrette

      • Polpette$13.00

        Pork meatballs over polentina tomato sauce pecorino

        • Burrata$15.00

          Bread crusted cheese heirloom tomato salad peppers gaeta fresh basil and aged balsamic

          • Tartare$16.00

            Yellowfin tuna marinated fennel, gaeta olives, capers orange glaze & chili oil

            La Pinsa

            • Melanzana$17.00

              Tomato passata fried eggplant mozzarella basil & parmigiano

              • Mortazza$17.00

                Mortadella pistachio pesto stone fruit burrata

                • Funghi e Zola$17.00

                  Forest mushrooms tomato passata gorgonzola & mozzarella

                  Primi Piatti

                  • Fazzoletti Al Ragú d'anatra$20.00

                    Hankerchief pasta braised green meadow muscovy duck ragu

                    • Tortelli alla Barbietola$20.00

                      Roasted Beets Ricotta ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce with shaved Parmigiano & Saba

                      • Cacio e Pepe$17.00

                        Tonnarelli pecorino and black pepper

                        • Tartufate$20.00

                          Forest mushroom black truffle walnuts pecorino

                          • Amatriciana$18.00

                            Bucatini cured pancetta spicy tomato sauce pecorino

                            • Granchio$21.00

                              Tonnarelli crab meat cherry tomato garlic Calabrian chili lemon crema muddica

                              Secondi Piatti

                              • Cotoletta$23.00

                                Breaded chicken breast prosciutto mozzarella arugula tomatoes

                                • Salmone$27.00

                                  Grilled verlasso salmon braised fennel carrots spring onion crispy fingerling lemon beurre blanc

                                  • Agnello$29.00

                                    Roasted double lamb chop escarole roasted shallots & spiced blueberry sauce

                                    • Lombatina di Maiale$28.00

                                      Grilled prime pork chop green peppercorn brandy sauce crispy fries

                                      • Pescato Del Giorno

                                        • MP

                                      Contorni

                                      $9 per serving

                                      • Crispy Fries

                                        • Sauted Greens

                                          • Artichoke Alla Romana

                                            Last updated: March 12, 2022

                                            What 1,205 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.8
                                            4.8 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.8Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.7Value

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                                              KimN

                                              New York Area

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing Italian food with interesting variations. Love that it’s a BYO also. Octopus is delicious and the fish special is always so good. A great place for a special occasion or just any old night dinner!

                                            2. MA

                                              MichaelA

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The Roman Artichokes were wonderful. A delicious, fun evening!

                                            3. G

                                              andrewG

                                              Atlantic City

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food. Great ambience. Friendly, attentive staff.

                                            4. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Tampa

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food. Always. One of our favourites in the Rittenhouse Square area.

                                            5. A

                                              Aimee

                                              Philadelphia

                                              83 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              83 reviews

                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Let me begin by saying when you have a front of the house person as charming as Aaron, your dining experience is off to a very good start! We had the tartar, which I’d be remiss not to order every time we dine here, the perfect marriage of flavors. As a second course, the Granachio is my new favorite pasta with its succulent crabmeat and Calabrian chili lemon crema sauce. Divine! Our third course was the fish special, red snapper, perfectly cooked, with wild ramps and mashed potatoes. We finished with tiramisu which put an exclamation point on a spectacular meal! I know there are so many new restaurants in town, and we try to experience most of them at least once, but there’s nothing that matches the comfort of a quality offering of an old favorite like Melagrano!

                                            6. D

                                              Dineswithfriends

                                              Philadelphia

                                              59 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              59 reviews

                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The manager was charming and came over to check on us often. The service very accommodating and the food attractive and delicious. Nicely diverse Italian menu. Ill be back to try other dishes.

                                            7. KS

                                              KevinS

                                              Dallas

                                              16 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing place!

                                            8. AA

                                              AlexA

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                              overall3food5service3ambience4

                                              Had reservations and we still waited 30 minutes to sit down at our table. Food was amazing though

                                            9. j

                                              jack

                                              Atlantic City

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              Took my son here. Thrilled with the food. Great spot. I like "byob" so that's an added bonus and helps keep the bill reasonable.

                                            10. RS

                                              RShea

                                              Philadelphia

                                              25 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              25 reviews

                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Awesome food, awesome place, awesome service!

                                            11. SC

                                              SCOTTD

                                              New York Area

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              There was something about the chef and the small snippet on the restaurant that we saw in Chopped that made us want to try this restaurant. We are so happy we did… the service was excellent as were his recommendations (thank you Adam). The food was delicious (Tartufate is a must) and the special visit to our table by Chef Lucas made our night! We will be back!!

                                            12. MH

                                              MaryH

                                              New York Area

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Melograno is one of favorite BYOBs in Phila. The food is sumptuous and the service superb. Keep wanting to try other BYOBs but we can never pass up a visit to Melograno's. Will be back as soon as we can!!

                                            13. SR

                                              StephanieR

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was outstanding , service was just as good. Really enjoyed our meal here and will for sure be back.

                                            14. f

                                              fussyeater

                                              Philadelphia

                                              9 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on April 27, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              All the food was tasty. The appetizers were kind of skimpy for the price.

                                            15. WL

                                              WilliamL

                                              Philadelphia

                                              46 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              46 reviews

                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Always a wonderful dinner. The service from the moment you went to the restaurant until you leave is superb.

                                            16. A

                                              Aimee

                                              Philadelphia

                                              84 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              84 reviews

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything from start to finish was wonderful! Tuna tartare is one of the best preparations we’ve ever had! Fresh, citrusy, and utterly delicious! Our server, Adam, was delightful!

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Pittsburgh

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Fabulous as always. Loved everything.

                                            18. D

                                              Deedee

                                              Philadelphia

                                              19 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              19 reviews

                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Grest experience. Excellent service

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and our server Adam was the perfect blend of friendly, attentive and knowledgeable.

                                            20. SM

                                              SMAC

                                              Tampa

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything was great, but the pasta dishes were exceptional! The Pappardelle was incredibly light and cooked perfectly.

                                            21. R

                                              Roselaw

                                              New York Area

                                              24 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              24 reviews

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              We had a lovely dinner here last night. The food was very good and the prices were a bit high but still reasonable. I'm taking off one star because the service could have been just a bit more attentive and my friend's steak wasn't cooked properly (she ordered medium but it was more like medium-rare and in parts rare). But overall a nice experience.

                                            22. BR

                                              BarryR

                                              Philadelphia

                                              11 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on April 4, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                              Food was good, well proportioned. A bit under staffed but waiter made up for this with positive energy.

                                            23. n

                                              nkbma

                                              New England

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall3food5service4ambience3

                                              I'm shocked that no one mentioned this in any of the reviews but this place is BYOB and my date and I went without knowing that. So that was a giant bummer. However, what's super weird is that they don't sell ANY beverages. If you don't bring a drink, alcoholic or not, you can only drink water. It's bizarre. I had the Amatriciana pasta dish and it was really good ($19). I appreciated that the portion wasn't disgustingly large. My date got a steak frites special ($35) and it was definitely underwhelming. The cut of meat was on the tougher side and the sear wasn't as good as one should get for a fairly steep price. So if you go, stick with the pasta. The service was very nice; it was a bit loud but c'est la vie.

                                            24. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Montreal

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              Great food and service! Definitely recommend their daily specials!

                                            25. NC

                                              NicoleC

                                              Washington DC

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              The specials were absolutely amazing!!!

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              No complaints. We ate early at 5:30. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious. The pork meatballs with polenta were outstanding. Red sauce is awesome here. Home made Pasta and sauce for the 10yo was delicious. Our other entrees, breaded chicken and seafood special, were flavorful and cooked well. Would visit again.

                                            27. f

                                              foodie1

                                              Philadelphia

                                              46 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              46 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Wonderful good and great service - all pastas homemade. Can get loud.

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                                              Vegetarian

                                              Philadelphia

                                              132 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              132 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We asked for a quiet table and got a lovely table in the window where we were relatively isolated from other diners. Our server Adam was skilled and efficient with a good sense of humor, A+. Our food was delicious. We each had vegetarian pastas, shared a huge salad, and shared a contorni of grilled artichokes (not to be missed and very seasonal). Everything was delightful. I particularly enjoy the various shapes and consistencies of their homemade pastas. Each one is always perfect to hold and accent the other ingredients of the dish. If you like beets and vegetarian entrees, don't miss the beet ravioli.

                                            29. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                              We ended up having to wait a half an hour for a table despite having a reservation, but the food was amazing and once we were seated, the waiter was very attentive.

                                            30. AM

                                              AnnM

                                              Philadelphia

                                              22 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              22 reviews

                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                              Great service and food. Need to like pasta but who doesn’t like pasta Very crowded Saturday night and NOISY. All enjoyed anyway.

                                            31. NK

                                              NKapadia

                                              Philadelphia

                                              16 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Pappardelle Tartufate is the best vegetarian dish. Also Artichoke hearts are fantastic!

                                            32. A

                                              Abcd

                                              Philadelphia

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              We went to Melograno for a quick bite to eat. It’s a BYOB which is nice. The staff were extremely friendly and the food is pretty good! Not the most amazing Italian food, but it’s good

                                            33. j

                                              jack

                                              Atlantic City

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This pace was fantastic. Food was great. Room was great. Lots of energy. Loved that it was a byob. Thrilled with the experience

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall4food3service4ambience3

                                              Lovely restaurant appetizer was good pasta dishes were a bit bland and overly cheesy. Had a nice night

                                            35. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience1

                                              Way too loud. Would never go again

                                            36. NG

                                              NikiG

                                              Philadelphia

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everything we ate was delicious and cooked perfectly!

                                            37. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              50+ age is great until about 8 30 when the loud college kids come. The college kids are nice and all....just a whole different environment. If you like normal sound levels go for a reservation no later than 6 30. But strongly recommend

                                            38. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New York Area

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              My son says it's the best pasta he's had outside of Rome. The Amatriciana and Calcio e pepe transported us. Thank you for delightful meal!

                                            39. LS

                                              LaurenS

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great! Quick service. Alec provided us with top notch service!!

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Philadelphia

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                              Despite a reservation over a week in advance, table was not ready for about 10+ minutes. When seated, hostess was noticeably annoyed—as she expressed her dissatisfaction at the table—that our 5th person was not coming and started to suggest we’d have to move. Our fifth person had hurt their ankle at last minute and called us. Life happens. We stayed at the table, not for our benefit but more because she appeared to not want to deal with it. So loud the waitress couldn’t hear some of our order and there were some minor mistakes. I imagine on a quieter evening, the staff isn’t as frazzled and the experience is more pleasant. Still a nice night overall, just not relaxing.

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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 1205 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 25 times today

                                            Order delivery or takeout

                                            Delivery

                                            • Order online
                                            • Logo image for Uber Eats
                                            Google Map for Melograno

                                            2012 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19103

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              20th St

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Rittenhouse Square

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress code

                                              Business Casual

                                            • Parking details

                                              There are several parking lots on the street

                                            • Payment options

                                              MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Gianluca Demontis

                                            • Additional

                                              BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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