Melograno

4.7
966 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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Kwan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food we got was amazing! I just couldn't believe how good it was. Definitely recommend the Lombatina di Maiale. Really beautiful place too. One thing I noticed as soon as we walked in, though, is that the restaurant is really loud. But I stopped noticing after a while. And never had to ask my date to repeat anything. It just has bad acoustics so nothing they can do. I do indeed recommend this place!

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PatrickW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good although the rack of lamb was cooked closer to well-done than what it should have been......medium rare would have been correct. Showed to waiter and he agreed it was overdone and he said he told the chef but although we expected perhaps a comp desert or something, nothing was offered or given. I was hungry and ate every bite because I didn't want to hold up my friend's fish meal (it would have taken 10 minutes for a replacement rack) but still......the restaurant should have done something nice for us. Otherwise all was fine.

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Waide
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with my partner and mother for an early Saturday dinner and the service from the minute we walked in through the front door was very professional and friendly. The dinner was excellent and everything was what we absolutely needed and were given in spades. We were thinking about returning before we even got up to leave.

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JuanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service team was very welcoming. Food was great.

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Fig1047
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a reservation for 830 but still had to wait until 9 to be seated. Lots of apologies for the wait. I thought the service was a little slow since by that time the place thinned out and there weren't too many other diners. But the Pasta was good and very reasonably priced.

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JoAnnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Melogrando, the food was absolutely fabulous and we so enjoyed the attention the staff gives to each and every diner.

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vipAteItAll
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Perfectly acceptable. Octopus was particulary tasty, nice presentation. Other dishes were fine but unremarkable. Arancini had great texture but was missing depth of flavor. The fish entree was nice but sure seemed like an appetizer-sized serving.

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JoeM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We’ve been going for years but no more. Fish was poorly cooked and pasta dish was so small it was like an appetizer portion. Both dishes were not worth the price we paid. We were very disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was the first of the day and we had the restaurant to ourselves. Service and food were spectacular.

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vipGPhilly
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! Excellent menu and service.

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Ruse
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, probably the best BYOB in Rittenhouse that we've been to; thank you, we shall be back!

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. A delicious and memorable dinner. Consistency is a hallmark of this restaurant.

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vipShannon
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu additions are delicious! Great service as always. So happy to see they’ve reopened again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Melograno! Food was incredible, vibe is chill and stylish, staff are great.

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ChrissyH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Our server was so great- helpful and friendly and the food was phenomenal! Can't wait to come back soon. Love that they are a BYOB as well.

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vipJaniceM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see them reopen. Had the tuna cerviche, the gnocchi special and the chicken breast. All wonderful.

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BillL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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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
37 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
13 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
8 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
105 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
17 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
7 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

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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 4.7 stars by 966 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.