Melograno

4.8
1048 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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Neek
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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AnthonyZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Noise level was high.

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Juls
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, wonderful ambience

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Lonnie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant week and will definitely go back. There were four of us. Everything was delicious. Standouts were the pork chops and lamb chops. We sat outside because…Covid. The inside was packed. Evidently others are less cautious. The outdoor setup was sparse compared to other restaurants in the area. But we were accommodated.

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JTNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visited for a pre-concert dinner during restaurant week. We went close to opening so it was not yet busy but pretty full by the time we left. We were very happy with the amount of options to choose from for each course. We settled on the gnocchi di semolina and burrata for the first course. Both were delicious. We both had the Tartufate for our second course because it sounded so good (who can pass on pasta and truffles?!). It smelled and tasted amazing and the portion was so large I was unable to finish it (even though I wanted to)! Dessert was simple but tasty and was a perfect ending to a satisfying meal. BYOB is the icing on the cake.

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AnnaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did a girl's dinner here during restaurant week and had a fabulous time! We tried most things offered on the menu- the food was all great! We will definitely return.

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NJvisitor
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Creative diverse menu, BYOB a nice option, appreciate the numerous selections available for Restaurant Week

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing!

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HarrisR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was apolgetic for a delay in seating. Very busy due to restaurant week. Courses were excellent (ran out of tiramisu sadly) . A great italian restaurant that you can trust to provide delicious food and experience

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Pixie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious! It’s been years since I’ve eaten at Melagrano’s. It was just as good as I remembered.
Thank you for a lovely dinner and evening!

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LouisC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was fantastic from the host to the service and most importantly the food

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VeronicaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s BYOB! I missed that when booking and didn’t not come prepared. Good thing there’s a wine store a few blocks away. Food was excellent. It was busy and I think they are understaffed. It was also louder than I expected, I think because they were so busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great evening at Melograno! The staff is always so attentive, despite them being short-staffed on a busy Friday night. The homemade pasta (Amatriciana) was out of this world, my husband said the best he’s had outside of Italy. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Philly.

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vipredram
Philadelphia
149 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This BYOB always has excellent and inventive cuisine. Their burrata is superb as well as the Pinsas. Love the idea that I can bring my own wine.

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vipGloria
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. Decor is lovely (dark wood, soft lighting). Service is excellent. The menu has a good choice, without being excessively long or too short. And prices are very reasonable. Being a BYOB is hugely attractive because it makes it possible to dine there often.

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Deee
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Top notch flavor

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vipantonioc
Caribbean
72 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good italian food. Classic dishes not found at any regular italian. A bit loud for my taste but the food was so good I will definitely come back. Be aware that it’s byob so plan ahead.

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vipBeachgirl
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn't dined at Melagrano in a few years and decided to revisit. What a wonderful meal we had! Delicious food and our server was exceptional. ill return soon.

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Carl
Singapore
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience overall. great service and delicious food

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PACO
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante de barrio en todos los sentidos!

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vipElizabethV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipJerryB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding and imaginative food. It is BYOB, which makes it a particularly good value. It is a very busy place—a testament to its value and popularity—but not a place for quiet conversation.

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vipLynW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance

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DiZz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great as well as the service most of the night. However at the end of the night the manager literally came over to our table and said he had a line out the door and asked us to go. We had just signed the check and my mom was still drinking her coffee. The rest of the night was great but this was so off putting. They need to manage their reservations better instead of asking people to leave while still finishing their dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The best Italian deserts I’ve had.

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MJH208
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast! Food was awesome. Highly recommend

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Sarvaturi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice dinner.Nick and other servers very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Aaron, our waiter for the night, as well as other waiters, is always so friendly and helpful with the meal choices!

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vipKateb
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Everything was delicious as always

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vipDeniseM
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic dinner on Sunday evening.
Our server Adam was knowledgeable and professional.
The burrata salad was great.
Pasta with Mushrooms and walnuts were fantastic
And entrees of pork chop and bronzino were excellent. Thank you!!!

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MichaelP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We order a ton of food and all of it was fantastic. The pork chop and the octopus were particularly impressive.

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MAC921
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was wonderful. We had an earlier than typical dinner reservation because we had tickets for a comedy show later tonight, so there were plenty of open tables on an early Thursday night. The food was very very good. We were happy with the experience all around, and would definitely go back👍🏻

👍🏻👍🏻great job. As a couple with 4 children under 13 years old, we don't get out much. We had a very pleasant experience and enjoyed ourselves very much. We would definitely return and suggest it to other couples seeking the same..

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JamesS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I used to go to Melograno at its original location almost 15 years ago and were excited to see the new location on a recent visit. I ordered as many dishes as possible and was so impressed with everything, especially the peppercorn pork chop, the burrata, and the polpette. And the service was as great as we remember back in the day. And we got the bill and were stunned at how little it all cost - such great value.

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Slix
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was truly amazing. From the starting table bread to the dessert, each course got better. It was packed and a little noisy, but we didn’t mind. Service was just good, but I’m sure the business impacted our server’s ability to give us her full attention.

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vipAbeC
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite of mine. Yummy food and excellent service.

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FernandoD
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The place was well set. Very clean. Got there and gave us a very nice table. The problem was that since we sat down they wanted to get rid of us. They tried for us to order quickly but I told her we wanted some appetizers first. She asked If we wanted to also order the main course right away.
We ordered, dine and asked for deserts. They were brought and the check almost at the same time. We did not ordered the check. We just opened a bottle of wine before ordering deserts. Some of the guests wanted coffee, so we asked for it. Since the deserts were amazing, we had one more. They took the check away and brought it with the coffee. We had to almost swallowed the bottle of good wine.
In summary, the food was really good but the service, we felt unwanted.

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Billius
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and nice atmosphere and service. The pasta was cooked to perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Adam was outstanding. Timing of food coming out was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was drawn by the favorable reviews. The food did not disappoint. We started with a pizza that had peaches and pesto at the recommendation of our server. I was a little skeptical but it was a definite winner. Then we decided to try the pork chop with green peppercorn sauce and split the simple pasta with Romano and black pepper. The pork chop was cooked perfectly and the peppercorn sauce was amazing. I learned not to discount simple pasta dishes and this is certainly no exception. It was fabulous. Next time I am in Philly, this will be a priority stop. I highly recommend it. It is BYOB.

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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 1048 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.