Melograno

4.8
1123 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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SheetalS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal - definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to in the Rittenhouse area. They have a great selection of vegetarian starters and entrees - highly recommend the burrata starter, funghi pizza, and butternut squash tortelli.

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place is spot on!

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Excellent food. Did not realize it was Restaurant Week when we went. Would have ordered from the regular menu, except almost everything we wanted to order was available on the Restaurant Week menu. And the food was incredible. As was the service, with a special nod to the maitre d'.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Octopus was out of this world, lamb was so so.

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JosephB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent BYOB Italian, this was my first time dining here & I will return!

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MarcN
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was excellent . Biggest surprise was the tiramisu...Different level and a must order .

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YvonneW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, excellent service. Great restaurant week menu

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terryB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal during Restaurant Week in Philly. Great selection and delicious! Thanks for a great Friday night in the city.

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JaniceD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing and quick. The manager did a wonderful job checking up on us. I was very happy we went there.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abbey is the best!

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JessT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Went for restaurant week so it was affordable.

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LucetteF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, have been going to Melograno's various times over last 10 years. Recent experience was during Restaurant Week. By far- one of the best "Restaurant Week" experiences. Delicious, healthy portions, & an abundant selection for 1st & 2nd course. Highly Recommend!! Buon Appetit!

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nancy
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We came here for dinner during restaurant week. We had bought dessert earlier in the day, so we ordered off of the regular menu. I had the arugula salad to start - delicious. I had the mushroom and walnut truffle pasta(as always). It was heavenly. My husband had the mushroom pinsa (pizza) to start and loved it. He ordered the salmon for his entree. He thought it was dry, but we switched entrees mid meal, and I thought it was fine. Loved the veggies.

Our waiter was terrific. Sorry I cannot remember his name. The person in the front of the house was as pleasant as always. We are right around the corner, so we will be back again soon.

The place was packed and a little too loud, but I was glad to see everyone out enjoying themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is consistently great. I especially appreciate the professionalism and kindness. I will continue to frequent and recommend it highly to others. Bring your own bottle or 2 and enjoy!!

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vipBPat
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely BYO! The Tartufate, mushroom pasta, is amazing. Great to be back. Melograno never disappoints.

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JanetC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely wonderful dining experience. The food was superb! Pork meatballs on polenta, perfect cold-weather comfort food. Papperdelle with truffle sauce and walnuts was sublime. My companion had the Artichoke Alla Romana and said it was one of the best things she'd ever tasted. Creme caramel for dessert, with a small cluster of fresh berries and a drizzle of sauce. It was a meal to write home about! And our server couldn't have been nicer or more considerate. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I tried Melograno out for the first time and it was delicious. All the food was wonderful, the service was great, we felt safe in a Covid-world dining here…I could go on and on. Parking was surprisingly very easy to find, which was shocking being so close to Rittenhouse. Go check this place out!

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vipStephenF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two pasta dishes were excellent. The tiramisu was wonderful. The service was excellent.

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ChelseaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly greetings, excellent food, and an awesome waitress made our girls night a great one! Looking forward to another dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Melograno was on NYE, and we will definitely be back! Great food in a nice, yet comfortable environment.

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AnitaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent choice for early New Year’s Eve dinner.

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viproadwarrior
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite BYO’s in the city! The food, staff and atmosphere are just outstanding!

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vipSteve
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner here. Food was outstanding! We will definitely be coming back.

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vipGeorgeK
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best restaurant in Philadelphia. BYOB is great also. Menu has everything you would like !!! Service is impeccable. Owner is always there and is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mmm good, perfect dinner

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terris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We discovered Melograno unexpectedly after seeing a show and it was phenomenal! Delicious, beyond the expected Italian dishes- the pasta and fresh fish specials were outstanding. We shared tiramisu dessert that was to die for- we'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Service was great. Tables are a little tight, and the noise level was little loud, but not overbearing. BYOB is always a plus too. Definitely coming back but with a group this time

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hlei
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Good value for the money. To noisy

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vipHank
Wilmington
133 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent local restaurant with friendly professional staff and affordable food. BYOB saves you money. Octopus starter was tasty. Pasta with duck 🦆 ragu very nice. Salmon entree was nice. Great place near Rittenhouse Square.

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had a crab pasta which was okay. My dining companion, however, had a chicken dish which came cooked a little too much. After we told the manager, he said we could get free desserts. The manager didn't communicate to the waiter, however, the waiter accommodated our request. We may try again.

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Angkeo
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, layers of flavors and perfect portions. Nice BYOB in Rittenhouse area.

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BonnieB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We feel lucky to have eaten at Melograno. Alec was awesome and steered us around the menu. The pizza was out of this world- we ate one for an "appetizer"!
Arugula, burrata, fish, and steak- excellent!

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vipthomasb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting little BYOB place. We split a homemade pasta app that was terrific. Light cream sauce. pesto, sweet sausage and mushrooms. wife had salmon, it was good but couldn't say it was special. came with a few vegetables..mostly carrots. Had the pork chop. It had a light cream sauce and french fries. A bit salty for my taste, and Id rate it better than average but not stellar. Tried tiramisu which was a bit odd if you are used to it from North Jersey/NY. It almost all cream. The pistachio ice cream however was terrific. Service- Dave- was solid. Would try again, prob. stick with the pasta as main course.

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DavidF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful in every way -- the best BYOB in Philly, and one of the best restaurants period.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great space for families, friends, small happy groups! Food and service were excellent and timing was great. Go early in the evening.

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vipSaucy
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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
28 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with employee shortage our waiter Alex was excellent!

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vipKarenB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised to find the Melagrano was a BYOB. Fortunately, we had two bottles of wine in our car - a quick run back to get them and we were set. We had a hard time deciding - the menu was filled with dishes we wanted to try. Very creative combinations. We absolutely loved the autumn salad and both pasta dishes we tried. The service was attentive and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

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nancy
Philadelphia
22 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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Melograno is rated 4.8 stars by 1123 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.