Melograno

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$30 and under
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We really enjoyed the food items on the regular menu. However we ordered two entree specials which were mediocre and overpriced. Nice that the restaurant called to advise that they are BYOB

O
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, esp killer gnocchi. Service was excellent and lovely ambiance. Very enjoyable.

g
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently great! Very social BYO right near home... off nights are non-existent here..great value!

MH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overhyped place with regular Italian food ...

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The dinners were excellent for everyone and service was very good

j
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the calamari which was really good, not the typical breaded and fried. We also got 2 pasta dishes that were excellent. The pasta is made fresh eveyday

SQ
Philadelphia
537 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We each enjoyed salad and small plate, just the right amount of food. Everything was delicious. Servers were pleasant and helpful. Window table away from noise was a great spot.

J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Waiter was unprofessional and petty. Not the first time.

m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant week: good value for three course dinner. Food and service was great!

VT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant - food was excellent, friendly servers, and able to have a conversation and be heard

TP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best BYOB restaurant in Philly, I was really amazed by how delicious the food is here.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

LG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been several times and its always very good

PB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent dinner at this wonderful Center City Italian restaurant. This is one of 3 Philadelphia area BYOBs owned by this creative chef and restauranteur couple, and all are fabulous and have become our favorites!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent the service was great I will becoming back .

p
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous, original food. Everything I ate was outstanding-- crepe, wild boar, desserts. I also tasted meals others had and wonderful food. Only complaint was that my birthday wasn't acknowledged when I came in--only when dessert served to other guests and I shared their fabulous desserts.

My friend left wine in car so she had to go back to get it and that slowed things up, but that was her fault, not restaurant's.

B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had some great food. Best pork chop ever. Calamari was a delicious appie. Tiramisu was just excellent. BYOB is a big plus.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistantly good food and service. The atmosphere is congenial and staff pleasant without being overly chatty.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and everything was delicious! Service was great!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, delicious super reasonably priced and wonderful friendly service and environment!

WL
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at the restaurant. The manager was very friendly and generous, comping our desserts because we had to wait quite a while for a table after our reservation time. The food was very tasty, and I’m sure would have paired well with wine if we (out-of-towners) had realized that it was a BYOB establishment. The only ding on the evening was trying to get wait staff attention (e.g., being served the appetizer but not provided with utensils until we could finally flag someone down 5-10 minutes after the food arrived). However, if I lived in Philadelphia I would definitely go back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - will be back.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service, nice atmosphere! Highly recommend.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My only feedback is that it should be clear it is a BYOB before you sit down (maybe at reservation phase).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. BYOB is always great.

m
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was not quite as good as we’ve had before. Octopus had a slightly unpleasant slimy mouth feel and the shrimp risotto was a tad underdone with a mildly dull taste profile. The gnocchi on a cream sauce were great and saved the meal. The ambiance and service were outstanding. We will be back, but will probably stick to the mussels and pasta.

DI
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious food. Always friendly, attentive, and courteous service. We look forward to dining at Melograno every few weeks.

S
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, decent pricing, delicious good, and great atmosphere! New favorite restaurant!

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff, the food was great for the price. The BYO aspect made it even better!

BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful, very friendly and courteous. Food was delicious, and very reasonably priced.

G
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Melograno has remained popular because of the excellent food and excellent value. As it is a BYOB, one can have a very good dinner at a very good price. Our service was outstanding, truly a professional (in Philadelphia, unfortunately, this is rare). Our only complaint -- it is very noisy. "Energetic" on the rating sheet is a ridiculous euphemism. Looking around, I could see no sound absorbing panel -- in this day and age, it is annoying when a restaurant is oblivious to extremely high noise levels. Having lively tables of six where women are shrieking to each other to be heard does not mean it's a great restaurant. Melograno is sufficiently large that it could try to have more quiet areas -- it doesn't even try (we requested a quiet table).

DB
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My party of three all had outstanding food. It is always outstanding and the BYOB feature is a nice add-on.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. The food was immaculate, the service was excellent, and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for amazing Italian cuisine.

LU
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food seems to be authentic always a good crowd and nice vibe extremely noisy

SS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good homemade pasta and great food. Good value too

DN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious and portions were enough. It seemed like they were short staffed for a Saturday night but overall it was pleasant, friendly, and we were not in a rush. BYO that takes cards is also nice

BC
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinning experience, food was delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Wonderful staff who is always welcoming, courteous, professional and some of the best in the business. Bravi a tutti.

SP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the most solid BYOB experienced in the city. Genuine Roman style Italian food with a stable menu of "go tos" and a rotating list of creative specials. Ask for Antonio - one of the best servers in the city.

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a trip and passing through Philadelphia. We were really happy we found this restaurant. The food was as good as restaurants we have enjoyed in Italy.

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