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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
96 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
16 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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BarryV
Philadelphia
4 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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vipKristinaP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, went for restaurant week and they had a wonderful selection. So nice to eat outside on a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Hostess/waiter was so friendly and kind!!!

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MarcelP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I really enjoy Italian restaurants; the ambience, the music, and the people all make these types of environments fantastic. There was a great environment and feel but the waiters weren’t polite. They ignored my table when we had questions and acted as if we should leave. The food was also sub par. I went for philly food week and the FOOD WAS SUB PAR. I expected more from their “signature truffle pasta dish” but it was not good.

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vipDiner22
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience dining outdoors during Restaurant Week. The food is phenomenal, and the staff are very professional. We look forward to going back soon.

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vipTommy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding, and the servers very friendly and attentive.
An excellent tradition!

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PhilS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talented kitchen staff, excellent ingredients, compelling specials and responsive service all come together to make the Melograno experience well worth repeating!

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vipLyndsey
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always great and never a disappointment. Authentic food and quick service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, wait staff is great and the chef was a doll!
Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went back to Melograno because we had our first date there over 5 years ago. Food was delicious! Chef Christian was very accommodating and thrilled to share his expertise with us. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great dining experience! The food was amazing and is now one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. The staff was also great and super welcoming!

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vipRobC
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, I’d try this place again. Liked that it was a BYOB, did a good job at outside seating. Only negative is that both of us asked for the fish to be a little undercooked, and it wasn’t.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Melograno has always been my absolute favorite Italian BYO in the city. This past Saturday I was disappointed. I understand COVID has changed a lot of things for the restaurant industry, and it's hard to deliver incredible service when servers are probably fearing for their lives. With that said, the service wasn't bad, but it wasn't incredible either. The food was not bad. But I don't go to Melograno for not bad, I go for great food, service, and presentation. I will go back one more time in a few months hoping this is just a result of the COVID situation, and I really hope they are incredible again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had an OK experience at Melograno. Obviously everything is a bit of a struggle with covid, but I’m glad they’re able to do business. We were sat on an isolated table relatively far from the restaurant, located in front of the metal shutter of a comic book store, so we lost some of the ambiance of other guests.

The food was fine, but they had run out of pizza dough (at 7pm!) so we had to go for plan B.

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MichaelaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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JodyL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to get back to Philly so I can come back for another meal.

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AlexM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place off the beat and path of Philadelphia. Food is A+

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for an Italian food lover.

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vipredram
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grilled salmon was excellent and a large portion. The pasta special was quite unique (calamari and pistachios). Nice that it is a BYOB. Try the bronzino too.

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FredP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers, dinner and desserts were very tasty. Very nice restaurant.

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vipSomeguyfromPhilly
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite 'go to' neighborhood restaurants in Center City. Authentic Roman cuisine, freshly and expertly prepared. The Pinsas are an ancient Roman take on pizza and are not to be missed. And the service is always attentive without being fawning. Just one of the friendliest and reliable dining experiences in Center City.

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vipTbird
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This was my 2nd time here and I'm not sure I will be back. It's unfortunate too because my issues are somewhat out of the hands of the restuarant. There a lot of rude people who eat here. I think that's the BYOB calling. The restaurant is also incredibly loud. It's small and tables are close together but the other diners make it very difficult to hear. Both times we dined here it felt like the loudest bunch of people jammed into one space at one time. This time, the table next to us was actually yelling to one another. This restuarant also takes very large parties all night. Tables of 8, 12, and larger. The host asked us to move so they could accommodate a table of 14 who was angrily waiting for us to leave (we still had dinner in front of us) so they could sit. They decided to hover around us and have a photo shoot while we finished eating. We were offered free dessert to move. I felt bad for the host (they were clearly young and didn't have patience for anything but Instagram) but we were seated 15 minutes past our reservation time and this is kind of what happened sometimes. I don't think we will go back.

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vipJoeT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in until the time we got the final check, everything was perfect. The service was even better than the perfect meal.

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vipDIneoutoften
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious! We keep coming back!

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roseanned
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved the vibe in this place. Only complaint would be the noise level. Good and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipBarryV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were ecstatic to sit at Melogranos for Valentines Day, expecting a delicious dinner and warming service. We learned not to expect anything. A week prior to arrival, we made reservations for 9:30pm. Upon arrival, we stood near the cold door waiting for almost 45 minutes for the table we had reserved for 9:30. Reserved. The hostess said it would be only a couple minutes and nothing else, for 45 minutes. Rough start Melograno. We understand it’s Valentines Day and busy, but one doesn’t wait 45 minutes for a RESERVATION. Anyways...

The restaurant crammed too many tables into the space. Once finally seated, we were practically on top of the couple next to us. We were also disappointed that no one acknowledged how late we were seated. Everything continued as normal.

Our server was friendly and made good recommendations. The food was very good and came out in a timely manner despite how busy it was.

We would try it again but hope for better service next time.

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Halk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, reasonably priced. Great service. Will return.

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DelanoB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. The entire experience was great and the food was well priced. I love BYOB places and thins was one of my favorites in Philly.

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DevW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be going back to Melograno. I have already recommended to all my co-workers today. Food was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. Love that it is BYOB.

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vipsushihound
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Server was very helpful with recommendations. Tieramisu was particularly good and I would not have chosen it except on the recommendation of the waiter. He was right, it was special!

FAQs

Melograno does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Melograno is rated 4.7 stars by 935 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.