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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Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The welcome was very warm, and service - by Antonio - could not have been friendlier or more professional. Appetizers and main dishes were delicious, and desserts absolutely outstanding, especially the creme brulee. We'll definitely be making Melograno a regular resource.

r
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on a Saturday night and the place was jumping. Service was good and the food excellent. Loved the dorad, pork chop and lamb shank. The arugula salad was fine and the roasted veggies for an additional appetizer were outstanding. Love the fact that Melograno is a BYOB.

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 6 of us and everyone had a great experience. We never felt rushed, every appetizer and meal was perfection! Love this restaurant

JM
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and value.

RL
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious and good service.
With a reservation well in advance we were seated about 25 minutes after our reservation time which shouldn’t happen.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent (as always). The restaurant was hosting what appeared to be a rehearsal dinner and I think that the threw off the service. It was slow and not nearly as attentive as it usually is, but I will still go back

BV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything as usual was delicious. The mushroom tartuffe farfalle is always spectacular. We had the special of duck bolognese. Yummy. So we had 2 appetizers and 2 dinners and the tab was 65.00 bucks.

JT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat at this restaurant quite often. This is the place we choose to take guests when they visit Philadelphia. My family is Italian and this simply feels like home. Nothing is quite like your grandmother’s cooking but I certainly know she would approve. The food and service are consistently wonderful. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant.

I
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Can’t wait to go back

AM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Order anything and everything. It’s all great.

Make sure you keep room for the tiramisu. It is served in a stainless steel bowl and it is to die for! Absolutely amazing.

BR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Our server Nick was amazing. Everything made in house and fresh.

OT
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Selected this restaurant for a birthday celebration with friends. The food and service were great!

CT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early with a baby and it was perfect for all. Lots of room at the table, great service, wonderful food and BYOB. What more can you ask for?

NB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We enjoyed our evening very much!

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant experience! Please try Fraschetta in Bryn Mawr as well.

j
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were awesome could not have been better

C
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Uninspired service

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eccezionale! Everything delicious! The truffled papardelle will bring me back! The octopus was made perfectly. The lamb, polenta, and spinach were beautifully flavorful. The panna cotta with sambuca was so perfectly light and balanced. Such an expert touch to the food. I can't tell you what a beautiful night it was. Splendid!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food is very good-especially the pasta dishes and mussels. Madamioslle had the risotto and shrimp and is was good but a little flat tasting. Always too noisy and seems like on this Sat, they they overbooked. We waited 20 min after our reservation time to be seated.(other diners were waiting for their reservations as well) and the waitstaff seemed distracted and overwhelmed.

f
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There were six of us, all ordering something different. Food came reasonably promptly and was delicious.
My pleasure in the evening was really reduced by the noise level in the restaurant. Tables are close together; there is nothing to absorb or soften sound and it was hard to hear across the table. There is also no place to stand or sit while waiting for a reservation. We waited quite a while, dodging waiters and other patrons.

LK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Needed to eat and leave within an hour. Enjoyed the food, which was excellent. The service was terrific.
We were able to get to our commitment on time. Great experience.

h
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food but noise level is deafening - don’t go if you’re trying to catch up with friends- can’t hear each other!!

PM
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. For starters we had the mussels and octopus. Octopus portion size was on the small side but delicious. The mussels are excellent along with the broth. For dinner we both had the wild mushroom with truffle oil pasta. This is our go to, and IMO one of best items on the menu. Overall a great experience and looking forward to going back in the near future.

ML
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and really enjoyed our dinner

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

g
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overhyped place with regular Italian food ...

j
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

MM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dinners were excellent for everyone and service was very good

SQ
Philadelphia
545 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Waiter was unprofessional and petty. Not the first time.

m
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

VT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

LG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been several times and its always very good

PB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

p
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.