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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#373 of 9,537 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 2633
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12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Northern California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

La Dispensa is a small and charming restaurant with earnest, attentive service. The fresh Ricotta with honey and almonds was hands down the best cheese starter of my week. Cacio e Pepe accompanied by a just-right chicory sauce was subtle and refined. My traveling companions were equally impressed with the beef, pork and fish. Presentation made common dishes special. The... More 

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Thank wanderlustSF7
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had one of my best Italian meals here. If you get to be in Rome at some point don't forget to eat here and if you're having dinner make sure to have a dessert. Just well cooked and cared for food, truly delicious.

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Thank Regina H
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal on Saturday night with great service, and beautifully presented, delicious food. A real change from traditional bistro fare. We were lucky to get a drop in table since we were early so if you are eating later I recommend booking.

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Thank Gill M
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting this restaurant twice, I can safely say that it has become my favourite dining spot not only in Rome. It is only a short walk away from Piazza del Popolo or the Vatican. If you expect truly amazing flavours in a lovely cozy setting (not filled by tourists) for a reasonable price this is the place for you.... More 

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Thank Dora T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a company of 11 people and made a reservation a week before our arriving in Rome. However we were late for the dinner Eleonora and her lovely colleague welcomed us and didn't make us to feel uncomfortable or uneasy. The food was amazing - delicious and beautiful arranged as well. We definitely would recommend La Dispensa dei Mellini.... More 

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Thank Yordanka V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We spent our last evening in Italy on this restaurant, and it couldn't have been better. Super friendly and excellent service. The food was delicious and you have to try the tiramisu.

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Thank Johannes N
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We arrived very hungry and tired and were looking for lunch... this place was near our hotel so we just walked in... what a great surprise. Excellent food, great atmosphere and lovely service.

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Thank Christine H
Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This visit took place on our first night in Italy. Our flight was delayed so we arrived at ou accommodation late. Our hosts rang ahead and the restaurant was happy to have us. We arrived and all had authentic dishes which were so tasty it was ridiculous. If ever you get the chance - do visit. Reasonably priced with charming... More 

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Thank lisbolton
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

What a great place, we ate here on our 1st night & came back for lunch on our last day. The menu is on a board & the waitress explained all the dishes in english. The food was the best we ate on our trip & the place has mostly italians eating there. all the dishes were cooked well &... More 

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Thank CirencesterTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Rome will be hard to top having visited this wonderful restaurant which serves authentic Roman cuisine at a good price. The service is excellent and the wonderful waitress navigated us through the extensive menu with ease. Well worth a visit and just across the River Tiber from the main city sights.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 2633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?