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2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
+1 215-875-8116
17:30 - 21:45
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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place exposed kitchen, dimly lit. Noise level - I felt like I had to scream the entire night to talk. And there was no background music so it was a bit noisy. Food was great had the meatballs and beets. Fabulous ! Amatriciana pasta wasn't as authentic as I was hoping for. Wild boar ragu was delicious but a... More 

Thank cocograms
Port Townsend, Washington
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256 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to find a real Italian restaurant, not the usual American type which loads up heaps of pasta with sloppy sauce. Interesting menu, well prepared food and very knowledgeable service.

Thank Stephen C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We had a great time eating here before seeing a show at the Helium. Beet pasta with asparagus and parsnips was delicious. Salmon was served rare as requested! Wonderful truffle-egg appetizer. Gelato was boring (tasted like American ice cream) but apple cake was just grand.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for dinner with friends/family or a date night. Food is good, everyone will find a favorite. Ask about the daily specials. It's BYOB. There is parking in the area but much easier to walk or Uber. Dress is casual.

Thank Ron J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very popular and attractively decorated locally owned Italin restaurant near Rittenhouse Square. Interesting menu choices moderately priced with pleasant and efficient service. BYO

Thank Lsbtravel1
haddon heights, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of the top BYOBs in the city, service can match a liquored establishment. Great location in center city. Have been multiple times and never had a bad meal. Their restaurant week menu was impressive. If you have never been go. Bring good wine. Bringing cheap wine (ahem inexpensive) is not to be done at fine dining.

Thank David S
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

First and last time here. Service was so slow. Slow roasted pork was reheated and cold. Rest of the food was so so compared to other BYOB in Philadelphia. Too many great BYOBs to even consider returning to this sub par restaurant

Thank John G
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed Melegranos. The wait staff was very gracious and the food was delicious. A bit noisy, but I loved it and would definitely go back.

Thank Ruth G
New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I wish that I could give this a zero rating. This restaurant is the worst. The food is bad, and the waiters are super rude and incompetent. I went recently, the waiter forgot all of our order, and forgot my drink order so that I had to ask for it twice. When I gave him a 12% tip, he had... More 

Thank jinhehu
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and went here on our last night in Philly based off a recommendation from Carolyn Wyman from the Philly Food Tour I did the day before. It was the best place we ate at in all of Philly and we tried some great places. I had the gnocchi which was a special and my husband had the mushroom... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-875-8116

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?