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2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
+1 215-875-8116
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pappardelle” (9 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (23 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the BYOB opportunity to bring our own wine. We were brought here by friends who had been here many times. We shared 3 appetizers. We ordered the smoked tuna tartare with canelini beans and sundried tomato. Is was off the chart spicy and the...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed dinner here. Flavors and ingredients where all on point. I tried the sardines, octopus and the pasta with wild boar ragú. Place is cozy with the right amount of light. First time in a BYOB so at the end I did miss and...More

Thank pravione
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostess is amazingly warm and attentive, but the waiter do not follow her footsteps at all; neither gracious. The food is quite delicious but served in very small portions while the dishes were not referred to as "small plates"! There are few vegetarian options and...More

1  Thank Noe12
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Three friends went to Melograno on a Saturday evening. The staff is friendly and helpful, and service was attentive, familiar with the menu and gave excellent recommendations. Three of us shared a flatbread with fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil. It was piping hot with a...More

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is very popular, and the tables quickly filled and then it was so noisy, it was difficult to have a conversation at the table. The BYOB option is nice for many. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We found the menu to be...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Food here is very good and the wait staff competent warm and professional. Plus it's a BYO so the value is excellent. We enjoyed our meat and cheese charcuterie platter and a tangy arugula salad to start. We also ordered the meatballs but I wasn't...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 15 July 2017

this is the second time I have been here but the first time on a weekend night and my head is pounding because of the unbelievable noise. I am not against the food; my first review was positive BUT i will never go there again...More

Thank animaleyedoc
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere great food and wonderful service. Waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgable with our group of 6 people. When we told him that some of the dishes were going to be shared he with out asking split the plates he was really pleasant to...More

Thank dschl
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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...More

Thank cocograms
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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
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24 October 2017|
Response from animaleyedoc | Reviewed this property |
as far as i can remember they take credit cards..dont go on the weekend ..you cant hear yourself...dr.seth koch
24 October 2016|
Response from paddler50S16 | Reviewed this property |
It is a byo
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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