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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#226 of 9,135 Restaurants in Rome
#290 of 9,935 Places to Eat in Rome
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Lungo Tevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3212633
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Imaginative and wonderful food

Our hotel recommended La Dispensa. The menu was so impressive and well explained by the charming staff. We had the Carpaccio de Pesce Spada (Swordfish) all beautifully presented with a Roman Gazpacho. The gnocci vongole with asparagus and zucchini flower was wonderful as was the Loin of Pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Our hotel recommended La Dispensa. The menu was so impressive and well explained by the charming staff. We had the Carpaccio de Pesce Spada (Swordfish) all beautifully presented with a Roman Gazpacho. The gnocci vongole with asparagus and zucchini flower was wonderful as was the Loin of Pork with Marsala sauce . Our first night in Rome and couldn't have... More 

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Terrebonne, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I found this place on tripadvisor while searching for a restaurant near the apartment I rented in Rome. We almost walked right by it as the lights were off an no one was inside. I learned that Romans have dinner after 9pm and it was only 7:30. We were warmly greeted and were the only ones there got a while.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We read about this little place on TripAdvisor and decided to give it a go. Wow are we happy that we did! Really nice waitress, both cute, kind and helpfull in every way. Food is great and a bit unique. Wine was at a good value, tasted very good for the price. Its a bit small, a lot of locals... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went to La Dispensa in 2009 after going to a wine class earlier that evening. The menu was on a chalk board however the waiter did an amazing job explaining what everything was in English. The food was amazing and the staff was equally amazing. I'm happy to say that I will be returning to Rome in a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Vegetable tempura was wonderfully crispy. Two fish dishes were cooked and flavoured very well. Dessert had us fighting to see who would get the bigger half. And the relatively cheap white wine didn't taste like cheap white wine. Place and waitresses were charming. All the dishes I smelled and saw delivered to surrounding tables, I wanted.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The clam gnocchi with zucchini flowers is to die for. I love clams but this was off the chart delicious with just a kick of black pepper spiciness. Divine. Everything was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Go here!

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

No english on the menu but they will read it to you. The food great! The service fantastic. Very friendly!

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Atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The food service and atomsphere is great. It's very laid back, the menu is new frequently (daily?) and it's small. I would guess about 10 tables. We ate there in 2013 and 2015 and I can say it was very consistent. I will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We have just finished dinner here, on our first night in Rome. We read the reviews and it was close by so we decided to visit. Well what a wonderful little place. The staff were friendly and accommodated our every need even fitting us in when fully booked. Beautiful food, lovely venue. Proper traditional Italian fare. Would highly recommend.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Thats a small and cozy restaurant, with a fantastic food !!! Me and my wife are food lovers (and love to cook to)and we were very pleased with what we have found. Fair (cheep) prices, elegant decoretion (not pretencious)mede that choice one of our best EVER !

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  • Address: Lungo Tevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3212633

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