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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#175 of 8,609 Restaurants in Rome
#229 of 9,378 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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Wonderful food lovely atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We found this restaurant online and thought to try it based on the reviews. This place is such a lovely little find! The restaurant has a nice rustic feel, is cosy and was mostly filled by locals when we visited. A nice sign is; the menu is all in Italian. Service was pleasant and the mozzarella as part of the... More 

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Pokhara, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The atmosphere in the restaurant is very romantic, the menu is in Italian but the nice staff translated it to English and explained everything. I had the pesto pistachio pasta which was superb!! Intersting menu and great dishes. We had a realy great time! Will surely come back next time in Rome.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the tiny La Dispensa without a reservation a few minutes before eight on a Tuesday evening. The restaurant was empty and we were given a table - within minutes the place was full! The lighting was subdued, with jazz playing in the background and retro decor. The Italian menu was explained to us by a friendly, efficient... More 

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Brussel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My review will not be very much different from the others here. This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been in. Typical Italian food, not the pizza and spaghetti stuff. Very cosy interior, very friendly staff, the house wine is simply good and affordable. Everything is really super okay. We were very sorry to find out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had a fabulous dinner here! Loved everything from the ambience to the jazz music and lighting! Both the salads that we ordered were fantastic! The mains of seared tuna and steak were amazing as well. Compliments to the chef! Menu is all in Italian, but the very sweet waitress helps with that. Would definetly go back and recommned!

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Bisbee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I cant really add to the other reviews, cute restaurant and nice staff. An excellent chef who seems to be a rising star. The seared tuna plate and the oxtail ragu fettuccine were great. This is really a non touristy "dispensa". Remember tipping is optional as for most waiters this is their career choice ,a small tip?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went here two times because it was close to our accommodation. One night we only had some wine, they have some good selections at 16-20 EUR a bottle. The service was nice and the place wasn't crowded (went in a Monday, at about 10 PM). Liked the service and the jazz music playing in the background. We also asked for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a wonderful small restaurant. Very nice waitress, translated all the meals, written in Italian on a Board. I was the only tourist there, all others where locals. Fantastic food, well prepared and the best Tiramisu , i have ever eaten

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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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