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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#167 of 8,955 Restaurants in Rome
#218 of 9,761 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
This young chef is brilliant!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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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 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Switzerland
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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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Address: Lungo Tevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 3212633
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome

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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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