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Il Melarancio

#1,384 of 8,589 Restaurants in Rome
#1,651 of 9,347 Places to Eat in Rome
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Campo Marzio
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Via del Vantaggio 43 | Via Del Vantaggio 43, 00186 Rome, Italy
+39 06 320 2200
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Meal - Excellent Service

While in Rome, we stayed in an apartment just around the corner from this restaurant. On our first night, we tried another close by restaurant which was recommended to us by our landlord, and we found it not to our liking. On the second night, we tried the Melarancio, which was across the alley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unfortunately food is average. Looks nice so we expected a little bit more. We had risotto with salmon which was ok but classic roman pasta Gricio and it's pasta with a bacon crackling. It was only 10€ so can't complain however was expecting bacon not crackling

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

On our first evening in Rome we found this restaurant and just went for it. Bit of a mistake, the service wasn't great everyone was a bit slow and grumpy other than one waiter who was on the ball. The food was average but cheap. I wouldn't go back. We suspect the lasagne was microwaved to heat up as it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Listened to our dietary needs, and complied with them. However, my wife's steak was overcooked. Overall, our meal seemed expensive (but it is a long time since we ate in Rome). Two starters to recommend: baby octopus stew and vegetable souffles with cheese sauce, two ho-hum main courses: overcooked steak, and reasonable scaloppine of veal with porcini, carrots and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Just go here if you want to enjoy great food and nice people. We found this place by accident because it is a bit hidden. Worthwhile to visit. Fabricio is the best waiter in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Upon arriving to Rome, I booked several highly rated restaurants for dinner. After a long day at the Colosseum and shopping, I wanted to stay close to our hotel and wandered into Mealarancio by chance. I am so glad I did, as dinner here became my favorite in Rome. To start, we ordered a bottle of Brunello which we enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Fantastic restaurant off the beaten track in Rome....hidden in up a wee lane a chance passing by had us stopped in our tracks to sample...I had the shrimp and Apple risotto...one of the best meals I've ever had...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stopped there for a quick lunch. The food was good but not amazing, people were nice but service was a little slow. We ordered fried baby calamy for starter, which i recommend, the gnocci were good but the mushroom risoto very average. We paid 44€ for a shared starter and one pasta course each, drinking only water. Bottom line... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

we enjoyed our meal there, but there's better food to be had in rome. the service was good, food was very good, but the location is not great. if this place was in another country it would get a 4, but considering the other options in rome, it gets a 3.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

While in Rome, we stayed in an apartment just around the corner from this restaurant. On our first night, we tried another close by restaurant which was recommended to us by our landlord, and we found it not to our liking. On the second night, we tried the Melarancio, which was across the alley from where we had our morning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant just because it is located within walking distance from our hotel. I confirm most of the other reviews said. The prices were high, which might be standard in the area, while the food was only "acceptable". Some of the waitresses were sitting at table close to us, smoking, checking their smart-phone, and even eating (!)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via del Vantaggio 43 | Via Del Vantaggio 43, 00186 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Campo Marzio
  • Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
  • Phone Number: +39 06 320 2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Campo Marzio
From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (9pm), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
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