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Il Melarancio

#1,490 of 9,161 Restaurants 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    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
nancysid
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We found this restaurant in a side street near the Piazza del Popolo having found the infinitely better Osteria St Ana (Via della Penna) full. This place looks OK from the outside, some nice tables in the street, and the restaurant menu on display looked appealing so we gave it a try. What a mistake. The place seems to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

After visited Piazza Del Popolo, we walk around and saw this little outdoor garden resturant and decided to have our lunch there. Staff were friendly. We wanted to get onto their WiFi and one of the lady was very helpful. We looked at the menu and decided to have salmon with rocket leave as our entree to share and my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

we had a salami+cheese starter (it was perfect, surely go fo it), then we had pasta amatriciani (good 4/5) and the fish with apple/orange+vinegard sauce and potatoes, it was really good. The stuff might go faster and also the speed of food serving was just 2.5/5 (we have been waiting 15-20 mins for starter which are just a few slices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Just went there for dinner with wife. All was well, the house wine was good, the service was good. It seems to cater to tourists, and I am glad not to worry about the Roman 4 course meal. Evewrything feels like what we are used to, at Home, home being Chicago. We would go back. Saw that a few travelers... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Campo Marzio

Neighborhood Profile
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.