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Il Melarancio

#1,808 of 9,041 Restaurants in Rome
#2,141 of 9,843 Places to Eat in Rome
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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, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, fair prices, helpful staff, cosy and genuine

Me and my bf went here maybe a week ago when we were very hungry and wanted to find some place to eat near piazza del popolo. We didn't want to spend a fortune but we wanted genuine Roman food. We found that Il Melarancio was almost empty whereas the place beside was crowded. We took a chance and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Orebro, Sweden
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I agreed that this was the best food during our one week stay in Rome. The pasta was homemade and the sauces were terrific. The wine list was also good and quite affordable. The service was slow, even by Italian standards, but my wife and I didn't mind as we slowly enjoyed our bottle of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I had lunch in this restaurant yesterday. Italian food is my favourite, the Trofie pesto nosy e pachino ( pesto and walnut sauce) was fantastic, so too was the Rigatoni pepperoni pancetta e capperi( pasta with papers capers cherry tomatoes and basil). The draught beer and wine were good too, a welcome break after walking miles around... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had to pay CC (cover charge). We where there Around 8 o'clock and they did not have any potatoes!! The food was borring and dry. The meat was not well. It was expensive. We will never go back.

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Orebro, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Me and my bf went here maybe a week ago when we were very hungry and wanted to find some place to eat near piazza del popolo. We didn't want to spend a fortune but we wanted genuine Roman food. We found that Il Melarancio was almost empty whereas the place beside was crowded. We took a chance and sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very good Roman inspired food, this was our second visit, the first being during the New Years holiday. Some may think the prices are high but given the location, it was what I had anticipated. The staff were friendly and efficient and catered to all of our needs and requests. Will visit again on future breaks to this great city.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I'm Italian, but writing it in English to advise tourists: I don't want them to come back home with an imprecise idea about what Italian cooking is. 2 deserved stars, just considering the so looong time they spent cooking ( ?!? ) 2 salads, which were expensive too. Their tastes and flavors were not as good as they could and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The meat was overcooked. Way too pricey. I was able to take a look at the kitchen from where i sat, and they used the microwave alot, and sauce from a bottle..Waitress was cute though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Il Melarancio

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

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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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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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