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“the best restaurant in rome” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melo

Melo
Via Magnanapoli, 6 | P. Zza Venezia, Accanto la Colonna Traiana, 00187 Rome, Italy (Trevi)
+39 06 679 6366
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Ranked #711 of 8,545 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trevi
Romford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“the best restaurant in rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

our first time in Rome we found this lovely restaurant we were tried and needed food and we found this amazing place and we keep returning year after year. The hosts are amazing, the kitchen staff, the food is amazing and miss them so much we have to keep going back every year. We love you all and miss you all love Jayne and Liam. thanks for my lovely 50th birthday party xx

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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England, UK
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“Was like being in someones home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had been walking for ages and were slightly lost when we found this little place. It was utterly delightful and just the sort of place you want to experience when in Rome. The staff were great and we really were made to feel so welcome it was like visiting someone in their home. The menu had a good choice and the food was utterly superb! I still dream of my delicious meal there and wish I could have gone again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colwyn bay
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“August 2011”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We had evening meals at Trattoria Melo on 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th August 2011. It is just up the steps from Trajan's column. We enjoyed the family atmosphere there, the restaurant was cosy and the staff exceptionally friendly. Obviously the meals were beautiful otherwise we would not have gone there four times, and were always followed by a free limoncello or other liquor. On our last night there, Leonardo, one of the staff members took us on a night tour of Rome in his car. We went everywhere, and met some of his friends in a little café in Trastevere where he bought a bottle of wine for us all but would not accept any payment for his kindness. Do try the Trattoria Melo - you will really enjoy it

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent italian restaurant in Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for good Italian food, warm and sincere service, good prices and do not care about the deciration or beautiful girls to serve you....this is your choice! I really think they deserve higher ranking.
When you enter the restaurant, you are just like into the Melo's family home. They serve you like a relative and do their best cooking for your visit!

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Minneapolis, MN
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“The owner treated me like family.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The food was great, portions were large and service couldn't be better! I got there about 15 minutes before they opened for dinner, and the owner waved me in and sat me at a table next to his brothers (the chef and the waiter) who were chatting and immediately began to include me in the conversation. They have live music (another relative who sings) and strolls around to the tables. There was no gratuity dish for him. It was just part of the experience of dining in a true family owned Roman restaurant. This was a small quaint restaurant at the foot of the steps near the oblisque at the Trajan markets.

Visited July 2012
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