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“Tasty menu” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda del Melarancio

Locanda del Melarancio
Via Mentana, 33 | Centro storico di Ravenna, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 215258
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Ranked #49 of 494 Restaurants in Ravenna
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Barbecue, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Family Fare
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant with typical regional cuisine and pizzeria, open daily for lunch and dinner in the city center. In the evening, on the ground floor pub open until 3 am.
Genoa, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Tasty menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I went to this restaurant twice in one week.The fried zucchini flowers were exceptional and I could have eaten a second plate easily. The pumpkin pasta was yummy and so was the ravioli and the steak. The service was courteous however lacking a bit for any follow-up after our main course.
I didn't feel any special ambiance about the place although it was clean and conveniently located in the historical center. Tables were not too close together and there were nice mosaics on the walls but there seemed to be a lack of personality in the place.
Also, my first attempt to go was on a Wednesday night only to find it was closed...this was very frustrating because there are no hours posted on the door.
I would however recommend this restaurant simply because the food was very tasty.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Nice restaurant, great food. The caprese salad was simply perfect!!!

Visited September 2011
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Bologna, Italy
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“If you wish to spend a lot to get sick, that's the place for you”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Not much to say, honestly. We went once to the place located upstair and we both were saving a pretty good memory of that experience. This time we preferred going downstairs where the place is less sophisticated. Plus, they told us that downstair we could have many of the dishes we would have tasted at the restaurant up floor.
The food was just terrible. Instead of preparing it fresh, the dishes were just warmed up with the microwave. We both also had quite few trouble sleeping over night.
You might think that - at least - we did not pay much. Instead, prices were comparable to the ones in the restaurant upstair. That's a fraud. Just avoid it.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“beautifully presented food and that was the bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

We looked in at the restaurant and thought that was a bit posh us on a Sunday lunch time Lots of families dressed up so we went down stairs to the bistro. The service was excellent The food tasted delicious but this was the best presented food we had the whole trip. The atmosphere in the bistro was very relaxed. We had a wonderful day in Ravenna starting with mass in San Vitale. The Locanda made sure our dining experience didn't spoil the day In fact it enhances our appreciation of Ravenna.

Visited October 2011
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“excellent place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011 via mobile

we visited this place with a group of 6 international chefs and i have to say everyone was satisfied with their plates. our host at ravenna organised this evening so we had a set menu. the starter was a cooked squacherone with salad. this very delicate soft cheese is very popular in emilia romagna and thia variation was very well executed. the beef steak was tender and cooked to perfection. but i have to say that the dessert was really something to write home about. i had the crema cotta with is an italian version of the creme brulee or crema catalana. the dish was made more interesting with a bit croccante (nuts) mixed with the cream and fresh strawberries. a heavenly ending to a superb dinner. decor is very nice as well but on the downside being a old house converted into a restaurant the different segments might result into being a bit over crowded. nonetheless excellent place i would recommend melarancia to anyone!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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