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Trattoria Melo

#676 of 9,832 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via Magnanapoli 6, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 679 6366
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Made my day in Rome! Such friendly staff, funny and old-school. Good food. We had sicilian stuffed veal and grilled sword fish, both really tasty. Red home wine is very solid. But what is special about this place is it's atmosphere and history. It feels like a family restaurant where generations ate there before us and left a piece of... More 

Thank Ivana M
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our meal here. It's a traditional trattoria with a good menu. The mixed/sharing boards were great and our pasta dishes were delicious. I would return.

Thank nell665
Geneva, Switzerland
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358 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small sicilienne restaurant located near the Colosseum. The food is very good and full of taste. Friendly staff. We had a lot of fun there and left with happy stomachs :-)

Thank Paulina_Bali
Geneva, Switzerland
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271 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place tucked away in stairs in very central location. Typically italian (sicilian) and great taste. Definetely a good choice with great antipasti and cannelo

Thank paulandre1984
Gold Coast, Australia
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114 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice quite restaurant! we love this place with classic Sicilian cuisine. situated on the stairs very close to Piazza Venezia. Charming service , food is simple and nice. lot of local people!

Thank MichaelDolgy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We ate here twice. The food and wine are both great, and the owner is wryly amusing, making the evening both entertaining and special. Short walk from the Colosseum and Forum, where locals eat as well as visitors.

Thank Julia D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We loved this restaurant. The staff are friendly and the service is attentive. The food is very tasty and the prices are reasonable too. We had a lovely bottle of Chianti Classico too, which was delicious. I would definitely recommend a meal here and will return on our next visit to Rome.

Thank Laura M
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We were wandering and came across Trattoria Melo. It was warm and welcoming and all the food was great. Authentic Italian food, reasonable prices and all hidden behind the forum in Rome. The hosts were friendly and happy to recommend options or adapt recipes to suit individual needs. So glad we happened upon this gem, would gladly visit again!

Thank Angharad L
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This place restored our faith as we had tried some pretty average food in other restaurants prior to visiting this wonderful family run trattoria. Service is efficient and the food is excellent. Don't expect fancy frills, just good tasty food in quaint traditional surroundings. Great place to go after the Colosseum for lunch. Just be aware they shut at 3pm...they... More 

Thank Rebecca H
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

After the first day, one was losing faith in Rome. Day 2, heading to the Coliseum then to Melo, the smile has returned! This place was recommended and we was so glad we found it. It felt right, we was welcomed and the service was fast but relaxed, and as for the food? Mama Mia! Three courses including 1/2 bottle... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Magnanapoli 6, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trevi
  • Neighborhood: Trevi
  • Phone Number: +39 06 679 6366

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Staying in Trevi

Neighborhood Profile
A non-stop photo and souvenir opportunity, Trevi is all about action. From early morning through the wee hours, the piazza surrounding Trevi Fountain hosts a never-ending flow of tourists hoping to make a wish or take a selfie. Clever restaurants, charming gelaterias, uncanny bars, kitsch shops, and a range of hotels make up the local landscape. Beneath the bustle are the remains of an ancient neighborhood that you can visit by heading over to a repertoire cinema and asking for a peek underground. There is something for everyone, but if peace and quiet are what you seek, plan to visit in the early morning hours.
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