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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#387 of 9,458 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3212633
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our last evening in Italy on this restaurant, and it couldn't have been better. Super friendly and excellent service. The food was delicious and you have to try the tiramisu.

Thank Johannes N
Hong Kong, China
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived very hungry and tired and were looking for lunch... this place was near our hotel so we just walked in... what a great surprise. Excellent food, great atmosphere and lovely service.

Thank Christine H
Frome, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This visit took place on our first night in Italy. Our flight was delayed so we arrived at ou accommodation late. Our hosts rang ahead and the restaurant was happy to have us. We arrived and all had authentic dishes which were so tasty it was ridiculous. If ever you get the chance - do visit. Reasonably priced with charming... More 

Thank lisbolton
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

What a great place, we ate here on our 1st night & came back for lunch on our last day. The menu is on a board & the waitress explained all the dishes in english. The food was the best we ate on our trip & the place has mostly italians eating there. all the dishes were cooked well &... More 

Thank CirencesterTraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Rome will be hard to top having visited this wonderful restaurant which serves authentic Roman cuisine at a good price. The service is excellent and the wonderful waitress navigated us through the extensive menu with ease. Well worth a visit and just across the River Tiber from the main city sights.

Thank Simmstx
Middle England
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the nearby Dei Mellini hotel. This wasn't recommended by them but we were searching for somewhere local to eat and after trailing around the lovely Piazza Cavour decided upon the Dispensary a few minutes walk away. We were not disappointed. There is a limited menu in Italian but our waitress spoke excellent English and was patient... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

After 3 weeks of touring Italy and eating endless pasta and pizza we asked our hotel for a recommendation that had lighter options on the menu. This restaurant did not disappoint (although all of their pasta dishes did sound delicious as well!). The staff were lovely and translated the menu to English for us. Our dishes were wonderful and cooked... More 

Thank Christina D
Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food! Eating this is like waking from a dream of taste and texture: sweet, salty, sour; suave, crystalline, crisp.

Thank TonyPopa
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were recommended this restaurant as it was a few doors away from our hotel and we weren't disappointed. I would book if you were going for an evening meal as we only just managed to get a table. The staff went our of their way to help us with the menu and the food was amazing we cant recommend... More 

Thank gaynor gumdrops... l
Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were recommended to visit by our hotel which was next door, WOW, it was so impressive! We did not book and just turned up at 7:30 on a Friday, no problem they seated us and the food was presented like works of art, I felt guilty eating one of my courses as it was presented beautifully. We both said... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 3212633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?