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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#363 of 9,219 Restaurants in Rome
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Lungo Tevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3212633
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank TinpusherCheshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Steve H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had previously eaten here a year before and loved it. This time it was a big disappointment. It started out good, but quickly went bad. We ordered a lovely cheese starter and were so happy with it that we decided to order a second one. This time the tempura vegetables. We asked if this would be ok since our... More 

Thank RinaChris2
Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We loved our server. She was extremely personable which is hard to find in people in service. We had the swordfish tartar. It was lovely! Our favorite appetizer. My husband and I shared pesto pasta and sesame tuna salad. The salad was typical Japanese fair, similar dressing to kona grill's salmon salad (in the USA), although toned down which is... More 

Thank toolie t
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The Fork mixed up our reservations, but the staff graciously sat us anyway without much fuss. The wine was great but the really impressive highlights were the flavor of each dish, selected daily by the chef. The meet and cheese plate was enough for a meal, but the fresh meats, and the delicate mozzarella, along with the smoked mozzarella was... More 

Thank ChrisMontoya
Suffolk, UK
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We dined here on a Saturday night, having failed to pre-book three other restaurants in the area close to our rented apartment. Luckily for us, although we turned up without a reservation, we were welcomed in on the promise of vacating our table by 9.00pm. The restaurant is up a side street behind the Lungotevere dei Mellini and the location... More 

Thank KitSuffolk_UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: Lungo Tevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Prati
  • Neighborhood: Prati
  • 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?

Staying in Prati

Neighborhood Profile
Just steps away from the chaos of the center, Prati is the closest Rome gets to calm. Meticulously planned in a neat grid, quite unlike neighboring Borgo, Prati is a local favorite for its aesthetic organization and wide streets lined with a range of boutiques for every shopping fantasy. Nonnis pushing baby carriages and gossiping teens own every inch of the sidewalk, but that’s only during business hours. Once the sun sets, quirky sidestreet bars celebrate aperitivo hour, those evening cocktails that help wash away the tensions of Roman life.
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