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2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
+1 215-875-8116
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pappardelle” (8 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
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2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place exposed kitchen, dimly lit. Noise level - I felt like I had to scream the entire night to talk. And there was no background music so it was a bit noisy. Food was great had the meatballs and beets. Fabulous ! Amatriciana pasta...More

Thank cocograms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to find a real Italian restaurant, not the usual American type which loads up heaps of pasta with sloppy sauce. Interesting menu, well prepared food and very knowledgeable service.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We had a great time eating here before seeing a show at the Helium. Beet pasta with asparagus and parsnips was delicious. Salmon was served rare as requested! Wonderful truffle-egg appetizer. Gelato was boring (tasted like American ice cream) but apple cake was just grand.

Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for dinner with friends/family or a date night. Food is good, everyone will find a favorite. Ask about the daily specials. It's BYOB. There is parking in the area but much easier to walk or Uber. Dress is casual.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Very popular and attractively decorated locally owned Italin restaurant near Rittenhouse Square. Interesting menu choices moderately priced with pleasant and efficient service. BYO

Thank Lsbtravel1
Reviewed January 31, 2017

One of the top BYOBs in the city, service can match a liquored establishment. Great location in center city. Have been multiple times and never had a bad meal. Their restaurant week menu was impressive. If you have never been go. Bring good wine. Bringing...More

Thank David S
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

First and last time here. Service was so slow. Slow roasted pork was reheated and cold. Rest of the food was so so compared to other BYOB in Philadelphia. Too many great BYOBs to even consider returning to this sub par restaurant

Thank John G
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed Melegranos. The wait staff was very gracious and the food was delicious. A bit noisy, but I loved it and would definitely go back.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed December 18, 2016

I wish that I could give this a zero rating. This restaurant is the worst. The food is bad, and the waiters are super rude and incompetent. I went recently, the waiter forgot all of our order, and forgot my drink order so that I...More

Thank jinhehu
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and went here on our last night in Philly based off a recommendation from Carolyn Wyman from the Philly Food Tour I did the day before. It was the best place we ate at in all of Philly and we tried some great...More

1  Thank calbin
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Hi - is this restaurant a b-y-o-b?
October 24, 2016|
Response from paddler50S16 | Reviewed this property |
It is a byo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2012 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-5517
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-875-8116
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