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Trattoria Meloncello

) #204 of 1,415 Restaurants in Bologna $$ - $$$ Italian
Via Saragozza 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
“salsiccia” (4 reviews)
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Via Saragozza 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several people had recommended the Meloncello, but we had our doubts as the exterior looks a bit neglected from outside. However, our doubts were soon dispelled when we looked inside and sat at a table on the side terrace. The service was very friendly (and...More

Thank bco49
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Just 10 minutes outside of the city center of Bologna, you'll find this osteria tradizionale. The service was excellent as our waitress was more than happy to explain all the details, make great suggestions and describe so expressively the history of the restaurant. The food...More

4  Thank zotrix
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Recommend the Tortelloni in brodo but the short menu has so many tasty dishes. Beef carpaccio was delightful There is a eating area outside the main room which has been enclosed with greenery, smoking is allowed there, but is not too intrusive. Suggest a reservation...More

1  Thank gtrot
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you want to have the real experience of an Italian trattoria this is the place. A little bit away from the centre, 10 Euros by taxi, but we will certainly do it again. Definitely no tourists in site, great food with a smile, good...More

1  Thank ANDROS S
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I will talk about this Trattoria every day until the day I die. Wonderful food, I can never have just one plate - we usually have 3 Pasta dishes every time we arrive. And it is perfectly placed at the base of the walk to...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We got here just as it opened for lunch after a climb up to San Luca. We weren't sure if we had the right place because it was empty but within 10 minutes you couldn't move for locals. Excellent pasta, meatballs and sucking pig. Cool...More

1  Thank Rupert D
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Stop in for lunch on our way to Firenze. We started with a decent house vino rosso, the ragu was delicious and for dessert we had fresh peaches in lemon juice. I finished my meal with Limoncello and later I realized I should have had...More

Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This has been recommended by gourmet magazines and it thoroughly deserves to be. Superb local dishes such as gramigna con salsiccia (local strands pasta with sausage), and tagliatelle ragu are made with home made pasta. The coniglia farcite was wonderful and the semifreddo to die...More

1  Thank lucindafj
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We went to Meloncello for our last night in Bologna. The interior is appealing, and the service was fine. I had stuffed zucchini, and another member of our group had veal stew. They were identical dishes (peas and potatoes in sauce), with zucchini in one...More

Thank speeder
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The first time I've been to Meloncello was fantastic, becoming an immediate favorite. Being a bit far from the center and a mid-range restaurant (€30-40) is what prevents me from eating there on a regular basis.The "primi" (pasta) dishes are definitely the stronger part, but...More

Thank Majorana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Saragozza 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Saragozza
  • Neighbourhood: Saragozza
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