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Trattoria Meloncello

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Via Saragozza 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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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 23 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 4 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
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Dined here after walking to and from the basilica. Hoping for a good hearty Italian meal. Payed €12 for a cereal sized portion of veal stew. Granted tasted wonderful however had hardly any veal and consisted mostly of potatoes and peas. My boyfriend had the...More

Thank Steff W
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Always a good start when you're told they don't have a paper menu just a verbal about what they have decided to cook today. Simple Italian food cooked well, not expensive or glamorous. Would recommend booking as generally busy. Enjoy

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Trattoria Meloncello, an historic local spot situated near the base of San Luca in Bologna, has a warm atmosphere, delightful staff and a great Bolognese menu. We had classics, tortellini in brodo (probably the best I've had in Bologna after months of being here), passatelli...More

Thank Ballerinariel
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We dropped by Trattoria Meloncello around noon on January 1st when returning from Madonna di San Luca. Needless to say, that meant we were tired, cold and starved, so we were very happy when we realized that we got the only free table in the...More

Thank Alexandru L
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

I visited here after the long walk up to San Luca and was pleasantly surprised. Although the exterior was the dull, this was not the case for the food. The staff simply tell you what food they have on that day which on my visit...More

1  Thank Eimhear M
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We booked a meal at Meloncello before walking under the 666 porticos up to the top of San Luca Basilica. I do not think we would have got a table by just walking in off the street. The trattoria has obviously been going for a...More

3  Thank 19beth123
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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 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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