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Trattoria Meloncello

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via Saragozza, 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in brodo, agnello (rabbit) with polenta in a tomato sauce and a side of tomatoes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant! We weren't expecting much from a small restaurant so near to a tourist attraction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was classical Italian food. The pasta appeared to be home made and was delicious. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 long time with framed complimentary letters on the wall dating back to the 90's. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Went with friends, during a Fair, so the place was pretty full. Service was very good, and the girl taking the order was very knowledgeable and thorough, explaining everything quite well . Went with Pasta, 7.5/10 which I thought could have done with a little more Ragu, but was very good, not fancy restaurant food, more like home cooked food,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

After all of the hype I was expecting a superior meal but it was just average, you can do much better at a lesser price at any number of restaurants in Bologna,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

A lunch at Trattoria Meloncello, after walking the portici to San Luca, was one of the more memorable meals during our 8-day stay in Bologna. On recommendation from a local friend, we made it a point to get there and try the tortellini in brodo, a Bolognese specialty. The restaurant is quaint, with a bar area, small indoor dining room,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Small and friendly restaurant just outside the centre of bologna. No menu, but family kitchen with smile for services.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

The tagliatelle al ragu was simply amazing, the flavours just came together beautifully. And the staff were really friendly. An experience which provided fuel for the ascent via the porticos to the Basilica. A complete holiday memory!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?