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Trattoria Meloncello

) #205 of 1,415 Restaurants in Bologna $$ - $$$ Italian
Via Saragozza 240/a, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“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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11 - 20 of 63 reviews

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
A TripAdvisor Member
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
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

1  Thank Yogesh D
Reviewed 10 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,

1  Thank V Z
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,...More

4  Thank bfanciu
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.

2  Thank Bilouphil
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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