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La Dispensa dei Mellini

#552 of 9,776 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
+39 06 321 2633
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 19:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect small Restaurant. Service was very nice. Big attention. We tried menu with 4 dishes. Was perfect. Fish Tartar, Salmon - dessert was perfect. Bellissimo. Recommended.....

Thank beata999
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Italy! Combined incredible local ingredients and flavors with a balanced fusion from other cultures. My wife and I started with an incredible fresh anchovy tempura dish, which rivals the best dishes I have had in Italy (probably a chocolate pasta and boar dish and a roasted goose, both at a restaurant... More 

Thank Nathan A
Northern California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

La Dispensa is a small and charming restaurant with earnest, attentive service. The fresh Ricotta with honey and almonds was hands down the best cheese starter of my week. Cacio e Pepe accompanied by a just-right chicory sauce was subtle and refined. My traveling companions were equally impressed with the beef, pork and fish. Presentation made common dishes special. The... More 

Thank wanderlustSF7
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Just had one of my best Italian meals here. If you get to be in Rome at some point don't forget to eat here and if you're having dinner make sure to have a dessert. Just well cooked and cared for food, truly delicious.

Thank Regina H
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had a fantastic meal on Saturday night with great service, and beautifully presented, delicious food. A real change from traditional bistro fare. We were lucky to get a drop in table since we were early so if you are eating later I recommend booking.

Thank Gill M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

After visiting this restaurant twice, I can safely say that it has become my favourite dining spot not only in Rome. It is only a short walk away from Piazza del Popolo or the Vatican. If you expect truly amazing flavours in a lovely cozy setting (not filled by tourists) for a reasonable price this is the place for you.... More 

Thank Dora T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were a company of 11 people and made a reservation a week before our arriving in Rome. However we were late for the dinner Eleonora and her lovely colleague welcomed us and didn't make us to feel uncomfortable or uneasy. The food was amazing - delicious and beautiful arranged as well. We definitely would recommend La Dispensa dei Mellini.... More 

Thank Yordanka V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We spent our last evening in Italy on this restaurant, and it couldn't have been better. Super friendly and excellent service. The food was delicious and you have to try the tiramisu.

Thank Johannes N
Hong Kong, China
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168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We arrived very hungry and tired and were looking for lunch... this place was near our hotel so we just walked in... what a great surprise. Excellent food, great atmosphere and lovely service.

Thank Christine H
Frome, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This visit took place on our first night in Italy. Our flight was delayed so we arrived at ou accommodation late. Our hosts rang ahead and the restaurant was happy to have us. We arrived and all had authentic dishes which were so tasty it was ridiculous. If ever you get the chance - do visit. Reasonably priced with charming... More 

Thank lisbolton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lungotevere Dei Mellini 31/32, 00193 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome
  • Phone Number: +39 06 321 2633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?