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Top Things to know about the Il Melograno Italian Restaurant in Vienna, Austria

written by gregor November 20, 2018
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The d’Atri family has been active in the catering industry for seven generations and pampers its guests with southern Italian cuisine at the highest level. For years Il Melograno has been the most exclusive address in Vienna for authentic Apulian food. Now the clock is turned back a great deal and centuries-old classics come almost in their original form on the table. Traditional recipes as well as kitchen tips and secrets are revealed here, refined and the exquisite products prepared as always with great dedication and passion.

Here are the Top Things to know about the IL Melograno Italian Restaurant in Vienna, Austria

FIRST – The Location

The Il Melograno is in the 1st District, City Center of Vienna.  Located in the Blumenstockgasse 5 directly in the heart of Vienna , very close to the Kärntnerstrasse. At the End of this post we share  Google Map with the exact location and how you can get there.

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Second – The Ambience

We loved the elegant wooden interior

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The Table settings allow privacy

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The Cigar Room

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Italian Decoration – feels like home in Italy

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Third – The Service

From  the beginning you enjoy a very warm welcome by the service. The service is very friendly and you really feel the personal special experience you expect from a restaurant like this.

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Fourth – The Kitchen – The Food

A culinary journey into the past

The legendary southern Italian traditional cuisine promises Italian delicacies that conjure up Mediterranean flair on the plates.

 

For starters, restaurateur Roberto d’Atri recommended us MARE IMPERIALE – Gillardeau oysters n.1, three kinds of raw wild shrimp and Italian osietra caviar –  and  LA CARNE SALADA – Beef served as carpaccio with artichokes an Pecorino cheese – what a delicious culinary start.

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MARE IMPERIALE – Gillardeau oysters n.1, three kinds of raw wild shrimp and Italian osietra caviar

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LA CARNE SALADA – Beef served as carpaccio with artichokes an Pecorino cheese

 

A culinary trip to Italy without pasta? Inconceivably! Handmade Apulian pasta – CAVATELLO ALLA BOLOGNESE PREGIATA – Homemade Apulian cavatello-pasta with high-quality meat-sugo:

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CAVATELLO ALLA BOLOGNESE PREGIATA – Homemade Apulian cavatello-pasta with high-quality meat-sugo

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Italien handmade Pasta with white Truffels

 

I Secondi di Carne

Here we enjoyed probably the best Bistecca alla fiorentina di chianina in Vienna.  It’s the World-famous T-Bone steak from Chianina beef (min. 1 kg) The Il Melograno, known for the finest Chianina (meat of the oldest cattle breed in Italy)

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Daily fish specialties – Fresh fish of the day

For best quality and origin Il Melograno buys the fish according to daily updated offer. Therefore, they inform you about the changing selection. Furthermore, Il Melograno serve only wild caught fish, which are fished with the fishing rod. Thus, the highest Quality level reached.

For the desert we love the MOUSSE AL CIOCCOLATO DI LATTE or the  CRÈME BRÛLÉE AL PROFUMO DI SORRENTO

or simply homemade Italian Limoncello

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Roberto d’Atri on the Southern Italian traditional cuisine:

“Il Melograno upholds culinary traditions. It is our special concern not only to offer our guests the highest quality, but also to convey part of our culinary heritage. Most dishes come from handwritten recipe books of the d’Atri family. Over generations, traditional Apulian cuisine has been refined, combining legendary authenticity with fresh, high-quality ingredients. “

 

 

Fifth – The Chef – A acoustic 

The chef de cuisine of “Il Melograno” Cristiano Amoroso has recently been offering a special kind of acoustic experience: He not only pampers the palate of the guests, but also their ears with two daily Neapolitan classics. In addition to the piano player, who musically accompanies Il Melograno every evening, Cristiano’s short performances with guitar and vocals ensure even more romantic mood in the noble Italian.

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Cristiano Amoroso sings authentic Italian classics for the guests

Cristiano Amoroso was born of a passion for music. Since childhood he loves music and enjoyed numerous singing and guitar lessons. Born in Naples, Cristiano has been head chef at “Il Melograno” since 2016 and has recently introduced his musical talent here. Between 21:00 and 22:00 he plays two classics every evening from his home country. “Cristiano’s musical contribution is extremely popular. Within a few moments, he conjures up a pure Italian feeling in our restaurant: authentic and elated he pampers our guests with Mediterranean joie de vivre “, says Roberto d’Atri, managing director of” Il Melograno “.

To sum up:

The restaurant Il Melograno in the center of Vienna has been convincing since 2008 with authentic southern Italian cuisine of the highest standard, inspired by Chef Roberto d’Atri’s native Apulia. Recently, Chef Cristiano Amoroso has been delighting with Italian evergreens. The special feature: Every evening, the musician surprises the guests with two Italian classics. With guitar and vocals, he makes for even more romance at Il Melograno.

The Il Melograno, known for the finest Chianina (meat of the oldest cattle breed in Italy) and food of the highest standard, adds to its ambiance.

Highest culinary delight at Interior design is thus supplemented by a further enjoyment effect.

In wonderful cooperation with Il Melograno!

Il Melograno:

  • Address: Blumenstockgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
  • Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12.00 – 15.00 and 18.00 – 24.00

Closed on Mondays and Sundays. Open on public holidays!

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