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Melograno adding a BYOB on Main Line

Gianluca and Rosemarie Demontis have inked a lease at 816 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr.

Melograno adding a BYOB on Main Line

Melograno now makes its trattoria magic in a long, butter-colored, rustic dining room. Left, chef Gianluca Demontis and Rosemarie Tran, the owners.
Melograno now makes its trattoria magic in a long, butter-colored, rustic dining room. Left, chef Gianluca Demontis and Rosemarie Tran, the owners.

Wonderful news for you Main Liners:

Gianluca and Rosemarie Demontis of the Rittenhouse Italian BYOB Melograno have inked a lease for a second restaurant, at 816 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr - the former Ha Long Bay next to Verdad and two doors from Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

Fraschetta, which has a June target date, will be a second BYOB. Rosemarie is behind the rustic design, which will use reclaimed wood. Luca, a Roman native, is building his Roman menu around slow cooking, especially porchetta d'Ariccia.

Also expect Homemade pastas, and grilled meats and fish. Lunchtime will be casual, with panini and such.

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Melograno, at 2012 Sansom St., is a Craig LaBan three-beller.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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