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Press Office „Il Melograno“
Mag. Sabine Moll, ikp Vienna
Museumstraße 3/5, 1070 Vienna
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The restaurant

Il Melograno—culinary luxury in the heart of Vienna

The d'Atri family from the Apulian Gargano coast have been successful restaurateurs for seven generations—it is impossible to imagine the upscale Viennese restaurant scene without them. In 2008, Roberto d'Atri opened Il Melograno, his first own restaurant in downtown Vienna. In 2015 Il Melograno moved to a new, modern location in nearby Blumenstockgasse 5. When it comes to Italian authentic luxury cuisine, Il Melograno is one of the most exclusive addresses in the romantic heart of Vienna. The discerning guest can expect delicious specialities and rarities - expertly prepared from strictly limited products. Il Melograno also relies on original products from Italy for its interior design. For example, the restaurant impresses with the finest Carrara marble, hanging patterns made of hand-blown Murano glass, Italian oak parquet flooring or around 100-year-old grappa cask walls from Bassano del Grappa. The highlight: a round light dome showingthe church dome motif of the „Duomo di Parma"; in detail.

The most important facts at a glance:
Address: Blumenstockgasse 5, 1010 Wien
Open Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00–15:00 and 18:30-23:30
Kitchen: 12:30–14:30 and 19:00–22:00
Closed every Sunday and Monday. Open on public holidays.

 

More information on www.ilmelograno.at
Interior design by Rooms Atelier (www.rooms.co.at)

Our Cookbooks

The two Il Melograno cookbooks:

For years, Il Melograno has been the most exclusive address in Vienna for southern Italian cuisine at the highest level. The two cookbooks reveal traditional recipes that have been guarded for generations by the d'Atri family.

„La cucina povera del Sud Italia"
The South Italian cuisine of poor people

In this newest cookbook Roberto d'Atri explains many interesting facts about the cuisine of his ancestors, the country and its people—and presents quite unknown old recipes from kale pasta and tripe to traditional desserts. In addition, readers enjoy insights into the correct preparation and the quality of the ingredients.

Press release (German)

„Ristorante Il Melograno"

Selected ingredients, family secrets and original recipes—in this first Il Melograno cookbook, traditional recipes that have been guarded for generations of d'Atris were published for the first time ever. It comprises highlights from the Apulian cuisine, for real Mediterranean lifestyle in the own kitchen!

Press release (German)

Roberto d’Atri in:

Successful People in Germany and Austria 2018

Best Taste Award 2018

look! Best Taste Day 2018

A culinary delicacy! The second look! Best Taste Day took place in May 2018 at Stilarena in Vienna. look! magazine, headed by editor Uschi Fellner, once again succeeded in putting together a festival of superlatives with an impressive guest list. Under the motto Because good taste unites, around 40 exhibitors, such as DEMMERS TEEHAUS, Schlumberger ON ICE or Ströck-Feierabend, showed their products and services from the culinary and lifestyle sectors and presented the trends and highlights of the year. The country's most famous chefs worked in the show kitchens, including Thomas Gruber, the head chef of Restaurant Schlossstern of the Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden, the multiple book author and true-food-founder Michaela Russmann or game specialist Gabriele Schimanszky, and spoiled the 300 look! guests with culinary delights.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the look! Best Taste Awards, which this year went to Ana Roš, who was voted as the world's best chef by Falstaff in 2017, the city's hippest bartender and master of exclusive Opera Ball cocktails Roberto Pavlovic-Hariwijadi and to Cristiano Amoroso, the singing chef of Il Melograno, the best Italian restaurant in Vienna. The Rising Stars of the Austrian culinary world Gerhard Dragschitz and Julian Kutos were also honoured for their creative work. Partners and business guests such as Imma Baumgartner (time4africa), Martina Denich-Kobula (WKO), Evelyne and Walter Eselböck (Restaurant taubenkogel), Waltraud Groll (Agency Groll), Marion Haber (Change Lingerie) Birgit Indra (Armani) and Antonio Ventresca (Italian Chamber of Commerce) spent an enjoyable evening in the Stilarena. Numerous VIP guests, including Sabine Hauswirth, Hannah Neunteufel, Loretta Pflaum, Yvonne Rueff, and many more were pleased about the actions and offers on site.

Photos Copyright look! Best Taste Day 2018

Il Melograno in the media

Gault&Millau – Buchtipp: Ristorante Il Melograno
Zur Website Gault&Millau

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 1
Zur Sendung – Teil 1

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 2
Zur Sendung – Teil 2

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 3
Zur Sendung – Teil 3

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 4
Zur Sendung – Teil 4

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 5
Zur Sendung – Teil 5

Das Il Melograno zu sehen auf Kabel eins bei der Doku-Soap „Mein Lokal, Dein Lokal“
Zur Sendung „Mein Lokal, Dein Lokal“

„Special Tipp“ im VON Society Magazin auf Seite 81, Ausgabe 2/2018
Zur Online-Ausgabe von VON

Dreharbeiten zu „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ im Il Melograno
Zum Artikel auf www.tv-media.at

Roberto d’Atri Topgastronom der Woche
Zum Artikel auf www.gastronews.wien
 
Das Il Melograno Kochbuch: Erlesene Zutaten, Familiengeheimnisse und Originalrezepte
Zum Artikel auf www.gastronews.wien
 
Kochbuch Il Melograno: Kulinarisches Erbe Süditaliens
Zum Artikel auf www.gastroportal.at
 
Italien-Feeling im Herzen Wiens
Zum Artikel auf www.sciam-online.at
 
Erlesene Zutaten & Familiengeheimnisse
Zum Artikel auf www.beautiful-life-magazin.com
 
Boxen für einen guten Zweck
Zum Artikel auf www.meinbezirk.at
 
Hochsaison für Trüffel-Fans im Il Melograno
Zum Artikel auf www.gastroportal.at
 
Radio Klassik Stephansdom zu Gast im Il Melograno
Zum Artikel auf radioklassik.at