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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)

The Cookbook

The Il Melograno cookbook:
Selected ingredients, family secrets and original recipes

For years, Il Melograno has been the most exclusive address in Vienna for southern Italian cuisine at the highest level. In the newly published cookbook, traditional recipes that have been guarded for generations by the d'Atri family of restaurateurs are revealed.

Roberto d'Atri about the book:
„In this book, for the first time, we unveil some of the original Southern Italian recipes we use to cook at Il Melograno. A large part of it comes from our culinary heritage; they are handwritten family recipe books from which we have selected the best dishes. They are also easy to recook in your kitchen at home and bring a bit of Italian joy of life into your everyday life. Available since December 2017 at Il Melograno and in selected bookstores“

Available since December 2017 at Il Melograno and in selected bookstores 


Price: 98 Euro
Publisher: Ponte Vienna
Editor and idea: Roberto d’Atri
Text and editing: Katharina Wind
Photography: Eisenhut & Mayer
Graphic design and illustrations: Gabi Damm, datadive
Project management: ikp Wien
Chefs: Francesco Castrovillari, Vincenzo de Liso, Cristiano Amoroso

ISBN 978-3-7083-1194-4
Published by NWV Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Wien – Graz 2017

Photo credits: Steffi Starz—reprint free of charge

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

Cristiano Amoroso—the singing chef

Italian feeling in the heart of Vienna: Chef inspires with guitar and singing in the restaurant Il Melograno

Since 2008, the restaurant Il Melograno in Vienna's city centre has been impressing with authentic southern Italian cuisine of the highest quality, inspired by principal Roberto d'Atri's home region of Apulia. The chef of „Il Melograno", Cristiano Amoroso, has recently started offering an acoustic experience of a special kind: he not only pampers the guests’ palates, but also their ears with two Neapolitan classics every day. In addition to the piano player, Cristiano creates an even more romantic atmosphere in the noble Italian just with a guitar and his voice.

Atmospheric music with the finest culinary delights—genuine Mediterranean joie de vivre

Cristiano Amoroso was born with a passion for music: Since his childhood he has loved music and enjoyed numerous singing and guitar lessons. Cristiano, who comes from Naples, has been the chef at „Il Melograno"; since 2016 and has recently started contributing his musical talent at the restaurant. Every evening between 21:00 and 22:00 he plays two classics from his home country. „ Cristiano's musical interlude is extremely popular. Within a few moments he conjures up pure Italian feeling in our restaurant: authentic and lively he infects our guests with Mediterranean joy of life", says Roberto d'Atri, managing director of „Il Melograno". Il Melograno, is renowned for the finest Chianina (meat of the oldest Italian beef) and dishes of the highest quality, this adds another dimension to its ambience. Highest culinary pleasure with interior design is the supplemented by a further pleasure effect.

Photo credit: Steffi Starz—reprint free of charge

Il Melograno in the media

Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 1
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Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 2
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Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 3
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Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 4
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Il Melograno in der Kabel 1-Sendung „Mein Lokal, dein Lokal“ - 5
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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