Locanda del Melo
Thus, we personally select and import only the finest quality products from small farms and producers throughout Italy. This ensures that our customers taste varied produce that is of the highest possible quality.
Came here on a whim with my dad, absolutely blown away by the charm, service, value and above all, care and respect to the food. Simply delicious, my new fav and will most certainly come back soon.
Delicious food, great wine choice and excellent service. Comes highly recommended!
Amazing Valentine’s Day meal. Food was terrific and it’s a very romantic and small restaurant. Wish there had been a vegetarian main for my other half on the Valentine’s Day menu but he was not so bothered. Would highly recommend!
Fabulous family Italian
My only criticism is I am plant based and when here there's not a huge choice. I am happy enough to be veggie for one evening now and then in order to fit in with family members. To be fair I didn't request vegan food so maybe they would have accommodated me but I worry that will result in even less choice so I prefer not to do that.
Lovely food and cute atmosphere. We had been meaning to come here for some time.
Delicious, genuine Italian food, amazing service and fabulous atmosphere. The fact that there is limited number of tables makes the place more attractive as it creates a sensation of intimacy and home-like feeling. Anyone who wants to experience a couple of hours of pure gastronomic and sensory pleasure should try this place out!
Love this place!
My local place which is in
Super little restaurant. Wholesome Italian home-cooking, and the staff are lovely.
The wine-list is also very decent.
Another wonderful meal at Locanda Del Melo... I have eaten here many times with friends and family since it opened.
Excellent food, featuring Italian food cooked and eaten the way Italians would have it.
Wines are diverse and reasonably priced, with many less well known options, so a few things to explore.
All served in a friendly and efficient but not fussy or intrusive way.
Great authentic Italian food in a lovely gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend.
This very hospitable and friendly owner does not accept any other ingredients other than fresh and preferably from northern Italy. The owner is modest when offering the card, as if there is insufficient choice, but there is more than enough choice. This restaurant has a limited number of places so reservations are recommended, especially if more people discover how good the food is here.
We have eaten here several times, this while there is sufficient supply in London, but after the first time dining here we had to try several dishes off the menu and that was certainly not without merit.
Sufficient choice in wine, the cheapest is already deserving, the rest is what everyone wants to spend.
The cook makes magic, taking a small look into the kitchen is definitely worth it. A small space where there is order and cleanliness.
We had a lovely evening. Will definitely go back regularly for the great wine selection and delicious food!
Great food and lovely restaurant, but was let down by the staff.
After waiting a long time after the main course, no one gave us a dessert menu. Having then asked for one, still no one came round to take our order. It's a shame because this let the evening down. I usually don't leave reviews of any kind, but the lack of service did let this place down. I would understand more if it was busy, however it is a very small restaurant and so attention to detail should have been a lot better.
Chose this because of the fantastic reviews, but we were very disappointed. It’s not one that we will be frequenting - noisy, tables literally on top of each other and the pasta dishes we tried were poorly executed. The service was ok and the wine was quite nice too.
Lovely birthday lunch
We asked for the ribeye to be medium rare, but sadly it was more like rare and o let warm not hot
One of the best places in london where eating truly "the italian way" ...
A truly beautiful and cosy authentic Italian restaurant, feels like a piece of Italy hidden in SE1.
Staff are simply amazing ...
Such a beautiful place to dine or even just have a glass of red...
Love this place .
Great food and excellent service.
Absolutely love this restaurant. Do believe all the recommendations you read, they are true.
Both vegetarians and meat eaters will dine like kings here!
Without a doubt I will be visiting next time I am in the area.
Cosy, great atmosphere, authentic fresh food and excellent service. Also reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend!
Cramped but beautiful food and good service. Quite pricey but a treat nonetheless
Best meal in London for a long time - certainly much better than a lot of pricier places. Staff very accommodating of our party of seven, delayed by tubes etc. Would return here over almost anywhere on Bermondsey St.
Four of us enjoyed a lovely evening meal at Laconda - great food with recommendations from the restaurant, good value for money and excellent, friendly, service. I would definitely recommend it to friends and hope to return at some point.
True Italian food served well and excellently prepared. My pasta stuffed with slow cooked duck was delicious. My partner's main was a late substitution to the menu, tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, and was generous and equally tasty.
Best Italian food north of Italy.
Everything was absolutely divine, but the tiramisu was just out of this world.
Service could be improved, but seems a new waiter was working so will not hold them accountable unless it’s the same next time.
Beautiful little gem of a place - a handful of tables behind the shop. Warm and welcoming, gorgeous food. Great atmosphere.
Very welcoming restaurant. Simple Italian food done well.
Delicious food and excellent value. It can be very noisy though in the small space. Speedy service included removing the plates before the course was finishes. Still a favourite.
Always a delight in taste and Italian service
This is a little gem - a tiny restaurant with great food and wine and very friendly service at a sensible price.
If I lived in London I would go often, as it is I will plan future trips so that I can go when possible.
We enjoyed a delightful Sunday afternoon meal. Everything was perfect.
This is a wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant. Staff were warm and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We both had pasta and both dishes were delicious and cooked to perfection. We also had a carafe of quality Montepulciano at a very reasonable price. Will recommend to friends and family. Can't wait to return.
Love this restaurant In all ways. Lovely warm staff as well.
Ristorante bellissimo, cibo molto molto buono, primi da ristorante stellato!
My Husband and I went here for our first anniversary and it was lovely, small and intimate. having grown up in Italy I am quite picky about my italian food, but this place knocked it out of the park. Best dinner we have had in a long time. The owner/manager was delightful, explained how the dishes were made, and quite clearly took pride in everything. Can't recommend highly enough
Lovely little find in London. Small and intimate restaurant. Great food
Very god food, friendly staff, and very good service❤️