Locanda del Melo

4.7
75 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Locanda del Melo opened in June 2006 with the purpose of bringing to London our 25 years of unique experience in the Italian food industry.
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.
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j
London
266 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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JW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight in taste and Italian service

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BG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delightful Sunday afternoon meal. Everything was perfect.

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G
Cheshire
17 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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UF
London
47 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant In all ways. Lovely warm staff as well.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ristorante bellissimo, cibo molto molto buono, primi da ristorante stellato!

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k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely little find in London. Small and intimate restaurant. Great food

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very god food, friendly staff, and very good service❤️

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j
London
266 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A limited menu serving excellent Italian food. Emphasis on fresh ingredients and great prepratiion leads to delicious dishes.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a fantastic evening. Small and intimate space. Service with a passion. Can't wait to try out the breakfast.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully welcomed and food as good as usual - small but packs a big punch

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EQ
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta 👌🏽

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ND
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food as last time, we will come back again

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UF
London
47 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favourite Italian in London

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent would highly recommended and would definitely return

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NF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The seafood starter and chocolate pudding were both amazing. Can’t fault these dishes at all. The seafood tagliatelle main course was good but way too salty. The service was attentive and the atmosphere enjoyable. Will definitely be making a return visit soon.

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KS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely restaurant- exceeded expectations and will definitely be returning!!

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k
London
65 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit, and just as much fun as last time. Great food, very personable service and overall pretty good value. Wine was good too, although not the cheapest. Will definitely be back!

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and very friendly restaurant with good food and very good service. A little gem, I thought.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was utterly delightful. The food, wine, ambiance and service were out of this world, couldn’t fault it. The evening was a birthday celebration but we certainly will not be waiting for the next one before going again. Thank you Locanda del Melo.

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A
London
82 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and its as good as ever even though the menu has changed a bit. The service is truly friendly, the food is delicious, the setting is simple, the prices are, in my view, a little high for the area but beyond that one can hove nothing but praise for everything: food, service, wine, ambience. It is a refreshing change from those over ambitious places that care more about themselves, their trendiness and presentation than they really do about the quality of the food. Really worth a visit.

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YR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, friendly place with a great welcome and excellent food! I would have given it 5 stars for food if there had been slightly more choice for those who don't eat meat or shell-fish.
A real treat!

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E
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always faultless and enthusiastic. The waiter is knowledgeable and entertaining. We felt like we were in Florence for the night! We’ll be back!

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DN
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Locanda del Melo! The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was welcoming and engaging. We celebrated out daughter's birthday with amazing tiramisu topped with a candle and rousing "Happy Birthday" sung by all, led by the staff!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Locanda del Melo is an Italian restaurant about 12 mins walk from London Bridge tube station. I visited with my wife and two other adults on a Friday evening prior to attending a concert. The service is friendly and quick. The pasta dishes we ordered were all delicious. My wife and I also had a dessert each which were also delicious. The bill was reasonable for London. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely hidden gem serving great real Italian food, with super nice helpful staff.

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7
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant with really friendly service and excellent Italian food at reasonable prices. Would love to go again, but sadly don't live locally!

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w
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

very friendly
my main dish with crab was very nice
the two ravioli disches were moderate in taste
wine was good

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was warm and friendly. Will definitely be having dinner there again.

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J
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were staying at the hotel across the street so this was very convenient for us. Very small, crowded restaurant--I think it is only 7 tables and 2 are essentially in a hallway. Be sure to get a table in the back room. Mushroom Pasta dish which we shared as an appetizer was excellent. We liked, but did not love our eggplant parmesean. It comes with nothing else and we found the flavours strong. With nothing else on the plate, you cannot switch food bites to soften the taste. We ended up asking for bread. I would recommend this place especially if you are a bit more adventuresome (which we are only a bit)

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food - but very, very expensive wine. In fact, the price of the wine ruined a lovely evening as this is a superb place to eat and the service is very genuine and very warm.

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SD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! Fabulous service always with a smile. Great pasta with a good varied choice of sauces/ fillings. Goats cheese Bruschetta was a delight and the recommended wines perfect. Super night.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience with great food and excellent service!

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1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live round the corner, have done for yeas, but never got around to trying it, probably too much choice on Bermondsey st. Glad we finally made it, good value, good service, and food that surpassed expectations - good, authentic Italian. Will definitely make it back in the very near future.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this after reading the good reviews - we were not disappointed.
Lovely food and wine - very friendly staff.
Will go again when we are next in London.

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g
London
148 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For years we saw the pretty Italian deli in Long Lane without realising there were dining tables at the back. We are usually too late to try it but on this occasion after a (brilliant) one-act play at the Young Vic we stopped for supper. A real neighbourhood gem like we had round the corner when we lived in Umbria. A very warm welcome. And we loved the falanghina.

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VE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a nice time at Locabda del Mela. A very small restaurant with only a few tables inside, a very friendly greating made us feel welcome. After a very hot month in the UK they could have done with a fan to help cool their customers.
The food was good although I could have eaten double the amount of pasta, and it was a bit disappointing that there was a lack of bread!
Loved the wine selection and if it wasn’t for the heat inside we probably would have had a second bottle.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most authentic, fresh Italian restaurants I have been to outside of Italy. Completely unpretensious and real.

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