Locanda del Melo

4.7
82 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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JB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cramped but beautiful food and good service. Quite pricey but a treat nonetheless

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

SH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

I
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful little gem of a place - a handful of tables behind the shop. Warm and welcoming, gorgeous food. Great atmosphere.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very welcoming restaurant. Simple Italian food done well.

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
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.

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

Always a delight in taste and Italian service

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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
10 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

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

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

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

j
London
269 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.

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.

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

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

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

This is my favourite Italian in London

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

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.

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

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

k
London
66 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!

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.

P
London
4 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.

A
London
83 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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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

JC
London
2 reviews
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.

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)

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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