In a calm and cosy environment, with candle lights and soft music at the background, enjoy our range of delicious Italian seasonal dishes, typical Italian recipes, characterised by their simplicity and quality ingredients, served with your selection of the finest Italian wines.
And to complement your experience, mouth-watering homemade desserts are freshly prepared and waiting for you.
Last but not least, what would be more Italian than ending your meal with a cup of Espresso made of 100% Arabica coffee?
It is as simple as that; we promise you a typical fine Italian night at the heart of London.
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An Itlain Taverna in the centre of Old Battersea. Clean and with a quiet ambiance, a menu that is for all tastes, from Pizzas , Salads, Pastas, to meat dishes. Excellent reasonably priced wines and excellent service with a smile. They also have a deli with oil, pasta and coffee for sale, as well as takeaway.
We enjoyed really nice starters (sharing plates) which were both really tasty and good sized portions.
Out of the four main meals only one was really nice and that was the Gnocchi. The Carbonara was bland with bacon lardons which needed more cooking. The reader Veal was dry and both dishes didn’t arrive with the roasted tomatoes as listed on the menu! The roast potatoes were also extremely salty!
Overall an ok experience but wouldn’t rush back!!
I have seen many of the other reviews for this place and they make no sense to me. The place is really bad: poor ingredients used to make badly executed dishes ....and it isn’t cheap, either. The wine was appalling, too. Dreadful.
Very good food at reasonable prices. For a Sunday evening it had a few people dining and the ambience was good and overall a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Love this little gem of a restaurant!
Food is consistently good and authentic Italian food, so what more could you want.
Amazing food will definitely be going back. I had the homemade pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil and it was perfect!
Three of us had dinner at Melanzana last week as it is conveniently close to our son’s house. It was the first time that any of us had visited the restaurant and we were delighted. The welcome was warm, the food outstanding and the wine excellent. I was particularly impressed when the manager checked that the wine that I had ordered was correct as it was quite expensive compare to the other wines - that is caring for the customer! The friendly, happy “buzz” in the restaurant complemented our enjoyment and we shall undoubtedly return - a real gem!
One of the best casual italian restaurants in London (I m Italian :)). Lovely staff and service.
The food is simple, authentic and delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend
Over 45 mins wait for the starter...even though they deleted from the bill it wasn’t nice...and the place was hardly any busy..
Good food for decent price! Great tiramisu!!
To be honest i didn't stay to eat there, but have before and it used to be ok.
The reason being i ordered a bottle of valdobbiadene prosecco ( the best) and was given a poor substitute already opened and poured by the waitress, then told "it's the same dear"....erm no my friend it is not...i may not be Italien but i know the difference! So if i ordered vongolè would i have got mussels!! Walked out and went to a delightful Lebanese opposite!!!
Absolutely excellent in every way
We made reservations, but were able to pick where we wanted to sit. The ambiance was great. We started with a bottle of wine and an app. We were never rushed, received some great suggestions and had great conversation. I felt like we were in Rome again! My husband and I both had entrees, and then it was recommended that we could split the Tiramisu. It was incredible! We walked back to our hotel instead of a taxi or uber. Highly recommended. (And thank you for a great time).
Food was greasy not authenti service was poor and overpriced
Pretty average Italian restaurant, as an Italian I can easily judge that. Nice location next to the river walk and overall friendly staff, but not a place I would eat at again.
Staff were so lovely and the food was amazingly tasty. Will definitely be re visiting
Wonderful service. Excellent food & even a side salad made to order!
Excellent meal and friendly service. Will definitely eat here again
Authentic Italian, very good pizza. We recommend for an informal lunch or dinner with friends or family.
Delicious food and kind service. This was our second visit and we will be back!
Good service and good food!!!
They have the best gluten free pizza I have ever eaten!!!
couldn’t eat the main (salty, swimming in butter) sent back but still charged on bill.
kindly offered dessert but would have expected the main, they wasn’t touched, to be removed from bill.
didn’t check on service throughout meal
we enjoyed our evening very much the food and service were excellent and the ambiance was perfect.
Special treatment, nice quality of food
Expensive wine but overall good food and service
My favorite restaurant in London. Incredible service and the food is outstanding.
Authentic Italian cuisine, with great service! Highly recommend the tagliatelle with truffle oil and sausage!! Highly recommend!
Group of 10 - service was quick (and all at the same time) and very good food! Would recommend. Reasonable prices.
Authentic Italian food and atmosphere. Some things seemed slightly pricey (like the ice-cream) but the mains were reasonable. Not huge vegetarian choice but I was happy with what was on offer.
Well, we had a dinner there just another day. And the restaurant definitely felt cosy. Service was polite and speedy. However, I quickly spotted a big issue with their menu - they failed to state ingredients correctly, thus, as a lactose intolerant and veggie, when ordering pasta with mushrooms, I was not please to find out it contained cream. The rest was fine. Their wine by glass is yummy.
I celebrated my 21st birthday here and the service was exceptional. The staff and customers were very welcoming and I would recommend the restaurant to others.
This restaurant was fantastic, the food was lovely very authentic Italian food not too fussy which I love, the wine was lovely and the service was exceptional such a friendly waitress, made us very welcome. We were celebrating my husband birthday she gave us a sharing tiramisu for free. This restaurant made me feel I was in Italy, not London!!!
Lovely food and friendly staff, new favourite local spot for a casual supper
Another excellent evening at Melanzana. Made to feel welcome upon arrival. Very friendly service and excellent food. Has real feel of Italy.
Delightful sea food starter. Best pizza we’ve had in the UK.
A bit dark and noisy at our table right next to the refrigerator, and generally very warm in the restaurant but otherwise very good ambience. Nice and friendly staf.
Thank you very much for your valuable review, we are looking forward to see you again at Melanzana
Very delicious food. I came here with 4 friends and all of us were happy with the friendly service and the exeptionally tasty food.
Lonely food and experience.
Best pizza I ever had in London!
We promise you to go even higher, thanks for the nice words, looking forward to see you again soon.