Melanzana

4.3
83 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Comfort Food
At Melanzana, occupying the ground floor of The Raven, the oldest public house in Battersea, we promise you a true Italian night.
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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What 83 People Are Saying
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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

JF
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were so lovely and the food was amazingly tasty. Will definitely be re visiting

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Excellent food & even a side salad made to order!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and friendly service. Will definitely eat here again

EP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian, very good pizza. We recommend for an informal lunch or dinner with friends or family.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and kind service. This was our second visit and we will be back!

SF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and good food!!!
They have the best gluten free pizza I have ever eaten!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we enjoyed our evening very much the food and service were excellent and the ambiance was perfect.

PG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Special treatment, nice quality of food
Recommend it

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive wine but overall good food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in London. Incredible service and the food is outstanding.

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine, with great service! Highly recommend the tagliatelle with truffle oil and sausage!! Highly recommend!

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Group of 10 - service was quick (and all at the same time) and very good food! Would recommend. Reasonable prices.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

C
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!

l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and friendly staff, new favourite local spot for a casual supper

NO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent evening at Melanzana. Made to feel welcome upon arrival. Very friendly service and excellent food. Has real feel of Italy.

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

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.

Melanzana
Responded on 6 December 2018

Thank you very much for your valuable review, we are looking forward to see you again at Melanzana

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ED
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious food. I came here with 4 friends and all of us were happy with the friendly service and the exeptionally tasty food.

A
London
40 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lonely food and experience.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza I ever had in London!

Melanzana
Responded on 31 October 2018

We promise you to go even higher, thanks for the nice words, looking forward to see you again soon.

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NO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice welcome, good service and great food. Went twice in a week and the restaurant more than met expectations. Has a feel of a real Italian place.

Melanzana
Responded on 31 October 2018

Really enjoyed having you at Melanzana, thanks for the nice words. looking forward to see you again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We have been there because from website the food seems nice, I arrived there the place was empty, the manager was unfriendly , frittura mista taste like from frozen and over priced, a small glass of white vine charged at 7,50£, the ambience was very “squallido”

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

Good food, but quite a noisy environment, not helped by a large party. But to be fair, the staff did move us to a quieter location without prompting.

Will visit again.

IR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small family run Italian restaurant. The food and service was excellent and we had a really enjoyable meal.

PD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, lovely food quality authentic Italian home style cooking. Desserts were amazingly delicious.

KK
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good value for price in a buzzing setting. Always again.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good, straightforward Italian food. Very nice environment and friendly staff.

K
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the first time this week and we will definitely be back! We booked a table for six with two of them being toddlers, and everyone from the kids to be grandparents were pleased with their meal. At our table we had focaccia, minestrone, lasagna and a pizza. It all tasted fresh and arrived quickly. The best part was the amazing waitress we had. She was so good with our little boys and made them feel so special!

KW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, value for money, relaxed atmosphere, pleasant service.

MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for a few years now and the food and service is always fantastic.

CK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and service as always! A neighbourhood gem. Only suggestion would be to get rid of the music, unnecessary especially on a busy night.

RB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic find! Recommended to us whilst we were visiting the area. Service couldn’t have been better, the food was outstanding, and the house wine was very drinkable. The whole place felt very authentic and run with love. We will be back!

P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Needed several seats and pizza at the very last moment on a Saturday evening, and this was among the very few available. At least for an Italian palate, there is huge margin for improvement as the pizza was not crunchy and hard to digest for some of us (maybe not cooked enough), and one alternative main course (tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms) too creamy. The hand made tiramisu is definitely better, and the service proactively responsive and warm.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and very generously portioned.

Restaurant was popular without being overly busy. The staff are very friendly and make an effort.

All in all, a great dinner. Would definitely recommend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in Battersea. Really lovely staff and the food is superb!

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