Melanzana

4.2
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100 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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.
What 100 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.1
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FrancescoT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely good and great atmosphere. I’ll be back again

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PeterT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Can't fault. i"ll certainly be returning!

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Leonardo
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SteveP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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!!

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TomQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

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GillianM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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SUEH
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this little gem of a restaurant!
Food is consistently good and authentic Italian food, so what more could you want.

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LaurenC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food will definitely be going back. I had the homemade pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil and it was perfect!

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Chris
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Lauretta
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of the best casual italian restaurants in London (I m Italian :)). Lovely staff and service.

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Jennifer
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simple, authentic and delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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vipPippa
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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..

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vipJanet13
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food for decent price! Great tiramisu!!

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Lois
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent in every way

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JessicaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

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DavidT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was greasy not authenti service was poor and overpriced

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AlessandroC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.

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JoF80
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cypren
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JonathanB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and friendly service. Will definitely eat here again

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ElisaP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SimonaF
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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

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ShirleyA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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PaoloG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Special treatment, nice quality of food
Recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Expensive wine but overall good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipArtemis
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HannahJA
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Jules8
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSofyaD
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Diana
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Catty0881
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

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londoner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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NeilO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MortenV
Denmark
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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EmilyD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Aleks
London
41 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Decent food

FAQs

Melanzana does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Melanzana also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7228 5420.

Melanzana is rated 4.2 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.