Mele E Pere

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1663 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
An Italian restaurant with a difference, Mele e Pere is brought to London’s Soho by Peter Hughes and Andrea Mantovani, previously of the acclaimed Wild Honey. From the moment you arrive in Mele e Pere you know you’re in for… something a little different – the basement interior is utterly unlike any Italian restaurant you’ve pulled up a seat in before, lit with anglepoise lamps and decorated with bold abstract artworks. The menu is made up of just a well-chosen handful of bold, confident dishes from throughout Italy; Venetian fish, Sicilian prawns, heartier offerings of red meats and tripe from Rome and the north. Desserts, equally typically Italian, are worth leaving a little room for, everything down to the handmade ice cream earning rave reviews from even the fussiest critics. Mele e Pere’s wine list includes around thirty bins at a range of prices.

Special Offers

3 courses & a glass of bubbles £20

Offer applies to Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 26 May 2020

Availability: Sun-Tue 12:00-21:30
Wed-Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-18:30 21:30-22:45

What 1663 People Are Saying
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T
London
41 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good evening as always here. But the set menu and a la carte offered a wide choice of excellent Italian food which was well presented. Wine list has choices to suit all pockets. Highly recommended

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a pre-theatre meal both from the set menu. We liked the basement decor and ambience. Service was good - quick and friendly. Menu is a little limited but I think it preferable to offer fewer really good quality dishes, and that seems to be what they do. Our food was lovely. The dishes were relatively simple traditional Italien staples but very well executed and quality of ingredients shone through. Good sized portions too! Prices are very reasonable and you cannot fault the restaurant on value for money. Overall an impressive first experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, really good prices for authentic Italian food

LR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We have been to Mele and Pere for a pre-theatre dinner - service was really efficient, the food was served rapidly and the tiramisu, excellent! Definitely recommend it for this kind of occasion!

H
London
159 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Early evening visit to Mele e Pere to meet a friend. Fairly quiet at 5:15pm, but very busy by the time we left at 6:50. Food and service were both to the usual high standards, and the three course set menu with a glass of bubbles is simply amazing value. As always, highly recommended.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My go-to Italian in Soho - the set menu is great value and the food is delicious and authentic. There is always a great vibe there - and not too loud. Would definitely recommend!

FL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Great starters very good indeed. Below average service from staff. 15 mins sat down until we could catch anyone’s attention. Truffle pasta definitely not a good choice! Very watery without flavour and floating congealed oil. Ragu better! Good portions. Stick with your starters and try to go with the slow service and you’ll be ok!

OT
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and value for money

O
London
68 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family came into town and the lady be Italian as was going to theatre did a quick search and this popped up. Never noticed b4 nor would have just walked in due to its street presence BUT what a gem.
Extremely good food and excellent service. Portions are generous.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I really enjoyed my dinner here. The food was adequate. Good value. the only complaint I have is that the restaurant is very vibrant - for some may be too noisy. So it depends on if you like places with the load atmosphere or not. The service was good and the servers were attentive. Overall happy with my dinner here, would come again

LA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Artisan style restaurant and fresh pasta. Felt ‘real’ and not touristy. Lovely friendly staff and cosy atmosphere downstairs. Would recommend.

RR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'm a big fan of their Pre Theatre Menu. It's tasty, seasonal, fresh, reasonably priced and quickly served. A great option to try a new dish at every visit.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with our in-laws and had a super evening al together..
Very efficient staff , friendly and polite..
Very accommodating as we asked to change something from the menu at no bother at all.

U
London
27 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A really nice place with young, eager and helpful staff.
The place is a bit loud, but we had a nice table tucked in a corner. the only drawback was the loudspeaker above.
Would definitely go back

P
London
87 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly service. Thanks to our waiter/reception front desk for a nice experience. Good value for money. Quality food. Would recommend 😊

c
Hertfordshire
58 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Booked a quiet time on Saturday afternoon but was still quite busy
Went for set price plus bubbles as booked via opentable but we needed to ask for this menu
All food was good quality, well cooked & presented, albeit limited choice which is understandable
Well worth a return visit as its a solid, community Italian

w
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

service was good, busy and noisy as expected but food excellent and great value for money. definitely coming back

L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

A great lunchtime spot for a group to meet as it was quiet and no time pressure. A bit expensive for what it is.

j
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

once again Male E Pere didn't disappoint. this very inconspicuous trattoria bubbles underground, hidden on Brewer street. The food was sensational with a very creamy and delicious Burratta topping the Bruschetta loaded with sweet tomato. the T bone was well cooked and soft, but you could certainly do with more chips!

All sensational for a very modest price.

p
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had the set menu , three courses and glass of bubbly for £20. Excellent value and excellent food. Good service and nice restaurant, not too noisy for a catch up with friends. Would definitely go back

p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return. Really good all round.
My friends all enjoyed too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Salame e gnocchi starter was especially delicious, and the whole set-menu-with-prosecco deal was a great value

PB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set menu is great value. Staff are brilliant. Thank you!

S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Restaurant and food disappointing. pear in beetroot salad hard ...both small pieces! Ambience more a cafe than restaurant.

RR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’ve tried their pre-theatre menu with 2 courses tonight for the first time. The vegetarian main course -orecchiette- was really good but nothing special about the tiramisu.

t
London
15 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Overpriced generic Soho joint

c
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed the lunch special! the pasta was very well seasoned and al dente!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience with great music without being too loud. Staff were friendly, happy and on it. Food was really tasty. Definitely recommend.

AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The special offer menu was a little limited in choice and service was a little slow on the afternoon we visited. The main course was a generous portion and had a home made flavour. Perhaps outside the Christmas holiday period the service and choice are more impressive

RR
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience4

Had a pre-Christmas dinner here with former work colleagues, and had the Festive set menu which was delicious! Service not amazing as the restaurant was full but the food was excellent and good value for money.

L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food - the burrata and prosciutto, focaccia with sun-dried tomato was wonderful. As well as the beef ragu and good portion size albeit slightly on the expensive side. Restaurant could have had a little more atmosphere but I think was due to our lunch being on the early side (12.15).

MG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is superb - I’ve been a few times but never ate so well before. Meatball starter is in a sublime tomato sauce, fresh crusty bread, creamy burrata etc, all the starters were yummy. Had the truffle macaroni as main and it was lovely too. Thanks for a great meal.

a
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Male E Pere before and really enjoy it because the food is good and reasonable and it has a good atmosphere. The staff are warm and helpful. A good casual place to go with friends and family.

PC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homely Italian cooking, done with quality and style. No pretentiousness, just good honest food and wine.

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All ways great pleasure to eat here

TP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here initially on the Sunday for a birthday lunch and enjoyed it so much I came back again this week for more! On Sunday, there was a huge group of us, and we had an amazing value Sunday set menu, 4 courses for £25...what a treat! Every dish was perfect, the staff handled our messy group with humour and patience! On my return, this time I dined off the al la carte menu and it did not disappoint. A great Soho option for quality food and great service. Will be back (again!)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Worst risotto ever, poor service. Never eating here again.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Absolute terrible service..waited for an hour for a bottle of wine and asked for this on 5 separate occasions. Staff were not polite or friendly. The main course, a pasta dish, was cold, hard and bitter.
We will definitely not be returning..

C
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I was very excited to have diner in this restaurant where I took my friend for her birthday. Flavors were a bit odd, some dishes were delicious (the cauliflower) but the burrata on brussel sprouts... kills it. I was overall disappointed in the experience and still can’t belive these guys put olive oil on cheese.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing great service!