Mele E Pere

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1651 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 1651 People Are Saying
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LA
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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.

P
London
86 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
56 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
7 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.

OT
London
5 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
55 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!

AR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Whilst the food we ordered was as per the fixed price three course menu, the food was pretty ordinary. I think you can up your game.

c
Kent
109 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

we come twice a year as a reunion. always good and nice staff. fabulous value

BW
London
35 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always happy to take out of town guests here for a quality yet value priced 3-course meal with a glass of bubbles for £20. And you can book it, which is very helpful in central London.

As always we had a tasty and varied meal and my guests enjoyed it. Pietro provided excellent service.

RR
London
55 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is usually my favourite Italian restaurant, but for the first time since I've been going here the service wasn't good at all. I understand they were busy, but we seemed to be forgotten on a table at the back - our drinks (just a bottle of wine) took over half an hour to arrive, and our starters weren't cleared for a long time after we'd finished. Disappointing as my friends and I normally love this restaurant.

b
London
52 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great food and lovely service. Great atmosphere on a Friday night, service quick but we weren’t rushed to leave which was appreciated.

NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, good cocktails. Shame we weren't offered the deal that we opted for on OpenTable. Otherwise, a perfectly acceptable restaurant

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was lovely, service was super slow we didn’t even get a chance to have our desert as they took so long in taking our order and getting our drinks

N
London
30 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

My second visit to Mele e Pere, and my last. Service was awful. We had to stand up and wave our arms in order to be served after 45 minutes of sitting at our table. We saw at least 3 other parties be seated and subsequently leave because they hadn’t been served. The food was average at best. Pleased we only went on the set menu, it definitely wouldn’t be worth it at full price (the prices are extortionate-just go to Cecconi’s)

JF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was below mediocre. When lunch was served, a whole bunch of (what I perceived to be) flies swarmed us. The lobster pasta was extremely disappointing. The only decent thing that tasted good was the tiramasu and the water.

Unfortunately, I took a client there for a business lunch. I'm behind embarrassed at this point. Guess next time, I'll do a better job reviewing others feedback or simply let her choose.

O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It is listed at the guide michelin guide so i thought I might give it a try. Itwas a pre theatre dinner so the place was empty and there is nothing to say about ambiance.
The food was mediocre. Fair gnocchi. Overcooked bistecca fiorentina.
Sum up : Nothing to write home about.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, generous portions. Accommodated 2 extra guests that turned up last minute with no fuss.
Thank you.

TO
London
24 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice hidden space of a restaurant with good food and good service.