Mele E Pere

4.4
1678 reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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.

Experiences

  • 2 courses with a glass of bubbles £20

    £20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    From a set menu. Can choose either starter and main or main and dessert. Sunday-Wednesday 12-close Thursday- Friday-Saturday 12-6:30pm 2-8 guests
  • 3 Course + 90min Unlimited Prosecco/Aperol Spritz

    £45.00 per person

    Sep 4 - Dec 12, 2021

    Choose 1 Starter, 1 Main and 1 Desserts from our Set Menu + 90 mins of unlimited Prosecco and Aperol Spritz
What 1678 People Are Saying
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Peter
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent but modestly sized menu which means what food they make, is very well done. Great starters and the pasta dishes are all great. Their Vermouth drinks are well worth going for too.

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Katie
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were extremely welcoming, attentive, offered help on choosing from the menu. The food was amazing all round, none of us had a complaint. A beautiful restaurant that I would recommend and definitely go back to.

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LucianaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Good wasn’t great. Fair that was only 20 pounds a head with starter and main but quality of food wasn’t great

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vipAugustusGloop
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

To start with I cannot fault the service. The waiter was really friendly, efficient and helpful - it’s the food that really let things down. Starters were fine. They were tasty and did what they said on the tin. The main courses were the real disappointment. The pasta dishes were incredibly bland and very very watery and the pizzas were bland and very doughy. Steak looked like it had been cooked in a fry pan. Overall, 7 fairly unfussy eaters left full but no one said their meal was good. The wines and the cocktails were very nice but £17 for a glass of chianti classico is also a bit on the steep side.

Overall, I would say it’s a good place to go for a drink and some nibbles but don’t go for dinner. Italian is supposed to be simple food done really well. This was simple but not great.

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vipCadeY
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! I recently took my girlfriend here for a date night and it ticked all the boxes. The downstairs has a great ambience and Ilenia was an incredible server who chose the best vermouths for our tastings. I'll be bringing clients and partners here in the future.

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vipPaulie
London
42 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been many times. Love the ambience. Nice food, good service.

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bllipp
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Very expensive for what we actually received- portion sizes far too small (this is meant to be an authentic Italian restaurant..!). Even the waiter agreed with us- they said they had already passed on the same feedback from other diners. Food quality was ok. Drinks very expensive for what they are. Ambience was ok. Not the experience we were looking for after not being able to dine out for so long.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Not much choice on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food,
Lovely atmosphere, excellent staff. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Honestly was lovely, very professional staff and waiters were so easy on the eye. Would def go back

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vipPari
London
144 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good ambience and we sat outdoors in pleasant weather. However, very limited menu, good starters, but the mains and dessert, while certainly handmade pasta and tiramisu, wasn't that great on the day.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place and yummy food. Great room too.

KB
KyleB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter service and good quality

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IanM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Delicious. Fab service. Great atmosphere

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vipAlyB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food experience, the food was so clearly authentic and freshly prepared, and we had some of the best martinis we’ve had in London. The service was also impeccable and the staff were so friendly and accommodating to our requests. Will definitely be coming back when the indoor dining reopens!

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NathalieD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was very mediocre, the service was okay. The venue its self is very nice and thats about it

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit basic, but the offer we had was good.
The service was great, the energy was great. The restaurant was busy, but it still felt safe and comfortable.
Would definitely come back again.

JB
JBL7
London
31 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can still taste the lobster. The burrata was amazing and the sweet glazed broccoli. I’ll be back. Grazie a tutti

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vipEdB1972
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & good value

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and refined plates

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LauraB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible value for money considering 3 course and a glass of prosecco were £20 in soho. Michelin recommended for a fraction of the price. All the staff are lovely and super attentive
One of my favourites in london

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening at Mele E Pere. The food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed. We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco for our anniversary too which was a lovely touch. Definitely recommend the goats cheese ice cream! We’ll definitely be back!

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for the 3 course set meal at £20. Good quality food, nothing outstanding but tasty and good portion size and hence good value. The pecorino cheese included in the set meal option was a nice touch.
Ambience was good, music not too loud so easy to converse.

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Kieran
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food quality was good but everything was so unpleasantly salty - the calamari, tagliatelle and gnudi. Spoke to some friends after who had been before and they also said it was the same when they went.

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AmyO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value set course menu, nice ambience too- thanks!

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Zlani
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is my fourth visit to Mele e Pere and each time, it seems to get better and better! We were celebrating a birthday, so I chose the brilliant 3 course set menu with a glass of bubbles. All courses were delicious and we were offered a free drink on the house as it was for a birthday which was such a treat and much appreciated.

Social distancing and hygiene were taken seriously and me and my friend felt very comfortable with our dining experience during these weird times.

All in all, it was a great lunch and I will be finding another excuse to eat here soon!

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Olive
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise in the heart of Soho! We had a delicious meal on a cold Friday night, the service was impeccable and the food really fresh and tasty! The Vermouth bar was fun, we discovered a few new ones before dining. Despite the street level bar being empty, there was a nice ambiance in the restaurant downstairs which was nearly at capacity. Grazie mille!

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TomO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, atmosphere and value in central London.

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Ted2
London
43 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

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jaguarxjsv12
London
5 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, really good prices for authentic Italian food

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LionelR
London
7 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!

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vipHawkman
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.

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Baldini
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!

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vipFoodieLexus
London
19 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and value for money

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vipOrgtrk
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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LucieA
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.

FAQs

Mele E Pere does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Mele E Pere is rated 4.4 stars by 1678 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.