Locanda del Melo

4.8
56 reviews
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Italian
Locanda del Melo opened in June 2006 with the purpose of bringing to London our 25 years of unique experience in the Italian food industry.
Thus, we personally select and import only the finest quality products from small farms and producers throughout Italy. This ensures that our customers taste varied produce that is of the highest possible quality.
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London
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit, and just as much fun as last time. Great food, very personable service and overall pretty good value. Wine was good too, although not the cheapest. Will definitely be back!

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and very friendly restaurant with good food and very good service. A little gem, I thought.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was utterly delightful. The food, wine, ambiance and service were out of this world, couldn’t fault it. The evening was a birthday celebration but we certainly will not be waiting for the next one before going again. Thank you Locanda del Melo.

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A
London
80 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and its as good as ever even though the menu has changed a bit. The service is truly friendly, the food is delicious, the setting is simple, the prices are, in my view, a little high for the area but beyond that one can hove nothing but praise for everything: food, service, wine, ambience. It is a refreshing change from those over ambitious places that care more about themselves, their trendiness and presentation than they really do about the quality of the food. Really worth a visit.

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YR
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, friendly place with a great welcome and excellent food! I would have given it 5 stars for food if there had been slightly more choice for those who don't eat meat or shell-fish.
A real treat!

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E
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always faultless and enthusiastic. The waiter is knowledgeable and entertaining. We felt like we were in Florence for the night! We’ll be back!

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DN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Locanda del Melo! The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was welcoming and engaging. We celebrated out daughter's birthday with amazing tiramisu topped with a candle and rousing "Happy Birthday" sung by all, led by the staff!

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Locanda del Melo is an Italian restaurant about 12 mins walk from London Bridge tube station. I visited with my wife and two other adults on a Friday evening prior to attending a concert. The service is friendly and quick. The pasta dishes we ordered were all delicious. My wife and I also had a dessert each which were also delicious. The bill was reasonable for London. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely hidden gem serving great real Italian food, with super nice helpful staff.

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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant with really friendly service and excellent Italian food at reasonable prices. Would love to go again, but sadly don't live locally!

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w
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

very friendly
my main dish with crab was very nice
the two ravioli disches were moderate in taste
wine was good

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was warm and friendly. Will definitely be having dinner there again.

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J
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were staying at the hotel across the street so this was very convenient for us. Very small, crowded restaurant--I think it is only 7 tables and 2 are essentially in a hallway. Be sure to get a table in the back room. Mushroom Pasta dish which we shared as an appetizer was excellent. We liked, but did not love our eggplant parmesean. It comes with nothing else and we found the flavours strong. With nothing else on the plate, you cannot switch food bites to soften the taste. We ended up asking for bread. I would recommend this place especially if you are a bit more adventuresome (which we are only a bit)

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food - but very, very expensive wine. In fact, the price of the wine ruined a lovely evening as this is a superb place to eat and the service is very genuine and very warm.

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SD
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! Fabulous service always with a smile. Great pasta with a good varied choice of sauces/ fillings. Goats cheese Bruschetta was a delight and the recommended wines perfect. Super night.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience with great food and excellent service!

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

Live round the corner, have done for yeas, but never got around to trying it, probably too much choice on Bermondsey st. Glad we finally made it, good value, good service, and food that surpassed expectations - good, authentic Italian. Will definitely make it back in the very near future.

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KS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this after reading the good reviews - we were not disappointed.
Lovely food and wine - very friendly staff.
Will go again when we are next in London.

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g
London
145 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For years we saw the pretty Italian deli in Long Lane without realising there were dining tables at the back. We are usually too late to try it but on this occasion after a (brilliant) one-act play at the Young Vic we stopped for supper. A real neighbourhood gem like we had round the corner when we lived in Umbria. A very warm welcome. And we loved the falanghina.

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VE
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a nice time at Locabda del Mela. A very small restaurant with only a few tables inside, a very friendly greating made us feel welcome. After a very hot month in the UK they could have done with a fan to help cool their customers.
The food was good although I could have eaten double the amount of pasta, and it was a bit disappointing that there was a lack of bread!
Loved the wine selection and if it wasn’t for the heat inside we probably would have had a second bottle.

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most authentic, fresh Italian restaurants I have been to outside of Italy. Completely unpretensious and real.

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H
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious fresh homemade pasta and ice-cream. Friendly service.

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C
London
87 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Locanda del Melo is a neighbourhood gem, fantastic for a relaxing meal.

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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I hesitate to make it more popular as this is a really small authentic family run Italian at the back of a deli. Very straightforward so not fancy just fabulous Italian with a menu that changes regularly. A good wine list and super friendly service.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Italian food. Great hosts, conversational, made to feel welcome, every dish made with fresh ingredients and cooked well... this is not a pizza place, this is proper Italian food

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited with my family for my uncle’s birthday. I must say that the service and the quality of the food is exquisite. Very friendly staff!

The only slight negative I have is that although this is a small and intimate place, it’s almost too small. I guess that comes down to personal preference though.

Many thanks for the hospitality!

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service - a bit off the beat and track, but worth it!

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared and cooked food, pleasant and attentive staff, relaxed and casual atmosphere.

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F
London
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in the area. Excellent Italian food and wine. The restaurant is small and the menu does not have a wide range, but they are all delicious! The staff are very friendly too.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning food, excellent and unpretentious Italian food in cosy setting, amazing service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant. Really friendly staff and a warm welcome

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lived up to the reviews. Very helpful with adapting the menu to dietary requirement.
Good range and quality of food. Quiet atmosphere even when restaurant was full. Took time to find but was worth it. Friendly, welcoming and authentic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wonderful menu and brilliant service. Can't recommend enough.

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D
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Such great food and great, knowledgeable service. We will be back!

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IP
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

Went to it because I love Italian food.
It was recommended on Opentable with good reviews.
Not easy to find and is very small + compact.
Had a good deli too.
Wine was good as was the food although the crab linguae had no crab!!! But dish tasted good!

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LA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Food is absolutely good and authentic, service is great too

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JB
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Read the excellent reviews and found them to be true. We were a bit late on a
Saturday night. We called and they said our table would be saved. Woderful service
and food. Reasonably priced Italian wine selection. A bit compact so young children
Probably not advisable.

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the lunch offer. Pasta and wine for £10. The pasta was delicious and the service was very friendly. A lovely hidden gem.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

‘‘This was to my wife’s birthday. This restaurant is a little gem. Absolutely outstanding in every way. The food was superb and the staff were wonderful, even putting a candle in the desert and all coming over to the table to sing ‘happy birthday’. What an amazing evening !

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing. Once you step in it's like being in Italy. So authentic and the staff is lovely. My favourite place in London.

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