Locanda del Melo

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£26 to £40
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Italian

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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.
What 93 People Are Saying
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MZ
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This very hospitable and friendly owner does not accept any other ingredients other than fresh and preferably from northern Italy. The owner is modest when offering the card, as if there is insufficient choice, but there is more than enough choice. This restaurant has a limited number of places so reservations are recommended, especially if more people discover how good the food is here.
We have eaten here several times, this while there is sufficient supply in London, but after the first time dining here we had to try several dishes off the menu and that was certainly not without merit.
Sufficient choice in wine, the cheapest is already deserving, the rest is what everyone wants to spend.
The cook makes magic, taking a small look into the kitchen is definitely worth it. A small space where there is order and cleanliness.

GB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely evening. Will definitely go back regularly for the great wine selection and delicious food!

SK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Great food and lovely restaurant, but was let down by the staff.

After waiting a long time after the main course, no one gave us a dessert menu. Having then asked for one, still no one came round to take our order. It's a shame because this let the evening down. I usually don't leave reviews of any kind, but the lack of service did let this place down. I would understand more if it was busy, however it is a very small restaurant and so attention to detail should have been a lot better.

F
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Chose this because of the fantastic reviews, but we were very disappointed. It’s not one that we will be frequenting - noisy, tables literally on top of each other and the pasta dishes we tried were poorly executed. The service was ok and the wine was quite nice too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch

M
London
129 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We asked for the ribeye to be medium rare, but sadly it was more like rare and o let warm not hot

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

One of the best places in london where eating truly "the italian way" ...

b
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A truly beautiful and cosy authentic Italian restaurant, feels like a piece of Italy hidden in SE1.

Staff are simply amazing ...

Such a beautiful place to dine or even just have a glass of red...

Love this place .

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service.

GB
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this restaurant. Do believe all the recommendations you read, they are true.

Both vegetarians and meat eaters will dine like kings here!

Without a doubt I will be visiting next time I am in the area.

i
London
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cosy, great atmosphere, authentic fresh food and excellent service. Also reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend!

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Cramped but beautiful food and good service. Quite pricey but a treat nonetheless

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best meal in London for a long time - certainly much better than a lot of pricier places. Staff very accommodating of our party of seven, delayed by tubes etc. Would return here over almost anywhere on Bermondsey St.

SH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Four of us enjoyed a lovely evening meal at Laconda - great food with recommendations from the restaurant, good value for money and excellent, friendly, service. I would definitely recommend it to friends and hope to return at some point.

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

True Italian food served well and excellently prepared. My pasta stuffed with slow cooked duck was delicious. My partner's main was a late substitution to the menu, tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, and was generous and equally tasty.

I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Best Italian food north of Italy.
Everything was absolutely divine, but the tiramisu was just out of this world.
Service could be improved, but seems a new waiter was working so will not hold them accountable unless it’s the same next time.

TT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful little gem of a place - a handful of tables behind the shop. Warm and welcoming, gorgeous food. Great atmosphere.

R
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Very welcoming restaurant. Simple Italian food done well.

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Delicious food and excellent value. It can be very noisy though in the small space. Speedy service included removing the plates before the course was finishes. Still a favourite.

M
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, extremely attentive and personal service - great experience every time. Especially like sitting outside the restaurant

JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a delight in taste and Italian service

BG
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a little gem - a tiny restaurant with great food and wine and very friendly service at a sensible price.
If I lived in London I would go often, as it is I will plan future trips so that I can go when possible.

JH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a delightful Sunday afternoon meal. Everything was perfect.

G
Cheshire
17 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant. Staff were warm and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. We both had pasta and both dishes were delicious and cooked to perfection. We also had a carafe of quality Montepulciano at a very reasonable price. Will recommend to friends and family. Can't wait to return.

UF
London
48 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant In all ways. Lovely warm staff as well.

MT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ristorante bellissimo, cibo molto molto buono, primi da ristorante stellato!

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Husband and I went here for our first anniversary and it was lovely, small and intimate. having grown up in Italy I am quite picky about my italian food, but this place knocked it out of the park. Best dinner we have had in a long time. The owner/manager was delightful, explained how the dishes were made, and quite clearly took pride in everything. Can't recommend highly enough

D
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely little find in London. Small and intimate restaurant. Great food

M
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very god food, friendly staff, and very good service❤️

j
London
269 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A limited menu serving excellent Italian food. Emphasis on fresh ingredients and great prepratiion leads to delicious dishes.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall a fantastic evening. Small and intimate space. Service with a passion. Can't wait to try out the breakfast.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderfully welcomed and food as good as usual - small but packs a big punch

EQ
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing pasta 👌🏽

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ND
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food as last time, we will come back again

UF
London
48 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favourite Italian in London

TB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent would highly recommended and would definitely return

NF
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The seafood starter and chocolate pudding were both amazing. Can’t fault these dishes at all. The seafood tagliatelle main course was good but way too salty. The service was attentive and the atmosphere enjoyable. Will definitely be making a return visit soon.

KS
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely lovely restaurant- exceeded expectations and will definitely be returning!!

k
London
69 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
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!

GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 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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