Locanda del Melo

4.7
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108 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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.
What 108 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Exasperilla
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Locando del Melo, and it's great to be able to go back there. The food is as simple and lovely and traditional as ever, the decor and atmosphere remains charming, and Melo and the team are as polite and attentive as they have always been.

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ajmac
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent ingredients beautifuuly cooked. two choices for vegetarians, which suited some of us. Very helpful service and great wine recommendation. A lovely deli/restaurant which I would always recommend.

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CamA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, wine was good. The tables on the street add a great character to the place.

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NedB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here on a whim with my dad, absolutely blown away by the charm, service, value and above all, care and respect to the food. Simply delicious, my new fav and will most certainly come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food, great wine choice and excellent service. Comes highly recommended!

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KeelyP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Valentine’s Day meal. Food was terrific and it’s a very romantic and small restaurant. Wish there had been a vegetarian main for my other half on the Valentine’s Day menu but he was not so bothered. Would highly recommend!

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BeverleyG
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My only criticism is I am plant based and when here there's not a huge choice. I am happy enough to be veggie for one evening now and then in order to fit in with family members. To be fair I didn't request vegan food so maybe they would have accommodated me but I worry that will result in even less choice so I prefer not to do that.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous family Italian

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and cute atmosphere. We had been meaning to come here for some time.

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YuliyaN
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious, genuine Italian food, amazing service and fabulous atmosphere. The fact that there is limited number of tables makes the place more attractive as it creates a sensation of intimacy and home-like feeling. Anyone who wants to experience a couple of hours of pure gastronomic and sensory pleasure should try this place out!

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vipPhilipR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My local place which is in

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JeffZ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super little restaurant. Wholesome Italian home-cooking, and the staff are lovely.
The wine-list is also very decent.

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vipchrisO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Locanda Del Melo... I have eaten here many times with friends and family since it opened.
Excellent food, featuring Italian food cooked and eaten the way Italians would have it.
Wines are diverse and reasonably priced, with many less well known options, so a few things to explore.
All served in a friendly and efficient but not fussy or intrusive way.

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Glutface
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great authentic Italian food in a lovely gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend.

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MichaelZ
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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GabrielleB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

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.

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vipFoodie
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely birthday lunch

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vipMark
London
132 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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fabrizioc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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bettya
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 .

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and excellent service.

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GarrenB
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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iain1985
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JaneB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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CheddarChica
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipjohnofthefarm
London
270 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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vipInaliscious
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

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TigerTaurus
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Rhinosteve
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very welcoming restaurant. Simple Italian food done well.

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vipjohnofthefarm
London
270 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

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.

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Mariel
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JosephW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delight in taste and Italian service

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BeverleyG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JillH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Gourmetgirl
Cheshire
17 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipUberFoodie
London
48 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Locanda del Melo does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Locanda del Melo also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7403 7513.

Locanda del Melo is rated 4.7 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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