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Melini's

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Italian, International
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Jolly Harbour, Jolly Harbour, Antigua
(268) 562-4173
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Italian Food and Pizza

The atmosphere at night is really nice. We have timeshare at Tranquility Bay and always eat here. The food is really good with a great variety of dishes. I didn't feel like going out one night and hubby got pizza here. It was really good too. You won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
telenurse
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Haverhill, MA
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Haverhill, MA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere at night is really nice. We have timeshare at Tranquility Bay and always eat here. The food is really good with a great variety of dishes. I didn't feel like going out one night and hubby got pizza here. It was really good too. You won't be disappointed.

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were staying at Sugar Ridge and walked into Jolly Harbour to check out the restaurants. We were not particularly impressed with the look of Melini's during the day but it becomes an attractive spot at night positioned right on the water with it's attractive lighting. We dined there 3 times during our stay and were never disappointed with the... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to Melini's with our 2 boys and really enjoyed the food. The atmosphere in the evening is lovely, the service was prompt and friendly and everyone loved their food. There is a lot on the menu (and some of it a bit random) so I was a nervous but pleasantly surprised.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We'd escaped from Jolly Beach Hotel so anything would taste good. Nonetheless, we were all impressed, children & adults alike, not least because they very kindly cooked for us, to perfection, a tuna we'd just caught. Very friendly & fun. Try the crepe.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I had eaten in a lot of restaurants during my stay in antigua and this really takes the win. I am vegetarian and was with 4 meat eaters and the range of food for the both of us was amazing. I'm normally limited to one dish, maybe two but here I had the choice of 4/5 which is a huge... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we ordered a pizza to go. We picked it up there. Attention was fine, pizza was a rip off but you get no choice in Jolly Harbour if you want to eat something. It tasted good.

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Oakville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited this restaurant with high expectations based on Trip Advisor reviews. We both had fish and neither one of us finished it. It was previously frozen and very "fishy". Service was extremely slow and quite unprofessional. We had eaten at Al Porto the night before and had fresh fish that was absolutely delicious. My advice is head over to... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

a group of us had a great meal here with some good wine too. Service a bit slow but this is the Caribbean. Great prawn starter and some superb pasta dishes on offer.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We tried Melini's our first night in Antigua. The service was VERY slow, and the food was average. None of the pastas are homemade. Fish was pretty good. The best thing we had was the eggplant parmesan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had escargot, smoked salmon and a pizza. I feel like Gordon Ramsey, but everything is prepackaged, processed and frozen. the pizza had to be precooked off the shelf and all the toppings were bland. to be fair, we spoke with other people that loved the place. Take a shot if you must.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jolly Harbour, Jolly Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Mary Parish  >  Jolly Harbour
  • Phone Number: (268) 562-4173

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International

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