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Melini Cucina

828 Eleventh St., Portsmouth, OH 45662
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Ranked #9 of 64 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: Italian
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66% Recommend
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Sidney, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Had excellent food on Tuesday and decided to go back on Thursday. Food and service was excellent each time. Atmosphere was also terriffic.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I actually ate at the Ironton location. The restaurant was highly recommended by a friend, but the food was at best ordinary, or worse bland. I think we would have been better off ordering pizza or calzones, but we went with pasta dishes because of the good reputation of the place. The pasta was way over cooked and the sauce... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I spent a significant amount of time in Portsmouth in the 40s and 50s. Now we stop in every 2-4 years to visit family. This past Tuesday we dined at Melini Cucina and it was a great dining experience. Food was excellent, service was friendly & great and very pleasant decor. We travel in an RV and have dined in... More

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Paris, Kentucky, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I'm from out of town on business. I grew up in Boston and know what good italian food is. This has been one of the best in the area. I recommend it and their staff s very friendly - dont forget to ask for a doggy bag!

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Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have gone to Melini's before and it really was bad, but we went back to give them another try. This time I ordered the Salmone with pasta. The Salmon was the worst thing I have ever seen. It tasted like it came form a can and it looked as though it had already been chewed up. It was ground... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We (party of three) were seated quickly and only a short wait for a server to get our drink order. The food was also hot when it finally showed up. And that was the extent of the positives. The server was slow, inattentive and did not know the menu. She did eventually come to check drink refills and the food,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

For a small restaurant they give you a big taste. I had a calzone, and it was delicious. The serving size was great and so was the price. Don't let the outside fool you. It's what's inside that counts. Enjoy!

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South Shore, Kentucky, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I like the menu selection and portion sizes. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The prices are also affordable.

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Barstow, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Small Restraunt with a nice bar, good atmosphere, fine for either date night or family - they had high chairs & a children's menu. Pretty decent selection on the menu, more than just your typical spaghetti & lasagna - tri-sauce ravioli was fantastic, and the sangria was awesome. Portion sizes just right, not ridiculously large - I liked that you... More

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Greenup, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Having eaten at the Melini Cucina in Ironton, Ohio, and Grayson, Kentucky, I was looking forward to my first meal at the one in Portsmouth, Ohio, accompanied by my wife and an adult daughter. I loved the atmosphere and the decor, it is class compared to most other local restaurants. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful as she took... More

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