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603 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-355-3141
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Meal in 20 years!

My son, nephew and I ate at this restaurant just by chance on Dec. 27. The food, service and prices were excellent! I can't wait to return to Portsmouth to enjoy another wonderful meal here! And the wine list is great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Eaten here at least a dozen times, will never go back now. Waitress was neglectful, manager curt and patronizing and completely ineffectual. Portion size for $10 lasagna was pitiful. See picture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My son, nephew and I ate at this restaurant just by chance on Dec. 27. The food, service and prices were excellent! I can't wait to return to Portsmouth to enjoy another wonderful meal here! And the wine list is great!

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Good good, good service, good price. Nice place to go to just relax with a good meal without breaking the bank.This is the place you can enjoy being at and want to come back to, and don't forget your doggie bag you may need it

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Lucasville
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

While my family enjoys many things from the menu, I always get the eggplant parmigiana. It's consistently delicious. My favorite place to have it :) Their complimentary bread is very delicious too.

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Sidney, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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
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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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 740-355-3141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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