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Melini Cucina

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603 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662
740-355-3141
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Italian Food

The restaurant is locate din the downtown area in an old building on the main street. I have eaten there several times and enjoyed each. I particularly enjoy the veal parmigean. Everything I have had has been very good, well prepared food. The staff try to make you comfortable and are very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Route52
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is locate din the downtown area in an old building on the main street. I have eaten there several times and enjoyed each. I particularly enjoy the veal parmigean. Everything I have had has been very good, well prepared food. The staff try to make you comfortable and are very friendly. Complimentary breadsticks are served with the meals.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Had the lasagna for lunch. Three layers of pasta with a little meat virtually no cheese inside Flavor did not explode either Average at best

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Best Lemon Cheese cake ever! Our family loves having family dinners at MELINI CUCINA....Kid friendly.....Great place for Date NIte too!

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Louisa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Great Service and even better food. The only thing is the prices are really high for a hole in the wall restaurant. The place was clean the atmosphere was cute and cozy like a bar/cafe' not worthy of such high pricing. They maybe trying to gouge the college students from Shawnee University nearby. Not a place I would comeback to... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Delicious authentic Italian cuisine in a quiet, romantic setting. I have never had a bad meal there, but my favorite dish is the fettuccine alfredo.

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is never busy and I don't know why. I believe it isnt advertised enough because you never see advertising nor does most people in town know it exist;I have literally asked friends and family to accompany us there for dinner and they say they never heard of it but the food is great and so is the service.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The pizza here is great! The restaurant is clean, prices are good but the other entrees are just mediocre. They should really improve the quality of their entrees even if they have to charge more. It's a nice restaurant with a lot of potential. They just need to improve the quality of their food. The pizza is the best in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

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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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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