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Italian, Emilian, Northern-Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

A friend of mine is originally from this town and she recommended I came here. I found it to be a lovely little bakery/deli. I cannot speak for the restaurant but I was really impressed by the pizza and Gnocco Al Forno. The dough was...so soft and everything was really fresh! Great prices too. Thank you!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We went twice. Once on the afternoon of our arrival when we were dying for a drink and the following day for lunch. Both times we were served by Giovanni, a wiry young man whose smile starts somewhere above his ankles and by the time...it explodes on top of his head you too are smiling and laughing. For drinks he advised a glass of Franciacorta; it was delicious. For lunch we had a nice plate of 30 month old Parma ham, cappellacci di ricotta con gorgonzola and a good bowl of cappelletti in brodo. Their open Lambrusco was light and fruity and their open Sangiovese was exceptional: full body and long finish. We'd go back again. Giovanni is an extraordinarily nice man. Whitebeard83More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed February 4, 2017

An italian deli at its best. Every kind of cheese, meats, treats you could want. We come to buy to take home but stay to eat then too. One of our first stops when we arrive in Reggio Emilia!

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed September 30, 2016

While the square outside this bar, coupled with the historical colonnade, made this place perfect for a relaxing break, be careful when going inside. :) Swarms of both hungry and angry people will wave all around you like excited zombies, without any reasons. Try to...find a quiet angle to sour your coffe, if you want, but you'll hardly find one, especially during workers breaktime. Indeed, both sweet and savoury food is largerly above the mean and I'll recommend to try them at least once. At lunch, you could choose among a decent spread of plates and the chef is capable of good food combinations. Avoid the swarming people and you'll find it ...cool :)More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We arrived in the Piazza San Prospero at 3 in the afternoon and this place was nicely positioned on a corner. We sat down outside but no-one came. I went inside and smiled at a lady doing some washing up, but she just continued on...her way. I asked a man what was the procedure here and he indicated that you choose your food at the counter and it would be brought to you. We only wanted a light meal to keep us going so we chose the affetati misti - cold cuts of cheese and meats. When this arrived we ordered two glasses of wine and, as the cuts had come without bread, I asked what was the choice of bread, as I had seen many types inside and this was, after all, a 'Panificio'. I was told they would bring 'restaurant bread' and there was no choice. This stuff turned out to be the most disgusting, cheap and nasty bread I have ever tasted, almost raw flour as if it had been underbaked. There were 3 types of salume, four slices of each, and 3 types of cheese, two very small slices of each. The food tasted ok but was a bit sparse. But what astonished me was the bill - 26 Euro for this smattering! I actually queried the amount, something not easy to do with my limited powers of Italian, but I felt so strongly that there must have been a mistake, that I had to ask. I was given very short shrift, and told 'those are the prices in this town'. Now, later on for dinner that night we used a place called Il Tagliere - read the review. We had five times as much to eat and drink as we had in the Melli, for just 45 Euro. You can reach your own conclusion. Tourists will be squeezed hard in the Melli. A few other things to mention before I leave this place with a Stinker of a Review. At various times two different staff members came outside and swept up the pavements and around the tables, and picked up the sweepings in a dustpan. One was a boy working behind the counter, preparing and serving food, and one was a waitress. Neither of them washed their hands after the cleaning up. The guy whom I assumed was the manager spent a lot of time outside bellowing into his mobile phone, and very little time inside actually managing the place. Avoid it like the plague.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed July 20, 2016

I would routinely visit Melli to get a morning coffee along with having the occasional pizza for lunch. It was easier to order at the counter rather than do a table service. The coffee was some of my favorite in town.

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I arrived at 2:30 pm. The place was crammed with clients. A busy and annoyed waiter said briskly that they had just stopped serving at the tables and that if I wanted something I had to go to the counter. I did it and was...served by another grumpy member of staff. The food was fairly good (not exceptional, considered the area), but the tables outside were dirty and no one cared to clean them in an hour that I spent there. I understand that that time of the day is busy, but the staff looked stressed and annoyed. Not the best experience in town.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were hungry and little was open. It was not expensive, but it wasn't spectacular either. Perfectly average.

Date of visit: July 2015
Reviewed July 23, 2015

It s amazing to be able to dine so well in a bakery shop ; all impeccable from food to services. also the chef prepares some contemporary specialities ( pilaf with curry) but the core is the local cuisine.

Date of visit: July 2015
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Top restaurant!super chef and waiter 30% Is to low 👎for this restaurant the right is 90%👍.Best restaurant in Reggio Emilia!!! Chef thanks for your prefererd dish. Familia franck Belgium

Date of visit: July 2015
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Melli Panificio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3