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“Always very good”
Review of Melini's

Melini's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, International
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This was our third trip to Jolly Harbour in the past two years, so we have tried all the restaurants not only surrounding the Harbour but also others nearby. Each time we find ourselves eating numerous meals at Melini's as opposed to only one at any other eaterie. As other reviewers have noted, Adrian and Mark recognize and welcome us with genuine hospitality, and ALWAYS offer excellent and reasonably priced cuisine! This year another couple traveled with us so we tried quite a few items on the menu as well as the daily specials. From fresh local seafood to pizzas to salads to Italian dishes ALL were excellent and the view looking out at the marina and Harbour made each dining experience most enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Robert and Brenda White

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We visited 3 times during our stay and would have gone more often if we weren't ill(chest infections). Always made to feel welcome by either Adrian or Mark and they always recognise us each year, something that doesn't happen in the UK even when frequenting establishments more often. Adrian even remembered which wine we preferred! The setting is ideal and food delicious and plentiful. There is plenty to choose from on the normal menu but you will never be disappointed with the blackboard specials. Prices probably cheaper than the UK and definitely the best value in the Harbour area.

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Thank Diane H
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We went to Melini's one evening and enjoyed it so much we ended up going for the following 2 evenings as well! Normally if a restaurant has many pages of choices you are a little concerned, however, here this is not the case. The food was freshly cooked, good quality and a reasonable price. The pizzas we had on the second night were delightful - a light crispy base and well flavoured toppings. The main courses we had on the other nights (ginger chicken and sea food special) were well cooked and full of flavour. Starters were good and puddings also.
The ambience was very good, the twinkling lights hanging from the veranda gave a romantic and beautiful touch. The decor was well done and overall lent to the good atmosphere.
The bar man makes the best cocktail we have had in Antigua (better even that Sheer rocks!).
Adrian, the host, is attentive and friendly without being intrusive.
To address an earlier review about cats, yes we saw two cats around the restaurant. They certainly did not get on any tables and didn't seem too intrusive. I am not a fan of cats in general but these didn't intrude in our evening. Hygiene at the restaurant was exemplary so I really don't see a problem.
All in all a very nice establishment, good value and well worth a visit or 3!

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Melini's always offers a great range of food and the quality is great - but we always come away wondering how we managed to spend quite so much. I guess everything in Jolly Harbour has the same price tag.

Thank Corinne S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great food, delightfully peaceful setting and superb hosts...what else could you want? I know, the most knowledgeable cocktail batman...and Romeo is here...

Thank Lyn S
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