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“Mellow indeed by the Roman Ruins”
Review of Melo by the Ruins

Melo by the Ruins
Ranked #671 of 1,130 Restaurants in Sofia
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Melo's gourmet cuisine matched is matched with our casual dining atmosphere. Melo's friendly staff and scenic terrace facing the ruins of the ancient Roman/Byzantine guarantee a truly unique dining experience. One of the best value for money places in Sofia.
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is a replacement of a former bierstube, serving excellent food for lunch and dinner. Established by a Bulgarian graduate of the American University in Bulgaria who returned from business and an MBA in the USA, it features a varied menu with an Italian flavor, including traditional Bulgarian dishes with new and innovative twists, international dishes and desserts. Everything is carefully thought out, whether it be the design of place mats and menus, to the selection of permanent and special dishes. There is a good wine list and good house wines by the glass or half-liter. Prices are surprisingly moderate for this quality: formal dining at casual prices. Lunches are a bargain; gourmet food at neighborhood bar and grill prices. Inside seating is comfortable in a minimalist design; outside is the feature, two decks facing Roman ruins surrounding the natural spring that feeds the Sofia mineral water supply and the former baths. Easily reached by public transport, a short walk from the central Metro station and refurbished city central market. Melo takes reservations and if the increase in clientele continues, are advised.

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Reviewed July 9, 2015
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