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Melini Cucina

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603 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4023
+1 740-355-3141
11:00 - 22:30
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

When I want to treat myself to a good meal or take someone out for a special meal, this is an excellent choice. I like a good italian meal with a glass of wine. I am not one to go out to eat alone but I don't hesitate to dine alone at Melini Cucina's. I am a creature of habit... More 

Thank KEC66
Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We hesitate to order seafood in a restaurant that is in a land locked state and located in a small town. I took a risk and won. I ordered the Zuppa Di Pesce ($16) which is shrimp, mussels and clams sautéed in white wine with marinara sauce. Very tasty although the white wine did thin the red sauce significantly. Most... More 

Thank Mike H
New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is ok and the service was good but neither are screaming for a second visit. I had the spaghetti which should be an easy Italian dish but not for them. It tasted like the sauce had been watered down.

Thank tretrac00
Portsmouth, Ohio
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy good Italian food with a friendly staff this is the place you want to visit. The food is excellent and the atmosphere laid back and comfortable. The homemade bread is delicious and a great prelude to a great meal.

Thank gpenix59
Portsmouth, Ohio
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

As you can tell by my title I really like their bread. Recommend the manicotti with angel hair pasta and their calzones are great also.

Thank Fryesof4
Russell, Kentucky
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is my favorite place in town for pizza. You can taste the fresh tomatoes in the sauce. It's delicious and CHEAP--$14 for a large pizza and the slices are HUGE. If you're not in the mood for pizza, there's a ton of options to choose. My go to is the Catalina Florentine!

Thank amandarenalewis
Casstown, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been to this place twice in the past 2 years. We come during The DTWC and love this place. The food is amazing and authentic. Wish they were closer to where we live. We love Italian food and this is good place.

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

It's okay..haven't been there in awhile because shortly after they opened- the food started being not so great. Maybe different ingredients or recipes. I'm not sure. But anyway I decided to give it another try yesterday..and it has been a few years since I'd eaten there however, I discovered that it's not bad. Atmosphere is great. Food is lacking that... More 

Thank Rmarsh7867
Maineville, Ohio
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

This is actually Belini Cucina.....on Chillicothe street in Portsmouth, Ohio. We had a wonderful meal here, service very good and priced moderately. Having been to Italy several times we know this type of food and had no complaints at all. They were very busy......always a good sign, and many larger (6+) groups were there. We'd go again for sure!!

1 Thank Julie K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Chillicothe St, Portsmouth, OH 45662-4023
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 740-355-3141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?