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Melo Trattoria

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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-384-9080
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Over priced... $14 for a tasteless plate... no seasonings... won't go back.... had to ask for complementary bread..... brought stale dinner rolls..

Thank Memillard
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We would give 10 stars! Excellent fresh food , service , great atmosphere , good price. If we lived in Durham, this would be a monthly go to for sure! Bravo melo's bravo!

1 Thank bayoutraveler123
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Just great!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😂🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜 The owner and staff are great, delicious food, traditional italan fare, great ambiance.

Thank RomaRoma I
Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very personable wait staff, very good food. We ordered the special NY strip with a balsamic reduction and a thin layer of melted Gorgonzola--one of the best steaks we've had in a restaurant anywhere. We also ordered the veal special, which was billed as being in a Marsala sauce, but the Marsala flavor was not very pronounced. Not as thrilled... More 

1 Thank RandWise
Durham, North Carolina
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328 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

They have a good variety of choice entrees, salads and appetizers. The waiters are very nice and the owner is usually there to greet you.

1 Thank dpoin21
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Melo Trattoria is one of my "go to" places for dinner. It is close to where I live. My wife loves it. They offer a consistency and quality that is amazing with service that is hard to beat. Last week I opted for lunch and to my surprise, I couldn't believe how much food came for lunch at an amazing... More 

1 Thank TotalPerfection
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Melo Trattoria & Tapas is apparently a family run restaurant at the end of a strip center (Croasdaile Commons) on the outskirts of Durham, NC. Based on the menu, I would call it a fusion of Italian and Spanish cuisines. My wife and I stopped there for dinner on a Monday evening around 7:30. When you walk in it has... More 

2 Thank Fingerpicker8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is one of the few restaurants in north Durham and is better than some. It is a comfortable place and popular with local residents. There is outdoor,seating available. The food is average. The wines are a bit expensive for the so-so quality.

Thank Cathie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Melo's is top notch in every way. They serve Delicious cuisine made fresh to order, have the best chicken wrap I've found and the friendliest staff. I have gotten used to eating here for business lunches and take out since my office is so close and it's my own Cheers atmosphere. I've taken many people here from all walks of... More 

1 Thank Katie T
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Quaint restaurant and great service. But the menu was small and the food was fair. Nothing was special about any of the dishes we had and I could have probably done better cooking at home.

Thank FloridaSmurfy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-384-9080

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