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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-8494
Today
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We've tried Melio's several times to see if it would improve. We're from Chicago, spent a lot of time in Italy and love good Italian food. Melio's doesn't fit that bill and hasn't improved through the years. Not terrible; just very bland and safe. Nothing creative; even the bread is nothing to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
jeanb1876
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We've tried Melio's several times to see if it would improve. We're from Chicago, spent a lot of time in Italy and love good Italian food. Melio's doesn't fit that bill and hasn't improved through the years. Not terrible; just very bland and safe. Nothing creative; even the bread is nothing to rave about. Great building with a killer view... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have always had pasta and salad when we have gone so I can't comment on their pizzas. The pasta dishes are very good. The only desert I have had is tiramisu which is excellent.

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NASHUA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Food was okay. Too much salt in the dishes. The fresh pasta was good but it took forever to get our meal, One half hour. Wait staff was too busy chatting.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My friend & I had dinner at Melio's Trattoria this past weekend. Last time I was there the Pizza was very good, my mistake to order another dish. The bread was stale & tasteless. My friend ordered the angel hair pasta with lemon & capers. The dish was DRY & the capers were mushy. She said, you can take a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant could use some service staff training. The bread arrived with no plates, no butter or olive oil and we had to ask. When my husband asked for what kind of scotches they had the waitress said she didn't know and she didn't show any inclination to find out. The food was OK--- not overly amazing. The wait staff... More 

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Tucson
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very charming family owned restaurant serving familiar northern Italian dishes in a clean but hidden space behind a gas station. You have to look for it away from the tourist shops down the road. Service is good and friendly and the food is made to order so easy for food allergy diners. Full service bar and in-house made desserts, different... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Last week we went too Melio"s with our friend Bob & Mary my husband ordered a drink and I had icetea, then he had crab ravioli and I had fetticini which both where 14.95 each then we had cream cake which that was 2 pieces our bill was 70.00 dollars and we left a 9 dollar tip, when I got... More 

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Newport Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Seven of us had a spectacular Thursday night dinner. It was full and noisy with live music and dancing due to a wedding party. That made it more fun but hard to talk! Specials included Lasagne with home made pasta, and a seafood with red sauce with home made pasta. Seafood filled with clams, muscles, calamari and shrimp. Both were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had the calzone and was told it didn't come with marinara so I asked for it on the side. Didn't happen. Was supposed to contain mushrooms, prosciutto, and cheese. No prosciutto. Waitress didn't do anything about this either. Also, my husbands portion of pasta was of appetizer size. Not returning

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Wisconsin
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in a set of retail buildings to the north of the shopping village of Tubac,but we still expected it to be busier than it was when we dined on a Thursday evening. We planned our dinner so that we could see the sun setting on the mountains, but it was not that sunny, and I... More 

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Additional Information about Melio's Trattoria

Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
Phone Number: 520-398-8494
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-8494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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