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Melio's Trattoria

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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Enjoyable quiet lunch

Had a very nice pasta lunch with a beautiful red wine while enjoying a magnificent view. The owner was extremely pleasant and attentive.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a very nice pasta lunch with a beautiful red wine while enjoying a magnificent view. The owner was extremely pleasant and attentive.

Thank jerhuggins
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Wow! Just lunched at Melio's and I can safely say it is the BEST Italian food I have had for many many years. The place is awesome - its location right next to the service station makes you kind of think it isn't that nice but get through the gates and it has definite wow factor. The cute little garden... More 

Thank BrisCaz
Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Reviews seem to range from terrible to fantastic .... so we stopped after Saturday evening Church to finally find out for ourselves. An immediate pleasant greeting, seating at a table for two with a saucer of olive oil / balsamic vinegar started our evening. Server Denise presented menus, told us the evening specials, took our drink order and returned quickly... More 

1 Thank DesertBoomers
Tubac, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Melio's is a bit of an enigma -- a family-owned Italian restaurant in Tubac, AZ with big city prices. The food is good but not great but the prices are high enough to warrant a much better dining experience. This restaurant is a bit of a puzzle - it is praised by some of our friends and panned by others.... More 

1 Thank RJClancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Been to Melio's twice in the last week. Food has been wonderful, service...fantastic! This is a gem. OOur new 'Favorite

Thank Susan N
Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely the best pizza I have ever had! At Melio's! Fresh sausage with lots of fennel, woody mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, spicy salami. Perfect. Amount of very tasty sauce on very thin and hand made and thrown crust. Perfect! Felt. like I was back in Florence or Rome...but maybe better...

1 Thank Carolyn R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Melio's is our place to go in Tubac. We had a party of six and all had outstanding dinners topped off with a variety of dessert samplings. We have never been disappointed in our dinners over the years. My personal favorite is the Veal Saltimbocca and my wife usually gets the fish special of which the Sea Bass is her... More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Arrived at 5:20 PM. No, I responded, we did not have a (Thursday night) reservation, so we were asked to wait five minutes while they set up a table. Really? They were not set up though open at 11:30 AM and there were only two other couples there. So we observed the staff's frenetic behavior as they set up several... More 

Thank Voyaging
Green Valley, Arizona
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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 

Thank jeanb1876
Decorah, Iowa
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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.

1 Thank Edie108

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Restaurant Details

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
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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