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Melio's Trattoria

2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Tubac
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

for the most part the Italian food is well prepared (by an Italian) using good ingredients. We've eaten there several times and with only one exception (the lasagne) we have had excellent meals. Prices are reasonable and the staff are most friendly and quite knowledgeable about the menu items. Tubac is a small, artsy village with a limited restaurant offering... More 

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Tubac, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed a delightful Italian dinner at this Tubac establishment. The chicken marsala and seafood entrees were excellent. Love the small plated sides that accompany most entrees. They are well prepared and delicious. Their pastas are generally excellent and the portions are adequate, not generous. Don't plan on leftovers here. Service was fine but there is no polish or graciousness to... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm a local & am constantly amazed at the arrogant, rude attitude of this establishment. It's less than a mile from our house. Tubac is an amazing, friendly & gracious place to live - no pretences. These people need to get out. You want fabulous authentic Italian .... go down the road another 1.5 miles to the Italian Peasant.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Disappointed, Dissatisfied, Mortified would best describe the experience of our group of 12 that drove down from Green Valley for dinner and fireworks on Independence Day. The restaurant was busy, the service slow and not attentive. Had to flag a server down for beverage and bread refills. We ordered the lasagna which in the past has been good. This time... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visit this restaurant only if you tend toward the masochistic side. My husband and I joined 10 close friends for an evening to which we had all looked forward. My husband ordered the Special - lamb chops - and was served 3 dried up pieces of lamb - each about 1/4 inch thick - which was nearly inedible. He was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The last thing I'd expected was to find excellent Italian food in the Arizona high desert so I went to Melio's with some skepticism, since I love Italian food and I've had the privilege of dining in some of the best restaurants tn Rome. Florence, Milan and many more Italy has to offer I'm usually very critical in my expectations,... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We keep trying Melio's, hoping it has improved, but this is our last attempt. Service was okay (only 3 tables were occupied), but the meal was terrible. The Chicken Marsala was a tiny piece of chicken (maybe 2-3 ounces) covered with the marsala sauce with a lot of mushrooms, making it appear larger. The chicken was over-cooked and was accompanied... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This restaurant has character, great service, fine Italian food, a great view, a full bar and the best chocolate and whipped cream cake desert ever. All at reasonable prices. Choose a Moretti La Rossa Italian amber beer or some wine to go with your dinner.

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Tubac, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Where do you start..lets get going with a warm bread basket that could also be used at the Stanley cup play offs. The service could not have been any worse, six people to serve and not once did anyone come back to do more then take your order ! More wine ?? more hockey pucks ??? I know everyone has... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stopped in here unexpectedly on our way home from Nogales around 6:30 on a Friday night. The restaurant we were going to stop at in Tubac was no longer in existence. My husband said someone had told him they liked this restaurant so we decided to stop. It does not look very promising from the road, but it was... 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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