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All 17 Tubac Restaurants

Melio's Trattoria

2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-8494
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Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Tubac
Hours:
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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  • English first
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English first
Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant if your in the mood for good Italian food and a nice atmosphere.

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Kenai, Alaska
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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This little place is behind a gas station and not in the heart of Tubac but this shouldn't stop you from going if you are in the mood for Italian food. The food was fine and we had a good time. The restaurant itself is somewhat eclectic, and we found our server to be kind but way over worked. It's... More 

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Tampa, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Second time in a couple of years that I stopped and ate here while visiting relatives in Arizona. Both times were very good. Melio's is off the highway and almost hidden behind a gas station/general store, (we actually found it the first time while stopping at the store). Good Italian food, reasonable prices and good service with great views. I... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have traveled around the U.S a lot and have never come across a better authentic Italian meal! Besides the incredible food (no matter what you order), the service and the waitstaff are always kind, friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The view is out of this world, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. If you ever find yourself... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have been going to Melio's Trattoria for many years and it has never disapointed. Wonderful Italian food (yes I have been to Italy) and the home made deserts are excellent. The pasta is consistently great and the salads - especially in the summer growing season - are fresh and amazing. The service is mediocre but respectable.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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