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Melio's Trattoria

2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Tubac
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Tubac, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had heard good things about Melio's, and today had the pleasure of having a delicious Roman-style pizza for lunch at this unique restaurant. The thin-crust pizzas are scrumptious. I shared a 4 seasons vegetarian pizza with my friend; our husbands shared a meaty one. Everyone was happy! Melio's is NOT a fast-food restaurant, so be patient while your meal... More

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