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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
520-398-8494
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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
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Great views, average food.

Tubac does not have a lot to offer for us city folks who have been spoiled by lots of fabulous choices. The food here is OK.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2012
coloradolaurel
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Denver, Colorado
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Green Valley, Arizona
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

My husband and I have been missing authentic Italian food and were pleasantly surprised when we found Melio's. I had the best eggplant parmesan ever. My husand loved the lasagna. All the pasta is homemade. The food was wonderful! We visited at lunch and had a lovely view of the Santa Rita mountains.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Tubac does not have a lot to offer for us city folks who have been spoiled by lots of fabulous choices. The food here is OK.

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Prescott, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Although we've read some negative comments about Melio's we had a great meal two years ago when we visited Tubac so we went back again this year. The food was very good as was the wine. My husband had a seafood pasta plate that was the special and loved it. I had the carbonara and it was very good. The... More 

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Green Valley,AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Melios has been an institution in Tubac for a number of years. Outstanding service and real Italian Cusine. They offer a Gluten-Free Menu and Melinda ( the Owner) does make sure everything is according to "code" ! The service staff is very accomodating. Italian food at its best.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I'll admit...I'm VERY picky about Italian food. Melio's was not bad, but nothing special either. My wife's seafood was OK, but nothing special. My veal was cooked well, but the seasoning was rather bland. The atmosphere was nothing amazing, but the views of the Santa Ritas were outstanding (although since we went at sundown it didn't last long!). The one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Loved everything - great ambiance. Went twice during a short stay in Tubac!

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Loveland, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

On a business trip, my group needed a stop over between Tucson and Nogales where we could eat. What a surprise to find a first rate Italian restaurant in Tubac. The Lasagne was the best I have had in the U.S. in years. The owner of this establishment indicated all his food comes from recipes from his Italian mother. It... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We were visiting the Tubac area and had not stopped at Melio's for a couple of years. We were very happy we returned. My mother had veal marsala, my husband the pasta with meat sauce and I had the eggplant parmigana. Each dish was excellent. We were greeted by the ower who has always been delightful and our server was... More 

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phoenix
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87 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Yes, folks! There is fantastic authentic roman italian cuisine in Tubac, AZ! The owner and family are from Italy and are very proud of their transplanted dishes. Pastas, pizzas, chicken. Mangia, Mangia, Mangia.

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Nogales, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I went to eat Melios with a group of friends not knowing what TRUE italian food was. I have to say if you like that "olive garden" type of pasta than by all means go ahead and eat there. But think about what you're getting? The endless pasta bowl with what ever sauces you want? The pasta has been sittingin... More 

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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?