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Melo Trattoria

1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2671
919-384-9080
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Ranked #4 of 642 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Italian, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We tried Melo on a whim, wanting to try a place new to us. Traditional setting with attentive wait staff. They were great helping us with dietary restrictions. Food was fresh and authentically prepared. Will definitely eat here again!

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New York,New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wonderful food, atmosphere, service and location! Superb Mediterranean, tapas and wines.Fantastic chef and waitstaff.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

visited this place for the first time last week for lunch on my lunch break and had a lunch special. I had a half BLT and and soup that way to die for! for the place being as busy as it was, the two servers were very attentive. a lady name asha was very kind and made sure to keep... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had looked at the ranking for restaurants in Durham and decided to try this one since it was No. 7. We had wonderful food, the waiter was engaging and his advice was right on the mark, the food was reasonably priced and of excellent quality. This will be a definite repeat. We really enjoyed the entire experience and apparently... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went here for a business meeting. The waiter was friendly and attentive. It's a cute little place and it's your basic Italian Food. I had the mozz/tomato salad (can't remember what they called it) and it was fresh and yummy. Then had their Lasagna, which is not on the menu, but apparently it's a part of the regular offerings? Oh... More

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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I always try to eat at the local hotspots during my travels. Saw this place listed on TA. I asked the waitress, Mary, for a recommendation and she recommended the lasagna which was not listed on the menu. After ordering, the manager saw me playing with my phone, so he brought over a history book about Italian artcitecture which help... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love Melo's. They have the BEST Greek Salad that I have ever eaten. I have lunch from Melo's a least once a week. Great food!

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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

The salmon was great, as was the pasta and soup. Really charming for what looks like a hole-in-the-wall place from across the street. Nice decor. With the fine food, why paper napkins and butter encased in plastic? Staff was attentive without hovering. No wait to be seated and my beverages were topped off without having to ask. Hope it lasts... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had a great time at Melo! I came back for an item from the lunch menu and they were able to acommodate my request. the staff is very friendly and helpful! Love the beer and wine selection they offer!!! Still, what makes my day is their freshly squeezed OJ (sometimes tangerine) and the tiramisu!

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Hillsborough, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was the recipient of a gift certificate from this restaurant and am so happy I got it! My husband and I had dinner here on Saturday night 6/21/14 and loved everything about it. The wait staff was fantastic, super attentive without being obnoxious. Even the additional support staff was talkative and seemed to really enjoy their jobs. The food... More

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