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Melo Trattoria

1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2671
919-384-9080
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Ranked #5 of 641 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For our anniversary, my wife and I recently went here. We had heard lots of positive things about this restaurant. I have to say we were somewhat disappointed. It was by no means bad (except for the drinks), but it was pretty average. The tapas selection is not very large (unsure if that is because it was a weekday). We... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our dining evening at Melo's was lovely from beginning to end. Greeted by warm hostess, seated immediately, and serviced immediately. The service was so professional! Our meals were delicious----house special lasagna and shrimp on pasta. Fabulous garlic bread. And the owner chatted with us to answer questions about the interesting and engaging art in the restaurant. When we return to... More

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Bellingham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Excellent and very friendly and welcoming waitstaff and personnel. Excellent food and desserts, esp the hazelnut chocolate dealie. NOTHING to dislike, it's a wonderful place, warm and friendly, with wonderful food. So nice to go somewhere where you feel "part of the family" and guests from different tables often chat amongst themselves.. A happy place to dine.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What's up, Andre? Have always been a fan of Melos but miss seeing Andre, the owner. The staff is great, but Andre's presence is what makes this restaurant stand above others. Every time we go we they say the Andre "just left". The only other comment I have is that I wish they would serve some rustic crusty bread -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was looking for something light and and more interested In a good wine selection actually. This place fit the bill. Ordered the potato soup which was the soup du jour and it was very good. Followed it with the shrimp tapas plate and it was also very good. A glass of Rioja followed by a glass of the house Malbec... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We saw this place on Trip Advisor and were looking for a nice local restaurant - not a chain. This funky little restaurant was a delight. Not fancy, but the staff was super accommodating and the food was great. Definitely go back next time we are in Durham. Also, loved getting to try their limoncello and grappa.

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 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
1 review
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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