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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2671
919-384-9080
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Melo Trattoria is a must visit. We walked in and were immediately helped by the owner. He was so nice and hilarious. Once seated, our waitress was very helpful with food and wine suggestions. We started off with a chorizo and cheese tapas which was amazing! Then for the main course, I had the lobster stuffed ravioli topped with shrimp... More 

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Durham NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been wanting to try Melo but we kept going to Blu Olive next door. After reading the other reviews, we were somewhat hesitant, however we decided to go for our anniversary. We made reservations and were warmly greeted and seated. It was a busy Saturday night so we were seated in the back room of the restaurant. Our... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This little gem is the best in Durham! We were told about it a few years ago and ate here a few times a month until we moved away. The whole staff is so welcoming and always friendly. We have tried the whole menu and nothing has ever disappointed us.

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Shelby, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to give Melo a try. We made a reservation and our table was ready for us at the appointed time. Everyone who works here has a serving attitude! it'll the dishes are from scratch like grandmas in Brooklyn. Even the Lasagna which is not on the menu, but they prepare loads of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

What a pleasant discovery! The food and atmosphere was that of a real Italian trattoria. Décor was simple but loaded with various scenes from various cities in Italy. Food was well seasoned, nicely presented and cooked from scratch. Pasta served al dente with a wonderful marinara sauce and homemade meatballs came close to winning out over the special of the... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Been here about 5 times now for business meetings and love it! My new favorite place to eat. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive and management is very nice too. Great for everyone!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Fantastic food here - homemade Italian - as good as in NYC. Service is wonderful - makes you feel welcome and part of their family. Recommend anything with Marinara - unbelievable ravioli. Cannoli taste like they're right from Mulberry Street. Don't overlook this place on your next visit to this area.

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Want to be treated like a King or Queen...AND eat outstanding food? If so, visit Melo Trattoria and Tapas. Went there with my wife and 3 daughters and could not have been more pleased. I am NOT a fan of spending money for food that could easily be duplicated for a fraction of the cost at home. I am also... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Food, service, ambience, all wonderful. Dining here is "an experience" in itself. The appetizers and salads are generous portions and delicious. The wait staff treated us like we were royalty. I LOVE this place!

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Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Talked with Chef Andre/owner today. It was great to see him back after a hiatus. He is planning some new menus and they promise to be be really wonderful. He revealed some plans, but I won't pass them along, I don't want to steal his thunder. Our lunch today was really great and the service is wonderful. I have two... More 

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Additional Information about Melo Trattoria

Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2671
Phone Number: 919-384-9080
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Tapas

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