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Melio's Trattoria

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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we have never had dinner at Melio’s, it is a favorite restaurant for lunch on the Sunday’s that we are returning to Phoenix from southern Arizona. Located just north from the busy center of weekend Tubac, it is an oasis of calm with great views of the Santa Rita mountains in the east. The lunch menu is more abbreviated... More 

Thank Robert V
Tubac, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a very hot night and found only a few other tables occupied. The views here are the best of any other restaurant in Tubac. The food was simply prepared and delicious. Excellent salads and great chicken marsala. bread, however, isn't up to what you usually find in a good Italian place, no real cruncy crust or deep... More 

Thank DesertSusan
Green Valley, Arizona
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The view of the Santa Rita Mountains sets the tone for a peaceful atmosphere. The food is excellent. They cook the pasta after you order so that it is fresh and hot when set before you. The food is just exceptional. The customer service is great. It is well worth the trip to experience this restaurant.

Thank azsunrise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Another absolutely wonderful dinner. We love this restaurant! The service was excellent, the food was fabulous, and the ambiance great. If you haven't been here you've missed the boat.

Thank Susan N
Green Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The food was very good. Presentation good and the service excellent. Melio's has the best Italian food in Tubac. Desert is prepared daily and is always very good. We have been to Melio's for family gatherings and just causal dinner after a day in Tubac. The food has always been good

Thank Pavlin99
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We loved loved loved Melio's, the food is amazing, the owners are wonderful and over the top accommodating! The apps, pasta, pizzas were so out of this world great but don't leave without the having the desserts, absolutely the best tiramisu and coconut cream pie we have ever had!! Best restaurant in Tubac by far!!! **********

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Me and my family came to eat at this place it was a great experience for us they serve the best Pastas at this place we would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

Thank nancy87mgn2016
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We had driven by this place and were intrigued with the idea of a decent Italian restaurant in the desert. Out neighbor said "don't miss it!". So on a warm Friday afternoon we decided why not. Much to our surprise it was every bit as good as our neighbor suggested. We were meeting friends in Tubac so didn't do the... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

excellent food and service. Not promising from the road, but the view of the mountains is spectacular. Would return, although their prices seem a bit high.!

Thank Bob M
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We heard that is was a good local place for Italian food. Problem was that called in for reservations with a voice mail message as directed by recorded greeting. Drove to location and found it dark and not open.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-8494

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