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Melo Trattoria

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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
919-384-9080
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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United States
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We would give 10 stars! Excellent fresh food , service , great atmosphere , good price. If we lived in Durham, this would be a monthly go to for sure! Bravo melo's bravo!

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Thank bayoutraveler123
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just great!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😂🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜 The owner and staff are great, delicious food, traditional italan fare, great ambiance.

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Thank RomaRoma I
Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very personable wait staff, very good food. We ordered the special NY strip with a balsamic reduction and a thin layer of melted Gorgonzola--one of the best steaks we've had in a restaurant anywhere. We also ordered the veal special, which was billed as being in a Marsala sauce, but the Marsala flavor was not very pronounced. Not as thrilled... More 

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1 Thank RandWise
Durham, North Carolina
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

They have a good variety of choice entrees, salads and appetizers. The waiters are very nice and the owner is usually there to greet you.

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1 Thank dpoin21
Durham
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Melo Trattoria is one of my "go to" places for dinner. It is close to where I live. My wife loves it. They offer a consistency and quality that is amazing with service that is hard to beat. Last week I opted for lunch and to my surprise, I couldn't believe how much food came for lunch at an amazing... More 

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1 Thank TotalPerfection
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Melo Trattoria & Tapas is apparently a family run restaurant at the end of a strip center (Croasdaile Commons) on the outskirts of Durham, NC. Based on the menu, I would call it a fusion of Italian and Spanish cuisines. My wife and I stopped there for dinner on a Monday evening around 7:30. When you walk in it has... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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176 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is one of the few restaurants in north Durham and is better than some. It is a comfortable place and popular with local residents. There is outdoor,seating available. The food is average. The wines are a bit expensive for the so-so quality.

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Thank Cathie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Melo's is top notch in every way. They serve Delicious cuisine made fresh to order, have the best chicken wrap I've found and the friendliest staff. I have gotten used to eating here for business lunches and take out since my office is so close and it's my own Cheers atmosphere. I've taken many people here from all walks of... More 

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1 Thank Katie T
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Quaint restaurant and great service. But the menu was small and the food was fair. Nothing was special about any of the dishes we had and I could have probably done better cooking at home.

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Thank FloridaSmurfy
Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Melo Trattoria is one of my favorite dinner spots in town. The food is at least above average and it has a nice low-key atmosphere. The only reason I don't eat here more often is that I feel as though it's more expensive than it ought to be.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-384-9080

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?