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Melo Trattoria

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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-384-9080
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (31 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the mood for pasta and too many "Italian" restaurants are pizza and subs. This place had the whole menu, I had spaghetti bolognese with angel hair, fantastic and a large portion. Maybe I should have stayed from the warm fresh bread they...More

1  Thank Wayne D
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Hello! This place is delicious. We ordered the Pasta w/ Garlic & Oil and the specials: Lasagna and the Lobster Ravioli w/ Shrimp. All our plates had generous portions, nice presentation and subtle spices that made it hard for us to select a favorite. Besides...More

1  Thank AllAmerican4
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, perfect service, family friendly and moderately priced; what more could you ask? The best, however, is the authentic Italian food with rich, creamy, spicy & flavorful sauces. Our family enjoyed the Puttanesca, Chicken Parmesan, Tortellini, & Ravioli; all were you excellent and highly...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Thank God the Chianti was excellent or this would have rated poor. The sausage and peppers were at lease edible. The meatballs tasted like they had gone bad. I’m pretty good with meatballs but I can’t tell you what the meat was... they just tasted...More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We arrived around eight on a Saturday evening and were greeted warmly. One had the tilapia and mixed veggies and the other has the tapas lamb chops and salad. The tilapia was done nicely and the veggies a delicious combination of green beans, asparagus, and...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Great food! Great service? Why is there salmon on the menu but no lemon to put on it?! Strange! This has become all too common.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in for dinner with no prior knowledge of this place, and no plan for dinner. It was on our way home and we decided to try it. What a delightful surprise we had! The staff was friendly and attentive; the...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We were in Durham at DPAC and overheard some people talking about how good this restaurant is. So we came. I must say the food was good, the service was good too. My wife ordered lasagna and I ordered lamb with a vegetable medley. The...More

2  Thank 1chevy
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Have eaten there on 6 ocassions and have not been disappointed once. The restaurant is reasonable informal but the food is terrific. The wines are not very high end, but they are more than adequate. Have not had a pasta dish there that I did...More

1  Thank Ross_Charleston_WV
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Hubby & I go there once or twice a year when we just want to get out for some good food in casual surroundings. It's a well-hidden hole in the wall kind of place but very comfortable inside, also had outside dining. The menu rotates,...More

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Dianne T
March 9, 2017|
Response from Dale C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 2 pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 919-384-9080
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