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Melio's Trattoria

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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-8494
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11:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Melio's is the best Italian food sout of Tucson and better than most in Tucson. The portions are modest but the quality and service are superb. We eat there 5 or 6 times a year and are never disapointed. The reviewer from April 2014 who gave it 1 star obviously confuses quantity with quality! She should stick with Olive Garden... More 

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Thank TomDinTubac
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The wait was very long, having considering the fact that the owners were very rude , well here I go with some old friends of mine to dine here as we have heard really good things about. I regret it and so do my friends, the food tasted like it was freezer burned, yuck!! Very lousy service overall food took... More 

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Thank Alejandro V
Green Valley, Arizona
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215 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have lived in southern Arizona for 13 years, all this time I've heard about Melio's but had never been there. What a wonderful surprise! I found the food to be very good and the service was excellent. We were celebrating birthdays and were treated like royalty. I will go back for dinner and try other dishes.

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Thank Laura L
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Once again...awesome food! This is a treasure!! Love it! Kay is wonderful-great service and love the atmosphere!

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1 Thank Susan N
Green Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

One word>>>>FABULOUS. Service was very attentive, the food was typical old world Italian. Stands head to head with any other restaurant in the area.

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1 Thank wes53032
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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350 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

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 

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1 Thank Robert V
Tubac, Arizona
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150 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 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 

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1 Thank DesertSusan
Green Valley, Arizona
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 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.

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1 Thank azsunrise
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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.

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1 Thank Susan N
Green Valley, Arizona
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-8494

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