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Melo Trattoria

1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-384-9080
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tiramisu” (46 reviews)
“tapas” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but quaint restaurant in little strip mall. Unexpected to be so fantastic. The whole ambiance radiated authentic Italian cuisine, from the staff, background music, wine and delicious dishes. Salads were fresh and dresssings were great. My son had a salad with shrimp and they...More

Thank Newdoll
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is a little hidden off the main roads slightly out of Durham proper but worth tracking down. Staff is friendly and service is fast. Prices very reasonable. A good evening of casual dining with very good Italian dishes. Even one very good fish dinner...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have reviewed Melo's before and honestly this trip was not the best but this is my "go-to" Italian restaurant in Durham going at least 3 times per month and often more than once a week. The more experienced staff treat you like you are...More

Thank TotalPerfection
Reviewed 9 September 2017

they treat you like you are family with food that is a notch above your local Italian restaurant great salad, soup and lasagne but also tapas as well friendly but yet efficient staff

Thank bahamastan2015
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped for lunch on a recent visit to Durham. The hotel is close to the Marriott Courtyard. It wasn’t the best experience. We had the Croque Monsieur, traditionally a grilled ham and cheese sandwich with Dijon mustard. It was made differently and included cranberries....More

Thank Bryce S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on way to Charlotte. Highly recommended by friend. Carbonara was delicious. Bruschetta was fresh made and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. Well worth the slight detour.

Thank Buscza1
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Located in a strip mall on Hillandale Road. Easy parking. Red check table cloth decor. Good service. We ate a number of choices tapas style - caprese salad, shrimp in garlic, fried calamari, lamb, and chorizo with cheese. Desserts were tiramisu and canoli. We were...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This is our "go to" place in Durham for Italian food. Family run, and they treat their customers like family. Calamari was excellent, as was the tomato caprese. This night they had their lobster ravioli with grilled shrimp special and it has always been fabulous....More

1  Thank bobhardync
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Today my husband and I enjoyed our first lunch at Melo Trattoria. We’ve heard good things about Melo from several friends (and seen quite a few great reviews) so I’m glad we finally went. Now, It’s nothing fancy … and that’s a good thing. It’s...More

1  Thank Dgtl1
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Hidden on the side of a stripmall, this restaurant is really a gem. My wife and I seemed to be the only non-regulars in the restaurant, but we nevertheless received great service. The food was outstanding, and the wine list, while rather short, has some...More

1  Thank JakeMtl
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Dianne T
10 March 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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