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Melo Trattoria

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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
+1 919-384-9080
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 

1 Thank TotalPerfection
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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 

2 Thank Fingerpicker8
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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184 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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.

Thank Cathie M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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 

1 Thank Katie T
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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.

Thank FloridaSmurfy
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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.

1 Thank JimChee
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I have now been to this restaurant for dinner twice. The first time was with a large group, so I give the restaurant some slack when dealing with large groups. I thought my food the first time was just OK...not bad, but nothing so wonderful that I would run to come back there again. The first time I had gotten... More 

2 Thank sushiblues
Alexandria VA
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were staying at a close-by hotel and the staff recommended Melo's for dinner. What a great find for two weary travelers. Sure, the service and atmosphere were great and the prices were reasonable but the best part was the food. We enjoy tapas-style dining and this was some of the best we have had domestically. We sampled four different... More 

1 Thank GardenerDave
Fort Pierce, Florida
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Excellent atmosphere and delightful flavor in the lasagna dish I had. As for the book about Rome "then and now" if you're sitting alone. Very interesting read and lots of photos.

1 Thank BuzeeBee
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I had a Gyro here and it was pretty decent. Also very affordable prices and customer service. It's also located in a really continent location which is a plus

1 Thank bee a

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?