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Melio's Trattoria

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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
+1 520-398-8494
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Bloomington, Indiana
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost a mile north of Tubac on the Frontage Road, some might not find this wonderful restaurant. We arrived on a busy Friday with no reservation. We were welcomed in and a table quickly located although they had too many reservations, and had used up all the menus. We ordered a carafe of house chianti which was delicious. Caye qwas... More 

Thank Guy L
Tucson, Arizona
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a modest, unassuming little place tucked away behind the gas pumps along Frontage Road. Take your time, relax and enjoy the great view of the mountains. The food here is terrific. But here's a hint: don't tell the chef how to cook your food. The chef and his wife owned a restaurant in Rome for ten years and... More 

Thank Skelt440
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great views and decor. Facing Elephant head peak and Santa Rita mountains. Italian restaurant with old world charm. We visit this restaurant at least four times a winter season and always enjoy the experience.

Thank melmB1293BY
Versailles, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We took a drive to Tubac and stopped at Melio's for lunch on the way. The food was authentic and excellent. Highly recommended if you desire a good Italian dining experience.

Thank George H
Rio Rico, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

Thank TomD_in_Tubac
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Alejandro V
Green Valley, Arizona
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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.

Thank Laura L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Susan N
Green Valley, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

1 Thank wes53032
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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396 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 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 

1 Thank Robert V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646
  • 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?