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Melo Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
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1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2671
+1 919-384-9080
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is outstanding and the service is even better. Even though the restaurant is small and often busy, it has a cozy and friendly atmosphere. I highly recommend Melo Trattoria to anyone interested in a quality meal at a reasonable price.

Thank Dale C
Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Durham over 3 years and have been in every restaurant near Melo Trattoria. Last Friday we sat outside here with a great Autumn breeze and had a wonderful dinner. The small plates were excellent. We ordered house salads. My experience is most restaurants don't put any thought into their less expensive salads but the house salad... More 

1 Thank Sally D
Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great food. Great staff. Wonderful ambiance. All of that wrapped in a sensory delight. A varied menu ensures that you will find something here that pleases your taste buds. If in the area, make it a destination to have some food.

1 Thank C S
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Red and white check tablecloth; flickering candlelight; great dinner: Spanish salad, garlic bread and spaghetti with bolognese sauce. Ahhhhhhh. What a treat! Less crowded weekday night. Perfect.

1 Thank joycek522
Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to catch up with friends over a quick meal. Friendly waiters, great ambiance and pocket friendly prices.

1 Thank Naje2013
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Over priced... $14 for a tasteless plate... no seasonings... won't go back.... had to ask for complementary bread..... brought stale dinner rolls..

Thank Memillard
United States
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We would give 10 stars! Excellent fresh food , service , great atmosphere , good price. If we lived in Durham, this would be a monthly go to for sure! Bravo melo's bravo!

1 Thank bayoutraveler123
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Just great!!!!!!!!!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😂🔜🔜🔜🔜🔜 The owner and staff are great, delicious food, traditional italan fare, great ambiance.

Thank RomaRoma I
Decatur, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very personable wait staff, very good food. We ordered the special NY strip with a balsamic reduction and a thin layer of melted Gorgonzola--one of the best steaks we've had in a restaurant anywhere. We also ordered the veal special, which was billed as being in a Marsala sauce, but the Marsala flavor was not very pronounced. Not as thrilled... More 

1 Thank RandWise
Durham, North Carolina
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282 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

They have a good variety of choice entrees, salads and appetizers. The waiters are very nice and the owner is usually there to greet you.

1 Thank dpoin21

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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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 27705-2671
  • 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?