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Melo Trattoria

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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 - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Charleston, South Carolina
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were in Durham for an overnight visit and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. We went there and were very pleased. The salads were fresh and tasty, the spaghetti was excellent and the wine was good and reasonably priced. The service was also good.

Thank JoelBTraveler
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommendation turned out to be an out of this world experience. From the greeting at the door, I sensed this was not going to be a regular meal. My beau had the spaghetti fruiti de mara [fruit of the ocean] and I had the lasagna. Doesn't sound extreme right? But OMG.... the sauces were light as a feather... More 

Thank Beverly C
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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48 reviews
24 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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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?