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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%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 3, Durham, NC 27705-2659
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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...More

Thank Beverly C
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
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...More

1  Thank Sally D
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
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
Reviewed 18 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
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
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
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

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Thank RomaRoma I
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...More

1  Thank RandWise
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Dianne T
Are you open for lunch?
9 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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