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Reviewed 15 July 2021

We ordered calamari appetizer, garlic bread and the ravioli bolognese as well as shrimp pasta Alfredo. I would give good marks to the Alfredo pasta snd and the bolognese sauce but the remainder of the meal came off as of it were straight out of...the frozen section of the local grocery. In fact, the calamari looked like skinny French fries. Fake food at real food prices. No thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 May 2021 via mobile

Very nice dinner with good service. Had the bruschetta appetizer and it was very flavorful. Group had pesto pasta with salmon and arrabiatta pasta dish. Both were done very well. Spicy but not too much. Known for their lamb chops but did not get but...the table next to us were raving about them. Cannolis for desert were really good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Excellent evening with delicious food and great service. Our group had Carbonara, Ravioli, Greek Pasta and Salmon. Everything was wonderful and the Tiaramisu and Pecan Pie were Wow!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 March 2021

My husband and I had to stay a night in Durham due to a medical appointment. We were just across the street and it was convenient. What a treat! We shared the meatball Tapas, pasta with Alfredo sauce and shrimp, and cannoli and tiramisu. Everything...was excellent including the service. We will definitely go back when we are in town again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021

I don’t travel through this part of I 85 often, but when I do! I stay at the close by Holiday Inn Express, so I can eat dinner here! I am never disappointed. We had fried mozzarella sticks and my wife had pasta carbonara and...I had the sausage and peppers. Both were excellent. We shared their tiramisu, which we were told was the best around. They were correct, it was! Drinks were also reasonably priced. I will stop here again next time I come through here! For those concerned they are Covid aware and it was safe and clean.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 July 2020

Went for dinner with my daughter and son.We decided on tapas so could have variety.Lambchops were so good ordered an extra plate of them.Our waiter was great.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Little place in a strip mall but big taste and lovely service. My salad was delicious with shrimp and my friend had pesto pasta also with shrimp. The place was packed on a Tuesday night so call ahead, you might actually need reservations.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019

Nice place in a strip mall. We ate dinner. Great food, but slow service. They wanted our order literally one minute after handing us the menus. Then took their time coming back. We did not order food that would take a long time to prepare,...but we waited a very long time for for the food to arrive. My pasta sausage dish was delicious. The others had assorted items, and all enjoyed their meals, sharing bites. After they cleared the dishes, we waited a long time to get the bill, then even longer for them to return with the credit card and receipts. The place was not that busy. No idea why service was so slow.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

This is the kind of Italion restaurant that I think I remember from years ago, though perhaps it was always just a pipe dream. Reliably excellent food in a cozy pair of rooms with pictures of Italy on the walls. And they have grappa!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 29 September 2019

I would give them zero stars if I could. I came here with a group of 10 for my mother’s birthday. I just had an invasive surgery three days ago on my abdomen and I am still very nauseous and sore but wanted to put...on my best face to celebrate with my family. Most food items make my stomach turn right now so I requested the chicken nuggets and fries from the kid’s menu because it’s the most bland thing they offer. They refused to serve me off the kid’s menu stating their age requirement policy. I told them I just had surgery, so they said they would have to see a doctor’s note. I told them I would love to show them my history of the past week on Duke My Chart, but I said that really isn’t appropriate and an invasion of my privacy just to buy some chicken nuggets and fries. They still declined to allow me to order that item. RIDICULOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. A doctor’s note to order chicken nuggets????More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes - it is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 am until 2 pm.
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Melo Trattoria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5