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Melio's Trattoria

2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
+1 520-398-8494
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible17%
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2261 E Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646-9997
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on vacation in Tubac a few weeks ago and stopped in just before closing. We were greeted immediately and shown a table with no concern of the time. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with wine suggestions and menu offerings. As having...More

Thank bsst24
Reviewed 7 April 2017

3 of us stopped for lunch. Enjoyed the house Chianti and Pino Grigio. We shared the mushroom and sausage pizza. It was large enough to satisfy our hunger. We loved the atmosphere and the music (Italian Opera). We would definitely go back in the evening...More

Thank 777BettyL
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friends had recommended Melios as a good place for Italian food. It didn't look promising when we pulled up. Things changed once we went inside. A floor to ceiling glass wall faced the Santa Rita Mountains and the sun was going down. We would have...More

Thank 136GeneK696
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First time to try Melios. Very good good food and service. Cant understand why the place was not very busy on Saturday night. Menu good but could be vastly improved by adding pizza, which is very popular down in this area with the Green Valley...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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...More

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Skelt440
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
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
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...More

Thank TomD_in_Tubac
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,...More

2  Thank Alejandro V
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That we where over charged that is the reason I wrote and there was no reponse. Bob & Mary Flynn loved your tutlini"s brag so much that's why we went but being over charged and no response that's not called for. Lorraine Acquaviva
6 March 2015|
Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
Of course I have no idea what took place but I would call and ask to speak to the lady owner. I have always found her to be very reasonable and quite pleasant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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 85646-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-8494
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