I have to agree with the guy below me!! I take my kids there every sunday and every time I walk through the door I am welcomed with a friendly familiar face. The atmosphere and staff just scream a strong sense of family and community, it's like that old cheers show song, "where everybody knows your name." Im there almost everyday now since they added the childrens menu, everytime i ask the kids what they want, they say pizza!! Just cant get enough!! Dont ever change!!
I love being able to bring my family to Melo's.. It started off as a family tradition 30 years ago when my dad took me there for the first time, now im glad I get to share the tradition with my children who absolutely LOVE going there. The pizza is amazing and the service is great. Want a great place to take the family and feel like family? Then go to Melo's..
I've been going to Melo's for over thrity years and I have to say that it is one of the best pizza/pasta places in the bay area. They really do a great New York pizza the &quot;old school&quot; way where they toss the dough in the air with nice thin crust. I really love the pastas too because they do them one at a time and all the sauces are done fresh. My mother does't make pasta this good. Anyway I always have a great experience there and would recommend this place highly.
Don?t ever eat there again!!!! It was the worst treatment we have had at any restaurant or any public place that we have ever been to. A waitress was extremely confrontational and rude to us. She sat our party in a main aisle way when she knew we had two small kids, 1 year and 3 years. Of course the kids didn?t want to sit in their chairs the entire time so I got up with them so they can walk around near our table. I always moved them when people needed to get by. The waitress raised her voice to me telling me I had to move the kids because she and the other waitresses needed to get by. I was shocked and angry that a waitress would speak to me in a rude such a matter. She could have asked me in a nicer tone and I would have been happy to take the kids outside. Since I was so appalled, I told her to ?go on by? in a firm tone right back. She didn?t like that and started to complaining to who we found out later was the manager. We then told our waitress to get the manager. He came to our table TEN minutes later. When he came, the girl stood right next to him with her hands on her hips raising her voice at us when we told him how rude she was to us. We told her we weren?t speaking to her and she needed to leave. The girl stormed off. We told the manager in a calm tone what had happened but he didn?t seem to care. He was just like, ?uh huh, uh huh, I?ll take care of it.? We knew he wasn?t going to do anything because he just seemed to brush off our complaints and we were right. He didn?t comp us anything nor apologize and he even included the gratuity on our bill. We just paid and left because we didn?t want to deal with it anymore. NEVER eat there again!!
Had lunch June 17. My date ordered ordered a pasta dish with cream sauce. There was not enough sauce to coat the noodles. The waiter never came back to check on us. I eventually waived him down and asked if he could provide a little more sauce. While the waiter agreed there was little sauce, he said it was the restaurant's policy to charge for any extra sauce. My mouth dropped in astonishment. We asked for a box so my date could take it home and apply her own sauce. She told me she never wanted to eat at this restaurant again.
<br>Mark, Martinez, CA
East coast transplant for 17 years now and a great pizza is difficult to find out here, more so in the Pleasant Hill. Any ways Melos has a decent Pizza. The sauce though is just bland so if you pile up on the toppings then you probably would not notice.
Excellent Caesar salad, pizza, lasagna; Friendly, family atmosphere; Reasonable prices
I've been going to Melos for 25 years! Must have the Caesar Salad everytime. The home made croutons are great and the caesar dressing is perfect. The owners have started skimping on the salad size in the last year or two, but it depends on when you go. The pizza is better than most in the Bay Area - not up to the best in NY of course, but consistently good. Always ask for extra sauce, thin crust and fresh garlic. The Lasagna Verde (veggie lasagna) is fabulous... ask for it well done. The Ravioli Portofino is terrific - ravioli stuffed with shrimp in a decadent cream sauce - yum. Always friendly staff. Always family feeling. Always reasonable prices. The parking is easy too. And you can call for take out - it will be ready to pick up in 20 minutes. A great and easy way to have a tasty dinner at home.
Melo's doesn't mess around. You can tell by the weight of the pizza. Great everything. And a bottle of wine is easy on the wallet. Try it once and you will wish they delivered, because when you want pizza, this is it.