Founded in 1981, Melito's restaurant is a family owned and operated business that delivers consistant, handmade food to our local patrons in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Please join us for lunch and dinner as we will be reopening Sundays for brunch this fall. Enjoy everything from our world famous hot dogs to our locally sourced produce along with daily Chef creations including a wide variety of gluten free options.

Pull up a stool at our custom designed, mahogany bar for a cocktail and experience what has made Melito's a neighborhood institution in Richmond's West End for almost 40 years.

Thank you for stopping in. Please stay a while and become a part of the Melito's family.

Using locally sourced produce and herbs help us elevate our food to the highest standards while also supporting our great neighbors and local business owners.

Serving the freshest ingredients available is what separates great restaurants from others. Thanks to our seafood purveyor Profish, we are able to place orders six days a week ensuring the freshest ingredients.

Hand cutting our Certified Angus Beef in house, allows us to opportunity to maintain great quality control so our guest's will have a memorable experience every time.

Using locally sourced produce and herbs helps elevate our food to the highest standards while also supporting our great neighbors and local business owners.

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    I've been going to Melitos from the day they opened in 1981. Always felt at home like I was part of the family. The staff always welcomes me and I consider them as friends. They know about my eating disorders and always accommodate me. I love the food, more importantly I truly love the people. Sunday mimosas and bloodymarys... see ya there

    March Helms

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    Love Melito's! Been awhile since I've been there. Great to be back. Wish the peanut butter pie would come back.

    Mike Rosback

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    Lunch experience was overall great. Promptly seated, fast and friendly service. Waitress frequently made sure everything was up to par. Straight forward menu and ordering process. Food didn’t take long to come out and was overall excellent. Highly recommended.


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    Outstanding service! Efficient, honest, extremely knowledgeable, and fairly priced automobile service. Serviced my Range Rover expeditiously- explained the problems- in and out without any problems- HIGHLY RECOMMEND!


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    Happy to support you all and grab a carry out burger today. Was as easy as possible and tasted GREAT! Stay safe and I’ll be back again soon!

    Parker Bradshaw

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    Food was amazing, service was great. Small place but incredible.

    D. Cohen

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    Wow! What incredible food. Everything is from scratch, and delicious. My kids live the ice cream. Love that the owner is active in the community with the Freedom Flag Foundation.

    Molly Kaufman

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    One of my regular dinner spots--good food that the owners could easily get away with selling at a higher price, but they don't so it's a fantastic deal! The mashed potatoes and fries are some of the best out there. Steaks and burgers are great options for entrees, and the brownie-ice cream desert option is also great.

    Yamin Alam

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    Great food and service. Sailor sandwich was the best I've had.

    Joe Gagnier

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