Since 1988, Melo Puleio has made sure that patrons at his Melo’s Restaurant in Indian Harbour Beach have left happy and satisfied.
Puleio continues his presence in the kitchen of this restaurant that is often the go-to place when celebrities performing at the King Center hanker for some authentic Italian dishes.
With a true love of cooking and food, even as a child in Italy, Melo loved watching his mother cook. Being around so much good food made me realize that cooking was what he wanted to do.
Melo went to cooking school in Sorrento in 1967. That is when his passion for cooking really took flight. Cooking for 45 years, and taking great pride in what comes out of his impeccable kitchen. We buy our vegetables and proteins fresh, make our own bread and pasta daily and that shows in our dishes. We make fish dishes that melt in your mouth, delicious veal and chicken that are must-tries on the menu. Our all-you-can-eat mussels are famous on Thursday nights. It is one of our most popular nights and is always a favorite.
Our al fresco patio is the perfect place to unwind and make the most of our beautiful Space Coast weather. With plenty of seating and our gorgeous sea breeze, we offer a full menu for both food and bar and a chance to relax with someone special or with a large group. This new patio also allows us to open up our banquet room for additional space and even different kinds of events.