Mile 62 – Meloni’s, Uniontown, Pa.

Meloni's, Uniontown, Pa.

Meloni’s has long been a staple of the Uniontown culinary scene, serving near-authentic Italian food for over 60 years. Founded in 1950, Meloni’s has remained in the same Main Street location to the present. The restaurant remains under local ownership, and has been consistently voted as a favorite place for Italian food for locals, as reported by the Herald-Standard, the newspaper for Uniontown.

Obviously, Meloni’s in known for its Italian food, which patrons frequently rave about on various online reviews. And it’s true, the pasts sauce at Meloni’s has a more, what I would say, cream-like texture that is hard to find in most Americanized pasta sauces. Every dinner/lunch entree is served with your choice of pasta (I had spaghetti), a salad and Italian bread. Of the numerous specialties at Meloni’s, the veal parmigiana is probably the most renowned from what I’ve heard – so of course, that’s what I ordered. The dish definitely lived up to its reputation. The breaded veal cutlet was well-cooked and the salad and bread were fresh.

The veal parmigiana, a Meloni's specialty.

Though the dinner menu can be a bit pricey for a grad student with a fixed income (like me), lunch prices go the opposite – almost being underpriced, considering the quantity and quality of the food. Of course, though Italian food is featured at Meloni’s, there are other, more American-style, options available.

The inside of the restaurant is decorated for the most part in red, white and green – adding to the Italian nature of the restaurant. There is also a full bar area, which is separated from the dining room. Service is available in either section, and the wait staff is extremely attentive and efficient.

The dining room at Meloni's in Uniontown, Pa.

Meloni’s is located at 105 W. Main St. in downtown Uniontown – making it right along the original National Road. Takeout and reservations are available by calling 724-437-2061. Meloni’s is open for lunch and dinner (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.) seven days a week.

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