Fantastic FoodDelicious! Great service. Excellent and innovative dishes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was like a scene from BIG NIGHT!Our family gathered together for Mother's Day for the first time in twenty years.
Three generations together.
Food was fantastic, service--incredible!!! We had many delicious courses!
Got the check--shock! It was about half of what I expected this FEAST, this "Big NIght" experience, to be.
When I interviedwed Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, it was a passing reference to Mamma Melina that broke the ice. He, famously, had dined there three times in five days-- And that man KNEW Italian.!!!
Good to have Mamma's packed on the night before M Day--our family celebrates a day before or a day after. Thanksgiving Dinner will be at our son and "daughter's" home, but we will get together the night before....at Mamma Melina's!
mwh5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest all- around dining experienceThe restaurant has an open yet intimate feel, beautiful lighting and very creative placement of artwork . The service was exceptional. We each had 2 different cocktails which were perfectly made. The crab salad was fantastic and the butter lettuce salad was great. The entrees and dessert were just perfect. I want to keep going back to try everything on the menu!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTimeless classicLoved our experience eating here on Friday night May 10. Happy hour wine, then a nice outdoor table in the sunshine. Knowledgeable waitress about the menu's gluten free options. No guff when wanting to substitute prosciutto for ham on a pizza. Romantic and fun and loud and will be back again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food did not taste asThe food did not taste as wonderful as when Mamma Melinas was under the Seven Gables theatre on 45th but still good. The four of us enjoyed our dishes..though none were standouts. A good place to go if you don't feel like cooking and want to hang out in a really loud restaurant (we ate outside-quiter). The wait staff was superb.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodGreat Italian food at reasonable prices. They got us in on a Friday night and even changed our reservation time for us when we were running late. Really noisy at 7:30, but a bit better by 8:30.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a fan of Mamma Melina'sWas a fan of Mamma Melina's when they were in their restaurant off of Roosevelt, but this was my first time at their new swankier locale. We brought my mom here for her birthday and had a table in the back...where the decor is nice, but lighting is dim and "romantic" and not the easiest to read the menus by. I'd love to come back later in summer and sit on their patio though! My sister and husband have a few dietary restrictions and our waitress was Very accommodating to requests and even made suggestions for improvements to their meals. Everyone loved what they ordered (which is an accomplishment when it comes to my younger sister) and practically licked the plates clean. Don't forget dessert! I think the tiramisu made my mom's birthday :)4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe can't say enough good thingsWe can't say enough good things about this place. My husband had our first date there 17 years ago and we have returned every year on the same day! The restaurant has generously reserved us a lovely table and provided a lovely dessert at the end of our meal.
The food is always good and service lovely. Go enjoy it like we did and fall in love!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe special Pesce was priceyThe special Pesce was pricey but delicious. The bolognese is always a good choice. It does tend to be rather noisy so it can be hard to have a conversation unless everyone has good hearing and shouts is my only complaint.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was superb. WouldService was superb. Would recommend as an enjoyable dining experience. The tiramisu was outstanding.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was great for my son'sThis was great for my son's 47th birthday - just the two of us.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were so happy that ourWe were so happy that our delightful 2 yr old was welcome and served pizza to her satisfaction!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for all!Celebrated 83 rd bday! Food was awesome for everyone's tastes! Roberto came by and said hi but josh our waiter made the whole night fun gave and provided great suggestions. Would go back just because we had so much fun! Bonus that the food was superb !4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLast September a friend suggestedLast September a friend suggested lunch at Mamma Melina's. I had eaten years ago at their restauant on Roosevelt and it was good but parking was an issue and the restaurant was smaller. I loved my September lunch and have been back for lunch and dinner probably 15+ times and everyone I bring there loves everything about it. Try it once and you will be hooked.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe eggplant Parmesan wasThe eggplant Parmesan was fabulous. The salad nicoise was mediocre. The ahi had no flavor, the dressing was balsamic instead of vinegrette, potatoes and tomatoes were minimal.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a birthday celebrationWe enjoyed a birthday celebration Sunday evening. Our food was delicious. I had my heart set on linguini but didn't want their menu seafood ingredient, so they changed it to my liking. Perfect! Also, our server was first rate! She made our evening delightful.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked the patio and service.We liked the patio and service. The toppings on our pizza slid off the cheese. The scampi was too salty. The pasta dish was okay.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThere were four of us in a booth. A little tight but nice configuration. Our waiter was outstanding! Very friendly and very helpful and great personality. Food was very good. I love the wide open feel of the restaurant and the high ceilings.
Most of all, love the free easy parking. Four of us drove so nice not to have to hassle with parking.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and menu selectionThe food and menu selection was outstanding!! Great decor, very sleek while still being warm and welcoming. Classy!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for Dine AroundWent here for Dine Around Seattle. Great portion sizes, very trendy and modern decor. Seems like a fun place to have a birthday dinner.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood findI have been coming here regularly over the last 3 years and they have NEVER dissapointed. Great ambiance, some of the most friendly and thoughtful staff I've encountered. And the patio is great during the summer. The octupus salad is divine and a must have.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA delightful meal at a reasonableA delightful meal at a reasonable price (Dine Seattle)3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is great place to haveThis is great place to have a causal business lunch. We elected to select for the Dine Around Seattle-3 Course promotion menu. The 3 course promotional menu selections were very good and the food was great. Highly recommend it for lunch. I am planning to take my family there for lunch or dinner.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM