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Portage Bay Cafe on Roosevelt is a large, airy, boisterous space with lots of energy and we have covered outdoor dining all year round. We look forward to serving you soon.
Please note: Mamma Melina does not accept reservations for Happy Hour. Happy Hour is first come first serve in our bar area (21+).
If you would like to make a reservation for more than 8 people, please call the restaurant directly.
Reservations are allowed a 15 minute grace period. If you are running late, please call and let us know.
Reservations can be made for inside or outside. If one of the options does not show, that means it is not available for the selected time and party size. While reservations can be made specifically for inside or outside, we are unable to reserve or hold specific tables within those spaces. We will do our best to accommodate table requests when possible.
Portage Bay Cafe on 65th is a large, airy, boisterous space with lots of energy and we have heated outdoor dining all year round. We look forward to serving you soon.
- JJeffhinseattleSeattle / Eastern Washington •24 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoThe food was phenomenal and would have been appropriate for people on almost any type of diet regime. I have had pork there for many years in different types of preparations. They know pork. But, the halibut was also great and... The sound was a little loud but it made the place lively. Drinks were generous and yummy. The greeting at the door and the service at the table was also really wonderful. I love this restaurant.More infoTerra PlataPrice: Very Expensive• Farm-to-table• Capitol Hill / First Hill•4.5
- VKVeraKvipSeattle / Eastern Washington •3 reviews5.0Dined 3 days agoGreat Happy Hour Menu & drinks! We love to sit at the sushi counter & watch everything that is going on. We love the sushi & sashimi on the HH menu but also order off the regular menu! Everything has always been top quality & it is beautifully presented. The service is quick & friendly. I'm thrilled to have Umi Sushi house as my neighborhood go to place. Take out is also great!More infoUmi Sake HousePrice: Moderate• Japanese• Downtown•4.7
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- BGBevGSeattle / Eastern Washington •1 review5.0Dined 7 days agoVery happy with the venue, the service and the food. The staff were happy, courteous and very helpful and the food was fresh and delicious.More infoRockCreek Seafood & SpiritsPrice: Expensive• Seafood• Fremont•4.7
- YDYuliaDLos Angeles •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle area. The complexity of their many and dishes, which burst with flavor is just unmatched for me. Someone once mentioned that the owner was thinking of writing a cooking book. Let’s say I would buy in a second.More infoToulouse Petit Kitchen & LoungePrice: Expensive• American• Queen Anne•4.7
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