Mamma Melina

4.7
1808 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Please note: Mamma Melina does not accept reservations for Happy Hour. We currently have both covered outdoor dining and indoor dining. Both our indoor dining, and covered and heated outdoor dining are available for reservations. If you would like to make a reservation for more than 8 people, please call the restaurant directly and we will get that set up for you. We look forward to seeing you!


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1808 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pasta. Delicious pizza! Great service from Makoto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mama melina has great service and a nice environment in both indoor and outdoor seating. The drink/food is delicious however it is a little expensive. Overall I love coming here with friends and family and will absolutely come again.

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Doeee
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience in large part due to our server who possessed enthusiasm and sensitivity. Dodd is quiet good but the feeling of being cared for made it even better.

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GelsoR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt, timely, and friendly service. Excellent value for the money. Casual atmosphere with well prepared fare.

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vipDanielR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The penne and the gnocchi were perfectly cooked and the service was great.

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KathleenQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

menu offers excellent quality and variety. Have been going to this family owned restaurant for years.

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Anonymous
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. A few of our favorites not back on the menu yet but our meals were delicious. Felt very comfortable in the atmosphere. So nice to be able to dine out again.

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RossM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and the service was very good. We will go back for sure.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We reserved an outside table, but the noise level was too high in the tents. Staff easily shifted us to a banquette. We miss the former light lunch menu of the past, when we would dine in mid afternoon. Brunch menu only on Saturday? I had hoped to eat off the lunch menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We didn’t understand why we couldn’t get happy hour during happy hour

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I ordered Linguine with Manila clams. The flavor was ok but the whole dish tasted like the chef did not add salt. Pizza was really dry.

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LisaB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service — especially by the hostess. We will be back for sure!

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Brutus1992
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. Excellent service. Will return here next time I am in town.

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ToniaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for our trip to Seattle for the 7 of us and we could not have had a better experience. The food was fantastic and FAST! We all ordered something different any everything was perfect.

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vipEastsider
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with friends. Lovely evening and fabulous food!

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Seattlelocal
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner as part of our pandemic re-entry!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff

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whistler
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding! The wine and burrata divine. My friend and I both ordered the bucatini with meatballs...we both lovvvved the bucatini and meatballs but agreed the sauce was fine but unspectacular...we wished we could have had the bolognese on the bucatini 🙂
Nice evening altogether though.

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vipRobU
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I had salmon and it was a little over cooked and the portion on the small side. Overall it’s a good restaurant but to be excellent they need to take it up a notch.

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AshleyT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Melina’s never disappoints-such a great place. Service is always spot on, food is delicious, and atmosphere is conducive to conversations with friends and family.

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2dine
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food and safe environment.

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KarenF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night at a restaurant in a while with no mask for vaccinated guests!! It was great we had the steelhead it was amazing! Great to be back

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MandyL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was slow and the food was just "meh". We were excited to dine out and the wait for the food (which felt excruciating) wasn't worth it. The food really came up short- the pastas weren't special, fresh or hot. The prices for the pasta felt inflated since none of it tasted great.

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GABRIELS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife's birthday and it was so great to be out at a restaurant again. Mamma Melina has a spacious outdoor patio (with a tent), so it was super comfortable and safe, especially since the adults are vaccinated. If you're not yet vaccinated--what are you waiting for!?!?! Anyway, we ordered three pizzas, all fabulous, and the Lemon Chicken entrée, which was also very tasty. We also ordered a Caprese salad, a cocktail and a glass of Rose. All of these were superb, as well. Then our daughters arranged for a slice of Tiramisu with a birthday candle, which was provided compliments of the restaurant. Delicioso!

I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I'm hoping we have a chance to get back soon.

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Georged
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had the bruschetta to start and that was good. My son had the ravioli special and said it was excellent. I had the mama Mia special pizza and was disappointed. It came with cold meat slices piled high and this caused the pizza to be cold when taking a bit. The meat (sorry, forgot the name) was not that special. I had a different expectation. However the crust is good and that is important in a pizza. Finally, their bread and olive oil dip are fabulous.

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40andthensome
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Back open after the pandemic. The meals were excellent, but the menu is severely truncated. Service was superb, and the ambience is definitely special — elegant casual.

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SteveR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner in Mama Melina's heated tent was festive and enjoyable for our party.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They need to mitigate noise with some carpets or sound mufflers.

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SealBeachMom
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Italian Restaurant in the university district. We reserve a table whenever we are visiting our son at UW. Always amazing. My favorite Syrah from Chateau St Michelle was on the menu. I usually order the Veal Marsala. They had Pork tenderloin instead of veal. It was outstanding. We had a Margherita pizza for an appetizer. One of the best pizza’s around. Light thin crust, tangy tomato sauce & fresh basil with yummy mozzarella cheese. My family ordered 3 different pasta dishes, all cooked to perfection. spaghetti bolognese,, outstanding. The combo of beef and pork sausage made this meal. Penne al salmon. Not a ton of salmon, but with the smoked flavor it was perfect. Bucatini, also outstanding. Everyone loved their meals. With COVID restrictions indoor dining is distanced and there is a heated outdoor tent. I felt very safe & comfortable indoors. Our first indoor dining experience in over a year Highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for authentic Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was too noisy especially in the middle of a pandemic which made us a bit uncomfortable. We were seated on a table for 2, in the middle of two huge groups that were very noisy. The food quality has definitely deteriorated from what it used to be pre- pandemic.

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frankl
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Server, Heather, very knowledgeable and accommodating

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vipDeborah
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ambience with best food in the area. Great every time. Deborah

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipCrisR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal and exceptional service! So nice to eat in an actual restaurant, too! Love this place!

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vipricdamar
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Mamma Melina's many times and are glad it has re-opened successfully after the worst of Covid. The Beet Salad and Halibut Main Course were presented attractively and were both excellent. Glad we can resume dining at Mamma Melina's.

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DavidS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is only our 1000th visit to this restaurant. It never disappoints 😍🤩

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CharlesO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare find. Great food. Lots of outdoor space. Gracious service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Troy was an awesome server. Food great as always.

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Seiler
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

can't go wrong at mamma melina's. it was awesome.

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DagneyWags
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in town. Celebrated my birthday with 10 people, including me. Ordered off the set menu that was $32 per person. Everything was delicious and enough food for everyone. Service and ambience was excellent.

FAQs

Mamma Melina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mamma Melina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-2271.

Mamma Melina is rated 4.7 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.