Mamma Melina

4.8
1756 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 1756 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food was good

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PeterN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, outdoor heated patio and reservation system were excellent. Didn't have super high expectations for a date location last minute as it seemed more like a family restaurant but we were both very impressed. I can recommend for hearty Italian.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to wonderful menu choices, great food, and gracious service, we were really impressed with all the Covid protocols in place to make the dining experience safe.

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Chandler
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread is absolutely amazing and the servers are always very helpful and kind. Mamma's is home.

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vipclairek
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie was just great. Her service was A+++
Thank you Annie!

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vipThanks
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not their normal day, so many things not handled right overall. I’ll be specific in the private message, and just hope this was a bad day. This restaurant used to be one of my favorites. And I did frequent in 2020 also.

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KellyM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and superior service!

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CarlH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

A redeil wine glass shattered on our table! Glass went into the bread plate
my dish and all over the table! Our waitress her second day!
My friend had a full glass of wine which ended up in my dish and napkin.
The manager took off one glass of wine.
The food was great until then.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambiance was nice, and the service was excellent! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a few gluten free options. Great food and service,
Spaced apart well.

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AnitaM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Melinda's is wonderful, always has and always will be! The food and ambience is amazing. I love their cocktail hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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RodryW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great quick dinner, no fluff just simple Italian food.

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Shellback
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go to place in the near north end of Seattle. The food is always fantastic & the staff are pros.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at Mama Melina’s.

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vipMykandn
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very pleasant atmosphere. Troy, our server was cool-
nice guy, attentive without over doing it. Food was good. Antipasto was tasty, but not over abundant. Pasta dishes were very good & decent portions for the $. Their happy hour is really good... but we missed that. Will return for happy hour & the very good service next time we are in the neighborhood!

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Montlaker
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fairly priced menu and the food was exceptional. I had the most tasty perfectly light crispy sea bass. The wait staff is super attentive and accommodating. This place will continue to be one of my regular spots.

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vipmarlene
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinners were fantastic, steelhead was delicious. All four of us were so pleased with the food, the service and the ambiance.

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SherryC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My ravioli was great my husband spaghetti was not what we are used too. So he was hoping more tomato sauce. Server was great and live the pictures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Bobs
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the food delicious. They were very attentive and the wait staff was knowledgeable.

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TraciB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD and love the environment! We had a very nice server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. So happy to be able to dine inside again. Would highly recommend and look forward to coming back when we are in town.

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vipLouiseLangley1
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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RavennaFoodie
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at this attractive neighborhood restaurant! The appetizers were sizable and delicious, and the entrees were equally as tasty. The social distancing measures are good, and they have ample outside, heated seating. Definitely recommend!!

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Scrat206
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music can be a bit loud so people tend to yell over each other, but otherwise, the food and service are FANTASTIC.

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Jenm
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambience :)

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SaraL
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Was there to celebrate a birthday and could not be happier!

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vipSera
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our recent dining experience at Mamma Melina was outstanding. We were disappointed with their food before but now we feel that they are back on track serving outstanding dishes like they used to. We noticed that they put Chilean Seabass back on the menu. My husband ordered it and it was outstanding. The size of the fish was huge with a generous serving of orzo pasta and lots of grilled vegetables. I ordered Melina Pizza and that was very good as well. We highly recommend Mamma Melina.

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vipMchanceyS
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was good and they had a nice outdoor patio that was both warm and comfortable. Server did not seem very interested in being there.

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vipElizabethS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had 4 good meals and 1 meal that was described as ‘tasting gritty’. We did not say anything so it’s on us.

It was such a nice experience being out with family and the wait staff is so nice.

Thank you for being open and serving. We will definitely be back.

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We come to Mamma Melina every other month or so and usually have a great time. However, this previous time on Tuesday 3/2, we had the worst experience we’ve ever had.

Our server greeted us by saying “Do you know what you want?” He checked back when our food came by saying “Have everything you need?” And then he never came back. We waited for 20 minutes and he still never came back. Other servers came and cleared our table, and we watched our server visit other tables but he completely ignored or forgot about us. I ended up going to the host stand to pay, and even then, he saw us do this and still never said a word or approached us.

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GlennS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time we've dined at Mamma Melina. Food has been consistently high quality and service levels excellent. I would highly recommend this establishment for a great night out.

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vipSera
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I don't know what happened to Mama Melina because the quality of food declined significantly. We ordered two pasta dishes and both came with mushy and way over cooked noodle. We told the waiter to tell the chef about it but I don't know if he did talk to the chef or not. This happened during all three times we ate at the restaurant. We loved Mama Melina but after three times of bad food, I am not sure about Mama Melina.
I should not have to tell the chef how to cook the pasta every time we eat there. I only ate half the food because it was just not edible.

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Ashlea
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food , staff was accommodating and helpful , didn’t have to wait to be seated . Overall a great experience and will return again .

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CharlieI
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour. Wish the H/Hr bar menu included more of Cinque Terre menu. We'll go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Thank you Sean for

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PamM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late Valentine’s dinner. Loved everything we ordered starting with the bread, bruschetta, lasagna, spicy meatballs, rigatoni bolognese and the special ravioli. Loved every dish!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice decor
Food was good didn't have the 2 dishes we had originally wanted as we were on the non covid menu no selections of non alcoholic drinks on menu

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Loan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went here for for the first time last weekend. The service was excellent, food was delicious, the ambiance was nice. We will definitely return.

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 4.8 stars by 1756 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.