- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Ladyfingers soaked in espresso, Kahlua, amaretto and layered with mascarpone cheese
Pasta e Fagioli
Traditional tuscan bean and pasta soup
Cannaroli rice, roasted vegetables, imported pecorino
We love this place! They have a great menu, solid waitstaff and a nice ambience.
A focus on the classics.
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Limited menu without notice. Poorly executed on the service front and quality of food.
The service was okay. The food was not up to their old standards. This is a favorite restaurant of ours but not sure that I will be returning. Dinner was disappointing. New chef? Dont know what happened.
We arrived on time at 6 pm. 15+ tables open. The hostess sat us at the worst table in the restaurant. A table in back where both seats looked at the drapery partition. There were many tables open. When we left 10 tables still open. Wondering if the hostess sat us at worst table because we were or an Opentable reservation or what other reason??? Not smart when it was on Juneteenth. Would think twice before going back.
First time here, it was very good and the staff was very friendly and attentive! Had a great experience and loved the food! Would definitely recommend!
Food was excellent and the service quite good! Noise level was a bit high but …. Friendly and professional staff made for a wonderful dining experience
Our server Troy was outstanding. His knowledge of the menu was outstanding and impressive. I understand this restaurant also owns Barolo, another fine Seattle restaurant
I hate spending money for mediocre food. Thank goodness they had a simple Neapolitan pizza or this would have been a complete waste of time
Perfect pasta. Delicious pizza! Great service from Makoto!
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.
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.
Prompt, timely, and friendly service. Excellent value for the money. Casual atmosphere with well prepared fare.
The penne and the gnocchi were perfectly cooked and the service was great.
menu offers excellent quality and variety. Have been going to this family owned restaurant for years.
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.
The food was delicious, and the service was very good. We will go back for sure.
The BEST RISOTTO EVER!!! Beautiful restaurant with fantastic food! Can’t wait to go back!
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.
We didn’t understand why we couldn’t get happy hour during happy hour
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.
Great service — especially by the hostess. We will be back for sure!
Great food and vibe. Excellent service. Will return here next time I am in town.
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.
Sat outside with friends. Lovely evening and fabulous food!
Wonderful dinner as part of our pandemic re-entry!
Great food and staff
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.
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.
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.
Excellent service, delicious food and safe environment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dinner in Mama Melina's heated tent was festive and enjoyable for our party.
They need to mitigate noise with some carpets or sound mufflers.
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.
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.
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 4.6 stars by 1817 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.