Mamma Melina

4.7
1785 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 1785 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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40andthensome
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 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.

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Monique
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great house wine and the restaurant week menu was high quality. Wasn't a huge fan of the cocktails but food and wine was great.

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vipTrinee18
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time as a family! They made us feel so welcome, and they were wonderful with our kids.

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DavidS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian neighborhood restaurant around. We always pay the rip off bridge toll from the eastside because it is so worth it!

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HungryN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The Restaurant Week menu an excellent bargain.

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Familyof5
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Food was good

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PeterN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
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
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
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 on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipclairek
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipThanks
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and superior service!

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CarlH
Seattle
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
10 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
Hawaii
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
12 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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RodryW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great quick dinner, no fluff just simple Italian food.

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Shellback
Seattle
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night at Mama Melina’s.

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vipMykandn
Seattle
19 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
9 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
17 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
6 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
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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 1785 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.