Mamma Melina

4.7
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1698 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Please note: Mamma Melina does not accept reservations for Happy Hour. The Seattle Times, August 26th 2010: So thoroughly have the three Varchetta brothers re-imagined the relocated Mamma Melina their own mother would hardly recognize the place even though that's her name above the door.
The new Mamma Melina, occupying the south end of the Corydon Apartments near University Village, has more in common with the Varchetta's stylish Barolo downtown.
On a summer day you'd think it was Rodeo Drive and not the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs alongside the broad front patio. Amid shallow pools holding silver globes that glint in the sun, beautiful people in oversized sunglasses sip wine on thickly cushioned sofas or sup on house-made pasta under canvas umbrellas at white-clothed tables.Price points are moderate and the cooking is assured.
What 1698 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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AndiG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a fresh and delicious entree of seafood ravioli cooked to perfection. We capped our dinner off with a slice of fantastic olive oil cake served with rich pistachio ice cream. We're looking forward to our next visit.

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Northender
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was wonderful and attentive as always. With Covid, there weren’t many diners there. The lunch menu was varied and the food was good.

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vipKarenS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Annie was fantastic along with the rest of the staff at mama melinas.
Thank you for all you do for us!

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ChardonD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing, lunch special and patio! It was my mother’s birthday and brought over a candle and tiramisu without me asking! We will be back!

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BobG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for COVID safe environment as well as great food and great service.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent experience for the whole family.

Service and demeanor wear outstanding. Good food and pleasant.

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Melina's is a favorite venue to enjoy to warm, authentic Italian meal with family. I have consistently found the space to be inviting of conversation, the staff to be hospitable, and the offerings to be suitable for varied and diverse guests. With a small mention, the chef was able to modify their polenta dish (delish, btw) to be vegetarian without loss of flavor, enjoyability, and sustenance. 100% would recommend this local gem.

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Evangelo
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Mama Melina's for my boyfriend's birthday. The service and ambience were outstanding and the food was delicious. My boyfriend even received a complimentary tiramisu for his birthday

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KierenC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Great service. Appreciate protocols in place during Covid-19! Our party thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first time in months (due to COVID19), we mustered the courage to take our family out to dinner - not take out or pick up, but a real sit-down dinner. It was my wife’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate. We returned to Mamma Melina and we’re not disappointed - after checking our temperatures, we were able to sit outside, with serving staff donning masks and mindful of distancing, etc. We felt comfortable and the dining experience was great. Food and service was top-notch as always, and for a while we felt as ‘normal’ as could be expected. Thank you!

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BigTimeGourmand
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Beet Salad
Most unusual and good Calimari

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vipFlyhigh
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A neighborhood favorite. The food and the service are always very good. My salmon was delicious.

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Oram555
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice BTS dinner here - students at one table parents at another. Good job distancing. Server was attentive and helpful both with wine and cocktail menus. A good spot for pizza and pasta fans. Antipasto app was tasty as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Mamma Melinas!

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vipOCEric
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for both food and service.

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MonicaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and fancy restaurant! Delicious food. Authentic Italian. Keep up with that. Thanks Monica

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Shaun was terrific as usual! Our favorite place to go when visiting our son at the UW.

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gmb62
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well spaced tables, attentive service, lovely ambiance.

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vipJeromeZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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LenaV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Anne! She was so sweet and gave great service :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The fire alarm kept going off.

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vipmimim
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service; great patio. We really enjoyed everything :)

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sandyb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great and the restaurant is set up well for the safety protocols.
We had a great time!

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BrooksK
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Melina hits it out of the park! Great menu at reasonable prices, outstanding and friendly service, and one of the nicest outdoor dining terraces in Seattle. I'm a regular, and a fan!

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LeslieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Melina has a good menu with choices for all tastes. The staff were professional and courteous. You can sit at a table or a booth; there is outdoor dining in good weather. We will go there again!

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LoboLoco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice romantic place to have an anniversary dinner with my lovely wife. Grazi

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DawnaM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I would not hesitate to dine here again. Seating was very spread out and they certainly were following all the rules. Friendly and efficient wait staff.

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vipJeff57
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was great! We'll be back!

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vipBillymc
Seattle
82 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food-special Heirloom salad was tasty with their house-made sweet balsamic vinegar and sweet onions. The Steelhead was perfectly cooked with three plump prawns to top it. The service and ability to social distance was just great and nice that they have a fun patio!

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CrisR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nicest servers! And the food is always fantastic!

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JasmineF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was delicious! Our reservation was on time and we got to sit on the patio. The service was amazing and we appreciated the wine and food pairing suggestions. We were celebrating a birthday and the birthday dessert was delicious! All the food was amazing.

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vipCarolM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue, food and service

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vipFlyhigh
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mamma Melina always provides great atmoshphere and wonderful food. It was great to be back at this restaurant. Having lunch outside was a joy.

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, reasonable prices, outdoor seating

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JayM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super consistent, great food, awesome people! Definitely a staple in our family.

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Mmfoodie
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Th food is always always excellent. It is a lovely place to dine outside, particularly now with the COVID virus. Th service is friendly and informed.

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Mayfood
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. While we were there, a homeless man asked for water and food and the service team gladly gave him some water which was very nice to see.

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JanineW
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Requested an outside table and was told upon arrival that it would be 30+ minutes to be seated outside. Disappointed, it was a beautiful evening outside.

FAQs

Mamma Melina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Mamma Melina is rated 4.7 stars by 1698 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.