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Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano

3111 World Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 939-3463
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Ranked #307 of 3,116 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Delight in traditional Italian cooking with contemporary flavors at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano—a colorful, casual and family-friendly restaurant located in the heart of the backlot at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park. Here, you'll take in the sights of Mama's favorite Hollywood memories as you savor the sumptuous aromas and flavors of Italy.
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Halifax, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Each year I visit Disney I have my must go to restaurants. This being one. The last two years food was ok....nothing so great. Actually thought about not going back. Gave it another go round. Food was much improved. I had the penne alla Vodka. Yummy! My daughter had the strip steak. She and my mom both enjoyed. The kids... More

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Salem, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were seated quickly (we had a reservation). Small table near the open kitchen was actually entertaining, as the food expediter was very efficient and fun to watch. Our server was great, she had worked at the restaurant for EIGHTEEN years and her experience showed. She was very pleasant and on top of things! Food was good, I had the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We've eaten here several times recently and it seems to be fairly consistent with food, service and flavor. We were a party of 6 with nearly everyone trying something different - pizza/flatbread, chicken parmesan, pasta with vodka sauce and calamari. The bread/rolls come out hot, crisp and fresh. It is accompanied by butter and basil dusted olive oil - excellent.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We hadn't expected much following reviews of restaurants across WDW but this place didn't even meet these low expectations. Had pre-booked but asked to wait 20 minutes for a table. Service was suspiciously fast, mains came with appetisers still unfinished (this also happened at the surrounding tables too) and the food was luke warm, bland and outrageously expensive (thank goodness... More

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I tried booking this package online a few weeks before and it was "sold out". So when we got to the Magic Kingdom on the first day I went to the Town Hall and they found me a reservation for the Dinner and Show on the night that we were interested in going: July 4th! Well, the food was awesome,... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to Mama Melrose. I ordered the Chicken Parm and the chicken was so tough I couldn't even cut through it. The pasta had a funny or chemical taste to it. The bread was very good. My son had spaghetti and meatballs. He liked his very much. Our server Joyce was older not the most happy... More

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tampa, fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We made reservation for Fantasmic Dinner package, had a good meal here 2 years ago, so decided to give it a go. So sorry we did. Service was terrible, but only AFTER I had the server take back my drink because the mimosa was flat. After that, service went downhill. Cold, ice cold macaroni, overcooked steak, dry, salty chicken park,... More

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Uniontown, Ohio, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time at Mama Melrose's. The fresh bread is Very Good. The positive is my son said his Chicken Parmesan was very good but not as good as Tony's at the Magic Kingdom. The calamari was over cooked because it sat too long before our server brought it to the table. I could tell by the look... More

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food and very reasonably priced. Staff is excellent and went out of their way to make it affordable by splitting up meals between kids, etc. We went twice!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a great lunch here last year and this year was even better. We had six in our party and everyone felt it was one of the better meals we have had at a disney restaurant. The service was fast and good. We did feel that the portions were a bit smaller this year versus last year, but that... More

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