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“Fantasmic Package...Nice Value”

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #358 of 4,060 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We (myself, wife, and 17 year old son) had an early dinner here one night on our recent 10 night stay at Disney World. We had the Fantasmic package (book as soon as possible as they have a limited number of Fantasmic packages available each day). We came in a bit early for a 4:30 reservation (4:00) but were seated right away. Since there were three of us we were able to get the antipasto plate for two and a caeser salad as appetizers. My wife had pasta with chicken, my son had the chicken parmigiana and pasta, while I had the penne alla vodka with shrimp. The dessert was a four piece tasting plate of their various desserts. Large portions, good hearty food.
The seats for Fantasmic were right in the middle of the stadium (not sure about other reviewers who say they are off to one side). Good food and service plus great seats for Fantasmic make this package a good value.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

One big problem with Hollywood Studios is a lack of dinning options. We had just done the Hollywood and Vine on the last trip and Sci Fi is a little greasy so we decided to give Mama Melrose's a try, plus we could book the fantasmic package. Service was not the best. Don't show up a second before your reservation because they won't even look at you. Food was average Italian food, was hoping for a little more. Plus the dinning room felt crowded to me. Overall I wouldn't go back. And note that the Fantasmic preferred seating area is not worth going there. It puts you off to the side and as long as you aren't going in prime time there are seats just as good else where in the theatre.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We had reservations at Mama Melrose's because friends had eaten there and liked it. It is a sit down meal as part of the Disney meal plan, so we tried it. It's not easy to find, but worth the effort. We had excellent appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. The little kids had cheese pizza, of course, but they tried tastes from our plates. There was more than one could reasonable eat, and everything was very, very good. The service was pleasant and efficient, the food was well seasoned and presented, and the variety was exceptional..

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We had a 12 noon lunch reservation and were taken bang on time. Our server was excellent and very attentive. He made sure we knew what everything on the menu was and answered all our questions. The portion size was perfect for lunch - not too big. The food was delicious and we will return here in the future.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

At Hollywood studios hungry for lunch. We made a 12:05 reservation. We arrived at 12:00 and were seated at 12:40 without explanation. The restaurant was not full!! The food was mediocre. The pizza's were lame, especially the tomatoes and the sauce. Salads were decent.

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