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“Great service, good food.”

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #354 of 4,061 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 August 23, 2014

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 campanelle with shrimp, and DH had the flatbread. A generally very good experience.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

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. The food is good, not great, there is room for improvement. The service always seems harried as it's been quite busy each of the times we visited.

We would return, the prices are fair and while the portions certainly not manly, they are decent.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

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 we had a dining plan). We only booked this place for the Phantasmic reserved seating and it was by far the worst meal of our two stay at WDW.

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

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, a little pricey but EVERYTHING in Disney is! It was well worth it because we got front row seats and Fantasmic was awesome! Definitely the best show in Disney!

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Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

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 go lucky person but was very good bringing refills.

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Thank karbase8
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