Mamma Melina

4.6
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1663 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 1663 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good food, friendly staff, reasonable prices, outdoor seating

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JayM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Mmfoodie
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 27 July 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 23 July 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
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 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.

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Ballarddiner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

the food was excellent, and the attention to Covid-19 was committed. We sat distanced outdoors, and the service was poor, and the "manager" who served us was arrogant and dismissive.

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BrianB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it.

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vipSG98105
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and patio

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my anniversary!! Excellent service and food as always

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a birthday dinner with friends and the staff made it as memorable as possible considering all the restrictions we have in place due to the pandemic, I loved my server, Sara,the food was delicious and the staff paid just enough attention to us without being overbearing. It was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

My pasta was very oily and my shrimps, only 3 was very small. Otherwise the rest of my family’s meal was very good. We had a lovely social distancing lunch and felt safe with the pre-cautions taken by the restaurant.

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nada
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great pizza, and loved the pasta! Will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So, so good! This was our first time eating at Mamma Mellina’s and we will be back. The food was excellent and the service was superb! Thanks for a great evening!

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JanineF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting with my daughter who just moved to Seattle. Wonderful service & pleasing menu for all. This restaurant checked all the boxes with delicious cocktails, appetizers and entrees.

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Freebird
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, ambiance, and food! Make sure and grab an outdoor table if available

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vipSeraW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always prepared perfect and delicious. Service is probably the best in this area.

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AlexandraW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Annie was out server. She was so sweet and recommended a delicious dessert!

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EvaF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was happy with their selection. Delicious flavorings nice house wine. Beautiful clean dining. Our waitress was very attentive. We'll be back

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Ambienc
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

We just wanted to sit and have a cocktail after months of not being able to. It was for our anniversary

JM
JenniferM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite local restaurant. The food is great, best happy hour deal in town, and the people are great. They know us and treat us as friends. Bravo!

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NWCat
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as always and service was impeccable. We felt very
comfortable dining here with covid restrictions implemented and at 25% capacity the noise level was delightful.

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Hawkeye
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Appetizer was good, the desserts were outstanding. The beef entree was dry and overcooked for medium. The broccolini looked bedraggled and the mashed potatoes were tepid. The plate just looked messy. The focaccia was tough, maybe day old? Have had stellar dinners in the past, this wasn’t.

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CydneyK
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The pasta was perfectly al dente and dish was delicious. Everything was done very well. Our wait person was attentive and excellent!

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vipBillymc
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the razor thin beef carpaccio and it melted in your mouth with a hint of truffle oil.followed by a light salad with butter lettuce and goat cheese which was drizzled by sweet balsamic vinegar- yum!
The special steelhead fish with pesto entree was fantastic . It was served with plump Guif prawns and perfectly prepared risotto.
The wines were just the right accompaniment and the service very attentive. Will will be back soon!

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vipThomasKellerwannaBe
Seattle
123 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best place within 50 miles. The lunch and dinner menu are truly italian, the wine list the same. It's got something for everyone.

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vipSMDJH
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a favorite business lunch spot for me. The food is great and so is the service! You can have a conversation without raising your voice.

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Theresa
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Could easily get reservations on week night. However the special risotto was without much flavor and not creamy. Other guests at our table thought the Bolognese was excellent.

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TomK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Again the best Risotto I've ever had. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals including our young grandchildren. Will return again and again!!!

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ReneeF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Lovely setting. Service slow and hurried. Veal Scallopini unacceptable. Small veal portion with 2 small cutlets. No flavor. May return for pizza

JM
vipJohnM
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service always

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AshleyM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Loved our waitress. She was phenomenal

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BevC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Extremely loud and difficult to have a conversation across the table.
Warm and cozy.
Friendly staff.
Broccoli appetizer was boring; seemed like it was just steamed with some Mama Lils added. Not worth the money.
Butter lettuce salad was very nice.
Egglplant parmagiano would have been better with a lot more eggplant but the flavors were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Bolognas was excellent as always but apparently the gnocchi was just kind of basic according to the other diners. Service was slower than usual & they almost forgot to bring out one of our appetizers

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Valentine's Day was very busy. We didn't get the booth I had asked for when I made the reservations because they said they needed to save them for larger parties. Food was very good but not spectacular. Same with the service.

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Mitchell
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was very helpful with the menu and accommodating us. I could imagine dinning here again. The wait was also very short once we got checked in using open table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time we have been here, same great food and service both times. Will defonitely be back.

JM
JimandMaria29
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Could very well be the best Italian food in Seattle! Relaxing atmosphere, friendly wait staff and imaginative food. We have been here many times over the years and never disappointed.

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MARDESA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, service was very quick, and the personnel really nice, food is great. We'll be back for sure.

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vipSeraW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their food is always consistent in quality. It's our favorite Italian restaurant.

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SeattleMammaFoodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

This new location and ownership will never compare to the Mamma Melina ran by the previous owners, the Varchetta brothers, who own two Italian ristorantes downtown: Barolo and Cinque Terre. The food is essentially fine but nothing fantastic. The whole feeling of the restaurant was hotel' ish/corporate. The service was amazing, and that plus the dessert were the two redeeming qualities of the meal.

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Mamma Melina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mamma Melina is rated 4.6 stars by 1663 OpenTable diners.

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