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Mamma Melina

4.6
4.6
1999 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian


Please note: Mamma Melina does not accept reservations for Happy Hour.

If you would like to make a reservation for more than 8 people, please call the restaurant directly and we will get that set up for you. We look forward to seeing you!

Reservations are allowed a 15 minute grace period. If you are running late, please call and let us know.

We are currently taking reservations for inside and outside on our covered, heated patio.

If you would like to book more than 90 days in advance, please call the restaurant directly and we will set that up for you.




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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-2271

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Clancy

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Crystal chandeliers and beautiful mirrors surround our private rooms that accommodate 15 to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Roberto: (206) 240-4604

  • Neighborhood

    U Village / U District

  • Cross street

    NE Blakeley

  • Parking details

    Attached private garage with free parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,999 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DM

    DinerMom

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. Great way to celebrate my brother’s birthday.
  2. KT

    KTaste

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The airy interior of this restaurant felt especially welcome on a warm evening. From the jump, service was top notch. The greeter at the door offered several options for seating and got us to a nice table promptly. We had two wait staffers and both were exceedingly accommodating, as well as able to hit the sweet spot between friendly and professional. My friend loved her dish, which included sliced pork tenderloin and a substitute of polenta lavished with a mushroom sauce. I also was able to substitute mixed veggies for asparagus with my salmon. Unfortunately, it was overcooked so a bit dry.the small side of penne, though was perfectly done and embellished with a light cream sauce in just right proportion to the pasta.
  3. n

    nathanb

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming to all of MM's restaurants since day one. Never a bad experience. Always, always, great.
  4. LL

    LLG117

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside under the tent and the manager would not raise the plastic side windows so we sweltered. It was impossible to get a breeze and the sun was baking on us. We had to get up multiple times to see what we could do to get relief. The server was new and didn’t know any answers. Her second day and they had no one shadow her so she had to leave and then come back.
  5. MR

    MariaR

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for a large group celebrating graduation!
  6. JE

    JonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, nice spot, would definitely recommend!
  7. A

    Anna

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The lasagna was delicious, our server Deb was great! But way too many fruit flies kind of ruined our meal. They were all up on the wall above our booth; we were not even sitting anywhere near the bar area yet had to keep a paper over our wine glasses and even then, at least 1 got in. Yuck.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mamma Melina never disappoints. My wife and I have been bringing our out of town guests here for years. We had a wonderful time. I had the lamb shank! Incredibly tender and flavorful. My wife had the gnocchi. Our friends had the salmon and pizza. Everyone was happy. Our server, Will K., was attentive without being intrusive. He was warm and friendly and the service was outstanding. Can hardly wait for our next visit.
  9. MC

    MichelleC

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We love Mamma Melina, but food was just fair last night as was the service. Unfortunately, out of a lot of our favorites too. Their salads used to be much better. Wasn't our best meal there.
  10. S

    Seahawks1

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good, as was service and ambiance. That all being said, a bit overpriced.
  11. NT

    NancyT

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great staff! Would love it if you added a cider to your drink menu.
  12. m

    maryn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter really nice. Food great. Only thing I noticed was waiters shirt had a tear at armpit
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Loved the ambiance of the place. Great option for a weeknight dining experience.
  14. JV

    JVSF

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and attentive service. The outdoor heated tents are comfortable. The lamb shank is huge. Great wine list too!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The service team needs to learn fine dining skills.
  16. J

    Judy

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was out of this world delicious. Our server, Debby, was warm and wonderful. We were seated in a great place, almost outdoors, on a wonderful and warm evening.
  17. BA

    BonAppetit

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great service!
  18. CB

    CatherineB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything our group ordered was delicious and the workers were all very friendly. 10/10 would recommend
  19. CT

    CedarTree

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very busy night but our server was attentive & energetic. When she learned I don’t drink, she did a nice job of offering one of the house mock tails, which turned out to be an excellent choice! Delicious burrata appetizer & well timed entrees. Never felt rushed. A very nice evening out.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was great! Our table wasn’t in a great location for celebrating our daughter’s college graduation. The wait staff was terrific! We will definitely be back but request a better table.
  21. M

    Marcel

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service by Nathalie and crew was great! Very nice atmosphere.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great and memorable meal! Really and truly delicious and fun! Our server Nathalie wowed!!!
  23. C

    Chomper

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy place. Great food, well prepared. Super good wait staff. A bit of a high noise level.
  24. N

    Niki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    LOVED Mamma Melina, will definitely be coming back. What stands out from my experience is the exceptional service, friendly staff, delicious bread and pizza, and beautiful ambiance. While the complimentary focaccia and melina pizza were food highlights, the linguine alle vongole was a little bland, and the tiramisu was nothing special. If you're into drinks, I highly recommend the espresso martini. When, not if, I return, I will for sure sample some of their other pizzas.
  25. MH

    MonicaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Service quite personable; restaurant gifted my 93 year old mother a birthday cake with a lit candle. But the food was burnt and not just a little. Even syrup wouldn’t soften the French toast. Was tempted to send it back but didn’t want to cause any negativity for the occasion. Best to order only Italian type items at an Italian restaurant.
  26. KU

    KatrinU

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best italian restaurant in Seattle!!! Every time I come to Seattle, I have to come and eat here!
  27. L

    Luckyone

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Vegetable purée soup delicious. Pork dish was tender and much like a pork marsala. Caesar salad was average. Beet salad was a little sweet. Rigatoni was like delicious home cooked bolognese. Bread pudding was served hot and delicious with nice chunks of apple and cranberry. Server was friendly and phenomenal. Center table felt a bit too close to neighboring tables. Would have preferred a booth or one of the tables on the perimeter for a little more space. Overall a nice comfort food experience.Server made it a welcoming experience.
  28. SD

    SusieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and the staff was delightful. Great venue for friends to meet and catch up.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Meal, cocktails and wine were excellent. We needed to catch our servers eye most of the dinner to get service.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Came with a group of 4, at first I thought we were getting seated outside on the patio, but I requested for inside seating. Got there & the hostess was so nice & immediately got us an indoor seating with no problem. I highly recommend booking in advance for preferred seats.
  31. J

    Jess

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Cute corner restaurant with great service and covered patio. Pizza wood fired with fresh ingredients.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Post wedding dress shopping celebration. Everything was perfect!
  33. J

    Jenniferw

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I was reminded why I don’t often go to Mamma Melina since they moved from the cozy Roosevelt location. The service and ambience were great. I appreciated being able to sit outside in a covered area and stayed warm and dry on a cool June evening. But the food was underwhelming. They were kind to pre-split the salad and they were generous with the beets (limp and soggy though they were) and the goat cheese, but there were hardly any greens. That seems to be the inexpensive component of the dish and struck me as odd. There were very few non-meaty options to choose from for the main course and I ended up going for the Linguini. The sauce was spicy and bland all at the same time, and the clams were mealy. The wine selection was good and the server was helpful in making our selection. Overall a nice evening but not because of the food.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birfday for girlfriend
  35. SM

    StephanieM

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Delicious food! Seated right away with a reservation. Server checked in on us in appropriate intervals (didn't feel pressured or ignored). All food ordered was a good portion and delicious: Penne almalfi, Bucatini delicati, Risotto ai funghi, Rigatoni alla bolognese, Ravioli. Desserts were wonderful too. The atmosphere was on the quieter side which was nice. Free parking in the garage was great too!
  36. JM

    JodiM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience. Heather our waiter made some great recommendations and we had a really relaxed time.
  37. B

    Billymc

    Seattle

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ling cod special was beautifully prepared and seasoned just right, as well as the shrimp salad feature. Never disappointing and always a fun place to go for a delicious meal!
  38. SS

    SonjaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing wait staff were excellent and the restaurant was lovely. We will be back on our next trip to Seattle
  39. SH

    StephenH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming server, good happening feel without being too loud (it was early evening), excellent food throughout.
  40. n

    nkblitz

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Awful food for the price. Came out warm which was nice but everything was low quality and looked like restaurant was skimping on quality where-ever possible. Marinara tasted out of the bottle, shrimp were the teeny tiny ones that come frozen. Presentation sucked .. like someone tossed the food into the plate and tried to wipe off hastily making everything look shoddy. I can make much better Italian at home! also the ambience is a bit of a mess with everything super untidy. Service was good and attentive - so that was helpful. 20% mandatory gratuity for our table of six + 3.5% kitchen surcharge made the bad food sting even more. Not going back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mamma Melina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mamma Melina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-2271.

Mamma Melina is rated 4.6 stars by 1999 OpenTable diners.

Mamma Melina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Mamma Melina

5101 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NE Blakeley

  • Neighborhood

    U Village / U District

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 8:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Attached private garage with free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Clancy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-2271

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Crystal chandeliers and beautiful mirrors surround our private rooms that accommodate 15 to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Roberto: (206) 240-4604

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