We enjoy trying new places to eat at WDW. We have never been to Mama Melrose’s, but we have been to Tony’s Town Square at MK and Via Napoli in Epcot. On a recent trip, we picked Mama Melrose’s out of our hat and made a reservation for dinner.
It’s located in Hollywood Studios, right next to the Muppets gift shop. We got a chance to do some window shopping before checking in at the restaurant. Everything went pretty well, we waited for our table in the lobby. I was sad when someone came in asking if they could eat dinner there and the host said they would need a reservation…the restaurant wasn’t even half full, but that’s how it goes. Always get the reservation ahead of time, if you have a smart phone and it’s at least one hour before the reservation time, you can go ahead and make a reservation. It is a real life-saver.
We got seated at a comfy booth, and got to take a look around us. Lots of things to look at. It reminds me of a Buca di Beppo and smells like Carrabba’s, lots of garlic – yum. It has really kitsch italian decor; bunches of grapes hanging, statues, records on the wall, fake flowers, different chandeliers. I like taking photos of just about everything and anything, so there was a lot for me to look at.
There were quite a few things that looked appetizing on the menu, I really wanted to try the calamari but opted for caesar salad instead. For my meal I ordered the Grilled Chicken Flatbread. We requested tomatoes on our salad as well, and they were accommodating, which is a plus. I like their bread, they seem to be the same ones they serve over at Tony’s in the Magic Kingdom. The pizza was nice, a thin crispy crust, and flavorful toppings. The chicken alla parmigiana and pasta seems better quality than Tony’s, but the portion size was smaller.
We both got enough to eat and were satisfied with the overall food and service. Our waiter was pleasant. I’d definitely go there again and probably try something new. There are 8 different entrees with various proteins (seafood, chicken, pork, beef), 4 types of flatbreads, and 7 appetizers to choose from. They offer a wide variety of white and red wines, including tasting flights. They also serve espresso and cappuccino. Too bad there wasn’t other people nearby, so I can see what they ordered!