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Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano

The walls are decorated with portraits of television stars past and present. The kitschy décor combines with a good Italian menu including both wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes to make for a guest favorite at the Studios. The menu and prices are the same for lunch and dinner.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: In the far corner of the New York Street area, directly across from the Stage 1 Company Store.
  • Date Opened:
  • Seating: Indoor tables
  • Service Type: Table service
  • Children's Meals: Yes
  • Vegetarian Options: Yes
  • Annual Pass Discount: No
  • Reservations: Yes. Online or call (407) 939-3463 up to 180 days in advance.
 
Menu Information - Hide Section

Menu as of September, 2012

Appetizers

Clams Oreganatta - Oak-fired clams cooked in oregano butter with Italian sausage over toasted foccacia. $10.99
Crispy Calamari for Two - topped with grilled peppers and onions served with dipping sauces. $12.99
Mama's Antipasto for Two - Selection of Italian meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables. $14.99
Mixed Greens Salad - with dried cherry vinaigrette, candied walnuts, fresh pear, and imported gorgonzola cheese. $7.49
Fresh Mozzarella and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes - with marinated sweet onions, balsamic drizzle, basil-scented olive oil, and  sweet basil leaves. $7.99
Caesar Salad - with crisp romaine lettuce, caesar dressing and herb croutons. $5.99
Vegetarian Minestrone - with ditalini pasta. $5.49

Entrees

Seafood Cioppino - Fresh clams, shrimp, calamari, and mussels tossed with fregola pasta and a flavorful tomato seafood broth. $21.99
Wood Grilled Tuna - over a seasonal vegetable risotto, warm vine-ripened diced red and yellow tomatoes, and olive-caper butter. $21.99
Charred Strip Steak - with five-cheese baked macaroni, aged balsamic-shallot butter, and Chianti wine reduction. $28.99
Chicken Campanelle - Wood-grilled chicken and campanelle pasta tossed in a four-cheese sauce with broccoflower, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach, and sweet onions. $18.99; with shrimp. $19.99
Penne alla Vodka - with pancetta and sweet onions finished with tomato-basil sauce, cream, vodka, and pecorino romano. $16.99
Pork Milanese - over roasted fingerling potatoes tossed in a pancetta vinaigrette with a grilled lemon. $21.99
Oven Baked Chicken alla Parmigiana - over spaghetti. $17.99
Hand-rolled Potato Gnocchi - with seassonal roasted vegetables in basil pesto. $18.99
Piccata di Pesce - Fresh fish sauteéd in a white wine lemon butter sauce with caperberries, spinach, and whole wheat pasta. $20.99
Seasonal Marinated Vegetable Flatbread - with a sun-dried tomato and caprino spread. $11.99
Grilled Chicken Flatbread - with house-made ricotta cheese, spinach oil, and sweet onion relish. $12.99
Carne D'Italia Flatbread - with pepperoni, Italian sausage, pancetta, and spicy marinara sauce. $12.99
Margherita Flatbread - with fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil. $11.99


Kids' Menu

Kids' Complete Meals - These meals include an entrée, a vegetable/side, a dessert and a choice of 1% Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. $8.59
Cheese Pizza - served with celery and carrot sticks and sliced apples.
Grilled Fish of the Day - served with whole-grain pilaf, green beans and carrots, and yogurt parfait.

Kids' Picks - Choose one appetizer, one entree and one dessert. All meals served with choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small Bottled Water, or 100% Apple Juice. $8.59
Appetizer: Garden Salad, Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, Celery and Carrot Sticks, or Sliced Apples
Entree: Grilled Fish of the Day, Cheese Pizza, Chicken Parmigiana served over spaghetti, or Spaghetti or Penne Pasta with tomato sauce, meat sauce, or cheese sauce.
Dessert: Fruit Salad, Ice Cream Sundae, Yogurt Parfait, or Sliced Apples; Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake - a chocolate cupcake with "spaghetti" frosting and a chocolate "meatball" with a strawberry "marinara sauce" and white chocolate "cheese." $3.49


Desserts

Seasonal Panna Cotta - No sugar added vanilla flavored custard with seasonal fruit compote. $5.99
Tiramisu Semifreddo - Layers of marscapone cheese, lady fingers, and marsala wine over coffee sauce served "half-frozen." $5.99
Chocolate Cannoli Cake - Chocolate cake filled with cannoli filling topped with Nutella ganache and served with a chianti red wine sauce. $5.99
Gelato - choice of chocolate, vanilla, or spumoni. $4.49
Chocolate Amarettini Cheesecake - Chocolate-flavored cheesecake wtih a cookie crust, almond cream, and Italian amarettini cookies. $5.49


Specialty Drinks

Mama's Margarita - Jose Cuervo traditional tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sweet-and-sour, and orange juice. $9.50
Bellini Cocktail - A refreshing combination of sparkling wine, white peach, and raspberry. $7.25
Italian Surfer - Parrot Bay coconut rum, amaretto, pineapple and cranberry juice. $7.50
Superfruit Sangria - Eppa SupraFruta Red Sangria made from organically grown grapes and an organic blend of antioxidant-rich pomegranate, blueberry, acai, and blood orange juices topped with VeeV acai spirit. Glass, $8.00; Half carafe, $15.00; Full carafe, $25.00

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Average Reviewer Rating: 3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5
Number of Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano Reviews: 16
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   July 4,2008 week
Reviewer: DVCmom Alabama     March 19, 2009
Reservations:
Dinner
Service:
VERY good. We were seated quickly. Our server was outstanding. He had many suggestions.
Price:
We were on the deluxe plan so that was not an issue.
Food:
The starters were not my favorites. I was not a fan of the bread or salad (and I am vegetarian?!) My husband did like the bread. It was too hard for me. I had eggplant. This too was not what I had expected. My husband ordered the pizza and loved it. It is very large and he did not finish half. We were very full and only tried a few bites of our sweets. They were good...not outstanding.
Atmosphere:
Similar to Applebees or Olive Graden.
** We had the voucher meal plan too for fireworks. That made the night more easy going for us.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Friday, August 22nd 2008
Reviewer: muchado aboutmuffins CAMBS, UK     September 10, 2008
Atmophere - Great decor, comfortable seating, overall very nice. Our server was great and very attentive
Food - We had the Fantasmic dinner package, which includes a starter, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. We found this to be a great deal, although we wouldn't normally eat three courses. Four of our party had the vegetarian minestrone soup, which was good, not great. My father had the mozzarella and tomatoes, which is just what it says. He found it to be a good sized portion. For the entree, three of us had the woodgrilled pizza (two cheese and one grilled chicken) which we found to be too cheesey which marred the taste. My oldest sister had the penne alla vodka, which she enjoyed. My mother had the wood-grilled salmon. She was a little disappointed with it, because it was just salmon and a few vegetables which, to her, didn't make a meal. For dessert four of us had the crema limone, which was amazing, and one of us had coffee which was listed as a dessert on the plan.
Price - $35 per person, which is great for the amount of food that you get, plus the priority seating for Fantasmic. I would note, however, that in the event of Fantasmic being cancelled (as it was when we went) you don't get a refund or priority seating for another night. We sat in the pouring rain for 45 minutes waiting for the show to start, when we were then told that it would be cancelled. As you can imagine we weren't happy.
 
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4.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.04.0/5.0   Sep 2007
Reviewer: GrumpyFan (grumpyfan@gmail.com) Houston, Texas     March 27, 2008
Mama's is one of our favorite places to eat. We eat here most every trip. The last time we were here, we had 16 in our party, and they handled us just fine. We were all on the DDP, so we didn't really pay attention to price, but I believe it's about mid-priced, but worth it. The food was exceptional and everyone enjoyed what they had, many of us passed it around and sampled/shared.

My only real complaint would be that the appetizer choices were a bit on the slim side, not enough choices.
 
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History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: This location opened as a restaurant on June 15, 1991, with the Studio Pizzeria. It was a short-lived pizza restaurant, closing 15 months later and converting into Mama Melrose's.
  • The Attraction's History: The restaurant remains mostly unchanged since it opened in September 1991.
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