Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
351 S Studio Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Open seven days a week, 11:30AM–8:30PM
Our reviewers have visited Mama Melrose on a couple different occasions which is always a good sign. We wouldn't be going back if it were underwhelming - trust me!
We highly recommend reservations especially on weekends as it gets really full around lunch, and they will turn away walk ups when it is.
From the appetizer menu, we can recommend the muscles and the calamari. Of course being a true italian restaurant, they bring out freshly made bread and olive oil and pepper for dipping. It is delicious but save room for the main course!
From the drink menu, we highly recommend Mama's Margarita which is made with Jose Cuervo Tradicional Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Sweet-and-Sour, and Orange Juice. It is a perfect blend of orange juice and lime juice and is a delicious refreshing beverage on hot days. For the coffee drinkers in the crowd, we are happy to report they serve Joffrey's. If you're nice they'll even provide coffee in to go cups after your meal.
On our latest visit, we had the Oven-baked Chicken alla Parmigiana, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Vegetarian Minestrone, Carne d'Italia Flatbread, the Sustainable Fish of the day which was Salmon, and Seasonal Italian Salad.
|Spaghetti and Meatballs|
|Oven-baked Chicken alla Parmigiana and and Grilled Asparagus|
|Carne d'Italia Flatbread (Pepperoni, House-made Sausage, Pancetta, and spicy Marinara Sauce|
|Seasonal Italian Salad - Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Warm Focaccia, Butternut Squash, Asparagus, Tomato, Onion, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, and Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette|
We sampled the Tiramisú, the Cheesecake and the Gelato. All were tasty, but we must set the proper expectation on the Tiramisú. It is not a cake based traditional Tiramisú, but Layers of Mascarpone and Espresso soaked Lady Fingers topped with Cocoa Powder and Whipped Cream. Our resident Italian was put off by the absence of cake but enjoyed the flavor. We can recommend all three of these dessert options in good conscious and recommend a night cup of Joffrey's coffee to compliment.
Overall Rating: 5 Slaps!!!