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spfldfan
06-07-2007, 03:21 PM
We ate at Mama Melrose on May 21 for the Fantasmic Dinner Package. It had to be the worst food and service I have ever had. It was sloooow service. The food was not good. We were on the dining plan so we had the three courses. We ended up skipping desert because of the slow service and the appetizer and entrees not being tasty.

Fantasmic was terrific. If you have the chance to see it at MGM, go for it.

wlfans
06-07-2007, 05:07 PM
The first time for me, it was good. The second time it stunk.. Service was slow too. The kicker was we were there two years ago. They had a speacial desert we could age to our Fantasmic pkg. I forgot what it cost extra($3.00 I think) it was basically espresso ice cream. Not done up special or anything and the flavor was lacking. I wouldn't go back. The first time we had the pizza and some plain items on the menu it was good. The second was not the charm. I do have to say I like the Fantasmic Pkg though. It's nice to go in the side entrance and not have to wait with the larger crowd for a longer period of time. :surfweb:

ricktib
06-07-2007, 05:09 PM
We ate there 5/10 and were quite pleasantly surprised. Excellent food & service. :thumbsup2

pavil
06-07-2007, 05:14 PM
The food was good but nothing to write home about. Now that you mention it, the whole service cycle was kinda long. It took long time to get anything. Not so long that you were upset, but long enough that you noticed each time it happened. Ask for a refill...........wait. Gap between appetizers and entrees..........wait. Gap between bussing plates and offering dessert..........wait. Waiting for dessert.............wait.........waiting for Capuchino's....wait. You get the idea. None of the waits were horrible but...

In that respect it was very much like an restaurant in Rome LOL. Except the food wasn't worth the waits like in Rome.

Tink3Belle
06-07-2007, 05:20 PM
Ate there Sept. 06 - no thanks not this time.

MickeyNicki
06-08-2007, 10:25 AM
I totally agree...this was not a great choice for us. The server never brought us out bread and we asked twice, the food was very bland and served lukewarm and I ordered the eggplant napoleon and the bean ragu was blech! The beans were still hard!

PrincessMinnie28
06-08-2007, 10:29 AM
DBF and I had lunch at MM on our recent trip. The food was ok, nothing special. We did have good service. The funny part was that DBF had never had gelato so I convinced him to order it for dessert, assuming (apparently foolishly) that it would actually be gelato. It was chocolate ice cream - no mistaking it!

WildernessBride
06-08-2007, 10:41 AM
I decided to change my Mama reservation to Sci-Fi, I have heard too many bad things about this place!!:sad2:

pavil
06-08-2007, 10:47 AM
DBF and I had lunch at MM on our recent trip. The food was ok, nothing special. We did have good service. The funny part was that DBF had never had gelato so I convinced him to order it for dessert, assuming (apparently foolishly) that it would actually be gelato. It was chocolate ice cream - no mistaking it!


I second that. While it might not be choc. ice cream, it most definitely is NOT Gelato!

my2tinkerbells
06-08-2007, 10:58 AM
We ate at Mama Melrose on May 21 for the Fantasmic Dinner Package. It had to be the worst food and service I have ever had. It was sloooow service. The food was not good. We were on the dining plan so we had the three courses. We ended up skipping desert because of the slow service and the appetizer and entrees not being tasty.

Fantasmic was terrific. If you have the chance to see it at MGM, go for it.

This is exactly what we experienced to when we were there last Sept. We also skipped desert since the service was so slow. The food was gross, by far the worst dining experience we had in our 11 day trip. We definatly won't be eating there again.

a1tinkfans
06-12-2007, 07:11 PM
Thanks for posting your opinions!!

blue_eyes5212
06-15-2007, 11:40 PM
I didn't like MM either. The chicken parm was ok, but the bread tasted like the bottom of a shoe (or what I would imagine the bottom of a shoe to taste like)

rentayenta
06-16-2007, 12:50 AM
We ate at Mama Melrose on May 21 for the Fantasmic Dinner Package. It had to be the worst food and service I have ever had. It was sloooow service. The food was not good. We were on the dining plan so we had the three courses. We ended up skipping desert because of the slow service and the appetizer and entrees not being tasty.

Fantasmic was terrific. If you have the chance to see it at MGM, go for it.



Bummer, the menu looks good to me. I hate anything Parmesan, but the actual cheese, but the osso buco looks good. Thank you for the review.



We ate there 5/10 and were quite pleasantly surprised. Excellent food & service. :thumbsup2


We have MM booked with the F! seating. DH, who is a food snob, thinks the menu looks decent. I hope it doesn't disappoint. :goodvibes

Pattymouse
06-16-2007, 12:36 PM
We booked MM Fantasmic Package also. We booked for 9/26 - and no, we do not have the free dining plan. We are staying at the Poly and they have no more free dining plans availabe at that resort during our stay.

In 2005, we booked Hollywood and Vine for the Fantasmic Package, and I thought it was just okay.

Hoping we WILL like MM, we have never been there.

Pat

OhioTony
06-16-2007, 02:22 PM
I'm hoping we'll be there on a good night in December. We have never done the Fantasmic Package ( Fantasmic is our nighttime show) and are looking forward to this.

Maybe it's because we don't dine out alot and when we do it like a family restaurant ( Olive Garden, Applebee's ) but we have never had a bad dining experience at WDW whether it be cs or ts. There have been numerous bad reviews of Sci- Fi but it's one of our favorites.

Here's to hoping for the same at MM!

bigbabyblues
06-16-2007, 03:00 PM
We ate there in late May also for the Fantasmic package, and we really enjoyed the food, but the service was extremely slow.

The Sweetness
06-20-2007, 09:09 PM
I enjoyed MMs earlier this month. Good food & service. Only prob was my 2y olds tantrum that caused us to skip dessert:sad2:

Schucraig
06-20-2007, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the review! We have never ate here because I haven't heard many good reviews.

MA pigletfan
06-21-2007, 10:51 AM
we dined there on 6/13 and the service was BEYOND slow..we never got bread or were offered any and the food was So-SO at best. i can't even remember what we had for dessert, and i usually love dessert and can remember that. Also our waiter knew we were in the Fantasmic plan and still moved like molasses with teh check even though it was getting very close to when we had to get to the stadium...i don't think we will be going back there, even for the FDP.

bornwiththeears
06-23-2007, 03:49 PM
We ate there because I had read nothing but great reviews. We were given a booth (five adults - 3 over 6') and quite frankly we did not fit in the booth. We asked for a table (our reservations had been made 6 mo. in advance) and the waiter said there were no more tables. We asked if we could put a chair at the end of the booth - we were told no because it was against the fire code. We really should have left at that point, but we were still caught up in the Disney spirit and made the best of it. The service was not great and neither was the food. I hated that we spent $100 on a meal that was uncomfortable. We have lots of favorite restaurants so we probably will not return.

scottny
06-23-2007, 04:45 PM
That is too bad. thankfully we have the Fantasmic package on July 14th and our dinner time is 4pm. which may be a good thing from what i read on here. LOL

Tink
06-25-2007, 06:51 PM
I must be incredibly lucky, since everytime our family has gone, we have had a terrific meal. It's one of our DDs faves. Last time we went they had a the FDP menu, but I think the only thing that was different was that you got a family stlye salad and a flat bread, entree, and dessert.

I hope my luck holds out, we have ADRs for August.

eeyoresnr
06-25-2007, 09:06 PM
Wow:confused3 after reading this, I am having second thoughts about our ADR @ MM in Dec:confused:

BillyFeat
06-26-2007, 12:00 AM
We dined at MM in August of 2006. Thank goodness for free dining. We will not be returning to MM this August. Food and service were just OK.

:goodvibes :goodvibes

bornwiththeears
06-26-2007, 10:20 AM
eeyoresnr -

One thing I have learned from reading this board is that you will find opinions from one end of the spectrum to the other. You should go ahead and try MM - it may end up being one of your favorites. Just because it wasn't for us does not mean it won't work for you. As Tink said in a previous post - her family has always had a great meal. go and enjoy!

SqueakyMouse
06-26-2007, 10:47 AM
Sorry you had a less than stellar experience at MM. We've always enjoyed the food there. However, the service has never been great -- not bad but not really good either.

eeyoresnr
06-26-2007, 06:06 PM
well, the more I thought about it, the more worried I got, so we changed our ADR from Mama Melrose's to Coral Reef Dec 16:banana:

Maybelle
06-26-2007, 09:43 PM
That is too bad. thankfully we have the Fantasmic package on July 14th and our dinner time is 4pm. which may be a good thing from what i read on here. LOL


We will be there the same day around the same time for the Fantasmic package as well. Maybe we'll see you there!

scottny
06-26-2007, 09:46 PM
i will have my mickey head on my bag so look for me.

Tam1067
06-27-2007, 04:04 PM
We loved Mama Melrose when we ate there in July 06, and we're returning for the Fantasmic package on July 10. One thing I've learned from these boards is that there are lots of different opinions about every single restaurant (and resort) at Disney.

zigzagzerr
06-27-2007, 04:31 PM
We ate at Mama Melrose in Aug 2006 (during free dining) for the Fantasmic Dinner Package and are going back again in Aug 2007 (no free dining this time). I recall the food being fine, as was the service.

So you just never know.....don't cancel based on the disboard opinions. For ten bad experiences, you will most likely find another ten good ones.

We've always had pretty good experiences with Disney restaurants, so I think it all depends on when you go. :cutie:

gardenia
07-02-2007, 08:35 PM
We used to love Mama's but recently had inattentive service, mediocre food, no bread served with the meal (the server told me they stopped serving bread "last week").

LoveThatDarnMouse
07-11-2007, 04:36 PM
(the server told me they stopped serving bread "last week").
:rotfl:

Was that just his way of getting out of bringing you bread. I swear sometimes these waiters stand in the back and make things up for the day!

I am not really pleased with the choices for the Fantasmic Package and although we aren't thrilled with MM either, we're headed back this trip. I didn't like the choices for the kids at the other restaurants and we are pasta eaters (they do have pasta there, right?)

dmonroe
07-11-2007, 06:26 PM
We ate here several years ago (2002) and really liked it. I thought we would give it a try this year and do the Fantasmic package. Now I'm a little worried! I looked at the Fantasmic menu on All Ears, and I think we'll probably be ok. Do the kids order from the Fantasmic dinner menu, or do they have to order from the regular kids menu?

Minniespal
07-12-2007, 02:53 AM
Thanx for posting your opinions.

ks12066
07-13-2007, 05:38 PM
We were at MM on July 4. We ate there because of the Fantasmic reserved seating. The food was just average, -- I could not believe that bread was not provided at an Italian Restaurant -- had to ask for some to go with my soup, but did not receive it until right before the main course. Let me say this -- I had a counter service pasta meal later in the week at Pop Century that was better than MM.

Of course, everyone has tough nights, but the restaurant was not overly busy. It was about an hour before we received our main course and almost 25 minutes between the appetizer (soup) and the main course. I felt that was way too long.

Good luck!

wideeyes
07-14-2007, 04:41 AM
shame about your meal, we are eating here in september so hopefully it will be okay then,

Still thinking......
07-14-2007, 04:57 AM
We are eating here in October so are also hoping it is ok.

jpolak
07-15-2007, 05:38 PM
We had heard the same thing about the service so we cancelled it on our last trip. Sorry you had a disappointing meal.

mabenoab
07-15-2007, 05:43 PM
We were there on July 1st, and had the best service of our entire trip (with the exception of 50s Prime Time). I guess it depends on your waiter/waitress. I don't remember if we got bread or not before our meal (I don't eat it), but no one at my table missed it if we didn't.

We thought the food was great, too...we'd been there back in 2000, and weren't crazy about it then, but were pleasantly surprised this year. I guess it depends on your server...we ate at other places that people just rave about, and the food was good, but if the service is so important!!