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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 AM   #1
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Momma Melrose or Hollywood & Vine for Fantasmic package

This is my first experience with the fantasmic package. We usually eat at the Sci-Fi when we are in Hollywood Studios but wanted to try something new. We are going in July.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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MM is the better restaurant food wise.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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We've never done Hollywood & Vine, but we love Mama Melrose. We have eaten there twice, once in 2007 and then again this past November. Had good service both times and great food.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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I've only had breakfast at Hollywood & Vine (and love it...not sure why it gets a bad rap as the breakfast buffets are pretty much all the same)

Still, I would pick MM. It's not Italy-Italian or US chain restaurant-style Italian...it's more East coast US local Italian joint style if that makes sense.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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MM... back in 2010 my husband and i picked H&V for our Fantasmic dinning and were not impressed. I normally can deal with underwhelming buffet food due to the fact I have so many choices, but out of our total 10 days of eating that meal sticks out as the worst.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 AM   #6
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MM hands down. We always eat here when doing the F dining package. I love the flat bread pizzas while DH and DD likes the chicken parm. We have only dined at H&V once and we were so disappointed in it that we haven't returned.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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Mama Melroses is so much better
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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I've been to both, and I'd choose MM. However, to be fair, I'm not a huge buffet person when it comes to lunch/dinner. I also didn't care too much for the atmosphere of H&V. While MM isn't the best food, I find it very good and really enjoyed the setting of the restaurant.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #9
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No comparison!!! Moma Melrose any day

I have done the fantasmic package at both restaurants for diunner and there is absolutely no way i would do the buffet at Hollywood and Vine ever again. I am not a food snob, but found Hollywood and Vine the worst meal i have ever had at Disney World in any restaurant. I found H&V the least decorated, unthemed spot in any Disney restaurant. It is themed as a bosing cafeteria. The food was edible but rather tasteless and below avergae for any buffet we have had elsewhere. Moma Melrose Has good food, not "true Italian food" but would rate its food above an Olive Garden.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #10
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For value, service and food quality I would go with Mama Melrose's. Our favorites there are the calamari for 2, the carne d'ilatia flatbread, strip steak and, for dessert, the chocolate amarettini cheesecake.

One of the best meals found at DHS!
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #11
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OK, I'll make it unanimous. We've dined at both places and MM wins hands down.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #12
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Prix Fixe?

Are all the Fantasmic packages prix fixe?

Seems like anyone with a buttered-noodle-eating 10-12 year old (or three of them in my case) really has to hold their nose to get this package if I'm reading the explanation right.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #13
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Our family has done both. This last time, just a few days ago, we chose MM. The chicken or shrimp campanelle was fantastic! The charred strip steak was very good but the chicken parm was disliked by both teens at the table who ordered it. They complained it was dry and just ordinary tasting. The calamari, fresh mozzarella and vine ripened tomatoes, and antipasto for two was also delicious!
We would certainly choose this over Hollywood and Vine the next trip. We thought the buffet style was just ok.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #14
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H&V is just a strange restaurant with awful food, lol. I have never been to Mama Melrose, but I would definitely choose there out of the two.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #15
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We had a good meal at Mama Melrose when we did the Fantasmic Package. We are going back for it again in July.
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