New dishes coming to Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano this April at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024 2:25pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano at Disney's Hollywood Studios is refreshing its menu with several new dishes starting April 1, 2024.

Known for its cozy atmosphere and authentic Italian dishes, the restaurant aims to offer guests a wider variety of options to choose from.

Here's a glimpse into what's being added:

Rigatoni Bolognese: A straightforward, comforting dish featuring rigatoni pasta in a sauce of ground beef, Italian sausage, and topped with parmesan.

Braised Pork Osso Buco: A bit more sophisticated, this dish serves braised pork with creamy polenta, roasted cipollini onions, sweet peppers, and a touch of lemon gremolata, blending various textures and flavors.

Fried Mozzarella Sticks: Offering a twist on a familiar favorite, these mozzarella sticks come with marinara sauce and a lemon aïoli, adding a bit more flair to the usual appetizer.

Goat Cheese Mousse Tart: For those who appreciate a unique dessert, this tart combines goat cheese mousse with honeycomb and an edible flower, accompanied by blackberries and a cassis compote.

Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp: Adding seafood to the classic fettuccine alfredo, this dish includes a creamy cheese sauce and is garnished with fresh parsley, offering a richer flavor profile.


Mushroom, Artichoke, Cheese Dip: Aimed at those who enjoy sharing, this dip mixes mushrooms, artichokes, goat cheese, and tomatoes, served with toasted crostini. It's a communal dish best enjoyed with others.

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Nunu19 days ago

Sad to see the Vine-Ripened Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella, go. Also intrigued by the slight name change (and description) of the Charred Strip Steak, hope they didn't change the dish, it is my favorite. Thank you for the update! :)

DCBaker19 days ago

I believe these are all the menu updates at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. Find the full menu at this link. These items have been added/updated: Appetizers Burrata Salad $14 Fried Mozzarella Sticks $15 Tomato Bruschetta $14 Marinated Olives $8 Mushroom, Artichoke, Cheese Dip $14 Fried Calamari $16 House Garlic Bread $10 Margherita Pizza $17 Entrées Braised Pork Osso Bucco $30 Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp $32 Rigatoni Bolognese $26 Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza $21 Mama's Italian Pasta with Chicken $30 (new description and price) Prosciutto and Honey Pizza $22 Chef Selection of Fresh Fish* (Market Price) Desserts Goat Cheese Mousse Tart $10 Pasticciotti Cream Tart $10 These menu items were removed: Appetizers Fried Fresh Mozzarella Vine-ripened Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella Crispy Calamari House-made Italian Meatball Margherita Flatbread Entrées Shrimp Campanelle Mama's Italian Pasta Mama's Italian Pasta with Shrimp Mama's Italian Pasta with Chicken Grilled Bone-In Pork Chop Sustainable Fish* (Market Price) Desserts Colors of Italy Cheesecake Blueberry-Frangipane Tart

Eric Graham23 days ago

I had Greek cheese that they set on fire for lunch today. I believe it's called Saganaki. It comes from Greece. Yum!

Meeko7723 days ago

Thanks - hope your favorite returns soon!

pdude8123 days ago

No problem. Enjoy! I'm still mourning the loss of Perkins Thai Noodles at Skipper Canteen. This is a good reminder to ask for it's return again on my next trip.

Meeko7723 days ago

Thanks for letting me know; I got a reservation for Saturday, so I'll enjoy it one last time. I want to say it went away in the past, but then returned - so I'll be messaging Guest Services nonstop - ha ha. It's something unique I have never had anywhere else. Appreciate your asking.

WondersOfLife23 days ago

Its good. Its italian food. 🤷‍♂️

pdude8123 days ago

I followed up and unfortunately the dish that she was told was going away was the Shrimp Campanelle.

pdude8123 days ago

I believe they had fried mozzarella before, but more like a patty or nugget instead of sticks. I prefer the sticks for sharing and dipping.

surfsupdon23 days ago

Mozzarella sticks!!! These are not really at any Disney Restaurant, outside of the Rainforest Cafes. The nonly other spot I knew that had them was the BoardWalk To Go cart.

Eric Graham23 days ago

Oh no...too bad about them shrinking the portions...i recall we would just bring a cooler along with us and have enough food for two or three meals...Scrumptious!

NelleBelle24 days ago

Definitely better than Tony’s! We like eating here and a lot of the dishes can be made vegetarian (not plant based but as a lacto/ovo vegetarian, I tend to be able to find more options and Mama’s is definitely able to accommodate).

aladdin200724 days ago

I don't think it was really ever in danger of closing. I agree love the shrimp campanelle but have a feeling these new dishes are replacing some of the current ones. And I would expect prices to see a huge increase. This particular location has a little bit more freedom for its chefs in terms of choices and ingredients etc, compared to say the Sci Fi which Disney controls like a rigid fast food counter for some reason. And one of the reasons why that one is so awful anymore. Never had a bad meal either though at Mamas, its certainly a step up or two from Tonys plus the atmosphere is so nice.

jeanericuser00124 days ago

I gotta agree on maggianos though they have kind of shrunk their portions compared to what it use to be. Still some of my favorite pasta of all time but now entrees are almost of similar size to Chili when in truth it use to be so large you could get one and it was enough for 2 or even 3 people. It might depend on location though as some cities seem to be better than others. Maggianos in chicago was pretty solid but tampa near me has shrunk alot compared to the old days.