I’d heard some really great things about Mama Melrose and options for Gluten Free and Dairy Free. I think perhaps I hit it on an off day. The food was fairly tasty, don’t get me wrong, but the service wasn’t particularly great, and my options seemed even more limited. Upon arrival, the chef greeted me, but he seemed less than enthused. He told me my only real options was the chicken Parmesan (minus the breading) and the Fra Diavolo. He did offer me dairy free flatbreads. I was surprised that there was no dairy free cheese offered. I’d heard that others had eaten this. I also was a bit bummed not to be able to get a gluten free calamari, which I also had heard they could do. I decided to go for the chicken Parmesan for it’s simplicity. The chef also brought me out tapioca rolls and extra virgin olive oil with spices.

Tapioca Rolls with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

When my chicken Parmesan arrived, it looked very tasty. It did taste pretty good too. But, I would say it wasn’t anything special. Good, but not great. Also, for some reason, the last few times I’ve eaten GF pasta I’ve gotten a bit sick. Later that evening, I got REALLY sick (I stayed in the hotel room the entire next day)

Chicken Parmesan

Overall, I’d give it a 7 out of 10. Only because the lack of enthusiasm by the chef, lack of variety, and general service. If you are GF and haven’t had pasta in a while though, this would be the place to go.