There are some great Disney Hollywood Studios restaurants. Whether you are looking for elegant dining, traditional Italian home cooked style food, a fun character buffet, or great diner food and entertainment there is something for everyone in Disney Hollywood Studios dining choices. There are four full service dining choices in Disney Hollywood Studios. All can be reserved by calling 407 WDW DINE up to 180 days ahead.
Disney Sci Fi DIne in Theater
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If you are looking for a very unusual restaurant where the emphasis is on the entertainment (and some would say not so much on the food) then Disney’s Sci Fi Dine in Theater is the one for you. This is certainly one of the most uniquely themed restaurants in Disney World – guests dine in convertible car tables in front of a huge movie screen. Eat traditional American diner style food whilst watching 1950s Sci-fi B movies.
As a themed restaurant this one is a great choice. The food is pretty average and also on the pricey side, but you pay for the experience rather than the cuisine.
For a full review and a look at the menu go to Disney Sci Fi Dine in Theater
Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano
If you want average home-style Italian cooking in a relaxed family atmosphere then Mama Melrose is the place to go. This is not my favorite of all the Disney Hollywood Studios restaurants. The decor is reasonably well done. As soon as you step into the lobby you will see the brick walls lined with photos of celebrities who have dined here. True, most of those were in the 1980s and your kids (and even you) may have difficulty recognizing who some of them are, but it all goes to creating the atmosphere. The open kitchen is fun to watch. Take some time out to watch the chef’s busily preparing the flatbreads.
The menu has a good selection of standard Italian food. The flatbreads are a favorite. And don’t miss the Gelato for dessert.
Click the link below to read a full review and see the menu.
Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano
Disney Hollywood and Vine
If you have young children then you won’t want to miss breakfast or lunch at Hollywood and Vine when The LIttle Einsteins are in attendance. June, Leo, Hanny Manny and Special Agent Oso are there for breakfast and lunch. Be aware though that dinner does not have characters there.
The food is buffet style with plenty of choices. You will find the usual breakfast favorites such as scrambled eggs, pastries and of course Mickey Waffles. Lunch and dinner have a good choice of salads, entrees and sides. The desserts are always pretty good too!
For a complete menu and review click here: Disney Hollywood and Vine
Disney Hollywood Brown Derby
If you are looking for a very good standard of food in an elegant relaxed setting then this is a good choice. The decor and menu are modeled after the original famed restaurant in Los Angeles. Every restaurant in Disney World is family friendly but this one has the most grown up feel to it, so if you have young kids you might want to think about another choice (but I have taken all my kids there from being babies and it was no hassle).
For a review of the restaurant and the current menu go to Disney Hollywood Brown Derby
At all of the Disney Hollywood Studios Restaurants you can book the Fantasmic! Dining Package. On select nights at the park the spectacular Fantasmic! show is held in the 6000 seater auditorium. The only drawback to this amazing show is that to get a seat you have to arrive there at least 1 hour and sometimes up to 2 hours at very busy times. The Fantasmic! Dinner Package will get you into a reserved seating area (although not a reserved seat) so that you can arrive at the show 30 to 45 minutes ahead of time.
There are a limited number of Fantasmic Packages available each day and you can reserve by calling 407 WDW DINE up to 180 days ahead.
Whichever one of the Disney Hollywood Studios Restaurants you choose you are sure to have a great dining experience.
Walt Disney World Dining Reservations