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Mama Mia Trattoria
Mama Mia Trattoria

Mama Mia Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mamamiatrattoria.com
  • Email: info@mamamiatrattoria.com
  • Phone: (503) 295-6464
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
    Friday (11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
    Saturday (11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
    Sunday (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)

    $1.95 - $4.95 Happy Hour
    Monday - Saturday (4:00 PM - 7:00PM) Sundays (4:00 PM - 9:00 PM)

    Breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays (9:00 AM - 12:30 PM)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Comfort Food, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Full Catering menus custom designed for each event. Large parties welcome from 10 to 60 people no additional charges.
  • Private Party Facilities: Mama Mia can easily accommodate parties of up to 25 within most areas of our restaurant without requiring a limited menu. Tables are situated anywhere we can seat the number of people in your party at the time of your event and you will not be segregated from our other guests.

    The family room is a semi-private nook off the main dining room which accommodate up 14 guests, this requires a food and beverage minimum of $250.00 with a 20% gratuity added to the final check.

    The back half of our main dining can seat up to 46 guests, curtains can be drawn to create a private space. Limited menu required, please call for options.

    Other options available for groups up to 120 guests, please call to inquire.
  • Private Party Contact: Barry Brown (503) 295-6464

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW Washington Street
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Tons of street parking available along with 4 pay-to-park lots directly across the street from the restaurant. 1 block from Smart Park (3rd & Alder)

A word from Mama Mia Trattoria
When you step through the doors of Mama Mia Trattoria, you've taken a step back in time to a traditional Italian kitchen where our sauces and meatballs simmer all day and nearly everything is made from scratch, including our mozzarella cheese, fresh pastas, and our scrumptious desserts. We are committed to providing the highest quality food and service and spare absolutely no expense when using the best local products and sustainable resources available. Our old school Italian-American soul food, like that offered at many restaurants in “Little Italy’s” across the United States will exceed your expectations. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "If my mom had an Italian restaurant, this is what it would be like...except there are more options. I'll pass on the wider selection and order the items I'd have chosen decades ago in the neighborhood. And, a carafe of Chianti. Much of what has been lost in "modern" Italian restaurants, including quality, is still available here. I'll keep coming back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I dined Saturday night. We had an early reservation and were glad for it as it did get a little noisy toward the end. The service, Kim, was excellent. The food was wonderful! My husband had the clam linguine and I had the veal marsala. Both were amazing. Presentation was delightful and inviting. All was good to the last bite. We topped it off with the chocolate flourless tort with raspberry sorbet and were done. Start to finish - a wonderful evening out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a drink and dinner at Mama Mia Trattoria. We were looking forward to this as we were visiting Portland. OpenTable had positive reviews, so we made a reservation. I should have looked on Trip Advisor, where the reviews seemed more aligned with our experience. Here is what we discovered: - fancy shmantzy cocktails had no noticeable alcohol in them - they were out of all steaks as advised by the waitress when we sat down. - food was nothing special at all. No distinguishing flavor....heck, actually void of flavor - service was ok, but clearly inexperienced Bottom line, way over-priced for the food/drink quality and service that is provided. I would not recommend at any price."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I don't live in Portland, but whenver I travel in and am downtown, Mamma Mia is favorite! The service is wonderful - incredibly friendly and helpful. The food is great and the wine list, while not extensive it very good and very well priced!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The gnocchi was the best I've ever had. The service was exceptional. Very professional, friendly and caring. Made us feel as if we were right and home and very welcome. Everyone enjoyed what was ordered. Food came out piping hot. I would recommend Mama Mia as a must go. The ambiance was so relaxing and decor felt very Italian. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "If you want good, solid flavorful Italian food, Mamma Mia is the place to go. Flatbread pizzas are wonderful if you're in the mood, but their pasta dishes are flavorful and comforting. Garlic bread is exceptional as is their lasagne. Varied menu will have something for everyone's taste. Portions are substantial but not overwhelming. Desserts, especially the cheesecake, worth saving room for. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We wanted a good Italian meal for my daughter's birthday - something besides chain restaurants. We liked the décor and atmosphere. My boyfriend got lasagna and he was extremely happy with the quality and quantity of food. He hates getting small portions. I got an arugula salad very tasty and filling - and two meatballs on the side. They were so big I had to take one home. My daughter got the fettuccine alfredo which didn't seem to have too much flavor. The bread was also very good. My daughter got a free birthday dessert - tiramisu which was great. The server charged us for 3 garlic breads but when we pointed out that we didn't request special bread, she took it off the bill. Not an inexpensive place to eat but nice for a special night out."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The salads, garlic bread and Sunday gravy were awesome! Our waitress was super friendly and have us good suggestions ."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Large portions of well prepared very traditional Italian food. Very reasonable prices, good service and pleasant surroundings."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had dinner and it was very disappointing. Not enough staff for the number of tables and our waitress was working but did not have enough time. The staff was great but it was crazy busy with only three wait staff. The salads are almost too big. My lasagna was not cooked in the middle and by the time the waitress came back to check on us I was just done. I ate around the edges. My companions pasta dish was very unsaucey and it needed salt and seasoning. We got our cannoli to go and by the time we were home it was greasy and tasteless. Unfortunately we won't be back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Mama Mia gets credit for presenting a hearty, traditional Italian-American meal. We dined with friends and enjoyed the presentation and taste of just about everything. I have to admit the driving force in my decision to dine here was cannoli, and the dessert did not disappoint. Crispy shell, perfect filling. Hard to find a good one in Portland! If nothing else, skip the salads (a bit lacking in taste and presentation) and go straight for a great pasta dish and end with the cannoli. You'll leave happy."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was fabulous! We started with the Caprese Salad; the mozzarella, which we were told is made daily in-house just melted in our mouths. My Veal Parmesan was not only huge but probably the most tender I've had in years. My date, had the Sunday Gravy, which he enjoy immensely. Our service was spot on and the ambience enchanting with all the antique chandeliers. I highly recommend Mama Mia's if you want great east coast style Italian cuisine and attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We dined on a Friday night, it was the end of happy hour so the restaurant and bar were very busy. The portions are large, the garlic bread is very yummy too. We will definitely be dining here again. Because it's close quarters it's very loud, probably the only draw back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very crowded when we arrived but somehow everyone was seated in a timely fashion and we were seated at the actual time of our reservation by a server who seemed unruffled by the masses waiting. Our waiter was excellent and patient as if she really did't have the many other tables to take of .The food was delicious and plenty left for taking home.We'll definitely be back for more!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Ate here last weekend to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday with my parents. None of us had ever been here. We had a reservation for 5:30 and it was a good thing. The group in front of us was going to be waiting an hour for a table for 2. We all had a salad and then a pasta dish, accompanied by a glass of wine. Everyone enjoyed the food. No one had complaints about anything. They also have a separate gluten free menu that includes half of the large, regular menu. The wait staff was great. They were hustling as fast as they could to keep every table happy. Only small complaint was that it was louder than most restaurants. At the end they even brought my boyfriend Amaretto cheesecake for his birthday. Excellent. Definitely will be going back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food is great. Wait staff is very helpful and just all around love it."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My wife and I went on a busy Saturday night and were not disappointed. We made our reservations through Open Table and were seated right on time. We took advantage of the three course meal for $29 and everything was fantastic. Even though it was extremely busy our server was attentive and the food came out at a nice leisurely pace. A great place starts with a great wine and beer selection(this place had Boneyard RPM IPA , my favorite), great bread( theirs was from Pearl Bakery which is always good), nice sized salads, tasty entrees( I had their lasagne which was very good) and rich desserts( cannoli and cheesecake were both great). I would rate this as my favorite Italian place downtown."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Mama Mia's but it won't be our last. Our server was very pleasant and attentive and the food was delightful. The servings were huge, plan on taking some home (and saving room for dessert). Loved the chocolate bread pudding."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and service was very good."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "What more can we say than we have said before, the food and service are top notch. This visit we had the turkey lasagne and the sausage/caper pasta and both were excellent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "WE HAD SUCH A RELAXING DINNER THANKS TO A GREAT MEAL, AND WONDERFUL WAITER. THIS IS DEFINITELY A PLACE TO HIT WHILE IN PORTLAND."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food! Enjoyed ourselves. Paying for the garlic bread was extra, which we thought should have just came with meal, like most other fine restaurants do."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to one of our favorite restaurants last night and weren't disappointed. You always start with the garlic bread. THE BEST! My favorite dish is Chicken Marcella with a side of spinach. The perfect compliment. Dessert is always a pana cotta. Thanks for a great evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great time. I would recommend this fine Italian spot for anyone looking for a romanic evening or even just some good tradition Superb Italian food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wanting to give my wife a lovely Valentine's evening I made reservations for 6:30. Upon arriving we were welcomed warmly and seated immediately. The table was clean and impeccably dressed as were all the staff. The ambiance was Victorian and warm, the music was wonderfully nostalgic. A perfect prelude to a romantic evening. Service was prompt and professional. A carafe of the house Chianti was excellent with the bread and olive oil. I had Shrimp Scampi and my wife had Lasagna. Both dishes were simply poetry on a plate. Panna cotti and coffee made the perfect finishing touch to this elegant meal. This was our first visit to Mama Mia but it won't be our last!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love this place! Great Italian food, and great prices too! Service is always fantastic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The ambience and service was delightful. The menu was a traditional Italian menu. My partner had scampi and I had veal parmesan. Both were very good. We also had the cannoli for dessert. Wonderful. Our server was excellent, attentive but not hovering. I would recommend this's place for a nice romantic meal."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Good Caprese salad, a veal parm as big as a manhole cover, and a decent selection of domestic/imported wines. Lots of choices for my veggie lunch companion as well. The cannoli was as good/better than any I've had at any Portland restaurant."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere, service and quality of the food at Mama Mia Trattoria, however, the portions were relatively small and cost of the meal relatively high. Not sure we'd go back again as the dynamics of the portion size and cost were not on target."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The service was really fast and friendly. We got fried zucchini for an appetizer and shared the breaded chicken. It was plenty of food for the both of us, fried zucchini was perfectly cooked/breaded. The chicken was a little tough but overall great with the red sauce it was smothered in and our wine paired beautifully with dinner."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is our go to place for our group Brunch outings. Unique menu that meets everyone's needs."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We return again and again to Mama Mia's whenever we want a delicious, dependably good meal. We love the caprese salad and the warm atmosphere. Have never ordered a meal that we didn't love! Great Italian comfort food."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had the butternut squash ravioli and chicken/sausage lasagne. Both were delicious. Wine was great. GOod service. Nothing really to complain about. A good Italian meal."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I am severely allergic to dairy and gluten and have always been nervous when dining out because of it. The staff at Mama Mia Trattoria was amazing in accommodating my dietary needs and made me feel safe and care-free in eating a delicious meal. My boyfriend who does not have dietary restrictions was also very satisfied with his meal and we will absolutely be dining there again!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Excellent food and great atmosphere for a relaxed but tasty meal. Have yet to discover something we didn't like!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went here for my 22 year old son's birthday because it is his favorite Italian restaurant and now it is mine. Great classic ambiance with dark woods and chandeliers. Service was excellent, patient and very attentive. They filled our glasses, removed dishes the instant they were empty, asked us if everything was ok several times and brought us a free dessert for my son. The food was really good so much so that i left way too full. The sunday gravy was amazing with hearty sauce and three kinds of meat, The clam linguine also great, Squash ravioli that was just OK. This is a place that you go when you want a great experience and can count on great service. They actually act like they care whether or not you come back again."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The different dishes tasted just like the food I have eaten in Tuscany. Wonderful flavors."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Missing the east coast Italian food on every corner in NJ when I moved to Portland, Mama Mia's has been a lifesaver. I also discovered they have a "Family Room" reserved for small groups ($300 minimum), but a great option if you are having a group with dinner and wine; it's not hard to get to $300.00. Staff went our of their way to accomodate us and some special considerations we had for a small group and even allowed in in the Living Room without a reservation. It was an awesome experience as usual. Also great for lunch with smaller but ample portions. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "There were many options for vegetarians. The food was delicious! Our server was excellent."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Thank you for your quick, professional, and friendly service. I met my boyfriend & his grandmother for lunch while she was in town. She couldn't stop talking about how much she loved your restaurant, and the food was truly excellent... Which means that I can take credit for recommending it. :-)"
    Dined on 1/9/2014