Mama Mia Trattoria
Mama Mia Trattoria

Mama Mia Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mamamiatrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 5032956464x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday (11:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
    Friday (11:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
    Saturday (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM)
    Sunday (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM)

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

    Saturdays and Sundays
    Breakfast (9:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
    Lunch (11:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
    Dinner (3:30 PM - Close)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food
  • 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 503-295-6464x

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.
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Mama Mia Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (40)neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (33)romantic (26)kid-friendly (26)notable wine list (19)great for lunch (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (8)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • So-so
    hikeanddine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've dined at Mama Mia a number of times and have consistently come away with the feeling that I'd simply had dinner. On my most recent trip I tried the penne puttanesca (sans anchovies--thank you). No part of this dish gave the impression of being home made. The pasta had the exact taste and texture of the dried, boxed grocery store variety. The tomato sauce was ordinary at best. My guess is that it contained canned tomato paste. I could have done as well at home. My dining companion was taken aback when the waiter placed our take-home bags on the floor beside our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family friendly, good food
    eldl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a wonderful family dinner at Mama Mias. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite Italian restaurant
    Shirley
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful dinner at Mama Mia's. The food and service were excellent. I have also been here for happy hour. It is one of the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Groups
    jamalvancouver
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dinner - August 21st. Overall, pretty good . . . very attentive young server. The food was good . . . the Caprese salad arrived with some great "home made" mozzarella . . . but was shy on tomatoes and the crema di basilico drizzle. The roasted tomato situation was remedied quickly by our server who brought us some more when we asked. We shared a pasta (a penne with tomato sauce and meatball/sausage/etc. add-on). Quite good. Overall a fairly positive experience. However, the "room" itself and overall ambience seems a bit "tired" and in need of some upgrading. I wouldn't rate it as high on the romance and dining experience scales . . . seems like a place catering more to the pasta-needs of larger groups . . .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good experience
    Quiggles
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Staff were service oriented, excellent food choices. The gluten free pasta was exceptional, had to confirm that it was indeed GF.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1stchoice
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Have eaten there only once indoors. It was the evening meal. Food and service was excellent. Items marked in number 2 above were based on having just one evening meal at Mama Mia's so couldn't comment on each one.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a rare find
    Carol
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were visiting from Seattle and found this little place. The food is delicious and the staff could not have been better!! WE have made two more trips down and have visited each time . WE love it !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go
    clmk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was good friendly but not hovering Great salad & cocktails Was a little noisy but Sat eve not too surprising Only complaint: the cioppino was a little too spicy The pasta & seafood was cooked perfectly , however! This was our 2nd meal & we will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent Italian
    marco
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Since the restaurant got good reviews and we like Italian we gave it a shot. The zucchini appetizer was great the service was great,but we were disappointed with the main course. I had spaghetti and meatballs and my wife had the Ravioli. Both were very heavy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great casual Italian fare
    JKK1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Outstanding service. Table situated in quiet nook. Attentive waiter. Delicious lasagna. Nice wine. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best Bolognese in town
    octopusblonde
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I've never been able to try anything else on the menu because it's so good and we don't go back often enough for me to get tired of it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopping for a Monday evening
    freshfood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We love the Cioppino here. The staff were friendly and professional, and the food was up to our high standards.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Food
    abcdefghijklmnop
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have been here twice and had the Pollo Scaloppine Piccata and Buttenut Squash Ravioli (on special) and was very impressed! Very flavorful, yet delicate and light. I also really enjoyed the Caprese Salad and Fried Zucchini.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!!!
    Nathan
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was perfect, staff was friendly and knowledgeable. 9 out of 10
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great food!
    Penny13
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When I travel to Portland on business eating at Mama Mia's always on my agenda. Everyone I've taken there loves it as much as I do, but it's also great if I'm traveling my myself. Food is always wonderful, especially the desserts. You can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as the first visit
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was my second visit and I wasn't as wowed as the first time . The food was a little on the cold side however the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for vegetarians
    MWMB
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We came here looking for a date night spot and while I wouldn't say this was a "romantic" restaurant—it's pretty open and there were some kids around—the decor is fancy and overall everything was good. Our server (Chris, I think) was very attentive and the host was accommodating and friendly. There are *a lot* of veg options available too! I added scallops to a dish but they were rather overcooked so not worth it, but the portions were big enough they weren't needed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unexpectedly fabulous
    yentafoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My friends and I (adult women from a foodie city) were visiting Portland. We had been told by the manicurist at the nail salon around the corner that Mamma Mia was a fantastic restaurant and to cancel the reservations we had elsewhere. We did. When we walked in we were a bit concerned as the decor is "Spaghetti factory" like. We thought that we had made a big mistake. But the food was excellent, and the service was absolutely out of this world (thank you Melanie!!). We loved the fact that the owner came by a few times to check on us, and when they found out that two of the women at our table were celebrating birthdays, they surprised us by comping both desserts. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Food
    MiloVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been here many times and the food is always excellent. This visit we had the caesar and house salads with the lasagna and pesto pasta. That is a really great lasagna!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly & fun
    diningoutisfun
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love the old-style décor, friendly welcome and attentive service. Good selection on menu, delicious house salad (insulata) and well-prepared entrees. Not too noisy, so you can converse with dinner-mates!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian dining
    pdxoriginalVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were looking for a table downtown for a group of 5 on Saturday night. Found Mama Mia, were so pleased with our server, food and overall friendliness that we went back on the same trip. It's not over the top fancy, but a nice basic Italian restaurant with really good food. They will let you create your own dish and help you interpret the menu (if needed). I would definitely suggest, if your not interested in paying some of the higher priced Italian restaurants in Portland. You'll not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Italian Food.
    Judy3022
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    It was easy to get to with parking close by. The restaurant was nice and comfortable although the chairs could have had pads. The restaurant was NOT noisey and the service really was perfect. My husband really enjoyed the Sunday spaghetti with the roast pieces, sausage and meatball.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous for a great price
    PickyFoodieNC
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Loved everything about this place. Insalada di Caprese was incredible with their house-made fresh mozzarella and their fresh pastas are great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian!
    luvtodineinpdx
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Several of my friends have raved about Mama Mia's so a couple of us decided to give it a try last Saturday night. The table shared a Margherita pizza and everyone loved it. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo and my date the Cioppino, both were cooked perfectly. Our server, Melissa (?) provided excellent service and was very knowledgeable about the wine list. Our desserts were yummy. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Italian
    MauiGrl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This place was really good. I had the chicken parmagiana and it was huge. You could easily share. The servers are great and the ambience is good. I liked the décor. It got pretty crowded pretty fast, I would definitely make reservations. Very good place for Italian.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so food.
    YSTB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was mediocre for the price charged. The service was good. The waitress was friendly.
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  • Love this place!
    johnsoncrue
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our second time to Mama Mia Trattoria. We had a large group of 11, the staff was awesome. Everyone loved the food & the Cheesecake is to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Sopc
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been to Mama Mia many times and it always meet my expectation
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a Great Time!
    BearMom
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great Italian restaurant- because they offer meat-based, as well as vegatarion and vegan dishes, we were able to accomodate all members of our group, and this is not always easy. The food was great, large portions and very fresh. Best dessert, too! I highly recommend Mama Mia Trattoria!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Dinearound
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Came here looking for simple Italian dinner. Vibe was rundown and Room had a slight odor. Food was mediocre. Service was adequate. Didn't expect much, but came away disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the mark tonight
    feistychef
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The server was quiet, shy and awkward. He only shared the specials with one person at one end of the table so the rest of our party didn't know there were any specials at all. We were unable to make a special order request for our son. When the food arrived, a long time after we had ordered it, most food tasted alright, but the fetuccini alfredo sauce was broken and had no garlic flavor or seasoning. It was terrible. This was not the usual experience so it seems that the restaurant was having an off-night and they seemed to know it because they gave us extra's to make up for it and the manager kept coming by to apologize even though we had not complained. It will be awhile before we return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great reliable place
    Seattlenative
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Really nice, dependable restaurant with great food and friendly staff. Gluten free items, very good wine at reasonable prices. I went there first after trying to get into Mother's down the street, their line was just too long. I have grown to love Mama Mia's and now prefer it---better dinner menu, excellent lasagna, great cioppino, and really delicious breakfasts. I am a convert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We loved it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The folks over at Mama Mia Trattoria have your back! I was on a date with a girl who had a severe gluten allergy, which makes finding places she can eat difficult After looking around for a few days, I found Mama Mia and made a reservation for us. I mentioned in the reservation the gluten allergy and when we arrived the wait staff was prepared and very accommodating. As an added bonus all the dietary restrictions are now written on the menu so there's no need to ask for a specialty menu, which was a treat for my date. The final verdict from us was five stars. We will eat here again. I encourage anyone vegan/vegetarian/gluten free or otherwise to give them a look. They will take care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to end our Portland stay
    sarahq
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Mama Mia went out of their way to accommodate a 10 person party with only an hour's notice. I can't say enough about the wonderful service. The food was delicious -- I particularly enjoyed the pesto gnocchi -- the cocktails were interesting and well-crafted, and the pacing of the meal was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian Food
    Kara
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The service and the food were outstanding. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the best Italian restaurant in Oregon. I can't say enough about how good the food was. It really was outstanding. I loved the decor and ambiance of the restaurant too. The server was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Not sure if it was a kitchen mix up or what......my wife had ordered the eggplant parmigiana and what she got was unlike any eggplant I've ever seen....we let the server know and within five minutes she had a piping hot replacement meal with apologies all around. Even though there was a mix up I would go back because of the freshness of the food and the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    SJHC
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had a nice time visiting with our guest at brunch on Sunday. The atmosphere was great and it was fun getting out to try a new place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Excellent Find
    diningtravellers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was terrific as was the food. The waiter, Chris was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu items and how they tasted and were prepared. We noticed that they cleaned the menus after each use which is something you seldom see. They even will share how various dishes are prepared so that you can try them out at home. Really enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Romantic Date Night Spot
    cbaker15
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    If you or your date is craving some great Italian food, this is the place to go for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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  • Worst Experience Ever
    iluvportlandfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been here on numerous occasions. Today they told us it would be an additional 10 min. 20 min later, we were still waiting to be sat even though there were multiple tables open and a plethora of servers standing around talking. After waiting 10 min for the server to come by, we ordered the waiter told us they were the lobster macaroni & cheese. I ordered the ravioli with a caprese salad. After 10 min without drinks, the waiter came back to tell us they were out of both. 25 min of waiting without a refresh on drinks we then decided to leave as we had revived one set of drinks and bread in our 1 hour 20 min time at the restaurant.
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