Mama Mia Trattoria

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
When you step through the doors of Mama Mia Trattoria, you've taken a step back in time to a traditional Italian kitchen where everything is made from scratch, including our mozzarella cheese, fresh pastas, sauces, 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 classic Italian food, like that offered at the finest restaurants in “Little Italy’s” across the United States. Our guarantee is to exceed your expectations.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Love this restaurant, environment and friendly staff.

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artwallis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Adam was top-notch. Helped us do a great desert presentation for a birthday.

The food at Mama-Mia is fairly average for the high price. My guess is that they have a very good cook, and very bad ingredients. Does the most with what they've got.

Still, nothing was bad at all, and the house wine was a very good value. The service alone will probably lead us to go back.

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vipJohnM
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Even in these different times this restaurant has made the best of a less than desirable situation. Awesome!

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vipBenz415
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love the Italian ambiance. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful with recommendations. Highly recommend the cioppino.

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vipShawnb
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very thankful they continue to serve during COVID and recent rioting, but the actual taste of the food was nothing to write home about. The Alfredo sauce and pesto pastas had no discernible flavor. Probably working through a lot at the moment, but definitely stood out as uninspiring and quite pricey for the experience relative to the food quality. Step up Mama, you can do better! Great location, let’s keep supporting local businesses

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fiancé and my first experience dining out during the pandemic and it went very well. The QR menu was very easy and convenient. The high ceilings and spread out tables made the indoor experience feel safe, and yet the warm atmosphere was not sacrificed. Our server was very kind and helpful as well. All the food was perfectly prepared and cooked. I highly recommend Mama Mia and will return as possible.

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Pabsst
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming all the way around. Service was courteous and fast. The sauces were well constructed.

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lisas
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A little odd with so few tables...understand its required for COVID.

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TerrieC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place friendly staff good food good 🍸🍷🍹💞love love love

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dundeehoot
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter, Nick, gave great advice, which we took. Everything was fantastic. We shared the calamari, my wife had the house salad and a Margarita pizza. I had the cioppino. All was accompanied by fresh bread and the usual vinegar and oil dip, except it was better than usual. Nick said that they reduce the vinegar about 25%. Great punch. The house Chianti was nice and round, as I like it. Nice dinner. Thank you!

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Aksnt11
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor dining but we felt very safe. The food and service was excellent, try the tiramisu, it's AMAZING!

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vipMikeB
Salt Lake City
35 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were open, they seemed happy to see us and the wine was delightful. Large portions, fresh tomatoes, exceptional service. If you're downtown and jonesing for Italian, Mamma Mia will hook you up.

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Strider4
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had veal parm., Caesar salad, side of pasta and garlic bread. house red cab. and bourbon and soda. All were very very good and we did not need an extra entree. We had a well-spaced table by the window. there were few diners and our server was attentive and gracious. The decor is a bit dour, esp. with few diners but I would certainly return. Not too pricey.

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TravisM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! The service was amazing, one of the best dinners I've had. Cocktails? Great! The food? Awesome! The pesto pasta and veal parmesan were both cooked perfectly and delicious. I will definitely be back here next time I'm in Portland, and will recommend to all of my friends. Thanks again, Nick, for an amazing experience as our server!

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Cmki
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good, but not worth the price. The wine selection was very good.

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vipvkat
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Portland dining month and both my app and entree were delicious. Dessert was a little underwhelming but overall good experience and our waitress was very attentive and nice!

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vipFiberlyone
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Last year four of us deemed our meals excellent. We three ordered from the Portland Dining Month offerings.

This year two ordered from the Portland Dining Month menu. The bruschetta was average. The problem with the cannelloni was salt - way too much in both the cream and tomato sauces. For me it was inedible. A second serving wasn't any better since the sauces were likely from the same batch. My husband also tasted it, so it wasn't just me. The strawberry chocolate cake was good.

While my dinner companions did finish their meals, they also said the salt levels were high.

Service, on the other hand, was excellent from the moment we walked into the restaurant. And though I did not ask for it, my meal was removed from the bill.

I am saddened that I can't give this visit a better rating.

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LaurettaB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific, service was professional without hovering, manager recommended wines and was spot on with his choices! Thanks, Jeff. We made another reservation before we had even finished out meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. Service was great. This place had the best red sauce I’ve ever had on the cannelloni. You will never find a cheesecake better than the one at this restaurant and I have spent my holidays for the last 6 years perfecting multiple cheesecake recipes. It hurts to say this one puts mine to shame. Eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space for business meal. Server extraordinarily accommodating and patient with our large group with multiple checks. Great find in Portland with lots of options on the menu for all types of diets.

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vipPortland
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was too salty. Every meal felt heavy and over sauced.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff This is our 3 time eating their from out of state. We will be going back for a 4 th time next time in town

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PamG
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food, great service, ample parking!
Definitely returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Average Italian food (

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome. Great food.

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StephenN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal and great service! I would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a lasagne & a pizza & garlic bread, 2 glasses of wine & the check came to over $90! The food was ok, but just ok. The service was very good.

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rcsam
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, just great Italian, not the latest Portland "super cool"

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vipTracyB
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Pastas were very good; sadly the service by our particular server was not. We’ve been several times to Mama Mia’s and service is rarely great.

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vipBianneM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful! Free birthday dessert and a free appetizer for booking with open table!

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Italy4me
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Italy many ties and Mama Mia takes me back there. Great food and wine with reasonable prices. Will be back!

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vipBeauC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will come back

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Free appetizer was featured but we didn’t receive one. Server was efficient but not particularly friendly. It was a birthday celebration. We likely won’t return for a family celebration in the future.

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SevastianS
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fire! The service was great and the food was so delicious! Will definitely be back fo sho! Keep that place lit 🤙🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to dine and very happy with the service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was great. Took a little while to get, because it was busy. Service was great.

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talias
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was simple and easily predictable. The service is outstanding and fast! The food is good but not great, it could use a bit more flavor but instead it was just "eh.fine". I would definitely come back for the happy hour and that's about it.

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Beau
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

When we were seated at our table we were informed that we could only be there for an hour and a half because the table was reserved for later. We also had made reservations and my thought was do our reservations not matter? We did not like that we were pressured to dine quickly when we had made our reservations in advanced. Not good customer service.

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LorettaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, friendly staff and excellent drinks. We will return.

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EricR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were told we had the table reserved for 1.5 hours when we were seated. That wasn’t necessary and very rude. The lamb shank wasn’t tender and the risotto was chewy.

FAQs

Mama Mia Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Mama Mia Trattoria is rated 4.4 stars by 1352 OpenTable diners.

Mama Mia Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mamamiatrattoria.com/portland-waterfront-mama-mia-trattoria-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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