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Mama Mia Trattoria, Portland, OR

Mama Mia Trattoria

4.6
4.6
1577 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 295-6464

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rebecca Rayonez

  • Catering

    Full Catering menus custom designed for each event. Large parties welcome from 10 to 60 people no additional charges.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next gathering in one of our five event venues and experience never before seen chic, contemporary settings. We offer an array of unique options to host both intimate and large events for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeffrey Bahner: (855) 852-3250

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    SW Washington Street

  • 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) <br /><br />

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone is always so amazing to us here. We come in sporadically throughout the year, and the staff always greets us and remembers us from previous experiences.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food! Great service! Great place to get food. Yes it is OUTSTANDINGLY expensive and over priced but it is great service great food. If their prices weren’t to high I guarantee the waiters would get a higher cash tip. Not everyone has $100 for a two person meal. Lower the prices and see more return customers as well as new customers! People will have more money to spend and realize that it was a great deal and come back often. The prices here are to expensive to eat even one a month. Maybe one a year but not weekly or monthly. Lower eveything by 45% and see your customer base sky rocket
  4. AM

    AMwldflr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    it was just like….not that good? both dishes were pretty bland, was so hot it seemed like it was reheated. the server was nice. probably won’t be spending $100 for that again.
  5. BS

    BryanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, located in downtown Portland near the river. Portions could be slightly bigger, although there was plenty of food on the plate. It's pasta, pile it up.
  6. BB

    BetsyBoo

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Prawn Scampi and Bolognese are excellent! The caesar salad is really good, just very small. Great wines by the glass and ambiance. I eat here every time I come to Portland.
  7. TR

    TamaraR

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best Italian I’ve ever had. They were able to prepare a vegan meal for one of my guests and she said the same!!
  8. JB

    JerryB

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The fried zucchini was excellent. We arrived early but they arranged to seat us right away.
  9. D

    Dianalynnbrown1970

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service m, food and drinks were amazing as always.
  10. L

    Laura

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Surprised with the noise level. The table on the other side of the curtain wall was loud. I could barely hear my own friends talk.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely environment. The quality of the food is good. Great place for a date, get together or even just a treat. The server was friendly but didn’t make recommendations or share if there were specials. The drink I ordered from the menu wasn’t available. A bit more attention would have been nice.
  12. NK

    NotKaren

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating here when visiting Portland. My husband is from the East Coast and considers the food “old school” Italian food. The service is always stellar. Don’t forget to ask for the free focaccia bread.
  13. KJ

    KimJ

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Excellent service from our waitress and the food was good, just not great.
  14. S

    Simone

    Portland

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant is spacious and not loud, so it’s a good place for friends get together or everyday dining. The service was prompt and many items were made in house.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was absolutely horrible. I don’t know how this restaurant stays in business.
  16. HC

    HattieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here recently for a birthday dinner. The food was delicious but what stood out was the service. Our waiter, Christian, was an incredible addition to the night. From wine recommendations to date night ideas, his service made the night a 5-star experience.
  17. d

    daves

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating there. Friendly staff. The waitress was very understanding and answered all questions with a smile. The food portions was worth the price.
  18. A

    Allan

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved everything about this place! The menu was diverse and appropriately priced. The service staff were great and always ready to answer questions or fill up your water. The bar there looks fantastic and fun, but we weren't able to enjoy libations. Definitely coming back to try out other items on the menu.
  19. CM

    CristyM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came with 3 friends to celebrate my birthday and take advantage of the VIP birthday deal. The service was absolutely excellent and the food was delicious. My birthday dessert-tiramisu - was as good as any I’d had last summer in Italy. And the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to me. What a memorable experience. Thank you.
  20. MR

    MaryR

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, consistently good food and casual welcoming atmosphere. A great place to frequent!
  21. JD

    JustinD

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so kind and welcoming - on Christmas Eve no less!! Just perfect.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Mama Mia did not disappoint. The only thing we didn’t like was the new decor. The light round tables and new light grey floor look cheap. Whereas before, it looked nicer.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Christmas with friends. Great food and atmosphere.
  24. S

    Shayna

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It’s a lovely restaurant and we enjoyed our lunch…with leftovers to take home.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always get exceptional service and food here. This trip was no different. Food is amazing and the waitstaff is out of this world!
  26. CB

    CBPDX

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Honestly, I was expecting Mamma Mia Trattoria to be much better, based on the 4.5 star reviews. But the food was just meh. The ambiance was also meh (it’s a stretch to call this place romantic)! Our waiter was great, though—just the right amount of attention, so that’s the one spot where this restaurant shined. My biggest complaint about the experience, though, is the price for the value. The food was mediocre AND it was on the expensive side. Many entrees are over the $30 mark, so I don’t see how this rates as a $$ restaurant. The bottom line is that there are many better choices at their menu price point. I thought Mamma Mia might be a good option for cheaper traditional Italian dinners, but it’s not really any cheaper than Serratto, for instance, which has better food and better ambiance.
  27. R

    Randy

    Orange County

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I always look forward to eating at Mama Mia's when I come to Portland, and am never disappointed!
  28. Y

    Yvette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a nice night out with delicious food!
  29. RN

    ReneeN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, ambience was lovely, and our server was AMAZING! Really, could not have asked for a better evening.
  30. G

    Ginger

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I chose Mama Mia Trattoria because it portrays itself as a classic Italian restaurant, and the menu looked really good. But the food was mediocre and overpriced based on the amount of food per dish. The broccoli was overcooked and there was nothing subtle about the flavors. The red sauce tasted like it came from a jar.
  31. HD

    HappyDiner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Okay. Not great.
  32. SJ

    StevenJ

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Mama Mia. Enjoyed the wine and food. The Caesar salad was outstanding, the seafood pasta was equally outstanding, and the special was a mushroom ravioli was excellent. We had the flourless chocolate torte for dessert and that was really good with the decaf Americano. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  33. S

    Stonemason

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The food is better, I think, than Pastini...tasted more like it was made from scratch. The waiter was very attentive and right there when your glass was empty. The establishment is very clean all over. Will return!
  34. P

    Pastalover

    San Francisco

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The quality of the food was outstanding; the portions might be too large for most diners to finish at one sitting. The pacing of the meal was not great: the appetizers were served promptly after ordering, but the entrees followed too soon. Better than waiting a lifetime for them to appear, but not ideal. Even with a slight demerit for the rushed presentation, the service was pleasant and attentive and made the dinner a memorable experience. We certainly received more than our money's worth. I will certainly return.
  35. JR

    JayR

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had not been here for years, and it’s not as good as I remembered. Host just pointed at a table for us to sit at. Calamari was excellent. Garlic bread didn’t seem to have garlic. Pasta was cooked perfectly, but sauces were unremarkable. Wait staff was attentive. Does not make the grade, at this price level, in a foodie town anymore, IMHO.
  36. LD

    LoriD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a lot of Italian restaurants around with the variety of choices. Had a hard time deciding what to try, but enjoyed it all and will be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, atmosphere, and service! Will definitely be back!
  38. s

    sarahw

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The food was surprisingly good - our group had a variety of dishes and all were good. The pasta was really fresh and delicious. The calamari was great. Wines nice and service attentive. But this place feels like a chain restaurant. The ambiance is low end. We probably wouldn’t return just bc there are much more charming places in Portland.
  39. d

    dennisd

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    wife is in wheel chair. Staff helped us come in the side entrance to enter. Although, once we paid bill and left a tip, no one cared that we had to go out 2 heavy doors and onto street. the 'WOW' factor would have been one of the managers or staff walking us back out to ensure our safety. Seemed kind of unprofessional. Another issue, boxing your food. Just ate at Michael Jordan's at ilani, they took our plates and put leftovers into containers. How much of an impact would it take for staffing to have this done. Here, they just handed containers; had to use one fork for everything because waitress removed other silverware. Didn't feel like a high class establishment. Second time eating here too.
  40. V

    Violet

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner. Would highly recommend and will be returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mama Mia Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mama Mia Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 295-6464.

Mama Mia Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 1577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Mama Mia Trattoria

439 SW 2nd Ave (Downtown), Portland, OR 97204

Additional information

  • Cross street

    SW Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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) <br /><br />

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rebecca Rayonez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 295-6464

  • Catering

    Full Catering menus custom designed for each event. Large parties welcome from 10 to 60 people no additional charges.

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next gathering in one of our five event venues and experience never before seen chic, contemporary settings. We offer an array of unique options to host both intimate and large events for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Jeffrey Bahner: (855) 852-3250

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