Mama Mia Trattoria

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1211 Reviews
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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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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Amazing service. Wife comes from Italian roots and it exceeds all expectations!!!

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Mia was an excellent experience overall. My parents stayed at Hotel Monaco, and the restaurant is a short block-and-a-half walk toward the riverfront. Food was very good, wait staff was SUPER friendly and considerate, and the price averaged about $18 a plate (which was half as much as the hotel tavern).
We'll recommend Mama Mia to everyone that visits us in Portland.

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TT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time that my wife and I had eaten there. The food was wonderful, the server was very attentive, and finally, they went above and beyond. I called the restaurant about 2 hours before or reservation and asked if it be possible to have a red rose on the table for my wife. The host was very accommodating and went to the flower store down the street and picked up a rose for the table! Super cool!

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S
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the restaurant was great. They were able to accommodate our party of 7 and food was good. Warm bread with butter was excellent to start out the Italian meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat.clean and a great staff.delicous

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A
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious authentic Italian food. The bolognese and seafood pasta's were both excellent. Server was sweet and attentive.

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R
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy coming here - food, cocktails, and service are always great!

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, I had Chicken Picatta with Pesto Pasta, delicious sauce. My husband had Shrimp Scampi, large shrimp and lovely pasta. Our server was very attentive.

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SL
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Ciopino was a bit too salty and peppery. Just an ok Italian place. Nothing grand by any means?

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What you would expect from a traditional Italian restaurant! Very pleased with the menu and service!

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DP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This once was a great restaurant..... no more. The food is horrible and service is so so. There are many other great choices for Italian in Portland.

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M
Portland
53 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick and timely service with excellent food. A nice room to have a meal. Always reliable with a warm welcome.

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R
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff very knowledgeable and courteous. Gave information on local spots.

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K
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent meal with great service. i had pizza,the other people in my party got the chicken piccata,eggplant parm and carbonara and we were all very happy with our meal.

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stopped in with a co-worker during lunch and the server sat us immediately. She was so kind and even boxed up our lunch because we misjudged out time. I ordered the baked penne and my friend ordered the fettuccine alfredo. Both were so delicious and authentic, I cannot stop thinking or talking about it.my other friend who tried the cannoli said it was better than some she had in Rome.

I highly recommend Mama Mia and cannot wait to be back!

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T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Disappointed with our experience. The food was very good (especially the fried mozzarella appetizer and amaretto cheesecake). Even though we were dinning at a slower time (5pm), we made a reservation in advance through Open Table to make sure we'd get to our event on time later that night. We arrived and there were many open tables, yet we were seated at arguably the worst seats in the restaurant - basically in the servers prep area / entry to the restrooms. We had servers passing very closely by our table constantly, to the point that one specific lady (not our server) bumped into my Mom's chair twice and we felt we had to move our drinks from the outside of the table for fear they would be knocked off. Timing of the meal was also rushed, with salads arriving at nearly the same time as the appetizers. All in all, pretty disappointing experience for money (+$130 for two, plus tip). With so many options in downtown Portland, I don't think I will be back or recommend.

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m
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful manicotti, fresh mozzarella in caprese, nice beer selection

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LA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and excellent value for the quality food

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LZ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was disappointing and bland. Our waitress wasn't very friendly and only came to take our order and give us our check. I was hoping for more from this restaurant.

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MS
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable but nothing out of the ordinary.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for the Portland Dining Month special. The Risotto with Scallops was AWESOME!! And the Caramel Cheesecake was yummy. The service was great and really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend Mama Mia Trattoria!!

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A
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian Food and fantastic service - we will be back!

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LT
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We noticed Mama Mia when we were walking during the day and ended up making a reservation. We were greeted with a smile and had a nice table. Food was very tasty -great flavors in the linguini arrabbiata and house salad was lovely. Very fairly priced -would go back again

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as was the service. Definitely we will go again.

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DJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, service and food. Will definitely return.

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Mama Mia used to be a family favorite. We had not been in awhile as we had moved out of state. While in town last weekend we stopped by for dinner. Sadly it was not as I had remembered with most of the food being barely edible. We had gnocchi, risotto, manicotti, lobster Mac n cheese and spaghetti with sausage. The gnocchi was hard like a hockey puck. The risotto was so mushy it could have been sucked up thru a straw. The manicotti was strangely hard while the ricotta inside was dry and crumbly. The spaghetti had a funny flavor. I will say the lobster Mac n Cheese was nice as were the fried Brussels sprouts. It was like the food had been sitting around for hours. We were very disappointed to see a restaurant that we once really enjoyed be so bad:(

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F
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Mama Mia Trattoria for birthdays and Portland Dining Month because they offered choices for all three courses. We shared crispy Brussels sprouts, then three had different first and second courses, while the fourth chose from the menu. When it came to dessert, we each chose the lemon cake and because of the birthdays our server (Rachel, who was excellent) brought out a fourth. Everyone agreed that everything we at was delicious.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was cold and took a very long time to receive it. We were very excited to try this place for there March dining out month but were extremely disappointed with the lack of flavor and quality of food. We will not be returning.

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CM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our waiter was not that helpful. We visited from Los Angeles. She didn't take out to the time to explain the dishes. The experience was more so "what would you like to order.....I will come back" ..we order she put the food on the table and that was it. She came by once to ask if the food was okay but she didn't seem like she really was asking but as if she had to ask. Overall the food was good, maybe with a different waiter I would've enjoyed the experience and the food more. Probably would recommend.

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for both date night or casual dinner

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OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner which I thought I included in reservations but not mentioned

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l
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

food was really not at all good. many better choices for portland march dining month. would not go back or recommend.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We popped in for portland dining month and while the value was obviously great, our scallops were chewy and overcooked. Oddly with the scallops being over cooked the risotto was cold? We also tried the lobster mac which was pretty good. Service was good.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Second time going here, both times pretty tragic. I always like giving a place a second chance but it was about the same as the time before. Mediocre service and food and the most tasteless plates I'd ever seen in a "fine dining" restaurant. Who serves bruschetta on glass salad plates? Not worth it, spend your money at Jake's instead, worlds better seafood fare.

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KA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Were very accommodating to our vegetarian needs. Great friendly staff and a really nice environment.

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NB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived for our reservation a little early but were still seated within minutes. Prompt attention from a friendly waiter. Not over crowding us or being pushy but definitely attentive. Food arrived in good time and everything we ordered tasted great.
We were there to experience the Portland Dining Month menu. Every year we research the restaurant offerings and select the restaurant based on the variety of options. Quite disappointed to find that the menu that was posted on the Portland Dining month website for this restaurant had a lot more variety than the one we were given at the restaurant. I mentioned this to our waiter and he empathized but wasn't sure where the disconnect was.
He did comp one of our appetizers which was a classy touch. All in all an excellent experience.

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was warm, cool, pasta was clumped, bolognese sauce was dry.

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SS
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance , but quite loud. Reservation is highly recommended for peak dinner time/weekends. Service was attentive and friendly. Food was great. Amaretto cheesecake is to die for.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Salad portions were small and steak was overly rare for a medium rare order, but that might just be me being picky about the meat. Dessert was great tho!

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BQ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was absolutely exceptional. We followed his recommendations for each course - and we were very pleased. -Bev

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