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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MR
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal! I was especially happy for the opportunity to enjoy gluten free (rice) pasta. It was very tasty! My husband enjoyed his chicken piccata and the dairy free ice cream.
They have a nice cocktail menu and good wine offerings. The ambiance is very nice and service was terrific!
We would return!

VE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was yummy service was great

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Mama Mia's has been one of my favorites. I've loved the Caeser Salad until this visit. Previous, for me, it was the best in Portland. But this visit something was missing, not the same. In addition the Pesto Paste has been my go to order. This occasion it was acceptable but I didn't take leftovers home.
Service was also mediocre. We had to request several things that should have been provided without asking.
I will probably return for another try but if the return is similar to this occasion, instead of back to excellence as many previous visits, it sadly will be the last.

R
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here before and enjoyed it. The others at my table enjoyed their food, but the gnocchi I had was burnt on one side, spoiling my meal. I’ll give them another chance.

RK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Appetizers (calamari) and desserts (tiramisu) were excellent. Entrees were meh. I had the spaghetti carbonara and, except for the pancetta it was relatively flavorless. It tasted like the salt for the pasta water was forgotten. Wife had the chicken Marsala and it lacked the flavor that Marsala usually adds to this dish. Although it was plenty of food I feel it was overpriced for the quality. Recommended for dessert but not for dinner. There is better Italian elsewhere for similar prices.

C
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place, but food was ordinary. A step above Olive Garden. If you want typical Italian food in Portland it works well. Server was very nice, but got distracted by having too many tables. You can’t go wrong here, but don’t expect too much.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended to US by a friend, happy to pass along the karma. Can't wait to go back, best Italian since we left San Francisco years ago.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious food!!

IR
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great and authentic - visit Portland, a great go-to place, never a bad meal

SG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great atmosphere. I really enjoyed visiting with family. Thank you so much. They all enjoyed it also.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time eating at Mama Mia Trattoria. The food and service were excellent both times!! Will definitely visit again next time we are in the area.

BS
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Potty, they have the best sauce. Always a great meal.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and authentic. Our server Kelli was exceptional.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience! I asked for a romantic table since my husband and I haven’t been able to get away due to family commitments. When we got there we had a rose on our table, the manager brought us a glass of champagne, and our service was perfect... not to mention the food was wonderful.. thank you so much🤗

TC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time there and we loved it! I had fettuccine alfredo w/ shrimp and my husband had cioppino. Both were excellent! Good drinks too!

F
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and server. Food was good. Pesto amazing. Tiramasu awesome.

M
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meal was delicious! The atmosphere needs some improvement. Adding booths and decor would make it more intimate.

B
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and complementary excellent service.

F
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were pressed for time to go to a show and the staff was on top of timing every step of the way just from the call I made to them about it on the way over. My friend loved her marionberry martini and my French rose was very Good as well. I was glad to be able to get a 5 ounce as I didn’t think I had time to drink a larger one.

Our gnocchi and spaghetti carbonara dishes were both excellent and even the bread was delicious too. We were so glad to have a quiet place to talk as well.

Great food and gracious service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a really good quality food

OT
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very casual seating with friendly knowledgeable staff to serve.

L
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Awful food. Left hungry, thankfully the Food trucks are outside.

CB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Mia is amazing and delicious!! We stopped in and found out about the headed home they had it was very good and affordable.

KB
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service. The server went out of her way to ensure our anniversary meal was special.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Reserved ahead which was a good idea. Food was wonderful and service was great. It was a little expensive for the alcohol but overall it was worth it. Definitely recommended

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly was amazing!!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food.. great service !

C
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service in a nice setting downtown. Sadly, during our visit, the food quality did not match the level of the service. Rather bland food from the daily specials menu.

JO
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food but even better service. Thankyou Adam for making our night that much better. Great selection of gluten free and vegan options!

M
Portland
56 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent happy hour with multiple menus available. Great place for an warly dinner.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Very tasty Italian food. If you can deal with slow service, it's worth it

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was way below expectations. Stood at front desk for about 15 minutes before being acknowledged. Received our food an hour and fifteen minutes after the time of our reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation at 7pm, but did not sit down until 7:30. The manager gave us free appetizers to help make up for it. However, as in most of Portland there just seems to be a lack of urgency when trying to accommodate customers. Tables had been left dirty and no one really was hustling to get anything done. Just moving around nonchalantly. Other than that it was an enjoyable experience.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice staff. Good food.

AC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food and service were fine. The Caprese salad appetizer was delicious but the rest of the food was mediocre. Service was okay as well, but not super-attentive. What bothered me most is that the place is filthy. The front door (glass) was so dirty that I couldn’t even look at it while eating. Disgusting and smeared. Table glass was dirty. The dining room is rundown and smells musty. Bathroom was gas station-level at best. Very disappointing overall. Will not return. 2-3 star rating.

G
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch treated to my friend by mama Mia in downtown Portland on Sunday, July 14. We each had a pasta dish, shared the mouth watering garlic bread and a huge gorgeous piece of tiramisu with berry sauce underneath. Lovely waitress and lots of iced tea for me and lemon water for the birthday boy!

SW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was delicious! Best authentic Italian food I have had!

MG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mama Mia Trattoria was a strong Forbes 4 out of 5 stars. I'm from Boston, recently from Salt Lake City and traveled extensively on business eating at some of the finest restaurants in the country that are actually on the Michelin (a higher-quality) rating system, so I've become a food critic. My spouse and I visited our son and daughter-in-law and after I searched for Italian restaurants in Portland, like the traditional Italian cuisine I saw and the reviews I read. This is a must-go restaurant experience. They modified my order of their traditional seafood fettucini to a red sauce and linguini and it was great! Our waitress was terrific, she took some pics for us and came to check on us just enough times, not too many, which I like. The other dishes of their fettucini Alfredo and their salad was thoroughly enjoyed by my family. I'm glad they are not a higher Michelin rated restaurant because their prices are in line and a good value. They are 5 stars in some respects however, I do not give out that high of a rating unless it is beyond exceptional and close to a Michelin worldwide half-star rating. I would give them a Michelin United States rating of 2 or 2.5 stars. That's well below the worldwide Michelin rating. Thank you Mam's fo a great experience. We left well satisfied and happy. Next time I visit Portland, I will get their spaghetti and meatballs!

A
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent flavors - we could taste that all the food was fresh and made from scratch - including the pastas and gnochi. Service was top notch - we will be back!

MA
Portland
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great, as always. But our drinks still had not arrived by the time our food did. We had to remind them, although the restaurant was not busy and the bar was empty. When the drinks finally were delivered, my $12 Sangria was just 4 oz. fruit juice and no noticeable wine. You need a new bartender.

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