Mama Mia Trattoria

4.4
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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.

Specials

Complimentary Italian Inspired Appetizer!

Enjoy a complimentary, locally sourced, Italian inspired appetizer to begin your meal.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 29, 2020

Ends: January 30, 2119

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 1301 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice staff, huge portions, parking tough, good pour cocktails

N
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia is a our favorite Portland area Italian Restaurant. Great food and friendly and attentive employees. A+

JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend Mama Mia. Good food good service and relaxing atmosphere.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful place. The food is wonderful and thoughtful. My husband says this is his new go-to Italian restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. BEST Italian food! From the moment you walk in you know it is going to be a great experience, it feels like home. For appetizer's we ordered garlic bread, which is FRESH bread with lots of butter and perfect amount of garlic melted. The Fried Motzerella was homemade as well with Rich cheese and a great dipping sauce, which doubled as dipping sauce for the bread. I ordered the Fettuchini Alfredo with chicken and the Alfredo sauce was so flavorful and rich. The chicken was fresh and moist. My husband ordered the Chicken Parmesan and it was absolutely amazing! You can taste the difference with all of the fresh ingredients and everything being homemade.
The service by Nick was absolutely fantastic! He went above and beyond and we felt like we were his only table. We will be going back very soon!!!

L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and location! A little pricey is all.

RS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Raechel was great.

Salmon was under-seasoned and a bit over-cooked. Only compliant about server would be that she didn’t ask temperature of salmon. I didn’t realize she didn’t ask until it was too late.

Salted caramel ice cream was too salty.

Minestrone was delicious. Light and a perfect app.
Loved the Caesar salad.
Desserts were very good.

Would definitely recommend and give them a chance to make up for small “mistakes”. Thanks for having us.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia Trattoria is a favorite of ours when dining downtown. This was our second visit during the holiday season. The location is ideal, food is always delicious, and service very good as well. Nice spot for dinner, and then there are several spots within walking distance for cocktails afterward!

LP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, friendly and thorough service, great atmosphere!!!! Will be coming back for sure!

C
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely unhurried evening. Arrived about 20 minutes early and had cocktails until our table was ready. Started with fried zucchini and the Caprese, which were not stellar. Beefsteak tomatoes just don’t have the right flavor profile for caprese. The zucchini batter was over-salted and there was a lot of oil in the plate. We managed to enjoy them.

Then I had the Scampi and my friend had the Chicken Marsala. Both Excellent! The shrimp were perfectly cooked, the linguine al dente and the lemon cream sauce piquant. The Marsala was also succulent, the sauce exactly right. Generous portions meant leftovers. Well, not of the shrimp...never as good the second day.

For dessert we shared the flourless chocolate torte with raspberry sorbet and a glass of port. The torte was fabulous and the sorbet exquisite! The port was a tad disappointing for a Malvedos, but paired with the torte just fine.

We couldn’t recall if we’d been to Mama Mia’s before — 27 years of dining out in Portland can blur things — but we’d certainly go again.

JK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience on Christmas Eve with our family of 9 in a semi-private area. The food was delicious, the service out of this world. We had hyperactive little kids and the servers were so patient. It was truly a festive evening.

DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a great experience. Better than expected all around. Great place for a first date or anniversary to business meeting.

JF
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Taking family out for a special dinner before going to the Nutcracker ballet.

MA
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were good, as always. We will return.

BM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Italian places in town. Mama Mia never disappoints. Food is great and service is outstanding. Great for families and groups.

OT
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was fine but on the salty side for us. Great customer service. Very traditional Italian. The decor looks outdated.

We had the veal parmezaan and the gnocchi pesto.

K
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my 3rd time eating there and it's really good and consistent. The staff is excellent as well. will return for sure!

TC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service, had reservations and got seated right on time, very nice experience and we'll go back for sure!

SD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant. And especially great for my gluten free sister. Both pasta- she found excellent - and pizza available gluten free. We shared a dinner salad and a bowl of minestrone soup. They split the salad which was so crispy and wonder ful toppings , the soup even my niece really liked. My sister had meatballs, I had a meat sauce, my niece loved her Alfredo - pasta dishes. Lovely desserts. The flourless chocolate cake and a custard. We had to, we were so happy!!! We love Portland 💕 and this restaurant.

CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night including dinner after the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert. Warm and cozy inside, great food with an excellent Caesar salad. This is one of the few restaurants that serves veal scallopine anymore. Awesome flavor!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my sister’s favorite restaurant in town so I wanted to make sure that I took her somewhere special

LP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves. Great food and pricing, throw back style veal Marsala was wonderful, side spaghetti was bland Manila clam app was very good as well as the heirloom tomato salad.

WH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! The place was packed in the bar and in the dining room yet service and food were on point! All of our meals were delicious with a nice authentic flare. Try the cheesecake for dessert - absolutely delicious!

Z
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Just like a great home cooked Italian dinner...from Italy! Nothing fancy just enjoyable spot to get a nice dinner out...

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was not that good. Nothing special. We could have made better food at home. It was overpriced, not real special. My husband ordered The veal scallopini and the last two slices were rare, unable to be eaten. Service was friendly but again, not worth the cost.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous eatery!

PF
Portland
54 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family dinner with drinks, appetizers, mains and dessert. Excellent service and awesome food. Will be back

TC
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found in our opinion the best Italian restaurant in the Portland area. Fantastic service and delicious food. When ever we come to Portland this is where we plan to go for our Italian food fix.

PM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Mama Mia. We had a wonderful dinner. With the inclusion of two little grandsons this restaurant is great for us.
We will be back again!!

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place. Wonderful food. Amazing service. Nice music.

OB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The ambiance was great, staff pleasant, but the food was largely bland and boring.

FL
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Decor seems outdated. Food was mediocre at best. Service was earnest but sub-par.

RT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food at a fair price. Excellent service and attention to detail.

d
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my husband's birthday a great experience. Fun and romantic setting!

OS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and experience and the cocktails were great! The pasta was over cooked and didn’t have a ton of flavor but it was still ok. Overall great experience!

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna, garlic bread, zucchini sticks, chicken fettuccine alfredo, minestrone soup. Dessert hot powered donuts with amazing strawberry jelly & hot fudge. 💯💯💯💯🤗🤗🤗🤗

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time. We went in a Friday evening and it wasn’t too crowded. Service was great, food was very good. We had pasta dishes and appetizers so can’t say about the pizza. Nice ambiance. I’d go back. Go if you are hungry. Large portions of comfort food!

MR
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was yummy service was great

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

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.

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