Mama Mia Trattoria

4.3
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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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What 1338 people are saying
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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
20 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
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our first meal at Mama Mia Trattoria was for Valentine’s Day. The early conflict that we had was trying to reconcile a 4+ rating on Open Table with the easy availability of reservations a few days before a busy restaurant evening. The latter turned out to be the predictor of our experience.

We arrived on time for a 5:00 pm reservation and were taken to a table in the middle of the highest traffic area in the restaurant. We asked if we could have one of the more than seven available tables around the back wall or the windows but we’re told that they were all reserved for people who specifically asked for preferred seating. Assuming that this was an honest representation of the circumstances we accepted the table. But if this refusal to allow us a better table wasn’t enough to set the mood for the evening, we were then told that we’d be served in a fashion designed to conclude our dining experience within 90 minutes. This overt effort to communicate their desire to turn the tables over at a less than romantic pace became unnecessary as the “experience” progressed.

As for the meal, the cocktails and Garden Salads were good. However, we were unable to finish our salads by the time our entrees were served (the original 90-minute pace now seeming like a denied luxury).

The garlic bread we ordered (because no bread was offered with the meal) was soaked in butter. A lactose intolerant person would have asked to be moved to one of the still empty preferred tables.

The entrees were ok but not good. The Pappardelle was a wad of pasta with a Bolognese sauce poured over it and the Fettuccine Alfredo was ordinary at best, curiously tasting of fish.

Not wishing to press our luck or time limit, we called it quits and left after 60 minutes. As expected, the same number of “preferred” tables were still empty.

With so many good restaurant choices in Portland, we’ll not be giving Mama Mia another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely satisfying! Great food, service, and atmosphere. I will certainly return sometime soon…

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CARLEYS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I would recommend for the food but not for any type of special occasion. I went for mine and my husbands birthday/valentines day. We can't get out much due to having kids. I had an email for $25 gift card. right away the waitress said we had to use it at our next visit. This was very misleading. Then I nothing was done at all for our special occasions. I am not sure why we were asked what we were celebrating if nothing is done. Not even a happy birthday. I was so excited to go out and this made it sad. Luckily the food was good.

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JOHNM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere..amazing..service from seating to serving was fantastic. Our server Kellie was so patient and offered several samples of requested wines and explained what they could to the vega tarianinze our selections. The only down side that I can come up with is that the Tiramisu (which was still great) was made with Kahlua instead of the traditional Amaretto which I am accustomed to. Overall, we have recommended to several friends already and we will be repeats as well.

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AprilA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great other than meatballs were cold and had to send back to get warmed( or actually cooked). Waiter in bar was very nice and friendly. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5