Mama Mia Trattoria

4.6
1407 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1407 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCoffeeOut
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good location in Downtown Portland. Wait staff was very pleasant and happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was our waitress and she was awesome! There were 8 of us and we were celebrating a milestone birthday of one of our friends. We are in Oregon visiting from NC. The food was phenomenal and there was plenty of it. We had a very enjoyable experience!

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vipKelliMcK
Portland
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I shared a house salad and the cioppino, because we wanted to have enough room for dessert. The salad was wonderful, light dressing, fresh greens. Our cioppino included generous amounts of seafood - scallops, calamari, white fish, and shrimp - zesty tomato-based broth, perfectly seasoned. And dessert. The amaretto cheesecake with candied pecans and caramel sauce - delicious.

Our server was attentive without being intrusive, and ran out to our car after we left because I left my cardigan on my chair! Over and above expectations.

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AllanH
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is our second time eating here. My son ordered mussels and I could tell they were bad. Unfortunately my son ate them not knowing they were bad, but once I tried them I could tell right away. We told the waiter but he didn't do anything about it.

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EricB
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian food in Portland. Never disappointed, never left hungry and never had bad service. A+++

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vipLAWillson
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service, delicious food! They make their own mozzarella cheese! We had the mozzarella board - 3 different types of mozzarella. Shrimp scampi was wonderful- fresh pasta and the shrimp were cooked perfectly. Steamed clams were delicious too. The interior could use a refresh but I’d go back.

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ElayneM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here for a dinner on our last night in Oregon after a 2 week road trip through Oregon. The food was amazing! Service was perfect and everyone was really nice. We’re from New Orleans so we can be a little picky when it comes to food but this place is really, really good! A must if you’re in Portland. 💕

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for a friend’s birthday. It was extremely special.

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KimM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, knowledgeable staff and a lovely bottle of Italian red. Our family of four left very happy, even the teenager.

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jamesb
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in on a Monday evening around 5:00, and due to Covid it was pretty much dead. The staff was great, attentive, and genuinely nice. The establishment was clean and well kept up and my wife and I had a lovely Italian dinner I had the Bolognese Pappardelle (sp) and she had the Fettucini Alredo, which were both awesome!

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markf
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First time here and definitely last. Food is mediocre and the restaurant could use an upgrade. Old carpet and table and chairs. Service was great but the food is just ok. 3 people, 2 apps, 3 meals, two beers, one cheap bottle of white wine and one desert for 200. Ehhh.

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LydiaW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! We had more people than COVID state regulations would allow so I made an extra reservation and called the host who kindly seated the extra table we reserved close by. They take appropriate precautions to ensure safety of their guests. Server handled our large group like a pro. Overall great and fun dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2020 Pandemic changed it.

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AlanaV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Thank you!

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vipdkrdkr
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fast service with friendly staff. Yummy Italian food with large portions, highly recommend Classic Beef Lasagna and Tiramisu. Great value with acceptable prices.

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JohnM
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia is definitely a Go To in Portland. This restaurant has managed to maintain elegance while still executing safety measures. The food is never less than outstanding! Too notch as always.

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Cynthia
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Pleasant waitstaff, service was fine. Food was really bland and mediocre.

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vipJulieT
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Butternut Squash Ravs were sitting in oil. She may not have read the entree correctly, but kind of gross.

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Michael
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. The food quality was a solid 4 stars.

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PatrickS
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mama Mia was a wonderful experience when you consider it is located in downtown Portland...we felt safe (it was still daylight)...the restaraunt has done a nice job of adapting to covid restrictions...always loved the ambience but based on the restrictions it is a little less...not the restaraunt's fault though! Prices seemed to have gone up a little but I am sure that is covid related also. So any somewhat negative feedback is directed at our Governor and not the restaraunt. Highly encourage a visit to Mam Mia...

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KurtR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing about my first experience at this restaurant could have been better. An amazingly extensive menu. The food was fantastic and seemed very authentic. I can’t wait to go back.

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KMischelle
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was fine, but it was better before the shutdowns. Overpriced for the quality, in my opinion. It also felt very empty! I understand social distancing and whatnot, however, it was semi-depressing there. Maybe because of the dark decor inside. Anyway, I would not choose to go back myself; I'd go with a friend if they insisted.

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JohnR
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Partner had a great gluten free pasta which is hard to find.

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Rellzg
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was good the vibe was good the food was fantastic can’t wait to go back!

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CliffordH
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become the favorite of mine and my wife. We dont get into Portland much but will make a special trip to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and great service!

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SeanS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. Their gluten free pasta was excellent! It tasted fresh, and had a great texture. It wasn’t that old, crumbly gluten free pasta you can sometimes get at other places.

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vipBleh
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was amazing and tasted very authentic. Service was great except my mozzarella board was mistaken for fried mozzarella Everything was great but the floors and tables were a bit musky and could use a thorough cleaning, otherwise it was fantastic.

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vipDenverite
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service were good. It is especially family friendly. We had a very nice bottle of wine.

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Loren
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service was good. Ambience was a good. A little spacious/empty, but it's limited seating because of COVID.

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vipChrisF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place. They did a very nice job of adapting for the pandemic. Good food overall.

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vipdkrdkr
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with helpful staff, everything was super fast & neat. Italian bread was yummy, and Fried Calamari was a good choice among starters. Classic Beef Lasagna and Tiramisu were both extremely large and tasty! Expect Italian goodies with American-size/large portions and order accordingly. Definitely great value with reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with few people in there, is a bit loud, but over all excellent place!! Highly recommend

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Kathryn
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I always saw this restaurant when crossing the Morisson Bridge and had wanted to check it out. I am so glad we did, it is now one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Portland! The food was excellent, the environment is lovely, and the staff are so kind! :) The pomodoro sauce was delicious and so fresh! We will definitely be eating there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times. Always get the best food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Restaurant and waitress were operating in a very Covid-careful mode.

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NotKaren
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garlic bread is deliciously garilcy and buttery. The pasta was perfect. It tasted made fresh and was cooked just right. The tables were far apart, so it felt safe to dine in. The service was great.

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DebbieL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, authentic italian dinner. Tables were well spaced out and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely fantastic!! But it was too bright. Kinda felt like dining in a rite aid. It’s such a sexy space that it just needs the lights lowered. Thank you so much for everything!

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vipKerrab
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is much quieter with more than half of the tables removed. I felt bad for the waitstaff- capacity limits are really hurting their income.

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 1407 OpenTable diners.

Mama Mia Trattoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://mamamiatrattoria.com/portland-waterfront-mama-mia-trattoria-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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