Mama Mia Trattoria

4.5
1435 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 1435 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartyD
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the seafood pasta was chock full of seafood, which is unusual for most Italian restaurants!

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AndreG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Portland. Not only the food is awesome, but the service is even better. I wish I could give them 6 stars.

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vipMaryR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful family time at our favorite Portland restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Cesser salad, focaccia, papardelle Bolognese, lasagne - everything was fantastic and just delicious. Service was prompt and very pleasant, checking in on our table just enough. Prices are escalating here as in many restaurants - so eating out will be less frequent. Location is excellent, not overly congested and street parking is easy to find OR you can always use the lot right across the street

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, Sarah, was wonderful. Knowledgeable and personable.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice little Italian restaurant in downtown Portland. Food was excellent dessert was even better.

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vipDiner2
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the Fried Mozzarella, spaghetti and meatballs, and Pesto pasta. The mozzarella was really good with 8 pieces in the order. The spaghetti and meatballs were generous portioned with 2 big meatballs. Nothing spectacular but good solid pasta. The pesto pasta was nearly flavorless. Sadly we make it better at home with pesto from the jar.
Overall average Italian food.
The ambiance was very good and classy. Better than average

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Patti
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and pasta. Great service. Recommend!

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Tahititraveler
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Une cuisine simple et bonne.

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TomS
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dependable good-quality Italian food from a longstanding Portland institution.

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vipVincent
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good overall. No major problems or concerns.

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ConnorG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service here is great. Very attentive and friendly, even when very busy. The food is fine to good, you won’t get a mind blowing Italian dinner here but it won’t be bad and the prices are fair. Good spot for a dependable dinner

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Drewfus
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Oh boy! Good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was extremely prompt. The garden salad was fantastic! We ordered pesto pasta and papardelle bolognese. We were very happy and satisfied.

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HaleC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We enjoyed the entree and Chianti greatly but were surprised we were not offered dessert or coffee at the end.

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vipCathJoll
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mamma Mia, we come here often. Glad to see it doing so well again. Great place, service and food

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JimL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. We had the shrimp scampi and it was very good. It had a lemon tang to it. I would recommend this restaurant.

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abby
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and dessert. Great as always.

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MichelleM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this restaurant from their cocktails to appetizers dinner and dessert have always been exceptional! I was so excited to finally come out and eat. Food was fabulous as usual. We had a reservation at 5pm showed up at 430 only one other table in the restaurant and we were sat immediately. But our server rushed us through every part of our dinner. We wanted to have a drink with appetizers then slow into dinner. But we were never asked about another drink, or dessert. I had to flag someone down to get a glass of wine with dinner. The bill was placed on our table before we were done eating. Very disappointed 😔. I will go back because I love the food. Hopefully the service improves.

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy brussel sprouts are so delicious, you must try them.

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JessS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food presentation was beautiful! The server was attentive and very helpful. 10 out of 10 will come back.

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vippenaltyKill
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First in restaurant meal since the start of the pandemic and it was excellent. the staff is always fantastic at this restaurant as well as the food. there is separation between tables and everything was very clean. we always come here when we visit portland and it was really wonderful to be back.

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Nammi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great, as was the attention to cleanliness and hygiene. The wait staff sterilizes tables and chairs previously occupied by customers before seating new customers. I was initially nervous about eating out at a restaurant (due to the pandemic) but seeing the staff take measures to keep the establishment germ-free set my mind at ease.

The food was fantastic! Our party loved the flavorful garlic bread and the eggplant parmesan. The flourless chocolate torte, tiramisu and cheesecake were all delicious. We will definitely be back soon!

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Ramon
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia is the perfect mix of a casual, laid back atmosphere and delicious fine dining.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great little place right downtown. Waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was good. We highly recommend the Panna Cotta and Espresso Martini for dessert!

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Veggieeater
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food. Service was excellent.

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vipMfoodie
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Best lasagna ever.

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JayR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

With all the amazing food in Portland this was a bit disappointing. It was ok but for a foodie it was a bit lacking.

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DanB
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice and cool setting for a meal following a hot afternoon watching a Portland Thorns soccer match.

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Gigi
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant and found the service to be fantastic. Our meals were delicious and we had yummy cocktails as well. I would highly recommend spending a special occasion here!

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vipCoffeeOut
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLAWillson
Hawaii
11 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!

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 4.5 stars by 1435 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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