Mama Mia Trattoria

4.6
1379 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 1379 people are saying
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CliffordH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and great service!

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SeanS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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vipUnfortunate
San Francisco
34 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
13 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
1 review
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
2 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
8 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
2 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
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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 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
6 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
1 review
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was over priced. Was not very good. The best thing we are was the fried zucchini.

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TrishM
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our first time. COVID obviously made the dining experience less intimate and enjoyable. Wait staff was nice; but very slow considering only 8 tables being serviced. The Ceasar salad was subpar at best, presentation nice. Minestrone soup not very tasty and served Luke warm. The entrees were good; but a bit pricey considering. The Bolognese sauce was tasty; but a little on the chunky side which wasn’t my favorite thing; but the pasta portion was hefty. Chicken Marsala was tasty but small portion and no vegetable side. Chicken Parmesan was also tasty with a side of pasta. Kids pizza portioned nicely for a kids meal. I am not sure if I’d go back or not. Although it was an “ok” dining experience, I have had better.

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AngelB
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing old school classic Italian!
Charming atmosphere

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vipKasey
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience! Great service, great food, would recommend! Have the tiramisu!!

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SamW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my wife and two kids. Waitress took excellent care of us. Food was tasty and also hot. Salads were crisp and chilled. Waitress even brought us a slice of cheesecake to share. It was the best “restaurant” cheesecake I have had. Overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was just not tasty. I know they’re trying
G but from beginning to end - the bread, the clams, the fettuccini, spaghetti meatballs and chicken were just “off.”

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food!

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MichaelA
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service I would say the man who helped us was kind and friendly

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MariahA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect and overall everything was excellent

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DougP
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. Tables were spaced safely. The place used to have heavy curtains which added to the ambiance. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Cheesecake desert was amazing. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary dinner !

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SanMateoMom
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out for dinner during our vacation to Portland. My kids wanted Italian and this place was highly rated so we made a reservation. I’m so glad we did! Service was amazing. Food was delicious, cocktails were great and the wine list was fantastic. My kids loved their pasta. The Brussels sprouts starter was so good but we could only get thru half. It could easily feed a family of 6! I had the lasagna which was delicious but the portion was also huge! I wanted to take it home but we were in a hotel so sadly that was not an option. My mother had the fettuccine Alfredo which she loved. She also had the hazelnut cheesecake for dessert which was amazing (I had to taste it!). Highly recommend this restaurant! My kids kept asking if we could go back which says a lot because they are so picky

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was not enjoyable. It was not the quality that I would expect from an Italian restaurant. However, the wait staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Server did not want to chat and was very transactional. Food was not the greatest for the price we paid. Wasn’t the right setting for date night. Personally was not the best experience.

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JacquiL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a ladies-only wine tasting weekend. We were hoping to find good food and good wine in a place we could raise a few glasses in celebration. Instead, we found excellent food and exceptional wine served by a very caring and conscientious staff! Many glasses were raised! Bravo!
**visit was 10/9/20 for dinner.

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PaigeM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful food. They didn’t rush us and spaced out our food perfectly. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved our server, were welcomed warmly. Food was great. The social distancing of tables was quite extreme and it felt very, very empty in there even though every table was full.

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Love this restaurant, environment and friendly staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with good food and fine service

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artwallis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server Adam was top-notch. Helped us do a great desert presentation for a birthday.

The food at Mama-Mia is fairly average for the high price. My guess is that they have a very good cook, and very bad ingredients. Does the most with what they've got.

Still, nothing was bad at all, and the house wine was a very good value. The service alone will probably lead us to go back.

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vipJohnM
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Even in these different times this restaurant has made the best of a less than desirable situation. Awesome!

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vipBenz415
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and love the Italian ambiance. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful with recommendations. Highly recommend the cioppino.

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vipShawnb
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Very thankful they continue to serve during COVID and recent rioting, but the actual taste of the food was nothing to write home about. The Alfredo sauce and pesto pastas had no discernible flavor. Probably working through a lot at the moment, but definitely stood out as uninspiring and quite pricey for the experience relative to the food quality. Step up Mama, you can do better! Great location, let’s keep supporting local businesses

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fiancé and my first experience dining out during the pandemic and it went very well. The QR menu was very easy and convenient. The high ceilings and spread out tables made the indoor experience feel safe, and yet the warm atmosphere was not sacrificed. Our server was very kind and helpful as well. All the food was perfectly prepared and cooked. I highly recommend Mama Mia and will return as possible.

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 1379 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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