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About Mama Mia Trattoria

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.

439 SW 2nd Ave (Downtown)
Portland, OR 97204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
SW Washington Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 295-6464

Website:
http://mamamiatrattoria.com/

Catering:
Full Catering menus custom designed for each event. Large parties welcome from 10 to 60 people no additional charges.

Parking Details:
Tons of street parking available along with 4 pay-to-park lots directly across the street from the restaurant. 1 block from Smart Park (3rd & Alder)

Public Transit:
Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop

Executive Chef:
Joe Shirley

Private Party Facilities:
Host your next gathering in one of our five event venues and experience never before seen chic, contemporary settings. We offer an array of unique options to host both intimate and large events for up to 200 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Barry Brown: (855) 852-3250

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mama Mia Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

The Seafood pasta and cannoli were excellent. Nice quiet atmosphere for dinner

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

A great local neighborhood Italian spot. I was saddened to learn that the VIP Club is going away. Hopefully this establishment will come up with an even better replacement to recognize it's frequent clientele

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Anchorage)·Dined 4 days ago

Great flavors in all of the dishes served. Service could have been a bit more attentive but will definitely return.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this place. The food is wonderful, though portions are too large for me. Guess that means great leftovers! The service was attentive but not overbearing and the pace of the meal was just perfect - no waiting too long or having things come too fast. Will definitely dine and bring people here again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here with another couple. The food was excellent, and the waiter was attentive and gave good advice. The time it took to get our order out of the kitchen was exceptionally long, with the waiter coming by at least twice to tell us our order would be out "shortly". There was a large party of 10-12 at another table that may have impacted the kitchen. Overall, we enjoyed the evening and would return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

It seemed that our server didn’t know what was going on. The restaurant wasn’t busy but she still managed to take over 10 min to get our check. Then when I asked for it when she wa a t the table next to us she went to the front desk got or check and tossed it on our table. I did like this restaurant it was very quante but I will never go again.
David Taylor

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food will go back and have the amazing cheesecake again!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent dinner,we love veal parmagian and its the best. we never find it on menus so we were thrilled.it did not dissapoint! Good bread and everything delicious.we will be back

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous dinner. Best we've had there yet. Very good service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant was recently sold and the quality seems to have taken a hit. The sauce was more acidic than in the past and the veal was of lower quality. The previous owner worked very hard at finding the best ingredients, but something has changed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lively place and excellent food. Portion were decent size and I had some leftovers to take back. I had the lamb pasta special which was amazing. The lamb was soft and tender and the sauce was flavorful. Our waitress wasn’t as friendly at first but warmed up much more a little later into the meal. I would come back to this restaurant again to try some of the other dishes. Great place for Italian seafood dishes.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a very nice lunch. The server was good and fairly attentive. I liked that the restaurant isn’t noisy. All three of us liked our meals. Portion size is medium. The only complaint I heard was that the lemon cake was dry.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner that fit a set of picky eating kids, a dad with celiacs, and a mom who enjoys a good cocktail. All our needs were met. Our only suggestion would be to lower the music. It was a bit loud for the crowd level and the holiday/family crowd in attendance that evening.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time and loved it! Will be going back again!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Pretty much what you'd want from a downtown casual Italian restaurant!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Last minute reservation. Table ready 5 mins ahead of reservation time. Service was attentive without being overbearing.
Food- Minestrone could have been hotter (was still warm but not piping hot). Upside of that was I was able to finish the bowl in record time, as it was delicious.
Veal Parm- Almost too much food. Well cooked, and the sauce was excellent. Very much like old neighborhood restaurants I grew up with in NY. Pasta accompaniment was also good.
Passed on dessert only b/c I was stuffed after soup and main course.
Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and great service. The cannoli are to die for. Our party had Osso Bucco (delish), Chicken Parm (huge and also tasty), Chicken Piccata (yum), Fettucini Carbonara (perfecto), house salad, harvest salad, Caprese (all very good, especially the Caprese). Will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food! Great service! Can’t wait to go back! The girls in my family went for dinner before our annual night at the Nutcracker. Everyone loved the food and we had great service. Can’t wait to back on a date with my husband.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall positive experience. Service was a bit slow but the wait staff forgetting things like balsamic/oil for bread, or drink menus made our dinner plans last way, way longer than normal which was very unideal on a birthday date night. Will visit again, however. Food and atmosphere were fantastic.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ok place nothing special
Pasta was fine
The sauces were uneven
Drinks were watered down
Not bad but certainly not a place I would rush back to

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We go here every year we are in town and it is wonderful food and atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service was excellent. Food delicious. Husband had eggplant I had Chicken Parm with Spinach. Salad and soups very good. Found it strange bread was not offered in an itialian restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My boyfriend and I made reservations here for my birthday dinner. There was no need to make a reservation, however, as the restaurant was only half full on a Saturday night. I like the atmosphere - it has a cozy yet open vibe. The service was not great. Our waitress was inattentive. We had to flag her down to ask for the complimentary bread. She also delivered the wrong dish to our table. At the end of the meal we also had to flag her down to get our check. Overall, a decent place for simple Italian food, but we won't be returning.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All was very good. The whole family said it is someplace we would return to.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Been to the restaurant a few times before. It has been average, but convenient until this last time. The food took nearly an hour to arrive from ordering. They brought out free appetizers twice due to the delay, but we had to rush to make our post dinner event. It was a let down without explanation.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Food! They make their own Mozzarella!!! ...and the Osso Bucco!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

I was very happy with my visit! Great atmosphere and very romantic with exceptional service. Me and my girlfriend were very pleased and will be back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our service was wonderful. The waiter thought we had waited too long for our appetizers, so he did not charge us for them. Two of the three meals were delicious, and one was just okay. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was awful. Didn’t talk to us for 10 minutes after we sat down. Had to asked 4+ times for more than 3 different items. She also forgot many items during the entire dinner and then to top it off got our bill wrong.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The decor felt outdated and the food was less than expected. The staff was very kind and attentive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. The homemade fettuccine and sauce was fantastic and meatballs were wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Haven’t been in awhile and it didn’t disappoint! Need to go more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had reservations for 7:00 pm and we were seated as soon as we walked in. The service and food was on point, our waiter took great care of our needs. This is our second time dining here and both times we had a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved it! Staff was excellent. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. We had fettuccini Alfredo, chicken parm, seafood pasta and minestrone soup. Everything was great. Their in house pastry chef does a great job. We had gelato, lemon gotta, and tiramisu. All wonderful. I especially loved the lemon torts. I would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food here is great. The server on the other hand seemed as if she was annoyed by our presence. Had to ask for everything right down to silverware.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was good, a little too quick .... before dinner drinks were served and almost immediately the appetizers were brought out... otherwise everything was very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I needed some good comforting Italian flavors without the "Olive Garden" venue and cardboard food offerings. This restaurant provided an intimate, yet family atmosphere, where taste and quality are king! Parking is VERY HANDY, location is easy to navigate too and from most major hotels. We will return for sure with family and acquiescence.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was okay. The restaurant wasn't that busy so it was quick. They ran out of house made mozzarella sticks so we didn't get a whole order BUT the two we got were amazing!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I liked the location and the surroundings. I found the service a bit slow with a somewhat long wait for our meals. Service was OK but nothing special. I would give it another try before giving up on it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food not very good. Pizza cold. Veal burnt.
Sorry

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