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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Comfort Food (15)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Cozy (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Interesting wine and cocktail list. Food choices extensive. Portions large. But too much garlic in everything -- even items that shouldn't have garlic as the dominant taste. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always delicious! Mama Mias does not disappoint! Our service was slower than usual. I think they forgot we were waiting for our reservation and at the end getting our check. Otherwise great experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had an awesome experience and will definitely come back!!!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good place for a better than average Italian meal. They had a lot of the core options you would expect at an Italian restaurant and they do them well. The service was prompt and the food was properly cooked and seasoned ( I hate when places over salt). They also did a great job with the kids menu. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I took our adult daughter and her boyfriend for dinner after a busy day. I knew I wanted the spaghetti and I was not disappointed, maybe a little too much thyme in the sauce. Great service and the mussel appetizer was plentiful. The rest of our party had the seafood pasta with plenty left to take home for the next day.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been in Portland twice and to Mama Mia Trattoria twice. A good experience both times.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

My husband and I ate here for his birthday. It was very nicely decorated. Nice enough for a special occasion but comfortable enough to swing by for a date night. The lighting and music were very nice too. The service was the best I've had in a long time. Every person who talked to us/helped us was more than accomidating and plesant. They made my husbands birthday dinner special. And everything we ate was AMAZING. we were looking around at everyone else's food, everything looked sooo good. You could tell by the look and the taste that the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. the proportions were big and well worth the money. We left stuffed and with to go boxes. 10 stars! so pleased :)

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always good!

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had great chicken parmesan and lasagna after some delicious fried zuchinni and house and ceasar salads. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Delicious food and great service! Get there by 6 pm Sunday and their won't be a crowd

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service, food and drinks were all excellent . It was extremely expensive and drinks were good but overpriced. I paid almost $13 a drink and $26 for a meal. I would consider going again for a special occasion and just wouldn't order drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I think of this restaurant as an upscale Spaghetti Factory. It's ok, decent enough food.
MUCH better to grab happy hour and eat at the bar. NO they will not serve happy hour if you're not sitting in the little bar area.
Pancetta and mushroom pasta last night was dull and bland. Pesto pasta was swimming in the cream based pesto. Strawberry salad from the specials menu was excellent. Fried broccoli appetizer, good but fairly salty.
Server was great.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We picked this restaurant because it was close to our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised . Good sized portions, for the money. Our waitress was very good. Gave recommendations when asked. Easily able to hear our own conversation.
The only negative we had was that there was an unpleasant aroma as we entered, we almost turned around, but it disappeared as we walked further inside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent Caesar salad and Chicken Parmesan. Very good meatballs and tomato-basil sauce. The pesto sauce was far too creamy, and an Italian would never prepare it that way. The Veal Parmesan was good. The service was very friendly and attentive. Can't wait to visit again for dinner and to check out Mama Mia's Happy Hour!

Tags: Comfort Food
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