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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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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Cozy (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

I came here for a post-Valentine's dinner and had a great time. Both of our meals were outstanding and the waitress we got was very nice and helpful. Would recommend to friends!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

I usually never leave reviews but our experience was exceptionally horrible. Made reservations for Valentine's Day/my date's birthday and the food was bland and flavorless. I've had better sauces out of a great value jar from Walmart. The $19 plate of fettuccine Alfredo was awful and my date’s gnocchi was also pretty bad. Only good thing we had was the waygu meatballs which was $16 for like 3 meatsballs and they made both of us extremely sick to our stomachs after getting home. I'd give it 0 stars if I could. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYBODY.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My partner and I went here for Valentine’s Day in hopes for a great night out. The atmosphere was decent with nice lighting and decor; however, the service was aweful. The woman waiting on us spilled water all over the table and did not wipe it up even after we mentioned it and our appetizer was cold when it was brought to the table. She also made us feel like we were in the wrong to get butter with our bread when we asked if we could have some ( it was obvious that she forgot to bring it). I don’t know any restaurant that doesn’t serve butter with bread. Overall, I would not recommend this place to anyone. The service says a lot about an establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Wait staff very nice

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

We were sat next to a table with children who let them run wild. This very much impacted our enjoyment of our meal. Also, sitting directly along the path that waiters take to the kitchen, our table moved every time someone walked by as the floor moves slightly.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food!

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

For the umpteenth time we ate at this great Italian restaurant and this time for lunch. We started with the minestrone soup. My wife ordered their classic lasagna and I ordered the fettuccine bolognese. Both were delicious. The finale was the very tasty connoli.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, People Watching
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

When there for a birthday evening. We had the Zepoli for desert and it was awesome.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We dined at 4pm on a Sunday just before a Blazer game. It was empty when we arrived and a few came into the bar area while we dined. I had the salmon, which was a generous portion and prepared perfectly. The rice and salad were not remarkable. My friend enjoyed her seafood pasta.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were travelling from CA to WA, and found this on Opentable. Great find! Great food! Would highly recommend the lasagna. Great ambiance.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great birthday dinner for son. Always great quality food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I had veal parm and it was fork tender, perfectly prepared and a huge portion. My son had the Special mac & cheese and it too was amazing. Service as always was spot on. Mama Mia’s remains our families go to for authentic, classic Italian food.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was mediocre at best, rushed service, lots of kids, kind of like an Olive garden, not that special, and way too salty.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was the best I have ever had at this restaurant and it is usually very good.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 6, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 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 December 31, 2017

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

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an early dinner after seeing a movie on New Year’s Eve. The lighting is lovely due to beautiful chandeliers. I had chicken Parmesan—beautifully cooked. Our service was prompt in spite of a full house and noise level was okay. We were able to have a nice discussion. Only thought—more vegetarian offerings would be helpful to some family members.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 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 12, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 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 9, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 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 2, 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 29, 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 26, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 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 24, 2017

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

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