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Mama Mia Trattoria

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Downtown
Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Vegan
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439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403 (SW Washington Street)
Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop
+1 503-295-6464
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: When you dine at Mama Mia Trattoria, Portland's Italian tradition, you've...
When you dine at Mama Mia Trattoria, Portland's Italian tradition, you've taken a step back in time into a traditional Italian kitchen where memories come to life with authentic southern Italian meals and the genuine hospitality of people who love delicious and genuine Italian dishes. At Mama Mia Trattoria our meals are prepared from scratch every day, with only the freshest ingredients. Our sauces and meatballs simmer all day to add the perfect flavor and essence to our expertly crafted dishes. We are committed to providing the highest quality food and service by sparing no expense and by using only the best local products and sustainable resources available. Here at Mama Mia Trattoria, we take pride in our daily, freshly made pastas, mozzarella cheese, and our scrumptious homemade desserts. We even make our Italian ice cream and sorbet daily. At Mama Mia Trattoria, you'll find timeless favorites like chicken, veal, and eggplant parmigiana, handmade ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, gnocchi and countless other pastas, pizzas, chicken and seafood dishes, all made from scratch and cooked to perfection. Our dining room sparkles with over twenty crystal chandeliers and nearly fifty gilded mirrors. Our marble tables are reminiscent of those found in many Trattorias throughout Italy. With our dramatically tall ceilings, an entire wall of fourteen-foot tall windows, keep the dining room lively yet mysterious. The warm ambiance of rich red, green, gold and black decor beckons diners to relax and savor the brilliant flavors of Italian cooking served in a luxurious yet Portland-esque casual atmosphere. The rich, black granite bar is a perfect spot for one of our delicious signature cocktails, many made with our own house-infused spirits. Both the sixty-inch and forty-inch high-definition televisions are the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting events while you sit back and relax. Our entire food menu is served throughout the day at the most comfortable bar in downtown Portland. Our location, the historic Waldo Building, built in 1886, is easily visible on one of the most traveled corners in Downtown Portland at the intersection of SW Washington Street and 2nd Avenue, just feet away from great shopping at Pioneer Place, the waterfront, mass transit and some of the most visited attractions in downtown. So plan something special and meet your friends, family, and colleagues at Mama Mia Trattoria. Our old school Italian-American soul food, like that offered at the best restaurants in "Little Italy's" across the United States, will exceed your expectations. Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 04:00pm - 07:00pm Sunday: 04:00pm - 09:00pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Caprese

We went to the restaurant based on recommendations from our hotel. When we first entered we were nervous because we had our newborn with us and the restaurant didn't seem like many kids were there. The waitstaff welcomed us and quickly made a spot for our stroller. We tried the caprese salad as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Michelle C
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Bellevue, Washington
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the restaurant based on recommendations from our hotel. When we first entered we were nervous because we had our newborn with us and the restaurant didn't seem like many kids were there. The waitstaff welcomed us and quickly made a spot for our stroller. We tried the caprese salad as our waiter highly recommended it. The mozzarella... More 

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Barry B, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this review

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... More 

Medford, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was very classy and had the feel of somewhere expensive and famous, but the prices were surprisingly low, and the menu choices were extensive, our food came quickly and was delicious!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I had my hopes up. Egg(Salmon, wish it was lox?)Benedict with spinach on Rosemary scone with House special Bloody Mary , pass...

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Huntley, Montana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a reservation for 14 and arrived about 5 minutes early. We were told they could only seat 8 at one table and the others would have to sit at a separate table! WHAT? Luckily the table next to ours left and they did push the two together so we could all sit together. We ordered about 7:15, got... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ever since I discovered their Bolognese I've only even tried one other thing on their menu. They make fresh pasta (which REALLY makes a difference) and the sauce is not too creamy, but just enough to make the ragu spread over the fettuccine evenly.

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Roseburg
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155 reviews 155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our group (2 couples) was looking last minute for a place for dinner when my friend found this spot online. I love, love pasta and had been craving it big time. We were lucky they had a spot for us as there was a few proms going on that weekend. I had the veal parmesan, my friend had the chicken... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The restauraunt is a traditional Italian eatery located in downtown Portland. Food was very good and the portions were large. We had enough left over lasagna for lunch the next day. Excellent Italian desserts.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We love this place-finally returned for another visit. I had spaghetti bolognese-loaded with meat and other yummy stuff (carrots!). It was superb. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs. He loves meatballs and he said they were the BEST he'd ever had! And I DON"T like meatballs-but I tasted them and they were delicious. Oh, we can never stop in... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Found this place a number of years ago. Having great memories, found it again last week with my boyfriend. We walked from the Paramount Hotel --- 8 short blocks --- and it was well worth the walk. Josh the bartender served excellent cocktails; dinner followed. Again, a memorable experience --- tasty Italian food, attentive service, and smiles all around. We... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've lived in Italy and really enjoy Italian food. Mamm MIA is not a replica of Camillo's in Florence but they get real Italian dishes right, they are sufficiently Portland-informal, great central downtown location and very reasonably priced. This isn't "wow, the best meal I've ever had" but dependably delicious and accessible, without being trendy (a problem in Portland) Reservations... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
    (SW Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located 2 blocks from MAX line - 1st & Oak stop and 5th & Oak stop
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-295-6464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

When you dine at Mama Mia Trattoria, Portland's Italian tradition, you've taken a step back in time into a traditional Italian kitchen where memories come to life with authentic southern Italian meals and the genuine hospitality of people who love delicious and genuine Italian dishes. At Mama Mia Trattoria our meals are prepared from scratch every day, with only the freshest ingredients. Our sauces and meatballs simmer all day to add the perfect flavor and essence to our expertly crafted dishes. We are committed to providing the highest quality food and service by sparing no expense and by using only the best local products and sustainable resources available. Here at Mama Mia Trattoria, we take pride in our daily, freshly made pastas, mozzarella cheese, and our scrumptious homemade desserts. We even make our Italian ice cream and sorbet daily. At Mama Mia Trattoria, you'll find timeless favorites like chicken, veal, and eggplant parmigiana, handmade ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, gnocchi and countless other pastas, pizzas, chicken and seafood dishes, all made from scratch and cooked to perfection. Our dining room sparkles with over twenty crystal chandeliers and nearly fifty gilded mirrors. Our marble tables are reminiscent of those found in many Trattorias throughout Italy. With our dramatically tall ceilings, an entire wall of fourteen-foot tall windows, keep the dining room lively yet mysterious. The warm ambiance of rich red, green, gold and black decor beckons diners to relax and savor the brilliant flavors of Italian cooking served in a luxurious yet Portland-esque casual atmosphere. The rich, black granite bar is a perfect spot for one of our delicious signature cocktails, many made with our own house-infused spirits. Both the sixty-inch and forty-inch high-definition televisions are the perfect place to watch your favorite sporting events while you sit back and relax. Our entire food menu is served throughout the day at the most comfortable bar in downtown Portland. Our location, the historic Waldo Building, built in 1886, is easily visible on one of the most traveled corners in Downtown Portland at the intersection of SW Washington Street and 2nd Avenue, just feet away from great shopping at Pioneer Place, the waterfront, mass transit and some of the most visited attractions in downtown. So plan something special and meet your friends, family, and colleagues at Mama Mia Trattoria. Our old school Italian-American soul food, like that offered at the best restaurants in "Little Italy's" across the United States, will exceed your expectations. Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 04:00pm - 07:00pm Sunday: 04:00pm - 09:00pm
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?