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Mama Mia Trattoria

#223 of 3,656 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Downtown
Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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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
Most recent review
Amazing breakfast...

The best french toast in town. Beautiful restaurant and great service. I'd go every Sunday if I could!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
angiekopshy
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portland, Oregon
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best french toast in town. Beautiful restaurant and great service. I'd go every Sunday if I could!

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

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comment about our French Toast. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. We will look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Barry More 

Canfield, Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

During my latest trip to Portland, I enjoyed this restaurant so much I ate there twice. Awesome garlic bread that you gotta have. Entires were great, well portioned, and not over priced. Great service and check out their happy hour special menu. Drink specials and a small plate menu that is outstanding and super reasonably priced. Can't wait to visit... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Knew better then to ask for a salad sans the anchovies, but the meatball I had was just soggy on the outer part and hard on the inner. A circumstance that can only attributed to sloppy preparation. The same can be said for the veal parm. It is ample at 1 1/2 to 2 portions on your plate but it... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The food was just okay. Olive Garden is better & much much cheaper!! Service was very good but sauce on my chicken & then on my pasta wasn't good at all. I would not recommend this!!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had heard mixed reviews about Mama Mia's so finally tried it. Once for takeout and once to meet a friend for lunch inside. Both times the food was ok, nothing fantastic and I haven't been back since. The first time I ordered online and since I was a first time customer I was promised a discount but when I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Roamed about the city one evening enjoying the Christmas lights and decorations, then, based on a friend's recommendation, stopped into Mama Mia's for a good Italian dinner. Ordered cioppino, pasta pesto, and a carafe of house Chianti. The service was excellent, the wine quite acceptable, and the cioppino tasty. The pasta pesto was also tasty, but very dry. Prices were... More 

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Stayton
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have visited this restaurant many times and for the last six years it has been a ritual with our grand kids at Christmas time. They were very excited to go again this year. Our waitress, Victoria did an admirable job, considering what she had to work with. We did tip her twenty per cent because she tried very hard... More 

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Chino Hills
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Friday night dinner with my wife while on vacation in Portland. Crowded but seated within minutes at nice table at front window. Diners ranged from couples to larger family groups. Very friendly staff. We shared the larger dinner salad. It was not very good. Server came with salad and said they were out of the candied pecans and substituted toasted... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The best garlic bread we have ever eaten. Caprese salad was good but the tomatos were soft. I had ravioli which was al dente' but tasted a bit raw, but the sauce made up for it and the ricota mixture was also really good. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs ( huge ) the lacked some spices but were fresh.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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235 reviews 235 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went for dinner on a Sunday at 7 pm with a booking off Open Table. Busy time but tables available. We were allowed to choose ours. Service is good. Noticed on their web site if you join the rewards program, they wave the bottled wine corkage fee. Not sure if that applies every visit. Signed up but did not receive... 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, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 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?