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Mama Mia Trattoria

439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
+1 503-295-6464
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lasagna” (63 reviews)
“garlic bread” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food , priced fairly , good service. Workable wine list -all in a cozy setting on the corner of 9th ave and 44st NYC

Thank theblockparty
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We went there for dinner. Door is what is to be expected of a typical Italian restaurant, maybe with a bit of uniqueness. The pasta is made fresh locally daily. Overall food was decent. Gnocchi was not great...too sticky and gummy, but the pesto sauce...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful gnocchi with pesto sauce. Quiet with good service. Parking is at least a block away. One step up to get into the building. Wonderful antique decor.

Thank 359arlenes
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hi Arlenes, We're glad to hear your comments about our delicious pesto with gnocchi, and great service. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I both had the lasagna and we both felt it was one of the best we’ve had. We had wonderful service also.

Thank cmc-llc
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Hi Cmc-llc, Thank you for joining us and letting us known that our lasagna was amazing for you. We're glad that our staff took great care of you.

Reviewed October 5, 2018

I really don't know where to begin?! From the cute corner spot this restaurant holds in downtown Portland to the amazing atmosphere once you step inside. We were with a group of 10 and we had called ahead for a reservation. It was not overly...More

Thank randune23
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hi Randune, It's fantastic to hear that Mama Mia was your favorite restaurant on your trip! Thank you for giving us a try and for all of your fantastic comments. We love hearing that our appetizers, entrees, and desserts were delicious and our staff took...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

same owner chef as Mother's, same original yet classic atmosphere and menu. A delight and pleasure to eat there

Thank Ofdogsandhumans
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Ofdogsandhumans, We're glad to hear that it is a delight and a pleasure to dine with us. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

My friend was in town and we decided to give this place a try. I ordered the potato gnochi with pesto, and it was delicious. My friend ordered the spaghetti and commented that it was good. The service was excellent, and I was very pleased...More

Thank julievannette
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Julie, We're glad to hear that our gnocchi with pesto was delicious and our spaghetti was tasty too! It's terrific that our staff was excellent and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

A little pricey but very good food! You will not be disappointed with the food and friendly wait staff but just don’t expect to leave with a small bill (2 appetizers and sharing a pasta dish, and no alcohol was $52 before tip). Good place...More

Thank AAL28
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi AAL28, It's terrific to hear how tasty our dishes are and that our staff is top-notch! We appreciate your great comments and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Dinner was eggplant Parmesan and veal piccata. Parmesan came to our table blackened and burned. Piccata was like gravy syrupy and thick. Spagetti pomodora was like canned spagetti. Way over sauced and over cooked. Worst Italian we’ve had in years. Only thing good was the...More

Thank ploprete101
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello Ploprete101, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It’s disappointing to hear that your meal wasn’t the best for you. We will be speaking with our staff about your comments and hope that you will give us another try.

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Friendly staff but that is where it ends. Food was mediocre for this place and price, Pasta had tasteless sauce and not quality pasta. Not expected with the name they have. Also the veal parmigiana was small, chewy and not very tasty. We are out...More

Thank rtfax
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Hello rtfax, It’s certainly disappointing to hear your comments, but we appreciate your feedback. We typically hear that our dishes are some of the most authentic in the area. We always want our guests to have the best experience possible while dining with us and...More

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magic1128
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Response from Lorraine J | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem parking across the street.
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jojo03070
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Response from TSKtraveling | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has the room to host your group; however I don't know if they do functions. Good to ring them directly and have a chat. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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
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