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Mama Mia Trattoria

439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
+1 503-295-6464
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 12 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place. Love the atmosphere with friendly faces and cool decor. More importantly the food was excellent. Spaghetti with meat balls was fresh, hot and very tasty. Salad crisp with fabulous vinaigrette. Desserts also wonderful. Highly recommend đź’š

Thank mroland61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is NOT Italian cuisine/food the food is bland no taste, this is Italian American food which is as far away from Italian cuisine you can imagine there are many other places in Portland serve way better Italian cuisine and the service is as if...More

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

Hello, first and foremost, I apologize both for being tardy in getting back to you and for the experience that you had while dining with us. I make no excuse for what you said and value the time you took to reach out to me....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A unique Italian style place. In short, the dinner we had was excellent. The server seemed to enjoy their job and that displayed in the service. The atmosphere inside the old feeling building gave this place a classic feel. If you want fast food though,...More

Thank Bryon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very, very good. We were in for a late lunch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Hubby had the minestrone soup and chicken parm and I had the chicken wrap. Chicken in both dishes was all white breast meat - moist and fresh. Everything tasted homemade...More

Thank iknowquality
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in here by chance after a long flight from the UK. To tired to think about what to order, I asked the waitress for a recommendation, and she suggested gnocchi with pesto and chicken. It was historic! By far the best pesto I've ever...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Met friends downtown to take advantage of special price fixed menus ---first time here and its a very popular restaurant ---- salad - entree and dessert all for 29.00 per person-- food and drinks always taste better when you are sharing a meal with good...More

Thank lougee1043
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had dinner and the wait staff was very friendly and pleasant. I had the Bolognese which had home made noodles and the dish was good, but not great. Overall good food for a good price.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I read the reviews about happy hour at this location and decided to sample some dishes from the menu. The minestrone soup and romaine salad were very good. The manicotti was awful. It tasted like mold but apparently the flavor was an overabundance of dried...More

Thank LaLunaStella
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Order what they suggest! Osso Bucco was excellent and so was the gnocchi with pesto. Cannoli are baked fresh daily and filled when you order (which is the proper way to do cannoli). Also, free glasses of champagne for our anniversary! Neither one of us...More

Thank TravelBGS
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Came in as a group of 7 today to try out their Portland Dine Out menu. Lots of choices and lots of food! Entree portions were large - almost everyone packed home part of their meal. Everything tasted good but I would say the most...More

Thank CVuong
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do you have a room for a rehearsal dinner on a friday evening for about 80-100 people
10 November 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-295-6464
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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