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Mama Mia Trattoria

439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
+1 503-295-6464
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Italians be warned: This is NOT going to taste like home. Sure, maybe it will remind some Americans of having Friday night spaghetti suppers with our grandmothers, but please, Italian it is not. The pasta was - in all American fashion - mushy as can...More

Thank JillianG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The pasta was excellent!! I thought we were eating more of a crêpe then it was Postel. Great flavor and superb service!!

Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has great atmosphere. The staff was efficient and friendly. The salad was super fresh then very good bread. The pasta pesto was just right. It was fresh and not heavy!

Thank 531madelinem
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Madelinem, We're glad that our atmosphere, staff, and food was fantastic for you. We appreciate your kind words about our fresh salad and delicious pesto.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed one of the best pasta meals with my family over Memorial weekend. The Carbonara was perfect melt in your mouth homemade pasta with lots of pancetta and green peas. Service was great as well as the espresso martini! Thanks will be back.

Thank twin2kazoo
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Twin2kazoo, Thank you for your terrific comments about your delicious meal and drinks. We look forward to your next trip in.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a business trip on a Wednesday evening. The hostess seemed annoyed we didn’t have a reservation even though there was no one waiting for a table but us. Once sat, we waited FOREVER for everything. The food was good but nothing...More

Thank nurse218
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nurse, Thank you for visiting with us and for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that our staff wasn't as friendly as we are known for and that our dishes were not the best you have had. We will certainly be sharing your comments...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the charcuterie antipasti and several pastas. The linguine carbonara with a poached egg on top was fantastic as was the fettucine bolognese. This place will be on the top of our list next time we are in town. Service was great and very...More

Thank Randy L
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Randy, Thank you for your kind words about our delicious dishes. We're thrilled to hear your experience with us was great and that you will be sure to dine with us again when you are in town.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended and I had high hopes... but I was very disappointed. The service was great, though! I went with three friends and we split a great bottle of wine - an Oregon Pinot Noir - which was the only saving grace...More

Thank Sing3r
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sing3r, We’re glad that you came in from the terrific recommendations that your received about us, but it is certainly disappointing to hear that our dishes didn’t live up to those recommendations. We apologize that your visit wasn’t the tastiest for you. We are...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

This restaurant was on my list to visit. After walking around Portland for a few hours I found Mama Mia Trattoria. I was pleasantly surprised since I wanted to have a meal here before I left Portland. The special was Chicken Parmesan and it was...More

Thank 1492Sonoma
Owner_16, Owner at Mama Mia Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Sonoma, We do make our dishes fresh as we think it only adds to the flavors. It's great to hear that Mama Mia was on your visit list and we didn't disappoint. Thank you for all of your terrific comments and we hope that...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Ate here with a small group, and each of us ate something different. I had the Gnocchi Bolonaise, which was only OK. Came out cold, so had to send it back. Even when warm, was still just OK. The rest of my group thought there...More

Thank dhenneke
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced Italian restaurant. Conveniently located downtown near several hotels. The fried mozarella is a must! I had the carbonara and it was delicious. Decent wine list and good service.

Thank pst469
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25 April 2018|
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Response from Lorraine J | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem parking across the street.
9 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
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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