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Mama Mia Trattoria

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439 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3403 (SW Washington Street)
+1 503-295-6464
10:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 could finish our main course and shared the cannoli (two small ones - so perfect... More 

Thank TravelBGS
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 memorable item we ordered was off the regular menu. Give the fried zucchini a try!!... More 

Thank CVuong
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like to try new places, we have not been to before, for Portland Dining Month. My husband loves Ciopino and that was one of the entrees they were offering. Per him, it was good but not the best he has had. Not enough broth to the soup, so the seafood was getting a bit dried out. We both started... More 

Thank Dana97219
Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to go hear. The food was warm to cold. Lacks flavour. Save yourself and go somewhere else in Portland. Not happy at all.

Thank phixy31
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food had to be sent back. Quality very average. Definitely not a place I would suggest to show case 'portland' My food was cold in the middle and stopped eating. Do not go hear unless you like average food.

Thank Philip H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family had dinner here on a Saturday evening, and the atmosphere and wait staff were great. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs and my wife got the manicotti. We also ordered some fried mozerella cheese (freshly made there). The food was well prepared and tasted very good. It seems this restaurant uses freshly made pasta with there meals and... More 

Thank cohoman
Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Convenient location for downtown or easily accessible from the east side. Love their meatballs and spaghetti!

Thank Sillydg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love all of the food here! Beautiful restaurant and great staff! We also love the happy hour! Highly recommend this place!

Thank Katizle
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We go to Mama Mia's regularly because it's just off the beaten path of Downtown and they are known for the best happy hour in Portland. Skip the insanity so you don't have to wait and wait for a table. The menu is large for happy hour in terms of selection and portion sizes. We are never disappointed. This is... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Older decor reminds you of 100 years ago elegance. Lots of windows and an ample decorative bar. We can recommend the blue mussels, manicotti, and pizza.. all good. Also the lemon torta.

Thank Pete C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?