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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
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Downtown Portland, Neighbors West-Northwest
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Continental, Pizza

Specialties: Banquets

Price Range : Average


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The Food and service was absolutely amazing! Defiantly the best Italian food in Portland!


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Amazing restaurant! The staff is great. Always pleasant, helpful and all-around enjoyable. The food is delightful. Very filling and extremely tasty. If you are going for the first time..I recommend trying the Chicken Parm or the NY Steak. Both absolutely phenomenal! Both juicy, tender and cooked to perfection.


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I LOVE Mama Mia. I work in the downtown

I LOVE Mama Mia. I work in the downtown area and I canâ??t find a better place to eat lunch. Their new Arugala salad is the perfect meal to help me finish out the long work day. Also, their garlic bread is some of the best. I love that they started giving it out a lunch without asking.


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Love the new lunch menu items. The

Love the new lunch menu items. The Penne Lobster and Cheese was perfect in every sense of the word. Thick chunks of lobster meat, a creamy sauce to add rich flavor to the dish, and of course loaded with cheese. I couldn't rave enough about how much I love Mama Mia. If you haven't tried it yet, then you are missing out!!!


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Authentic as it gets

Great authentic Italian food. I spent a year abroad in Italy and after coming home, I haven't found anything that compares to the Italian food from Italy, except for Mama Mia. The portions are huge like Italy, and the sauce and pasta, all has an authentic taste to them. Mama Mia does Italian food the way it is supposed to be done.


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Excellent Happy Hour

I came in for happy hour because I work down the street and I was pleasantly surprised by their happy hour menu and prices. Everything on the Happy Hour menu was $3 with the purchase of a drink. For under $10 (without tip) I was able to get a beer, calamari, and manicotti. The portion of the calamari and manicotti was not at all what I expected for $3. They were very filling portions and I found myself not eating dater till later that night. The bar is a great place to just sit back and relax after work and catch the days game while traffic dies down. Mama Mia is definitely going to be my happy hour spot after work.


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Portland's Best Italian Restaurant

Simply wonderful. I always have a craving for Italian food and I have tried nearly all of them in the Portland area and none are better then Mama Mia. I don't even bother going to other Italian restaurants because Mama Mia is that good.

The food is the most authentic that I have found. Not to mention the staff is AWESOME! They are very friendly and know exactly how to help me decide on what to eat. The prices are very fair and the portions you get will definitely fill you up.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Italian lunch for a great price!!!

I am so happy that Mama Mia is now open for lunch. I work in the downtown area so it is a real treat to have such great Italian food for lunch. The new lunch menu is very extensive and well priced. It was hard to choose because everything look so great. The service as usual was remarkable and very personable. The new owner came by my table to ensure I was enjoying everything, which showed me the staff cares very much about their customers.

I ordered the Prosciutto Caprese Panini and it was absolutely delicious. The ciabatta bread and basil aioli complemented the prosciutto perfectly.

I highly recommend Mama Mia for lunch. You certainly will not be disappointed.


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Momma Mia's is our new favorite restaurant!

We chose Momma Mia's for a birthday dinner. What a great choice! My daughter said it was the best lasagna she has ever eaten, including in Europe, and that the flavors just popped in her mouth. The eggplant parmagiana was equally wonderful. Our waiter, Danny, was absolutely awesome, and the rest of the staff was very attentive too. Can't wait to go back.


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Such a friendly staff! Great food to boot.

Incredibly friendly and responsive staff. Great food, filling portions. This place does Italian right!

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