Portland >Food & Dining > Mama Mia Trattoria
439 Sw Second Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.519630 -122.673673
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Great happy hour selection of tasty, inexpensive food. The lasagna, the meatballs and arugula salad were fantastic. The interior had an old world Italian restaurant feel with lots of red, accented by pink and black wrought iron and shimmering chandeliers.
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.
Such a friendly staff! Great food to boot. – Incredibly friendly and responsive staff. Great food, filling portions. This place does Italian right!
I love Italian food and this place is very good – I lived in Italy for years and I can honestly say that this is a good Italian restaurant. Great food very authentic and still new creative flare to the classic dishes. The only downer is the service could be a little better, but it was not bad just a little slow.
Amazing Food – My friends has talked this place up for a long time and I finally had the opportunity to visit last month. There were 4 adults and a 2 year old and we received excellent service! We each ordered a different dish and I must say i tried every single one and they were AMAZING! Great prices, delicious food, wonderful service, what more can you ask for?
PS I love Mother's for breakfast which is owned by the same people and right next door :)
Loved the atmosphere! – I made dinner reservations for 10 people, which included one baby, a toddler and a five year old. When we showed up everything was ready in this little area set aside, it was perfect. Everyone was very friendly and hospitable. We don't live in Portland, but we were in the area for a little family weekend get-away. My in-laws were very impressed and kept complimenting me on my choice (they are more used to the generic Olive Garden feel of things). Everything was absolutely magnificent and the prices were not too bad either...
My husband loved the lasagna special that they were serving that night. I really enjoyed the penne ala vodka, however I usually go for the manicotti.
Even though we are not really from the area it was fairly easy to find and it was in walking distance to many little shops and the market.
I highly recommend this restaurant and I am really looking forward to our next visit
Very good food - within walking distance from many hotels – We walked from the Hotel Monaco. It was a Saturday night and the place was packed. Luckily, we had reservations. There were several prom couples in attendence which was cute. We started out with an antipasto plate which was amazing. So many different choices and all presented and done well. My husband had veal and I had eggplant. Both were delicious. The service was distracted but maybe that's to be expected with such a crowded place. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for a quiet dinner unless it was a week night. We did have fun, though. Even if we had to shout a bit!
Absolutely amazing pasta!! – I took my husband and the kids (two boys, 11 and 13) here on Friday night and besides slow service, we had a great time. The kids split Ceasar Salad and each of us adults had one house salad. Both salads were very good, the house salad came with thinly sliced red onions and generous portion of pecans. For main dish we ordered Pizza Margarita, Lasagna, Gnocchi and Fettuchini Alfredo with Sausage. Everything was great but the pasta was the best! Unfortunately, it was not my order so I could not eat as much of it as I wanted:) I will have to return and have some pasta all for myself. For the prices being quite low, we all got full fast and brought leftovers home for next day's lunch. The dessert was gellato, however, Mio Gellato makes it better.
Fantastic – Having had the previous pleasure of dining at Mother's Bistro, I was really looking forward to a wonderful meal at Mama Mia. I was rewarded with such a great experience.
Although I found it somewhat difficult to read the menu due to the very dim lighting, the meal was exquisite. Lisa Schroeder and her lovely daughter Stephanie present a dining experience the way it should be. Lisa (a Culinary Institute of America Alum), has gone out of her way to create a menu resplendent with Italian food prepared the way it ought to be. The idea of presenting excellent food, at a reasonable price while still eye appealing, and perfectly prepared at the right temperatures and served by polished friendly staff makes this place a must do.
I highly recommend the Chicken Francaise which had flavor that exploded in my mouth like a sky rocket. Don't forget to leave a little room for canolis prepared the way they should be and filled just before serving so the tubes do not get soggy.
As a recently relocated to Oregon from Philadelphia certified exec chef / culinary arts instructor for almost forty years, I would like to say a public thank you for a marvelous dining experience.
Totally Over-rated – This place is one of the most over rated restaurants in Portland. The owner, Lisa Schroder, must have a great public relations person, cause this place sure does get a lot of undeserved attention.
There are sooooo many better Italian restaurants, don't waste your time with this one.
Best Service EVER! – Our waitress was one of the best I have ever had in Portland. I think her name was Stephanie. She was energetic, fun, had perfect recommendations and made our dining experience memorable and fun! The food was incredible, very flavorful and great proportions!
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