Expensive dinner at terrific venueWater was good, venue was beautiful, staff was very attentive......... pricing high for dinner content.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth End FindGreat atmosphere and service and food was top notch. My only complaint is that it is on the expensive side. Definitely worth the price but there are more affordable Italian restaurants outside the North End with just as good food. Cinquecento comes to mind first in the South End. Many of the North End restaurants don't add up, Mamma Maria does but visitors explore Boston's other neighborhoods for just as good or even better Italian cuisine.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, ourThe food was very good, our server was attentive without being overbearing.
It is not your average Italian restaurant that serves Chicken parmigiana, lasagna ...etc.
The only criticism is that some of the dishes are a bit pricey for the portion that they give you.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the bestMy parents were visiting from the UK two years ago and I took them and my in-laws to Mamma Maria to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Two years later we returned with them again and had the most memorable time. Mamma Maria's is a place where you want to push the boat out and indulge. From the wonderful food, to the great wine list, impeccable service, and great atmosphere, Mamma Maria's is one of those venues that will always be on our list of extra special restaurants that we return to time and again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLocals let us inI'm convinced after almost thirty years of visiting Mamma Maria's that this is a neighborhood restaurant first, filled with North End/Bostonians first, and tourists after. Their food is really, very good, although we were a little surprised they had no specials this Saturday night. Try one of the house's specialties, their veal chop. Outstanding! And the white polenta is actually extraordinary.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and delicious menuI visit Mamma Maria's every time I'm in Boston and am never disappointed. The food is fabulous, presentation - fantastic, menu - fun and varied. My family simply loves it!!
The service is always outstanding as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were so impressed our firstWe were so impressed our first time, we returned for a second time on our 5 day visit to Boston!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely locationWe enjoyed our dinner quite a bit. My wife had cod with mussels and calamari, and I had the crab/clam pasta. Both were quite good, and I would gladly order them both again. The prices were reasonable, and our waiter was this nice young man from Guatemala who was very attentive without over doing it.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceAfter driving to MA from Oregon, and having Mama Maria's be recommended by a restaurant loving relative from Albany, N.Y., we decided to take a chance on a special occasion while visiting a sister in Leominster, MA. We needed a short walk from parking because of an old ankle injury to one of our members, so the valet parking worked well. Then the relaxed atmosphere, quiet and attentive service, incredible food selection, and excellent use of ingredients and presentation made our meal a perfect experience. Thank you so much for a great evening!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend of my sister's; I would recommend it to ANYONE that wants authentic Itialian. It is truly an old world experience!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, prompt, and aboveFriendly, prompt, and above all great food. Pasta carbonara app better than we had in Italy!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in North EndGreat wine list, lobster ravioli and chocolate torte. Daily changing menu. Close tables make it somehwat challenging at times to hold a conversation.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeExcept for a table near by that had a very loud party, the food, service, etc., where wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Treat in The North EndMamma Maria is in a quaint, small brick building in a quieter area of The North End. There are 5 small (dining) rooms with tables. We were seated on the 2nd floor in a corner near the windows. The food and service were top notch, from our Prosecco & Carpaccio beginning to the chocolate torte dessert. We had the Osso Buco & Rabbit Pappardelle for our main dishes, both of which were delicious. The prices are high, but that is expected for a fine dining experience like this. I especially liked the note on the menu asking patrons to NOT use their cellphones while in the dining room! If you want to treat yourself to something special, I'd highly recommend you try this place!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRabbit stewThe rabbit stew is delicious, as are the lobster raviolis. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained the dishes as if he was reading a novel. I went with a group of 6, with a reservation- good wine, appropriately sized servings. Everyone enjoyed their dishes- bolognese, halibut, clam pasta.
Our reservation was for 8:30 on a Saturday night- it was a bit too quiet (a little stuffy too) for my family's liking. It picked up eventually..and we had no problem livening the place up.
The exterior of the building and location off of Hanover is very nice- sets the tone well.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Intimate SettingHad a rare opportunity to head to dinner with all five family members and took a chance on Mamma Maria. We were not disappointed!! Every dish was superb and arrived hot. Service was excellent and ambience was great. Wine list was ample. We would not hesitate to go this excellent restaurant again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Dinner in the North EndWe have been here before. There is a reason why we always return. Our waiter Sean was honest and awesome. Everything we ordered was great! We will be back....... as always!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regular diners at MM,We are regular diners at MM, and although the tenderloin was way overdone they corrected it and the second one was perfect. The halibut was perfect from the start and the dessert also nice to share. Wine selection excellent.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways has been a favorite....didn'Always has been a favorite....didn't disappoint us...great food, service, wonderful restaurant.....still one of the Best in Boston"s North End !!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMCharm in the North EndThis was my second time at Mamma Maria's; the first time was more than ten years ago. It's still a wonderful restaurant with great ambience and creative (northern?) Italian dishes. This is not the place to go for an American Italian meal with lots of red sauce and cheese. This is where you spend an evening trying dishes that feature layered flavors and well-cooked vegetables, meats and fish.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was awesome, everythingFood was awesome, everything was great just that we felt a little bit rushed!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals in myOne of the best meals in my life -- it was really a continuous series of high points -- excellent service, delicious food and phenomenal wines. Truly a wonderful experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEach time we visit BostonEach time we visit Boston (from Philly) we try different restaurants except we always eat one night at Mamma Maria as we love it so much - the wonderful atmosphere, great menu, delicious food, and excellent service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely outstanding foodAbsolutely outstanding food and wine worth every penny.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food ,service and overallThe food ,service and overall dining experience was very good.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food, service and location.Superb food, service and location. Charm just drips from this place. A bit formal and the portions are more suited to adults, not ravenous teenagers!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNorth End GemOff on Hancock Street on North, this is a wonderful North End Italian gem. Superb food, attentive but non-obtrusive service, and reasonable noise. They do tend to rather pack them in on the second floor where we ate so not a place for private conversation. Ask for a table by the front window where you can see the North End quaintness while also seeing the Boston skyline.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience!Wonderful dining experience! I had the fava bean appetizer which was served in a parmesan crisp and the asparagus ravioli. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. My date had the lamb two ways which was tender and delicious. The server was professional, friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was welcoming and the decor elegant. All in all this place is a 10.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated quickly when arrived.Seated quickly when arrived. Waiter very prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was.excellent. Definitely would dine there again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRobinMy daughter and I were on a college visiting trip to Boston so this was the perfect special place to cap off our time in Boston. Food was amazing. Service excellent. Our room overlooking the cobblestone streets was charming. If it were warmer it would have been great to have the sliding glass doors open to add to the ambience. A truly wonderful place to celebrate with my daughter. We will be back!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a fabulous time at MammaHad a fabulous time at Mamma Maria's with a small group of friends. We ordered cocktails, a bottle of wine, a few appetizers, and entrees and every single one of us loved everything we consumed. Ambience and service were also wonderful. Would definitely come back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful eveningWe had a wonderful evening at Mamma Maria's. Great food, superb service and good atmosphere.
We look forward to dining there again the next time we are in Boston.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice place to haveA very nice place to have dinner with a date, a significant other, or a group of friends that enjoy good food. The only notable downside was that the tables were a little bit close together (even on a Thursday night), but fortunately we didn't have any loud people around us, so it wasn't much of a problem.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad been here once before.Had been here once before. I thought the food was good but not as good as the first time at which time it was outstanding. This time the appetizer and bread were outstanding but the main course was only very good.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Sunday DinnerMamma Maria's was outstanding in several aspects. The location was fantastic - right in the heart of the North End, Boston, over- looiking the Paul Revere House. The service was impeccable! Our server Cali (spelling?) was extremely attentive. No worries about some members of our party being late for the reservation. The food and wine was scrumptious; Vermont raised rabbit with home made papparadelle for several in our party was thoroughly enjoyed. The Veal Osso Bucco was another big hit.
Very comfortable seating and quiet atmosphere was enjoyed by all in our party. We never felt rushed. The staff was very friendly. They obviously wanted to make sure we enjoyed our Easter Sunday dinner!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the North End's Best!!One of the nicest spots in the North End. The menu changes daily. There is attention to detail from the moment you walk in the door. Service is impeccable. Presentation is top notch. This restaurant is a pricey but worth every cent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI wanted a special place forI wanted a special place for our anniversery and surley got it. The food and service was wonderfull. The best rabbit in town and my wifes OsoBuco melted in her mouth.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb cuisine, service andSuperb cuisine, service and ambience. My favorite restaurant!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding - as always.Outstanding - as always. A favorite for special occasions and not to miss on restaurant week. Would highly recommend Mamma Maria's! Beautiful spot in the North End of Boston.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy and awesome!Great upscale place in North End, definitely a different take on Italian. Innovative menu, good wine list and excellent service.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a delicious meal duringHad a delicious meal during restaurant week. Can't wait it go again.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night in the north end.Fabulous restaurant with great ambiance and delicious food! I would highly recommend.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Biz DinnerWas hosting a business associate visiting from New Delhi. Thought I would give him a taste of the North End. He loved it. Everything went the way I hoped. Wait staff was good, table ready on time, properly paced cadence of meal delivery and wine refills. Most of all the food was very good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must Go for Foodieshad a great dining experience. It was my first time there and there is nothing negative I can say. Hope to go on a romantic date there as it is a very intimate setting.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is not very often thatIt is not very often that you can say that everything was wonderful from the neighborhood of the North End, the building itself, the dining room with view, the friendly attentive service and a meal that was delicious! Dinner was the start of a mother-daughter event. We had the rabbit and halibut- both were perfect. My daughter's only wish was that I could figure out the recipe and make her a batch. We will definitely return.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant was fantastic - I would highly recommend it.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the location and atmosphere.Loved the location and atmosphere. Food was okay, but I will try this place again because I was limited to the Restaurant Week menu, which would not have been my first choice.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit.This was our second visit. It was during Restaurant Week, but there was no skimping on quantity or quality. The food was superb, and the service matched that.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant foodExcellent restaurant food always outstanding wait staff very professional and helpful
manager on duty is very friendly and always make sure you are satisfied with service
and takes extra time to get you the best table available.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMamma Maria made my engagementMamma Maria made my engagement celebration with my fiancee memorable and absolutely delicious!!! They gave us a beautiful table in the corner right by the window. The service was top-notch, and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this restuarant3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM