Mamma Maria
Mamma Maria

Mamma Maria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mammamaria.com/
  • Phone: 6175230077x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Geraldo Andrade/Julio Torres
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Mamma Maria offers elegant private dining available 7 nights a week. With five separate dining rooms, we are able to serve all your private dining needs.

    Piccolo Room accommodates 2 -6
    Puccini Room accommodates 10 -16
    Terrace Room accommodates 18 -30
    Rossini Room accommodates 20 - 40
    Verdi Room accommodates 40 -50
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Mancuso 6175230077x2

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prince Street
  • Public Transit: T to Haymarket or Government Center.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Mamma Maria
Nationally acclaimed Italian cuisine served in five elegant dining rooms within an historic 1830 brick townhouse overlooking America's oldest public square - North Square - in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mamma Maria reviews from OpenTable diners
290 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (205)romantic (188)fit for foodies (165)neighborhood gem (145)notable wine list (92)scenic view (54)good for groups (25)hot spot (14)late-night find (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Waiter with phoney Italian accent was not too helpful after we decided against the specials. After just getting some pasta for me and my wife and half bottle of wine with salad, still most expensive meal in Boston.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    cohibalouVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everyone was outstanding..............from Mo when we arrived, our waiter, the food and the "Happy Anniversary" from Mamma Maria!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamma Maria does not disappoint
    EdMurph
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Osso Buco was amazing! This is a terrific and authentic Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    While the food was delicious and inventive, we were rushed from start to finish. We were hovered over to order, entrees were brought while one member of the party was still eating an appetizer, dishes were cleared before the entire party had finished. If Mamma Maria wants to be an upscale experience, they need to re-think how quickly they turn tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting spot in Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The restaurant was highly recommended and we found it an interesting spot in the Italian District of Boston with good food, efficient but not friendly service, crowded and somewhat noisy. While we enjoyed our dinner, it was not a spot to enjoy a leisurely dinner as we felt our table was needed for the next seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Waiter
    okay
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our waiter was incredibly rude. He didn't greet us. We had to ask repeatedly for drink refills. He was incredibly rude to me when I asked where the bathroom was and refused to show me. He told me if I wanted to know where it was, I had to ask the hostess because that wasn't his job. The food was incredible but the horrible waiter made the experience very poor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Dinner for two on 9/24/14. Reservation was on time. Food and ambiance were ok but not anything extraordinary. Service was excellent. Seating was "close". Noise level in the second floor dining room was unacceptable and well above that of a busy restaurant. We couldn't talk to each other over the "impolite extremely loud speakers" from two nearby tables. Certainly neither a "romantic" or "formal" setting. Bottom line: okay restaurant but a poor value. We would not recommend it to others looking for a special night out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as good as the last time
    Trisha
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I do like this restaurant , especially the interior decorations. I requested a table by the window in my reservation but we we're put at a table by the bathroom and the waiters station.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great!
    marny
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was our second time here. Food was delicious. It is a small, quaint place and can get louder considering you are sitting next to other tables. Highly recommend this spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunion
    Billnic
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took my cousin from Scotland to Mamma Maria last Saturday and it was great, we had our own little table away from the main area and that made it even more special and the food was great also. Can't say enough about the place, its a night I soon won't forget
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great ambiance
    Fred
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The restaurant, in an old North End house, is a cluster of small, elegantly furnished rooms, with the walls painted a soothing taupe, a white chair rail, and big windows looking over North Square. Quiet Italian opera plays over the PA system. The service is attentive, if slightly too intrusive, but the food is first rate. The menu is excellent but not overly extensive. We shared prosciutto and warm figs with gorgonzola, has entrees of seared scallops on spaghetti squash and pappardelle with rabbit sauce, and desserts of an individual peach crostada with peach mascarpone and panna cotta with fresh berries. All were superb. The wine list has excellent but unfamiliar Italian wines, with most wines falling in the $50-70 range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place in Boston's North End.
    Happytobethere
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Mamma Maria is absolutely outstanding. Great food, perfect service and charming atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner in the North End
    westenderVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Not the usual Italian restaurant. Mamma Maria's is located off Hanover Street with windows looking out on historic North Square. Many small dining rooms in a lovely old townhouse that feels like a private club. The menu is high-end Italian, changing daily based on what is available in the markets, and the service matches that quality. Our Mission fig & gorgonzola appetizer was wonderful. Main courses were scallops, lovely and sweet, and a ravioli with corn and mushrooms. Both excellent. No room for desserts, though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    JustagirlintheworldVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    If you get beyond the surly maitre' d', you will be rewarded with excellent upscale Italian inspired food. This is not typical "veal parm" North End fare. A little more refined. Excellent ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    FrederickJay
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Fantastic ambiance....in the heart of Boston's Little Italy in historic North Square. A well rounded menu from the anitpasto to the main course. If you are looking for red sauce and pizza by the slice Mama Maria's is not for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location rates higher than the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The location is great; pretty, quintessential New England feel. Feels like you are dining in someones home inside of a cobblestone street. However the entrees were mediocre at best. I had the Osso Bucco and it was missing flavor and depth. Wine was delicious, so were the apps. I would come back here for appetizers, and wine, not for entrees.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    EdaBug
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Exceptional location, ambience and service but best of all is the incredible food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great location, good food
    flanga
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Mamma Maria's is somewhat pricey, but the food is uniformly good, the service is very good, and the location --- a block away from the noise and bustle of the busiest street in the North End, and across from the Paul Revere house --- is very nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food
    bronte
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I liked everything about this restaurant. The only thing I would change is the description of the restuarant as I don't really consider it to be "Italian" in the traditional sense. If one is looking for various forms of pastas and sauces, this isn't your place. If you want something more exotic, I highly recommend this restaurant. The menu changes daily, so you never know what you'll get, but it will likely always be wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food
    NorthernnjgalVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We dined there vas the food was exceptional. The mozzarella with warm tomatoes was wonderful as were the heirloom tomatoes. The lobster ravioli and spinach ravioli was just delicious. The spinach ravioli were perfumed with a little truffle oil. The stairs to the second floor were steep if you have some problems getting up stairs. But it was a thoroughly enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing everytime
    DonnaL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a group of 6 on Saturday night. The service was spectacular and the food and wine were outstanding. This restaurant is our favorite when we are in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not quite a 5 star
    FBEC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A little loud and can't flag a server because of noise. Food was very delicious. Didn't give an extra plate to put shellfish when done which was annoying. Didn't know there cocktails well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    we all had a wonderful time the food was great, service was fine the atmosphere quite romantic I would definitely recommend it to anyone, the only slight drawback is that it was more expensive than I realized.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th anniversary
    robertabill
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We wanted a special place to celebrate. It was that much and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save the money
    ClosedVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was heated in a microwave. Waiter thought he was on tv show. Glad he didn't even ask if everything was ok. Loser
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  • Close but no cigar
    TeeBone
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to this restaurant at the suggestion of good friends who know good food. They were right about the food. Off the charts Osso Bucco. Caprese was outstanding as the mozzarella was very fresh and creamy. Pesto was so good I almost licked the bowl. Go for the food but you might not be happy with the service. Our server James was distracted at best and somewhat indifferent. It was Sunday of Labor Day weekend and perhaps the parades and crowds in the north end got to him but his lack of attentive professional service was a disservice to a fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a fantastic Italy stylish dinner
    John
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife , me and our friend had a wonderful dinner in this place , very tranditional italian's deco , romantic eviornment, nice food are so delicious , whatever apppitizer , seefood , pasta or beef , very typical italian's food tasts you can feel very special than other foods , service there is execellent. we definitely will recommend the place to other friends and surely will back for more times .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant is very unique and special a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a fabulous find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a lovely, delicious and friendly spot. Away from the noise of Hanover street. Wonderful food, fabulous service. A MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Pops
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went two days in row. Great location, perfect service and absolutely outstanding food. A bit noisy perhaps, depending on the party in the same room as you but nothing the restaurant can do about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrible
    AnnetteM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We waited 10 minutes before anyone came to our table. Other people that sat down after us with same waiter were taken care of first. Food was so-so but. Very expensive. Typical tourist trap.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The resturant is in a charming part of town and is quite charming as the other reviews report. We were dropping off our daughter at BU and wanted a nice last dinner. We were places in a room next to 4 women who already had too much to drink were eatting, they were loud and excited, good for them, not what we wanted.( Guess the host didn't want to access the room before he seated us) It ruined the rest of the meal the food was okay, never need to go back and I would have loved a go to Italian place in Boston, this won't be it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow but pricey
    DebC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was incredibly good. The Osso Bucco and the lobster ravioli were unbelievable. A really memorable evening. So was the wine, but the total price tag for three of us, with 3 appetizers, 3 main dishes, 3 ProSecco drinks, one bottle of wine, and one shared dessert ran over $120 per person before tip! Stunningly costly. Still, it was a memorable evening, but truly for a special occasion. They do have a good limited-menu prix fixe meal offering which would have helped curtail the bill a little. Still, an outstanding meal and evening. The menu changes nightly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Growing up in an Italian family and living in the north end. I'm very fusy about Italian food. But Mamma Maria's nailed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently wonderful
    Tess
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Whenever I travel to Boston, I go out of my way to eat here. Always terrific authentic Italian food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mamma Maria is a treat
    Crick
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Mamma Maria's was so enjoyable. Sat in a small, intimate upstairs room next to open balcony doors on a beautiful late summer evening. From the warm bread, pesto, and olives starter to our final "licking the plates" of our desserts, we were smitten! Our server was so pleasant, professional and knowledgable. Appetizers, my lobster ravioli and husband's romaine salad, were delicious. We eagerly anticipated continued delights for our entrees. Husband thoroughly enjoyed his pasta bolognese (I sampled and declare the best I've ever had). My entree of day boat scallops was perfectly prepared and so beautifully and interestingly flavored with blood orange. We had two desserts...trois fromages and molten chocolate cake a mint gelato. perfect!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Harry
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very disappointing in all aspects, service, food quality, menu selection and plate presentation. Over rated with 4 stars, would not reccommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet Delight
    Tippygonnapay
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Osso Bucco was outstanding, as well as the appetizers and desserts (Mint Gelato & Rasberry Tiramisu were special and yummy)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming!
    RinaT
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a lovely experience at Mamma Maria. Although the name sounds like a pizzeria, it serves up refined dishes in a charming and romantic setting. Just steps from the Paul Revere House in historic cobblestoned North Square, this place should be on your list of fine Italian dining establishments in Boston. We enjoyed everything about the place and will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From NJ/NY area and we eat at the best restaurants. Food here was outstanding with a very knowledgeable and courteous server. Gave us a table for two in a secluded area with a great view of the streets below. Chef knows his stuff and placed attention to detail in every dish we ordered. Figs/Gorganzola/Prosciutto di Parma appetizer...Rabbit Pappardelli second course....Bistecca for her and Swordfish for me....everything outstanding and perfectly prepared. Will definitely return next time we are in Boston. Great service made the experience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate