Had a great dinner. Appetizer
Had a great dinner. Appetizer of mozzarella and red peppers marinated in oil came with crusty bread. Creamy Italian dressing atop house salad was delicious. Went with pasta and little necks -- arrived in generous portion with amazingly flavorful clams.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great authentic Italian. I
Great authentic Italian. I highly recomnmend anything with their homemade sauce.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enough to Share, Great Staff
We were a group of 8 from different states in Boston for a research conference. Our waiter Ray was probably the best part of the evening. He got all the orders right, was very personable and attentive, and had a sense of humor. He accommodating our need to process multiple credit cards.
Each round of food was delivered to the entire table at the same time with an appropriate lapse in between. The food flavor was very good, the portions were large enough to easily share. I would have rated the food VERY GOOD overall, but I do not like dishes where the entree is swimming in sauce. This is a minor detraction--we took our leftovers and ate them the next day. I would absolutely return and will in June when we go to a Sox game.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Traditional Italian
The menu is pretty expansive and it's mostly filled with traditional italian dishes. The food is excellent and they give large portions. The bread at the begining is ok nothing special about that. It's really just great for getting good Italian food in a no frills kind of atmosphere. The outdoor dining is nice too in the Summer.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and a wonderful time was had by all!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience....
Our server Natalie was excellent! We showed up early for our reservation and she was able to accomodate us. Great food! We really enjoyed it...
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother Anna's is a wonderful
Mother Anna's is a wonderful North End restaurant. Great portions, delicious food, and reasonably priced.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was with a party of two
I was with a party of two adults and five 16 year old girls. The menu selection was perfect. I had the special spinach salad that was delicious. I also had the special tortellini stuffed with mushrooms with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomato, mushrooms in a garlic oil sauce, Tasty but the tortellini were too doughy for my taste. Our waitress was very pleasant and deserved the 20% tip I left.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch on the Freedom Trail
I brought my family up to Boston for a walk on the Freedom Trail. If you get an early start (8:00 a.m. or so) Mother Anna's is a wonderful place to stop for lunch. It was a great treat for a group of Texans to get authentic Italian food in "Little Italy". I recommend Mother Anna's unreservedly. Bon Appetit!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basic Italian, done well
Long time, former Boston residents, we were looking for a North End restaurant with reservation availability. Had never been to, or even known about Mother Anna's. With a group of 6, including 4 kids 13-20, they breadth of their menu impressed me. No haute cuisine. Basic Italian dishes. Lots of red sauce dishes. Chicken, veal and seafood. EVERYTHING was excellent. Had to order a second serving of the Clams Casino appetizer, it was so good. Eggplant, chicken parm, sausage scaloppini, and seafood fra diabolo were all delicious. Portions were very generous. I am getting hungry just writing this review. Lived in Boston 12 years and never found this place. Will definitely be back on every annual visit we make!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quick and good service
The wait staff was very attentative. We had 4 kids with us and the restaurant was very accommodating. There is no kids menu but we split one adult meal for all 4 kids. It was plenty of food for them.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
I've been to Morther Anna's several times, with groups, other couples, or just my wife and me. We've enjoyed the portobello tortellini, spinach salad, chicken parm, and other dishes over the years. The outside seating is really nice in the summer time for people watching. Definitely worth a visit.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Silvia
Food was excellent. Silvia gave great recommendations and provided outstanding service. Would return anytime.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dinner in the North End
Staff made a special effort to seat the four of us together. Red sauce should not be missed.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
tradition lives on
For folks desiring to experience BOS's North End, look no further. Great food right in the heart of the neighborhood.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Boston visiting for the weekend. We were told the North side is the place to go for great Italian food. Try to take the T into the North side because there is literally no street parking and the garage costs about $30. The streets are packed with people and there are restaurants everywhere. Mother Anna's was easy to locate. It is right on the corner. We got seated right away, given delicious bread and our drink order was taken right away. The food was very good and the staff there was very nice and accommodating. I recommend this restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A parade celebrating a Saint added to the experience of being in the North End. We arrived and all the highchairs were being used by other patrons - the quick-thinking and delightful hostess brought one from a neighboring restaurant! The food and waitress were fantastic!! The sun had not made it behind the buildings yet, so the glare was difficult to avoid until dessert. Eggplant rollitini was delicious!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
a little small and noisy but the food was outstanding....really recco the chicken parm
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still great after all these years
Hadn't been for 15-20 years. Was extremely pleased that the food, atmosphere and service was better than I recalled. Fettucini Alfredo, Baked Lasgana, and Veal were excellent! Try the Irony Pinot Noir. Won't be waiting another decade to return!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What more could I ask for?
A great place; started with the reservations, very accommodating and helpful. Table was ready as promised even though it was a busy night. The restaurant was clean and organized. The bar service was quick and the drinks were not lacking at all. The food choice, quality and quantity were equally as good. The price was reasonable and the wait staff pleasant and quick. What more could I ask for?
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect night out
Excellent service. Great ambience. Al fresco dining on a beautiful summer evening. Menu and food fabulous.
Old family recipes are delicicious. Can't wait to return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish I lived in Boston
Was a little nervous after reading some of the Yelp reviews, but it was awesome!! Wife had eggplant parm and I had lobster ravioli. Loved the parm but the lobster ravioli was to die for!! They were criticized for uninspired Italian bread and no dipping oil, but their claim to fame is their red sauce...so ask for a side of red sauce and use it to dip the bread...it was WONDERFUL!!! Would return in a heartbeat! Service was prompt and attentive...but was not extremely busy when we were there. Outside dining area was on corner of busy intersection so not necessarily ideal, but hey, went there for the FOOD. If that is your main priority too, you will love this place. Downstairs was like a cramped basement so try to not to sit there.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, very pleased
My sister and I were visiting the city and opted to come here for dinner. We had no trouble with the reservation, and when we arrived early we were seated immediately (quiet night at the restaurant).
Our server was very polite and took good care of us. The only negative comment I have to make is that I found a small stone in my salad while eating - I bit down on it. I quietly mentioned this to our server who reported it to the kitchen. As an apology, we got free desserts! DO NOT let my experience deter you from trying this place - the eggplant rollatini was marvelous and our salads were very large and fresh. All in all a delightful dinner, and I certainly would go back.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent here.
The food is excellent here. Really authentic Italian. The food is generally soaked in butter, however, so if you are looking for a healthy spot, this is probably not the right place for you. Overall very good though.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there. Sat outside
First time there. Sat outside on a beautiful evening in Boston. Food was very good at a fair price. Fresh and tasty. Generous portions. Service was very disappointing. Slow and inattentive. Didn't seem that busy. I will go back the next time I am in Boaton (from Philadelphia). Deserves another try.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
dining with friends
we were meeting friends from out of town...... they were delayed at the airport. the wait staff were very accommodating and patient
with their late arrival..................everyone was pleased with their meal. we will return for another great dining experience.thanks to all who served us.............
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mother Anna's is the real deal. Old fashioned Italian cooking like your grandmother used to make. Last weekend the place was packed, but the service came with a smile and the food was as hearty and filling as always.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at Mother Anna'a :)
My daughter is a college student in Boston, so we planned a night in the North End to take she and her friends for dinner. The service and staff were wonderful, and the food was excellent. Overall we had a great night enjoying Boston's North End. Would highly recommend Mother Anna's to anyone!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good portions
At the beginning of the North End, Mother Anna's is a fine place to stop for a meal. The food was good. I really liked my chicken and eggplant parm. You get a lot and it's reasonably priced. It's tight quarters so it's not a place for a big group. The dessert menu I think was just 3 items. The $7 cannoli was not worth it. But I would go back for the main meal and get dessert elsewhere.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great North End Restaurant!
I have eaten at Mother Anna's a number of times and I am never disappointed. The food was superb and the service was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant to diners wanting authentic North End experience with fantastic food.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Daddy's experience
Good service. Good eats. When Big Daddy's happy, were all happy.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Excellent meal
This is a hidden gem of a great place for an Italian Dinner. The food is excellent, service is great, ambience wonderful.
We went there for my wife's birthday and will continue to go again. We are repeat customers who walk by lines of others waiting to get in other establishments down the street. What they don't realize is, this place is a gem and equal to or better than what the others wait for! I've brought customers here and always been greatly satisfied.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM