Mamma Maria

4.8
4109 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The food dishes were sub par. The options should've been better

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s date

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c
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do you have a sixth star available? Simply the best!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic from start to finish!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A bit disappointed since it seemed like this was a must go to restaurant. Oyster and scallop appetizers were Deff very good. They ran out of the rabbit pasta I wanted, and I got the swordfish instead. A bit fishy smelling. Unfortunately the restaurant is very loud since it is in such a tight space. Thought it would be a nice quiet type of night. Slow service ... took so long to get wine and entree

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing; service was great. They put couples who wanted a quieter ambiance in one room and the rowdier crew in another

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here twice while in town, and the Food is always amazing

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Boston. Had the most magnificent time with my friends and the best way to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. The food was amazing and the wine selection was impressive.

Molto Bello e delizioso!

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the server was knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this place.

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MC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service amazing and the restaurant is beautiful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t the best. Service was grand

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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time small little place! Very Italian great food i enjoyed it loud environment

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RT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience is delightful, the service is great, they have a full selection of wines and aperitifs, the Osso Buco is to die for, and so are the many other dishes. It is always a impressive place for special occasions, like birthdays, entertaining visitors, and on New Year's eve watching the fireworks over the harbor.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, attentive wait staff excellent food

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JZ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really delicious and the service and ambiance was very welcoming. We will definitely come back again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively restaurant, full of buzz, very good food. Mushroom pasta was excellent. Extensive wine list.

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria’s never disappoints. The wait staff are always friendly but not overbearing. The food preparation is unmatched. The ambiance is great.

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s
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tender grilled octopus and snail pasta appetizers were spectacular, as were the juicy rabbit pasta and fall-off-the-bone osso buco. The latter was even served with a small knife to scrape up the marrow! The server and the rest of the staff were very attentive. Overall a very wonderful experience.

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NK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria was exactly what we expected! Having moved to North End 6 months ago, I was waiting for a perfect occasion to bring my wife to this restaurant.

The ambiance were top notch. I was even able to come earlier to drop a bouquet off for my wife earlier on for her birthday celebration! Food was great, we had the bone marrow to share for appetizer. My wife had the suckling pig for entre and I had the beef for entre. We wished they had the lamb shank that we've been eyeing but more reason for us to return!

The only downside was that the tables seem awfully close so we could really hear what others were talking about and I'm sure they could hear ours too!

Thumbs up otherwise!

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KG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

My husband and I have been to Mama Maria several times and have loved it every time. We usually go there for our birthdays and/or valentines Day. We went for my birthday this time and the food was terrible, which was a shock because it's usually very good. My husband had the rabbit pappardelle, which he said tasted like hamburger helper and I had the beef tenderloin which tasted like shoe leather. My carpaccio appetizer was OK and his bone marrow appetizer was less than appetizing. We probably won't go back for a very long time if ever. We were very disappointed.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for a special occasion with someone special!

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j
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place in the North End, MM never fails to deliver outstanding food and service. Warm and friendly but upscale at the same time. It isn’t cheap but the overall food and experience is worth it. Will be back every chance we get.

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CC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal. Decadent and rich entrees of lobster and suckling pig. Will definitely be back.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ask for Rafael. Superb waiter. Hard to find a restaurant with more ambiance, delicious food, and professional service.

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D
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria is always outstanding. Wonderful menu with a great menu selection and good old-fashioned service.

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MN
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely,multi-generational family dinner. The service was spot-on and the atmosphere delightful!

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MK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Maria's is always wonderful. I love the ambiance. The food and the service are extraordinary.

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C
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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MR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistently excellent dining experience. Outstanding food in a quiet, intimate setting in a great location. The perfect place to go when you want good food and want to be able to actually talk to someone. Perfect for a romantic dinner or just catching up with a friend. Valet parking makes getting in and out effortless. One of the best dining experiences in Boston.

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DS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I come to Boston I always try to eat here. Always a great time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience per usual. Service incredible and food delightful. Love that the menu changes daily, so you never know what you're going to get. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable with two great recommendations for a glass of white wine and a bottle of red wine. Overall, one of our better dining experiences in Boston in awhile! Love it!

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JH
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal - great service and ambience. Waiter was excellent.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I have made this restaurant our go-to annually for dinner the night of our anniversary and it never falls short of spectacular

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Great service. Convenient valet parking.

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J
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening with good friends, but the restaurant was extremely cold.

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f
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a romantic setting. I had the truffle pasta and they were very generous with the shaved truffles. The beef carpaccio was tasty and came out more like a salad with arugula, capers and truffles. My date had the frutti di mare and he said it was very delicious as well. A great experience overall.

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EH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria's is our go to restaurant in the North End. Mo and his team NEVER disappoint! The food is fabulous, excellent wine list and great staff. Don't miss it!!

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T
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We returned after many years absent, so good memories loomed latge. Overall it was okay, but not outstanding. Off putting aspects: a loose light bulb flashing, a tepid rabbit pasta, second bottle of mineral water poured without asking, grappa substitution without checking first. A nice place, but not spectacular.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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PM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, friendly atmosphere and an authentic menu.

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