Mamma Maria

4.7
3831 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 523-0077
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Geraldo Andrade/Julio Torres
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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
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Private party contact
Jennifer Mancuso: (617) 523-0077 ext. 2
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prince Street
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Public transit
T to Haymarket or Government Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 3831 People Are Saying
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4.7
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food with attentive service. During most of the meal, however, we had to shout to make ourselves heard. We were disappointed that such an enjoyable meal was spoiled by our inability to hear each other.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful experience all around! Great location. Great food.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I have visited Mamma Maria, previously and doubt that I will return. The tables are too close together. It is nearly impossible not to hear the conversations of others if they speak about a whisper. The food is good but not great and is very overpriced. I ordered baked oysters and had to keep removing pieces of shells before I could ingest them. This place is a more of a tourist attraction and since I am a native Bostonian, I have far more appealing restaurants available to me.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is the second time we have eaten at Mamma Maria's and it was just as great the second time as it was it was the first. Their wine list is excellent and the wait staff is very attentive but not over bearing. My husband had the Bolognese pasta which was delicious and I had the Grouper over Mashed Parsnips, which was also very good. Their prices are very reasonable.....we have no complaints here and will always go back whenever we are in Boston.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great Italian gem. The menu had both traditional fare and some modern twists. Everything was delicious! The squash blossom with prosciutto and fig was perfect. The flavors were well balanced. They have an extensive wine list. Ended the night with a divine tiramisu. To top it all off, the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The entire meal experience was amazing. The service was impeccable. The daily menu selections were unique and delicious. The wine list offered great half bottles.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We go every year we are in Boston on vacation. Always consistently delicious, great staff and a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I can't decide if the food or the service was the star of our evening. We had a small room for our party of five. We had a wonderful waiter who offered both food and wine recommendations which were percect.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our second visit to Boston included another visit to Mamma Maria....Absolutely delicious! Attentive, knowledgeable wait staff, lovely atmosphere....a wonderful meal shared with good friends.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

A bit pricey but well worth it. My family of 4 still raves about our dinner at Mamma Maria.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Great service. Reservation was on time. Oyster appetizer and Lobster pasta was truly outstanding. Ambience was great. The seating arrangement relative to the tables around us was a little too close. They gave us a WONDERFUL anniversary dessert that was photo worthy!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

As a Boston native, I've frequented or sampled restaurants all over the city, especially the North End, ever since childhood. Even though I had heard Mamma Maria was good, I was not prepared for just how very good it proved to be. The attentive but by no means overbearing service and the copious and interesting menu and the meal for four from cocktails through dessert can only be described as outstanding. It is a fine place: you will not be disappointed; you will be pleased you chose it.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Second time here and it was not like the first visit. I understand people like to sit and linger after a meal and the restaurant should take that into consideration when accepting reservations. I made the reservations well in advance. We waited for 30 minutes (not exaggerating!) and management made no accommodation for this. Once we were seated we waited another 10 minutes (again, not exaggerating!) for us to be recognized by any server. When my son politely mentioned that he was not happy with that, our waiter offered a poor excuse. Ok, enough of the down side to our experience. We were here to celebrate my son and he loved the lobster ravioli. I had scallops and they were tasty. The waiter recommended a wine that paired well with my dish. We did not have dessert or coffee. In a city (especially on the north end) full of great restaurants, pick another for a special occasion. No one wants to be disappointed when you are celebrating.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The food was excellent with outstanding service. Manager Mo was exceptionally hospitable. Thanks MO.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Sadly average. We were seated upstairs with a window view within 10 minutes of our reservation time. I think we got a premier seat because we were more dressed up than others. Food was good. I had the pasta with rabbit ~ rabbit was tender but casserole with pasta and sauce was watery and nothing out of the ordinary. DH got the steak which was a better choice but I felt like I should order something “Italian” in an Italian restaurant ~ his was better. Server thought he could get by on charm (well he was good looking) but we wished the waitress who served the table next to us had been our server. She was always anxious to please, showing up with a pepper mill and refilling bread basket ~ neither of which Prince Charming bothered to do.
Tables are close together and conversation is impossible because the room is small and loud. Was it an awful meal? No. But with all the others to choose from, I’d give this one a pass

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Exceptional experience for our anniversary. Perfect in every way. We will be back again!

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The first-floor dining room was packed with too many tables and was very noisy on a Saturday evening. All I could hear was the man at the next table shouting over the din to his companions. The service was intrusive, interrupting conversations to pour a glass of water. The wine list was very good but the food, while well-prepared, was not especially noteworthy.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

This restaurant is amazing! I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and it is now our favorite place to eat in the north end! When I booked the reservation online I put birthday down for the special occasion, and they gave us a window seat on the second floor with a great view, and brought out tiramisu and a candle with a plate that had happy birthday written in cinnamon sugar on it! I didn't even request it, and yet they made they night so special. Our waiter was wonderful and attentive, and the food was even better. I would highly recommend this place to anything looking for some delicious Italian food.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everything we ate was delicious. The service was very good as well we came for our anniversary and they gave us complimentary dessert and prosecco which was incredibly nice! We will definitely be back next year!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

A lovely experience. An exquisite dinner with family.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very nice dinner....Emer was very attentive and did a good job for us. Wine list is exhaustive and good. We shared Osso Buco and it was melt in your mouth good.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Service was exceptional. While they did over cook my dinner it was still delicious.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The Osso Bucco was outstanding
The Tuna not as outstanding, according to my husband you should not get Tuna at an Italian restaurant.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The service was slow are first: I had to ask for water and bread. Once the server got rolling, though, she was great. The food was incredible!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent dining experience! Local ingredients added a special flare to each part of our meal. Loved that it was in a historical area! A must!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We dined with a large group- the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing - fresh, homemade pasta. Will definitely return if we are in the North End again.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great service!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The food was excellent. We started with the crudo duet and the heirloom tomatoes. Both dishes were fresh and the tomatoes were so yummy in season! We had the summer ravioli which was stuffed with corn and ricotta, it was simple but really helped the summer flavors shine. We also had the lobster agnolotti with chanterelle mushrooms and asparagus. The lobster had a little too much celery with it but otherwise it was perfectly delicious. We then had the Rabbit pappardelle which was great too. You really can't go wrong with the pasta dishes here. We ended our evening with the baked apple tart and it was sooo yummy. Not too sweet, a nice tender apple with this amazingly fluffy puff pastry! I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Wonderful food and evening. Our server (Rafael) was great.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Our favorite North End restaurant. The welcome was warm, and the service impeccable. Enjoyed appetizers and pasta dishes, all different...flavorful and creative, especially house made ravioli and zucchini flower with fig. Veal ossobuco tender and delicious. Only drawback: Small room meant that conversation was difficult. We will always dine here at least once when visiting Boston because the food is sensational.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We took a guest that was visiting from our India office for dinner. We wanted to ensure that she had the North End experience and Mamma Maria's did not disappoint. The food is always good and this time was no exception. Our wait staff was attentive without being over the top. The overall experience was terrific!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great place to eat!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Sever wasn’t good had a reservation and still had to wait 15 to 25 minutes and our reservation was at 915 the sever filled some of the girls wine but we had to ask for our water to be filled
This was a bachelorette dinner and we couldn’t wait to go to the next place

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Outstanding, as usual. Dorina was our waiter, and she is real good.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The food was fantastic. A friend recommended your restaurant and we will come back every time we are in Boston

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I love this restaurant so much I got married there.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Wait staff attentive and knowledgeable.The summer ravioli was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Met a friend for a drink. Stayed for dinner. Great waitstaff, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. Very good food, good presentation, came very hot, which Is important to us. Didn't rush us at all, had valet parking. which is rare in North End.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Old school restaurant experience. The wait staff is very professional. The food is quite good, although on the expensive side. Many gluten free options if you need that

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

From start to finish the experience at Mamma Maria was outstanding. The food was absolutely divine! Without a doubt one of the best meals we have had in years.

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