Mamma Maria

4.7
3950 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.
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 3950 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience for us NJ visitors! Not an unhappy palette at the table and we ate it all! Our ‘Irish’ waitress was a true professional! Made our evening that much more enjoyable! Will most certainly be returning!

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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was 2 families meeting for dinner. We like the lively atmosphere of the Nortb End but didn’t want to be waiting outside in line or rushed through dinner. When we arrived at Mamma Maria our table was ready. What a pleasure !
Mamma Maria was perfect.
The dining room is lovely and warm. Our waitress was knowledgeable , professional and courteous.
The food was very good.
Everyone in our party was pleased.

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JL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food - had the shrimp with homemade spinach pasta, wife had mushroom raviolis. Tiramisu was ridiculously good.

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P
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our 23rd wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. The food was authentic and delicious. Our waitresss was knowledgeable and attentive. I would highly recommend.

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MJ
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing place great service wine and ambiance was outstanding

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M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While most of our dishes were good, the rabbit dish lacked flavor, the Osso bucco was over priced and the mozzarella and tomato appetizer was very small.

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JO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our anniversary while we were visiting Boston. The food so fresh. The autumn salad was delicious and the mushroom ravioli was amazing. I didn't know mushrooms had a season, but apprently they did. Our waiter was from Tuscony which really added to the ambiance.

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PG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome italian food, great ambience!! Look forward to going again.

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MC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would rank this as the best food in the North End, maybe even Boston.

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KL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was PERFECTION. service was amazing. The restaurant is in an old house so each room has about 8-10 tables so never too loud or too quiet. Perfect restaurant

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and good service. However, the food was cold and the pork chop was very fatty. Not worth the price

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PF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was great and the atmosphere was very charming. The problem is that they cram too many tables into a room and the noise level is ridiculous. We had to yell to hear each other. Not acceptable when you’re paying $150 for dinner!

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g
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. 21st wedding anniversary. Us and our 17 year old daughter had beautiful dinner. Service outstanding. Server had much info and recommendations. We tried everything new to us on menu and were so pleased. The fish and ink pasta was really special. As well as the pepperincini infused pasta. So happy the waiter suggested that I could order (2) 1/2 pasta dishes. So we also tried the rabbit. Excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Candle light. Upholstered chairs. White table cloths. Next time I will request Window seats as the view of the surrounding architecture is so unique to this quiet area of the north end. Highly recommend dinner.

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B
Montreal
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rafeal was a delight and just lovely. Our meals were delicious and perfectly timed. Wonderful experience!

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Just lovely! Felt like eating in a warm, cozy friends home rather than a restaurant! Will definitely be back when in Boston again!

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JP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always , great meal. One of the best restaurant in Boston !

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LG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Italian food in a pretty townhouse in the North Rnd of Boston. Sophisticated cuisine paired with excellent service makes this a recommended spot for a more formal dinner. But it’s not a stuffy place—you’ll feel at home as you work through the hike made pastas and delicious entrees.

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KW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, we had a great meal and the service was also very attentive. Always the best!

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E
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife, daughter and I had a most enjoyable time at Mamma Maria’s on 5th October 2018. The meal was top notch and very tasty with portion sizes that left none of us feeling bloated. The scallops, in particular, were excellent. Our table on the second floor gave us a terrific view of the atmospheric street outside. The restaurant was buzzing if a little cramped. Service was attentive and prompt.

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RC
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a very nice meal. All of the food was very good, though nothing stuck out as fabulous. The Osso Bucco was the best of our dishes. Service was okay. Overall, everything about our evening was good, but not particularly memorable.

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E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Bus boy was a little ambitious removing bread tray before we were done with it. It’s near Paul Revere’s house, but worth the effort to get there.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent osso buco, lobster ravioli, and halibut. The sea scallop appetizer was just o.k. The scallops were really small for the price. Meatball appetizer was nice. Service was excellent. The waiter, Tom, drew us a map to get to the Boston Garden. Wish we had time the dessert looked great.

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FD
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pastas. Great service. Very accommodating.

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l
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria’s was outstanding! We started with stuffed peppers and a glass of red wine. I had the lobster ravioli. It was very light and close to 8 ounces of lobster. My friend had monk fish that was on a bed of purée jicama. Our waiter was fabulous which made the dinner even that much better! We both agreed that we would definitely return to this restaurant.

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FA
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing here. The service was a little odd (offering cheese after we had dug in?) but I can over look it.

Biggest complaint was how LOUD the rest of the customer were. Made it hard to have a decent conversation

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b
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not from the area (ND) and have been coming to Mama Maria for 20 years. Tonight, like each time before, Mama Maria’s gave me reason to come back again. Food, service, and ambiance are all top shelf. A homey environment and the streets at night remind me just a bit of navigating the streets in Rome. Well done Mama Maria!

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AW
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife & I shared the carpaccio & aruguIa appetizer. I had the swordfish. My wife had the lobster ravioli. We shared the chocolate torte and a bottle of Italian wine our server recommended. Our appetizer & our entrees, especially my swordfish, were delicious. The wine was nice and the dessert good.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Crowded..loud..expensive..food ok..service ok..did not bring change from bill giving himself a 33% tip

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an 80th Birthday at Mamma Maria and it was fabulous! We sat in a cozy room for six people which was very intimate and excellent for guests with hearing issues. Every morsel we ate was delicious and the service was outstanding!!!

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Two of my friends and I ate at Mama Maria's on a Tuesday evening (it was jammed!). Unfortunately we ran into terrible Boston traffic and arrived 40 minutes after our reservation. I was impressed that, on such a busy night, they were able to accommodate us. The upstairs room was attractive (overlooking a cute North End square), the waiter friendly and helpful, and the food delicious. I had the rabbit with pappardelle, one friend had Osso Buco and the other a steak. My rabbit was delicious as was my friend's Osso Buco. The person that ordered the steak was extremely impressed that it was cooked exactly as he had requested (something he was nervous about). This is really a well run place! I'll definitely return again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a member of my family who is hard of hearing. When I added this to my OpenTable profile, the restaurant staff placed us in our own tiny private dining room so we could all hear each other. The wait staff was extremely helpful (allowing us to sample several wines before we selected) and the food was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I got the octopus/calamari appetizer and their swordfish loin with cuttlefish ink pasta. I don’t think I’ve had a better fish dish in my life, and I live in New England. I could not recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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AG
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small menu, but excellent food. Fantastic service. Water glass filled constantly without being intrusive. Loved our dining experience here.

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DK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was disappointing. Even their special Osso Bucco was chewy. The pasta was ok, but not excellent

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A
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food I’ve ever eaten! Very cute setting in the North End.

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AE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE best in the north end .... and that’s saying something

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CP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Saturday reservations for 630, arrived on time and were seated immediately. Our table was amazing, right next to an open window with flowers looking over the street. The restaurant had many small intimate rooms rather than large open dining. Very extensive wine list, our server helped us each choose ours. Amazing food. Portions average it was definitely quality over quantity.

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K
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every part of our meal was delicious and we were well-attended. Server made outstanding recommendations. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time here. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary. Everyone and everything was perfect. We will not wait for another anniversary as we just found our new favorite north end restaurant—-Mama Maria!

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MS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Really wonderful food and staff. Our visit was spoilt by a loud group - we couldn’t hear ourselves think, let alone talk - but the food is exceptionally good and I highly recommend this restaurant. The meatballs and pasta al sugo are noteworthy.

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MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Food quality was outstanding and taste was terrific. Great staff and loved the ambience. I love Italian food and this was the best.

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