Mamma Maria

4.7
4016 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Mamma Maria will be offering a celebratory 3 course menu featuring 11 appetizers, 11 entrees, and 3 desserts for $80 per person. This menu will be highlighting the best of our seasonal specialties. Seating will be throughout the evening. Valet parking will be available. Come join us!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4016 People Are Saying
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MC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, cozy setting in a house like setting.

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

Best Ossobuco in town. The service and the ambiance are amazing. We sat in La Camera Piccola which is amazing.

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JN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a restaurant that didn't have the feel of being part of a 'restaurant group,' but rather an individual, personal experience. Mamma Maria didn't disappoint in any way. In fact, it excelled in every aspect. The attention to detail and decorum was top-notch without being stuffy or pretentious. Our server was personable yet sophisticated and knowledgeable as well as being perfectly attentive. The food was extraordinary. Nuanced, traditional but still creative and exceptionally well-executed.
This was our first time, but it will certainly not be our last.

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PC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, the osso buco was cooked perfectly and just fell from the bone!

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JI
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic time at Mamman Maria! The menu was original and the food delicious. I had told them that it was my parents’ anniversary when I made the reservation, and they offered them a delicious piece of chocolate tart. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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GG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food.

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J
New England
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, food and service. A tad pricey, but that was expected.

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p
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mentioned in our reservation that we were celebrating a birthday. We were given a lovely table in the front corner so it was more quiet. Service was very attentive. Wine list is good but pricey. We shared the Osso Bucco and Striped Bass entrees. Both were excellent. Server brought a Happy Birthday plate of tiramisu with candle after dinner without asking. I love that they actually pay attention to the open table reservation comments. Many places don’t! Saturday night out and never felt rushed.

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J
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Very attentive service. Expensive.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was excellent. But it was incredibly loud and we were literally yelling to talk to each other. I expect a little bit more from fine dining. Also, it being winter time, my mom and I had to take off our winter gear and hang it on the back of the chair when everyone else was offered for their coat to be hung up. Little things but it affected my experience.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was so quaint and the food was fabulous! The rabbit pasta was absolutely fantastic. The service was outstanding. They let you enjoy your meal - absolutely no rush put on anyone. This place is perfect for a date night, anniversary or any special night out. The location nestled in the North End is perfect! Highly recommended!

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JL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! The Lobster ravioli was absolutely amazing (and I’m from the coast of Maine and know my way around a lobster). Our server was also an integral part of our outstanding evening. She expertly guided us to beautiful wines that paired well with our meals and our palates. We dined early to accommodate a show later, and so were able to easily sit upstairs overlooking the beautiful street. Our server saved the day when she reminded us of our time constraint, as we were just so engrossed in enjoying the evening. We made the show and couldn’t have been happier with the evening. Perfect date night!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter and I had a wonderful Birthday dinner! Everything was extraordinary! We have never been to Mamma Maria before and a dear friend recommended it to us for this special occasion. The staff was attentive, polite and very helpful. The restaurant was elegant, welcoming and romantic. We had an outstanding cocktail and then a lovely bottle of wine recommended by our waiter. We had the oysters and the fig appetizer which were both unbelievable. Honestly, the best oysters we have ever had. For dinner we had the mushroom handmade ravioli and the Saltimbocca. Wow, delicious and mind blowing. Dessert and espresso! Thank you for making this special birthday - extra special.

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O
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Mamma Maria. Atmosphere, Food, Service were all very good. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Mamma Maria.

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l
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mama Maria's is my drive to go to Boston. A wonderful restaurant in the North End in an old home. Food is the best Italian you can find.

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ET
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were exceptional. This is my new favorite Boston restaurant! Absolutely delicious!

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J
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't eaten in this restaurant for years and can't say why I hadn't. I was delighted! The food was terrific as was the service. The atmosphere is elegant; I felt that I was eating in a private dining room (vs. a noisy cafeteria). Although pricey, it is worth every penny. I think this restaurant has moved to my personal favorite in Boston!

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LO
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food that was imaginative and delicious. The portion sizes were just right and the wine list superb. The service was friendly, warm and helpful - attentive without being overbearing. Loved the place!!

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KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I had marinated pork. Tasted dry and tough as though it had been marinaded way to long and it was too sweet. Vegetable was half a baked apple. Sweet again. Gnocchi (lumps of dough in sweet sauce which I didn’t like) a non vegetable of any kind would have been nice. Someone else in the party had half a chicken lying on its side..... pale and visually unappetizing although I was told it tasted nice.

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R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mama Maria never disappoints me. From the warm ambiance to the amazing food and impeccable service. It has been my "go to" spot for special occasions ever since I first stumbled upon it about 4 years ago.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have to experience the North End while in Boston. Food is authentic. Menu is unique daily. Wine selection is great. Expensive but not unlike other restaurants in the area, so I felt it was worth the quality of service and food. Did not wait at all but it was late. Would recommend!

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TC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as always at Mamma Maria. The Osso Buco is the best I’ve ever had. Friend who had it as well agreed. Love the atmosphere, the food, the wine and the service. A little loud but lively. Whenever in Boston this is a must do.

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LP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Boston, never disappoints! Osso bucco is the best thing ever. Would recommend to everyone!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. Classic Italian flavors. The pasta was cooked perfectly. We all enjoyed it.

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RB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in all of Boston!

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C
Orange County
80 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice setting. We ate upstairs on the top floor next to the window. There were about 7 tables.
We shared the carpaccio and the osso bucco. The bread and pesto is wonderful accompanied by olives.
Our waiter was wonderful and attentive.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Boston for one night, and wanted to have a special meal with our daughter. This fit the bill. the staff were welcoming, the place was warm (first snow of the season), and the food was delicious. We had starters and mains, and our daughter had dessert. We ate every bite, which is always nice to be able to do when traveling, and felt great afterwards. Portion sizes were perfect, and the food was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience. Exceptional for my first time there, the waiter was very professional and authentic!! I loved every bite of the food we ordered, the angry pasta made me happy lol!! As it has always been one of my favourite desserts, i ordered the tiramisu and it was divine, it reminded me the one my Italian best friend would make for me! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!

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TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Tourist trap. Medioker food. Expensive. No privacy due to the tables being so close to eachother.

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TF
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant in the North End of Boston. Went for a romantic birthday celebration. Mamma Maria's is a top notch restaurant, which is evident from the time you are greeted at the door. The lobster ravioli will spoil you to the point that you will never be able to order it anywhere else again. Packed with lobster and served with large chunks of lobster on top in a lobster broth, this dish is truly unparalleled. The osso bucco is another signature dish here. Incredibly tender and served over saffron rissoto, it is an excellent choice for veal lovers.

This is not a typical "red sauce Italian" restaurant. The menu is full of inventive selections that will delight the most sophisticated palate. This intimate restaurant is highly recommended for your special occasion.

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JA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding as usual. The new pasta with scallops dish was incredible. Looking forward to going back

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Seats were very uncomfortable. But food is excellent and I am okay with the discomfort of the seats as long as the food stays awesome!

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room

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TW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and concert after dinner. Staff brought amazing desserts to the 3 b-day ladies with the most amazing stencil of Happy Birthday. Loved everything!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Boston and heard great reviews about Mama Maria’s. It did not disappoint! Wonderful service and the ambiance was wonderful!! Had lobster ravioli and would definitely recommend!!! Authentic Italian! Love!!

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RB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria's staff always allows for an outstanding food experience!

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OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service!

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B
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. The food was wonderful. Great atmosphere. You do have to walk up and down stairs

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DO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my wife's birthday. It was excellent. The food was great. The service was great. I asked for a nice table and we had a table right next to the window on the 2nd floor where we could see the Boston Skyline. This was one of the best dining experiences we have had.

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