Mamma Maria

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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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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a business trip for my husband and Mamma Maria was recommended by a colleague of his. The food was delicious, the waitstaff attentive and the ambiance was perfect! Will definitely be going back next tine we are in Boston!

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

Great as always

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place was perfect, sat in a two sitter, no reflection on establishment. People to left and right talked politics and self-importance to degree could not be under-heard (ha). Food and service were outstanding and waiter was equal. Advised as to local town and assets of food, wine and entertainment. Perfect night. thank you, when in Bean; you'll see us.....

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

Great food! (Had the harvest ravioli pasta, and it was wonderful) It's not cheap, so don't go looking for a value, instead go looking for awesome food served in a very intimate setting that feels like you're eating in someone's home - one with a great view of Boston, too. Service was great, too.

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

Het eten was geweldig. Net zoals de bediening. Echt een aanrader als je ooit naar Boston gaat.

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C
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and food was great! Would definitely go back!

CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! My fiance and I went here this past weekend for my birthday and had the best time. The wait staff was polite and knowledgable of the menu. We were seated upstairs by a window which had a great view of the street below and financial district buildings in the distance. Highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family looking for a quiet romantic dinner spot.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was nice and pleasant, way beyond my expectations. Highly recommend, food was quite good and tasteful. We would definitely come back, again!

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

We had a fantastic meal and we will absolutely be back! Service was great too!!

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Tuna tartare and baked oysters as well as pasto con Sugo and the rabbit pasta were all excellent. Not cheap, but a worthwhile splurge. Relax, have some wine and some excellent food. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Every time in Boston we eat here.

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

Everyone in our party of four declared his/her meal one of the best of their lives (the veal, the halibut, the lobster angiolotti, and asst antipasti) The ambience was romantic and special but not intimidating. Our server was utterly charming and very articulate and knowledgeable in describing menu highlights and wine selections.

SG
London
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There were seven of us for dinner. The fish was very fresh. In fact, all of us loved our meals - one of the best we've had eating out. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's not the first time we've eaten here, and the food has always been very consistent and fantastic.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!

k
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we came through the front door, the experience was wonderful. The staff was professional and warm. They were helpful with the wine list and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Food service was well paced, we never felt rushed. This is a very good restaurant. It checks off all the boxes: a wonderful menu, terrific service, and an elegant dining room with a lovely view of North Square and the city. Just go! You will not be disappointed!

A
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday. I wanted something fabulous and was not disappointed. We had a exquisite meal in an elegant setting with great service.

S
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was fantastic, ambience was wonderful, food was fantastic! Highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greasy. As always

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an anniversary dinner and we always enjoy Mamma Maria for the romantic ambiance and great food.

It was terrific as usual and the service was fantastic: attentive and helpful without being overbearing.

Just another terrific meal and occasion at Mamma Maria’s with their excellent staff and delicious food.

KV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolutely amazing meal!
We will be back and soon!

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

Best meal we had in Boston during recent weekend break .
Emer (staff member) looked after us beautifully.
We loved everything about Mamma Maria's from the location near Paul Revere's house to superb food and service.

EK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate a birthday and had an overall great experience- from the food to the wine recommendations and service. Would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance with amazing views of the North End. You can’t go wrong the terrific menu options and amazingly charismatic waitstaff here.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this restaurant. We come to Mama’s every time we visit our kids in Boston. Only issue is waiter took plates before EVERYONE finished eating, leaving one of us still eating. A huge pet peeve especially at restaurants of the caliber (and cost) of Mama’s.

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was one of the most beautiful meals. I have ever eaten. The service was impeccable. The wine list was wonderful from start to.fnsih, I could not have asked for more.

AI
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

As always food was very good. Service was good but nothing special. In a slightly larger room on the ground floor this time and the noise level made conversation difficult.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the daily menu based on seasons best ingredients, as well as the birthday tiramisu for my wife!

NE
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having read many reviews before picking Mama Maria, I think we made a wise choice! The place was charming, the food delicious, and service charming and efficient. Perfect for special occasions

e
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very warm environment with an incredibly attentive and knowledgeable waitress. Definitely worth checking out!

AC
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We asked the manager for a table in a separate room and he worked it out. Our own room!
Service was great as were Elmer’s suggestions and candor.
Food was excellent. Definitely will return.

G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best Veal T-Bone I’ve ever had in my life.

FF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic authentic Italian food, great service, nice ambiance.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Everything was delicious but I particularly liked the lobster pasta. The menu changes daily, though, with a few signature dishes.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Food was amazing.

JW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This as always was a great meal!
It was our 30th anniversary and we brought our whole family.
They made us feel welcomed and the food was outstanding!
The veal and the lobster dishes is the very reason to travel 2 plus hours.

All I can say you won't be disappointed.

WG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Mamma Maria's - unique menu offerings that were excellent along with great service made for a wonderful evening

K
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, though the amount of food was not much, it was still filling.
Also, the waiters were very attentive towards refilling water etc.
I would definitely recommend the restaurant to people who enjoy delicious food and good service in a small restaurant with a very nice atmosphere.

j
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mama Maria’s is a great north end Boston restaurant. Don’t expect your usual pasta heavy Italian menu though. They pride themselves in “special” preparations. As the waiter explained there were daily no specials because the entire menu was essentially made up of specials. Expensive but worth a visit for special occasions at a minimum.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magical romantic evening to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Affordable though I asked for things they had to go out of their way to get! Amazed.

BM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While pricey, this spot is great for a special occasion. The food was modern, thoughtful, and delish, with options for both the hearty osso bucco eater, and the lighter agnelotti diner. We had a lovely corner table overlooking their flowerbox-filled fire escape with wide open doors to the square. Our waiter staff was professional without being stuffy. Everyone was as attentive to my 8 year old daughter as they were to my mom. Nice wine list.

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