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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us at Mamma Maria and usher in 2020! For $85, our special menu features a choice of 10 starters, 10 entrees and 3 desserts. Our five beautiful dining rooms will be filled with hundreds of silver balloons and ribbons - creating a uniquely festive setting. Visit www.mammamaria.com for details

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 4612 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service and wonderful wine. Definitely on our list to return to for great food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was really bland, underseasoned, and underwhelming. This restaurant is trying to be a classy fine-dining establishment, but the food is not up to par and ultimately, it’s just tourist Italian.

Mamma Maria
Responded on November 28, 2019

Thank you for your review. It is a reminder that each and every guest presents new challenges and expectations. You have inspired us to work even harder. Our menu changes daily and each dish is prepared uniquely. Obviously, failures are possible - and clearly we let you down. We will back at it Friday with great new market items for the weekend - including white truffles from Alba and razor clams from Wellfleet. Please reach out at your convenience for a full refund. Happy Thanksgiving!

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MH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every detail was perfect. The food was amazing, the service fantastic. It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed every bite! The apple tart at the end was perfection! Very authentic to what you would find in Italy. Hope to visit this incredible restaurant again one day.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, pricey but awesome

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be there for our anniversary. We sat by the window, with a beautiful view of downtown Boston. Everyone around us was there on anniversaries, and it seemed a little strange in some ways, with 5, 10, and 35 year anniversaries occurring simultaneously in a row that way, something the waiter commented on warmly. But it also added an interesting, yet still subdued, energy to the night. And everything there, from the greeting, to the service, food, drinks, and complimentary anniversary tiramisu, was amazing. Definitely would love to have another major anniversary there some point down the road.

h
New England
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't know how we have missed this great place in North End having lived in Boston for years, but I'm so glad we finally found it. Had a lovely date night experience on a Friday, with excellent food (responsible portions), attentive service, but taking a hint when we wanted to linger over dessert. Noise level was low, which is so very welcome. We'll be back !

AB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Boston twice and visited Mama Maria each time. It's simply the most lovely spot for dinner in Boston's north side. We walk to Mike's Pasteries for dessert afterwards. :-)

FL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food, best I’ve had in the North End. Had an early dinner with a friend from out of town whom I haven’t seen in years. We were seated on the second floor, by the window and the ambiance was perfect. Our server Rafael was fantastic and gave great recommendations on the wine and food. We had the grilled calamari and duck for appetizers and the portions were almost entree sized! My friend had the halibut and I chose the lobster agnolotti pasta. They were both so delicious! It’s my 5th visit to the restaurant and looking forward to my next one!

I
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent three days in Boston this past weekend and had our last dinner at Mamma Maria after seeing a matinee theater performance. It was cold and a bit snowy on the walk up from the theater district, but we were warmly welcomed at Mamma Maria. Because we arrived just as the restaurant was opening for the evening, we were alone at first in the dining room on the second floor. Our view overlooked the North Square and the beautiful skyline of Boston. It was really perfect- quiet, cozy and romantic! We both felt like we were back in Europe and it was exactly the ambiance we had hoped for. Our server, Raphael, was friendly, helpful and attentive. Our dinner was absolutely delicious; the grilled calamari and octopus appetizer was perfectly prepared, tender and tasty, and the roasted chicken with lentils was fabulous. We couldn’t pass up the tiramisu...it was heavenly! Wonderful last night in Boston! There are so many wonderful Italian dining options in Boston’s North End, but we would absolutely return to Mamma Maria.

ED
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was phenomenal! The surprised birthday treat was exceptional! I am very impressed!

DS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We will be back. Great time and food and wine was fabulous

PS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the most reliable high-end dinner options in North End.

AD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great North End Italian restaurant. Delicious food, great service, and warm old world ambience. Would highly recommend the burrata, the calamari and any of the pastas, in particular the lobster agnolotti, if it’s available.

MT
Miami
114 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The ambiance we have experienced during past visits over the years was not present on this visit. Loud voices and some inappropriate language from a nearby table diminished the experience. We did not complain so we share in the fault. The food served was delicious and the wine choices were excellent. Service was somewhat slow but our waiter was pleasant and attentive when he was actually delivering service.

JL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Great service! The Veal Ossobucco was terrific as usual.

NW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails, and really nice waitstaff. Been to many North End restaurants and this was one of the best. Highly recommend.

GW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around! First time sitting upstairs. Had a great table by the window that added to the already great ambiance. Service is always top notch. Food is consistently good. The Rabbit Pasta is fantastic! A must try as you can’t get that just anywhere.

If you haven’t stopped here on a dining trip to the North End, then you need to rectify that mistake ASAP!

J
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food options are non traditional. If you like pig, duck, and fish this is a good option.

t
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for my birthday... food was amazing as usual, charming atmosphere!

t
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! It was recommended by someone at our hotel and it was everything he said it would be and then some. Great place. I highly recommend it.

PL
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Dinner
Visiting our son in Boston for a weekend birthday. Mamma Maria was the right place for our dinner celebration. It is a wonderful restaurant experience. The food, the wine, the service is excellent. ¡Enhorabuena!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not provide us with the table we had requested despite being regular customers. We have spent several thousands of dollars dining here over the past year. When we arrived they claimed the second floor was closed but at least a dozen patrons were still dining there. Our waiter continually interrupted our conversation during our dinner. This is not the level of service one should expect from a restaurant that charges premium prices. If you want service that reflects what you pay for then go elsewhere. The food is decent but the attitude is worthy of McDonalds. Spend your money on a restaurant that seems grateful for your business, not one that acts as if you’re an imposition. We will not eat here again.

AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and another incredible meal. Service professional and attentive.

KG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our dinner at Mamma Maria! We spent our 1 year anniversary there and they treated us so well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious way to celebrate her 17 th birthday!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. As we were vegetarians.. they offer a vegetarian menu that for me, was equally as good as the main menu. A very enjoyable experience from beginning to end.

P
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended Mamma Maria to friends. Our experience was friendly, efficient and tasty. The food was first class. I had the oysters and mushroom ravioli, it was great. My wife had the Steak, it was very good. We will eat there again next time we are in Boston.

K
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard good things and were not disappointed!!! Our waitress was spectacular, had great recommendations and was excellent. The food was amazing, we had the lobster ravioli and haddock. Both were awesome. We will definitely go back, next time we are in aBoston.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The waiter was very rude. The upstairs was hot. It’s too expensive to have a rude waiter.

f
Minneapolis
181 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Italian food in Boston. Charming. Romantic. Glorious.

B
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! All of our dishes were delicious. The salads and pasta were so good. Great for a special occasion!

B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian in the North End. Service was great and food recommendations from our waiter were on target.

j
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on every level from the moment you walk in until you walk out

JW
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, all of our entrees and first courses were delicious, well prepared and concepted. Osso bucco, lobster agnolotti pasta, and the halibut were superb. The Zuppa Inglese desert devine. Wonderfully atmospheric and cozy atmosphere, and nice to visit the North End.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

MV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food very friendly ,helpful and knowledgeable staff. Dining in the restaurant few times in the past I never had been seated on the second floor which is very nice and intimate and having vegetarian options makes this restaurant one of my favorite.

i
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I called and specifically asked for a nice table to celebrate my husband's birthday with the family but instead got a table next to the busboy table where they were clanking dishes and things all the time.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening out celebrating our wedding anniversary. The service team made the evening feel very special. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the noise level was a little high, could have been our table, and it was a little pricey...but if you are ready for that, you will have an excellent experience here! Great location too!

S
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Always a pleasure. Few other restaurants like it in Boston.