Mamma Maria

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4597 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.
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NW
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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!

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.

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.

K
New York Area
24 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
179 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
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JW
New England
78 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.

AG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food usually outstanding, however this time it wasn't 5 star.

JA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

MJ
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

A
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First trip to Boston ... just for the weekend. Friend who regularly visits on business recommended Mamma Maria. Absolutely brilliant, in the vibrant Italian quarter - loved the food, vibe, people watching ... definitely high end Italian food in chic townhouse... not a place for a quick pizza

L
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Mama Maria. Despite excessively salty tilapia that needed to be sent back to the kitchen and recreated, everything was delicious...including the second tilapia attempt. The staff felt bad about the poorly executed fish and added apology desserts which helped celebrate our daughter's birthday. Having worked in restaurants before we know that sometimes the kitchen misses the mark but given the opportunity for a second chance, Mamma Maria did not disappoint. Love this place.

RK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a lovely night out with excellent food, ambiance--and Roberto was very professional, friendly and helpful as a server (food and wine recommendations) ....!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Foods were good but service is not good. The attitude of the waiter was not good.

MR
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was very bad. Attitude of the waiter was not good. All his recommendations were not good. I have been many times in this restaurant and I have never had such a bad experience as last night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had suckling pig. Unfortunately over cooked and very tough. Nice ambience.

IZ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, foods and wines were perfect.

PG
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ran across this restaurant in an article in USA Today as one of the top 25 restaurants in the world that people make a point to go to. From appetizer to entree we could not have been more impressed. The flavors were truly amazing, the ambience fantastic and the service exceptional. A restaurant definitely worth a return visit.

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

I’ve lived in the Boston area for 35 years, but have never before dined at Mama Maria. Went tonight for our daughter’s birthday. Everything was wonderful. Excellent service, terrific food. We will be back soon!

TG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the ambience and decor.

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. We went for my wife’s birthday. We started by splitting the figs and prosciutto. Great mixture of flavors. My wife got the NY Strip and I got the Lamb three ways (lamb chop, lamb ravioli, lamb sausage). Both plates were delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly. Our server was incredibly friendly. I had forgot that I mentioned it was a birthday when making the reservation. So when I asked for the bill at the end, our server said hold on one moment and then she brought us a free tiramisu for my wife. I highly recommend this place. Th ambiance was perfect for a date. Beautiful interior and a beautiful little European looking square that the restaurant is on.

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fine dining Italian restaurant in North End! This was our second time and everything -from the food, service to the ambiance - was 5 stars! The Halibut was so fresh & delicious and my father loved the Osso bucco! I cannot wait to return and would highly recommended this restaurant especially for those who want to celebrate special occasions. :)