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Mamma Maria

4.8
5359 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please note that outdoor tables are only guaranteed to those who select "Outdoor" when reserving. "Regular" only considers availability indoors. Please be assured that our tables are meticulously sanitized before and after every party, and plenty of windows are able to be opened indoors. Our restaurant also offers unique private rooms for small parties starting at 4 people- email mmfunctions@gmail.com to inquire.
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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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Menu

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Voted "Opentable's Most Romantic Restaurant of 2021", Mamma Maria is housed in a 19th century row house overlooking Boston's North Square. Our nationally acclaimed menu balances authenticity with a commitment to the guiding principle of Italian cuisine, a reliance on local markets. Our Valentine's Day Menu includes 10 special appetizers, entrees, and three desserts. Please note that this will be the only menu on Valentine's Day and one menu may not be shared. We look forward to having you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 5359 people are saying
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DebraO
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous

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Sydney
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - 10/10 🤎

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and wine! Service was great!

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JoeyFlorida
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Maria was very good with attention to detail and customer service. Food was very good. From the appetizer to the main course. Tasty and yummy

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vipMoose
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service, ambience are all top shelf! An evening at Mamma Marias cannot be beaten.

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MichaelC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my third time dining here and it has been exceptional and memorable each time. The ossobucco was outstanding. Mamma Maria proves once again it is a date night staple in the North End and I will definitely be returning.

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vipArthurM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

WOW! If I could give more than 5 stars to the food, I would. This was the absolute best lobster ravioli I’ve ever had. The subtle, but complex flavors enhanced the full flavor of the lobster and the pasta (ravioli) was perfect. In addition to the meal, the service was impeccable!
We’ve eaten in many outstanding restaurants in this country and in Europe and Mama Maria rates with the top in food quality and service.
The only detraction from its top tier status is the ambiance
Ambience,to us, is an important part of the dining experience. We were crowded into a small room and seated at a small table under bright overhead lights. ( I felt like I was eating at someone’s kitchen table).
That being said, I would still come back for the food and service (just not for a special occasion).

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service
checks all the “fancy restaurant” boxes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!, look mo further for an amazing culinary experience, a combination of food, service and ambiance, best in boston!!

Euclides Moreno

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StacyJelly
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it so much the first time that we came back the next day! The manager was very kind and gave us a better seating spot and a delicious tiramisu on the house just because. Same amazing food, service and ambience. Both times were fast but not rushed at all, very efficient. I'd be dreaming of coming back some day.

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Bellabambinos
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Mamma Maria starts as soon as you walk in the door. The friendly staff, exceptional service, food that is authentic and beyond delicious. This is our go-to for date night or to bring another couple or a special occasion. Sometimes we even indulge there before a Bruins game!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a good spot to have a romantic meaningful date. Everything was perfect.

SJ
StacyJelly
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best pasta I've ever had in my life! It was unbelievable. Incredible experience overall: the ambience was cozy, elegant and romantic, the service was A++, wine was delicious and the waiting time for our food was minimal. The bread with pesto was amazing too. I would recommend it to anyone and can't wait to come back.

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DougS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend had the lobster pasta and was in heaven. I had the rabbit pasta which was delicious. The tiramisu was out of this world. I cannot recommend Mamma Maria's enough.

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vipAlyMo
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ambience is great. Restaurant has a strange smell to it. Food was good, but overpriced for what you get

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KateC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Maria is always top notch! Amazing food with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. We were seated upon arrival and all of the staff were exceptional. Providing suggestions and being attentive. The food was beyond delicious and we never felt rushed.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of the restaurant was romantic and quiet. The food was amazing (I recommend the carpaccio appetizer and the La Nocciola cocktail. Our waiter was wonderful; classy and attentive. We can't wait to go back in the spring/summer when the windows will be open!

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vipEllenL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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spfood
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Oysters were fantastic, venison 3ways very good. Rafael did an excellent job as server.

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ArielleS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience. Beautiful unique restaurant design, cozy, unfussy and elegant. Excellent food, perfect service.

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vipJohn
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic dining room! Did was outstanding!

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vipsbdf
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is amazing and can't wait to go again! The service was good too, but very slow - almost too slow. We waited a long time between courses and then also for the check and on a Wednesday night when it was slow. Other tables with other waiters were served and done and we were still there.

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LucyA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, we got nothing to say except we had a really great time. The antipasti especially slow cooked duck was perfect, mushroom pasta and black sea bass was awesome and the tiramisu and apple tart were great also.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambience and service are amazing

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GailB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. The service was very good we had a waitress from Ireland who was very friendly and helpful with the menu. Food was very good we had the lobster ravioli very fresh and the veal! The drinks were also good! We would return.

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ThomasR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, though pricey for what it is and for the size of his portions. Nevertheless it is a good evening experience and I highly recommend a restaurant. The menu changes every day!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious! Compliments to the chef for our scrumptious and drool worthy meals!

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vipFrankS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We rang in the New Year at this beautiful restaurant with an excellent meal and outstanding service from start to finish. Everything was perfect!

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CristinaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was a success. We tried the special New Year's Eve menu, bread and appetizer included in the price, $85. The starters seemed to us to be a bit scarce in quantity, although it was compensated by the main courses, very copious. The quality was excellent, good product and well worked. We ended up very satiated. The desserts were delicious. A special mention for the tiramisu. We would repeat without hesitation.

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vipJamesO
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come here for over 30 years. Never less than excellent. The entire experience from the greeting to dessert is wonderful. Even on New Year’s Eve the food was perfect and the service flawless.

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vipJohn
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner menu. Appetizers (octopus/calamari and uovo ravioli) were excellent. Entrees we’re mediocre. The lobster ravioli was too “doughy” and lobster itself was shredded rather than small pieces. Black bass was tasteless, over a heaping mound of mashed parsnip (not the purée described in the menu). Dessert (chocolate cake and panettone) was very good. Drinks (cocktails, Prosecco and still wines) were very good. Service was friendly and attentive, but slow. We’ve eaten at Mamma Maria’s many times with outstanding meals ; last night was a disappointment.

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TD11
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lots of great options on the prix fix menu. Food was very good. Pasta side on the filet was just OK. Filet itself was perfect. Calamari and osso bocce were delicious. Tables were too close together for these times. We had a very loud trio 2 tables away which were hard to ignore.

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Hops
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Maria never disappoints! The New Years Eve menu was exquisite! Will definitely come back next year.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE and everything from start to finish was absolutely AMAZING. Seafood sampler, lobster and uni pasta, ossobucco, pasta con sugo (the best bolognese/ragu I have ever had) and even the desserts! Service was also excellent even on a busy holiday! Just perfection, we will be back!!!

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jacks
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and great service in a cozy atmosphere.

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buriburi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Our server was unpleasant, however, the food and the atmosphere was fine. tables and seatings are small and limited, so many people can’t fit in.

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RickyS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation at mama Maria to celebrate my fiancés 40th on New Year’s Eve. We loved everything from the service to our 3 course meal. Having lived in the north end for several years I love the north square area. As a consistently top rated restaurant in Boston I’m extremely happy to now have finally dined here. We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years was awesome! We had a beautiful table, amazing food and service to match. Very cute and off the regular street of the north end which makes it a little more quiet.

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LucyF
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendation from a local friend. It was worth every penny !!! Will come back next time we visit the city.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mamma Maria using the Order Online button. Mamma Maria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 523-0077.

Mamma Maria is rated 4.8 stars by 5359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.