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About Mamma Maria

Nationally acclaimed Italian cuisine served in five elegant dining rooms within an historic 1830 brick townhouse overlooking America's oldest public square - North Square - in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.

3 North Square
Boston, MA 02113
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Prince Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 523-0077

Website:
http://www.mammamaria.com/

Public Transit:
T to Haymarket or Government Center.

Executive Chef:
Geraldo Andrade/Julio Torres

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

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Mancuso: (617) 523-0077 ext. 2

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for our annual celebration featuring a large special occasion menu (11 starters, 11 entrees, and 3 dessert choices) for $80 per person. Each dining room will be decorated with silver and gold balloons and streamers. Curbside valet parking is available for $25 (tip included)

Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (101)
Romantic (91)
Good for Anniversaries (81)
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Good for a Date (80)
Authentic (77)
Fit for Foodies (69)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Notable Wine List (59)
Cozy (53)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Worth the Drive (45)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Local Ingredients (40)
Business Meals (28)
Scenic View (22)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Osso bucco is amazing!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Went for our anniversary and had a lovely time! They didn't arrange anything for us, though. Waiter was a bit inattentive. Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a very special family dinner here. The food and service was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our reliable North End Go-To. Delicious, perfectly prepared dishes. Emer provided cheerful and attentive service. We requested and received our favorite table. Lovely ambiance. Always a winner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a reservation for 8 pm, restaurant is by reservation only. Walked in at the same time as another couple who also had an 8pm reservation. We were put in a seating area to await our table. At least 4 other groups who came in after us were sat before us, and then we ended up being double sat for one server. Didn't get to our table until 830. Service and food beyond that point were incredible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely fantastic. Service was great. Some of the best. Italian dishes I️ have ever enjoyed.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter, Tom provided great service and was very friendly. My wife and I were in the largest dining room so it was a little louder than I expected. The food was amazing! We had the Maine lobster pasta and a seafood stew. I highly recommend Mama Maria's!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was amazing however service left something to be desired

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit to Mamma Maria's. I had heard great things and it did not disappoint. The tomato mozzarella salad was very fresh and delicious. My wife had the steak and I had the bolognese. Both were exceptional. We asked the server for a wine recommendation and she knocked it out of the park. The service was second to none, very friendly without being overbearing or feeling rushed. I cannot wait to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Top notch. Authentic food and outstanding service. Very accommodating to requests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fantastic food, wish there were more vegetarian options - only one main course (which was delicious).

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The reservation was managed perfectly, we had a very nice table in a cozy quieter room. Overall the service was good, but the waiter didn’t bring rocks with the drink, when asked for them he commented he had to go somewhere to get them,. The food taste was excellent but was served barely luke warm. The homemade pasta was delicious. We were not rushed and enjoyed the dinner, but there was opportunity for improvement.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service was outstanding, the food delectable, and the overall experience delightful!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Arrived 45 minutes late, traffic from R.I. horrible
Explained and apologized, manager was very gracious
Told waiter we needed to hurry to get to Celtics game could not have been more helpful
Food & wine were great, service superlative!
Will go back when not so rushed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The building and room are charming and nicely located on North Square. The service was exemplary. The food, while very good indeed, was not one of those "Oh my word!" experiences. We do intend, however, to go back next time we're in Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was terrific & the tomatoes really tasted like delicious tomatoes!!
Pasta w/ scallops & clams very yummy, as was my martini. Loved that it was
in this beautiful home in the North End... , lovely room to be in! Thank YOU!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Exceptional meal. One of the best I’ve had in the North End. Terrific service. Excellent wine list with great selection of Italian wines including some great regional choices. Reasonably priced as well. Black Bass and Rabbit pasta were excellent as was the pumpkin ravioli starter. Also recommend the Chocolate torte.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Thank you, merci, it was perfect. Great style, in the kitchen and in the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful night at Mamma Maria! The bartender was so kind, suggested wines and reviewed the menu with us. Our server was wonderful ~ a colorful, fun, helpful server who kept us entertained and made great suggestions. Food was awesome! The steak, the Bolognese were wonderful .. the tiramisu made me cry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was my first dining experience at Mama Maria’s . When you walk in it appears to be an old ambience type of restaurant. The waitstaff did a good job of attending to my dinner party. The cost of a 4 person party with the purchase a 4 meals plus a bottle of wine was over $220. We only got bread with our dinner with no salad or complimentary side dish. It was what you ordered only on the plate. In addition, my wife’s meal was not even hot and the ginger ale she ordered was all ice and watery.

I️ would not recommend this restaurant to anybody as the food is overrated and over prices.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Atmosphere was quite noisy and initially I was concerned about enduring an entire meal here. I couldn't hear the conversation at my own table - luckily someone was "hushing" the loud tables. The food was outstanding - tiramisu was out of this world.

Price point was higher than I think it deserves, but I don't regret it.

Great wine list. Fantastic server, very attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really enjoyed our salads -fig,melon, and prosciutto for me and Bibb lettuce for my husband. Very tasty entree rabbit bolognese for me. Oslo Bucco for husband was tender and flavorful. For dessert pana cotta itself was great but was overwhelmed by cranberry sauce. Restaurant can be noisy and tables are a bit too close together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wonderful ambiance. Waiter unfriendly and a bit on the surly side. Pasta too al dente, clams chewy and coffee lukewarm. Excellent fried oysters. The restaurant needs to try harder and pay more attention to the details.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, the waiter made some excellent recommendations. The location and ambiance was off the main street in the North End and was a much quieter setting but the food was amazing. I had lobster ravioli And I’d recommend that any day of the week.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great menu with MA/local fish/seafood. Wine list with excellent Italian options, among others. Truly professional waitstaff that made our business dinner a wonderful event.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Blown away. Expected expensive “ok” and they delivered.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was fresh, tasty, well prepared and appropriately priced. The ambiance was very romantic. The service was 1st class and the location is authentic heart of North End on a cobblestone road. We loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

First class from start to finish. Beautiful old building with lots of character and food was delicious

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Mamma Maria is not the hippest dining experience, but that's what also made it perfect for a very pleasant business dining experience. We could easily talk without having to shout and the absence loud music, sports TV or large groups of people provided a perfect ambiance. The menu provides a nice range of options with seasonal and locally sourced foods available. The wine list is more than adequate, and our waiter was helpful, friendly, and prompt throughout the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Really delicious food from start to finish. Razor clams were outstanding, as was the lobster pasta and bolognese. Tiramisu was also phenomenal. Service was the right amount of attentive, and the ambiance was very nice. Really enjoyable meal and will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice amibiance fitting the Northend of Boston. Good food and interesting dishes with a nice wine list to pare the food with. Cozy rooms make it quaint and easy to converse while dining in a non-rushed environment. Service is friendly and good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding Italian restaurant in Bostons North End.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is the best restrautant in the North End. The food is exception and the service is as good if not better. You can spend days looking at different restaurants in the neighborhood or you can save yourself the time and just go here. 100/100

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was superior, the food exceptional, a little noisy in our particular dining room but a beautiful setting. We have eaten there twice, 3 years apart, and they have maintained their standard of excellence.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had our rehearsal dinner at Mamma Maria and one year later, came back for our anniversary dinner. Food is amazing, service is impeccable, recommended for large and small parties.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Weekend getaway to Boston with my wife and a fantastic meal at a great North End eatery!! So many good choices in the North End but Mamma Maria’s is definitely one not to miss!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The menu, food and service were outstanding!
Each course was exceptional and memorable. Would recommend and will return as often as possible.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We made reservations and were promptly seated. We had a fantastic small room overlooking the oldest town Square in America. They had a great creative menu, and our waiter Rafael was very knowledgeable about the menu and the preparation. He recommended Great wine pairings and was very patient with our questions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was beyond exceptional! Needs 10 stars!!!! So good you can hear the angels sing❤️❤️❤️

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Tourist trap. AVOID. There are so many better Italian restaurants in Boston. I requested a romantic table for two people and ended up in a room with two families with small children. The background noise was so loud that my husband couldn't hear well at all. The oyster appetizer was decent but avoid the lobster ravioli at all cost... Overcooked. Overall, I would give the experience a C- vs an F mainly because the oysters were decent and the service was decent but very little attention to detail.

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