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About Mamma Maria

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.

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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Mamma Maria is featuring a special Valentine's menu priced at $80/person. Guests will choose from 11 starters, 11 entrees, and 3 desserts. Atmosphere will be intimate and romantic! Valet parking avail for $25 tip included. Detailed menu will be posted 2/1/18. We look forward to seeing you!

Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Romantic (84)
Good for a Date (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Authentic (52)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Notable Wine List (43)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Cozy (41)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Worth the Drive (32)
Business Meals (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Scenic View (14)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
People Watching (7)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Very romantic spot. Friendly, though very professional staff. Made you feel like a VIP :).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went to Mamma Maria’s this past Saturday night and just had an outstanding meal. From the time we walked into the door to the time we left. A beautiful atmosphere in our private dining area just above the stairwell, to our waiter , food presentation and delicious flavor combinations. We will definitely make a return visit when we head back to Boston. Bravo!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Mamma Maria. It was our first time at the restaurant, but it won't be the last. From the complimentary prosecco (due to the special occasion) to the duck appetizer (perfectly cooked and over the top delicious) to our excellent entrees to our lemon tart dessert, everything was just wonderful. We had a lovely table on the porch on the second floor, overlooking the street and it was a nice, quiet location. Our server was excellent, although the second round of drinks and coffee was a bit tardy. Overall an excellent experience, and we will definitely be back. Thank you to Mamma Maria for a memorable dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was our third occasion at this restaurant. Food, service and upstairs ambiance was excellent however, winter menu differs from online menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Service Great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Flew into Boston for a basketball game and we referred by friends to this wonderful Italian restaurant. The North End of Boston is remarkable beautiful, and this authentic restaurant made us want to come back to Boston again soon.

Service was very impressive
Food was five star

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went there for New Year's Eve dinner. Beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and great food. However, service for the first and second courses was rushed and wine prices were too expensive. Overall we enjoyed our evening and will probably go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had dinner for 3 on New Year's Eve. Our table was wonderful--perfect for 3--at the end of the enclosed balcony. So we could see down the street through the lovely Christmas lights adorning the outside of the balcony. The food and service were outstanding, and we in no way felt rushed even though the restaurant was completely booked for the evening. Our first time there and it was a big success!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful at night. We sat in the glass enclosed window section for New Year's dinner. Our server was fantastic - so personable and attentive. I can't remember her name but she is from Dublin, Ireland. The food was served beautifully and was delicious. We are from OOT and will definitely return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Tapas, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Loved the restaurant. My only problem was a fixed menu on NYE. Place is ver very quaint and romantic. Small and close. Loved it.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Mamma Maria for New Years and it was fantastic. Food was superb and the service was great. Definitely the place to be if you're looking to have a romantic meal. It's pricey but absolutely worth the cost. The portion size was rather ideal. I'd recommend the rib-eye steak with brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Eight of us went to dinner here two nights ago and it was fabulous! We all had wonderful different meals. If you are looking for good authentic Italian food this is your place. The portions weren’t large they were the perfect size! Starters were great, fresh and well done. The Veal osso buco with risotto was amazing, the steak with new potatoes was cooked perfectly, the pastas were cooked perfectly and full of flavor!! I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Although the setting was intimate for a special get together w/friends, I was offended by the carpeting, that I walked on, thinking it had to have been there forever, very dirty.
Our servicer was impersonal, insincere but got the job done.
This restaurant rests on its laurels from days gone by and those laurels have withered.
Food quality average, food preparation average, as the pork entree was sent back for being tough. Our meal ended w/cold cappuccino. Not to return.....

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went to Mama Maria on one of the coldest nights in Boston during the holidays, and were delighted to enter such a warm and inviting space - more like a cozy and beautiful historic home. The service, food and wine were excellent. Our main courses consisted of Osso Buco and Rabbit pasta which we would highly recommend. The atmosphere and decor were superb. We'll definitely go back. Tip - Allow time for a drink before dinner at the bar which is equally inviting and book ahead.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our second visit, the first was years ago, but MM is outstanding. We both had pasta, rabbit and lobster, and both we're excellent, but the lobster was best. Along with an Italian red that the waiter recommended, it was very fine dining. Go and enjoy!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and excellent service. We requested quiet table away from server stations, yet got the opposite. Prices higher than expected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is good, but I thought it was very overrated and nowhere near the best north end restaurant as it is purported to be. The menu is limited. The food is definitely good and above average but the overall dining experience is just above average and not a must-go-to north end restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Birthday with family. Delightful

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful meal, holiday decorations were a nice touch

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Mamma Maria was an incredible experience! The hospitality and quality of an Italian home, with the romantic, fine atmosphere of the best. Our food was impeccably crafted for taste and appearance. My wife and I loved it! Our wonderful waiter was incredibly knowledgable about the drinks list as well - which is extensive. They have oodles of wine, brandies, amaros, and other digestifs. Would recommend this restaurant for everything from an engagement dinner to a date to just a nice dinner out with loved ones.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

All of my kids were in town for Christmas for the first time in 3 years and we have a tradition of going out to dinner on Dec. 23. None of them live in MA and all wanted to go to the North End and I have never been to this restaurant. Strongly recommended by several friends. Without a doubt , the best restaurant that I have been to in the North End. Food was impeccable, ambiance divine. Service was a little slow, but we were in no rush. Quiet, beautiful, charming, fabulous! Perfect for what we were looking for. Everyone loved it! So memorable! House specialties of Osso Bucco and Lobster Ravioli were amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Terrific place! Genuine attention to detail, gracious service, extremely well prepared and delicious food!

Caution - Steep stairs entering and to upper dining rooms!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious, lovely and we will return

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Mamma Maria was recommended to us by our neighbor. We loved it! The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My husband and I both agreed the staff was outstanding. The waiter we had did a fantastic job. He suggested a wine for us, and when we tasted it, thought it was too sweet, so he immediately replaced it with another recommendation much more to our liking. All the food we ordered was beautiful in presentation and delicious! Will definitely return on our next visit to Boston.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Appetizers & dinners were delicious. Great pasta. The restaurant is always very busy and therefore usually pretty noisy. But worth it!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My girlfriend and I come here as our Christmas tradition every year. The food is great, the view on the 2nd floor is beautiful, the service is great. I recommend the ossobuco and the mozzarella and tomatoes

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was good. We made a reservation several weeks in advance, once seated we ordered wine, appetizers, and then we were told they had reserved that table for another party. We had to move tables, very irritating. We complied, moved to another table, felt rushed all night after that. Our waiter was great, but it was either the managers or proprieter that kept looking over our table all night. I recommend this place because food was good, our waiter was great, but having reservations, etc and having to move tables, and feeling rushed all night I will definitely choose another place before here next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We have dinner at Mama Maria's every year on my son's birthday. It is, without exception, an exceptional experience. The food is extraordinary, the service superb, the ambiance lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely amazing food! Such great service. This was our third time here and I have loved it every time. The wild mushroom ravioli is to die for! Definitely a special occasion type place as it is quite expensive, however it's worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were in from Chicago for business. The food was absolutely wonderful. The restaurant is cozy yet elegant. The service is top notch. We are picky about our Italian and this did not disappoint. Wonderful night all around.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Just a charming old Italian restaurant in the North End with delicious authentic meals tucked in a neighborhood right behind Hanover Street - valet parking -

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

we had a wonderful dinner with friends. The oysters rockefeller were some of the best I have had and the rabbit with pasta was delicious. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the wine was excellent. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazing Italian place in the north end. Definitely good for especial occasions, great food and good wine.
Reservation strongly recommended before going

Tags: Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Was recommended by a few people.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and even better service in the heart of the North End!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Jose was our waiter, and he was great as always! Thanks, Mamma M's, for a delicious meal out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Special evening in a special restaurant. We had a late reservation but called and the maitre’d, Mo helped us by letting us come 45 minutes earlier. Mamma Maria is in a brownstone and the dining room is upstairs. Small, cozy and romantic. My husband had the seafood stew and I had the rabbit. Both were outstanding! Our waiter was very helpful choosing the food and took great care of us.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Lives up to its long standing reputation as one of the better Italian restaurants in Boston. Our experience was very good. Food was very tasty, nicely presented. Waiter was a little distracted. Only glitch was waiter forgot to bring a birthday candle in the dessert - then brought it when dessert was almost done. Room was a little noisy but could be deemed as "lively" or "high energy." We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good food a little noisy tables very close great service

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