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Mamma Maria

4.9
5098 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.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Oceanside
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor patio dining. Food was yummy. Waiter brought my daughter a slice of cake with stenciled congratulations when he learned it was her high school graduation dinner.

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JosephS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as always, outstanding. Also the server was a professional with a really helpful knowledge of the food and preparation--attentive and just there when needed.

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OneWorld
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience setting. Awesome atmosphere. Lovely scenery. Good food. Great weather for outdoor setting dinning.

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MorgB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most magical, enjoyable, and delicious experiences we have had dining in Boston. It truly feels like you are in Italy - sitting outside in a stone court yard set back from the main road. The wait staff are simply amazing from waiters to bus boys. Everyone is exceptionally polite and kind. The food is simply amazing. From appetizers to pasta to entrees and dessert - every course brings new levels of delicious! This is a must visit restaurant in the North End.

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vipEastSideEmmy
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You would have to vacation in Italy to match the wonderful ambiance of Mamma Maria’s outdoor seating. North Sq is so picturesque with cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings.

Food quality was good. I’ve dined here several times pre-pandemic, and I remember the menu being a bit more inventive than it is currently. Bread was sort of dense, and at this price point, I’d maybe suggest a basket with more than one type. I wasn’t overawed, but it was an enjoyable meal and the handmade lobster ravioli was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. Food and presentation were top notch. We requested a three course meal, every dish that we shared was spectacular. Great and friendly service. We had the best seat in the house. Terrace overlooking Little Italy. Definitely will come back !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect , highly recommend

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AndrewO
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday. Everything was perfect. Maybe the best Lobster Pasta ever!!

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KA22
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Sitting outside the service, food and drink and everything was outstanding! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipLaura6196
New England
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service like usual!

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vipOkay
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very crowded for a Thursday evening, we should have eaten outside. Nice decor. Food was good. Service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Truly a special place!

KC
vipKatherineC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service
Outstanding food
Outstanding ambience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my mom and aunt here and they loved it. Enrique our host was very welcome and had great recommendations. He made our experience.

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MorganH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with table of 8 dining outdoors. exceptional service and waitstaff. delicious food which had options to suit many dietary restrictions. Recommend highly!

KJ
vipKenJ
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally our all-time favorite restaurant anywhere! Mo the manager has become a cherished friend & Hacene provided us w/ excellent service. As always, the food was outstanding!

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Teri
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Expensive Italian restaurant, but well with the money. Attentive, knowledgeable staff, delicious food, great location in North End.

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vipWendyK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was alone and had a 4:30 reservation to sit at the bar The food, service, and conversation were all excellent!

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vipBruceN
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here last night for my second time. First I want to complement our server Mario who was very warm and friendly and helped us with the menu in making our selections.

We started with two cold glasses of a crisp Prosecco and a bottle of San Pellegrino with fresh lemon. Out came the assorted savory olives and bread with a fabulous pesto. Then we shared a tuna tartar with a hint of truffle oil, Delicious and a warm Burrata with cherry tomatoes exploding with flavor. For the main courses fruté de marre with cod from Gloucester and an Ossa buco with a saffron risotto. We enjoyed a fabulous 1/2 bottle of a Barolo with the main course. For dessert a pana cotta and Limoncello.

What a great meal will definitely be back my next visit to Boston.

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Mark
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still setting the Boston standard for high end elegance in Italian dining, Mamma Maria occupies three floors of a building fronting historic North Square, steps from the Paul Revere house. The best carpaccio I know of serves as the perfect light appetizer for the delicious courses to follow. This is the only place where I am confidant ordering Osso Bucco, a house speciality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome loved it !

ME
vipMarkE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ovi was our server and he was excellent in every way. The service was excellent. Attentive water refresh and busing of dishes to remove clutter between courses. Food
Was excellent. This pleasant
Experience began at the moment we checked in for our res.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT: we came here to celebrate my wife birthday and the food and service was incredible. Hacene, our server, was amazing, very friendly and gave us excellent recommendations on what to order. We order Fave Beans, Lobster Pasta and Ossobuco. You can skip the Beans but the other two were out of this world. 100% recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic ambiance, fantastic service....FANTASTIC!!

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vipRobertR
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say, excellent as always. Mamma Maria’s has become our go to restaurant when in the North End!

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vipbgourmand
New England
281 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mamma Maria is a more refined restaurant than many of the basic North End Italian spots, and also more expensive - but well worth it for the excellent service and arfully prepared food. They have a lovely outdoor area in the square that is very pleasant on a nice summer night - I hope they can keep it after Covid ! I had pappardelle with rabbit, delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding in every respect...until the two very drunk young women were seated next to us and the volume soared with language no one needs to hear. Luckily we were on our way out! But didn’t let it ruin a fabulous meal!!

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vipKearaL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last dinner of our Honeymoon.

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vipOliviaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the North End. Never disappoints.

JK
vipJudithK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and birthday

BB
BelindaB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience!!! This was recommended to us by Audrey of Boston Foodie Tours & we were not disappointed !!! Everything was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and we didn’t tell our waiter, but he sent a complimentary dessert with a Happy Birthday message on it. He must have heard us talking about it being my birthday. His attention to detail was much appreciated by us! Love the outdoor seating ambiance. The food was impressive (fig & prosciutto as our app, rabbit pasta and lamb three ways for our main course). We would definitely come back again. Thank you for a lovely dinner!

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vipTravellah
New England
97 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the perfect weather for our dinner. Outside dining here is great. On the doorstep of Paul Revere’s house.

Cod on risotto with calamari was my dish. Daughter had the Summertime Pasta Ravioli.

Food was great and Ovi was our excellent server.

KH
KathleenH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Mama Maria's restaurant. It's our second visit and it is such a beautiful night out. Everything is so delicious and fresh. The staff is so courteous, going out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and enjoying yourself.

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ErikE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining in the square was excellent on a Tuesday evening. Perfect weather after
a bout of rain made it all the more appealing. Food was excellent; small portions made trying several things over a few courses easy. We loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Table seated beside us was disruptive. Worst of all, the wait staff allowed it and engaged with them to the point that it affected their ability to maintain a consistent level of service with our table.

The last straw was when they began making political proclamations at us, anti-vax statements, and playing Sinatra music at the table. We knew we had to leave during the antipasti. Regardless of whether this place makes good food, their professionalism is lacking. We’ve since been warned about north-end tourist-trap Italian restaurants and now know better.

We won’t be coming back.

KM
KMR29
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Raphael our waiter was fantastic. The food as always the best!! Thank you

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AdamY
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best romantic places I’ve been in. Their signature lobster pasta dish is insanely good

KL
KristinaL
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4 and all ordered different meals, each of us were entirely pleased with the quality of our meals. The one that stood out the most was the lobster pasta, absolutely delicious!

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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 4.9 stars by 5098 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.