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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

Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (82)
Special Occasion (77)
Good for a Date (70)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Authentic (50)
Cozy (45)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Notable Wine List (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Worth the Drive (31)
Local Ingredients (21)
Business Meals (18)
Scenic View (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (3)
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Waterfront (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I came here for a birthday after having it recommended by friends. We were seated on the second floor near a window with a nice view of the City. The wine that our server recommended was top notch. The Burrata appetizer was outstanding. The Tuna Tar Tar appetizer and the Winter Salad both underwhelmed. We ordered the Pappardelle with Rabbit and Bolognese entrees and they were terrific. Finished off with a Tiramisu and cappucino, which were also top shelf. All in all, it was a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely wonderful. Food was OUTSTANDING!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and food as usual. Long history of dining there and have never been disappointed. Food and delicious desserts. Waiters very helpful and honest.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great and magih night

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating a close and Valentine’s Day! Pricey but DELICIOUS!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

good!very good homemade food and feeling

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Mamma Maria's for Valentine's Day with relatively high expectations, having seen the high reviews. The food was about average for the North End, which is to say that it was good however it was not exceptional, which was disappointing given the cost and hype. The service was lacking in professionalism and attentiveness. Mamma Maria's may perform better on a non-holiday, however we will not be returning. There are just too many good alternative options, in that neighborhood alone, to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

It's a very nice classy dining restaurant that had the really nice luxury well that are presented good quality food it was very worth it and it's a very nice romantic very well recommended

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and the food could not have been better. They made a vegetarian dish for us, and I had the rib eye which was perfect. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Went for an early Valentines Day dinner. Room was lovely and food and service were fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Experience was very nice and had a very wonderful time. The layout of the restaurant is very different compared to other restaurants. The conversion of a colonial house where different rooms were made into dining rooms provides the customer with a different experience. In other words you won’t find yourself in a large, open spaced area. It’s much smaller and makes it more personal. The service provided by our waiter was great. He was friendly and was there to help with anything. The food was DELICIOUS. However the price for 3 drinks, 2 appetizers, 2 dinner platers, and 2 desserts exceeded $200. The ambiance was ok nothing to scream over but it was a very nice place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a great dinning experience at Mama Maria. The food was very authentic and well made. The restaurant was in Boston’s north end and had a cozy ambience, unlike some of the other places in the area. True Italian food, great service. You really get a dinning experience by enjoying conversation and drinks while not being rushed out of the place so they can fill tables. Great place I highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Mamma Maria's is always a delight. The sad part is they keep changing the menu so our favorite dish was not on the menu. Also we would have liked a few more pasta options but all that said the food is wonderful and they are very accommodating to special dietary needs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Mamma Maria has been my all time favorite for decades. It never lets me down and the menu changes daily, so I keep coming back for more. This is definitely my go to place!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Second time there, second time was as good as the first.
Amazing views, great food, great servers, wonderful drinks. Not much more you can ask.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Mamma Maria is the bomb!!! Best restaurant in the North End, bar none. I’ve been a regular for 20 years.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I am a local resident near Mamma Maria. I have frequented it but I was not happy with my table request being handled. Seating a fifth person at the end of a four top is unacceptable in a restaurant of this level. I requested another table but it went on deaf ears. Having a person squeezed in in the end does not appeal to me. I requested a table in a very good area. I tip very well and when I return to restaurant I expect my requests to be heard. I am very disappointed .

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was horrible and rude. The dinner came midway through the appetizer and the bread with the olives were cleared and we were asked multiple times if he could clear our appetizer. After the delicious meal, and upon paying the bill, we were asked if we had valet. We Uber’ed so the answer was no. As we were finishing our wine, we were asked by a second gentleman in a suit and tie if we had valet. I’ve never felt so pushed out! After a most delicious meal we were left with a sour taste in our mouths. I understand Friday night’s are busy, but please do not push me out!
When we got to the coat check, they couldn’t find my friend’s coat for the longest time. Do you know why? It’s because it found it’s way to the floor and no one bothered to pick it up and hang it back up!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Met some old friends and had a fantastic north end meal. Everything was top notch. Would definitely come back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place for a meal, food was phenomenal. Just a bit pricey for a business meal, but would definitely recommend for dinner date!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This restaurant was very good! The waiter was knowledgeable and the food was delicious. We had a great table with a beautiful view of the downtown Boston skyline.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is not the first time I have been here but it will probably be the last. The restaurant is beautiful, the food although pricey is wonderful and worth it for a special occasion but Wednesday the service was awful. We felt rushed the entire time. Our waiter made it perfectly clear that he was looking to flip the table. They even went as far as clearing the table while we were sitting there.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I really love Mamma Maria. It's charming, intimate, delicious food, excellent waitstaff, low lighting. Just a great atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Healthy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I came here for our 6th anniversary and could not have had a better experience. The staff was attentive and helpful. Food was outstanding and our waiter was able to recommend a wonderful wine pairing as well. We had an overall amazing time and will definitely be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Celebrated two family birthdays and simply loved the authentic Italian food, ambience and extremely knowledgeable waiter. I would highly recommend this restaurant on the North End.

Tags: Authentic
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Unique environ. Had reservation but waited 30 minute. Graciously offered proseco to sip while we waited. Ordered multiple appetizers which were below average....razed clams cold not in saffron sauce as denoted on menus, Mozzerella came with three small cherry tomatoes and salami/prosciutto platter had one piece of prosciutto the rest bologna. Not worth the price. Pasta dishes very small but the veal shank w/ rissoto delicious and good size portion.

Quaint environment but better Italian available for price point.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is the place where you want to go to make the evening special. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal in the North End but Mama Maria elevates the experience to extraordinary. It is a high end restaurant without being stuffy or condescending. Truly a one of a kind gem.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 22, 2018

What a wonderful restaurant! The ambiance is fantastic and of course the dishes were outstanding. They make a great negroni too. We had the osso buco , the rabbit pasta and bolonese. All were outstanding. Our antipasti was burrata and baked oysters. Again. Fantastic. Wait staff was excellent and knowledgeable helping guide us to dishes and wine. Great location on the north end just past Paul revere house. Definitely will go back there

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The service was exceptional. my entry Lamb trio was very good. We were offered to taste a wine before making our decision.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

great Italian food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was a but disappointing. Mussels were gritty. Mozzarella was great but served with three small cherry tomatoes. Desserts were good but small.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants, and now a favorite of my four friends, as well! We arrived early, when restaurant opened and were surprised the bar was full already... And, so we were seated before our entire party arrived and had drinks at our table while waiting arrival of our friends. Our appetizers were delicious, especially the baked oysters!! My Bolognese Sauce was outstanding!
All were happy with dinner entrees selected. Dessert was good... I️ had my heart set on panna cotta... lemon or coconut would have been my first choices, and I️ was not thrilled with the cranberry option, and in hind sight should have asked for it without the topping... it was too tart... Next time I’d request it plain... or with another option for topping... All in all, great choice for dinner!
We were very happy and had a delightful evening!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was amazing.

Totally obnoxious diners at the next table ruined the atmosphere for the entire room. They were 3 couples in their 60s who acted more immature than a group of teenagers.

To pay ~ $40 for an entree and cant' hear the person across the table ... wouldn't recommend the restaurant.

The management needs to know how to deal with situations like this.

Noise level wasn't energetic, it was disruptive!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food and experience.
Favorite North End restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I've been to many restaurants in the North End but we wanted a unique dining experience and that is exactly what we got. All four of us got a different dish and our server was fantastic, knowledgable and spot on. We all said that we don't remember having dishes like these and it made for a memorable experience that was truly a great dining experience. Can't wait for the next special occasion to visit again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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