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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (84)
Special Occasion (80)
Good for a Date (68)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Authentic (61)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Fit for Foodies (54)
Notable Wine List (50)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Cozy (46)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Local Ingredients (30)
Business Meals (19)
Scenic View (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful dining experience! Was recommended by a few people.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

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 York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food a little noisy tables very close great service

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·Dined 6 days ago

We were in Boston to celebrate my sister’s birthday and went to Mamma Maria for her birthday dinner. Each appetizer & entry was excellent and presentation was beautiful. The duck with black rice and veal osso bucco were exceptional. The service was attentive and friendly and the rooms are picture perfect with a pretty view as we were on the second floor. Coming from NJ we all said it’s worth a ride to come back and dine at Mamma Maria again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Quaint restaurant with warm atmosphere. Nice, private space to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent service and outstanding food.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great Service! Had Nantucket Bay Scallops pasta special which was wonderful. Really enjoyed the experience

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I’m from Bay Area and traveled to Boston. We met our longtime friends (who are chiefs!) and we all had fantastic meals and winders service!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and deliscious food. Had the suckling pig, carpaccio, and duck, All very good. The restaurant has a quiet atmosphere and has great lighting and some seats have a neat view of the street below.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a new waiter who hadn't been trained. I have emailed the management and I am certain they will respond to that concern. This is a great place in a quaint, historic part of Boston.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Unimpressed despite the lovely location! While the food was good, the service left much to be desired as it felt we were rushed in and out. No such thing as a leisurely meal. The value was disappointment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

good service, good food, good wine, good ambiance. And I'm pretty particular. Looking forward to going back soon! :-)

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food. Service was great, albeit a bit rushed but that is expected for a busy Saturday

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not very good value for money; more overpriced-than-usual wine list. I alerted restaurant that this was a special birthday for a foreign guest. When I called to confirm reservation I reminded them (they said “yes, we have it in our notes.” ). Nothing was done to add a special touch—no candle, no birthday wish from server... nothing. Not a big deal, but indicative, I thought of the whole experience. Again, not bad, but nothing special.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very intimate and romatic settings. The servers are pretty attentive. Some of the other support staff (like the busboys who fill waters, take away dishes, provide freshly grated cheese , etc.) were a little slow to come around but not a big problem. The food was very good but nothing too special to brag about. Still recommend this place for a nice dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

My husband and I dined at Mamma Maria’s on a Friday night before the Celtics game. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server very shortly thereafter. Our server recommended a wine and was obviously very familiar with the wine list. I have Celiac disease so I asked about gluten free options. Most menu item could be prepared gluten free and they offered gluten free pasta. The food was delicious, the service was great! It was quiet enough in the busy dining room to carry on a conversation. And it’s a 10 minute walk to TD Garden.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Overpriced menu, cramped seating, ho-hum expensive food that was not especially Italian.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food, service, wine list were all top notch and reasonably priced!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The gnocchi and osso bucco were superb.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful dining experience, our table was in a private area with a beautiful view of north square. I didn't think the food matched up to how wonderful everything else was (my sisters dinner was cold, my pasta was extremely under cooked even for someone who likes al dente) but overall we had a very nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is not what I would expect from an Italian restaurant. Very few true Itslian dishes. It was very loud and extraordinarily expensive for some mediocre food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

With family & amazing 🍷

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Mamma Maria was Very good as usual. Appetizers of Razor Clams and Baked Oysters were both excellent. The main courses we had of Pasta with Rabbit (where you can't find this any place even in the North End) and Sea Bass were really special and worth the trip to the North End any time. Wine list by the glass very reasonable and they added a Black Fig cocktail that was really just perfect for Italian dining. Even more Black Fig was promised for future. Try it, You'll like it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful time and loved the view from our table!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Visiting Boston for the weekend and picked Momma Maria's after an internet search of the North End restaurants. It had great reviews and we weren't disappointed. We had delicious meals- from the unique starter salad using seasonal vegetables including squash to their signature lobster pasta and bolognese dishes. We had excellent service with our waiter giving helpful recommendations for both food and wine pairings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent restaurant! I took my girlfriend there for her birthday and she absolutely loved it. The atmosphere, the food and the service were all amazing!!! Definitely going again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Osso bucco is amazing!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a special restaurant primarily with gourmet Italian food and a great wine and drink list. Excellent. The only drawback is that the dining areas are a bit small and next to service areas but that is not much of a problem for many. Service was excellent. Expensive, but you do indeed get what you pay for. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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