The last 20 years have brought on many changes in the North End. The number of restaurants have gone from the single digits, back in the early days, to close to a hundred. Also, the old Central Artery that had divided the North End for so many years, has since disappeared.
Mother Anna’s has now become the gateway to the North End. On a beautiful summer night, a table on the now famous patio gives customers a view of the Boston skyline that can only be experienced at Mother Anna’s. Mother Anna’s should not be missed!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had to ask for everything from menus to drinks to the check. Waited 1 hour for drinks. They were not equipped to handle a post-covid crowd. Food was decent but overshadowed by the lack of service.
5 generations running this restaurant, due for some upgrades. Menu a little limited when comparing to all the completion around them.
when we arrived hostess was not paying attention and we were waiting outside for a while before she frantically came over and said she forgot to seat us. when we finally were seated we weren’t served or even attended to whatsoever for 30 minutes before we flagged down a waitress who was apologetic and helped us. food was delicious but clearly this restaurant needs more employees/some help.
Great food. Just very tight seating. Service was great too!
Always a great meal with an ambiance that we enjoy. This is what keeps us coming back again and again.
As always, great dinner when meeting up with family! Service was outstanding and gods was delicious as well as hot when it was served especially on a busy night.
Worst experience in the north end. Food was terrible, place was dirty and no air conditioning in the disgusting side room they put us in. Absolutely awful and embarrassing that we took our out of state guests here. So disappointing.
Everyone was fantastic. It started to rain and they needed to bring outside people inside and get to didn’t affect how smoothly the house ran. Everyone was friendly and delightful and I could tell how much the owner/manager cares and was respected.
Mother Anna's is an old school southern italian restaurant. The food arrived hot and well made with tasty sauce and spices. My eggplant was sliced thin and covered in fresh tomato sauce. My wife had equally tasty brown sauce for her chicken marsala. All this with good service and good wine. We highly recommend Mother Anna.
We were there for my birthday….I did go there many years ago and got the same meal.
We love this place and whenever we're here, we always come back!
Authentic. Delicious food. Lovely outdoor seating. Wonderful servers. Really enjoyed our North End experience.
Excellent food and great service. I cannot wait to go back!
Great spot for outdoor dining with skyline view and great food
Mother Anna’s was so accommodating after our other dining option fell through. They were so welcoming and I wish we initially just chose to dine there. The food was amazing - chicken Marsala where the chicken was so tender and tasty. The rest of my party enjoyed their meals as well. Service was top notch without being being patronizing - these were just nice people. Thank you for the dinner. We will be returning.
They forgot my order, then used casual conversation to see what I ordered after a long wait, and never apply. My side dish came first and the entree came out much later. A lot of waiting for service, and they still never refilled my water glass.
Fantastic food. The only downside was having to point to the menu to show the waiter what I wanted because she couldn’t understand me saying mozzarella and manicotti as someone with an Italian heritage would. Not what I’d expect in Mothrr Anna’s in Boston’s north end.
I’ve been here before with a party of 11 and had no problem. However this time, I went with my boyfriend for dinner. We waited 40 minutes before even seeing our waitress. Once she finally came over to us, we ordered a bottle of wine. It took another 30 minutes to get the bottle. We wait an hour and 10 minutes before we were served a drink. Once our food came, it was very good, but the service was extremely poor. It wasn’t even that busy. Lots of empty tables. Not sure what was going on but very disappointed with this experience.
We arrived early and they happily seated us. The waitress was very busy but still managed to take care of our large family. Loved the people watching patio seating! Will return.
This was traditional old-school Italian food at its finest. The place is a little loud, a little crowded, but excellent service , oversized portions enough for two or take home, Very flavorful. Many options. Highly recommend it. While it’s loud, you could hear yourself talk.
Always good with friendly staff, large portions and reasonable prices
Great experience with excellent food! Great place to get good authentic Italian food!
Their food is always excellent, I particularly love their creamy italian dressing and usually get it to take home when I can. I ordered the chicken parmesan for lunch and my husband had the lasagna, both of which were very good. My portion size was huge and I couldn't finish it all. I wish I could have taken a doggy bag, but we were going to the game. I always look forward to dining at Mother Anna's when I am in town.
Had a great dinner after a day of touring in Boston. We had a party of 11 and every single dish was fantastic!! The service was outstanding as well! Highly recommend!!
They were understaffed, and the owner kept seating more walk inside forcing terrible and slow service. Table next to use took an hour to pay the bill. We didn’t receive our food until 90 minutes after sitting down, and the sides were forgotten. Chaos and obscene mismanagement
We enjoyed our dinner on the patio. There was a lovely breeze. The setback was excellent and food was as advertised. Gluten-free options were available too.
Good food,moderately priced. Wonderful atmosphere. We had a great evening.
Great Night!!! My daughter was home from LA and we needed to meet up with friends and family that could not come to the Cape. Mother Anna’s was able to accommodate our party of 15, fairly last minute. Gabby was our server, she did an excellent job handling a large group. Cheers to the bartender who kept up with our librations going. There were a couple of other large parties in the restaurant, we were all bantering and laughing through the evening. Great might was had by all!!!
No frills Italian restaurant. Thought it would be more authentic (I'm 100% Italian American). My husband loved the chicken parm. I had fettuccine with 1 meatball and 1 sausage - it was very good but the marinara could have been better.
Out waitresses was excellent!
The food was delicious; the service was fine, and the portions were large. This is a great value for dining on a budget.
We had a great time sitting on the patio. Food was wonderful as usual.
Service, below average.
Wonderful evening with a group of friends; great food, wine and atmosphere
So disappointed in this place. We were sat and then no one even came to take a drink order for over 20 minutes. The food tasted like it was all frozen. The drinks were bland. I was hoping for authentic Italian in the north end and this just wasn’t it. There were many more restaurants that I wish we had tried over this place.
food was disappointing, doesn't seem authentic Italian to me
The food and service was outstanding. I haven’t had Italian food this good in several years. Also, everything is very reasonably priced. If you are in the North End make sure you try it out!
Best Italian restaurant in the North End.
Very accommodating on a rainy night when ALL of the outdoor tables had to be empty. Good traditional food with lively hosts - service not particularly friendly but did the job just fine.
it was fantastic
Mother Anna's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Mother Anna's is rated 4.3 stars by 917 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.