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7:00 PM
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Mother Anna's

4.4
449 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Four Generations of Fine Italian Cuisine! Boston’s historic North End is known for its many Italian restaurants. Over the last 80 years, many of these establishments have come and gone. None have stood the test of time quite like Mother Anna’s. Established in 1932, Mother Anna’s has passed through four generations of families. John Caparella, along with his three sons, have carried on the tradition that his grandmother started 79 years ago.

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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30am 11:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 523-8496
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Cross St. and Richmond St.
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Parking details
Parking Validation is available at Parcel 7 Garage:
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Public transit
Congress St @ Hanover St (191, 192, 193)
Haymarket Station - Outbound (Orange Line)
Haymarket Station - Inbound (Orange Line)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
What 449 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined at Mother Anna's on New Years Eve. Found a table on OpenTable with very short notice. Got seated right at the time of the reservation despite the place being full. Food was excellent, service was excellent considering the place was packed full. Can't wait to come back to this spot!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I have walked by this restaurant for probably 35 years, never noticing it. Then through Open Table I’ve found Morher Anna’s. We arrived on time for our reservation. However it took quite a while to get seated. Once seated, we put an order in for wine. It took a little while for that to come. However once it arrived, it needed to stay in the next room because there was no room near our table for the ice bucket.

We ordered gnocchi in red sauce and veal parmascian with linguine. We also had two garden salads. The garden salad was, not good. In the middle of the salad was a scoop of green beans that looked like canned beans. They were over cooked and then cooled. It otherwise ruined the salad. I recommend asking that they not put the beans on the salad or try a Caesar.

The entrees were fine. Unremarkable. The tomato sauce was fairly tasteless. Neither good or bad. That said the veal was very tender and enjoyable. The gnocchi was fine as well.

This restaurant was passable. We’d go back if we couldn’t find some place else.

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suburb2city (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

food was delicious and the staff were kind and prompt

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vipWolfmanDave (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good but parking is next to nothing available unless you get lucky for street parking. It took over 20 minutes to find an a garage with space available.

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Briles (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

7 out of 7 of us loved our meals. It was quiet on a freezing cold Saturday afternoon, but service was great as was the food. We were actually surprised at just how good. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

I am a long time fan of Mother Anna’s. I now live in Washington DC but try to make a visit here any chance I get. The food and the service are great. We had a fun family holiday dinner on Tuesday evening and best of all was we got to enjoy the leftovers the next evening - the portions are huge. Lobster fettuccine and chicken creation are family favorites!

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JTMofHopk (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Overall experience was outstanding ! Service was impeccable - even with our large party of 10. Food was delicious and plentiful !! It was a very special evening. Will most definitely return to Mother Anna's.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Family-owned Mother Anna's has been offering home-style, familiar Italian dishes for over 50 years, and continues its long tradition of friendly service and warm atmosphere. At out latest visit, the waitress was terrific in getting some in our party's complicated choices and dish-sharing right, and with a smile. One of us had what we believe was a new addition to the menu-- shrimp baked in cheese. Superb! We'll continue to make Mother Anna's our "local," our North End favorite.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

A family night on the town for 10 of us that was just perfect to celebrate the holidays! Fabulous food and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

came in for a Christmas dinner and everyone loved the food. Prices great also.

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