MIDA

4.6
668 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
MIDA is a South End neighborhood restaurant, inspired by the simplicity of classic Italian dishes . Our menu focuses on many regions of traditional Italian food and culture, using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Reservations are accepted nightly starting at 5:00 PM, with a portion of our dining room held for walk-ins. For parties larger than four guests or if you do not see your reservation time listed, please contact the restaurant directly for assistance.
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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM

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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner! Prosciutto Parma starter - so creamy! Bucatini Amatriciana was classic and the flavors of the lobster scampi were yummy! Cocktails looked nicely crafted but we didn’t try any. The wine list was reasonably priced and well-rounded; we had an excellent French Syrah Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes and wine list. The noise level was the only negative. We were near the bar to the left., wouldn’t recommend that area.

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JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was flavourful and nice and hot,with artisan Italian bread! The seafood linguine was good but there was very little seafood in it,only a few very tiny pieces of lobster and didn’t even see any shrimp! The waitress was very pleasant and overall it was a good experience.

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AL
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I generally leave rave reviews, but not this time. I was a little surprised by MIDA given its strong reviews. Firstly, service was great, but the rest was "middle of the road".

My wife had a salad that was "a bunch of green lettuce" without dressing. When I asked if it was a mistake, they said "NO". They didn't offer an alternative. Presentation (on the plate) of the dishes was mediocre. I had scallops which were small and underwhelming. I could go on.

The setting was nice. The manager and the server were good, gut I don't think I would go back.

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great vibe, delicious food and an amazing, unique wine list. The manager and Sommelier were great helping me navigate though the interesting bottles. It was a business dinner and my guests were equally impressed. Would definitely return.

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious small plates with unique flavor combinations. The pasta dishes are also divine.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service. A little loud, but not overly.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for Mother's Day brunch! It was a very reasonable fixed price menu and we look forward to going back for brunch with their regular menu which looks great!

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WJ
New England
26 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of us have dined at Mida at least six times and all four of us agreed, this past weekend's meal was memorable, with great service. The first time we went to Mida was soon after it opened. We were quite impressed and loved the food and service, so we've returned periodically. A couple times were less impressive but this past meal was fantastic from apps (mussels, arancini, prosciutto) to entrees (GF pasta w lobster, a lamb pasta special that was out of this world, and the pork chop). One of the reasons we like Mida is that the wine list is always interesting and staff are knowledgeable about the wines. Highly recommend Mida and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

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DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our experience at MIDA was just okay. The server was kind but service was very slow. There were some things that were off...one radish in the radish salad. They brought things out at awkward times. For example, we received bread at the end of our entree. I think they have some kinks to work out.

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KB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my dinner at MIDA. The beet salad was especially delicious. Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.

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BS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, exceptional service, and a wonderful ambience. Will certainly be back!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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LT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Joel & Kate.

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent! Lovely space as well. We will look forward to going again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I especially recommend the mussels. Amazing almond pesto sauce.

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Deceived by other reviews. Why would anyone rate this 5 stars? OVERRATED.
Chiappino was so salty and tasteless-5 tiny clam shells with only 2 actual clams.
Carbonara (why with clams?) very salty and very dry.
Chicken ok but faro no taste at all.
Focaccia swimming in oil, hardly edible.
Tiny place, other diners too close to enjoy your meal.
Many servers bumping into one another.
Appetizers came out soon but long wait for dinner to arrive.
No valet and parking limited
Will not return and do not recommend to anyone.

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best focaccia we’ve EVER had. My husband says go for the pork loin. Wonderful server, atmosphere and certainly the best meal we had in Boston

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the warmest customer service. Best meal I’ve had in a long time :)

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

No the service was rude and the manager told me in a rude way that I had to move tables because i was having a work meeting

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KA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

MIDA is fantastic!! We were celebrating our daughter’s college graduation. From start to finish the experience at MIDA was memorable. The food was delish, the staff was attentive and merry and the atmosphere lively. MIDA is a gem. We’ll be back!

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TP
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

NICE BUT LIMITED MENU. THE FOOD AND SERIVE WAS VERY GOOD.

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BD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MIDA was a wonderful place to bring my mom for a dinner when she visited me in Boston. We really enjoyed the food that was affordable and high quality, the alcohol that had a range of prices depending on what you wanted to do, and a staff that was very personable.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We eat fairly often at Mida and have always had excellent service and delicious food. However, this past dining experience was a disappointment. We waited quite a long time for the wait staff to come to our table once we were seated (the restaurant was busy but not overly so). Once we ordered, our appetizer came very quickly (beet salad was delicious) however we must have waited 25-30 minutes for our main courses. One of the staff must have been aware of the delay because he came to our table to apologize. When our entrees did come, the food was very good. Maybe it was just an off night.

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AD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food and drinks were okay. Sat at the bar and the service wasn’t great. Probably won’t be back.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place to go before the theater! Loved the food and service.

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and I can’t wait to go back for more. Service was excellent.

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b
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved MIDA, we had really great service and loved the food. Great value with good sized portions.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and loved the atmosphere.

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R
New England
425 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place near Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall which a friend recommended. Warm service, pretty room, and excellent food. I will be back. So nice to find a hip place to combine with music.

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HC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious drinks were awesome. Server was really sweet and attentive. Highly recommend

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server!!!!!! Very kind, patient, and welcoming!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Every dish better than the next and the kitchen staff was expert and happy and educated.
The 3 best meals we have had in the past 3 years have all been at MIDA.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is our “go-to” place in Boston for a great meal. We have been there several times and have been seated at the Chef’s Table the last, I think, three (3) times. We enjoy watching the chefs put out amazing meals with incredible efficiency...AND they are all so personable. You cannot go wrong here....highly recommend.

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Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, personable service and incredible food!

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MIDA consistently has great food, wine and cocktails!

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JG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine choice for informal dining. Highly recommend.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both excellent! They were accommodating to our four year old as well.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation for 9:15 on a Saturday. We were seated promptly and ordered right away. Service was very slow and not very attentive. It took an hour for our food to come out during which time no one apologized to us or addressed the long wait time . Drinks were good but food took so long that we had finished them before it arrived. We were seated right next to the kitchen and could see that our food was being rushed. We ordered a seafood dish, ours came with significantly less food and a much smaller sliver of fish than the other ones we saw coming out. My gnocci was hastily thrown together, the sauce had completely separated so that my gnocci looked as if it was sitting in a puddle of olive oil. Overall, Food was ok (would likely have been better if put together with more care like the orders we saw being prepared earlier in the evening). Would come back for the drinks but the dining experience was not worth it.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and delicious meals served at MIDA. The restaurant was quiet, which made the ambiance lovely and intimate if you're going with a date. The staff was very professional and knowledgeable. They were also helpful with dietary restrictions, the wine list was extensive and diverse and food was a wonderfully contemporary take on favorite Italian dishes. Looking forward to going again!

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b
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a lively atmosphere. I had an early reservation here, 5:30 as my date was coming in on a flight. I got there right on time but my date was delayed at Logan and did not arrive until 7pm! The bartender was so nice about it, not like so many of the snotty South End restaurants where they make you feel lucky to be there. They make amazing craft cocktails and the food was absolutely mouth watering. The crispy polenta with blue cheese was one of the most delicious things I have ever tasted. And when my date finally arrived, he loved the mussels. :)

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