MIDA

4.6
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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for another NYE celebration! We are offering a special Chef's menu for $65 /person with optional wine pairings for $34 /person. Reservations are booked for a two hour seating starting at 5, 7 & 9 PM. The late night seating is invited to enjoy the ball drop and a complimentary champagne toast

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:15PM
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What 865 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mida is a beautiful South End gem. They have delicious food options and an amazing list of Italian wines. Their staff are incredibly knowledgeable and were able to find wonderful options for my guest and I. I can't wait to go back!

d
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We are well traveled foodies but rarely provide reviews. So, pay attention to the stars accorded. Several of these Italian courses were fresh presentations prepared with considerable originality. I sensed both traditional southern cuisine and carribean influences. Frankly, we were both kind of blown away. A restaurant can be a truly wonderful experience without bringing any of these of additional elements that Mida has also brought into play. We will be back.

M
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch & service was amazing! Cannot wait to try dinner.

JS
New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

From the moment we were seated the waitress started pushing us to order the multi-course tasting menu. None of us were interested, and we found her persistence to be annoying. The appetizers the 4 of us shared (arancini and calamari) were overly spicy and salty. We all found the arancini to be especially disappointing. My entrée, Lobster Scampi, was overly rich and salty. My husband did not like the Bucatini, and our friend did not like her Ricotta Gnocchi (she said it tasted weird). Three out of the 4 people in our party did not wish to finish our entées. The atmosphere was neighborhood casual and the noise level was low to average. None of us will return to MIDA. There are far better options in the South End.

N
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice place, but the music was just a bit too loud for comfortable conversation and my entree was a tad bit too salty. Service was really slow, and it wasn't that busy, so I was a little confused as to why.

b
New England
78 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FIVE Stars! 100% amazing. Very Memorable. Servers and Hostess were attentive, friendly and enthusiastic - made the perfect recommendations. Atmosphere is intimate, lighting is warm and inviting with wonderful views to the streetscape of the city. We are already planning a return visit.

ML
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this jewel of a restaurant. The food is outstanding and the prices are reasonable. Menu is limited but they seem to zero in on something for everyone. Would definitely go back!

F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience with very reasonable prices!

JO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. For sure one of my new “go to” places.

R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The chicken was amazing. The cocktails were awful. It was very loud.

P
New England
42 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant. We were here for Sunday brunch. The pasta and gnocchi were delicious. The place is very simple and modern and fun. The service was very nice too. I would love to see it buzz at dinnertime. Will be back for sure

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was even better.

AF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu with wine pairing was incredible

R
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced for what they served. Pasta was average and service inexperienced. We wouldn’t go back.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Great vibe and the lighting was great.

b
New England
137 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for ALL YOU CAN EAT Pasta night last Monday with another couple. We had a sampling of every pasta served (there were 5) -served family style. It was fantastic and fun! We declared ach pasta delivered to our table as our absolute favorite.....until the next one came.

And we shared a tiramisu for dessert - we all agreed it was the most delicious we have ever had.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food - small portions

DI
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and food

PB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I’m not one to write a bad review. I’ll just say that I will not go back.

Y
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for birthday celebration, tried chefs selection for the day with wine pairing , the food and wine pairing were good choices. Don’t remember our waitress name , however she also made the experience better.


Definitely planning to come back.

Thanks to all staff.

LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot in Boston. Cannot speak highly enough about this place!! Amazing appetizers, food, drinks and service. The restaurant has a great overall feel and vibe. Great for anniversaries or special occasions. Noted in my reservation that it was a celebratory dinner for my boyfriend and the staff went above and beyond seating us right near the kitchen where we got to talk with the chef and had the best seats in the house. Will definitely be going back soon.

OS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Brazilian waitress was fabulous and attentive! Our food was delightful!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to mida for their Monday pasta special and absolutely loved it! Pasta was fresh and delicious and the cocktails and wine were impressive too. The experience made for a special Monday night treat - we’ll be back!

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to MIDA a number of times now and always walk away more than pleased. On this occasion, we wanted to try their Mongia Pasta Monday special. Again, we were not disappointed. The value for the unlimited pasta was fantastic and the variety offered was perfect. Service was polite and attentive. Everything seemed to be perfectly timed as it came out. Yet again, another great dinner experience (which can be rare at most places in Boston). Thanks MIDA! We'll definitely be back!

B
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere were perfect. Pasta and appetizers especially good. I’d definitely go back.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great great restaurant! The food was outstanding and The server Camila was so welcoming and made excellent recommendations for food options!

R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great. The service was not very good. We felt rushed from the minute we sat down. It was not
the enjoyable Saturday night we thought we were going to have with friends.

R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent as always. The negatives were the noise level and the service was very good but not perfect. As always, my friend and I shared three dishes, which we asked to be brought in courses. The first two were served as asked, but the third came shortly after the second, which we had only just begun eating. On the positive side, the restaurant gave us an excellent appetizer without our asking, and brought a small desert gratis with the after-dinner drink I ordered. Those extra touches were much appreciated.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Great food, pastas were amazing the service was really slow and we waited about 45 mins after our reservation to be seated

AB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend doing the chef’s table, with wine pairing.

RP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nothing special here. Not sure why people crowd this place.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, and this time I tried something new (Paccheri Bolognese), and no surprise, I could get hooked on this "new" dish just as easily as I did my previous go-to, the lobster scampi. I have celiac disease and I always appreciate being able to safely eat (delicious) pasta dishes out. I love the neighborhood feel of the restaurant and the friendly service. It was my birthday but I didn't have room for dessert, so our waitstaff brought me an aluminum cupcake liner with a candle. How sweet is that!

LF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!! Truly our favorite neighborhood restaurant!! Staff couldn’t be nicer and food always A++++

YO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an anniversary and we were pleased with the experience. The food was great and so was the ambience. The waitress was knowledgeable about wine and was able to also make a dinner recommendation which turned out to be delicious.

LP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, and excellent service. Celebrated a 21st birthday and our server made it special. Thank you all for helping make a special night even more special....

R
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food and the servers were terrific. My only criticism is the noise level -- fortunately they don't play music, but because of the restaurant's design, conversation gets really loud. Maybe not ideal for a quiet, romantic dinner, but if you're with friends or family and you're out to have fun and a great meal, then this is the restaurant for you.

AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Everything was perfect except for the food. The lobster pasta is supposedly what they’re known for. It’s average and not comparable to other lobster pastas I’ve had.

AR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old friend and I were both in Boston for a meeting and decided to meet at MIDA for dinner. I had been there once before, and she had never been. We both had the mangia pasta experience, which was a great value and delicious pasta. The amount of food was generous. We also had a serving of focaccia, which was overkill but we had to try it! We were so stuffed by the end. The food was rich, seasoned well, with interesting combinations and flavors. We had gelato and tiramisu for dessert, which was pure gluttony. Our servers were excellent, engaging but not hovering, pacing the food delivery well. We ate too much, laughed a lot and had a great time. I wish MIDA was was in DC! I would be a regular.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night celebrating our anniversary!

R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Had a reservation for 2, but came late. Table was horrible, next to the kitchen. Had to seat at the bar instead. Would not have gone there if I had known I would end up at that table or the bar. Disappointed.