MIDA

4.7
1544 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Dinner is served Monday - Thursday, and Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM.

Reservations for indoor dining can be made in advance online. Patio reservations are available on a same day first-come first-serve basis only. Please call the restaurant the day of to reserve patio seating.

All parties are asked to honor a one hour and thirty minute dining time due to our limited capacity and to guarantee the safest environment possible.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured specials

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year with MIDA. We're offering a three course dinner for two, $120. Our menu consists of three starters, two entrees, and two desserts. With optional supplements available. Add our wine pairings for two, $60, to keep the drinks flowing throughout your meal.

What 1544 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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ElizabethB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service impeccable, ambience lovely…it was a perfect birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible. The food, the staff, and the atmosphere. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Both dishes incredibly salty. Disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Candy was our server and went above and beyond! We had such an amazing dinner and highly recommend MIDA for any occasion. Chef Douglass Williams knocks it out of the park every single time and I can’t wait to see what he dreams up next!

JD
JustinD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being my first time at MIDA I did not know what to expect. However I was pleasantly surprised to the delicious food and great atmosphere. MIDA is a great date night spot or place to go with a small group.

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Steven
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mangia monday is the best deal in boston!!!!!!!!!!

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gmm724
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great mangia Monday deal! Really delicious pasta, delicious cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and some of the beat pasta I’ve ever had!

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MimiM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the food! If the gnocchi had been with a tomato sauce they would have been even better.

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vipTonyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I had such high hopes for Mida. I've read so many good reviews and when we arrived, the dishes coming out to tables looked legit. The experience was unfortunately subpar. Let's start with the food:

To start we ordered the mussels and frito miso. Both were excellent. The mussels had a very large portion while the frito was a little smaller. Seriously excellent. Hope still high at this point. Unfortunately, it was downhill from here. We ordered a pasta course for the table, the carbonara. This went off the rails. The sauce was lumpy and had a sour taste as though someone screezed an entire lemon into it. The pancetta was severely uncooked. Ok, carbonara is a tough dish to get right. Let's hope for better on the main course. We had the short rib lasagna, the eggplant parm, and the chicken. The chicken was the standout with a nice smoked farrow accompanying it. The eggplant and lasagna were both plagued by a sweet marinara. The lasagna seemed to be overcooked as on of the edges was black. Not golden brown, black. Also, not sure diced chives work with a lasagna with marinara sauce.

Ok, let's get to service. Beyond terrible. When we arrived, the hostess was on the phone. She didn't even try to acknowledge me. I stood there as several wait staff and bartenders walked by. Ok, things happen. But the experience just continued to get worse. The waiter took the appetizer order before the drink order. When we finally tried to wave him down to get a drink order placed, he says, give me a second. 5 minutes later we can finally place the drink order. If you're going to be a waiter that doesn't write things down, then have the ability to remember the whole order. Where's my focaccia dude? On top of all of that, there was a general aire of "ugh why do I have to wait on you" It's hard to cite any one example, just an overall vibe that he was throwing off.

While some of the dishes killed, I can't recommend Mida based on the overall experience.

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MabeA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tasty appetizer. I usually don't eat red meat, but made an exception for the lasagna, and it was excellent! I'm glad we could eat outside because the inside of the restaurant felt like a refrigerator.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We thought it was all just fine. Did not love how packed in we were and the service was really slow.

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vipBrittanyF
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular and vibes are amazing!

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GeorgeG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I could not rave about this experience more! The food and service were incredible. I completely enjoyed myself!

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vipSamanthaC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening at Mida. The food was excellent. The ambience was great. The service was excellent. Did I say it was excellent? We ordered the Arancini, focaccia, polenta, carrots, eggplant parm, ricotta gnocchi, and carbonara. All were delicious. I can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service, great low-light ambiance, and the food was beyond unbelievable!

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lolaoftheast
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Service was fantastic. Carolina was lovely and very attentive. The wine selections were nice
The bolognese and gnocchi were too salty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waitress was awesome! Food was unbelievable, the focaccia stole the show.

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Adeline
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing atmosphere. The short rib lasagna is a must! The sauce in the mussels is divine (dip your bread in it). Everything has a wonderful flavor, fresh. Overall a wonderful experience - we love MIDA. Took some friends here from out of town and they loved it as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
58 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurants a little too noisy we were kind of shouting in straining to talk to each other. Service was not great left us alone and didn’t come back to see if we wanted more wine for a long time. Food was just OK. Could use more flavor

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ColinC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had a fantastic meal. The arancini were probably the best I ever had. Fantastic calamari and the entrees were also delicious - highly recommend the short rib lasagna. Finished with a nice pistachio gelato.

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CherylD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service. Will go again and again

Less noisy to eat outside.

SJ
ShaunaJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun evening at Mira to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The server helped to make it extra special and even brought her a tiramisu at the end of the meal. We loved all the pasta dishes and the baked mussels made a great appetizer.

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Mmmm
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, MIDA is a reliably delicious meal with great service and good drinks. The expanded patio made the meal even more enjoyable in nice fall weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and beverages were fantastic. Automatic, supersonic, hypnotic, funky fresh… my wife and I visited Boston for our honeymoon and capped it off with a late night dinner at Mida. The staff was extremely welcoming, ambiance was hip and romantic and the food was real and spectacular. Would highly recommend!

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denr
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Wonderful service from our waiter, Will. Reminded our evenings in Italy. The food was marvelous. Great to spend an evening outside.

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Renee
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and wonderful flavors! Will definitely return again.

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Katie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mida is the cutest little restaurant on the corner of a very busy intersection. The waitstaff was amazing!! They even gave our table a couple small complimentary food samples. the food was delicious, as well as my cocktail. I will be dining at Mida again and I would definitely recommend it!!

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vipMaxie
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food delicious
Patio could be more attractive
Inside handsome but we chose to eat outside
Will definitely go again

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GerardoN
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Experience was great yet the Mida Slam was just ok.

DS
DonS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Mida's normally terrific tiramisu was not up to par. The cookie was stale.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is A1. Overall great energy from everyone who works there. Great food. Taste hand made with love drinks are good. Ambiance is great. Near everything. Definitely explore their menu.

DE
DavinE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a fantastic experience at Mida. The food abs service are fantastic. My only complaint is that the Carbonara pasta was a bit over salted.

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vipVictoriaL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Mida is outstanding! The dishes are inventive and yummy. The service is friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Mida.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always and will always love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers were all wonderful and well versed on both the wine list and menu. The food was mostly delish although very rich. The chef was heavy handed on oils used in every dish we ordered, even in the red sauce. One of our meals was sent back due to excessive salt. Overall we enjoyed our experience at MIDA.

MZ
MatthewZ
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Bucatini - comes with my full recommendations. Truly exquisite Italian cuisine.

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MIDA is rated 4.7 stars by 1544 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.