MIDA

4.6
1694 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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  • Lover's Lane Weekend at MIDA

    $60.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    MIDA is spreading the love all weekend long this Valentine's Day with a special three-course menu in addition to our regular dinner menu. Not to mention, roses and dim lighting make us the coziest date spot there is. Friday - Monday, guests can opt to enjoy our chef's menu ($60) with the option to add wine pairings ($35) and truffle risotto ($mkt). Delicious classics like our stuffed clams with Italian sausage, spaghetti + meatballs, seared scallops, and chocolate cheesecake cannoli, make this the perfect romantic dinner date. If ordering the Chef's menu, we ask that the whole table participate. This menu is also available for takeout. Our ala cart menu is available. Please call us with any questions. Pasta is for lovers. xoxo, MIDA

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
What 1694 people are saying
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vipMcKenzieM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food & wine here with a wonderful ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Homemade pastas delicious. Roasted carrots were phenomenal, a must try.

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ScottT
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. This is my neighborhood restaurant. I eat here frequently and the food is always consistently good. I do wish they would have some way of id-ing me as a regular customer and acknowledging my business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Cute place

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Something was off tonight. Service was slipshod and the experience didn’t make us feel special. We booked the chef’s table and expected an experience, but the kitchen was moving slowly and we weren’t acknowledged much. The quality of the food is still excellent, but the service did not match.

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vipStanW
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent dining experience! Service was great and food was out of this world. Prices were very reasonable too.

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Dave
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok. Desert wasnt great but ok. Really liked the waiter. He was really knowledgeable of the menu and was great.
I expected a little bit more and it was just mediocre.
It's not that I wouldn't recommend to go there it's just there's no reason to run there. Probably wont go back myself.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very gracious and attentive. Drinks were great we had an issue it’s one dish and it was taken care of swiftly and with great satisfaction

Very cute place have already recommended Miida to others.

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CarineC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Sat near the kitchen and that was fun!

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KatharineW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience2

food was not warm. We will never come back. This restaurant is overrated.

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vipSally
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience; genuine nice and knowledgeable waitress, great pacing, sizeable portions and delicious food!

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Chase
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff and the food was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mida is the best! The service was great, our server gave us some perfect recommendations. The wine list is awesome. We ordered two starters and three mains for four of us, which was just enough food. The arancini and short rib lasagna are incredible.

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vipLaloves10
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time and the food is always delicious!

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Jagger
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In entree-level food department, MIDA is unsurmountable. I had their eggplant parm and my friend got the roasted chicken with risotto. Mouth-watering, absolute delight, a I will visit again to have weekday solo dinner kind of experience. Price is on the verge of hmm expensive? and happy to pay! The decor and ambience are comforting despite my not being a super fan of tall chairs (understandable given the small space, which adds to their coziness). My lovely wait staff forgot to serve breads before the starter but made it up with a vibrant manner and pleasant attitude. Recommend!

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vipMelissaFlores
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the best pasta I've ever had.
Super cozy, great wine list and loved the small menu.

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sashag
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

MIDA = MIERDA. We had read the reviews previously before booking for New Years Eve dinner amongst many other restaurants in Boston. Unfortunately our experience wasn’t what others have described as delightful and delicious. Food was subpar - a waiter poured water into my margarita, which is okay but then told me he would get me another margarita and never did. My family members all had wine pairings with their meals and didn’t receive 2/3 of their wine. The overall experience was not great. We were really excited but gladly it did not ruin our night.

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CassyC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

NYE pre fixe menu was NOT worth the price, highly disappointed that the regular entree menu was not available

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Will
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Terrific staff performance on a difficult night, New Year's Eve. Special menu worked well, though the choice of only two desserts was ungenerous, esp when the choices are chocolate or a sorbet. Not everyone lives the former and it's not the season for the latter. We especially appreciated the way reservations were managed so both noise and crowding were under control.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal. The service was out of this world.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I guess this is boston but certainly overpriced for the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for an early dinner on NYE!

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SamuelS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit. Our son and his girlfriend recommed the place for dinner we enjoy the restaurant anf staff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Prices were higher than what was on the online menu on open table. Smelt strongly of bleach in the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE MIDA!!!! Thank you for always being amazing !!!

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vipCariG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Great menu, great service, great location in the South End.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took a while to get out drinks and we already were served our appetizer before they arrived

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Boston! Can’t go wrong with anything here.

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vipDrMark
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. The 7 pastas(replacing the traditional Italian 7 fishes, we not only creative but delicious. Douglas is among the finest chefs we have ever been fortunate enough to enjoy. Hoping that 2022 brings more great thigs for MIDA and all Douglas' ventures

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely meal with 7 pastas. Highly recommend the Gnudi Al funghi

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Almarg2
New England
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday. Excellent food and service, will definitely be back!!

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Dako
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Focaccia was absolutely soaked in olive oil, was oozing out of your mouth when you took a bite. Lobster carbanara pasta was great, but the lobster itself was horrible and overcooked.

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Maureen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious Mida experience from beginning to end. Complements to the chef on a delicious dinner and the servers were very attentive. Plan on returning very soon.

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vipSuzieTolstoy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal every time I go!

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Mitchell
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a snowy and wet afternoon.
The entrance was not clear.
Covered by my umbrella, I went to the entrance that has Mida sign above it, and pulled on the door handle three times, but the door was locked.
The bartender and staff looked at me and walked away without directing me to the main entrance.
There was not any signage indicating "use other entrance".
There was a menu on the side of the locked entrance.
Once I located the main entrance, the female and male host were courteous and asked my name and he took my umbrella.
Rock music BOOMED, loudly overhead and shooked the glass windows.
A male staff shouted to another staff about how much he love Led Zeppelin.
The server seemed to cower and was not familiar with the liquor menu.
I wanted a Disaronno sour.
The a staff brought a whiskey sour the bartender recommended.
It was all sour, zero sweet.
I returned it.
We ordered for starters foccacia with garlic butter and cheese, clams, and two short ribs lasagna.
The foccacia was delicious!
The clams were mediocre and could have had lemons to put on them and more seasonings.
Our server abandoned our table without saying a word to us and never returned to ask us how we were doing.
Another introverted server materialized out of thin air and offered to take our order.
Confused, we told her we had given our previous server our entree orders.
Frustrated, we canceled our entrees, paid our tab, and fled Mida, not looking back!
After inquiring why we are fleeing, the male host asked for a second chance, but fail to offer me any incentives.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food1service2ambience5

Last night’s experience was very disappointing. A burnt appetizer of arancini was delivered before our wine. In addition to being over cooked our app was cold by the time our wine was delivered. As our server was opening the wine our entrees we’re delivered. We expressed our dissatisfaction and the entrees were taken away - not sure if new ones were prepared. Considering prior experiences the food and service last night were very mediocre. It will be hard to recommend in the future.

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AlisonL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always enjoy Mida; the food is always great. Though sometimes the music is a bit loud when you're trying to have a conversation

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KristynF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no idea about Mangia Monday, but will be coming here regularly!! Staff were so kind and attentive, and the food was amazing. The cocktails and wine list were also impressive. So happy to have picked this spot for my birthday.

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vipDRae
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liz was amazing & had wonderful recommendations!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a 3-year anniversary. Dessert was the best part of the meal!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MIDA using the Order Online button.

MIDA is rated 4.6 stars by 1694 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.