MIDA

4.7
1133 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 nightly from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Reservations for indoor dining can be made in advance online. Patio reservations are available on a same day basis only. Please call the restaurant the day of your reservation to request patio seation.

Lunch is service picnic style Monday - Friday and with full service on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Weekday picnic style diners are welcome to order takeout and enjoy lunch on the patio with limited wine and cocktail service. Our full service lunch on weekends can be reserved online in advance and features our full lunch menu and beverage list.

All parties are asked to honor a one hour and fifteen minute dining time due to our limited capacity.
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RobertL
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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natyb
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and black owned....awesome experience!!!

JR
vipJulianneR
New England
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husbands birthday and were very happy! The food was thoughtfully prepared and the service was top notch. Stellar evening and we look forward to returning soon. Thank you!

ED
vipElizabethD
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had an 8:30 reservation inside the restaurant, but had to move it earlier due to a family conflict. We were seated outside literally in the MIDDLE of the sidewalk, with pedestrians bumping into us and no light/candle to see menu, food, anything! Every other outside table was behind a fence for privacy that the restaurant had put up except for ours.

Our waiter was very preoccupied with what looked like regular customers, so we waited long stretches of time for service. The food was good. The prices are insane for what we ordered (basic gem salad and eggplant parmesan) and the service we received. Disappointed.

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vipDave
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Boston, without question. No doubt.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious, the

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Raquelle
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I believe because of covid their menu was very reduce. It was not a lot of the food on their Instagram. I gave it okay reviews because I called up there 3 hours before my reservation to see if we can bring cupcakes in. The lady was really nice and perky and she claimed we could. When we arrived it wasn’t allowed. It was annoying because we would have left the box at home. Parking is terrible so who wants to carry a box? They could have at least accommodate us and gave my cousin a comp desert for her birthday since we couldn’t eat the cupcakes they claimed we could at first. I think if they had their full menu I would really like the place. As of right now, I wouldn’t recommend it until things get back to normal. It was mediocre for the price.

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BillC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

salad was overdressed. wish there were a more extensive wine list

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10– I will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food!!!

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Alpr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and the food was high quality and well prepared and presented. I highly recommend and will come back soon!
Tip: try the bresoala! Amazing

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vipHRH555
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time dining here. There was a considerable delay in getting to our table but the staff and chef were very nice and gave us complimentary food and drinks. The food itself was good and I enjoyed the evening.

LH
LauraH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! The staff was always available to clear plates, answer questions, or take another drink order. It was one of the better service experiences I've had recently, all while battling the pandemic. The food was also incredible! The chicken and orzo entree was excellent and the tiramisu, delectable. Hats off to the entire staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was really tasty and our server was top notch! Definitely will back!

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Dealmaker
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best . I need go back to see her

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vipSara
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service, will definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Campeche
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food are incredible...!!!

MR
MegRC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I may not be the best person to review for Italian-style food because it would not be my first choice, but we were celebrating a birthday and it was the choice of the birthday-girl.

Mida was a great choice! The food was fresh and the range of flavors for the meals we ordered ranged from robust to mild, but all delicious.

The service was excellent and the staff was well informed and knowledgeable when asked about entree ingredients or wine pairings.

Overall, an excellent experience! Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved loved it. The pasta was amazing. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back.

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BryanP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So damn good. Did not leave anything on the plate.

PB
PedroB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience :
Timely reception - no wait
Attentive knowledgeable staff
Great food All around from Bread to dessert
Highly recommended!!!!

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ParkerW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has an intimate feel, with a sleek and low-key decorative pattern. Our waiter was incredibly friendly and personable, without being too "over the top" or hovering around our table too much. He provided helpful recommendations, and service overall was quick. Every single dish we had put an interesting twist on traditional Italian cuisine. Among the best were the eggplant parmesan (not overly fried, lumps of fresh tomato sauce, and an excellent cut of eggplant), the tiramisu (a bit crunchy on the outside, like a cookie, but soft on the inside, and topped with coffee which added an interesting layer to the flavor), and the spaccatelli with fresh pesto (mouth-watering). Mida has refreshing and creative cocktails, and a simple but satisfying wine and beer selection. I was excited to come back before I was even done with my meal. I live in the North End and have been to my fair share of Italian restaurants, however, Mida is a restaurant where the food will have you discussing the excellence and complexity of the dishes, and the service will make you feel like you're at your new favorite neighborhood haunt. 10/10, already have a reservation for my second visit in one week.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MIDA’s was absolutely lovely! The servers were on their A game and the food was phenomenal! Can’t say enough good things about our time there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. The food was presented very nicely, and everything was terrific! The wait staff was excellent. Ambiance was modern and upbeat. Would highly recommend Mida.

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norma286
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought our food was delicious. Cocktails and wine perfect.
the restaurant felt really safe. We have only eaten indoors a couple of times.We will be back.
Of course we were the oldest diners.

MM
MichelleM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, perfect serving sizes, the staff was very friendly and the food NEVER disappoints. They heard us over talking that we were celebrating a birthday and brought a complimentary Tiramisu with a candle on the side!

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vipAndyS
Los Angeles
466 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first and much anticipated visit to MIDA after hearing great things about Chef Douglas Williams' cooking. I had a delightful lunch, which exceeded my already high expectations. First, all the ingredients are fresh and of the highest possible quality. From the first bite of the Gem Salad, I knew I was in for a treat. The crisp gem lettuce was dressed with a red wine vinaigrette, enhanced by the crunch of roasted almonds and pangratatto. That and the foccacia, could have been a lunch on its own. The star of the show was the short rib lasagna. Instead of the usual braise, Chef Williams takes the extra effort to barbecue the meat, kissing it with smoke for a richly unusual flavor. Finally, the tiramisu was creamy and luscious, attractively plated and dusted with rich coco powder. The wine list is focused, yet well curated. It steers toward old world types, typically Italian and French, and pairs well with the cuisine. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend MIDA and look forward to returning as soon as possible.

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vipClaudineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in the place was super friendly and very welcoming to us
We were visiting for weekend with kids and our server William and the lovely woman behind the bar were just awesome

It was first night in town and thank you for making it special . Food was fresh and amazing and loved the truffles!

LT
vipLoveToEatOut
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate & her staff are wonderful, and the food is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing food. A little pricy but SO worth it. My boyfriend is a picky eater and said it was the best food he has EVER ordered in a restaurant. The portions are also perfect—I felt satisfied and full without feeling stuffed and bloated. Not to mention the cocktails were wonderful and creative, and didn’t floor us. Will definitely be coming back!

CE
CraigE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome. Great dessert 🍨 😋. The wait staff helped us order and it helped.

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and Douglas came through like the master he is. Really good.

Bob

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KellyC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, great atmosphere, and the best service!

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SuzieTolstoy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, most beautiful, most interesting, and most delicious charcuterie plate in Boston. I wish I’d taken a picture of it. It’s huge and spectacular. Also, great food throughout the meal! Excellent service.

VC
vipVanessaC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m obsessed with MIDA. The food is incredible, the service is always so helpful and patient, and the simplistic, chic, industrial style still feels so inviting. I came here two years ago with a friend for dinner and we sat at the chef’s table which was an incredible experience. My same friend and I went back just this past week, and it was exactly how I imagined it. And we got to meet chef Douglass Williams, so my year has been made. 11 out of 10 recommend; I cannot wait to come back.

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KH1232
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The street is loud, but everything else is SO, SO GOOOD!!

EL
EthanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great, service was a little slow and mismanaged. Not that many menu options.

JS
JuanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I think Mida is a great restaurant. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The restaurant, however, is not for people like me. I went with my 17-month old daughter, wife and parents. The restrooms do not have baby changing stations and there is no kid’s menu. The service was also a bit slow. I must emphasize, however, that the service was above average. The staff was very helpful in bringing food quickly for my daughter and attentive to what we needed. I really enjoyed the food which was superb. The only damper on my experience was not having baby changing stations and a slow service. The latter, however, would not have bothered me if I hadn’t gone with my child, since the atmosphere is excellent and the food great. Overall I loved the restaurant.

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bxwwci
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The appetizers were amazing, but the entrees left something to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Lovely staff and every dish we’ve had there has been absolutely delicious! The short rib lasagna, chicken and all the pastas are all wonderful. Don’t miss this neighborhood gem.

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You can order delivery directly from MIDA using the Order Online button. MIDA also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

MIDA is rated 4.7 stars by 1133 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.