MIDA

4.8
1221 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 4:00 PM - 9:00 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 seating.

Lunch is service picnic style Monday - Friday and with full service on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM - 4:00 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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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
What 1221 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Their mida Monday deal is to die for

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Nancy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

took a while to get our food but the food and service were great. nice cozy spot

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SuzieTolstoy
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food. Mida has THE BEST PIATTO DI ANTIPASTI in the city of Boston. For $25 it has so much and such variety. Always beautiful food and professional, comfortable service.

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Alex
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. We were able to be seated a bit early instead of standing outside in the cold and were offered bread as we waited for the remainder of our party.

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AmiraF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu is limited. Short rib lasagna had burned corners. Came out faster than expected. Salad with pistachios was refreshingly different. Service was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mida was absolutely wonderful. From the service down to the food. I’m definitely returning.

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Hinal
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Apps, entrees, dessert and drinks were all AMAZING. Can't wait to be back again!

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious.

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sson
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I thought the food quality was good, goof vibe., great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Would highly recommend and we will be back!

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Courtney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options and all options were seasoned well.

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Pmw759
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a Valentine’s dinner. Great food with a fantastic wine pairing. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant would def recommend staff was amazing

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Lizd
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here because we had seen MIDA on Phantom Gourmet. It looked wonderful and it was from the appetizer to dessert and coffee. The staff was awesome, very professional, warm and knowledgeable about the menu. Restaurant is small and cozy.

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JeffB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid-era review. It was empty upon our arrival at 6:30 on a weeknight, but quickly "filled". Our servers were welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent, from appetizers through dessert. The roasted chicken with smoked fregola was a standout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing!

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jeffreyb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great local south end spot. Fantastic curated menu and a chic, modern interior. The gem salad, bucatini and paccheri are stand outs.

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Lauren
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mida never disappoints. Amazing food and drinks and the staff is so nice. Wonderful date night spot, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & amazing waitstaff!!

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Shannon
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing and the food was delicious! Every person we encountered was so happy and had great recommendations. They went out of their way to make our birthday dinner celebration extra special. Will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shyanne was AWESOME!

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Juli
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best italian food I’ve ever had, and that says a lot because I’m italian and have been to so many restaurants that don’t make pasta like my family does. Every item we ate was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, even better drinks! Love the ambiance and service was quick. Appropriate attention to COVID regulations. Will be back!

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Noonie
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was very excited to try this establishment based on reviews but I was very disappointed. The muscles and arancini were pretty good, but the entrees were so salty, and not authentic Italian at all. I understand corona makes things different, but I felt like I was on a double date with the people directly next to us with a clear divider. We had multiple servers, had to ask for bread, wait to be asked for more wine with my meal, and after spending $200 the check was slapped down on the table without any warning we were nearing our time limit, or even asking if we wanted desert.

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AlexaM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Black Owned Restaurant! Very happy to support local businesses.

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MariannaS
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Delicious food and drinks, can't wait to go back again.

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vipstacyv
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious - the shrimp carbonara is a must! A light cream base with a hint of lemon! Not a morsel of food left on plate

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HillaryWray
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best spot in Boston hands down. The service is incredible, shout out to Cheyenne (I hope I spelled that right) she always makes us feel so at home. I’m a creature of habit and tend to stick to the same dishes, and every time I order my favorite pasta dish it’s as delicious as it was the first time I ordered it there. I think consistency speaks volumes about the quality of a restaurants dishes. I could go on and on, but this again the BEST spot in the city.

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Laloves10
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance, and drinks! I highly recommend for a nice evening in the city.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant. Food was off the charts excellent and the staff were efficient and friendly. Please try this so we can keep this restaurant open during and after COVID. Oh and the cleanliness was excellent too - we felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Appetizers were good— we ordered the arancini and the garlic focaccia. Super tasty and well made. Entrees were a disappointment. We ordered the cacio e pepe gnocchi— an unremarkable plate with unpleasant presentation and a mealy sauce. Short rib lasagna wasn’t terrible, but it was drowned in a thick red sauce that made the dish much heavier than it needed to be. Its highlight was the interesting smoky flavor from the short rib. For dessert we shared the sweet cream gelato which was perfect and came with a drizzle of olive oil on top—nice touch. I would come back for apps and drinks, but very disappointed with the mains. Cute ambiance, perfect for date night.

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Hood
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every bite of food we had was delicious from the arancini we began with to the gelato we ended with!

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BobD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Nice to be out in the city again, and Mida made you feel very safe and welcome while still providing a fun, relaxed, delicious environment. If you are looking to get out and about during these trying times, give Mida a shot. You will not be dissappointed.

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BradH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Unique twist on Italian that was extremely flavorful and the perfect portion sizes. The service was fast and attentive. Delicious cocktails and good wine list as well. Great bang for your buck with this restaurant. Perfect for a date night.

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Nita
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has a very nice calm ambiance. The food is amazing and drinks are strong. Is definitely a spot to try.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the Gnocchis and eggplant parm

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CollierW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best customer service I have ever experienced! And Mangia Monday was an incredible amount of delicious food! Would highly recommend to any pasta lover.

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vipJulianneR
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time back to MIDA, still impressed me. We were told by friends to visit on a Monday for the pasta event they had held here and so we did. Our server, who was awesome, didn’t mention the event so we assumed due to covid it wasn’t an option. We had a spectacular meal with lovely wine, our kids loved their pasta too. As we left we did hear the pasta event being offered to a different table so we were a little disappointed it wasn’t mentioned, but we accept we didn’t ask about it either. We plan on returning!

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TeresaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cuisine...warm service...treated us to special desserts!

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vipEnGee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at MIDA and our server was outstanding. We will definitely come again.

FAQs

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

MIDA is rated 4.8 stars by 1221 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.