Mida - Newton

4.4
257 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
MIDA is an inspired neighborhood Italian restaurant by Chef Douglass Williams. 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 Saturdays and Sundays 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. Parties larger than six should call the restaurant directly to book a table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 257 people are saying
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vipHazelD
New England
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat on the patio on a gorgeous night. However I’m not sure we would ever eat inside unless the music was turned down 5 notches!!! Very loud!!!!

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Sandy
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Drinks were very good and the food was delicious. Place was hoping. The only draw back was the service was a bit slow. Would definitely go back again.

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vipLindaS
New England
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The antipasto was small but quality ingredients, delicious! Bread was grilled with just the right amount of olive oil, and crispy!! Prosciutto drizzled with honey! The Short Rib Lasagna was excellent, full of short ribs!! The egg plant parmesan was delicious and an extremely generous piece!! Creta Paglia wine was very different and excellent!! Orange color, dry mineralic, nice floral scent!! Excellent attention for allergies!! Well worth a try and we will return!!

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Overpriced
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been there 3 times...first time was good but sat at bar...second time was not good and sat outdoors....third time food was better but kitchen needs seasoning lessons..risotto once again was over salted and should not have been served. Halibut was cooked correctly as was chicken. Whoever made the gelato needs to scale back on the almond extract....way too heavy-handed...and lose the green food coloring!

Good idea to add some soundproofing...not a good environment to hold a conversation w/o screaming at your companions.

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vipNancyR
New England
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to MIDA Newton. We are regular customers of MIDA South End. It was very good and Seth was very friendly and helpful with wines. We will meet our friend there again. She said it is her new favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was tasteless and more so the service was disappointing! Not even a good selection of wine (by the glass). It is mind blowing to see how a restaurant cannot even make a simple cheese and pepper pasta dish. Very pretentious! Will not be wasting my time and money going back to this place.

KB
vipKathrynB
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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wjkc
New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MIDA is always a sure bet! Great food and fantastic service.

DA
vipDavidA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have been there a few times and enjoy myself every time! The interior finishes are nicely done and presents a nice, inviting, and warm atmosphere for all that visit. The food is great and I look forward to the menu expanding overtime.

MC
MariaC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All are appetizers was very very good our dinner fantastic and our cocktails delicious we then finished with coffee and pistachio/chocolate ice cream We was very impressed with all !
The server Clark K was fantastic and professional!
Thanks for a great night!

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dineoutboston
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice spot to eat. Open kitchen lots of glass windows. Beautiful spot. Food wasnt my style or taste but definsomething unique and different.

NN
NancyN
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum - first time there - good sized portions - loved the mussels, eggplant, and lasagne

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the eggplant parmigiana sandwich
Pizza was very good too
Pancake was too sweet for me
I will definitely return

AL
AndreaL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food. The only issue is they seem to run out of items such as eggplant parmigiana, sausage for the amazing sausage pizza. I have not been able to get the eggplant on 3 different occasions and I am dying to try it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This is my second try because of the other location getting rave reviews. I am not impressed food was okay. I found the sauce to be generic and spicey. I found it to be really Loud!! The eggplant Parm should be loaded to with mozzarella cheese. It was hard pressed to find it. I think I won’t return 2 times was enough to say Eh!! Not good..

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vipfoodie
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attractive, modern decor. Lobster linguini tasty. Husband enjoyed the short ribs lasagna. Will definitely revisit.

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nelm
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu at Mida is minimal but definitely has many items that my husband and I like. We have dined there a number of times and have always been pleased. The pizza, apps, dinners, and desserts we have ordered have been very good. The waitstaff has been professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. It is a great new addition to the restaurant scene outside Boston.

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judithn
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read that the chef's other restaurant in the South End offered spaghetti carbonara which is one of my favs. Mentioned it to my server, who said even tho it's not on the Newton site's menu, they'd be glad to make it for me. Yummy. Not ever restaurant (and not every server) would go that extra mile. Best pasta and best gelato in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here with two of my close girlfriends for a mini birthday dinner, i made reservations prior online. For a Wednesday night this place was packed! A good packed! The service was amazing and the waiter had really great suggestions based on our questions and the menu. The food did not disappoint! Everything was delicious! At the end of our evening they brought over a birthday dessert without us reminding or asking them (aside from the reservation note)… this gesture really stood out! Great experience overall and I would definitely suggest to a friend or attend again myself!

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GraceD44
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and great food

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vipmimi
New England
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice brunch at Mida. My only criticism sounds rather silly. The pancake was huge.. It was very delicious but I was happy we live nearby so could avoid wasting such good food. The service could not have been nicer and the outside patio at the back of the restaurant is very pleasant.

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NPOT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good in general. Service really good………..

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our second cisit

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richardr
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

When we arrived, we were seated outdoors, as requested - a lovely summer evening.
However, there was a freezing cold A/C blowing directly at our table. I asked the hostess to please move us; she said there were no available tables (this despite I could see 2 not far from us), instead stating she would simply close the open door - problem being everyone who came out left the door wide open.

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jackjack
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for a date night, when you don't want to cook, or need some pizza!

RL
vipRobertL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Mida. Great service and great food again. It could be our new favorite place to eat in Newton!

KT
vipKennT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, always a special treat! MIDA is my all time go-to dining spot. Love the incredible food, excellent service and cozy decor.

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vipLady
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Loved the pepperoni pizza cheese pizza okay. My halibut not very good did not like the sauce and fish didn’t taste like halibut. The bologneses okay. It was a much better dish in the south end. The Caicos Pepe good but the south end site it as better

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vipSally
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very very noisy. Cannot have a conversation. Sit outside today you can.

BN
BenN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall a lovely restaurant that is classy but not formal or "over the top"! Food and drink was delicious. Italian food was familiar enough to seem like "comfort" food, yet a bit atypical (e.g. slightly different spices) to feel different and not boring. Same with the wine, which included lesser known varieties, e.g. from Italy's Piedmont region . Service was pleasant and knowledgeable, especially at the bar where we had drinks before our table was ready. Note that we went there for our anniversary dinner, which we both felt was a good choice. The only drawback: noise level was a bit much, at least during prime time on Saturday evening. But don't let that stop you! The place is certainly worth a try, and I'm sure we'll be back too.

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mrbeefTS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time patron everything was great. Our server was polite the courses came out timely and tasty.
I especially liked they are homemade lemon cello.
TS

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vipDC2019
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Modern dining room, ingredients come together to create a flavorful dishes, and friendly service. Try the polenta… it’s just delicious. 😋

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vipSoxfan
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Very disappointing service... so much so that we couldnt appreciate the delicious food.

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vipFoodie57
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our second visit, ate in the patio between the buildings this time. This time we both had pizza (one cheese and one artichoke). Very thin, flavorful crust, lightly charred - excellent. We started with cocktails with the Fritto Misto. Great crunch on the seafood, spicy - with fried red and green peppers, and lemon slices. Both our visits were a treat and look forward to our next.

EM
vipEM22
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to try and was not disappointed. Great menu choices..lots of options. Everything was delicious and Well priced. Great for outdoor or indoor dining. Nice bar area too for ore-dinner drinks or apps.

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Booch
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed, my sea bass was dry and absolutely no flavor. My husbands lobster pasta was the worst. The very few pieces of lobster were shredded and of no substance.
Limited beer selection.

JR
JillR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

so happy to have mida in the hood.
thank you for all the yummy food.

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vipFrankE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was wonderful

BW
BrynnW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, felt sophisticated but relaxed. The service and staff were very kind and helped us pronounce all the Italian cuisine we ordered! Lovely restaurant and would definitely recommend to people looking for a nice and classy evening!

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miniginny
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a vibrant setting!

FAQs

Mida - Newton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 546-8010.

Mida - Newton is rated 4.4 stars by 257 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.