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Mida - Newton, Newton, MA

Mida - Newton

4.5
4.5
663 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

MIDA is an inspired neighborhood Italian restaurant by award winning Chef, Douglass Williams. Our menu focuses on many regions of traditional Italian food and culture, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. We are all about supremely delicious food and warm hospitality.

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.

Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM -4:00 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.

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Booked 71 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-8010

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Douglass Williams

  • Catering

    Inquire about catering events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Inquire about private events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Cross street

    Washington St. and Walnut St

  • Parking details

    Free public parking is located in the lot behind the building. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    MIDA is steps away from the Newtonville commuter rail stop.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 663 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    dinerwithawhiner

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Italian selections, both traditional and light. Great spot for lunch. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent, friendly service.

  2. EK

    ElaineK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Lovely indoor and outdoor space; food was good but very pricey for lunch.

  3. NA

    NABOS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Mediocre. The 4 of use order different items form the menu, from appetizers to dessert. Everything was just mediocre, nothing stood out. And our waiter was "interesting". Once we ordered, he asked if we wanted everything at the same time (strange). We said appetizers first. The first thing he brought wasn't an appetizer! Then something we order didn't arrive at all. When we asked him about it, he said that it was our fault for not being clear. Anyways, none of us has any interested in returning to this restaurant.

  4. JS

    JudithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor dining at Mida Newton is relaxed and comfortable. Food is excellent; creative, fresh, honest. Servers are true professionals; helpful, efficient. Looking forward to a return visit.

  5. D

    Danimalay

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an A+ - highly recommend!

  6. CB

    CindyB

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience1

    Very loud. Food came at different times. Waiter very nice. But way too loud.

  7. JF

    JonF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service. Love the place!

  8. WL

    WeLoveToDineOut

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    We always see this restaurant and finally got a chance to check it out. The food is not t

  9. C

    Chansky

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We enjoyed everything. The service was very good. He was very attentive. We will be back for sure.

  10. M

    Mark

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very tasty meal although menu is limited. Would have preferred a greater choice of wines by the glass.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The serve and atmosphere was lovely. The cocktails and wine list was excellent. The noise was energetic with a larger and loud party at one end of the dinning room. Luckily, we sat at the bar and that toned down the volume. The food was 50/50, some items were exceptional but, others were below average.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was delicious although I thought the menu was a little limited. Nonetheless the pasta was the freshest pasta I have had in awhile. I had the Gnocchi and cudos to the chef. Drinks were good size pours and the apps especially the calamari were delicious. Great for date night or celebration.

  13. J

    Jrm1

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mida is the best! Food, service and I love the outdoor dining!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My beautiful girlfriend & I had a great time! Philippe provided superior service, and I look forward to requesting him in the future!

  15. C

    Chanigan

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is delicious. The mussels are really good and the crispy polenta interesting combination of savory with hint of sweetness from honey. Seats are too close and too noisy. Difficult to have a conversation

  16. LC

    LynneC

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Excellent service , very energetic vibe , no doubt pizza is the way to go here. We had a very nice meal but nothing extremely special. It was very busy it was loud and the service could not have been better

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious! Gnocchi was that perfect, melt in your mouth texture that is very hard to find! The pizza was outstanding and the mussels delicious! Service was spot on too!

  18. B

    Beth

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Took a friend for lunch to celebrate a low keyed birthday . Waite staff outstanding couldn't do enough to please us. Food delicious wine was perfect, and getting to taste the wine to make sure that is what you like before full serving is a nice touch.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Such a welcoming environment with amazing drinks! The tiramisu will not disappoint!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and the food was sooooo good !

  21. b

    bobb

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good lunch meal and service. Price was reasonable

  22. J

    Judes

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This was our first time at this restaurant - we came on the recommendation of several our friends. The food and the service did not disappoint - both were very good. The room was noisy.

  23. p

    partners

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    Food was good but service was subpar for restaurants in the area.

  24. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Overall was ok. There are no vegan options and they don't make any effort to accommodate you. Cocktail was good and the servers are friendly enough.

  25. t

    twilliamsboucher

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere are great. The was my second time there and it is always great. Two things- I wish there were more menu options. It doesn’t feel like a place you can go to again and again because the menu is pretty limited. And lastly, I paid with the QR code and I am not sure if there is a good system for when you pay that way vs the standard was of the e server picking up the card and the table. My server called after my mom as she was leaving the restaurant, inquiring about the bill, several minutes after I paid. It was kind of funny but not a terribly great look.

  26. AT

    AndreaT

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Music was way too loud. There are no acoustics to absorb any noise, so it’s very hard to talk to people at your table without screaming to them. Not ideal for dinner conversations. Not enough salad options for lunch. You need more if you want to attract women. Another sandwich option would be good as well, Other than that, food was fresh and delicious but not planning to return because of the noise level and limited lunch menu

  27. n

    newtongal

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Went on Mother's Day so things were hopping. Arancini appetizer was great. Ordered two pizzas - cheese and vegetable. Cheese was not as great as the first time I had it but the veg was great. Great cocktails, thoughtful service - not too much not too little.

  28. TA

    TimA

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great 'urban' Italian kitchen. One complaint- coffee accompanying dessert was lukewarm. Bummer.

  29. KF

    KFBL

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, “happening” place as a result very noisy!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Innovative and fresh, delicious, Italian food with creative touches. The crispy polenta came out looking like a slice of cake, with beautiful aroma of pepper and honey to compliment the creamy interior of the golden crust. Salmon with broccoli rabe was a similar experience, the salmon seemed pressed and was perfectly cooked, on top of a bright green medley with roe mixed in. Buccatelli pasta was perfectly cooked off a bit light on the spice. Even the bread and olive oil was delicious! We chose to try a few glasses of wine, and the Sardinian Carignano wine was an unusual find. Service was wonderful, and the inner courtyard seating was sheltered from traffic noise. The weak spot was the coffee, but we’ll be back to try more of the dishes here during the summer.

  31. j

    jbh1

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything- food, service, etc. The gluten free pasta was perfect. Can’t wait to go back.

  32. YS

    YvonneSomerville

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you like pasta and pizza, this is the place. Great drinks too. The service was impeccable. Leave room for dessert. It's considered Black-owned so would love to see the African American influence too.

  33. p

    pdave

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed descent foods at a good location with ample parking spaces. Staffs are very kind and welcoming.

  34. DN

    DoNotDine

    New England

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    Nothing beats a perfectly cooked plate of pasta bathed in a nutty pesto; a chicken roasted to ideal tenderness; and two, strong dirty martinis. Nothing. This is what Mida does so well: give you a dinner that makes you lean in, take another bite, and then sit back in contentment. What it does not do well is service. Imagine walking in from the cold only to receive a frostier, apathetic reception from the host. Imagine a testy server who presented every question like a challenge. And then who disappeared for long stretches at a time. And then only visited us to make us feel like we were a chore and not guests who came to the restaurant for a meal and some hospitality. Perhaps the kitchen staff could teach the servers and even the host how to aim for excellence? Or, better yet, perhaps we could find a similar quality meal elsewhere. I recommend you do the latter.

  35. ML

    MichaelL

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Great food. Server could use some more training and guidance.

  36. BN

    BNick

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    MUST HAVE! Went for Mida Mondays which is a choice of five entrees for $80. Can not beat the value and every single entrée was delicious. Adding Mida to my list of favorite restaurants in metro Boston.

  37. F

    Foodie

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our 44 th wedding anniversary no recognition by staff.

  38. j

    jimbrookline

    New England

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good experience at Mida. It was a moderately busy Sunday night. We got seated promptly and service was very good. Had the lasagna and roast chicken which were both very good.

  39. IS

    IleneS

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food has gone slightly downhill since my first time eating at Mida about a year ago. Pizza was salty, insalata was not as flavorful. Mussells were still very good and plump, but the bread tasted different. Our server was great, however the pizzas arrived before the salads and one person's main dish (eggplant)came even later than everyone else's food.

  40. L

    Lunch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    I ordered mussels and most were out of shells so almost every shell I picked up was empty, so I don’t know if I got correct number, but it seemed skimpy. We were charged $12 for a glass of Prosecco we didn’t order, with barely an apology from our waiter. Would not go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mida - Newton using the Order Online button. Mida - Newton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 546-8010.

Mida - Newton is rated 4.5 stars by 663 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Mida - Newton

261 Walnut St Newton, MA 02460-1586

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington St. and Walnut St

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free public parking is located in the lot behind the building. Metered street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    MIDA is steps away from the Newtonville commuter rail stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Douglass Williams

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 546-8010

  • Catering

    Inquire about catering events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Inquire about private events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/

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