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Mida - Newton, Newton, MA

Mida - Newton

4.5
4.5
716 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 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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What 716 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Lynw

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for my husband’s birthday brunch and had a great time. The service was great as well as the food. The brunch menu was not that big but had enough options to choose from.
  2. SP

    SuzanneP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was great, staff all friendly and professional. Food was delicious, although the gnocchi were a little tough and not the pillows of yum I expected. All the other food was amazing! We highly recommend you try it!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love MIDA. The care taken and quality and variety of the menu is top rate. Love the Negronis too!
  4. MS

    MollieS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you to Winnie for a wonderful experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Warm greeting. Fantastic service. Love the whole dining experience. Try the Bolognese, it’s delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service.
  7. TN

    TheresaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waitress was excellent. Food was good but the menu is very limited.
  8. c

    cassandra

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful, vibrant food and great cocktails. nice patio and good service. Parking! Can't ask for more. Delighted to have this restaurant nearby particularly when so many have stopped serving lunch.
  9. KR

    KarlR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had frequented MIDA in the South End and learned of this additional gem in Newton. We celebrated our 35th Anniversary last night, and the restaurant exceeded the celebratory milestone. Good, service, ambiance (we are outdoors) were all outstanding and they even threw in two complimentary glasses of champagne for good measure.
  10. RD

    RoxanneD

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hidden gem! We enjoyed the food so much, we went the following night. My only somewhat negative comment was I thought the pepperoni pizza was too saucy-but some people like it that way.
  11. D

    Daphne

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We wanted to try this new restaurant in our neighborhood. Some of the dishes were excellent. Seemed a little over priced. Service was somewhat scanty and a bit brusque.
  12. DG

    DonnaG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our first time there and the food was fantastic. I bit loud at times but it was Father’s Day and it was busy. I asked for a window table but didn’t get it. And many window tables remained open while we dined. It took a long time to get our first drink when we sat down. Our server was great - table 52. 6pm reso. We liked being able to pay on our phone when we were ready to leave. We kept get more water which was great, never had to ask. The bus “boys” were a little to anxious to clear plates though, while we were still eating. We would order the chicken, Arancini, lasagna and prosciutto again! We will be back.
  13. ND

    NicoleDerosiers

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kary was amazing and we had such a lovely birthday dinner! The food and drinks were absolutely amazing and Mida is such a treasure! Thank you for making my birthday so special!
  14. BG

    BrooklineGal

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful summer lunch on the patio. Great food and service. Can’t wait to go back. Ordered an entree to take home for dinner.
  15. e

    ebdining1

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was our first visit to MIDA in Newton - we have been to the Boston location many times and the food has always been fabulous. The same is true of the Newton location which is much, much larger than Boston and consequently the noise level is much louder. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious. The tiramisu dessert was amazing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Pizza was burned, misto was overly spiced and inedible, tuna putanese was filled with Tina tuna bits. The only good dish was salad which was crisp and plentiful.
  17. J

    Janie

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Emile was very attentive and knowledgable. The food was excellent. Every dish was special - every bite memorable. Even the cocktails, with house-made elements, were exceptional. We will be back!
  18. JL

    JudyLev

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Seated 35 min after reservation time. Waited15 minutes to get the check. Food fine. Server forgot a drink. They are overwhelmed. Trying their best. Frustrating 2 hour and 20 pizza dinner.
  19. DG

    DanaG

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal and the staff was fantastic. It was a bit noisy, considering it was a Sunday evening.
  20. CA

    CAL11

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Absolutely love the Insalata Mista! Every bite was delicious. Great staff too.
  21. LL

    LeslieL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mida Slam is the. best brunch I ever had. A variety of delicious interesting breakfast dishes including a lemon pancake. I've also been here for dinner and lunch and the food is exceptional with very friendly and attentive staff
  22. s

    stephen

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    very good dinner. great insalata - very well done - the pizza was tasty and fun, gnocchi - excellent, eggplant delicious. tiramisu might be better with just somewhat firm or noticeable mascarpone - but that was fun too.
  23. RL

    RobertL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and wonderful menu choices with knowledgeable and helpful service with great outdoor seating and easy parking. Great place for a date night!
  24. F

    Freeparking

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Best Tiramisu. I will return for it. Excellent, patient, attentive service. Very loud though.
  25. VT

    VTSA

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food is average quality, Italian more for the name of the dish than for the taste. Outdoor is a nice space but quite noisy street.
  26. SW

    ShelleyW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance & service! Definitely will go back!
  27. A

    Anago

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great neightborghood restaurant, excellent food quality. The Lemon chicken and the Bucatini were very good, The Lasagna was excellent. Our waiter was outstanding, very attentive, His wine recommendation was very good, the same as his recommendations and comments about the plates in the menu. The restaurant is noisy, even though it is better now than when they opened up. (not sure if ceiling improvements were made). Plenty of parking spaces.
  28. d

    deenie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. The food was great; and the atmosphere was really nice. Everyone was happy and having a good time. That's what good food will do to you! I can not wait to go back.
  29. P

    Pasquelina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mida's food is truly sensational. The menu was full of exciting items and the drink menu was also full of delicious options. I highly recommend the Aeporal Spritz! The one critique I have is of the arancini—they are a spin on a classic (tiny balls instead of a large cone or ball like you'd find in Sicily) which I totally appreciate, it's just that the portion is very small and they lacked any filling aside from the cheese + rice. Other than that, the food was delicious, perfect for sharing, and the service was phenomenal. I took my friend for her birthday and the staff was very accommodating and kind.
  30. CW

    ChristineW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I think that in general this place is overpriced for what it is. When I pay that much for a meal ($75 per person with tip -- cocktail, starter, entree), I really expect to be wowed by the food, and that was not the case here. The salmon entree I got was quite good, but the caesar salad was just o.k. The Negroni was good. I'd choose another place that's not so pricey next time.
  31. K

    Kleiner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is my second time at this restaurant and I brought some friends. We had a fabulous tasting meal - salad plus five entrees for 2 to share. It was delicious as I remembered the first time. I have 2 small criticisms. We all had gnocchi and although very good, we all agreed it was too peppery. It really didn't enhance the dish and you could taste the pepper long afterwards. And the noise was not "energetic" but actually a bit too loud. I do love the food and the service is knowledgeable, fabulous, and attentive. Our drinks were really good, too. YUM!
  32. l

    letstalkaboutfood

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious menu, lots of enticing options, very friendly staff, such an attractive new space and easy parking! You can feel the hospitality as soon as you arrive . We sat outside on the patio (they have two). We will be back!
  33. BN

    BryceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Great chefs! I would recommend going here to anyone looking for gourmet/new Italian food in a semi causal or slightly fancy environment.
  34. R

    Raisa

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Good food. We liked the lasagna and tiramisu.
  35. 2

    2delicious

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been sitting on the patio, so it’s a bit noisy, but we are so happy Mida offers patio seating for those of us not ready to sit indoors. The food is delicious and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive. My husband and I are delighted Mida has opened in Newton and wish them well.
  36. MS

    MelanieS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Out bartender provides excellent service.
  37. P

    Paul

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place, focus on quality, freshness not overly complicated food, service was friendly, and appreciate that they recognized my Birthday, with an excellent Tiramisu.
  38. L

    Lexresident

    New England

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    The food was acceptable, nothing special. We liked the arancini appetizer, but my Amartriciana pasta was a disappointment. Noise level was overwhelming. They were hosting a graduation gathering, so the noise from that and the obviously very busy waitstaff led to a lackluster experience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will definitely go again.
  40. MD

    MarianD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    This is a super place with super food and service. My mistake was choosing to eat outside on the Walnut Street side at lunch time. Traffic was loud. That is not the restaurant's fault.

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 716 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
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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