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MIDA - Newton, Newton, MA

MIDA - Newton

4.5
4.5
949 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 - Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 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 69 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, 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 949 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CC

    CarolineC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Pizza oven out of action over 10 days so half of the limited menu not available. Should have been mentioned that on their website. The food is really just ok. So over priced. $26 for a below average Bucatini all’amatriciana - I didn’t eat it as the sauce was so over reduced it was tomato purée with some burnt guanciale- $12 for a tiny kids portion of pasta (they do not have a kids menu). My son loves the cheese pizza which is why we go but the service and overall experience is just not good enough for the price. I’ve seen the owner once in our 15/20+ visits and I think that shows. If your pizza oven is out of action why not have some entree or pasta specials on to give more choice? Why no kids menu? The restaurant was empty when we arrived. You would have more families coming early if it was child friendly.
  2. YP

    YvetteP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mida was a great place to have a group dinner. The service and food were amazing.
  3. MM

    MarthaM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Every dish is special.
  4. ML

    MaggieL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress we had was great! So personable & left us alone/attended to us just the right amount. Food was excellent, music was good for a Sunday brunch! Will return
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was trying to be too much of a new take on traditional Italian cuisine. My husband has the eggplant Parmesan and it was more like a eggplant lasagna. We found it to be mushy! He also had to order a side dish of pasta for $12 and the sauce was bland at best! I had the pasta carbonara and had to send it back because it sat out under the heating lamps and was lukewarm! They did make a new order, but again they tired to make a change to a traditional dish, that didn’t work! It has a over salty and had overwhelming taste of garlicI! They did comp the Orianci due to my original dish being lukewarm! The staff was friendly and accommodating, but the food was underwhelming.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We were really disappointed by the fact that the pizza oven was broken and no pizza was available. Plus our server was not friendly and rushed us through the meal. We have dined there before and had good experiences. This was not good.
  7. SL

    SergeL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All members of our group had great lunch experience the staff was most professional and personable. Kudos
  8. AM

    AnMarie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a casual weeknight dinner date
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb! We enjoyed arancini, lasagna , citrus cake and tiramisu. Cocktails and wine were right on the mark. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!!
  10. B

    Bleh

    New England

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The decor and ambiance is very nice with a modern clean yet warm feel. The servers were all very pleasant but someone needs to tell people not to say “ Still working” when they’re inquiring about clearing your plate. The music was loud enough to make meaningful conversation tough at times. The featured wine was excellent as were the arancini balls. My friend enjoyed her bolognese but I had the strangest carbonara I have ever had. Carbonara is usually a wonderful coating on your pasta leaning more to the dry side. This was in a pool of a weird yellowish/ white sauce with chunks of cheese and hunks of lemon rinds all with no cohesion at all. While we had a pleasant evening all I can say is that it was the strangest meal I have had in a long time all for the tune of $120.
  11. N

    Newton67

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great, especially the mussels starter. Service was terrific. Major disappointment: no pizza when all 4 of us were up for pizza. And, although we had asked for a quiet table and were told we had one, noise levels were intrusive. That said, we'll go back.
  12. MF

    MorganFCharles

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful night at Mida. Jean was our waitress and she was an absolute pleasure. We had a great evening
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service…. Doesn’t ever disappoint. Nice to have a go to neighborhood restaurant. Abigail was very helpful in changing the time of the reservation…thank you.
  14. DB

    DianneB

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Once the restaurant fills up it can get very, very noisy. If you’re looking for a place to catch up with friends, go early. (Or in warmer weather sit outside). Our server was excellent and accommodating. Food was delicious.
  15. M

    Marie

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good
  16. MC

    MortC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Mushy mess of pasta plopped in the table while were still eating appetizers.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and environment/ambience. A bit loud at times so not as easy if anyone in a group is soft spoken but that’s minor. An excellent restaurant.
  18. JB

    JB111

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for lunch on Saturday afternoon. Had the tomato pie, cacio pepe and bolognese. Everything was really good. I saw one of the chefs mouth to the other chef that he added "too much pepper" to the cacio pepe and he did. It was too much black pepper but we at it anyway... the tomato pie and the bolognese were both delicious and the cacio pepe was still fine--not sure it worked with gnocchi--but it was still fine. I had a non-alcoholic bev and my husband had a glass of wine. $90 (without tip) for lunch was pricey but I really enjoyed the food, the space was beautiful and the ambiance (an empty restaurant--we had a late lunch on a Saturdays) was just what I was looking for.
  19. TO

    TOM14369

    New England

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We thought the food was good. We were a party of five. We got a variety of food so I’d say we got a good sampling. Service at times was a little slow or missing, but the restaurant was hopping. I’d say fair value for what you get.
  20. T

    Ttrk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The food was disappointing, the service was good.
  21. S

    Steven

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    MIDA never fails to impress! The prix fixe NYE menu was delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NYE tasting menu. Short Rib was out of this world melt in your mouth. Very happy New Year's dinner!
  23. AK

    AndrewK

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We dined at MiIDA on NYE. The restaurant offered only a tasting menu. The food was delicious. My husband and I shared the sea bass ceviche, arancini and an insulata for starters. He had braised short ribs and I had the pappardelle with mushrooms. We loved both dishes. Dessert was amaretto cake topped with chocolate ganache. Really yummy! It was a great dinner. We did feel rushed by our server when our dining slot was 7pm to 9pm. It seemed from the start he was bugging us to order our cocktails. I barely had a chance to look at the drink menu. He also took the dipping oil away before I had finished my bread. That was a drag especially when you just want to relax and not be rushed and enjoy the experience. BTW we were out the door at 8:25pm and the tab was 236.00.
  24. S

    Sarah

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food here! A great modern Italian meal. Portions were reasonable so I could actually finish what was served. We dined on New Years Eve with their prix fixe chef's menu.
  25. RC

    RC1956

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner as always at Mida!!
  26. S

    Scott

    New England

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we were very impressed.
  27. C

    Christina

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night out and delicious dinner! Our server was fantastic too.
  28. B

    Brahamavid

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, with lots of natural sunlight and big windows and some outdoor seating in warmer weather. Food quality is consistently high. Menu is small, but they seem to put a lot of attention to the items they do offer, and it's almost always very tasty. Prices have been going up, which were already pretty high, plus they charge a 2% service charge, and then further request standard tips. So I will think about further trips and consider more reasonably priced options. Service is good or very good. Some of the menu items require a google translate from Italian if you are not very familiar with Italian cuisine.
  29. A

    Alex

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent Caesar salad, followed by a carbonara with a twist made my meal a very good one. Next time though I think I'll order my cocktail neat as the ice cube diluted it too much. Will definitely return as the food and ambience combined was a winner!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Great food. Great service.
  31. LS

    LaurelS

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very personable and helped us choose our dishes based on questions we had for him. We ordered 4 different pizzas and everyone was super pleased with their meals. Crust was thin and crispy, but not overly done. Was perfect! Will be recommending MIDA to all of our friends.
  32. A

    Auntie

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking tough!!
  33. MM

    MarthaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Four of us had meals that were excellent. Service was great and very pleasant ambience.
  34. CD

    ChristopherD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Newton badly needed a restaurant like Mida. The food and service are excellent and the atmosphere is perfect for everything from a family meal to a dressy occasion. We have been regulars in 2022 and are always happy with the overall experience.
  35. KA

    KristaA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    No so impressed with the food. It was bland, the pasta wasn't what I'd expect (we were hoping for fresh, non-crunchy homemade pasta). I had a vegan in my party and there were basically no vegan options at all except a side dish.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of the very best in my geographic area. The staff is EXCELLENT!
  37. DI

    DIS1

    New England

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, creative pasta dishes and a very good dessert
  38. AC

    AnneC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time! Much better than last time when it was super noisy. We enjoyed our food and company. Thank you
  39. MS

    MattS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was impeccable. The cuisine was fresh and delicious. Mida is a gem in Newton with convenient parking behind the restaurant. This is a great spot for any occasion. I highly recommend.
  40. GS

    GeorgeS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!

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 949 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 69 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for MIDA - Newton

261 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460-1586

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington St. and Walnut St

  • Neighborhood

    Newton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, 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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