Mamma Maria

4.8
4192 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join the many families who make Easter at Mamma Maria an annual tradition. We will be opening at 1 pm and serving all day until 8 pm. Enjoy our regular dinner menu -- updated with many traditional and special springtime items - along with house specialties like ossobuco and rabbit pappardelle

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splendid, carefully executed meals, great service. From their new-daily menu we selected suckling pig, wild mushroom pasta, and lobster agnolotti. Every bite delicious, carefully prepared, and beautifully executed. Can't wait to visit again.

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JL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Busy place where we waited 45’ past our reservation time but were offered a Prosecco while waiting
Great food great service

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DS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can be casual while treated in an elegant setting. Rooms tucked away that provide a warm, cozy feel. I had the lobster and mushroom ravioli, which were amazing. The warm lobster stock poured on top table-side was a nice touch.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

- Great service, very thoughtful staff
- Food was very good. Portions aren’t huge.
- Really good ambiance.

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DP
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I would eat the lamb ravioli all day long. The lamb lollipop was great, but the chop was dry and fatty. I would love a dish of only the lamb ravioli.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional establishment with pristine quality of food service and ambience. The carpaccio with black winter truffle was one of the best I've had hands down including Italy.the uni lobster and squid ink pasta was a holy trinity of delicacy. Will be back for sure!

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive, expert warm service in a beautiful setting. Our meals were beautifully plated, perfectly seasoned and “lick your plate”delicious. Highly recommend any of the pasta dishes as well as the carpaccio.

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FC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to go for a date. I went for my anniversary dinner with my boyfriend, and they brought us a cake with "Happy Anniversary" sprinkled on the plate in cinnamon. They were very thoughtful and the food was delicious. The only downside is that its small and intimate (which is great) but we were in very close quarters with the neighboring tables. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience.

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GW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy when your waiter tells a story relating to the region to\he orientated in.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Osso Boco was outstanding. The waiter was magnificent. We went for my husband's birthday and they gave him a complementary dessert with happy birthday written in cinnamon. It was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend Mamma Maria's.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends, loved the mushroom raviolis!!
will absolutely return!

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DB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most wonderful meal. There was four of us and each one thought the food was delicious. Our waitress was pleasant and the desserts - well lets just say yummy. I highly recommend this restaurant and would dine there again and again.

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SB
Western NC
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening started off well. The host found our reservation and seated us promptly. We had a lovely table next to some windows, and our neighbors were a couple from Ireland. They were a very pleasant pair to chat with. Our server was very much on his game, and he was helpful in making choices. We started with the pear and prosciutto appetizer. My wife had Lamb Three Ways, and it was excellent. I had scallops and pasta which was a wonderful dish. No dessert because we were too full, but the Irish couple shared a panna cotta which they loved. The whole evening was gently paced and never rushed.

The restaurant was located in an old house and was tastefully decorated

Altogether a lovely evening.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I arrived 30 minutes early but we’re seated immediately. The staff were extremely professional and friendly. Our menu choices were phenomenal. Very well prepared. Can’t wait to go back.

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Mamma Maria's a few times and it is consistently wonderful. He had a party of 6 and the service was impeccable. The waiters were patient and knowledgeable. The food is fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place - great food and the service was outstanding.

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c
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my friend to dinner here because she is a serious foodie, and I knew she would be impressed.
She was. We both cleaned our plates and enjoyed sitting in the terrace room overlooking the North End.
Our server was great and I left stuffed and satisfied.
Mamma Maria never disappoints.

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J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time here at this lovely restaurant. The service is superb and the food is fresh, delicious and inventive. A neighborhood gem perfect for a special occasion or quiet night out with an intimate group. Would absolutely recommend and I will be back!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Great service, food was okay ish but definitely not worth the price.

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L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The tuna appetizer had little flavor. Our waiter was a bit smug about his knowledge of things and too personal with us about his family.

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TO
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rafael was excellent.

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. The scallops had a perfect seared on them with an outstanding texture. The mushrooms are phenomenal and their Terran Ashe was outstanding. The service was very good. No wait time with an excellent mood amongst all of the staff. Made you feel very welcomed.

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PO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant all around. A "must" destination for Boston dining!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian food in the north end. Everything was delicious and I can’t wait to go again

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Many of my friends went there during the dine out week. Definitely will go again

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, felt like I was in Italy again!

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend this place. It's pricey but high quality. We went for Dine Out Boston and it was really a positive experience. You're seated in what feels like someone's home but with your own table. You can have quiet conversation. Great spot for a date.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

From the moment we arrived and were seated at a table stuck in between three others, to the end of the night, when we waited over 15 minutes for the check, this experience was terrible. I understand it was Restaurant Week and I know it was a Friday night, but everything was ridiculous, except for the busboy who seemed to be the only person doing his job correctly.

The food was ridiculously overpriced, banquet food. Remember your cousin Donna’s wedding in 1994? Yea that is what that food tasted like, but your cousin’s was better. The mozzarella was sour and tasted of plastic for $18, the scallops had no flavor, the beef was right out of a bag and the halibut....oh the halibut. Horrible.

Let’s talk about the service for a second. The waiter who greeted us didn’t arrive until almost 10 minutes after we were seated and when my husband ordered a beer, he said “I don’t know that word” so my husband had to point to the beer on the menu. My aperol spritz was fine if you made it at home with ice from the freezer and barely any aperol. Again, the waiter disappeared and didn’t show up for another long period of time.

We ordered our food and when the bread arrived it was stale, crumbly and a waste. If this is how you make up for the fact that food is horribly overpriced and just plain terrible, good job.

I have nothing good to say about this restaurant, except for the busboy and woman who greeted us at the door. They were both on their game, but the wait staff and kitchen are terrible.

P.S. A woman fell down a step during our meal and knocked over a table and it was the guests who rushed to assist her, not the staff.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mama Maria's food was by faaaar the best I ever had in north end, like really!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience to help us celebrate our Mom’s birthday dinner. Food, service and ambiance were all spot on for this Northend classic.

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MW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderful service and professional wine recommendation

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T
New England
61 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine out Boston week. Had an outstanding poached pear and prosciutto app with an equally impressive mushroom ravioli and chocolate torte $38

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place will definitely be back, great job!!

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EG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome private room at top of the stairs overlooking the park in front of restaurant. Fantastic service and great variety of unique menu items to pick from. Great wine suggestions as well.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family vacation

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was delicious. Ambiance is a little weird - feels like your in an old house, but not necessarily in a charming way. Waiter got cork in our wine and was a little obnoxious, but food service was fast.

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CC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for wife’s bday, what a special place! Great food, cool old house makes for awesome atmosphere. Will be back!

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RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately my guest got a very sick 20 mins after we left. The only thing we had different was a cream based dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was amazing!

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