Mamma Maria

4.8
4391 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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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente comida, lugar muy agradable, zona para pasear y cenar rico después

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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Crispy scallion and cheese make oysters smell really good and taste better. Rabbit Pasta is scrumptious while hot. Eat faster before it gets cold. Tuna is fresh. And Tiramisu is good too. Recommend!

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in Boston

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Followed waiters lead on wine, appetizers and dinner. He hit it out of the park! Will definitely return to this fantastic restaurant!

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

Highly recommend! Food is delicious. We had the oysters and they were amazing. My scallops were delicious and my husbands osso buco was to die for. The waitress was attentive and had good recommendations when asked. We had a reservation and got seated right away. The atmosphere was elegant yet comfortable with a window overlooking the city. We had a wonderful experience!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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SH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Boston! We go there everytime when we are in Boston and always had great food and experience. The menu changes daily so there is always something new to try. We love Manna Maria and will dine here again for sure.

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MZ
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service, fantastic way to introduce visitors to the North End Experience

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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is superb! I am from out of town and this us my second time to dine out at mamma maria. Service is great as well. Would recommend this to my friends. However! The noise level was superb as well! The group next to us was so loud that it feels like we were in their patio and listening to some drunks! It is so inconsiderate for these patrons, however i felt like the restaurants management should have done something about it. It wasnt a pub.

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

This is a truly class place. Food is served to perfection; service is impeccable; and the entire experience was terrific.

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GW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in the North End! Our group of four loved it!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Some of the best bites ever.

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K
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved the ambience. Food was good, but portions were small for the price.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best calamari and octopus I’ve ever had! My dc enjoyed his steak.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good, food was excellent, a little on the pricey side but that was expected. Great romantic dinner

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DR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming setting in the North End, off busy Hanover in a church plaza. The delicious food fits the setting with a combination of old favorites and daily fresh specials. The feel is slightly upscale without a hint of pretense.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally everything, from the food to the service to the ambiance was perfect.

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

Incredible.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Bon restaurant italien avec des recettes un peu revisitées.

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Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great location and service. Expensive for quality of the food.

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T
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, and consistently so. One of our must stops every time we visit Boston.

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Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal. Very nice atmosphere. We had a table in the corner by the window. Service was very good. My husband and I shared the imported burrata appetizer which was delicious. My husband had the Osso Bucco and be thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the tagliatelle pasta with the meat sauce and it was really delicious. We really enjoyed this restaurant in the North End of Boston, the Italian section. Very highly recommend this restaurant

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The appetizers were delicious! And our server was great. However, when the main entree came, all but one were lacking seasoning. When ordering Ossubucco I was expecting a rich wine sauce but it honestly tasted like an under salted pot roast. My husbands pork was really tough and the fig sauce tasted burned. It was very underwhelming.

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and absolutely loved it. One of the best in the North End of Boston. Food was delicious - I could have eaten my portion twice over. The service was high end with an upscale atmosphere and servers were friendly. Can’t recommend enough. A wonderful evening.

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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Consistently outstanding after many years of operation.

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SR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was not very good and very expensive. I don't mind paying up for a good meal but I've had better food at Olive Garden. The lobster ravioli ( that is not what it was called but I don't remember the name) was so tough I couldn't cut it with a fork. My husband ordered the meat ragu. It was chewy and flavorless. We didn't order apps or dessert only a half bottle of white. bill was well over $100. On the bright side, the service was excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Came for dinner for my Girlfriend’s birthday. We had a great time and our server Emer was fantastic and delightful! We were sat next to a couple who complained their food took too long to arrive even though it came out at a perfectly standard time. I believe their complaints were completely uncalled for because everything here is done so well and was done perfectly that night. The couple got their bill compensated and walked out without so much as a tip! Completely undeserved and I hope if they write a bad review, that this one sits next to it. This is my favorite place in the North End amongst countless over rated restaurants. I will continue to come back and hope the same awesome staff is there!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in Boston!!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Multiple times here, and always reminded why this is one of my favorite restaurants. The decor/ambiance is such a nice break from many packed & noisy North End places. Inside feels like you're in a historic home, just a gorgeous layout. The food is amazing, with some uncommon dishes like rabbit and suckling pig(which was delicious!). The service really stands out across the board, from being greeted, to those who fill water, everyone is very nice and warm. Our recent visit our server's name was Josh, and he really helped make the night memorable. Extremely friendly in a sincere way, and the pace of everything was perfect. Thank you!

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DE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upon arriving our reservation was recognized and we were seated at a table for two immediately.
Our server was outstanding and he recommended a wine and an appetizer which were both outstanding.
We selected the summer ravioli and grilled halibut which were to die for!
A complimentary serving of tiramisu topped off the evening...simply the best!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent experience, I recommend it 100% Mamma Maria, it is a very cozy restaurant. Many thanks to Roberto our waiter, he made this experience unforgettable and the food delicious. THANK YOU

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l
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Mamma Maria is outstanding and the service was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our dinner at Mamma Maria and will recommend it to friends and family. However, access to the restaurant would be difficult for the elderly and disabled.

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ZH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. A little towards the top end in pricing but worth it for us. We made reservations at the last minute so not sure that had to do with our table. Table was very comfortable but we were in a back room with no windows. Other than that we completely enjoyed our meal.

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RR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in Boston for one night and wanted to eat Italian in the North End. A waiter at an oyster bar highly recommended this restaurant. I loved it for its special take on northern Italy style cooking. My husband prefers basic lasagna style, so he wasn’t as thrilled. But if you like above average Italian, check this place.

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria was a stellar dining experience. For anyone heading to the North End and wanting a nice dinner with great food and beverage choices I couldn't recommend a better place. Our server was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and everything we ordered was beyond our expectations.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly amazing dining experience! The lamb 3 ways and the rabbit pappardelle was sooo flavorful! We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner.

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PP
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to Mamma Maria very much as the food was outstanding and the room was very comfortable. Our server, Emer, while not Italian was wonderful. She alone is worth the visit!!
We will hope to make this our first meal when we return to Boston.

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SG
London
24 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten there several times and every time the food has been very good.

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MG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Italian classics with excellent service and attention.

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