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About Mamma Maria
Nationally acclaimed Italian cuisine served in five elegant dining rooms within an historic 1830 brick townhouse overlooking America's oldest public square - North Square - in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
Boston, MA 02113
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
T to Haymarket or Government Center.
Geraldo Andrade/Julio Torres
Private Party Facilities:
Mamma Maria offers elegant private dining available 7 nights a week. With five separate dining rooms, we are able to serve all your private dining needs.
Piccolo Room accommodates 2 -6
Puccini Room accommodates 10 -16
Terrace Room accommodates 18 -30
Rossini Room accommodates 20 - 40
Verdi Room accommodates 40 -50
Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Mancuso: (617) 523-0077 ext. 2
Banquet, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews
It's overrated. The octopus appetizer was inedible. The lamb entree was good, but a tad overcooked: supposed to be medium rare, came out medium......the sauce was good but a bit overpowering. The Bass entree was excellent however. The salad was over-salted (why is a salad ever salted?) Desserts good, not great. I would have expected highly nuanced dishes, and with the Bass exception, these were not. Good wine/dessert wine selections.
I love the classic style of this restaurant not to mention the great service and food. Really good wine list. The homemade bread was absolutely delicious served with yummy pesto. My husband had the tortellini which was really like a ravioli they were so generous in size. He loved them. The service was efficient and we definitely will be returning.
Good dining experience. The food was authentic and delicious - the rabbit pasta was great. The service was outstanding, never felt rushed and was taken care of the entire dinner. Glad that I was able to celebrate my birthday at Mamma Maria, looking forward to going back again soon.
Lovely restaurant. Service was attentive not overbearing. Some of the dishes were really exceptional -- lobster agnolotti in particular. But, with the tables jammed so close together it is hardly intimate and your neighbors will hear and lean in on your conversation and your food. Prices are just right.
Service was excellent. Food was okay, super over salted. Ordered the lobster ravioli, it arrived luke warm to cool. That was the only real bummer. We had a 9:15 reservation and we sat around 9:30. The food arrived close to 10. It was late and I wasn't about to send the meal back and make everyone wait. Anyway, it was just okay. My daughter and husband felt the same, just okay food.
Had a wonderful experience at Mama Maria! I ordered the lobster ravioli and my boyfriend had the tortellini two ways. Don't be fooled by the appearance of small plates- both of our meals were delicious ( very rich). The dining room where we were seated was small and somewhat crowded, but overall the noise level was very comfortable to carry a conversation. The service was attentive and helpful with answering questions and giving advice throughout the meal. One of the better restaurants I've been to in the North End. I'll definitely be back for a special occasion (price point a little high for everyday dining)
This is the best food in the North End. But even here, the noise level is a huge deterrent. There were8 people at the table next to ours so we had to shout over their laughter and shouted conversations. I had asked long in advance for a quiet table. No luck.
We arrived 5 minutes early...host seemed annoyed, and wasn't particularly welcoming. Staff did seat us 10 minutes after reservation (not bad given the place was full). While it is in an old/historic building, so we weren't expecting too much room, the space we were seated in was tiny for group of 6 (in front alcove, approx 6 by 6, which would have been very nice/private, perhaps for a party of 2). A very narrow table was angled diagonally, wedging 1 into corner, 2 wedged against wall, 2 reasonably tight, and 1 in doorway - felt similar to 'middle seat in coach w generously-sized people on either side'. Water arrived 10 minutes later, and then bread 20 minutes after that. I guess at least they did make a space for us with only a 10 minute wait, so we were thankful for that. The main positives being that the waitstaff was very friendly (even if they couldn't fit into the tiny space to access the table), and the food was excellent.
Once again this fine restaurant met our expectations for a special dinner (birthday celebration). The baked oyster appetizer was spectacular. The scallops entrée was fine and very generous. Others raved about the soft shell crabs. Desserts were excellent but not unique. The wine list is extensive and expensive with few choices under $50. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Valet parking solves the North End parking problem. All told one of the finest restaurants in the Boston area.
My wife and I are holidaying from Sydney Australia and We drove to Boston en route to New York after visiting Martha's Vineyard.
Our son, who lived in Boston for a short while strongly recommended Mamma Maria for authentic Italian fare.
We were not disappointed.
The atmosphere is reminiscent of any Italian Piazza you'd see in Rome complete with a beautiful church abutting the restaurant.
We love our Italian food and wines and this restaurant ticked all the boxes.
You too will be rewarded by eating at MM.
Great historic location - right across the street from Paul Revere's house in the North end.
Food was very good with fresh ingredients. Our server was attentive and pleasant. It was a little noisy to carry on a conversation. I think the noise level was due to the nature and age of the building which makes sound abatement difficult.
We had a great time visiting Mamma Maria. I didn't think the prices were out of line with fine dining. We loved the oysters. They are huge! I didn't know oysters grew that big! We also enjoyed the local pastas. Even the wine list is all Italy! We had a lovely meal and would go back again.
Very popular, even on a Sunday evening. Food presentation good and authentic, but not outstanding. Good wine list and service very good and professional. Coffee very average by Italian standards. Nice location and lovely historic premises, so overall a pleasant experience.
That was our worst dining experience ever. The service was horrible. Our waiter forgot to mention specials they had that night, we overheard from another table. Then after we had our appetizers she left all dirty dishes on the table. When we asked to clean the table she said: "Where exactly?" After practically pointing at dirty dishes she was hesitant to take them because "it wasn't her responsibility". Absolutely unbelievable attitude. On top of that the host would be standing behind us from time to time and count people in the dining room. With prices ranging from 18$ for appetizers and 36$ for entrees you would definitely expect service. What we experienced in Mamma Maria was absolute absence of service. We will never be back.
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