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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
EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!!! The best Italian restaurant in Boston! We all had such an amazing time with the best real Italian food served by the super professional and nice Rafael. We enjoyed every minute of our experience at Mamma Maria! I got the lobster pasta and it was PERFECT! What a great restaurant! I will come back many times!
Keep up with the great job!
We celebrated our 10th anniversary here and the experience was lovely! We had a complimentary glass of champagne each to begin our night. Our dishes were excellent, I had the lobster pasta and my husband had the osso buco. Overall we had a very nice evening. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food and is visiting Boston.
Hi folks , cute places, atmosphere was lovely. Great and attentive staff.
Food was lacking. Went for a couple of rounds of apps, poor seasoning and too much oil was the main issue.
Stand out app, the Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms. If you haven't had them before def. try them, won't disappoint. Takes me back to my Nona's house as a child.
The beef Carpaccio was too small and way over dressed and too much going n with I think was anchovies, oil, capers and truffles. Was quite surprised in an unpleasant way.
Tuna tartare had absolutely no S&P seasoning(bizzare)...? And too much oil.
Another positive, the wine list had great options.
All else was okay. The value is Middle of the road.
Outstanding in almost every way. Excellent and innovative food served professionally and in generous portions. Our table was on the way to the rest room so we got "bumped" often but otherwise a very enjoyable evening. Best meal we had in the North End in 3 nights of dining there.
Lovely table and ambiance.
Few pasta choices.
Only two courses offered- unusual for an Italian restaurant.
Served and insisted that Romaine lettuce was Bibb as listed on menu. It was not.
Fig and Proscuitto first course very good.
Mint gnocchi gluey, lamb rib tasty but very fatty.
Rabbit pasta very good.
Next time in the North End we'll look harder for a more authentic Italian restaurant.
I was scouring the city for a suitable place to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday. On my list: elegant, old-school dining, great service, valet, and of course exceptional food. Mamma Maria's was perfect! Located in a beautiful, tiny square in the north end, we were met by curteous valet. The decor is tasteful, the menu was interesting and varied. We brought our kids aged 8 and 10, who were made to feel welcome. My husband and I are already planning to return! Worth the trip into the city from the suburbs!
We've been to Mamma Maria's several times, the food never disappoints. I would like to see more space between tables, and the down stairs waiters have more personality. However good value, well and individually prepared, and fun. Study your Italian wines before you go.
A return after 15 years (we moved away) and we loved it just as we did then. Intimate but still able to chat with close by tables. Creative menu that did not disappoint. Would not recommend 'for kids' but two families did bring very well behaved youngsters who seemed to be enjoying being with adults.
Another fantastic meal!! Not only is this our favorite "must go" restaurant for our annual trip to Boston, it's one of our favorite restaurants anywhere! From the delicious bread & pesto olive oil to the appetizers & entrees, everything is top-notch & wonderfully presented. Mo, the maitre d is terrific & the overall service is first class. We absolutely LOVE dining at Mama Maria!!!
We were late by 20 plus minutes because we were walking from our hotel (Boston Harbor) and got quite lost in the street confusion of the North End (or perhaps our own confusion). Despite this, on arrival the manager and staff were very nice and welcoming. Overall a really good experience with excellent food and service. The summer salad was light, refreshing, tasty. The scallop dish was wonderful with an excellent base of spinach risotto. My wife's striped bass and polenta with mushrooms appetizer were pretty amazing. In fact we both felt the polenta was in the "best ever" category. The prelude of excellent home made bread with a pesto sauce and really great olives was terrific. All in all one of the best meals we have had in Boston. And now we really know how to get there and will not be late ever again! One suggestion is to bolster the wine selections with things like a brunello or a trebbiano; the wine selection features too many light wines.
The restaurant was rated highly on Trip Advisor. We were looking for the genuine article - Italian in the North End of Boston. The atmosphere was cosy and the room was not large in size. We arrived at 5:30p for an early dinner and were seated promptly. Service was excellent but I was disappointed when I requested a salad before my main course and they didn't even offer one. I wasn't crazy about the attitude of our server when I asked for a salad - she didn't offer an alternative. I chose the spaghetti bolognese which was very good. I wasn't blown away but it was good. Extra points since they served me a delicious tiramisu with a candle for my birthday.
We enjoyed the view from our table - we were seated by the window and could easily view the activity on Prince Street. Enjoyed the wrought iron design on the windows.
Overall I would recommend this as an authentic dining experience in the North End of Boston.
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