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.
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: 6175230077x2
Banquet, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews
We make it a point to dine at Mama Maria ...
We make it a point to dine at Mama Maria at least once or twice a year during visits to Boston, and it never disappoints. On this occasion my wife and I both had the pasta with rabbit which was wonderful; and I had the heirloom tomatoes with olive oil and basil as an appetizer and only wish it was possible to get such terrific tomatoes ourselves. Finally, the service was professional and friendly.
Lovely place in North End with oodles of ...
Lovely place in North End with oodles of nooks and crannies that made it fun to dine in! Our salads were great (check out the one with beets--very sweet and tasty)! All our entrees were great: pasta, chicken and lobster ravioli! YUM! Flourless chocolate cake for dessert was amazing.
I'd return in a heartbeat! A must!
Lovely old townhouse converted into very ...
Lovely old townhouse converted into very quaint dining rooms. Service was very good. I felt the wine list was limited, which was disappointing. Baked oyster appetizer was superb, as was the lobster ravioli. Pasta is fresh and properly prepared. Overall a very wonderful evening, and we certainly would return.
All around bad dining experience. The pl ...
All around bad dining experience. The place stinks, literally, probably sewer gas. The service started out quite good, but then it seemed we were forgotten because we sat for about 30 minutes after our entrees were finished. No one picked up used glasses or plates throughout the meal. The wait staff kicked the chairs of two of our diners continually the entire night. The dishes were just okay and definitely not worth the money. We used to come here three to four times a year. In Boston there are too many delicious restaurants to risk coming back here again.
A little disappointing this time... We ...
A little disappointing this time...
We went for Dine Out Boston, which makes this pricey restaurant a little more affordable, but the overall experience was less than hoped - far less than prior visits. For Dine Out, you get to choose selected items from regular menu, which is great. But, the short ribs were waaay too fatty, and much of the rest of the meal was meh. The room, downstairs, seemed cramped and noisy. Good, but not great.
That evening did not start off on a plea ...
That evening did not start off on a pleasant note, we drove up to the restaurant & saw they had valet parking & thought that was great. Much to our surprise we were told we had to pay $22 for them to park our car, oh well we paid .
Somehow we lucked out & were seated in a private room for 4 we felt very special. Our server was a very special young lady who took incredible care of us. She was very attentive all evening making sure we were happy with everything we ordered. I had a beet & goat cheese salad that was delicious, two other had pasta with clams & loved it, one had the house salad. The main courses consisted of several different fish entres each one was wonderful, moist, & tasty. Than came dessert we had 4 different & shared, can't decided which one was better they were all incredible. However I think the panna cotta was my favorite it was lite very flavorful & was a great end to a great dinner. Thank you again to our server for making our evening so special
A very enjoyable dinner in the North End ...
A very enjoyable dinner in the North End . Appetizers and entrees were excellent . The burrata and salumi plate were good starters . We enjoyed the bolognase and Osso Buca and both were exceptional . Skipped desert to walk and visit Mike's Pastry .
Valet Parking ( $22) made it easy re logistics .
I went for restaurant week with my mom a ...
I went for restaurant week with my mom and was so pleased with everything. The food was so delicious--from the appetizer to the dessert. The coffee was perfect, and I loved being surrounded by the vibrant night life in the north end. There was a parade going on right outside, but it added to the whole dining experience. I would go again in a heartbeat! :)
One of the best restaurant experiences o ...
One of the best restaurant experiences of my life; the food was brilliant (the osso buco is particularly good, and their other items are really inventive twists on classic Italian fare), the wine recommendations were spot on, and the service was outstanding. Jacqueline (our waitress) took really good care of us, and even though she could rattle off lists of food and wine qualities with the best of them she never came across as stuffy, or made us feel like we didn't know anything. A really fantastic restaurant, highly recommended.
Excellent food and service in a very rom ...
Excellent food and service in a very romantic setting. Lovely views of the class cobblestone and brick streets. Always wise to make a reservation in advance. Old, brick building, in Boston's North End. Restaurant is on the second floor. It is always a memorable and wonderful experience. From the appetizers all the way through dessert, service was perfect. We never had to touch the wine bottle as the waitstaff is very attentive. Our two appetizers were oysters (huge) and the salumi plate (excellent). I had scallops and my husband had osso bucco. This was the best osso bucco we have ever had. The scallops were perfect. We will definitely be back! :)
The best also Buco I've ever had in my e ...
The best also Buco I've ever had in my entire life. I am an avid cook and this dish was spectacular. I also highly recommend the figs & prosciutto as an appetizer. It was my birthday and I had a lovely time. I would definitely go back .
Very good food served by friendly staff ...
Very good food served by friendly staff who were familiar with menu items and very helpful in describing ingredients and in making recommendations. Building nicely restored. Interior decorations and ambience are excellent.
My boyfriend and I went to Mamma Maria d ...
My boyfriend and I went to Mamma Maria during restaurant week, to take advantage of their 3-course dinner for $38 deal. It was incredible. The selections of their full menu that were available for restaurant week were delicious. I have been telling all my friends to go, and I will definitely be back!
I was visiting Boston with a friend and ...
I was visiting Boston with a friend and the name of your restaurant got my attention because my name is Maria :) I felt a restaurant with my name must be as awesome as the one who carries the name plus it was established the year I was born 1973 :)) I loved it and will come back next time I visit Boston. Our waiter was great. Thank you for a great time :)
The restaurant itself is very romantic. ...
The restaurant itself is very romantic. We went for my boyfriend's 25th birthday just the two of us. The wine list was a fabulous and our waitress was so attentive. Our appetizers came out promptly and were absolutely delicious. We ordered the veal meatballs and baked oysters. VERY GOOD. I ordered the summer raviolis which were so fresh and yummy. My boyfriend ordered the lobster pasta which he said was unreal. We ordered the chocolate cake for dessert which was right up my ally! Amazing restaurant, great vibe, very romantic. If I lived in Boston (we live in NJ) we would go back all the time!
We were beyond excited to check this pla ...
We were beyond excited to check this place after many people said it was the best in Boston! I had family from out of state come up to visit and so it was big deal to take them somewhere I hadn't been yet. The food was delicious- amazing homemade pasta! But the service was.. Not good. Our group enjoyed the entrees, wine and the atmosphere- but when it came to our service it was rather disappointing. I could see our server was a bit weeded, from the beginning of our service and up until we left- but unfortunately the server couldn't even stop by to let us know hed be right over to take our order or check on the food that we received. The dinner was a 2 hour process because of the lag in service. We were hoping to order a bottle of dessert wine but after waiting 30 minutes for him to come over with our wine, we changed our minds and asked for the check instead. When leaving, I asked for the manager and he was completely disengaged. I told him that I understood the server was probably quite busy but we cashed out because of such slow service, he couldn't even give me the decency to look me in the eye. He only replied with 'yep' a few times, no apology or explanation. He simply didn't care at all to do anything except sit on a stool and look past me. Not exactly how i expected my first experience at mamma Maria's to be, especially for the amount of money we spent. So upset that I can't give this place a better review just because of the service.. There's plenty of other delicious places you can check out in the north end..
Mamma Maria's has a romantic, old world ...
Mamma Maria's has a romantic, old world feel and is located on the cobblestone, North Square, close to the Paul Revere House in Boston's North End. The hostess who greeted us upon arrival was very courteous and checked on our table immediately. Our waiter was very well informed and attentive and made food and wine recommendations, which were appreciated. The bread, served with pesto was the best I have had in the North End of Boston, and the rabbit w/pasta, perfect!!
There are several small rooms in the restaurant which gives one the feel of intimate dining.
Fine dining in a lovely setting.
We had a very good dining experience at ...
We had a very good dining experience at this restaurant. Everything on the menu sounded great however the braised short ribs were out of this world. This meal was probably one of the best meals I have ever had. Our waiter was super great and just a nice person. He was great with the kids and spot on with his recommendations. My only suggestion is that you add a little more pizazz to the tuna tartar...it was missing something....avocado and some citrus flavor would be great additions to this dish and more flat bread as opposed to the one bread stick. That's my only suggestion.
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