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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
We had no trouble getting a table for two on a Sunday in late March at 6 pm. We were seated immediately. From the moment we stepped in until we left, we were treated to professional, warm, and friendly service. The appetizers and entrees were delightful. They were imaginative, perfectly executed, beautiful, and delicious. The deserts, and even the coffee, were also exemplary. It was a near perfect experience (I wish it hadn't been so noisy), and we will definitely return, and we give our highest recommendations.
We had an 8:15 reservation on a Saturday night, and they called to let me know they were running 15 mintues late -- very much appreciated the call! We arrived at 8:30 and our table was waiting for us. Wonderful food and our waiter was extremely helpful with the extensive wine list. There was a lot of passing around of dishes, and there wasn't a bad meal at our table of 7 people. The Osso Buco was heavenly.
We had a lovely meal at Mamma Maria's. The house pesto that came with the bread was fantastic, and the scallop appetizer was similarly delicious. It's also got a great vibe--it's a house turned into a restaurant so there are all these narrow hallways and different dining rooms. Definitely lots of charm, and great food. The service was slightly slower than we would have liked, but not slow enough to really dampen the evening.
The food was amazing! It was also an amazing deal because we went during Dine Out Boston. Never could have afforded it otherwise. $38.00 for 3 courses is an amazing deal when most of the pasta dinners start at $30! I would go back for a special occasion or at next year's Dine Out Boston.
My experience at Mamma Maria was great. I have found it can be difficult to find a truly delicious, noteworthy meal in the North End..there seems to be much mediocrity. Mamma Maria is different. The ambience is pleasant, due to the fact that it's located in a renovated townhouse so there are several small dining rooms. Our meals were delicious, from appetizers to dessert. It is pricey, but well worth the experience for a special occasion.
Great atmosphere. Separate rooms upstairs. Very good food (mushroom/veal ravioli and fruitti di mare). Fruitti di mare was full of seafood including fish, clams, muscles, cut up shrimp, scallops, and squid. I would definitely get it again. Limited wine by the glass but many Italian bottles to choose from. Very good overall restaurant
This was a big disappointment and especially coming off an impeccable meal at OSTRA the night before.
I am giving it 1 star for the cute little house it is in. We told our waitress that we would be sharing everything while we were ordering. We ordered 3 appetizers and a Osso bucco. Not only did they not split the meal in the kitchen like OSTRA, she would come and leave the food on the table and then went back every time to get dishes for us to split. And Guess what.... .the dish we each got was a 5" x 5" dish that was smaller than the bread dish we had. We figured for appetizers we could live with that and did not say anything ( which we should have), but then she gave us the same 5" x 5" dish to share the Osso bucco as well. (i am not kidding!)
We started with steamed razor clam which was tasteless. The snail pasta ( Antipasti) was served lukewarm on a cold plate that we had to return and asked for a new one. The new one was better in terms of temperature but the sauce was so sweet it seemed like a dessert. Then our duck w wildrice antipasti and the Ossobucco came together. it was left on the table for a while before we got our own dishes. Again the food were lukewarm, too sweet. The Ossobucco was not even tender. and of course nowhere near melts in your mouth. We already lowered our expectation to just tender/ delicious at that that point and it still failed. We gave up and asked for the check.
I would not recommend Mamma Maria. There are plenty other places in Boston that can do a much better job!
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