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, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
Mamma Maria Ratings and Reviews
Apps a little overpriced and portions on ...
Apps a little overpriced and portions on the smaller size but great flavors. Felt they were hurrying us along so they could turn the table quickly...in and out in about an hour, no opportunity to enjoy some wine and soak up some of the ambiance.
loved the squash tortelloni and beet sal ...
loved the squash tortelloni and beet salad. the rabbit pasta is a bit bland. osso bucco is excellent. Duck appetizer was a favorite, as was the mozzerella with tomatoes. the waiter was very attentive. Tiramisu was shared among 2 and excellent. panna cotta was excellent. Not too noisy the day before thanksgiving, but still very busy.
Arrived at 5:00pm, right when the restau ...
Arrived at 5:00pm, right when the restaurant opened as we had tickets to the Bruins game for 7:00pm. Staff was excellent from beginning to end. I had the lobster haddock which was delicious (except the risotto was a little salty) and my husband had the Osso Buco which melted off the bone. Overall a great dining experience. Very authentic Italian North End.
A charming restaurant, in an old buildin ...
A charming restaurant, in an old building, in a nice small "square".
We would return.
Food was excellent, and the wine choice large. The wine was rather expensive, and the Barolo we had is something we had enjoyed in Piedmont itself. The food is very authentic Italian style, and we particularly enjoyed the rabbit pasta.
Our waiter and the maitré were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The restaurant itself is somewhat cramped, and the noise live therefore rather uncomfortable when full.
Unfortunately we would have arrived late for our reservation, but on the telephone they were very accommodating and re-booked, despite being very busy.
What an amazing dinner. We shared the b ...
What an amazing dinner. We shared the beef with pasta carbonara and a seafood risotto dish. Both were delicious, and they were able to make the pasta gluten free. Wine pairings were excellent, and they gave us limoncello on the house as we were celebrating a birthday. Will definitely come back!
Ambience, food & service was excellent! ...
Ambience, food & service was excellent! We were not rushed at all & the waiter helped us pick out a very good, reasonably priced bottle of wine... Veal with Risotto dish & Lobster, Short Rib Pasta dish were both great. Save room for the Tiramisu!!!
We went to Mamma Maria for a date night. ...
We went to Mamma Maria for a date night. Luckily we had a gift card because boy is this place pricey! One dish was awful, and two were phenomenal. We started with the Meatball appetizer, each took one bite, and nothing more. The meatballs were incredibly dense and chewy... Seriously I could've thrown it at a window and it would've gone straight through. Also the marinara sauce had red and yellow peppers which is criminal in my book. For being a restaurant in the North End, how on earth do you mess up meatballs?! We were skeptical heading into the second course, but it was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend got the Osso Buco which was phenomenal, but it was $50 which I felt was on the pricey side. Don't get me wrong... the meat was savory, risotto cooked to perfection, and sauce stick-to-your-ribs good. I got the Lobster Agnolotti which was also phenomenal, but again very pricey for a relatively small amount of food at $48.
Long story short, Mamma Maria a splurge. It's not the traditional North End meal where you take home yummy leftovers. There's no chicken parm, lasagna, or spaghetti on the menu. The one traditional dish (meatballs) were cooked in a very nontraditional way. I'd say this is fit for foodies, but doesn't have the big bowl of pasta that the North End is so wonderfully known for.
Not a place for real Italian food and ge ...
Not a place for real Italian food and generally not to my liking. The combinations are foreign to the Italian kitchen but rather represent the American tendency to mix many different flavors and ingredients. I've ordered a black risotto with code fish and mussels. The mussels had shall flakes or sand inside them so eating them wasn't very pleasant. The waiter kept bringing new bottles of sparking water (which you are obviously charged for) without asking us, and even as we were finishing our desert and our glasses were still full. This is unheard of and simply rode.
Overall fine experience. Arrived early b ...
Overall fine experience. Arrived early but was seated right away. Service and food was first rate. Only issue: seating was way too tight, no privacy or sense of intimate dining. Diminished the overall effect of the fine food and service.
Great Italian in The Old North End. Ser ...
Great Italian in The Old North End. Service is attentive, and food is excellent. Not inexpensive, but worth the price for the quality and preparation. Setting is charming, and cozy. Have been here three times and have not been disappointed.
As usual great meal with the family for ...
As usual great meal with the family for Sunday night dinner.
Apps were great ...shared the meatballs (yes get them) and baked oysters
Dinner was also good - striped bass was great, rabbit pasta excellent (yes it is a bunny but really good) and the bolognese was just a classic
Service was attentive but a little over the top at times...trying too hard, huge pours of the wine... but overall it was fine
If you want a nice meal in the north end you have to try Mamma Maria
Food is excellent and prepared like a fi ...
Food is excellent and prepared like a fine restaurant. Certainly not your typical, casual North End style Italian family restaurant, although there is nothing wrong with them, either. This is a classy, sophisticated restaurant that somehow doesn't fit the name Mamma Maria's. Should just be Maria's. My father uses a walker - we entered via a handicapped side door with our table two steps away - how convenient. Great ambiance and ideal for intimate conversation. Food is creative, menu has a lot of interesting and exotic choices along with more basic options. Waiters and waitstaff were well deployed and attentive. I might go here again, even though I usually go to the Daily Catch. Surprised.
This place outdid itself again. We held ...
This place outdid itself again. We held our rehearsal dinner here in August and we were back for a special occasion. The service and food were outstanding. They were so kind to even provide us with Free Dessert as a welcome back/thank you. I can't wait to go back again and will most likely host a business function there in the future.
Dinner with friends was memorable. The s ...
Dinner with friends was memorable. The service excellent the wind recommendation spot on the food impeccable. We had a blast our server Roberto did a fantastic job and a couple cocktails at the end of the meal at the bar was fun. One of the better Italian meals I've ever had. My personal preferences are the Oso Buco, the carpaccio appetizer, and the gnocchi appetizer.
Mama Maria's was a highlight of our Bost ...
Mama Maria's was a highlight of our Boston 4 day trip. It is in a narrow historic house in the North End, the Italian area of Boston. The name makes you think of pasta and checkered table cloths, which it definitely is not. It is beautifully decorated in a classic style, tables rather close and excellent food. We had pork tenderloin with roasted beets, preceded by baked oysters Rockefeller style. The neighborhood has narrow cobble stone streets, a short walk to Mike's Pastry, an institution, open till 10pm and packed, for fresh canolis and other treats.
Osso bucco was fabulous! Rabbit dish go ...
Osso bucco was fabulous! Rabbit dish good, not fabulous. All antipastos were delicious. Desserts spectacular! Great wine list. Would recommend highly. Crowded, but good ambiance! Waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. Don't be late (Boston traffic can make you late...leave extra time)...they may not seat you after 15 minutes. Besides worry of being late due to traffic, a wonderful dining experience!
It was to noisy for a business meal. Als ...
It was to noisy for a business meal. Also the waiter was in a hurry to serve the dishes and get us out of there. My main course arrived while I was still eating my first course. I think this is unacceptable in a restaurant. The food was good but the service and noise was a problem.
We felt lucky to get a reservation at th ...
We felt lucky to get a reservation at this popular restaurant. I ordered Shrimp Scampi. It was described as with corn and bacon, sounded delish. The dish came with the whole shrimp, body and shell! After I pulled off the body and shell I was left with 6 shrimp about 30 count. The shrimp had been sprinkled with seasonings which were discarded with the shell and body.
This left me with a plate of linguine, fresh corn, tasteless bacon bits and tasteless shrimp.
Needless to say, what a disappointing meal. My wife had the rabbit which was good.
Appetizers were OK too. Nothing outstanding, just OK. and expensive for what was served.
Many better choices available close by. Who serves shrimp with the body and shell??? Lame!
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