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
The food was fine, although not the best ...
The food was fine, although not the best Italian I've had in Boston, or anywhere. The Carpaccio was very good. Our waitress did a very poor job of waiting on our table. We ordered a bottle of wine, and she brought a glass, not even of the variety we had ordered. When she did deign to deliver the bottle we ordered, she checked in on other tables while opening it rather than spending the minute or so it took asking if we had any questions or engaging with us in any way. She also failed to deliver additional silverware after we requested it . Our party was, at best, an obvious afterthought for our waitress. The experience was disappointing. The evening was memorable, but not for the reasons we expected. Thankfully, Boston has plenty of other delicious, accommodating Italian restaurants interested in our patronage; we know not to bother again with Mamma Maria.
Wonderful food! It was a pleasure to ea ...
Wonderful food! It was a pleasure to eat at Momma Maria's again (We only get there every few years as we live on the West coast). The food was every bit as good as we remembered. They make their pasta fresh in-house, and make gluten-free pasta as well. The duck appetizer was excellent, as were the scallops. Actually, everything we ate was just marvelous.
I'll look forward to your next dinner there, even though it may be a couple of years from now.
The food is good, if a bit expensive ($3 ...
The food is good, if a bit expensive ($30 pasta). Even with the tight fit, the price indicates that the service should be more professional. I thought it was just an untrained busboy that reached across my companion to fill my water glass, but then the waiter delivered the food in the same way. There was room behind us for him to stand and deliver properly. Poor training or poor standards?
The food was amazing but the service did ...
The food was amazing but the service did not match up. Our waiter only came to our table to take our order and drop off food, no check ins or drink checks. She seemed annoyed by the fact that we wanted to order an appetizer and have some wine before deciding on our main course. The table to the right of us, with a different waiter, came in 10 to 15 minutes after us and got their drinks before we did but the appetizer at the same time. We ordered the cheese/fruit sampler while they ordered some kind of clam/oyster appetizer.
The food is definitely worth the wait if you have one. I had the bolognese which was simply amazing.
The food was amazing. We specifically ch ...
The food was amazing. We specifically chose to come back to Boston to enjoy the fabulous food here. Unfortunately our waiter was very forgetful. We had to ask for our drinks on three seperate occasions among other requests. There was general casualness that we did not have on our previous visit. We will be back for the food at some point but the service left nothing to be desired. The front staff was also very perfunctory and performed their roles well but did not make one feel welcome. There are many other great restaurants and last nights experience has us searching for the ones with fantastic food and equal service.
Great setting in a great old house/build ...
Great setting in a great old house/building. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived but the way they treated me would make me want the table to be late anytime.
They graciously provided a wonderful sparkling wine and made sure we were comfortable while we waited.
The table we got was wonderful. On the second floor overlooking the corner. The weather allowed the doors to be open and we had a great view.
The food was excellent, especially the lobster ravioli. Also, I went with a tomato and cheese appetizer and was was surprised how fresh and tasty it was (we'll beyond the normal, not just mozzarella but also very good ricotta cheese).
We were very pleased with all aspects. We'll always remember our experience and will plan to go back next time we vacation in Boston.
First visit to Mama Maria with friend wh ...
First visit to Mama Maria with friend who has been there several times. were visiting from Little Rock, ar. Was very impressed with ambiance , food and service. A bit pricy comparable to similar restaurants with equal reputations in Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ar.
Will certainly go again when in Boston.
A friend had recommended Mamma Maria to ...
A friend had recommended Mamma Maria to me many years ago. The setting is an old house, very elegantly presented, white tablecloth.
The server and chef were very considerate and accommodating to my many food sensitivities and I had an excellent dinner.
I booked dinner at Mamma Maria's for a s ...
I booked dinner at Mamma Maria's for a special occasion with family and friends. It was the top rated Italian restaurant in the North End and rated 6th in all of Boston according to Yelp, how I don't know. It was very disappointing. By 7 p.m. they were out of certain selections. The waiter seemed indifferent. The food was adequate, the service marginal. In my experience, Mamma Maria's is grossly over rated and I'll never go back. There are many other better Italian restaurants in the North End of Boston in my experience.
Ambiance was wonderful, but it seems lik ...
Ambiance was wonderful, but it seems like they are trying too hard to be gourmet. The selection was somewhat limited, and the ingredients were intriguing, but the meals were good but not memorable. Service was first class.
Booked this restaurant following reviews ...
Booked this restaurant following reviews and it met all our expectations. Menu had good choice, food was exceptional, great ambiance and you could still have a conversation. None of the dishes previously reviewed were on the menu as they regularly change this but our choices were excellent ravioli to start, 2 way lamb for mains and panacotta for dessert all delicious, we weren't disappointed Staff were attentive but not intrusive would recommend.
Food quality and presentation was good, ...
Food quality and presentation was good, but the taste was not. It actually may have been the worst Shrimp Scanpi ever. The lobster ravioli was decent but not for $38. Overall, there are much better options in the area and for better value.
A special place for an intimate celebrat ...
A special place for an intimate celebration. I booked a reservation in advance based on recommendations from other diners. It was better than I had anticipated. Will definitely save it for a special, future occasion.
Truly one of the best Italian restaurant ...
Truly one of the best Italian restaurants I have had the pleasure to celebrate a get-together dinner. Careful attention to the presentation and preparation of each course. Excellent service.
Freshest classic pesto I have had in a restaurant. Outstanding duck appetizer. Most intensely flavored osso bucco.
There are several good Italian restaurants in the North End, but this one tops them all so far.
We went to Mamma Maria's for Birthday ce ...
We went to Mamma Maria's for Birthday celebration and everything from the friendly, knowledgeable wait staff to the variety of menu options to the excellent food preparation - was top shelf... we will visit again for the next special occasion.
Consistently excellent food and service. ...
Consistently excellent food and service. Expensive but worth it. The only negative would be the high priced wine list and alternatively the exhorbitantly price ($35) corkage charge if you were to bring your own. (They don't publicize this option)
we were seated as soon as we got to the ...
we were seated as soon as we got to the restaurant and immediately taken to the second floor dining room. The dining room is historic and well appointed. For appetizers we had the carpaccio and ravioli. Great start to a memorable dinner. For dinner, I ordered the scallop and spinach risotto. Both were perfectly cooked. My wife ordered the pasta with shrimp, which was also delectable. We will go back every time we visit in Boston.
Authentic Italian, but what else would y ...
Authentic Italian, but what else would you expect in the North end? warm bread on the table in just a few minutes. Wine list heavy on Italian selections, of course.
Frutta del mar pasta was awesome; bolognese spaghetti also great. The lobster/monkfish risotto was outstanding. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. They let us bring in a birthday cake for our son.
parking is always an issue in the north end, we lucked out and found a space on the street. take that into account- you may want to walk over from faneiul hall/govt center.
Food was just outstanding from top to bo ...
Food was just outstanding from top to bottom. The Baked Oysters appetizer was one of the best preparations i have had anywhere. Jaclyn our server was excellent. Mamma Maria is a can't miss when you are in Boston!
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