Mamma Maria

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Superior local and seasonal ingredients distinguish our Italian cuisine. Our menu is updated daily to reflect market changes. Our setting is historical and unique. Five elegant dining rooms ( most with views of the city) are tucked throughout an antique brick townhouse overlooking North Square in the heart of Boston's North End neighborhood.
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HS
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect dining experience- food, service, ambiance. I can see why this restaurant is always fully booked.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic - will be back for sure

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josue was our server. He was outstanding. The food amazing and cocktails delicious. Never rushed. Thoroughly enjoyable and we will definitely go back again!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food

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G
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Momma Maria never fails to disappoint. The Halibut was amazing and the staff was kind enough to give us a complementary dessert for our anniversary. A classic restaurant in the North End.

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AP
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the North End and chock a block with Italian restaurants this place is exceptional. At the pricey end of the market but well worth it.

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O
New England
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mamma Maria is a nice Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End. White tablecloths, superb service and more than just “red sauce” Italian dishes. Our waitress was great. Her in-depth knowledge of the wine list made choosing an “off-the-board” bottle to go with our meal very easy. While the ambiance was fine Italian, the dining room was a bit stuffy, temperature-wise, and it was refreshing to step outside after our meal.
As you know, there are almost endless Italian choices in the North End, but you cannot go wrong with Mamma Maria.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, servers and staff was impeccable.

Tables were a little cramped, and it was a bit noisy.

Overall, 4.3/5

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JL
New England
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Mamma Maria was very good as usual. There are many items to choose from and the pastas are homemade. The waiter was helpful in a wine selection and very pleasant. A lovely evening.

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Mamma Maria is our go-to restaurant when entertaining guests from out of town, but this time you missed the mark. I don't like the dining room without windows. It felt as if we were being shunted to a closet.

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R
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful Italian restaurant. I had lobster agnolotti . It was delicious . Gracious waitress and the whole staff was nice.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great experience for boyfriend's birthday dinner. The one thing he was specifically looking forward to on the menu (bone marrow), was sold out! So that was a bit of a bummer but our waitress was great, service was great, staff was amazing and the lights, noise level, location were all amazing! We'll definitely be doing back here and hopefully they will have the bone marrow!

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f
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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HH
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! Both food and service. Enjoyed the ambience.

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DG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marina, our server was delightful and knowledgable. Osso Bucco was amazing! Beautiful setting, but tables jammed in too close, and noise level was distracting. However, was everything we expected, and hope to revisit our next time in Boston. It’s understandable, why they consistently receive great reviews!

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mamma Maria’s was everything their ratings said they were. Fantastically friendly staff and phenomenal dishes. While our meals were fantastic, the pesto dipping sauce provided with the fabulous crusty bread was out of this world. I could have made meal out of the bread and pesto alone.

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GP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Impeccable service. Always our favorite.

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AG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is simply 5 stars!

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LL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had innumerable delicious Italian meals. Never have I, or the other 4 of us had such a perfectly delectable meal, of pork, pasta and fish, in a perfect, quiet and beautiful setting, with the perfect service (via Emul and the rest of the servers). We cannot recommend it highly enough, with much gratitude.
THANK YOU for the PERFECT birthday celebration!

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RA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant itself was fantastic.
Some construction out front but not a nuisance.

We went there hoping to get a pasta dish smothered in marinara sauce.
I was planning on veal parmigiana and my date was hoping for some authentic ravioli.

To the restaurant’s credit, what we ordered was very good but not excellent.
It is a very upscale venue but not honest to its Italian roots.

For the money, we probably won’t go back.

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RT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a college Graduation. Was an excellent experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful, service was amazing ! Would definitely go back. We were seated about 1/2 hour after our reservation time but other than that everything was wonderful

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NL
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and cosy place. The food is excellent, service is great.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. The maître d was quite arrogant, which detracted from the experience.

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CR
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit was for a 5-person business dinner. Service was outstanding, and the food was also very good (pasta Bolognese, seafood, veal, and a range of salads and appetizers). I would definitely select this restaurant again for business or personal visits.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was phenomenal- Osso buco and cod dishes - service top notch. Waited 20-30 minutes to be seated but well worth the wait. We were given a complimentary glass of Prosecco- will definitely go back!

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K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food in a charming environment. The menu is large enough to provide plenty of options, but not so overwhelming that a decision can’t be made. My husband and I started with the tuna tartare and the poached pear with Gorgonzola and prosciutto. Both were absolutely delicious and a great way to start. We followed up with the Osso buco and the springtime pasta. Also fantastic. Add professional, attentive service and you’ve got a great evening.

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OV
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are so many options in the Little Italy neighborhood but this should be at the top of your list. It was a beautiful place, with amazing staff & delicious food! We got behind schedule and they were flexible about us changing our dinning time. I also mentioned that it was my boyfriends birthday when I made my reservations and they brought out free desert! When we head back to Boston, it will be on our list for sure!

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J
Denver
78 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A classic Italian restaurant with pizzaz. The service,the delicious pasta dishes and the Ambience were perfect for a meal out of the ordinary in Little Italy in Boston.

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CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant and the menu. Would definitely go again next time in Boston. Our service person, Emer, could not have been more helpful, professional and good humored.

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L
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my daughter here for her 25th birthday. Beautiful restaurant, wonderful experience. The food and wine were excellent!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The staff went above and beyond.

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic, will definitely go back! Rabbit pasta was a delight, service impeccable, excellent wine list, and I’ll be dreaming about the house made pesto for months to come. Intimate space for just the two of us.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be the best meal I've ever had! The Lobster Pasta melts in your mouth! Our waiter was helpful choosing a wine and dessert. It was a lovely experience from beginning to end.

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l
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Special occasion place. Bit formal. Good food, but expensive.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Better food.

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JA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about Mamma Maria and their staff. My wife and I have been there several times for dinner. We had reservations over Memorial day weekend. Unfortunately my wife was feeling a little under the weather but was looking forward to dinner. She tried but couldn't make it through dinner. Our server was excellent had the kitchen rush our food and she had boxed up and ready for us to take it with us to go. The couple at the table on the side of us lucked out too. I gave them the bottle of wine we had just ordered that only had the small sip to taste out of it. After a short walk home I still got to enjoy my food sitting on the couch.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional service and outstanding food. Never disappointed at Mama Maria’s!

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W
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good but we weren’t as blown away as we expected to be. The burrata appetizer was just okay. The sea scallops over risotto was the best dish we had! And the wine list was great

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SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. Never disappoints. We go there for all special occasions.

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