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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Mamma Maria

Mamma Maria
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Ranked #25 of 3,603 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: North End
Cross street: Prince Street
Transit: T to Haymarket or Government Center.
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We picked this restaurant out from their TA reviews and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is in what appears to be a quaint old house with lots of little rooms for dining. We had a lovely table over looking the road and the service was very good. We all enjoyed the food and wine choices. To be recommended!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 19lindao
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This restaurant is located in a beautiful residence in the North End. We were warmly welcomed and seated immediately, even though the restaurant was full and we were 15 minutes early for our reservation.

Our server was very professional, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. We began the evening with two glasses of proseco to go with our first courses, all of which were delicious. My scallops in particular were perfectly cooked and very flavorful. My son loved his lobster ravioli. My husband had a vegetarian pasta dish that he liked very much. Our main courses were also all wonderful. Perfectly cooked pasta and fish. And dessert was delicious as well.

It was our first real sit down meal in Boston and it left us thinking that future places had a lot to live up to. Very happy to have found this warm and absolutely delicious restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank pirula778
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Return visit (from SF) to our go-to Italian restaurant in Boston. By the way...better than anything in SF. This place just does Italian cuisine incredibly well. The care in the preparation and presentation of the food was evident. The service friendly and not overbearing. The swordfish over cuttlefish-ink pasta was heavenly. Nothing is over-sauced. Flavors are allowed to pop. Just a great atmosphere and experience in dining.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Adrian I
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

My family and I were in Boston for two nights and decided to 'wing it' for dinner our second night there. We knew we wanted Italian in Boston's famous North End, but there are too many to choose from to commit to one simply reading reviews and seeing photos. We had walked the Freedom Trails - stops 1-11 - earlier that day and wanted to make certain that our path into the North End included Paul Revere's house.

There are a large number of Italian eateries within a stone's throw of the Revere house and walking up to each and getting a feel for the menu - all of which are posted at the doors - and the ambience, by looking in, are fairly easy to do. We passed on a few and then walked over to Mamma Maria. The outside is fairly unassuming - looks more like an old house than a restaurant - it lacked the big awning that would market their name and the host station is right in a small and somewhat cramped entrance. They were able to find a table for us and from that point forward, the experience was nothing short of exceptional.

Mamma Maria's seems to be an old home - likely of a well-to-do family - that has been converted to a restaurant. The restaurateur's have made good use of the space and floors by offering no less than 3 dining areas. We were lucky enough to have been seated in a small room - 3 tables - directly back from the from the entrance. The setting was fantastic and the room was quite quiet, even when filled with 10 other guests.

Service was impeccable. Our server, who was Italian, was attentive and easily able to describe and recommend entrees and wines. She was delightful and kept things moving at a very comfortable pace. She was also supported by at least 4 others tending to water, service and clean-up.

The food was some of the best Italian I had ever eaten. Fresh pasta, of course, and made to perfection. My wife had a mushroom ravioli, my daughter a shrimp pasta and I had a lobster agnolotti and all 3 were exceptional. We also had the carpaccio for an appetizer and yes, it is 100% as good as everyone says it is. 'Paper thin' might suggest something thicker than Mamma Maria's carpaccio which also comes topped with black truffles.

It is a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in the area but if you are looking for exceptional food, service and ambience, Mamma Maria is a MUST.

Date of visit: October 2018
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1  Thank Albert R
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Another wonderful dining experience. Been to Mamma Maria’s many times over the years and had yet another great meal. Very authentic Italian dishes including their fabulous osso bucco. Located in a classic old North End building, feels like old Europe. Their corkage policy is another reason to love this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RixleyB
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