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Mother Anna's

211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
+1 617-523-8496
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I went to Mother Anna's for lunch the other day by recommendation & what a pleasant surprise. The waitstaff were very attentive & the seafood with pasta was delicious,we also had a nice half bottle of red wine which was also very...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This was probably the worst italian food experience i’ve ever had. First we had to sit downstairs which was really dark and cold. We asked for an anti pasta platter and ended up with lettuce tuna and one or two salami. All the pasta was...More

1  Thank fivestonesonvac
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The food was well prepared and the portions were very generous.Restaurant was packed when we arrived, proof of the high recommendation it had received. Wouldn't hesitate to go again. Our waitress was very good and pleasant. Several in our party had visited the rest rooms,...More

1  Thank porto333
Reviewed 17 December 2017

One of life's great mysteries is why Italian cuisine, the world's finest, can be so spectacularly awful. Relatedly, another mystery is why Mother Anna's is still in business. At least the portions are very large. If your sole goal is calories, this establishment cannot be...More

Thank hoovletman
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

In the North End, we had lots of choices and found this gem. The gnocchi was light, served with fresh mozzarella and a tasty tomato gravy. Huge portion size. My husband enjoyed his big bowl of minestrone soup. If you want solitude, you’ll find it...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Super tasty traditional Italian food! They have an excellent outdoor eating area in the warm weather (this October!). The eggplant rollitini was amazing - not greasy, super flavorful. We also had manicotti - amazing - and my daughter had the baked scrod - also amazing!...More

1  Thank RobinSyracuse
Reviewed 23 October 2017

After a chilly North End tour we were looking for a nice warm meal. Our guide pointed us in the direction of Mother Anna's and we were not disappointed. My mom and I both had the linguine and meatballs and it was a perfect choice....More

Thank Kelsie P
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to have an excellent meal. There is a great view of the city and great drinks. Right next to the Italian neighborhood.

Thank Rafael I
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to drink beer with friends, the only problem is that the beer was not that cold. Ps. You should ask for stuffed mushrooms, is amazing but the portion is too small.

Thank alexkleis
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

When you stop in to an old establishment, in a high tourist spot, you’re not sure what to expect. This was a find. Fun staff with great homemade Italian food!! Good wine, great old recipes, and locals enjoying one of their neighborhood haunts. Thanks Donny...More

1  Thank Allen C
North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like
being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and
Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants,
bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part
in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or
Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma
sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s
home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church
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Steve P
29 March 2017|
Response from delainao | Reviewed this property |
They did not have gluten free options. It was the worst Italian food I have ever had.
Theodore K
23 August 2016|
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Response from GordonFUber | Reviewed this property |
There is a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
    (Between Cross St. and Richmond St.)
  • Public Transportation: Congress St @ Hanover St (191, 192, 193) Haymarket Station - Outbound (Orange Line) Haymarket Station - Inbound (Orange Line)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-8496
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