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Mamma Maria

#10 of 2,365 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
North End
Italian, Contemporary
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3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2404 (Prince Street)
+1 617-523-0077
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Stratham, NH
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135 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mama Maria's for the first time in December and have already returned. The dining rooms are small and beautifully decorated. Our waiter, Joshua, remembered us from our first visit and once again gave us excellent recommendations on what to order. The valet parking is great especially on a very cold night after a snowstorm. If you are... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming little restaurant in the old North End of Boston located in a row house. The food is very authentic Italian and the atmosphere is warm and cozy. A great place for a family dinner, which this was (four of us), and we sat in a dining room on the first floor. The room had about half... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience for our first trip to Boston! A group of five of us visited Boston for my boyfriends 30th birthday-It was no question I wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner to celebrate. (We also had another birthday at the table as well) I searched around a lot before reserving a table for us at Mama Maria... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First let me say that my husband and I were in Italy (Tuscany) 1 year prior to being at this restaurant. Very authentic, high quality Italian food. The atmosphere is lovely and the service was excellent! In true Italian fashion, we were allowed to stuff our faces, I mean eat, without much interruption. It truly was a memorable meal and... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The reputation is for great food, and indeed our dinner was very good. We had a glass of wine, a salad and an entrée. The problem is that we were out the door in less than an hour. It was the last seating and nobody was waiting for a table. By the time we realized what was happening, it was... More 

Thank Longmeadow01106
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Come on. Are you kidding me. I just saw a great review for this place. This place is Average at best. This place years ago You to be very good for the price but they have raised there prices Considerably over the years and who can blame them the people keep coming And the location is great.

Thank Rothbilt
Westborough, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had the pleasure of planning a corporate holiday dinner at Mamma Maria and have nothing but high praise. From the beginning of the planning process, Jennifer was extremely responsive and very patient as I worked through some of the details in the days leading up to our dinner. We had the Rossini room, which was decorated beautifully for the... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant is not your average North End Italian Restaurant. If you are looking for a huge platter of pasta and chicken parmesan this is not the place for you. If you are looking for amazing food in a beautiful atmosphere then this is your diamond in the rough. We were there with a party of five and everyone enjoyed... More 

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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Made OpenTable reservations we arrived a bit early and greeted by a host who seemed in a rush, although restaurant was not crowded at all, it was only 5:30. Our waiter was attentive but I noticed it took a while for us to get our bread and pesto (no olives for us). Our wine came and so did my squash... More 

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Ghent, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Difficult reservation to secure but well worth the effort. Date and I both had fantastic meals, surprisingly moderately priced. The host and hostess adhere to timely reservations so no need to arrive early. Waiting area is cramped and we were not offered to wait in the lounge or bar, if there is one. Seated upstairs with street view that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Italian, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113-2404
    (Prince Street)
  • Public Transportation: T to Haymarket or Government Center.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-523-0077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North End

Neighbourhood Profile
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 and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
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