Most Romantic Restaurant in Boston, 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America - Opentable 2021
Four Diamond Award of Excellence by AAA, 2022
Boston's Best Neighborhood Restaurants - 2021
Best 20 Restaurants in Boston's North End - Boston Magazine
"The best place to go for a proposal. The setting is stunning: quaint, quiet, aesthetically pleasing, warm and welcoming."
Boston Magazine - 50 Best Restaurants
With dimly lit dining rooms with five private dining rooms, Mamma Maria transports you to la Patria with an old-world intimacy, attention to detail and a warm welcome.
#1 Italian Restaurant In Boston
Mamma Maria offers a fantastic ambiance, top notch cuisine and excellent service. We highly recommend the Rabbit Pasta, Osso Buco, and the Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta.
- TABELog, November 8, 2015
America’s Iconic Restaurants
Mamma Maria makes you feel like a regular whether it's your first time or 55th, and the bustling crowd of heavy-hitters is prime for people-watching.
- Gary Stoller, USA TODAY,
Traveler’s Choice 2013
Our Favorite Boston Restaurants -- #11 Mamma Maria
Amazing Private Dining Rooms For Entertaining: Mamma Maria
Mamma Maria, with its five dining rooms, feels like a club. The food is high-end Italian: think Vin Santo-glazed suckling pig with beets and farro…
- Rachel Travers, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
Editors’ Pick: Mamma Maria
With dimly lit dining rooms tucked into every nook, this classy North End restaurant feels worlds away from the noisy red-sauce joints of Hanover Street.
- 1000 Places to See in the U.S. and Canada Before You Die, Patricia Schultz,
Boston’s North End Is Filled with Italian Restaurants, but This One Is Different from the Rest–
Mamma Maria evokes a cross between an Italian villa and a stately Boston mansion, with authentic countryside fare such as pappardelle pasta with roasted rabbit, osso buco with saffron risotto and homemade oxtail ravioli.
- Katie Zezima, The New York Times
Boston’s Most Authentic Northern Italian Restaurant – Mamma Maria
Mamma Maria in the North End features five elegantly decorated dining rooms, including one with space for just one table, Mamma Maria is as close as you'll get to Italian cooking the way it's meant to be done.
- Boston Globe Sunday Magazine – The Restaurant Issue
High Italian: Exquisite Regional Italian Cuisine
Perhaps it takes a sumptuous restaurant like Mamma Maria to remind us of a culture that takes eating as seriously as it does opera. Attention to detail, a restful elegance, and impeccable service.
- Harvard Magazine, September, 2005
One of the 1000 Things to do Before You Die
You can make the North End an evening of formal dining without compromising its aunthenticity. An uncontested favorite is Mamma Maria - whose specialties include northern Italian cuisine and romance. The elegant townhouse is popular for proposals and the osso buco is worth its weight in diamond solitaires!
-Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places to See in the U.S. and Canada Before You Die
Exquisite Regional Italian Cuisine
Perhaps it takes a sumptuous restaurant like Mamma Maria to remind us of a culture that takes eating as seriously as it does opera. Attention to detail, a restful elegance, and impeccable service evoke memories of a leisurely luncheon at a remote Tuscan castle.
Mamma Maria Stands for what Italian Food Is.
Simplicity, quality ingredients and fun...the food of love. Mamma Maria’s food is absolutely delicious
-Emeril Lagasse, TV Food Network
Where the Biggest Business Deals Get Done.
Long a favorite of discrete executives, Mamma Maria’s five private dining rooms have been the scene of some of Boston’s biggest deals and mergers.
-The Boston Globe