Four Diamond Rating
Mamma Maria is the only Italian restaurant in Boston to receive this special recognition. Tenth year in a row.
- AAA Travel Guide, 2016
#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, April 3, 2014
Traveler’s Choice 2013
Our Favorite Boston Restaurants -- #11 Mamma Maria
- TripAdvisor, July, 2013
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, June 10, 2012
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.
- Boston Magazine – 50 Best Restaurants, November 4, 2010
This romantic restaurant features two of my favorite dishes: Osso Buco and Rabbit Pappardelle.
- Devra First, The Boston Globe, March 25, 2010
The North End’s Highest Overall Rating
Mamma Maria forgoes “what your mamma makes” in favor of “gourmet” (not to mention “terrific”) Northern Italian cuisine that befits its “soft-lit” “collection of cozy rooms”; a staff that “goes above and beyond the call of duty” makes this an occasion “worth waiting for.”
- ZAGAT – Boston Restaurants, 2010
An Uncontested Favorite Is Mamma Maria–
Specialties include northern Italian cuisine and romance!
- 1000 Places to See in the U.S. and Canada Before You Die, Patricia Schultz, 2008
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, January 23, 2007
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, October 9, 2006
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.
-Harvard Magazine, September 2006
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, September 26, 2005
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, January 1, 2004