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Mother Anna's

211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
+1 617-523-8496
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“baked ziti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good food. Would have been better experience if waiter asked if we wanted more drinks. Soft italian music in background,

Thank chadyoung1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best of The North End! The atmosphere is Great and Quiet,and the Food speaks for itself!! Amazing,and the cheapest on Hanover street. I always get the Chicken Parm.The portions are Huge,and the prices are a Steal.Also,I Highly recommend getting a House made Canolli for Desert,They...More

Thank spc0711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly and baked ziti and chicken parm was spectacular! You could almost miss the place if you are not looking for it but glad that there was an employee outside unloading delivery while we were looking at the menu.

Thank staciesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ever since we started visiting Boston, we've been grabbing lunch at Mother Anna's. I can honestly say they still deliver a quality product that keeps me coming back again and again.

Thank JT03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation for 7 people, and we were seated promptly. The potions are very large (especially the Chicken Parm!) and the food is about what you would expect at a red-gravy Italian restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves, and we had enough food to enjoy...More

Thank moreisgood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandmother and I spent a day walking around Boston, seeing the sights and going to some of the neighborhood shops that are still around from the early 60s when she first immigrated here. We decided to get lunch in the North End, and picking...More

Thank VG_mass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Imported pasta from Italy!! The taste and texture are so different from American pasta. Friendly staff and great food. I had the Veal and it was so good, tender with so much flavor. One of the best places I have ever eaten.

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

North end is loaded with high-end Italian joints, but I had a problem finding one with the traditional and basic dishes of lasagna and spaghetti & meatballs. Mother Anna's fit the bill. Food was great and we enjoyed the neighborhood feel of this old, brick-walled...More

Thank LSUGoose
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The good: we sat outside on a summer night. Really enjoyed being outdoors on a warm evening sipping cold beer and watching the tourists walk by. The bad: Nearly everything. It WAS edible. Nothing was rotten bad, it just lacked seasoning, taste and the love...More

Thank diane w
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Mother Anna's is on the edge of Boston's North End, which is packed with Italian restaurants and is super popular. the restaurant has inside/outside dining with a traditional American Italian design and bar. the service is very good and the owners are veeerrry friendly. we...More

Thank bgerber948
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
USD 30 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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