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Mother Anna's

211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (North End)
617-523-8496
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Ranked #300 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North End
Cross street: Between Cross St. and Richmond St.
Transit: Congress St @ Hanover St (191, 192, 193) Haymarket Station - Outbound (Orange Line) Haymarket Station - Inbound (Orange Line)
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English first
Medford, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Sat at a table outside on the patio watching the parade of people there for Saint Anthony’s Feast. The food and atmosphere were both great! I recommend the Seafood Fra Diavolo for dinner and a cannoli for dessert.

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Santa Rosa, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for lunch and had a meal we were not expecting. From an eggplant rollatini to the Veal Marsala the food was excellent. The outside tables were full but we had a quiet table inside. The wine list is sufficient not overpowering. The food exceptional. A return is imminent.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Just walking down Hannover street saw this place on the corner with out door seating. Decided to give it a try. The Cesar salad was large with huge chunks of Parmesan. I had the naked ziti and my boyfriend had the manicotti; both were great. Must try!

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Boston(southshore), Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

1st time here and will not be the last. Great find for us. Food was excellent and the portions were good size. The red sauce is delicious. very enjoyable.

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Huntersville, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just walked by, saw the outdoor seating and decided to take a meal here. Their outdoor servers/hostesses were not enthusiastic in the greeting or seating (texting a lot). We were not sure if we should seat ourselves or be seated. Things did go uphill from there. The server got our order correct was friendly once we got to know... More

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great italian food. Yummy garlic bread and clam casino. Sauce was so tasty. The veal the ravioli and meatballs were so astonishling delicious. We will be back. So italian in flavor. Great vino

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a 6:30 reservation on a Saturday night and were seated within 5 minutes. The service was quick but a bit harried; we had to ask our server to clear the salad and bread plates when our entrees were served. I enjoyed my gnocchi, but my sangria just tasted like juice and water. My husband ordered the chicken cacciatore;... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You get good basic Italian food at Mother Anna's and in very big portions. Bring a good appetite or ask for a doggie bag, if you don't think that's tacky (I do). The Sangria they have is excellent, I had chicken marsala, which I could not finish and calamari to start. This is not haute cuisine, but great food if... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our visit to Boston, we definitely wanted to eat on the famous Hanover Street for Italian food. We were given a couple of recommendations, but those had 1.5-2 hour wait times and we were just too hungry to wait that long! We stumbled upon Mother Anna's as it was a beautiful night and saw they had a couple of... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This wasn't my first visit to Mother Anna's. This time I ordered Chicken Marsala, and it was to die for! Absolutely the best I ever tasted. The others in my party were equally pleased with their dinner. I completely recommend this restaurant.

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