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Mother Anna's

#290 of 2,873 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
North End
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211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113-2309 (Between Cross St. and Richmond St.)
Congress St @ Hanover St (191, 192, 193) Haymarket Station - Outbound (Orange Line) Haymarket Station - Inbound (Orange Line)
617-523-8496
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Moher Anna's a winner.

Mother Anna’s in Boston is a popular spot, one of the oldest in the area apparently. I found the atmosphere to be quite cozy, the staff was fantastic. We were a very large group of almost 60 people and they were amazing at serving us excellent hot food. The appetizers were amazing, and the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
James W
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Guelph, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Guelph, Canada
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Mother Anna’s in Boston is a popular spot, one of the oldest in the area apparently. I found the atmosphere to be quite cozy, the staff was fantastic. We were a very large group of almost 60 people and they were amazing at serving us excellent hot food. The appetizers were amazing, and the main courses, I had the Veal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

I've been here twice, each time had chicken parm, it was good both times. I've also had the stuffed mushrooms, also very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Made a reservation but table was not ready upon arrival. The place is pretty crowded, not a lot of privacy. It's more of a place to go to with friends. The menu has a lot of options and the food is pretty good, not much to it. Price isn't bad given the size of the portions. I'd recommend it to... More 

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We have been to this restaurant many times(5) for both lunch and dinner and have not have anything but a great time across the board. From the service to the food, just wonderful. I heard that the owner and his brothers learned to cook from their Nona as young boys and still use her 85 year old recipes which are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

On a Saturday night, it was one of the few restaurants without a line. Although the personnel provided a good service, the food was just average and overpriced.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

With such a great choice of restaurants in the area, this one falls way short of the mark. Limited choice of dishes on the menu, the food we did get was bland and had more sauce than actual food. Very pricey too for something you could slap together at home for a few bucks. Menu also seems geared to the... More 

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I love this place. Its at the beginning of the North End. I have had the chicken and shrimp dishes and they are great. My husband always get the chicken or veal parmagen and loves it. Great food and we have always had good service. They will also validate their parking.

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Tri-Cities, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We traveled to Boston in early Oct., this was just one of several restaurants we ate at. But this is the one we talk about. The food was amazing, the people were very nice, & the location was perfect. We ate dinner outside & watched the city go by.

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We spent a week in Boston and love to try out new restaurants. We hit all of the highly recommended hotspots but none compared to the food here at Mother Anna's. It may have been the best Italian meal we have ever had. We asked our waiter what was in the sauce because it was so good but he could... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. We have dined here a number of times in the past. It was very busy and instead of waiting for an inside table, decided to dine outside in their courtyard. It was nice, but a bit chilly. The establishment should invest in some outside heaters for cool nights. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: North End
  • Phone Number: 617-523-8496

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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