As my husband and I finished our meal here at Mamma Maria on Friday night, I asked him what rating should I give the restaurant o TA. He replied that he found nothing to complain about, especially since we showed up on a Friday night at 8:00 with no reservation and they bent over backward to accommodate us. The food is creative and well prepared. We started with a warm mozzarella and tomato salad app and lamb gnocchi to share. If we had known we would be served olives with bread and a basil dipping sauce, we probably wouldn't have ordered two apps, but the imported mozzarella was warm and creamy and the tomatoes were perfectly roasted. The homemade gnocchi with a lamb ragu was rich, creamy and delicious. Our mains were roasted suckling pig with lentils for my husband and a rabbit pasta for me. Both were exceptional. The staff were friendly, accommodating and helpful. This will be our North End restaurant of choice from now on. I had read many reviews that commented on the noise level of the restaurant, and it's true, it's very noisy with convivial conversation (at least on the second floor, where we were) but it didn't bother us.
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