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Party of 6. Mare or mamma Maria?

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jlom907 May 6, 2012 09:28 PM

Would love some feedback on these. Will have to decide by Thursday. Coming into Boston with family for first time.

Thanks

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    pemma May 7, 2012 07:50 AM

    I have always had good service and food at Mamma Maria. I haven't been to Mare, but a recent review in the Globe talked about quite poor service. Here it is:

    http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaur...?

    1. hotoynoodle May 7, 2012 09:41 AM

      mare is not as consistent as mama maria, but the latter is certainly a more subdued environment.

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        Gabatta May 8, 2012 06:02 AM

        I would go to Mamma Maria. Beautiful rooms, consistent service and great (if not overly inventive food). It will be a memorable spot for a Boston visit IMO. I just sent clients there last night and they were very pleased.

        I have not been to Mare since it has been 'reinvented', but it seems like their repositioning is meant to capture some of the overflow from Neptune down the street which does not bode well.

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          KevinJF May 8, 2012 09:18 PM

          The last time I went to MM my reservation was not honored. After waiting half an hour and receiving the ridiculous and unapologetic response that "it's Saturday night in the North End" to my inquiry regarding the further extent of the wait, I left and went to Taranta.

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