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98% Organic, coastal Italian - For those who care about their health. 617-963-0509
  • Best Seafood Restaurant Awards
  • 98% Organic Coastal Italian
  • Chef Tastings and Wine Pairing
Restaurateur Frank De Pasquale launched Mare (Mah-Ray), the Italian word for ocean, June 2005 in Boston's historic North End - 100 steps away from Paul Revere's house - with a coastal Italian menu, but that's not all. Mare boasts Boston's first 98% organic ingredient list, based almost entirely on deep water fish, cultivated shellfish & certified organic seafood from the U.S. & Italy. Also featured is hormone-free beef, organic free range chicken & eggs, organic microgreens & vegetables, whole grain pastas, sea salt, organic wines and more.\n\nWhole grain breads baked in-house daily. Butter and cheese made from unpasteurized milk. Organic heirloom tomatoes used in sauces and salads. Organic fruit used in tarts and gelati. Organic first press olive and flaxseed oils used on sauteed or fried items. Book today @ 617-963-0509
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About frame Located at 135 Richmond Street, Mare is located in the heart of the North End just steps away from Paul Revere's House. Mare ( Mah'-Ray ), the Italian word for sea, offers a coastal Italian menu that echoes the beautiful Amalfi Coast region of Italy. Boasting Boston's first all-natural ingredient list, Mare's menu is based almost entirely on certified organic and sustainable seafood from the U.S. and around the world, including deep water fish and cultivated shellfish. The restaurant prides itself on its philosophy of creating simple yet elegant dishes using ingredients that bring out the natural flavors in its fresh seafood and all-natural vegetables. Mare also features hand-made, artisan pastas, hormone-free beef and a carefully selected list of wines and beers. A Frank DePasquale Venture, Mare was launched in June 2005 and was rated one of the top 20 restaurants in America by Travel + Leisure magazine.
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Simply fabulous!

This is the second time I've eaten here in two years and I must say its beautiful. The restaurants intimate but the views are spectacular and the food AND service are a step ahead. Start with the food, I had the giglante de peici(bad spelling) and it's a plate of everything, scallops, lobster, fish, shrimp, and langestein all of it grilled. It was fresh and tasty not over seasoned. The clams were fresh and service w... view more

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Probably my favorite restaurant in Boston

I love Mare but have only been two times. The restaurant itself is clean, hip and intimate. There is this cool light fixture that fills the dining area with an assortment of warm colors that changes every so often, creating a unique ambiance. The first time I went, I ordered the stuffed Maine lobster. It was absolutely delicious and I recommend it to everyone who goes. You will not be disappointed. The second ti... view more

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Would not recommend

We tried Mare for Restaurant Week, to which the meal was OK but would never pay what they are actually charging for these dishes. In addition, the alchol was outrageously overpriced including a house bottle of wine for $55 (I have never paid that for house wine at any restaurant in the North End). Also, it was extremely hot inside as if their AC was not working. People kept asking for the air to be turned up but t... view more

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Surprised at high rating

The food was just ok. The same food at a place with an Entree' half the price would have earned a great review. \r\n\r\nAs others have suggested here, just the grilled octupus is worth the visit.

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Very good seafood

I would like to start off by rebutting a few statements made by other reviewers. First of all, any time you see a restaurant with $30+ entrees, it should be small. Beware of any restaurant that can seat 150, and/or one which you don't need a weekend reservation for. Generally speaking, you can be sure your food is prepared with less care, probably by some first year sous chef or lower. Secondly, these restaurants are... view more

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Best Bread Pudding Ever!

My boyfriend and I went to Mare for the first time & when we got there we saw that the place is really small. There is virtually no bar, so you can't sit and have a drink before dinner. The waiter arrived and was on top of us and pushed us to order when he arrived, took our drink order, delivered our drinks.... you get the idea. Anyway- we ordered the Bufala Mozz and it was insanely yummy. The mozz just melts in your... view more

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1st Time Restaurant Week Visit

We live about a 10 min. walk from Mare and it is in a good location and the outside is very appealing. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, although small, but is unique to most restaurants in the city. We were disappointed to find out they did not have bar to sit at and have a cocktail before dinner, but they did make us some drinks as we waited for our table. The lemon drop martinis are made with lemoncello ... view more

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Lovely place

Went for an early Sunday dinner, and really enjoyed the experience. Our waiter (I believe his name was Giovanni) was very helpful in describing the dishes and specials. He helped us select wines by the glass and advised us that the primi course can be ordered in half portions. \r\n\r\nI had the restaurant week menu - the mozzerella in the caprese salad was so fresh, and the gnocchi had a lovely sweetness balancing th... view more

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Great North End Dining

Usually the North End is a destination I reserve for out of town guests with indiscriminate palates who want Italian food. The typical restaurant can serve a good version of pasta with marinara and meatballs, but is rarely notable. Mare, however, was awesome. The food was atypical for the North End with a focus on seafood and gourmet pasta rather than the usual, boring dishes that can be found anywhere on Hanover ... view more

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Worst high-end restaurant I've visited in Boston, BEWARE, the fish made us SICK

This was our second time at Mare, the first was right after it opened, and was terrible, but we chaulked it up to ""newness"" and not working the kinks out yet. Unfortunately, it was even worse. \r\n\r\nThe waiter wasn't friendly, and seemed like he just didn't want to be there, speeding through descriptions, and not enthusiastic at all. They then mixed up our wines pouring the wrong wine in the wrong glass. \r\n\r\n... view more

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