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MIDA - Newton, Newton, MA

MIDA - Newton

4.5
4.5
1366 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
MIDA is an inspired neighborhood Italian restaurant by award winning Chef, Douglass Williams. Our menu focuses on many regions of traditional Italian food and culture, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. We are all about supremely delicious food and warm hospitality.

Dinner is served Monday - Sundays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 AM -4:00 PM.

Reservations for indoor dining can be made in advance online. Patio reservations are now available for booking online or over the phone. Walk-ins are always welcome. Parties larger than six should call the restaurant directly to book a table.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:30–22:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–15:30
  • Phone number
    (617) 546-8010
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive Chef
    Douglass Williams
  • Catering
    Inquire about catering events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire about private events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/
  • Area
    Newton
  • Cross Street
    Washington St. and Walnut St
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking is located in the lot behind the building. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Public Transit
    MIDA is steps away from the Newtonville commuter rail stop.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,366 Reviews
  1. MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks. Great dinner. We were in town for a track me. Brought our college age daughter out and we all loved it

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  2. Daniel

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy Saturday so there was some delay getting seated and served.

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  3. JohnL

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Indifferent service from someone who did not want to be there. Food was inconsistent and not a saving grace. Noise bordered on painful from poor acoustics, but became intolerable when a throbbing bass (music?) was turned on. Not to be totally negative, reservation was honored and greeter and hostess were very pleasant. Food orders were delivered promptly by various servers, all of them pleasant. Pity , our primary server didn’t understand how to relate to customers. All in all, an attractive room with poor acoustics, inconsistent service, and dishes that ranged from inspired to mediocre.

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  4. Frank

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Mida, that's why we keep coming back. Best pizza in Boston!

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  5. EYEW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space in Newton for a relaxing lunch. Lots of natural light and high ceilings

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short rib lasagna was a bit dry and cheese was congealed

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  7. ChristineD

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took advantage of school vacation week and looking forward to coming back, definitely worth the trip and appreciated the Monday night meal!

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  8. KeishaJ

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always MIDA did not disappoint. Amazing meal and service on a Holiday Monday.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing service. We will def be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service! The pizza and gnocchi are divine. Drinks are also stellar. Great vibes all around!

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  11. BwannG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited the MIDA-Newton restaurant location on Saturday, February 17th with my significant other as a means to celebrate his birthday (Feb 15th). I had the Short Rib Lasagna and my significant other had the Roasted Chicken with Risotto. The food was incredibly delicious, the waitstaff were very pleasant, and kind and the desserts were amazing! While I know my partner doesn't like to celebrate his bday, I decided to 'bust his chops' and request the waitstaff bring his dessert and sing "Happy Birthday to him". To my surprise, my significant other got down on one knee and proposed to me at the restaurant in front of everyone. I didn't know that MIDA-Newton would partake in my (now fiancé's) surprised proposal. Not to mention, the extra cinnamon balls they brought out as a treat were wonderful! MIDA-Newton is the perfect spot to enjoy a wonderful meal and make memories. Thank you to the staff at MIDA as well as the lovely group sitting across from us who done a random act of kindness by covering our bill. I am incredibly blessed and my heart is overwhelmed with joy. Thank you to everyone who showed love to me and my fiancé yesterday.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff, food, ambience, and menu selection were great! Will go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were too much black pepper in the pasta. The whole dish was too peppery.

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  14. AngelaJ

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the food was good, and the location was ideal. There was parking, and the restaurant was more spacious than the Soouth End location. Service was attentive.

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  15. WeylanO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Yes on a normal day. No on Valentine’s Day lol. Overall main course was a good, but the appetizers were terrible and so random. Loved the short rib and the broth for the seafood bowl was amazing.

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  16. OM999

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a reservation on valentines day and was informed I could not be more than 10 minutes late and had a maximum of 1hr 45 mins at the table. Despite being on time, we ended up waiting 30 minutes at the front for a table and it took another 2hrs 30 mins to get the three courses. The food was better than average but not worth the $300 bill and the 3 hours it took to eat dinner.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have loved dining at Mida in the past but after our experience on Valentine’s Day waiting 25 minutes for our reservation and waiting a long time for our main entree and dessert which we ordered at the beginning of the meal we were left very disappointed. It was clear that the restaurant tried to fit as many people as possible and wasn’t able to execute on that plan. There were crowds of annoyed people waiting by the door at all times as they waited to be seated for much longer than the time they booked. We were given olives and bread to compensate the long wait - while this is an Italian restaurant we personally do not like olives at all so this was a nice gesture but didn’t quell our hunger. The food was good but didn’t make it worth all of the waiting. I hope the restaurant learns from this and doesn’t try to squeeze as many in on a holiday in the future for other patrons sake because all of the waiting took a way from what should have been a lovely night out with my significant other.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My boyfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day and had a great meal. Our waitress Maria was super friendly and very sweet. The food was very good, but the preset menu was very heavy on the dairy. We both had the short ribs for our main dish and it was delicious. I like that they did a dessert cocktail with the wine pairing instead of a dessert wine or port. The preset menu was also a VERY good value - with wine pairing $113/person and it included 3 apps to share, a generously portioned main dish, a dessert, and a wine/cocktail with each of the 3 rounds. Some cons: we had to wait ~20 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, but understand it was a busy night. Again, a very dairy-heavy menu for Valentine’s Day - each dish had cheese and even the dessert cocktail had heavy cream.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentines dinner was INCREDIBLE! We were shocked at the amount of food for the set price. Everything was timely, hot and delicious even with the amount of volume they were doing that night. Our server was lovely I wish i could remember her name, but she convinced us to come back for the monday specials! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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  20. Drtimo

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for a fixed price offering on Valentine's Day, our first visit. Having seen glimpses of excellence we'll return for their regular menu offerings.

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  21. MarianneS

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly delicious food with beautiful taste pairings that are subtle and refined. What a delicious meal we had and the service was wonderful,

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  22. chuckles

    Greater Boston

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Mida. Enjoyed the meal but there was too much spice for me in the pasta. Service was attentive. Was a bit pricey for the size of the meals.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stephanie was a wonderful server. Would so recommend MIDA to anyone!

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  24. JCSfoodie

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The roast chicken that I had was fantastic, however, the pasta with mushrooms was mediocre. Not bad, but nothing special. The noise level was like being at a pizza shop.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious I tried the Valentine’s Day gnocchi and loved it. Also their Caesar salad was the best one I’ve ever had

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  26. RobertH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    For a restaurant that is ultra aggressive about a 15 minute grace period , it’s unacceptable to make a customer wait 30 minutes to sit down for their reservation ….. offer a free round of drinks or an app… Be smart / hostess could’ve easily handled the situation better

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful food and service, and very pretty, relaxed decor. It’s a bit loud - perhaps to be expected for a crowded Friday evening. The staff are super friendly. Will definitely go back, maybe on a week night it’s not so noisy and easier to chat with friends. I recommend the short rib lasagne, eggplant parm, and rock crab carbonara ;)

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  28. KurtZ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A top-notch experience! The food was incredible, service was fantastic, and the restaurant gave us such a wonderful experience on our birthday. Mida is one of our favorites and we can’t wait to get back!

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  29. Rory

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had our little one (2y/o) with us and they were accommodating when we requested to sit at a booth. Service was excellent and food was delicious, as usual.

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  30. BillL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food but very heavy; not too many healthy alternatives. Drink service was slow. The atmosphere was very lively but very noisy.

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  31. Murray

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to MIDA. We loved it. The restaurant is cheery in appearance. Service was excellent. Our water was refilled on multiple occasions during the evening without being asked. The dinners were over the top excellent. They were all very tasty. Portions were the correct size, not too large, not too small. The salads were perfect and tasty - not overdressed. We had Caesars, and there were light and well done. Honestly, there is nothing we'd do differently. Parking was a little tight, but it is not MIDA's fault. I reccomend MIDA for couples or families. We will definitely go there again.

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  32. NeusC

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice place for lunch but not for diner. It was extremely noisy. Lots of families with little children. I would not recommend for a night out but it is nice for lunch or a very casual diner.

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  33. ALBurbs

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    it was really great in every way! A little loud, but Friday nights bring out the fun. Service was amazing and the value was what we expected for an upscale restaurant just miles out of Boston.

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  34. Jake

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were great but each of our four meals were just “ok”. Not as good as in the past. The mushroom pasta dish wasn’t up to snuff and the lasagna texture was as if it had been frozen.

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  35. midmom

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My only complaint is that the menu never changes. I’d like to see some new pizzas. I love pizza but I don’t really love any of the ones on the menu. Sausage too spicy, too much arugula, etc. Mix it up! Or at least have a special!

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  36. MAH7

    Greater Boston

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All of us were very happy with our meals. I would particularly recommend the rock shrimp carbonara and the short rib lasagna. Great wines by the glass. Upbeat atmosphere. Open kitchen. Attentive service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic knowledgable and engaging. The food was incredible!

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  38. jester1340

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At 4pm only a few patrons. Bar service was excellent. Waitstaff was excellent. Pizza, I like a thin crust but that was too thin. Ceasar salad was ok.

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  39. CTdiner

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Very cool design. Hope to be back when I’m in town.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal and service. Loved my Amalfi cocktail and arranccini. The gnocchi Cacio e Pepe was phenomenal. My husband enjoyed the pasta and mushroom dish and we shared the donuts. Our server was amazing - knew the menu inside and out and was attentive without being in the way of our enjoyment and conversation. We’ll be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from MIDA - Newton using the Order Online button. MIDA - Newton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 546-8010.

MIDA - Newton is rated 4.5 stars by 1366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for MIDA - Newton

261 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460-1586

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Washington St. and Walnut St
  • Area
    Newton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:30–22:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–15:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free public parking is located in the lot behind the building. Metered street parking is also available.
  • Public Transit
    MIDA is steps away from the Newtonville commuter rail stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive Chef
    Douglass Williams
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 546-8010
  • Catering
    Inquire about catering events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/
  • Private party facilities
    Inquire about private events on our website event inquiry form. https://www.midaboston.com/
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