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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
+1 520-790-4702
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“homemade pasta” (20 reviews)
“linguine” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Italian Food. Quite a selection of Italian dishes on the menu. Server was very good. Food was served hot and prompt. The fresh baked bread kept coming. A little cramped as far as seating. I would return here for a very good overall experience.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place on a restaurant site when visiting Tucson and looking for something near our hotel. Came in later on a Tuesday night and the place was still pretty busy. They have a huge salad bar that you can add to any meal...More

Thank kirbchr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Mama Louisa's forever, the Joe's Special truly is special. We went there a couple weeks ago after not dining there in several months. It cost over $50 for three people. No drinks or appetizers, just pasta. I mentioned to our waitress,...More

Thank azdesertgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a late lunch around 3:30 pm. The special of the day was Porchetta, a crispy pork with vegetables on a puréed cauliflower base. It was delicious. The wedding soup was tasty as were the breadsticks, and salad bar. Our server,...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

While in the Tucson area I was in need of my weekly (and favorite) Italian dinner. Based on a recommendation from a friend my family went to Mama Louisa's. We were not sure what to expect as the restaurant seemed out of place in this...More

Thank Susannah D
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We had their bread, breadsticks, Sicilian grilled steak, Spagetti with house sauce and meatballs, chicken picatta, and Mt Vesuvius for dessert. Wow! Just fantastic. Great food. Again, nothin fancy at all, but good food. Don’t be put off by the exterior. I wish they had...More

Thank Shannon G
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A friendly family restaurant with an interesting history. Homemade pasta (linguini) was excellent. Could see it was a favorite for locals. Ordered a surprisingly good Arizona vineyard wine recommended by the chef & waitress. Service was excellent and our waitress graciously answered numerous questions we...More

Thank Dick S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We had a nice Italian meal here. Nothing to write home about but decently priced and reasonably seasoned. The chicken parmesan was good - seasoned well and a nice amount of sauce and pasta. My husband had the combo - the lasagna was very good,...More

Thank Connie I
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Been eating in here for several years, always great. They have good veal and many other dishes. Have a good soup and salad bar.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 12 January 2018

One of the unique things about Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant is their Lunch Buffett from 11:30-2 every day except Sunday. You order your sauce with different ingredients and type of pasta, it also includes a salad. They also have an early bird special where you...More

Thank Glenda M
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Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
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Response from Thesaguaro | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Southern.
Lynn A
26 February 2016|
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Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes, we absolutely still have Chicken Tuscany on the menu. Hope to see you soon.
Elinor B
30 December 2015|
Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes we do. Also our dressing are now all house made.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
    (29th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-790-4702
  • E-mail
Mama Louisa's Italian restaurant has been a fixture on the Tucson dining scene since 1956. We serve fresh pasta and house made sauces using the freshest ingredients. Monday through Saturday from 11 AM till 2 PM we offer our famous all you can eat pasta, soup, and salad bar. Enjoy various types of pasta, a wide variety of sauces, and a large salad bar filled with fresh toppings. Our menu offers a wide range of Italian favorites from lasagna, manicotti, fettuccini alfredo, veal parmesan, pizza's and of course our signature pasta dish Joe's Special. Enjoy our updated bar area with TV's, local and craft beer on draft, creative cocktails, and a diverse and affordable wine list.
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