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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My father and I went here last night and had a TERRIBLE time. First of all, my father is very senior and even though we made a reservation days ago, we had to wait 15 minutes. Then, we waited 40+ minutes for our food, including...More

Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have dined here for years and have never been disappointed. The layout of the house is quirky but you're in old house in Newport. Yes they only have beer and wine and if you're looking for a deal this is not the place. But...More

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like authentic Italian food (not what you get at your local pizza shop) then you must try Mama Luisa's. Food is fresh and homemade. Restaurant is a house that has been converted so you have the feel of being in your grandmother's dining...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went there thinking that they would have good Italian food. We ordered the brouchetta, it didn't taste good. The worst part was when my husband wanted to order chicken parm (classic italian dish) instead they brought this awful dish that tasted horrible, the chicken...More

Thank Blondy821
Reviewed 5 days ago

They were a last minute choice -- we were at the Newport Jazz Festival -- for the weekend, and arrived exhausted on Thursday, pre-event. "Can you fit us in?" They were more than happy to squeeze us in, and it was memorable. First -- a...More

Thank winewit
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister and brother in law are within walking distance of this little gem of a restaurant. It's in a cute house on the quiet end of Thames in the fifth ward, Always busy but never a wait to get in. Last night we went...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have as many courses as you wish, or have just one. If you're a vegetarian there are plenty of selections. Everything is freshly made and the portions are generous. Nice wine list. Friendly service.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually go to Sardellas but we heard for years this was a good place. So we went to try something different. It disappointed. We immediately regretted veering from our normal path. The appetizers were weak and pricey. 3 out of the 4 of us...More

Thank raygeorge337
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is complete gem! Family own - extremely friendly place. Food was delicious. I will always go back. Super nice staff.

Thank erkncyhn
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My family had dinner here our last night in Newport to change it up from seafood. We read good reviews of the food and saw it on our drive so decided to go. The restaurant is in a converted old house. It was lovely and...More

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Kikie L
25 November 2015|
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Response from Mitch600 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a lot in the rear that holds maybe 3 or 4 cars. I don't think many people are aware off it. The lot is basically a wide driveway in the rear. If there is a space you can park there. There is also a variety... More
26 September 2015|
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Response from Alexis B | Reviewed this property |
It's in an old house, so there are a few steps outside to get into the restaurant itself and then once inside they have 2 floors. I've only ever sat on the first floor, but the stairs are right in front of you when you walk... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-848-5257
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