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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been going to mama Luisa's for more than 20 years and it has never let me down. There is a great range of pasta, second dishes and some great choices for vegetarians as well. The wine list is extensive and you will not...More

Thank Stephanb1126
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mamma Luisa is located in a converted row house near the end of Thames Street, which gives it the feel of being fed in a dear friends home. The menu is an interesting mix of favorites with subtle twists. I opted for the stuffed veal...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had some friends in from out of town last night, for the holiday weekend. Even though I live in town, I haven't been to Mama Luisa's in awhile, but have recommended it many times. There is a nice atmosphere here, in this old victorian...More

Thank swharbor61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific ambiance and even better food! Mama Lusia's is a must-go-to in Newport. The staff are very pleasant and the atmosphere cozy. The pasta is fresh and out of this world.

Thank BostonERdoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian food. Always delicious and fresh. Highly recommend heading to this great find in a neighborhood setting on Thames Street. Make sure to call them for a reservation.

Thank scottdL8642HL
Reviewed 8 December 2017

my wife and I have been here before so we decided to try it again on a cold, rainy,windy December night..parked right in front, it was mid week so we did not need a reservation, but I would make them just in case,especially weekends.This place...More

1  Thank mikecapp45
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Went in with great expectations only to find average overall experience. After reading posted reviews we thought we were in for really good meal. Our starter, Antipasto, was underwhelming, not an exceptional item on the plate. Mains were good, the carbonara was a stand out,...More

Thank IonaFezzywig
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant, but the service could have been a little better. After dinner it took along time for the waitress to ask if we wanted dessert and it then took forever to get it

Thank Jim1951
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A friend and I were walk-ins on a Saturday night. Up to the second floor waiting room we went to pass the time (we were told 45 min) with a glass of wine (I thought the red blend was “flabby” - would pick the Sangiovese...More

1  Thank Snidelys4
Reviewed 16 October 2017

After reading the positive Trip Advisor reviews for this restaurant, we booked it on our recent stay in Newport and were disappointed overall. First, we were the only people seated in the main front restaurant and although it was an early dinner, we thought there...More

1  Thank quiltyny
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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