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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely adorable in terms of atmosphere & decor. The food is authentic & delish! The waitstaff a lil snooty & not the most personable...& Be prepared for surprise up charges...additional bread & oil while you wait for your food is not a...More

Thank Quinns M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought our waitress wasn't particularly welcoming or friendly, lots of upcharges made us feel nickle and dimed (i.e. charging for bread, charging a split fee, charging to serve a chicken breast with no breading on it, etc.). Food was OK but not great for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience at Mamma Luisa exceeded our highest expectations! Fresh, aromatic ingredients and tantalizing tastes prevailed in every bite! In a town with over 150 restaurants, make sure you make this one part of your day.

Thank vassoulanbecky2414
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Friday night without a reservation but they happily seated us. A very quaint spot, quiet and cozy. The food was delicious, I recommend the butternut squash ravioli which I ordered due to reading other reviews! 😄

Thank tdrf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great Italian meal on a Thursday night. Restaurant was crowded with both tourists and locals. Reservations recommended. Service was great; food was exceptional; nice wines. Fair prices for the location, quality of food and service. Will definitely go again next time we...More

Thank Ted047
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 stars All 4 of us were very happy. We loved it! Delicious, warm and friendly , lovely charming atmosphere! Our server Norma was very classy and friendly. We will definitely return soon for another pleasant dining experience!

Thank Deb P
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This was our first time here and we will definitely go again. We decided to branch out and try something new to us and did we make a good decision! The food was delicious. We both had salads and pasta dishes, and we fussed over...More

Thank JWO55
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

love the staff. love the food. LOTS of vegan and vegetarian options. that are all amazing. when we are in town. it’s the only place we go to. authentic. fresh. and delicious. they don’t deliver but you can do a carry away. favorite place in...More

Thank athenag123
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Went to Mamma Luisa for a quiet dinner with my wife and as usual we were not disappointed !! The restaurant is quaint and very warm, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. The best part as always is the food which...More

Thank 2js4travel
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Food was superb and our waiter phenomenal! He was so kind and solicitous of my 94 yo mother, whose birthday we celebrated! Both waiter & hostess showed such kindness! The veal was perfection....so very tender a fork cut through and the flavor was delicious and...More

Thank Donna D
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Questions & Answers
13 January 2016|
Response from MrZK |
Yes. I have had both styles. My friends brought me there the first time, and I could not understand why they both ordered large pasta orders with their meals - specifically to take home the extra!
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, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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