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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent62%
  • 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 30 November 2014

Very much enjoyed dinner on a Saturday night. Our server was very attentive and food was very tasty. We were a little surprised at a $5.00 up charge to have a small portion of pasta with chicken or veal parmesan rather than zucchini . Not...More

1  Thank 1winedine
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This restaurant was slightly off the path in Newport (on Thames but down a bit). Great food. Amazing service. Each of our meals were perfect. Highly recommend trying a bit of everything. There are four small rooms. Ours was quiet and we didn't feel rushed....More

2  Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 14 November 2014

We visited based on the other reviews and had an excellent experience. The restaurant is an old house but the rooms have been transformed into dining areas. It has a warm intimate atmosphere. The service was really good and the food was outstanding. I had...More

1  Thank 48Buddy
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We ate here one evening based on TA reviews. We arrived very early ( around 5:30) and were seated upstairs in a small room. The restaurant was nice and the service OK. Since we were on the 2nd floor and everything appears to come from...More

2  Thank Tamjr
Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant. We went on a Monday for my boyfriend's birthday and I have to say it was pretty busy , definitely try to make reservations if you can. We got a cozy table in the corner by the...More

1  Thank foodielvr
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Our B&B host recommended Mama Luisa's and we were not disappointed! We went on a Tuesday evening with last minute reservations and had no problem getting a table. We both ordered smaller portions of our meal and I'm glad we did, as the food was...More

Thank mcrawford88
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I was a little nervous, having read many complaints about the service here. So I was especially nice to the rather unwelcoming hostess (we called her The Enforcer), because I expected the food to be worth a little attitude. All the other servers were nice...More

Thank MurielV
Reviewed 26 October 2014

If you're like me, you always wonder which Trip Advisors to believe ... the good or the bad. Our dining experience at Mamma's ran the gamut of what other reviewers have written. The purpose of this review is to tell you that the good and...More

2  Thank Hop-Hillers
Reviewed 22 October 2014

far down on Thames Street is this little Italian restaurant. Coming from a Sicilian family, I am quite a snob and this place delivered. The waitress was excellent, excited we were new to the place, and spent extensive time helping us chose what to order....More

Thank RXMAN2
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Since we cook so much Italian food it is with caution we eat out Italian but our daughter in law who is very Italian recommended Mama Luisa's and it did not disappoint. It is in a charming old house in Newport, very cozy and very...More

Thank billcarroll289
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Does Mamma Luisa have gluten free pasta?
13 January 2016|
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Hello, is there a parking lot at this restaurant? Thank you.
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
Is it on the ground level, or does it have many stairs or an elevator to enter the dining room?
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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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