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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“homemade pasta” (18 reviews)
“breadsticks” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 11 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
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Delicious food with an wonderful wait staff. The manicotti and the fettuccine alfredo were amazing. Loved this place so much that, while I was in town, I ate here three times.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I had the homemade fettuccine with Italian sausage, really really good. The fresh pasta is a real treat. The salad bar has everything you need to make a great salad. Not too many places have the wedding soup, theirs is really good. My husband had...More

Thank shirleyannmac
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Moved from Tucson 35 years ago. I remembered this restaurant, gave it a try. They have not changed the decor since 1970's. Same tacky Italian landscape murals. Same tables, same sticky floor. Food was ok, not better than Olive Garden. No anchovies in Caeser salad,...More

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Not a whole lot off atmosphere to this long time southern Tucson favorite. It makes up for it though with large portions of Old style Italian dishes and desserts. Whatever you choose for a main course, be sure to save room for dessert.

Thank Errol A
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Hadn't been here in years but one of my family members has celiac and found out they have gluten free pasta so it was a must when she was here. I'd forgotten how good it is. the restaurant has been there a long time and...More

Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I asked for the spaghetti meatballs and I felt that, the meatballs were a tad salty. Just plain red sauce, nothing out of the ordinary. My bf asked for Joe's special, he commented it was ok. I don't think the food covered my crave for...More

Thank Karla P
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Thesaguaro | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Southern.
Lynn A
25 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
29 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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