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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant! The ambiance is beautiful, the staff was so nice and helpful, and everything we ordered was fantastic. We go to Italian restaurants all the time and this was particularly delicious. There is an entire vegetarian menu which was terrific. Everything was so good! I highly recommend visiting this lovely restaurant.

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Thank Caroline F
Harwinton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the decor to the food, to the mouth watering desserts, this little gem of an Italian Restaurant should be top on anyone's list when in Newport. The bolognese over homemade pasta was the best I've ever had. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank SteveandRose01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time at Mamma Luisa. I came here with my mom and sister last year. We had such a memorable time, I brought my husband back for our anniversary dinner while we vacationed in Newport. Had the caprese app, tagliatelle al pesce, and veal scallopini. All dishes were full of flavor and authentic. Finished with a pear... More 

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Thank Elizabeth F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best italian dishes ever. I love it from the appetizer to desert. I order carpaccio because the waiter suggested me and was a great choice For second course I choosed the carbonara and i didn't fail either. My third course was Veal Marsala, one of the best. At desert I choosed the home made Tiramisu, nothing to compare with.

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Thank Rew B
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Mamma Luisa is the best Italian restaurant around....and I live in New York, close to Manhattan!! The Bolognese over homemade egg pasta is a life-changer. The best pasta dish I have eaten in my life, bar none! Make a reservation in advance, or plan on a long wait. The locals all eat here on a regular basis...not to be missed!!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Mamma Luisa is a cozy, intimate restaurant situated in a multi-level home. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The menu offered a variety of dining choices, included vegetarian and gluten-free, supplemented by specials and a well-chosen wine list. Desserts were temptingly fresh.

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Thank Marcella S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is unique in that it is a house and the small rooms are highly decorated and cozy and kind of crowded. The bread was excellent. Antipasto very tasty. Entrees predictable but good. Smaller portion option is a great idea. Carbonara is rich and filling. Small portion was just right.

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Thank Robert H
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect restaurant to meet up with friends on a cold winter night. It's far down on lower Thames, which is a bit off the tourist track, but quite popular with locals in a very Italian state. It's warm and cozy, even romantic, but sophisticated and not too loud. Our server was highly knowledgeable, right down to what... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Mamma Luisa is a old style Italian restaurant with dining spread out over lots of small cosy rooms in a large house like building. The food was very good and there were lots of vegetarian options. All four of us were very satisfied with our entrees; one of us had the daily special soup and pronounced it very good. The... More 

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Thank Dhanan
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

As always the food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The charm of this gem in downtown Newport never fades, yet this time it was actually the owner that was less than stellar. I don't know what happened to "the customer is always right" but I was told that I canceled my reservation, which I truly did not do. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?