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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 1 week ago

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

Thank mikecapp45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 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 25 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

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
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy night in RI and we were looking for a small Italian restaurant with good food and and warm and cozy atmosphere Well we found it A small little house that we almost missed. We walked in and they were very busy....More

Thank three2bits
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Mamma Luisa this past Saturday ( Oct 8). It is a highly recommended and enthusiastically reviewed place, and even our B & B owner said it had the best Italian food in Newport. We live just outside New...More

1  Thank dmmkhesanh
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We arrived at about 7 PM on a quiet Sunday evening and were seated immediately. A converted house, Mamma Luisa's is comfortable to the point you expect Mamma Luisa to come walking out to welcome you to her home. The food - Gnocchi and Butternut...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I was blown away by how delicious everything was at this place. Everyone in my party ordered something different. We each tried the other dishes and fought over how our own specific dishes were the best. I wish I lives closer because I would eat...More

Thank Daye A
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a couple of appetizers, including the carpaccio, which was very good. We both had pasta dishes. I had the zucca ravioli - it was fantastic. The staff was able to seat us, even without a reservation. We were on the 2nd floor which...More

Thank kckillian
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Questions & Answers
Kikie L
24 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
25 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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