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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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“bolognese” (48 reviews)
“tiramisu” (32 reviews)
“garganelli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We usually go to Sardellas but we heard for years this was a good place. So we went to try something different. It disappointed. We immediately regretted veering from our normal path. The appetizers were weak and pricey. 3 out of the 4 of us...More

Thank raygeorge337
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is complete gem! Family own - extremely friendly place. Food was delicious. I will always go back. Super nice staff.

Thank erkncyhn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had dinner here our last night in Newport to change it up from seafood. We read good reviews of the food and saw it on our drive so decided to go. The restaurant is in a converted old house. It was lovely and...More

2  Thank EuroFans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had a charming ambience and good food. The bread was fantastic! However, I took away one star, because we inadvertently ended up spending over 20 dollars on iced tea for 3 people, because the waiter neglected to inform us the refills weren't free....More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are here for a few days from Canada and I want to eat here every night. It's small, quaint, and the food is amazing. The bolognese is the best I've ever had in my life. Gluten free pasta was cooked perfectly. The service was...More

1  Thank Gretchasketch
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is the most wonderful little restaurant! Its very quaint and you actually feel like you are in someones living room - but in a good way! It was so relaxing and our waitress was wonderful! But the star of the show? The food......oh my...More

1  Thank IamMarmite
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We dined here some 10 years ago and remembered how good it was. By chance at 6:00pm they were able to seat us without a reservation. We were lucky as the restaurant was packed!! The cotelleta di pollo and the pumpkin ravioli was memorable. Our...More

1  Thank mcsmithers
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Can't go wrong here. Best Italian place around. The salads are a nice choice. Any past dish here is wonderful. The bread is great!

1  Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Set into an old Victorian style home, Mama Luisa serves up family recipes. Though Mama Luisa only lived in Bologna, she might have as well been in the kitchen. We were a family of 4 and we each ordered different items. Every one of the...More

1  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Mamma Luisa's is a house turned into a restaurant, so you might be sitting in the front parlour on the dining room. It provides good Italian cooking and a nice wine list.

1  Thank LWeale
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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