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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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Nashua NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you are looking for an old school Italian meal in Newport, then this may be the place for you. Our party of 6 enjoyed our meal, but frankly we were expecting a bit more creativity based on the reviews here. Mind you, our appetizers and dishes were fine, but the menu, presentation and service is about average as compared... More 

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Tarrytown, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

One of the reasons we chose Mamma Luigi's for dinner was the proximity to the apartment we were staying in. We were beyond pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Both experienced travelers who come from NY, we were delighted by the quality of the dishes. The Spaghetti Carbonara was silky and gorgeous both for texture and... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

When a fussy New Yorker chooses to dine on Italian food in Newport -- you know it has to be something special. All the dishes are so well prepared and full of flavor -- it tastes like there is a grandma in the kitchen whipping up all her secret recipes just for you. I've enjoyed some of the freshest and... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Another great Italian restaurant in Newport. We went specifically because they are one of a few who makes a vegetarian version of their Bolognese sauce using seitan. Both of our dishes were fantastic. The desserts were equally well prepared. We started with a cheese plate that must have had 8 oz. of cheese between the four types. Our server was... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have been going to Momma Luisa whenever we are in Newport. We have never had a bad meal. My husband and I have had most of the items on the menu favoring their veal with lemon and artichoke hearts which is what we had this past weekend. We also had the Caprese and Exotica salad both excellent. The ingredients... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I phoned the restaurant 2 weeks in advance out of respect- The lady asked what time and date I told her,she took my name ,number. The night before our reservation Mama Luisas called to confirm. I rang back thinking I was being respectful and was told they didn't have my reservation and I asked hoe they managed to call me... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a small Italian place on Thames. We were prompt for our 5:15 reservation or they would have charged $25 cancellation fee per person!! The waitress was not friendly, did not know the wines and was slow. 3 out of 8 meals came out overcooked. Then they told us we couldn't have dessert because they needed the table at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Unlikely find of fabulous Italian cuisine and friendly staff. The service was most helpful and the flavours memorable.

Thank michaelw3636
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere and most important amazing friendly people. An old colonial house transformed into an italian restaurand. I had the goat cheese appetizer and it was ti die for. Everyone who likes good food should fo there

Thank DemetraCyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Growing up in an Italian household there are very few restaurants that I've been to that would make Mom proud. This happens to be one of them. The quality of food and flavors of this traditional Italian fare is hard to find. By far the best Italian food in Newport and our kids favorite place to dine when we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?