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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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Opens in 16 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We had left a message that we wanted to make a reservation. They did call us back and said we could come in at a different time because we would have to be done by 7:30pm to accommodate another reservation. We agreed and THEN he...More

4  Thank happy t
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We did not go here. Food might be good but host/owner was abrupt and rude. Agree with review of Brittany S from Virginia. Would never want to eat at this establishment. Hotel told us they made a reservation for 8PM. I luckily called to confirm...More

5  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The amazing aromas of classic Italian food greet you the moment you walk in the front door of this converted house in quiet Lower Thames Street. Friendly service, great wine selection, relaxed atmosphere and excellent food are the reasons I return again and again. Wonderful...More

Thank HollyGoesLightly
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This doesn't even deserve a star for the service outrageously was horrible. Food is great and we drove 10 plus hours to come here, yet the poor excuse of a manager was super rude. We called for a reservation and they didn't ask for our...More

5  Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 2 July 2015

just from going into the restaurant I knew it would be good. we were met with a smile and. a welcome and led over to a nice table the smell was driving me crazy it was so Italian. The veal that I had was outstanding...More

Thank Barry N
Reviewed 29 June 2015

2 of us went her for dinner on a weeknight. Parking during the summer is difficult as the side streets are restricted to residents. After circling around a few times we luckily got one of the 4-5 parking spots in the tiny restaurant lot behind...More

1  Thank FanaticTripPlanner
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

The waitress knew everything on the menu and was accurate and fair when giving advice. The food was excellent we tried pasta and meat dishes and everything was great! They were flexible enough to make modifications to attend our 3 kids! Overall great experience! Will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I've been here 3 or 4 times over the last few years and every time it has been the best Italian meal I've ever had. I get the spaghetti carbonara and it's one of the best things I've ever eaten in general. I can't bring...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This place has great authentic Italian food. The ambience was perfect, a very homey atmosphere. Service was outstanding from the moment we walked through the door. You will need to make reservations for this place as it is always full. We can't wait to go...More

Thank jlabfd0802
Reviewed 28 June 2015

On a recent visit to Newport my husband and I chose this restaurant because of the trip advisor reviews. We were not disappointed! It was a rather warm night and although the air conditioner was not on we were seated by the windows which we...More

1  Thank Rockport4
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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