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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

2041 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711
+1 520-790-4702
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Ranked #279 of 1,707 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $15 - $31
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 29th Street
Description: A Family Tradition since 1956. Homemade pastas and aged sauces offer a traditional Italian flavor. The menu offers a wide range of Italian favorites from lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, manicotti, canneloni, chicken, veal, shrimp, pizzas and our signature pasta dish Joe's Special, Salad bar available for all meals. Lunch Special, Mon-Sat 11-2 Soup, Salad and Pasta Bar. Early Evening Specials and Happy Hour 3-6 pm daily. The decor of the restaurant features hand-painted murals from the 1950's and 1970's.
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's been a number of years since I last dined here but I was curious to see what changes had been made with a new team at the helm - I was thrilled to see some of my favorite dishes (like Joe's Special) still on the menu and was very pleased with the new items, like the Italian Nachos. I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Once upon a time, this was my favorite Italian restaurant. I really liked the decor, fresh salad, steaming pots of soup, the pasta bar. It was all great. For various reasons, I hadn't returned for quite awhile. Sadly, I won't return again until I learn that there have been improvements. I was there at lunch time on Saturday. The pots... More 

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Pittsburgh PA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

This good Italian restaurant has very good food. Not from a can like a previous reviewer stated. Salad bar good, not great. Try the wedding soup. Veal picatta and veal park both very good

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We hosted an 80th birthday luncheon for my mother-in-law and everything was perfect! We were a party of 18 for lunch on a Sunday and the food was excellent and the service was top notch! The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere was great - not too loud so everyone could hear each other. The entire experience exceeded my... More 

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Destin, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hardly good Italian food. I think everything I put in my mouth was out of a can!! Ordered the calamari, delivered soaked in the worst tomato sauce ever! Cheese stick melted beyond recognition. Salads probably made the day before or worse. Ordered 2ea. Joe's Famous pasta with red sauce and requested add sausage, I got pasta with the same terrible... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We returned to have lunch after not visiting for six months and it was just like yesterday. The staff is very friendly and the food is superb. The price is reasonable and you are not rushed. All in all,a worthwhile visit while in Tucson

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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have eaten here for many years with my family. We love the place and up until today would have given them 5 stars across the board. The atmosphere has brought the score for Mama Louisa's way down. We still love the food, but the beautiful wood paneled bar area that had soft dimly lit romantic lighting for fun and... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Stayed at a hotel close by for the night. This was a suggested restaurant that delivered. yes - they did! Quick service, excellent food & nice employees! A bit costly but worth it!

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner here with friends recently! Started with fried zucchini, mozzarella sticks and an added bonus of Italian nachos.....HIGHLY recommend the nachos -- they were amazing, flavorful, noodle based instead of chips and the freshest pesto ever! Then, we all ordered very different things for dinner....pastas were of course fantastic...chicken with vegetables was also great, but the favorite... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I love Mama Louisa's food - excellent sauce that smells divine. We have been customers there for over 20 years. My most recent visit was in June 2014 when a group of us had a small reunion from our high school days. Several people in the group had lived in Tucson before and had come back for this weekend. The... More 

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Additional Information about Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

Address: 2041 S. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone Number: +1 520-790-4702
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Italian

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