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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-848-5257
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous & Authentic Italian Food

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 prosecco & rose... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Newport, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Off the beaten path and low key. Not for young children. Red sauce was very good as well as the cheese platter. We live in Western MA and have had better Italian out there.

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somewhere,ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 wanted my CREDIT CARD number over the phone! I told him we were not comfortable... More 

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Belle Mead,NJ
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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 reservation at 7PM and the rude owner told us that we did not have a... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 prosecco & rose selections are perfect for summer. Not to be missed are the carpaccio,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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 name and number just wanted a credit card number over the phone. Then didn't even... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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 and the pasta and gravy was just great as well. Our friends all had different... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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 the building. Stairs are a little steep going to the upper dining area. Restaurant is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 come back!

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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 myself to get anything else because it's so good, but I've tried bites of my... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 back and try more dishes.

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Additional Information about Mamma Luisa Restaurant

Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: +1 401-848-5257
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-848-5257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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