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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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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

Menu extensive and wonderful - so much choice ! Vegetarians, non-dairy eaters would each be happy. Loved the bolognese, hey that's always a favorite and here was perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn N
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu extensive and wonderful - so much choice ! Vegetarians, non-dairy eaters would each be happy. Loved the bolognese, hey that's always a favorite and here was perfection.

Thank Lynn N
Westport, Connecticut
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small, cozy house-like building that contains an excellent Italian restaurant. Staff were knowledgable and friendly and the food was all great. Bolognese was particularly good (although I like it straightforward and traditional). Desserts were good too.

Thank Nigel B
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant looks like a house. There are about 4 tables in each room of the house. We sat upstairs and I really liked the feel of the place. We had two pasta dishes and they were both authentic and excellent. We also had tiramisu that was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for its quaintness and delectable dishes!!

Thank Mamascratch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great atmosphere and they food is fantastic! We had the goat cheese bruschetta and some pasta! You defiantly need to check it out and save room for dessert!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Traditional Italian food on a quaint little side street. They say, "eat where the locals eat" when you are traveling and you won't be disappointed. This is a locals restaurant and we weren't disappointed.

Thank gamma403
Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We happened upon Mamma Luisa’s via an internet search. Mamma Luisa Ristorante Italiano. It was one of the VERY few places that actually popped up as vegetarian in Newport, Rhode Island. In fact they had a full vegetarian menu. But as any vegan knows, vegetarian is not vegan. However, a quick peruse of their site lead me to believe I... More 

Thank BananaBuzzbomb
New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Mamma Luisa's is in a charming Victoria style house broken into small rooms with tables. We were given a table on the third floor which had 4 or 5 small tables which made for nice quiet dining. We had a friendly waitress, Hychong, who welcomed us and discussed the menus and wines, and told us a little history about the... More 

Thank JMK40
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went in for dinner at 7:30 and got sat right away. Server did not come over for 10 minutes. She did apologize. We ordered an app and dinner. The app did not come out for 15 minutes. It was delicious (spinach) but took longer than it should have. We both enjoyed the dinner also. Not very intimate as the tables... More 

Thank 104matthewb
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

FRAUDULENT. BEWARE! Awful. Horrible. Unethical. Abusive. I would give this a negative star if I could. I made a reservation over the phone and was told I would have to leave my credit card information to reserve a table. This raised a red flag, but as we had heard good things about this establishment ( we were in town with... More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Everything was wonderful. The cozy rooms, the service, the food. My husband and I came with his brother and sister-in-law. The small rooms allowed for quiet conversation, almost like eating at home. (Without the hassle of course) Everyone enjoyed the entrees. Two of us had the pork tenderloin; don't remember what the other two had. The Greek salads were a... More 

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?