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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

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  • 226
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 9
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great authentic Italian restaurant.

Great authentic Italian restaurant. We loved Mamma Luisas. Its off the beaten path and we were able to get a reservation the same day. Very relaxed and cozy inside. Nice service. Food was delicious. Definitely recommend and will go back our next time in Newport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Chrissy W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great authentic Italian restaurant. We loved Mamma Luisas. Its off the beaten path and we were able to get a reservation the same day. Very relaxed and cozy inside. Nice service. Food was delicious. Definitely recommend and will go back our next time in Newport.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is very pleasant and the food good. Our service was good and the maitre d' while not a smiley person was OK. The food and ambiance are really good with a well stocked menu and all of us liked our meals. A nice evening.

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Food was absolutely fabulous-had the bolognese which was so smooth and buttery. Dessert sorbet with white chocolate coating just melted away and the tiramisu Was so light like feathers. A definite must.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Italian food with great ambiance in Newport. Service is first class food is superb. What else is there to say. If your tired of seafood and want a change you can't beat it.

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Princeton, NJ
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is true homemade very good traditional homemade Italian fine dining. Highly recommended with the caveats that Marco, the owner, is a bit of a character out of Stephen King Central casting. We had phoned the day before our dinner to make reservations, and were told that he had a line of guests backed up that he was seating -... More 

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North Palm Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This Restaurant, in a historic Home, is divided into several Small Dining Rooms, which makes the Dining Experience quiet and Romantic. Food was wonderful! In addition, they have more Vegetarian Choices than any Italian Restaurant we have eaten in. I had one. Delicious! A very memorable experience in Newport!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Lovely place. A house really, with small rooms. There were 7 of us, so it was like being at home in our own Italian dinning room(most in the group are of Italian decent and love good food, Our Thanksgivings are notable) The service was extremely attentive. The food authentic. Most of us had different dishes and all was wonderful, including... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am vegetarian and my husband is not. I loved the fact that this place had a whole page of vegetarian options. I had the homemade gnocchi which was probably the best I've ever had. Not made with potatoes like traditional, but with riccotta and spinach. Husband got the traditional bolognese sauce which he said was delish! Our waiter, Tim,... More 

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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I recall something exception on last visit 15 years ago but found something otherwise on this visit. We didn't particularly find anything on the menu to be particularly appetizing. Typical pastas, but less choices of veals, pollo and beef dishes, not even a traditional parm or Marsala. My choice of the veal in wine sauce was bitter and of small... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
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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