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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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  • 210
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    Very good
  • 34
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  • 7
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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
Romantic Italian cozy fair price

Authentic! Both meals were cleaned off the plate. And all together we spent 65 dollars for 2. Had reservations and our table was ready upon arrival. Thanks Marco. Very friendly people and it was romantic with no children in sight at 9pm, it was so relaxing. I will go every time I'm in Newport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Authentic! Both meals were cleaned off the plate. And all together we spent 65 dollars for 2. Had reservations and our table was ready upon arrival. Thanks Marco. Very friendly people and it was romantic with no children in sight at 9pm, it was so relaxing. I will go every time I'm in Newport.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

really good food and wine list. Excellent service.Definitely 4.5 stars. Great veal and Tagliatelle Bolognese. Small and intimate.

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful dinner in Newport on foggy night. Delicious antipasti selection followed by luscious veal chop, cooked to perfection. Others had black linguini (nerri) with lobster. Tiramisu for dessert. Comfortable and cozy and recommended

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Newport, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Looking for great Italian cuisine in Newport? Mamma Luisa's on Thames Street is extraordinary. The wine list includes half bottles and is notable. Insalata Esotica (salad) radicchio, arugola, dates, walnuts, goat cheese, grapes, dressed with honey mustard vinaigrette was plentiful and delicious. Two of us shared it and the restaurant divided it for us. They are known for their soups:... More 

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Newport, RI
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We love Mama Luisa's for all of it's authenticity, fabulous food, eclectic wine list and honestly it's quirky quintessentially Newport (or Bologna) atmosphere. This husband & wife team does a fabulous job of creating what I would consider a truly authentic (not-Americanized) Italian experience. It reminds me of the places we've stumbled upon when traveling through Italy where the food... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The atmosphere of this Italian eatery was very nice. Food was delicious as well but the menu is a la carte so be cautioned. Friendly wait staff.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited at least 3 times before and I'm glad to say that the food and service remains very good. The pasta fagioli is vegetarian and delicious. I stuck with the standard spaghetti aglio e olio which was very good. The place is busy so reserve early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This little restaurant offers amazing food. You will not be disappointed. My pasta dish was flavorful and not heavy. Dessert was equally light and delicious. Service was great also.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I had fresh ravioli with a vegetarian sauce which was so awesome and a piece of homemade lemon tart for dessert. A quaint vintage home makes this place unique.

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New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food, the service, the ambiance in an old town house. What's not to like. We enjoyed a relaxing dinner in a quiet corner of this long time Newport establishment. A good, reasonable wine list. But the food, which traces its routes Bologna, is out of the ordinary and worth a trip.

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?