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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
(401) 848-5257
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Ranked #11 of 208 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Staten Island, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellent Italian restaurant with an extensive vegetarian selection, which my wife loved. Our server was excellent and very helpful with explaining the vegetarian dishes for my wife. Our dishes were excellent. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They have great wine list as well!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Mama Luisa is an excellent restaurant that puts you back in Italy the minute you arrive. The food is like home-cooked old style Sunday afternoon dinner at Mamas' house. Selection is more than ample, to satisfy any taste for "Italian". The only complaint I have, is that the waitress refused, after being asked twice,to write separate checks for us ,... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've been to Newport a few times & attempted to go to Mamma Luisa's twice before. We always seemed to get it wrong. Be sure to check the times before you go. This time, tho, we got it right & I'm so glad we did. Parking is not fabulous - just a very small lot (3-4 cars) in the back,... More 

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One of my favorite Italian dishes is Tagliata di Manzo, which in Italy, is sliced steak, always perfectly seasoned and served medium rare. At Mama Luisa's it was exactly the same--top quality beef grilled perfectly and served with fresh greens. Juicy and luscious. My dinner companions raved about their veal chops and pasta. Again, nothing fancy, just perfectly cooked and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We loved Mamma Luisa's! Staff were lovely. Food was delicious!! We were offered a free dessert because the manager thought her staff had been slow to serve us! We thought the service was fabulous. The only downer was the parking - the restaurant is located in one of Newports narrow streets and parking was a challenge - however I would... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

For someone who lives in NYC, I might be a little spoiled when it comes to Italian food, but this place really didn't live up to our expectations. I will say the staff was great though. The food was not memorable though.

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East Meadow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The wife and i dined at Mamma Luisa on Nov 15th. I found the restaurant on trip advisor and was happy to read the many fine reviews. I made a reservation for 8pm. The restaurant is an old house, located on Thames St as you're driving out of the main town. Had a lovely table upstairs by a window facing... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My hubby and I dined here last weekend and it was amazing. We started with the bruschetta which was delicious and then I had the Ragu Bolognese (one of the best pasta dishes I have EVER had) and hubby had the homemade gnocchi which was also awesome. The restaurant is inside of a cute old Newport house and makes for... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We revisited Mamma Luisa's tonight, and just knew we wouldn't be disappointed. There's so much character to this restaurant, being in an old converted house. Its warm and homey, with delicious smells wafting in from the kitchen. Our server was very pleasant, had a good sense of humor, and enthusiastic with his recommendations. They serve the most delicious tagltelli alla... More 

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very much enjoyed dinner on a Saturday night. Our server was very attentive and food was very tasty. We were a little surprised at a $5.00 up charge to have a small portion of pasta with chicken or veal parmesan rather than zucchini . Not the norm in most Italian restaurants where I have dined. The meals were very good... More 

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Additional Information about Mamma Luisa Restaurant

Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
Phone Number: (401) 848-5257
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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