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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
(401) 848-5257
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Ranked #5 of 205 restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Brooklyn, NY
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Six of us dined at Mamma Luisa's in May. The place is small, but we had a reservation. We enjoy round tables with a lot of people and they met that request. From the pasta to the fish and veal, everyone enjoyed everything, and even dessert was outrageous. Everyone was so nice, we will definitely go back. Thanks.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I live in Newport and visit Mama Luisa's a few times each year. The quality of food is so consistantly excellent that my wife and I always dine there on our anniversary and each Valentine's Day. Try the mashed fava beans on bruschette. My favorite entree is the Picatine Di Vitello ( Veal Scalloppine with artichokes, lemon, and capers) which... More

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Québec
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Nice italian food. I love it when I find an italian restaurant with gnocchi and they were delicious. We had a very nice and polite service. Nice wine too. They do not have a kid's menu but kids who want to eat something else than kid's menu everywhere can choose in the menu and they do a smaller portion. I... More

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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The butternut squash is wonderfully cooked and the flavor perfect. The bolonese was good and the gnocchi was excellent. There is also a very decent wine menu for pairings. I recommend the salad with the insalata esotica for a nice beginning. The bread, although warm, was relatively plain. Overall, worth it for the variety of well flavored and cooked pasta... More

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Stamford CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The six of us dined here last week. We didn't have a reservation, but they were able to take us right away. Without going into individual dishes, as some had the specials, we all had lovely meals. My husband especially enjoyed his veal chop. The profiteroles were perfect as they were filled with cream and not ice cream! We found... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I always say that a quality restaurant contains two parts: great food, and great service. In the case of Mamma Luisa, it had the first component, but not the second. I came here with my party of 9 for dinner on a Friday night, Fourth of July to be exact. After scouring hundreds of reviews on trip advisor, we decided... More

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Forest Hills, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant and the food was superb. It was the best Italian food that we had in a long time. I had the home made spinach gnocci which melted in my mouth. We started with a chickpea soup which was also delicious. The wine suggestion that the waitress gave us was also wonderful...and after... More

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Four friends and I had an early dinner there on Saturday night. The restaurant is in a quaint house not far from the main action on Thames Street. They offered a great Italian wine list. Everyone's meal was delicious. The homemade desserts were presented on a tray and they were awesome! The staff was friendly and attentive. We loved Mama... More

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CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Came here on a Saturday night with friends. Had to book well in advance for a Saturday night in season and they take a credit card over the phone, so be prepared. Had a lovely table upstairs with a nice breeze by the window. A member of our group had the beef carpacio and said it was terrific. I split... More

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I come from a town of many Italian restaurants so I didn't expect too much when we went here. We were all very pleasantly surprised. Food was great. I have to say this was the best chicken parmesan I ever tasted.

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