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“Make a Reservation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mamma Luisa Restaurant

Mamma Luisa Restaurant
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
(401) 848-5257
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Ranked #6 of 203 restaurants in Newport
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Panama City, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Make a Reservation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I have eaten here twice, and the food has been excellent both times. I had the veal my first visit and pasta on my second visit. Sangria was delicious, too!! Be sure to make a reservation, because I saw people turned away both times, because they were full.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“American Italian cuisine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Very basic food which more closely resembles American Italian rather than authentic Italian. Sauce too saucy and flavored basic. It is a cute place though.

Visited November 2012
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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food, fresh ingredients, warm authentic atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

After an afternoon exploring the Mansions, this is a great fine! This is a small family operation with the wife as chef and husband as manager. Wait staff very helpful and attentive explaining dishes and giving recommendations. The pasta dishes are light and so very tasty! The three of us split two desserts and loved them both. A divine dinner event. Must return !!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“A little of the beaten path, but well worth the visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I can see why this place it rated so highly among Newport restaurants. It is absolutely marvelous in every way. It was so nice to find a skilled waiter who knows wines and has experience working at many Northeast restaurants who could skillfully direct us through all the potential pairings and sauces and wines. (I wish I could remember his name – he was great – Boston man with glasses). Each of the four of us chose a different dish and we all took turns sharing bites with each other. Every one of us had a perfect dish, whether it was pasta, veal, or fish. The sauces were all world class; truly. Nothing was overcooked and it all seemed made to order. Even the desserts were classic Italian. Love this place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“5 Star”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Five star Italian in the fifth ward. Not cheap but well worth the money. This is the place to put on some slacks and have a nice date. The staff is first rate and the wine selection is fantastic.

Visited May 2012
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