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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Essex, Connecticut
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We planned to eat at the dining room at the Hyatt on Goat Island. It was horrible. Who pays $500 a night to stay at that dump? It makes a Holiday Inn look like a luxury location. The menu was limited and uninteresting, so we left before ordering. Mamma Luisa's was our alternative and it was great. It's a creaky... More 

Thank JackX729
Nashua NH
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an old school Italian meal in Newport, then this may be the place for you. Our party of 6 enjoyed our meal, but frankly we were expecting a bit more creativity based on the reviews here. Mind you, our appetizers and dishes were fine, but the menu, presentation and service is about average as compared... More 

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Tarrytown, NY
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the reasons we chose Mamma Luigi's for dinner was the proximity to the apartment we were staying in. We were beyond pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Both experienced travelers who come from NY, we were delighted by the quality of the dishes. The Spaghetti Carbonara was silky and gorgeous both for texture and... More 

Thank TiaTaiLa
Great Neck, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When a fussy New Yorker chooses to dine on Italian food in Newport -- you know it has to be something special. All the dishes are so well prepared and full of flavor -- it tastes like there is a grandma in the kitchen whipping up all her secret recipes just for you. I've enjoyed some of the freshest and... More 

1 Thank jsCookies
Newark, Delaware
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great Italian restaurant in Newport. We went specifically because they are one of a few who makes a vegetarian version of their Bolognese sauce using seitan. Both of our dishes were fantastic. The desserts were equally well prepared. We started with a cheese plate that must have had 8 oz. of cheese between the four types. Our server was... More 

1 Thank JoefromNewark
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Momma Luisa whenever we are in Newport. We have never had a bad meal. My husband and I have had most of the items on the menu favoring their veal with lemon and artichoke hearts which is what we had this past weekend. We also had the Caprese and Exotica salad both excellent. The ingredients... More 

1 Thank Timothy F
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

I phoned the restaurant 2 weeks in advance out of respect- The lady asked what time and date I told her,she took my name ,number. The night before our reservation Mama Luisas called to confirm. I rang back thinking I was being respectful and was told they didn't have my reservation and I asked hoe they managed to call me... More 

3 Thank Susan H
Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a small Italian place on Thames. We were prompt for our 5:15 reservation or they would have charged $25 cancellation fee per person!! The waitress was not friendly, did not know the wines and was slow. 3 out of 8 meals came out overcooked. Then they told us we couldn't have dessert because they needed the table at... More 

5 Thank Leann L
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Unlikely find of fabulous Italian cuisine and friendly staff. The service was most helpful and the flavours memorable.

Thank michaelw3636
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere and most important amazing friendly people. An old colonial house transformed into an italian restaurand. I had the goat cheese appetizer and it was ti die for. Everyone who likes good food should fo there

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-848-5257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?