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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
+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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franklin lakes
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner there tonight and we are still talking about it. The restaurant is located in an old house. There are 2 floors and our table was on the first floor right in the front window. From the time we entered the restaurant, we felt at home. Our waiter(Michael) was experienced, pleasant and attentive. The service was impeccable, the... More 

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Rye, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for dinner one night while in Newport...my wife and I ordered the pizza...was very good and tasty...worth the stop if you need a break from seafood...(though they have seafood too)!

Thank sestiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been in Newport for several years and were delighted to find that Mamma Luisa's was still among one of the best Italian food restaurants we have ever been to. Our group had two pasta dishes, a grilled salmon and a veal chop. Everyone said their dinner was very tasty and all looked nicely presented. They have a... More 

Thank Sandra W
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mamma Luisa is probably the best Italian restaurant in Newport - certainly our favorite. It's at the far end of Thames St. - so not in among all the downtown restaurants and pubs. The menu selection, food quality and service are all excellent. It is always busy, so reservations are necessary.

Thank riny
ridgefield, ct
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant looks like it is in a time warp. Very old school Italian, nothing very imaginative on the menu. My pasta was a tad over cooked for my liking, but I like my pasta al dente. The sauce was tasty, but nothing to write home about. They have a nice (all Italian?) wine list. My husband had the fettuccine... More 

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quaint home atmosphere and friendliness of the staff was surpassed only by the presentation and quality of the authentic Italian fare served. Having lived in Italy for 40+ years, I can be very critical of food presented as "authentic Italian ". We had pasta dishes....Bolognese and Aglio/olio/peperoncino.....cooked and served to perfection with fresh parmigiano cheese. My wife enjoyed a... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a crazy schedule but they were so accommodating when we rescheduled. We were upstairs and it was a little hot. The food was excellent as well as the service. It was located in lower Thames which is in a quieter side. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.

Thank Layn33
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is that time for the season, so yes they do book rezervation with with CC. But I have to say it was all worth the price, service, and the sence of feeling as if you were eating in her comforts of home cooked Italian food. Must go and give it a try.

1 Thank SaganakiMakito
Southern California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By a stroke of pure luck we came across Mamma Luisa after a long day of hiking around town. We quickly checked some online reviews, which were all favorable, and decided to check it out. It was a great decision, the home made Italian meals were excellent. We splurged on appetizers, wine, and dessert, so it did get a little... More 

Thank pualane
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mamma Luisa's has a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and professional. One of my friends who has an Italian mother, says that the food is very true to authentic Italian cuisine - note, they do not serve pizza. Some pasta variants are available gluten free. A great place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-848-5257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?