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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant, but the service could have been a little better. After dinner it took along time for the waitress to ask if we wanted dessert and it then took forever to get it

Thank Jim1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were walk-ins on a Saturday night. Up to the second floor waiting room we went to pass the time (we were told 45 min) with a glass of wine (I thought the red blend was “flabby” - would pick the Sangiovese...More

Thank Snidelys4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading the positive Trip Advisor reviews for this restaurant, we booked it on our recent stay in Newport and were disappointed overall. First, we were the only people seated in the main front restaurant and although it was an early dinner, we thought there...More

1  Thank quiltyny
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It was a rainy night in RI and we were looking for a small Italian restaurant with good food and and warm and cozy atmosphere Well we found it A small little house that we almost missed. We walked in and they were very busy....More

Thank three2bits
Reviewed October 9, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Mamma Luisa this past Saturday ( Oct 8). It is a highly recommended and enthusiastically reviewed place, and even our B & B owner said it had the best Italian food in Newport. We live just outside New...More

1  Thank dmmkhesanh
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We arrived at about 7 PM on a quiet Sunday evening and were seated immediately. A converted house, Mamma Luisa's is comfortable to the point you expect Mamma Luisa to come walking out to welcome you to her home. The food - Gnocchi and Butternut...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I was blown away by how delicious everything was at this place. Everyone in my party ordered something different. We each tried the other dishes and fought over how our own specific dishes were the best. I wish I lives closer because I would eat...More

Thank Daye A
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We had a couple of appetizers, including the carpaccio, which was very good. We both had pasta dishes. I had the zucca ravioli - it was fantastic. The staff was able to seat us, even without a reservation. We were on the 2nd floor which...More

Thank kckillian
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I was in Newport on business and spent a delightful evening at Mama Luisa's. The service was excellent and so was the food and wine. This is not a cheap place to eat but the veal chop was tender and superb as was the grilled...More

Thank stanleyf942
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

First visit...and last visit. Ordered steak - medium rare - and got something I wouldn't feed to my dog. Having been a waitress my whole life I know that waitstaff is not responsible for the food quality. Even the waiter commented on how poor the...More

Thank Ann C
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Kikie L
November 24, 2015|
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Response from Mitch600 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a lot in the rear that holds maybe 3 or 4 cars. I don't think many people are aware off it. The lot is basically a wide driveway in the rear. If there is a space you can park there. There is also a variety... More
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Alexis B | Reviewed this property |
It's in an old house, so there are a few steps outside to get into the restaurant itself and then once inside they have 2 floors. I've only ever sat on the first floor, but the stairs are right in front of you when you walk... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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