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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

ANTIPASTI
Additional basket of bread (for two) $2
8.25
Zuppa del Giorno
Soup of the day
10
Insalata Esotica
Radicchio, arugola, dates, walnuts, goat cheese, grapes, dressed with honey mustard vinaigrette
7.75
Mista di Campo
Mixed field greens and fresh vegetables with house dressing
10.75
Caprese al Pesto
Fresh mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes with pesto sauce, basil and olives
18
Formaggi Assortiti
(enough for two) Daily selection of italian cheeses
15.75
Zuppa di Frutti di Mare
Simmered small Mediterranean clams and mussels with Sardinian couscous, crushed red pepper, roasted garlic, fresh parsley and tomatoes
11.75
Prosciutto e Melone
Fresh cantaloupe, prosciutto di parma, mozzarella and olives
11.75
Carpaccio di Bresaola
Thin slices of cured beef tenderloin with parmigiano, fresh mushrooms, capers, arugola and marinated artichokes
19
Antipasto Misto all'Italiana
(enough for two) Prosciutto di Parma, salame, mortadella, assorted Italian cheeses and marinated vegetables
ANTIPASTI - BRUSCHETTE
$10.75
Fava
Mashed Fava Beans, Shaved Pecorino Cheese, Prosciutto
Caprese
Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Black Olives, Basil
Goat Cheese
Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Capers
Funghi
Flavorful Porcini Mushroom Sauce
PASTA
Also available in smaller portion for $3.50 less
19.75
Bombette Pomodoro e Rucola
Homemade ricotta and spinach gnocchi with our family's marinara sauce and arugola
19.75
Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese
Egg ribbon pasta with hearty meat sauce in the traditional style of Northern Italy
17.75
Penne Arrabbiata
Spicy marinara sauce with garlic and fresh parsley
18.25
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti with pancetta, eggs, pecorino cheese, a touch of cream and black pepper
20.5
Garganelli Boscaiola
Short rolled egg pasta with porcini mushroom, peas, pancetta in a tomato-cream sauce
20.5
Spaghetti alle Vongole
Spicy classic Italian red clam sauce with roasted garlic and fresh parsley
23.5
Tagliatelle al Pesce
Egg ribbon pasta with sauteed shrimp and sea scallops with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and basil
20.5
Ravioli alle Fave
Cheese ravioli, fava beans and a flavorful vegetarian tomato sauce rich in garlic
19.75
Garganelli al Ragu' Vegetariano
Short rolled egg pasta with vegetarian Ragu' Bolognese sauce
18.75
Penne del Pastore
Penne with roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes, aged ricotta, capers, olives and spicy marinara sauce
SECONDI
A la Carte. A vegetable garnish will be served with meat and fish entrees
25.95
Picatine di Vitello
Sautéed veal scaloppine with artichokes, capers, fresh lemon juice and white wine
22.95
Cotoletta di Pollo
Breaded chicken breast placed on marinara sauce then topped with prosciutto and provolone
33.5
Costata ai Porcini*
Grilled veal chop with porcini mushroom sauce served with rosemary potatoes
23.95
Maialino Ripieno
Baked thin pork tenderloin stuffed with prosciutto and parmesan cheese, served with mushroom and spinach cream sauce
31.5
Tagliata di Manzo*
Sliced grilled Black Angus sirloin steak drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, topped with arugola and shaved Parmigiano
24.95
Sogliola al Timo
Sautéed filet of sole with fresh thyme, lemon and white wine
24.95
Tonno alla Puttanesca*
Seared tuna steak in a spicy tomato sauce with peppers, olives anchovies, and sun dried tomatoes
VERDURE
7.25
Patate al Forno
Oven roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary
7.25
Spinaci al Burro
Sautéed spinach with butter and parmigiano
7.25
Cipolle al Forno
Baked onions with balsamic vinegar
Small 8.5
Large 15
Vegetable Medley
All three vegetables
MENU VEGETARIANO
8.25
Zuppa del Giorno
18
Formaggi Assortiti
(enough for two) Daily selection of Italian cheeses
10
Insalata Esotica
Radicchio, arugola, dates, walnuts, goat cheese, grapes, dressed with honey mustard vinaigrette
7.75
Mista di Campo
Mixed field and fresh vegetables with house dressing
10.75
Caprese al Pesto
Fresh mozzarella, vine ripened tomatoes with pesto sauce, basil and olives
10.75
Bruschetta Caprese
Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Black olives, Basil
10.75
Bruschetta Funghi
Flavorful Porcini Mushroom Sauce
10.75
Bruschetta Goat Cheese
Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Capers
22
Spezzatino Vegetariano con Patate
Seitan stew with onions, peas, bell peppers and tomatoes served with rosemary potatoes
19.75
Bombette Pomodoro e Arugola
Homemade ricotta and spinach gnocchi with our family's marinara sauce and arugola
BEVERAGES
Small 4
Large 6
Sparkling Mineral Water
4.25
Italian Sodas (S.Pellegrino)
Chinotto – Lemon – Orange
4
Ice Tea (Summer Only)
Small 4
Large 6
Still Mineral Water
Glass 4
Bottle 9.5
Sparkling Apple Cider Cider
4
Virgin Bellini
Sprite, peach and raspberry
4
Coca-Cola
4
Ginger Ale
4
Sprite
4
Diet Coke
DOLCI
$9
Biscotti e Vin Santo
Tartufo al Cioccolato
Daily Selection of Sorbetti (Fruit Sorbet)
Daily Selection of Desserts on the Tray
Ask for our daily selection of desserts on the Tray
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today

We were told that this restaurant had the best Italian in Newport and they couldn't have been more right. The atmosphere is so quaint and reminds you of Italy. We did have a reservation and had to leave a credit card to hold the table...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very lovely Italian restaurant. It is 2 floors of an old house and is at the "other end" of Thames St; out of the way of the touristy and busy restaurants.. a hidden gem, actually. The food is wonderful, from the homemade...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to eat here on our last night in Newport. Coming from the NY metro area, I never expect great Italian food far from my area, but Mamma Luisa is special. The decor is very pleasant and the service was superb by...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Ratty_dad
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

This is not the place for a “slice” or a “square.” This is serous real Italian straight from Bologna. Though the veal and the in house fresh made ricotta gnocchi with an amazing red sauce topped with Arugula was impressive, it was the wine selections...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mark_Stevie
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a cold February Monday. The restaurant, in a Victorian house on lower Thames Street, was warm and cozy. Service was excellent. But the pasta! The tagliatelle were tender, and cooked to perfection, but the Bolognese sauce was out of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SmartSister
Reviewed January 7, 2019

First, know that this restaurant is in an old Victorian style home further down on Thames. Homey feel, tight quarters but that's what gives it it's charm as well. We were greeted and seated quickly (probably because we were so late on New Years Eve!)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick S
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

So I stand corrected - last year I wrote a review for Pasta Beach staying it was the best Italian in Newport but I was very wrong (sorry Pasta Beach)! This place blows them out of the water!! Everything is made from scratch. The olive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Audettes
Reviewed December 16, 2018

This restaurant is somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the center of Newport, but is well worth going to. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. It is the food that sets this restaurant apart. You find dishes here that it are hard to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed November 24, 2018

There are many wonderful restaurants in Newport. Mamma Luisa is one that we always return to. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is cozy. Service is excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank peg d
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation. Our mistake and we were told curtly that it would be 45 to 60 minute wait. As we thought about it, the maître-did offer us a seat in their waiting area and enjoy a glass of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John N
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suefitz522
January 12, 2016|
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Response from MrZK |
Yes. I have had both styles. My friends brought me there the first time, and I could not understand why they both ordered large pasta orders with their meals - specifically to take home the extra!
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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
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Gettinaroundtown
September 25, 2015|
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Response from acb915 | 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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