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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best italian dishes ever. I love it from the appetizer to desert. I order carpaccio because the waiter suggested me and was a great choice For second course I choosed the carbonara and i didn't fail either. My third course was Veal Marsala, one of the best. At desert I choosed the home made Tiramisu, nothing to compare with.

Thank Rew B
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mamma Luisa is the best Italian restaurant around....and I live in New York, close to Manhattan!! The Bolognese over homemade egg pasta is a life-changer. The best pasta dish I have eaten in my life, bar none! Make a reservation in advance, or plan on a long wait. The locals all eat here on a regular basis...not to be missed!!!!

1 Thank Keri D
Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mamma Luisa is a cozy, intimate restaurant situated in a multi-level home. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The menu offered a variety of dining choices, included vegetarian and gluten-free, supplemented by specials and a well-chosen wine list. Desserts were temptingly fresh.

Thank Marcella S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is unique in that it is a house and the small rooms are highly decorated and cozy and kind of crowded. The bread was excellent. Antipasto very tasty. Entrees predictable but good. Smaller portion option is a great idea. Carbonara is rich and filling. Small portion was just right.

Thank Robert H
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect restaurant to meet up with friends on a cold winter night. It's far down on lower Thames, which is a bit off the tourist track, but quite popular with locals in a very Italian state. It's warm and cozy, even romantic, but sophisticated and not too loud. Our server was highly knowledgeable, right down to what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Mamma Luisa is a old style Italian restaurant with dining spread out over lots of small cosy rooms in a large house like building. The food was very good and there were lots of vegetarian options. All four of us were very satisfied with our entrees; one of us had the daily special soup and pronounced it very good. The... More 

Thank Dhanan
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

As always the food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The charm of this gem in downtown Newport never fades, yet this time it was actually the owner that was less than stellar. I don't know what happened to "the customer is always right" but I was told that I canceled my reservation, which I truly did not do. But... More 

Thank Karin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Delicious. Amazing food and service. We certainly know good Italian food, this is really, really good!!

Thank Jaque R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

An excellent dinner. We have traveled all over Italy and this dinner was as good as any we had there. It started with the antipasto Misto plate. For our second course we shared the gnocchi. My husband had the Tagliatelle and my son and I both enjoyed the Picantine De Vitello. We shared a beautiful bottle of red from Montepulciano... More 

Thank Irish3404
Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I was very pleased when we walked into this restaurant for our reservation, which I had made based on all the positive reviews and my love of Italian food (I love visiting Italy & always seek out Italian restaurants when visiting different cities). Ambiance - The restaurant is housed in a large house. It is warmly decorated with numerous pictures,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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?