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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
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Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Susan H
Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank michaelw3636
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank DemetraCyprus
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up in an Italian household there are very few restaurants that I've been to that would make Mom proud. This happens to be one of them. The quality of food and flavors of this traditional Italian fare is hard to find. By far the best Italian food in Newport and our kids favorite place to dine when we are... More 

Thank Allan B
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117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good atmosphere is very nice very pleasant staff were excellent on point....... service was superb all in all we had a great time pretty good Italian food

Thank 2Bige257
Wayne, New Jersey
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so happy that we decided to reserve here. The decor is quaint and welcoming. The hostess was delightful. Our waiter was wonderful. The food was fantastic. Our wine was great. I had the soup special, my husband had a salad. I had the chicken parmigiana, which I seldom order, but was exceptional, and my husband had the pasta... More 

Thank Jackie V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently ate at Mama Luisa's with some friends. One of our friends was from Italy and greatly enjoyed the home made pasta and specials. Our food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The restaurant is in an old house and provides a cozy and intimate environment. In fact our friends enjoyed the restaurant so much they wanted to... More 

Thank klmtx
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far one of the best meals we've had in a very long time ! I wish i could bring the restaurant home with me ! Service was outstanding! Quaint old home converted to a restaurant. We ate upstairs, quiet and relaxing. Had many vegetarian options, which is what attracted us. Some modern twists on some classic Italian entree's. Call... More 

Thank leedee33
new jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in at 5:15 on a Monday without a reservation and were immediately seated. Everything we ordered was delicious. I ordered the Caprese salad with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese which was a little tasteless although the tomatoes were fresh and colorful. My husband ordered a Fruita del Mare which he said was fantastic, like nothing he had ever had... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, 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 02840-6738
  • 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?