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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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Fall River, MA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

MAMA LUISA's MAKES THE FALL RIVER FOODIE's TOP TEN!!! As the years quickly pass, the times we enjoy the most is with our closest friends. Such was the case this past Friday night as Don, Helen, Pam, Bob, Jackie and yours truly meandered out to Newport via Green's Livery Service for an anticipated evening of great conversation, some friendly bantering... More 

Thank DSILVIA287
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to share my friends birthday at her request-the resturant was cute, typical of restaurants in Italy-meaning various levels of seating areas and small rooms. The decor with flowers and italian motifs. The food was very good, we(4 of us) started off by sharing an order of Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese,which was delicious and plentiful for us all. I had... More 

Thank RK19Prov
Newport, Rhode Island
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is one of two the best Italian places in Newport. They know their business and provide good quality Italian cuisine. All dishes on the menu are excellent.

Thank Alisa S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on vacation we decided to try Mammas. Service was spot on but our tender pork loin was anything but tender. Tasty yes but it was overcooked. You would think that they would at least offer a complimentary dessert. Not worth the $100 plus that we spent.

Thank Nicholas L
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant. This dining experience was even better than the first. The atmosphere is quaint and charming. The staff is exceptional. The wine list is extensive and the advice of the staff has always been perfect as to the choice of wine for the meal. The food is amazing. It's northern Italian so don't... More 

Thank Karin G
Essex, Connecticut
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to eat at the dining room at the Hyatt on Goat Island. It was horrible. Who pays $500 a night to stay at that dump? It makes a Holiday Inn look like a luxury location. The menu was limited and uninteresting, so we left before ordering. Mamma Luisa's was our alternative and it was great. It's a creaky... More 

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Nashua NH
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197 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for an old school Italian meal in Newport, then this may be the place for you. Our party of 6 enjoyed our meal, but frankly we were expecting a bit more creativity based on the reviews here. Mind you, our appetizers and dishes were fine, but the menu, presentation and service is about average as compared... More 

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Tarrytown, NY
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

One of the reasons we chose Mamma Luigi's for dinner was the proximity to the apartment we were staying in. We were beyond pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was friendly, personable and knowledgeable. Both experienced travelers who come from NY, we were delighted by the quality of the dishes. The Spaghetti Carbonara was silky and gorgeous both for texture and... More 

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Great Neck, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

When a fussy New Yorker chooses to dine on Italian food in Newport -- you know it has to be something special. All the dishes are so well prepared and full of flavor -- it tastes like there is a grandma in the kitchen whipping up all her secret recipes just for you. I've enjoyed some of the freshest and... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Another great Italian restaurant in Newport. We went specifically because they are one of a few who makes a vegetarian version of their Bolognese sauce using seitan. Both of our dishes were fantastic. The desserts were equally well prepared. We started with a cheese plate that must have had 8 oz. of cheese between the four types. Our server was... More 

1 Thank JoefromNewark

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?