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“An Italian Tucson family shares their best”

Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #188 of 1,990 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 29th Street
Description: Mama Louisa's Italian restaurant has been a fixture on the Tucson dining scene since 1956. We serve fresh pasta and house made sauces using the freshest ingredients. Monday through Saturday from 11 AM till 2 PM we offer our famous all you can eat pasta, soup, and salad bar. Enjoy various types of pasta, a wide variety of sauces, and a large salad bar filled with fresh toppings. Our menu offers a wide range of Italian favorites from lasagna, manicotti, fettuccini alfredo, veal parmesan, pizza's and of course our signature pasta dish Joe's Special. Enjoy our updated bar area with TV's, local and craft beer on draft, creative cocktails, and a diverse and affordable wine list.
Tucson, Arizona
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“An Italian Tucson family shares their best”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

It's the homemade pasta that keeps me coming back. The early bird specials are great and include a generous soup and salad bar. I like the Joe's special with it's sprinkling of pepper flakes. It's casual dining combined with great Italian food. Try the pizza too - great crust.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Tucson
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great value”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

and gluten - free options.. nice...comfy....good food we go there often..
spur of the moment works reasonable wine prices, too.

Visited October 2012
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Sedona, Arizona
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295 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Get there early ............”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

I always read other reviews before going to a restaurant. All the reviews were good for Mama Louisa's. My wife & I arrived around 5:30pm to a very crowded parking lot. There was no waiting inside & we were taken to our table. The menu was extensive, the meal filling but sill some room for desert. Would certainly eat here again next time in the area & recommend it highly.

Visited December 2012
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Ciao bella!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Welcome was good. Food was very good and the $30 bottle of wine was worth it. We were the last group to leave but we weren't rushed in any way. Should have stayed off the salad bar as I didn't finish my main meal but all in all, very good value for money.

  • Visited November 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Italian with no frills!”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

A good italian restaurant with no frills.
Salad bar is ok.
The environement is a little on the cheap side with their plastic table covers, but food is ok.
Perfect for a quick meal.

Visited September 2012
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