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“Great Newport Restaurant”

Mamma Luisa Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 243 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Visited again on our trip to RI. The food is absolutely delicious. Last vist we had lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs in huge portions and the kids had smaller sized past dishes. All very fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is very quaint and welcoming, right in the heart of Newport. It would have been perfect had the service been better. Our waitress was attentive, just not very friendly. Despite the less-than perfect service, we will visit again next time we are in RI since the food is so good.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food in this restaurant is excellent. I have eaten here many times over the years. However, the increasingly condescending and rude attitude of the male reservationist is uncalled for. Whenever I make a reservation he says that my husband I will have to vacate the table fairly quickly because he has another reservation coming in. Basically eat quickly and get out! If he doesn't have the ability to properly schedule reservations then he should be replaced. Rudeness is never appropriate and ruins any dining experience.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Unassuming from the outside, seemingly tiny on the inside but worth trying on every level! My daughter and I dined on a Thursday night without a reservation. We were shown to a table upstairs and felt very welcome. Quick service, great specials and a very comfortable dining experience. The mixed salad was simple but very fresh and had an outstanding dressing. We both enjoyed pasta and it was tender, tasty and perfectly cooked. The ragu bologna se was rich, flavorful and very filling. My daughter enjoyed a pasta with a creamy tomato sauce, pancetta and peas. It was also outstanding. We were unable to finish our meals and we were both genuinely disappointed as every bite was worth eating. We will return!!

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

Flavorful, bountiful, colorful - we especially enjoyed this traditional menu. They offer the option of smaller sized pasta dishes for $3.50 less, leaving enough of an appetite room for their great desserts. Atmosphere in this old house is cozy, with service that was very attentive, more on the casual end of the spectrum than professional. We'd definitely return.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Six of us dined at Mamma Luisa's in May. The place is small, but we had a reservation. We enjoy round tables with a lot of people and they met that request. From the pasta to the fish and veal, everyone enjoyed everything, and even dessert was outrageous. Everyone was so nice, we will definitely go back. Thanks.

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