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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
+1 520-790-4702
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly greeting. Seated and offered yummy bread sticks and nice wine by the glass selection with many Italian reds to choose from. Decided on Mamma's Combo. Really nice red sauce. Rachael was the server and did fine job. Also met Michael the​ owner, hard working...More

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation with the Open Table app, for a table for two for 1 o'clock on Mother's Day. We arrived at the restaurant, which was very busy a few minutes early. We were promptly seated at a nice table in the corner of...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What made me want to try this place for my birthday dinner was their making their own pasta. What they call linguini is actually angel hair pasta...so over cooked that you cannot pull it apart with two forks! The mariana sauce is just tomato paste,...More

Thank jabaileydc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommendation of TripAdvisor reviewers, my wife and I decided to take the drive out to Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant while visiting Tucson on a mini-golf trip. When we pulled into the parking lot, the restaurant looked rough around the edges (hole in the...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is by far the worst Italian restaurant in Tucson the pasta was so over cooked it was mush. I had to chase down the server thee times to place my order, get my food and fill my water glass do not wast your time...More

Thank jamesthiers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet little Italian restaurant with great food. In business for 61 years so they must be doing something right. Cozy, good service, nice little bar. Highly recommend!

Thank 533susan
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family went to Mama Louisa's for dinner one evening last week. My hubby and I had eaten there a couple of years before, and my father in law suggested it when he came in for our wedding. My oldest son, who absolutely DETESTS pasta...More

1  Thank nsumner
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a great meal - late afternoon. The calamari appetizer was unremarkable, bu the shrimp scampi entree was outstanding - well flavored. Service was excellent.

Thank Passwest
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Large portions and delicious food. I had the lasagna and it was delicious. Stuffed full of meat. The bread sticks served hot with lots of yummy garlic. Others had the chicken Parmesan and they both said it was delicious - nothing left on their plate!...More

Thank LParnell
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this little gem of an Italian restaurant while our RV was being fixed. Homemade pasta and sauce really good! I've had pasta in Italy to die for and Mama's ravioli with cheese was great! If you can't go to Italy, go to...More

Thank joyceannman
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lynn A
I didn't see my favorite chicken dish... Chicken Tuscany. Is it still available??
26 February 2016|
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Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes, we absolutely still have Chicken Tuscany on the menu. Hope to see you soon.
Do you still have a salad bar?
30 December 2015|
Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes we do. Also our dressing are now all house made.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
    (29th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-790-4702
  • E-mail
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.