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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

love the staff. love the food. LOTS of vegan and vegetarian options. that are all amazing. when we are in town. it’s the only place we go to. authentic. fresh. and delicious. they don’t deliver but you can do a carry away. favorite place in...More

Thank athenag123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mamma Luisa for a quiet dinner with my wife and as usual we were not disappointed !! The restaurant is quaint and very warm, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable with the menu. The best part as always is the food which...More

Thank 2js4travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was superb and our waiter phenomenal! He was so kind and solicitous of my 94 yo mother, whose birthday we celebrated! Both waiter & hostess showed such kindness! The veal was perfection....so very tender a fork cut through and the flavor was delicious and...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inside this characterful Victorian house, we experienced another delicious, true Italian meal in a quiet and quaint atmosphere. We began with the tenderloin carpaccio, and followed with two irresistible pasta dishes as our entrees -the bombetta (gnocchi) and cheese and spinach cannelloni (a special that...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner her and really enjoyed the place. Outstanding service and food and the decor is really cozy. A wonderful small restaurant.

Thank ajweigl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a cool stArt of not allowing us to sit until all arrived (we would have at least two wines) the rest was spot on. First of all, Norma, our waitress was wonderful. She made our night special. Thank you. From great apps like root...More

Thank RXMAN2
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been going to mama Luisa's for more than 20 years and it has never let me down. There is a great range of pasta, second dishes and some great choices for vegetarians as well. The wine list is extensive and you will not...More

Thank Stephanb1126
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Mamma Luisa is located in a converted row house near the end of Thames Street, which gives it the feel of being fed in a dear friends home. The menu is an interesting mix of favorites with subtle twists. I opted for the stuffed veal...More

Thank Roger C
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I had some friends in from out of town last night, for the holiday weekend. Even though I live in town, I haven't been to Mama Luisa's in awhile, but have recommended it many times. There is a nice atmosphere here, in this old victorian...More

Thank swharbor61
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Terrific ambiance and even better food! Mama Lusia's is a must-go-to in Newport. The staff are very pleasant and the atmosphere cozy. The pasta is fresh and out of this world.

Thank BostonERdoc
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Kikie L
25 November 2015|
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Response from Mitch600 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant has a lot in the rear that holds maybe 3 or 4 cars. I don't think many people are aware off it. The lot is basically a wide driveway in the rear. If there is a space you can park there. There is also a variety... More
26 September 2015|
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Response from Alexis B | Reviewed this property |
It's in an old house, so there are a few steps outside to get into the restaurant itself and then once inside they have 2 floors. I've only ever sat on the first floor, but the stairs are right in front of you when you walk... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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