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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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“bolognese” (48 reviews)
“tiramisu” (32 reviews)
“garganelli” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed yesterday

They were a last minute choice -- we were at the Newport Jazz Festival -- for the weekend, and arrived exhausted on Thursday, pre-event. "Can you fit us in?" They were more than happy to squeeze us in, and it was memorable. First -- a...More

Thank winewit
Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and brother in law are within walking distance of this little gem of a restaurant. It's in a cute house on the quiet end of Thames in the fifth ward, Always busy but never a wait to get in. Last night we went...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have as many courses as you wish, or have just one. If you're a vegetarian there are plenty of selections. Everything is freshly made and the portions are generous. Nice wine list. Friendly service.

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually go to Sardellas but we heard for years this was a good place. So we went to try something different. It disappointed. We immediately regretted veering from our normal path. The appetizers were weak and pricey. 3 out of the 4 of us...More

Thank raygeorge337
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is complete gem! Family own - extremely friendly place. Food was delicious. I will always go back. Super nice staff.

Thank erkncyhn
Reviewed 30 June 2017

My family had dinner here our last night in Newport to change it up from seafood. We read good reviews of the food and saw it on our drive so decided to go. The restaurant is in a converted old house. It was lovely and...More

3  Thank EuroFans
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This place had a charming ambience and good food. The bread was fantastic! However, I took away one star, because we inadvertently ended up spending over 20 dollars on iced tea for 3 people, because the waiter neglected to inform us the refills weren't free....More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We are here for a few days from Canada and I want to eat here every night. It's small, quaint, and the food is amazing. The bolognese is the best I've ever had in my life. Gluten free pasta was cooked perfectly. The service was...More

2  Thank Gretchasketch
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is the most wonderful little restaurant! Its very quaint and you actually feel like you are in someones living room - but in a good way! It was so relaxing and our waitress was wonderful! But the star of the show? The food......oh my...More

1  Thank IamMarmite
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We dined here some 10 years ago and remembered how good it was. By chance at 6:00pm they were able to seat us without a reservation. We were lucky as the restaurant was packed!! The cotelleta di pollo and the pumpkin ravioli was memorable. Our...More

1  Thank mcsmithers
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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