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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, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

It was a cold snowy Sunday evening in Newport with already deep piles of snow bordering the streets and sidewalks. I found myself in the city on business. The hotel restaurant looked attractive but it was too expensive for my budget. So consulting with my...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

Coming from a nyc living , i have high expectations for a fine dining Italian restaurant. This place was cozy and the food was good. The head waiter seemed to be on top of his game , however our waiter was a bit nervous and...More

Thank Krynski21
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Excellent Italian restaurant with an extensive vegetarian selection, which my wife loved. Our server was excellent and very helpful with explaining the vegetarian dishes for my wife. Our dishes were excellent. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They have great wine list...More

Thank CoryK424
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Mama Luisa is an excellent restaurant that puts you back in Italy the minute you arrive. The food is like home-cooked old style Sunday afternoon dinner at Mamas' house. Selection is more than ample, to satisfy any taste for "Italian". The only complaint I have,...More

Thank Cwayne C
Reviewed 3 January 2015

We've been to Newport a few times & attempted to go to Mamma Luisa's twice before. We always seemed to get it wrong. Be sure to check the times before you go. This time, tho, we got it right & I'm so glad we did....More

Thank wilkworks
Reviewed 20 December 2014

One of my favorite Italian dishes is Tagliata di Manzo, which in Italy, is sliced steak, always perfectly seasoned and served medium rare. At Mama Luisa's it was exactly the same--top quality beef grilled perfectly and served with fresh greens. Juicy and luscious. My dinner...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 15 December 2014

We loved Mamma Luisa's! Staff were lovely. Food was delicious!! We were offered a free dessert because the manager thought her staff had been slow to serve us! We thought the service was fabulous. The only downer was the parking - the restaurant is located...More

Thank wendyk65
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

For someone who lives in NYC, I might be a little spoiled when it comes to Italian food, but this place really didn't live up to our expectations. I will say the staff was great though. The food was not memorable though.

Reviewed 12 December 2014

The wife and i dined at Mamma Luisa on Nov 15th. I found the restaurant on trip advisor and was happy to read the many fine reviews. I made a reservation for 8pm. The restaurant is an old house, located on Thames St as you're...More

Thank Cliff P
Reviewed 9 December 2014

My hubby and I dined here last weekend and it was amazing. We started with the bruschetta which was delicious and then I had the Ragu Bolognese (one of the best pasta dishes I have EVER had) and hubby had the homemade gnocchi which was...More

Thank Kloe C
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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