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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in Newport on business and spent a delightful evening at Mama Luisa's. The service was excellent and so was the food and wine. This is not a cheap place to eat but the veal chop was tender and superb as was the grilled...More

Thank stanleyf942
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First visit...and last visit. Ordered steak - medium rare - and got something I wouldn't feed to my dog. Having been a waitress my whole life I know that waitstaff is not responsible for the food quality. Even the waiter commented on how poor the...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Mamma Luisa's with a my girlfriend, her family, and their friends, a group of 7 people. We made reservations ahead and had no problem on a Monday night, although the place was very busy. The dining experience is exponentially...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves amazing italian food. I had the tagliatelle alla bolognese for a starter, with the lemon sole for the main course. For dessert I had the lemon tort. All dishes were excellent. They have a great wine list that has reasonably priced selections....More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gnocchi and Bolognese are outstanding, as well as the sautéed spinach. Great to dine there, frequently with Italian opera music, gently playing in the background.

Thank Foodi33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true Italian restaurant in the lower Thames Street area away from all the hustle of the normal touristy section of town......very good true Italian food

Thank satking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting a few other recommended restaurants on our stay, we came here on a Saturday night. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Easily better than anywhere else we ate in Newport. Each course was beautifully presented and tasted even better. The...More

Thank R_Sebastian97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service don't miss out on this little place tucked away in Newport. Our waiter just returned from a trip to Italy to visit his family.

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around forever. The menu has many choices both pastas and entrees. We shared a salad, a veal entree ($25) (delicious) and a large side of spaghetti ($5). (almost a meal). I guess I can understand the reason but I do find...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father and I went here last night and had a TERRIBLE time. First of all, my father is very senior and even though we made a reservation days ago, we had to wait 15 minutes. Then, we waited 40+ minutes for our food, including...More

2  Thank Arthur L
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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
US$15 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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