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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were struggling to find restaurants in Newport, RI, that could accommodate a vegetarian (with vegan tendencies), a pescatarian and someone who doesn't eat red meat when we came across Mamma Luisa's Restaurant using Tripadvisor. Ratings seemed good, and we quickly discovered this little restaurant in a tiny old house is very popular and reservations were definitely needed. Our reservation... More 

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Elmhurst, New York
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had wandered around a bit trying to find a place to eat on our first night in Newport and found this little gem. It's in an old house that's been converted into a restaurant, we were on the second floor. It was cosy and charming. The waitress was great and the food excellent. We had the Tagliatelle al Ragu... More 

Thank gibbonn3
Little Rock, Arkansas
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I picked this place since I wanted some good Italian food and we could walk to it. Place is in an old house so very tight quarters. Waiter asked what type of water I wanted and I chose sparkling. Little did I know there was a $5.50 charge for my water. My dish of spinach/cheese gnocchi was good. Husband ordered... More 

Thank Sharon P
S. Natick, MA
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant. Such wonderful, authentic Italian cooking in a charming Victorian house! There's a cosy feel, but the tables are mostly arranged with diners back to back with each other to allow for private conversation. We generally like to share courses, so we began with the cheese plate, followed by the melt-in-your-mouth bombetta (gnocchi) for our primi, then... More 

Thank Callisto S
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been to Italy many times the food here is better. The owner himself was born in Italy and has the perfect touch. The restaurant itself is in a house with two floors and makes for a very warm feeling.

Thank 338lou
New York City, New York
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285 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We walked into this place on a bitterly cold March night without reservations. They were so gracious and seated us anyway. It is a tiny place with eating space on multi levels. It was tight but cozy. Wait staff was very friendly and solicitous. We started with a simple but tasty vegetable soup and some melon with prosciutto. The melon... More 

Thank Lisa L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We have dined here regularly for over 15 years. The atmosphere and service is excellent. The food and wine are delicious.

Thank DJOLJamestown_RI
Newport, Rhode Island
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The pasta here is cooked perfectly (al dente without being undercooked if you know what i mean). The pomadoro sauce is also great and all my family liked their different pasta sauces too. The first time i went the waitress was a bit sassy and gave me an attitude for wanting plain pomadoro sauce pasta. The next time we went... More 

Thank Kat999399
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Unique Italian. Great food with really fun menu. In a historic house. Quiet and clean. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Wine list is diverse from cheap to expensive. Must try. Get a reservation.

New Bedford, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A romantic atmosphere for me and my wife. The food was good but not a lot of. Service is excellent and best of all we had a 2 for one dinner.

Thank James G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?