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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
+1 520-790-4702
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“homemade pasta” (18 reviews)
“breadsticks” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the unique things about Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant is their Lunch Buffett from 11:30-2 every day except Sunday. You order your sauce with different ingredients and type of pasta, it also includes a salad. They also have an early bird special where you...More

Thank Glenda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food with an wonderful wait staff. The manicotti and the fettuccine alfredo were amazing. Loved this place so much that, while I was in town, I ate here three times.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the homemade fettuccine with Italian sausage, really really good. The fresh pasta is a real treat. The salad bar has everything you need to make a great salad. Not too many places have the wedding soup, theirs is really good. My husband had...More

Thank shirleyannmac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moved from Tucson 35 years ago. I remembered this restaurant, gave it a try. They have not changed the decor since 1970's. Same tacky Italian landscape murals. Same tables, same sticky floor. Food was ok, not better than Olive Garden. No anchovies in Caeser salad,...More

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Not a whole lot off atmosphere to this long time southern Tucson favorite. It makes up for it though with large portions of Old style Italian dishes and desserts. Whatever you choose for a main course, be sure to save room for dessert.

Thank Errol A
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Hadn't been here in years but one of my family members has celiac and found out they have gluten free pasta so it was a must when she was here. I'd forgotten how good it is. the restaurant has been there a long time and...More

Thank EnjoyTraveling64
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I asked for the spaghetti meatballs and I felt that, the meatballs were a tad salty. Just plain red sauce, nothing out of the ordinary. My bf asked for Joe's special, he commented it was ok. I don't think the food covered my crave for...More

Thank Karla P
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I went here because it was close to my hotel. The parking lot was full so I assumed it must be pretty good. Only confusing is that half the tables were "reserved" so everyone that walked in had to wait 20-30 minutes for a table....More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My partner-in-dine and I had always wanted to try out Mama Louisa's - The Original. We finally stepped into the world of Italian-American cuisine "Tucson-style" one warm Saturday afternoon. The place was pretty quiet after the lunch rush hour. I was impressed with the vivid...More

Thank Achie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Two weeks ago we decided to treat ourselves to Italian, and settled on Mama Louisa's. The food was perfect and the waitress exceptionally nice, and competent. We had not been there in 25 years and couldn't remember why we stopped going because this was truly...More

Thank TucsonRLS
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swabbie111
19 July 2017|
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Response from Thesaguaro | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Southern.
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Lynn A
26 February 2016|
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Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes, we absolutely still have Chicken Tuscany on the menu. Hope to see you soon.
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Elinor B
29 December 2015|
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Yes we do. Also our dressing are now all house made.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
    (29th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-790-4702
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Description
Mama Louisa's Italian restaurant has been a fixture on the Tucson dining scene since 1956. We serve fresh pasta and house made sauces using the freshest ingredients. Monday through Saturday from 11 AM till 2 PM we offer our famous all you can eat pasta, soup, and salad bar. Enjoy various types of pasta, a wide variety of sauces, and a large salad bar filled with fresh toppings. Our menu offers a wide range of Italian favorites from lasagna, manicotti, fettuccini alfredo, veal parmesan, pizza's and of course our signature pasta dish Joe's Special. Enjoy our updated bar area with TV's, local and craft beer on draft, creative cocktails, and a diverse and affordable wine list.
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