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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
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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324 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mamma Luisa is a old style Italian restaurant with dining spread out over lots of small cosy rooms in a large house like building. The food was very good and there were lots of vegetarian options. All four of us were very satisfied with our entrees; one of us had the daily special soup and pronounced it very good. The... More 

Thank Dhanan
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always the food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The charm of this gem in downtown Newport never fades, yet this time it was actually the owner that was less than stellar. I don't know what happened to "the customer is always right" but I was told that I canceled my reservation, which I truly did not do. But... More 

Thank Karin G
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious. Amazing food and service. We certainly know good Italian food, this is really, really good!!

Thank Jaque R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent dinner. We have traveled all over Italy and this dinner was as good as any we had there. It started with the antipasto Misto plate. For our second course we shared the gnocchi. My husband had the Tagliatelle and my son and I both enjoyed the Picantine De Vitello. We shared a beautiful bottle of red from Montepulciano... More 

Thank Irish3404
Madison, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was very pleased when we walked into this restaurant for our reservation, which I had made based on all the positive reviews and my love of Italian food (I love visiting Italy & always seek out Italian restaurants when visiting different cities). Ambiance - The restaurant is housed in a large house. It is warmly decorated with numerous pictures,... More 

Thank brankat
Fall River, MA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

MAMA LUISA's MAKES THE FALL RIVER FOODIE's TOP TEN!!! As the years quickly pass, the times we enjoy the most is with our closest friends. Such was the case this past Friday night as Don, Helen, Pam, Bob, Jackie and yours truly meandered out to Newport via Green's Livery Service for an anticipated evening of great conversation, some friendly bantering... More 

Thank DSILVIA287
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went to share my friends birthday at her request-the resturant was cute, typical of restaurants in Italy-meaning various levels of seating areas and small rooms. The decor with flowers and italian motifs. The food was very good, we(4 of us) started off by sharing an order of Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese,which was delicious and plentiful for us all. I had... More 

Thank RK19Prov
Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant is one of two the best Italian places in Newport. They know their business and provide good quality Italian cuisine. All dishes on the menu are excellent.

Thank Alisa S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

While on vacation we decided to try Mammas. Service was spot on but our tender pork loin was anything but tender. Tasty yes but it was overcooked. You would think that they would at least offer a complimentary dessert. Not worth the $100 plus that we spent.

Thank Nicholas L
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit to this restaurant. This dining experience was even better than the first. The atmosphere is quaint and charming. The staff is exceptional. The wine list is extensive and the advice of the staff has always been perfect as to the choice of wine for the meal. The food is amazing. It's northern Italian so don't... More 

Thank Karin 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
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?