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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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“bolognese” (49 reviews)
“tiramisu” (33 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

The service was poor at best. We were never read the specials and did not know they existed until well into our meal when we overheard the waitress at another table reading specials to the diners there. Our waitress was slow to deliver menus, take...More

Thank 06410cheshirect
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Both the food and the atmosphere is great. My girlfriend and I both loved the pastas we got. There are some great vegetarian options in addition to classic Italian. The restaurant itself is decorated very nicely, and our server was helpful and nice. We did...More

1  Thank Jacob K
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Authentic! Both meals were cleaned off the plate. And all together we spent 65 dollars for 2. Had reservations and our table was ready upon arrival. Thanks Marco. Very friendly people and it was romantic with no children in sight at 9pm, it was so...More

2  Thank ggomes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

really good food and wine list. Excellent service.Definitely 4.5 stars. Great veal and Tagliatelle Bolognese. Small and intimate.

1  Thank MarkmovedtoOregon
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Wonderful dinner in Newport on foggy night. Delicious antipasti selection followed by luscious veal chop, cooked to perfection. Others had black linguini (nerri) with lobster. Tiramisu for dessert. Comfortable and cozy and recommended

3  Thank skippy482013
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Looking for great Italian cuisine in Newport? Mamma Luisa's on Thames Street is extraordinary. The wine list includes half bottles and is notable. Insalata Esotica (salad) radicchio, arugola, dates, walnuts, goat cheese, grapes, dressed with honey mustard vinaigrette was plentiful and delicious. Two of us...More

1  Thank travelgirl_987654321
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We love Mama Luisa's for all of it's authenticity, fabulous food, eclectic wine list and honestly it's quirky quintessentially Newport (or Bologna) atmosphere. This husband & wife team does a fabulous job of creating what I would consider a truly authentic (not-Americanized) Italian experience. It...More

Thank NewportGal
Reviewed 24 April 2015

The atmosphere of this Italian eatery was very nice. Food was delicious as well but the menu is a la carte so be cautioned. Friendly wait staff.

Thank J F
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Visited at least 3 times before and I'm glad to say that the food and service remains very good. The pasta fagioli is vegetarian and delicious. I stuck with the standard spaghetti aglio e olio which was very good. The place is busy so reserve...More

Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This little restaurant offers amazing food. You will not be disappointed. My pasta dish was flavorful and not heavy. Dessert was equally light and delicious. Service was great also.

1  Thank Jordanjc21
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Kikie L
24 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
25 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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