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Mamma Luisa Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
+1 401-848-5257
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bolognese” (48 reviews)
“tiramisu” (32 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738
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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Food was absolutely fabulous-had the bolognese which was so smooth and buttery. Dessert sorbet with white chocolate coating just melted away and the tiramisu Was so light like feathers. A definite must.

Thank Panzampa
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Great Italian food with great ambiance in Newport. Service is first class food is superb. What else is there to say. If your tired of seafood and want a change you can't beat it.

Thank Mitch600
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This is true homemade very good traditional homemade Italian fine dining. Highly recommended with the caveats that Marco, the owner, is a bit of a character out of Stephen King Central casting. We had phoned the day before our dinner to make reservations, and were...More

2  Thank sgeorges3
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This Restaurant, in a historic Home, is divided into several Small Dining Rooms, which makes the Dining Experience quiet and Romantic. Food was wonderful! In addition, they have more Vegetarian Choices than any Italian Restaurant we have eaten in. I had one. Delicious! A very...More

Thank 264Raymond264
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Lovely place. A house really, with small rooms. There were 7 of us, so it was like being at home in our own Italian dinning room(most in the group are of Italian decent and love good food, Our Thanksgivings are notable) The service was extremely...More

Thank MABB26
Reviewed 6 August 2015

I am vegetarian and my husband is not. I loved the fact that this place had a whole page of vegetarian options. I had the homemade gnocchi which was probably the best I've ever had. Not made with potatoes like traditional, but with riccotta and...More

1  Thank yolo
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I recall something exception on last visit 15 years ago but found something otherwise on this visit. We didn't particularly find anything on the menu to be particularly appetizing. Typical pastas, but less choices of veals, pollo and beef dishes, not even a traditional parm...More

Thank Singlethreaded
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten path and low key. Not for young children. Red sauce was very good as well as the cheese platter. We live in Western MA and have had better Italian out there.

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We had left a message that we wanted to make a reservation. They did call us back and said we could come in at a different time because we would have to be done by 7:30pm to accommodate another reservation. We agreed and THEN he...More

4  Thank happy t
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We did not go here. Food might be good but host/owner was abrupt and rude. Agree with review of Brittany S from Virginia. Would never want to eat at this establishment. Hotel told us they made a reservation for 8PM. I luckily called to confirm...More

6  Thank Kevin M
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Questions & Answers
12 January 2016|
Response from MrZK |
Yes. I have had both styles. My friends brought me there the first time, and I could not understand why they both ordered large pasta orders with their meals - specifically to take home the extra!
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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