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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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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

Really enjoyed dinner in this quaint restaurant out of the way on Thames Street. First time here. Outstanding Italian food . Great sauces. Very good wine selection. Superb service. Highly recommend.

Thank Marshside01
Warwick, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

my wife and i came here for our anniversary dinner after it was recommended to us by some friends. It was cozy, and offered 2 floors of dining with many separate rooms, as it is a converted house. Our waitress was new to the place, but it seemed as if she was new to the food industry/hospitality business. So the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We walked by, very hungry and were impressed by all of the accolades they displayed. When we told them we didn't have a reservation they look perplexed as to what to do...we probably should have left right then. We waited 20 minutes for someone to come over. We as we were ordering the table next to us sat down. We... More 

1 Thank Shannon W
Virginia Beach
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Seriously one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at. The interior is so charming, the wait staff very attentive, but the food was amazing. I didn't think you could get Italian this good off of the Hill in Providence. Can't wait to go back.

2 Thank tempesttwin
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We were entertaining friends from New York. They've been to Newport before, and we all wanted to avoid the frenetic food/bar scene on the waterfront. Mama Luisa's seemed far enough down Thames Street to be away from the maddening crowd. A little Trip Adviser research suggested we would not be disappointed -- and we weren't. This is a not-so-small restaurant... More 

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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

During our three week vacation in the US, we were looking for a more European style of food and found it here. Great pasta, attentive (and not too pushy) staff and even the espresso was just right. Can really recommend this place!

1 Thank John G
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I made dinner reservations at this restaurant less based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. I had only lived in Newport 8 days when I visited the restaurant. I plan to go again. I wanted a non-seafood restaurant with vegetarian options for out of town guests. It was an excellent choice; we were all very happy with our meals. The waitress... More 

2 Thank mikenrona
Bedford, England
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449 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

We fancied an Italian meal for a change and went to Mamma Luisa on a Friday night. We had no reservation but after only 25 minutes in a nice waiting room we were seated at a lovely table. The atmosphere is cosy, intimate, relaxing and very romantic. The service was friendly and very efficient. The food and wine menus were... More 

2 Thank Somuchtosee01
Albany, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

My wife and I were in New port for a wedding and decided to make a long weekend of it. We were staying at the Francis Malbone B&B and while at breakfast on Sunday we told the Innkeeper Will that we were in the mood for a good Italian dinner that night. Without hesitation he quickly recommended Mamma Luisa. At... More 

4 Thank T P
Manchester, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

I love Italian, so when we decided to vacation in Newport we thought we would give this place a try. The restaurant is in a small converted house on Thames street. The good thing is it's toward the end away from the busier downtown so it's easier to find parking. We had a reservation for a Friday, but got there... More 

1 Thank Bill06042

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?