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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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New York City, New York
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94 reviews
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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 

Thank NOYB42
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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 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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
Southington, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Looking for a nice Italian meal this is the place! The smell is lingering outside as you walk up! Not many tables so a reservation is needed on busy nights. Warm bread wonderful salads and the deserts were to die for! Best meal had in Newport on opposite end of Thames street so if looking for hustle and bustle not... More 

2 Thank bakeski
North Providence, Rhode Island
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

small Intimate setting + delicious cooked to order food sometimes = log jam. However this place is worth the wait The soft soothing Italian music just added to the ambiance. Try the butternut squash ravioli. Very different ,very good! Did not have room for dessert but the dessert tray made its way past us more than once and they all... More 

1 Thank Mike P
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Definitely one of the best Italian meals we have ever had!! We showed up almost at closing time but the staff were willing to give us a table. Their service was very professional and warm. Mamma Luisa has a welcoming ambiance with a great family feel. This restaurant is definitely a 'must go' for anyone in Newport who loves good... More 

1 Thank jazzyNYC_278
Holden, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Every time we come here, we always leave with full bellies and taste buds tantalized. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes here. Why waste your time at any other Italian restaurant when you can go to Mamma's?!

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?