Restaurant was a pleasant
Restaurant was a pleasant surprise. A nice, friendly place. The salad bar was well stocked and fresh (this was one of the surprises, I haven't seen a salad bar in years). The canneloni was a treat. This is one of my "test dishes" since it seems to be hard to prepare correctly. Mama's was done just right. Service was very good and the price was reasonably. We are from outside Tucson but we will be back.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was outstanding,
Our server was outstanding, and she was most attentive to needs of the group. Food is always fantastic. This is a must on our annual trip to Tucson. Reservations highly recommended one a weekend. We will probably change our annual trip to a weekday now that we know we can enjoy Mama Louisa's even more in a quieter dining experience.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food at a reasonable price
Great Italian food at a reasonable price. Makes for two meals; one there and one at home the next day. We winter in Tucson and were very glad to find Mama Louisa's. This was our second time there and we will definitely be back.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service at Mama Louisa's was unbeatable. I barely finished the last lettuce leaf on my salad plate and the server was there asking to take my plate. We were shown our table as soon as all of our party had arrived, we were very well attended to with every glass filled all the time and any extra requests fulfilled quickly as well. It was a little noisy, but that was because the party next to us had children that were very loud once they left it was moderate. I really appreciate the terrific service.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than I remembered it...
When we lived in Tucson in the mid to late 90's we dined at Mama Louisa's many times, but had not been back since we moved back to Tucson three years ago. Our regular group of dining out friends were looking for an Italian restaurant to try, so I suggested Mama Louisa's, hoping it would be as good as I remembered it was. Turns out it was BETTER than I remembered! Everyone loved the food and had a great time. You can't go wrong with the Joe's Special!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
And a good time was had by all
We had a large party of 12 for a going away party. Service was fast and friendly. Food was beyond excellent!!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Home Cooked Italian to be relied on
We went to Mama Louisa's because I wanted good home cooked Italian food. I decided on something simple and had pasta with mushrooms and Italian sausage. I LOVED IT!!! And throw in a great salad bar for $3.50 more and I had enough to bring home half my pasta for lunch on Sunday. Everything was so flavorful and just what I wanted. (the other guests were most happy too!)
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
Service is always exceptional here. The pasta is really excellent. We like Joe's special sauce with it. There is an extensive menu that should please almost anyone. This latest visit was on a week night when it was very quiet, and we could carry on a conversation iin normal voices.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good red-sauce joint. Service
A good red-sauce joint. Service can be a little slow and at times the kitchen is painfully so, but relax, have a glass of wine or take another trip through the salad bar, your food will be worth the wait.
My family of 4 goes once a month or so and we have never been disappointed in the food (the meatballs and the eggplant are especially tasty).
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my first visit, but my husband has been here before. I got the cheese ravioli with sauteed mushrooms. The mushrooms were slightly over cooked, but tasted great. The ravioli was good and fresh. The salad bar was great. My husband ordered the chicken parmesan. The chicken was very tender, to the point where you did not need a knife to cut it. The atmosphere was good.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tucson's Mama Louisa's
No complaints from our out of town guests or from my family. All was super!!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really liked this no-frills
I really liked this no-frills down-home Italian restaurant. Super nice and attentive waitress and the food was quick and very good. Excellent homemade pasta in the manicotti and cannelloni. Salad bar had very fresh greens. Noise level was very high but settled down after a particularly large group left.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is great. The atmosphere
Food is great. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. Good place to host out of town guests.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I stopped in for a mid afternoon lunch. I had a pizza (pepperoni and mushroom) which was very good. The staff were super polite and the restaurant was very clean. I would return!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and a great menu. Sevice was excellent and attentive to our requests.
Would highly recommend
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM