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Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant, Newport, RI

Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
192 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
In the old world, in a little village near Bologna, lived the real ‘Mamma Luisa’ who cooked and inspired the next generation of family and friends to recreate in Newport the same authentic taste and atmosphere of northern Italian cuisine.

Our four cozy dining rooms situated a quaint old house make it ideal for romantic dinners & small to medium size parties.

The menu features a variety of authentic Italian dishes like antipasti, bruschetta & salads; typical pasta dishes like Bolognese, Carbonara, Ravioli, and the homemade gnocchi as well as Eggplant Parmigiana and Frutti di Mare.
Selected fresh meat, fish & seafood complete our menu with signature dishes of veal, pork, steak, sole & tuna.
Finish dinner with a cappuccino, espresso or tiramisu.

At Mamma Luisa’s we also offer a full vegetarian page together with vegan and gluten-free options.

Our extensive wine &beer list will transport you to the different regions of Italy and you will find also handpicked gems from around the world

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 848-5257

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries, please call the restaurant directly at 401-848-5257 or email us at mammaluisarest@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Cross street

    Thames Street, Carroll Ave

  • Parking details

    Limited parking available behind the building

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 192 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Notable Wine List

  • Rhode Island

    Romantic

  • Rhode Island

    Italian

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  1. SD

    SheilaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was like eating in grandma's house. We were seated on the third floor of an old house and had to go up a narrow steep set of steps to get there. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. Minimal drink selection. The waitress was very attentive and sweet, new to the country from Romania. She provided excellent service. The lights flicker when the AC kicked on.
  2. j

    jackc

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great ambiance.
  3. N

    Nick

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious, Robert was awesome! A must go in Newport
  4. BV

    BobbyV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Italian restaurant in a local neighborhood. Good food; ambiance; and service.
  5. ES

    EdwardS

    Jackson Hole

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was very knowledgeable about the food, wine and deserts that we ordered during the evening. Overall, it was an outstanding meal. Will go back!
  6. d

    drod

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best restaurant in Newport, and one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in Newport. Food and service are wonderful
  8. JT

    JosephTatt

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service our server was outstanding. She was very professional and attentive to our needs. Thank you
  9. PB

    PamelaB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chic, interesting, wine only, wonderful menu, and excellent food, lovely waiters. Very small must have reservations!!!!
  10. ZW

    ZiaWil

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Anna was an amazing server and the food was delicious!
  11. T

    Tara

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a delicious dinner with outstanding service!
  12. c

    conncat

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best!!!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood Italian restaurant in an old house. Food was very good, service was prompt and friendly
  14. H

    Handsome1

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the BEST Italian food in Newport! We have been going here for years and wouldn't consider our time away complete without eating here. The ambience is perfect for all occasions and the service is always excellent. A big shout out to Ana our server, for her warmth, enthusiasm, and personal attention!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance Michael, the server, was very helpful with excellent suggestions. He was very attentive without being intrusive.
  16. JP

    JessieP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem! Waiter was attentive, food was fresh & authentic, and selection was great!
  17. TD

    TracyD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lucky find! Delicious food, friendly service, quaint, cozy place, which was worth every penny!
  18. L

    Lucia

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and fresh Italian food and an authentic Italian setting for a great price in Newport RI. We return each year when we visit Newport RI
  19. KU

    KellyU

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service however we were in a small room and had a loud mouth talking to another couple about people they knew, that is all we heard all night during our meal so the ambiance was not at all what we expected. The best part is that they did not know that we knew some of the people that they were bashing so it was a little uncomfortable. We kept quiet and just listened and realized that people need to be very very careful when they’re talking in those small rooms. Definitely would not recommend for a romantic dinner like we were hoping for
  20. L

    Lesliec

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, authentic Italian dishes. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Boutique style restaurant hosted in a house.
  21. PC

    PhilipC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Top class Italian food. Upon arrival, pity that the staff and owner were so busy that nobody had time to greet us or say hello except the young Magdelena, our young hostess from Romania. That's post covid stress I guess.
  22. CB

    CherylB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was good except we felt very rush. Barely sat down and was was asked if we want appetizers. We were told they needed our table at a certain time.
  23. JS

    JohnS

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific spot and excellent experience, don't miss it while you are in Newport!
  24. KS

    KaranS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was out of this world. True Italian!!
  25. r

    reik

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint authentic restaurant. We loved our whole experience. We sat upstairs in one of the many rooms and you felt like you were the only ones, though three other tables were occupied. The drinks were perfect as was everything we ordered. Even though we were full we had to try one of the many delicious looking desserts. A gem from start to finish.
  26. H

    Hopfoodg

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is very good. Wait staff friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable. Owner sometimes seems less than friendly or that you’re bothering him when you arrive to check in and get a table.
  27. SB

    SteveB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was amazing
  28. MC

    MikeC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good prices
  29. LC

    LouisC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, the atmosphere was all terrific. Make a reservation, you will not regret it.
  30. MP

    MaggieP

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A cute little Italian restaurant far from the hubbub of the marinas. There is an old world charm to this place, small, cozy, situated in a house. The food was delicious and the wine list is extensive and reasonably priced.....mostly wines from all over Italy.
  31. DD

    DanielD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite destinations in any city. Food and hospitality is superb.
  32. SW

    SuzanW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We were VERY displeased with our waitress. She was unhelpful and when asked a question she literally said-read the menu. We actually have NEVER experienced any service like this before. She acted like she was doing us a favor serving us. We will not be returning. And we actually come every year.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  34. MV

    MarkV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a unique dining experience, felt like I was eating at my grandmothers house. Food was very authentic and high quality. A must for anyone seeking an authentic Italian meal in Newport.
  35. t

    tweetybird

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We were seated quickly. Then the next experience went downhill, it took forever to get water or any service. our food was cold and we didn’t see our server for a very long time. When she did arrive we waited to order dessert. She stated they needed the table and we would have to decide and eat our dessert quickly. It was so bad and people recommended this place we would recommend this place to anyone. Very disappointed
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Waiter was very good. Love the small venue very cosy
  37. MG

    MaryG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent.The carbonara was delicious along with the spinach Parmesan. We enjoyed the romantic Italian music. All in all a lovely experience.
  38. Z

    Zulma

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server is a gem! And all the staff is above average. The table they assigned us on the second floor was so romantic! Loved it.
  39. JS

    JenniferS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The only complaint is the parking! The food was excellent! The service was outstanding! Thank you!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 848-5257.

Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant

673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6738

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thames Street, Carroll Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Newport, Rhode Island

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Limited parking available behind the building

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (401) 848-5257

  • Private party facilities

    For private event inquiries, please call the restaurant directly at 401-848-5257 or email us at mammaluisarest@gmail.com

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