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Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant, Newport, RI

Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
312 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 8 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

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What 312 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Italian

  • Rhode Island

    Best Food

  • Rhode Island

    Neighborhood gem

  • Rhode Island

    Italian

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  1. R

    Rltorlynn

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always excellent! We have been missing Mamma Luisa and our server, Hyechong much to long.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    birthday ..,,and introducing ML to friends
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food
  4. KG

    KristinaG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun, quaint and homey place. The food was perfect. Excellent wine list, you can even order half a bottle of some of the wines. Service was excellent, the waiter was friendly, attentive without being pushy. The carbonara was to die for. I would go back just for that! Prices were very reasonable. Three of us went out, split a bottle of wine, three entrees and three desserts, bill was around $140.
  5. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restraunt was very cute on the inside. It feel like you are inside of an old Italain mothers house. The food was excellent.
  6. G

    Georgetown01

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The waiter kind of wrote us off when we didn't order apps or second plates. Food was ok. I feel like it used to be better.
  7. n

    nick

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a cozy restaurant with truly authentic Italian food, skillfully prepared. Wait staff efficient and pleasant. Impressive wine list. In sum, a really, really great place for an Italian meal, properly prepared and served.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, nice wine selection, attentive waitperson
  9. WD

    WestinD

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Love the ambiance and the small Italian kitchen feel. I’ll definitely be back for a great chicken parmigiana! I think it was slightly overpriced, but I believe that is just due to the location of it being in Newport.
  10. A

    Amin

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall very positive. Was there to bring in the new year.
  11. BB

    BillB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cuisine was excellent, albeit with very small servings. Wait service was excellent, as well.
  12. J

    arielJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! Amazing food and amazing service every time.
  13. J

    Jack

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food and very attentive service. Worth every penny!
  14. IE

    ImadE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food are amazing. Make a reservation in advance, they get booked quick!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice, good food atmosphere and service. Can not wait to go again!
  16. S

    Sherri

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Mama Luisa’s many times and have never had a bad meal or a bad service!! Our Christmas Eve dinner was amazing and the service was excellent!!
  17. c

    cherieee

    New England

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the Insalata Esotica for the first course, it was wonderful, fresh greens dates, walnuts, goat cheese and grapes. We also had the special with squid pasta and lobster, it was delicious and the Tagliatelle al Pesce a wonderful dish with fresh seafood. Service was good and the prices reasonable.
  18. DA

    DannyA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Looking forward to my next visit.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST SPOT IN RI FOR AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD/ATMOSPHERE
  20. r

    rv0555

    New England

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All we can say is wow!! Outstanding service. Food that is to die for. Competitive prices. My wife and I split the salad special which was very good. Size was adequate for two. She had the eggplant parm over spaghetti which she loved. I had the pasta special that had sausage, peppers and caramelized onions in a light cream sauce. It honestly was the best Italian dish that I ever had. We can’t wait to return.
  21. WP

    WilliamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to special place. By far the best authentic Italian cuisine anywhere in Newport County
  22. B

    Bones

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were great and our server Robert was very attentive
  23. d

    drpkot

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food, great service
  24. VL

    VictoriaL

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great but our table was next to the bathroom which was weird.
  25. j

    jamesb

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service and the owner is always on site. The food is seasoned perfectly and literally comes from the grill or stove to your table. Sounds simple but a lot of restaurants don’t get the food out while it’s hot.. That is the advantage of a smaller establishment. Make a reservation. You won’t regret it!
  26. SZ

    SuZQ

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was super. Even the wine recommended had a great aroma as it was being placed in front of us.
  27. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, always welcoming, always perfect! Wonderful wine list and a huge menu and no problem with special requests. One of our fave spots. Best wait staff on the planet!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a diamond. Small, intimate, cozy, family owned for 30 years, authentic and delicious food! Highly recommend!
  29. DG

    DoreneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants…. You feel like you are in Italy! Food and service outstanding….
  30. ML

    MaryLouS

    New England

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mamma Luisa's is the perfect restaurant for its menu selection, food preparation and service. It is one of your favorite in Newport.
  31. M

    Mainer

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and great food. Loved our dinner and experience at Momma’s. Thanks!
  32. d

    dwygrl

    Charleston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very enjoyable evening. Cute place in an old house. We were seated promptly and our service was very good. There were 4 of us and we all thought our meals were excellent.
  33. F

    Fred

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    At home feel nicely done
  34. t

    tonyl

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommended
  35. CP

    ConnieP

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the restaurant is always a delight, a special experience in an old world setting. The staff is professional and the food is always delicious. A favorite of ours for 15 years
  36. J

    Jill

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and what a wonderful surprise! Great, old world ambience, great food and service. We'll be back!
  37. BE

    BruceE

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, especially the server, was very cordial and efficient. The main courses were outstanding. Save room for the tiramisu which was light and very tasty.
  38. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This resturant is fantastic. We all loved our dinners. The owner was kind and welcoming. I highly recommend this place.
  39. R

    Renaldo

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem. Our guests had suggested it, even after having not been there for quite some time. They were pleasantly surprised to find the same quality service, food and wine selection. We will be back!
  40. SE

    SamarE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. We felt we were eating a home made Italian meal made by someone's mom!

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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 312 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 8 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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