Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant
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
Great food. Nice atmosphere.
Excellent food and service! It was just too hot. AC was not on but door was open. Made an otherwise lovely evening very uncomfortable.
Such a quaint place and legit authentic food!
The food was amazing and the service was even better ,
Lovely dinner, great food and really friendly service.
We'll be back!!!
I love this place and the food. It’s the most delicious Italian food I have ever had.
Food was amazing and it was like eating in a small house…terrific
Almost there in terms of authentic Italian food. Pasta carbonara had large pieces of bacon instead of pancetta.
A bottle of Barolo was so so for the price.
Absolutely adore Mamma Luisa’s food, service and atmosphere. We try to go regularly and always recommend it to friends and family. Love seeing the familiar faces of their staff and particularly love Hyechong!
We loved our experience at Mama Luisa’s. The small rooms and old-world decor reminded us of our favorite Italian restaurant in the town where we raised our children. Thank you for making our evening with our family so enjoyable!
The most delicious Italian food I have had in Newport!
Service was amazing!!!! The Veal was really not that good, and over priced!
Authentic Italian, home made feeling, delicious!!!!
Great food and service
Just Wonderful. The service was amazing and the food outstanding. They were able to squeeze us in for a last min reservation and although our table was committed for another seating after ours, we did not feel the least bit rushed! We Will be returning.
Nice dining experience. Food served nice and hot. Menu was varied, although the house made pasta was excellent. Nice for a romantic dinner.
Great restaurant, delicious food and great atmosphere. I Highly recommend it
We arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservations. Prior to arriving we had called to see if they could take us earlier and the gentleman said come about 15 minutes early and he would try. Upon our arrival, the gentleman basically barked at us and said we had a reservation for 8:15. Not a good way to greet the guest. A more appropriate greeting would have been, “Hello, I was hoping to fit you in earlier, but unfortunately tables haven’t cleared enough to allow you to be seated”. We could have certainly understood that. We had the Bolognese and the egg noodles with garlic and basil, shrimp and scallops. The noodles were basically buttered and the shrimp was tough. The scallops were tender and done correct. The waiter Robert was wonderful and attentive, he was a positive light to our meal. Sad that this review is not what I expected to write, but given the struggles restaurants are facing, it is imperative to be the best you can be these days!
Great food, one of our favorites in Newport! Great wine selection, and overall a great place for Italian! They book up quick, so try to make reservations early if you can, especially if you are looking at Fri/Sat dinner.
This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the US. The owner is from Bologna, and the food is completely authentic to that region. The italian wine selection is also excellent at many different price points. The great food combined with an elegant and quiet ambiance, makes meals at Mamma Luisa's a pleasure every time. The dessert selection is also excellent.
The food was incredible. Such a cute family atmosphere. Loved it and our waiter Robert was wonderful!
It was AMAZING if you have not gone go!! Nonna approved!!
Post-pandemic, this was our first time back to Mama Luisa’s in over a year. The food was as delicious as we remembered and we can’t wait to dine here again soon.
Absolutely fantastic experience! The ambiance in this cute house is warm, inviting, and unique. Definitely different that the restaurants at the wharf or upper Thames.
The menu had a lot of variety including fantastic vegetarian dishes. The food was fresh and flavorful with good portions (not crazy huge). The service was friendly and fun. There are a few parking spots in the small gravel lot behind the house and street parking. We are going back in two days!
Very nice atmosphere, excellent Italian food. Will definitley go back. Great service.
Enjoyed a late dinner at this Italian spot. Loved the vibe of the restaurant (cool old house!) and the staff was excellent. Food was good, not the best Italian I’ve had, but the atmosphere and staff made up for what the food was lacking. Enjoyed our night and also the walk back up to our hotel, we got to see different parts of amazing Newport.
We had a great dinner every ones food was delicious. The service was outstanding Robert was our server and he was very attentive. We love this restaurant and recommend it to every one we know.
Spectacular! It's like dining in the cozy home of your Italian grandma!
I was vacationing in Newport and had not been aware of Mama Luisa. We were all in the mood for Italian and did a drive-by. I will admit to having the misconception that it would be subpar because it was being run out of what looked to be someone’s private home Boy, were we in for a fabulous surprise! Not only was this the most charming setting, the wait staff was super attentive and the food was absolutely fabulous!!! As a picky Sicilian New Jersey gal, I can’t give it enough kudos!!! I make regular trips to Newport and visiting this wonderful restaurant will be top priority every year!!!
Quaint, charming & simply delicious!
Wine list extensive, food made fresh daily in house, service on point & very friendly & knowledgeable about food/wine. We will definitely be coming back on a routine basis!
Super friendly staff, very cute environment!
As usual we had another amazing meal at Mamma Luisa's. Food is always consistently fabulous and Hyechong is our favorite server! It is always great to see a familiar face each time!
Food is delicious. Great service, great value. Love coming here...
The food and service were amazing. Love the fact that they gave us the option of smaller portions for less money. More restaurants should do that! We had the bolognese, the sweet potato ravioli, the cheese ravioli and the carbonara. They were all amazing with the sweet potato ravioli probably being an A- versus the others being A+.
Went to Newport for the weekend.....was looking for an Italian restaurant and selected Mamma Luisa from the reviews we read. Good choice as everything was excellent. Definitely would return!
We had a reservation for 530 on open table it said we’d have 90 minutes we were rushed from the moment we sat down until we left. The food was delicious but our server was rude and we were rushed which made the experience less than desirable and for that reason I’d never go back so many other Italian restaurants to try. We were listening to the guy answering the phone he couldn’t have been ruder I don’t know how they survive.
We had a wonderful dinner. The food was amazing. I gave 4 stars because we felt very rushed. I was going to get a coffee and the woman just brought our check.
Food & service was outstanding !!!
Authentic Italian at its finest. Quaint and intimate atmosphere. Looking forward to returning in the near future.
Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 848-5257.
Mamma Luisa Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.