Mamma Luisa Ristorante in Newport, RI

Mamma Luisa Ristorante Italiano is a great choice for romantic fine dining in the Newport, Rhode Island area. The interior is decorated with a classy, home-style Italian elegance. The menu includes a variety of traditional Italian dishes, including vegetarian options, which was a big plus for me.

Dining room at Mamma Luisa Ristorante in Newport, RI

Fantastic Vegetarian Choices

The Ravioli di Zucca, which is a Butternut Squash Ravioli, with roasted peppers, sage, and pine nuts, in a creamy sauce was the best I have ever had! I should have ordered another plate to take home with me!

Butternut Squash Ravlioli at Mamma Luisa Ristorante in Newport, RI

The Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino, which Mike ordered, consisted of delicious pasta simmered with olive oil, garlic, crushed red peppers, mushroom, and olives.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino at Mamma Luisa Ristorante in Newport, RI

Both entrees were reasonably priced at $16.75 and $14.95. Smaller sizes are available for a $3.50 discount, however, I would stick with the regular size as the portions are filling but not enormous. Update: As of 2022, prices are now $25 and $22 for each dish.

What sets Mamma Luisa apart is their wonderful vegetarian menu. They offer soup, several salads, and a number of entrees and sides to choose amongst. In addition to the wonderful Butternut Squash ravioli, other specialities include:

Bombette Pomodoro e Arugola (Homemade ricotta and spinach gnocchi with marinara sauce)

Spezzatino Vegetariano con Patate (Seitan stew w/ onions, bell peppers, peas, tomatoes with rosemary potatoes).

Garganelli al Ragu’ Vegetariano (Short rolled egg pasta with vegetarian Ragu Bolognese sauce)

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Mamma Luisa Dinner Menu

Mamma Luisa is a fantastic choice for Italian dining on historic Thames Street in Newport. Thames Street is conveniently located near Newport Harbor, for easy access before or after your dinner.

Address: 673 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840
Hours: 5:00pm – 9:00pm (Sun, Mon, Thurs 10 on Friday & Saturday) , open everyday except Tuesday & Wednesday

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