Mamma Luisa's is a fantastic local Italian restaurant on historic Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island. Our stop here for dinner was the perfect choice for a romantic night out. I recommend Mamma Luisa for date nights, celebrations, and other special events.
The menu at Mamma Luisa includes appetizers, pasta dishes, and main courses. Conveniently, a separate vegetarian menu is available and there are many great choices to choose amongst.
The food at Mamma Luisa was wonderful. I was so excited to find Butternut Squash Ravioli on the menu as it is one of my favorite dishes and very hard to find! It did not disappoint! I can't wait to try a similar recipe myself at home.
Mike ordered a specialty pasta dish, which consisted of pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, mushroom, black olives, and some crushed red pepper to add a little spice. We both tried each others dishes and decided they were both equally fantastic! Prices are reasonable for the quality of the home-cooked entrees.
This restaurant is great for vegetarians as they offer a separate menu with many quality options. A few enticing options include Ravioli alle Fave (Ricotta and basil filled ravioli, fava beans and flavorful vegetarian tomato sauce rich in garlic) and Bombette Pomodoro e Arugola (Homemade ricotta and spinach gnocchi with our family’s marinara sauce and arugola).
Service was friendly and professional. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and quick to offer suggestions. Service definitely makes a huge difference in your restaurant experience!
The atmosphere inside is perfect with a casual, comfortable, dining at home feeling. The decor is serene with a garden-like elegance. This is a small, quiet, restaurant which is perfect for dates and special occasions. I prefer to dine at the cozier, more personal Italian restaurants.
I would highly recommend visiting Mamma Luisa Italian Ristorante. You will be treated with impeccable service while enjoying an authentic, homecooked meal in a cozy dining room.