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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

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2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622 (29th Street)
+1 520-790-4702
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went to Mama Louisa's for dinner one evening last week. My hubby and I had eaten there a couple of years before, and my father in law suggested it when he came in for our wedding. My oldest son, who absolutely DETESTS pasta has now fallen in love with the authentic tastes and flavors of the handmade pastas,... More 

Thank nsumner
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal - late afternoon. The calamari appetizer was unremarkable, bu the shrimp scampi entree was outstanding - well flavored. Service was excellent.

Thank Passwest
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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202 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large portions and delicious food. I had the lasagna and it was delicious. Stuffed full of meat. The bread sticks served hot with lots of yummy garlic. Others had the chicken Parmesan and they both said it was delicious - nothing left on their plate! I would return here on another trip to Tucson.

Thank LParnell
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this little gem of an Italian restaurant while our RV was being fixed. Homemade pasta and sauce really good! I've had pasta in Italy to die for and Mama's ravioli with cheese was great! If you can't go to Italy, go to Mama Louise's.

Thank joyceannman
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166 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here for dinner while in Tucson. The food was very good, but while it came with bread, the salad was extra. Somehow restaurants seem to think noise is a part of the experience. We could do without it. In our group of 4, we had shrimp in garlic and oil, spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli and Fettuccine Alfredo. All were... More 

Thank comfortnurse
Phoenix, Arizona
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Joe's special is unforgettable! The marinara sauce & the cheese is something special. Who would've guessed that the best marinara sauce we've ever had is in Tucson! The people are friendly. Cozy Ma and Pa restaurant with charming decor.

Thank Salina S
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It was nice to go to a neighborhood restaurant with decent food. Chicken parmigiana tasty with "Joes special sauce" on house made linguini for me and John had Joes special with chicken. A nice glass of wine completed dinner

Thank 1228dw
Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My wife and I finally made it to this Tucson icon. Being in business since 1956 says a lot considering the restaurant turnover here. For appetizers, I had the Calamari and my wife had the salad bar. The Calamari was excellent -- deep fried and virtually no greasy oil in the bottom of the serving bowl. And it was large... More 

Thank Thesaguaro
Greeley, Colorado
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157 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Mama Louisa's has been in Tucson since '56 and three generations. We had spaghetti, ravioli and tortilini. The food had lots of taste and came to the table HOT ! Decor is casual. Service was both friendly and efficient. I was not a fan of their bread - kind on uninspired white bread tubes with perhaps a garlic butter wash.

Thank John G
Boise, Idaho
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209 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We used Mama Louisa's to cater a large party recently. Owner Michael and his mother Suzy were great to deal with. They offered good recommendations, allowed us to come for a tasting and were very helpful throughout the process. On the day of the event, Michael arrived right on time with the food, set it up and stayed to make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
    (29th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-790-4702
Mama Louisa's Italian restaurant has been a fixture on the Tucson dining scene since 1956. We serve fresh pasta and house made sauces using the freshest ingredients. Monday through Saturday from 11 AM till 2 PM we offer our famous all you can eat pasta, soup, and salad bar. Enjoy various types of pasta, a wide variety of sauces, and a large salad bar filled with fresh toppings. Our menu offers a wide range of Italian favorites from lasagna, manicotti, fettuccini alfredo, veal parmesan, pizza's and of course our signature pasta dish Joe's Special. Enjoy our updated bar area with TV's, local and craft beer on draft, creative cocktails, and a diverse and affordable wine list.

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Goldens Bridge, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?