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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
+1 520-790-4702
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“homemade pasta” (20 reviews)
“linguine” (20 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711-6622
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here recently. Salad bar mostly from a bag. The Italian wedding soup tasted like it came from a can. I ordered the homemade linguine with meat sauce. I'm pretty sure the pasta was cooked without the use of salt. So it was flavorless....More

Thank ograps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were from out of town and had a gift certificate to this restaurant. From the outside, it looks like it's been there a while and had a vintage feel to it. Inside, there were mixed reviews from our group, but I thought it was...More

1  Thank Jon H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the first places i regularly dined at since i got stationed at the base here because my coworkers kept coming here. I hear it's an old classic so the decor and health of the building is always slightly lacking. The staff is friendly,...More

Thank Kovia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here for over 29 years. Love the food. Tonight the server was a little slow and that was frustrating. But if you go Get the homemade linguini Joe's Style! It is my personal favorite served with 2 meatballs and the soup and...More

Thank Jerkpugslie
Reviewed 9 May 2018

I can see why Mama Louisa's has been in business for so long. The food is excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere of the restaurant is like being in the old time restaurants in Little Italy in NY, Chicago, NJ or Philly. Had...More

Thank VJC1958
Reviewed 23 April 2018

As with our last review, this restaurant again provided good food and very efficient and friendly service. Spending an evening here is always a very good experience.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great Italian Food. Quite a selection of Italian dishes on the menu. Server was very good. Food was served hot and prompt. The fresh baked bread kept coming. A little cramped as far as seating. I would return here for a very good overall experience.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We found this place on a restaurant site when visiting Tucson and looking for something near our hotel. Came in later on a Tuesday night and the place was still pretty busy. They have a huge salad bar that you can add to any meal...More

Thank kirbchr
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We've been going to Mama Louisa's forever, the Joe's Special truly is special. We went there a couple weeks ago after not dining there in several months. It cost over $50 for three people. No drinks or appetizers, just pasta. I mentioned to our waitress,...More

Thank azdesertgal
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a late lunch around 3:30 pm. The special of the day was Porchetta, a crispy pork with vegetables on a puréed cauliflower base. It was delicious. The wedding soup was tasty as were the breadsticks, and salad bar. Our server,...More

Thank Nancy B
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Thesaguaro | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Southern.
Lynn A
26 February 2016|
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Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes, we absolutely still have Chicken Tuscany on the menu. Hope to see you soon.
Elinor B
29 December 2015|
Response from Suzy2041 | Property representative |
Yes we do. Also our dressing are now all house made.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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