Best Italian Food in Tucson

Home Cooking the Italian Way - Since 1956

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Veal Parmigiana Style

With pasta, Joe's style

Antipasto

Provolone, salami, prosciutto, tomato, egg, onion, marinated olives, pickled vegetables, roasted red peppers

Reuben Sandwich

Corned beef, pepperoncini sauerkraut, mozzarella, provolone, 1000 Island, marble rye

Meatballs Pasta

Pasta with meatballs

Fettuccine Alfredo Alla Romano

House-made fettuccini, Parmesan, garlic cream sauce peas, prosciutto

Linguini and Clams

House-made linguini, clams, white wine, garlic, herbs

Calabrian Gnocchi

Gnocchi, calabrian chili bacon jam, brussles, ricotta dollops, nut brittle and mushrooms

Fresh Pasta Made Daily

Fresh Pasta Made Daily
Every day we make over 150 pounds of fresh pasta - Come taste the difference!

Experienced Chefs and Staff Members

Experienced Chefs and Staff Members
Mama Louisa's believes there is only one way to make great Italian meals, and that's the right way. Tradition and quality lie at the center of all we do, and we look forward to hearing from you to fulfill all your catering and event planning needs. The experienced chefs and staff members and our restaurant will make sure your take-out orders are ready as soon as possible or join us any time for a dine-in experience you won't soon forget.

Extensive Wine List and Full Bar

Extensive Wine List and Full Bar
Visit our dining room to sample our exceptional wine list and enjoy a cocktail from our bar!

We Cater!

We Cater!
Having a party? Want to impress your guests with food from one of the best restaurants in Tucson? We do everything for you – all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the food!
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What our customers are saying

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Prepare to have your taste buds blown away at this restaurant, where every bite is an adventure in flavor. From the moment you step inside, you're greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for an extraordinary culinary experience.

Keith W.

Keith W.

Delicious food and great service! We had 13 in our group and the waitress was very attentive to us. The food all came out at a reasonable time and all together so everyone was able to eat together at the same time. Great place for big groups.

Sarah G.

Sarah G.

Excellent! Everything was delicious! Best Bruschetta I've had. The cannoli just melts in your mouth. My fiance had the combo with eggplant parm, lasagna, and cheese tortellini. I had the clams and linguine! The flavors were such a delight. We will definitely be going back!

TJ L.

TJ L.

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Our Chef

Our Chef
A Tucson native who literally grew up in this kitchen, Chef Michael Elefante is going back to his roots and rejoining his family-owned restaurant, where for as far back as he can remember he was helping both his grandfather and father make pasta, pizza and sauce. In 2010, in order to gain more experience in the culinary world, Chef Elefante joined the culinary team at The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain. He moved up numerous ranks and through many kitchens and most recently held the position of Chef de Partie at Cayton’s Burger Bistro. Chef Elefante is looking forward to modernizing the old world traditions and cuisine of Mama Louisa’s. When not in the kitchen, he can be found watching Food Network and spending time with his wife, daughter, and son. You can watch Chef Michael Elefante on Guys Grocery Games, Nothing But Noodles Episode Season 24 Episode 9.

We Have Been Crafting Food Since 1956

We Have Been Crafting Food Since 1956
Enjoy mouth-watering, made from scratch Italian food from Mama Louisa's. Since 1956, our chefs have been carefully crafting outstanding dishes that speak to the heart of what Italian cooking is really all about. Delicious in-house pastas, authentic sauces, and all your favorite appetizers are ready and waiting for you at Mama Louisa's! Check out one of the best restaurants in Tucson!

Welcome

Welcome
We are proudly open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed every year for New Year's Day, Super Bowl Sunday, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

We Are Proud Members of:

National Restaurant Association Arizona Restaurant Association UNESCO City of Gastronomy Certified Restaurant Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce Tucson Originals Gastronomic Union of Tucson

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Sunday

12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thursday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Opens at 11:00 AM

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